HR Management Software

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HR Management Software Overview

What is HRMS and Core HR?

Human Resource (HR) Management Software, also called Core HR, include the following:

  • Benefits administration

  • Personnel tracking

  • Payroll

These systems are also referred to as back-end HR systems since they help manage key administrative HR tasks, and are essentially the employee system of record. These core tasks are distinct from strategic HR tasks like performance management, recruiting, talent management, and learning management.

HR Software and the Emergence of HCM Suites

The dividing line between various HR software categories is blurring. Many HR management software vendors are offering adjacent capabilities in order to capture the attention being given to categories that are seen as more strategic vs. administrative.

Talent management software, for example, is focused on helping companies hire, train and keep the highest quality staff. A number of HR management software vendors are adding talent management capabilities, just as some talent management vendors are adding in back-end core HR capabilities.

Ultimate Software, Oracle, ADP, and SilkRoad all offer some combination of core HR and talent management features. Few Human Capital Management Suites provide equally strong capabilities across all areas, but convergence is an important trend.

Core HR Software Features & Capabilities

The Core HR features common to most products in this category are as follows:

Core HR / HRIS

The primary function of Human resource management software is to provide a central database containing records for all employees past and present, along with contractors. The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is an employee master record which supplies this, a system of record for employee data.

HRIS contain data on the following:
  • Employee personal information
  • Employment history
  • Job profiles
  • Workflow for transfers
  • Promotions
  • Pay raises
  • Benefits information, etc.

Payroll Management

Payroll management capabilities provide for the following:
  • Calculation of employee pay and benefits
  • Managing direct deposit
  • Salary revisions
  • Payroll tracking

Leave and Attendance Management

Leave and attendance management streamlines communication between HR and employees, and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including:
  • Requisitions
  • Approvals
  • Balance calculation
  • Annual carry-forward

Employee Self-Service

Provision of an employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information. This removes a considerable administrative burden from HR staff.

Asset Management

Some human resource management software has the ability to keep a record of assets issued to employees such as:
  • laptops
  • pagers
  • cell phones, etc.
The record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.


HR reporting has come to be seen as more important than ever as HR data is now seen as strategic to the running of any business. Some vendors build their own reporting capabilities, while others partner with BI vendors to embed 3rd-party functionality.

HR Management Software Comparison

To compare different HR management systems, you will likely want to consider these facets of the software:

  1. Target Size: Many HR management systems are tailored to specific company sizes. For instance, some vendors focus on SMBs, while others tailor their HR management software to enterprises. Look for a product with proven users in your size range, as well as a demonstrated ability to scale up if you want to accommodate future growth.

  2. Core HR vs. Strategic functions: Many HR management systems have expanded to include strategic HR functions, like talent management, in addition to the core HR processes of payroll, personnel tracking, and employee recordkeeping. However, not all HR management vendors have expanded, or expanded to the same breadth, as the large HCMs. You may also not need to use, or pay for, all of the strategic HR functions if they’re not relevant to your industry or size.

  3. Reporting: Reporting is an increasingly standard aspect of many HR professionals’ lives, and it’s frequently one of the lowest-rated features across HR management systems. Feature ratings can give some indication of a product’s reporting capabilities in general. Reviews can also contextualize whether a product’s strengths or weaknesses in reporting comes from its customizability, exportability, or visualizations, so you can focus on the reporting aspects most relevant to you.

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HR Management Products

(126-150 of 174) Sorted by Most Reviews

Favour WinHR

winHR is a tool to centralise HR information in a single database which can be concurrently accessed by multiple users to record & retrieve information and perform their individual HR tasks, from Favour in Melbourne.


peopleHum, from Coviam, is an HR management platform that includes a continuous performance management system, allowing administrators to align and track goals, measure performance objectively and create a continuous feedback loop that boosts engagement through compensation and rewards.…

Access People XD

The Access Group in London offers ConQuest construction and estimating software, also designed to remove administrative workload from construction professionals.

Breathe HR

Breathe in Horsham provides that their HR software is designed to be used effectively by people with no prior experience of HR from day one, and provides ongoing training and support as part of monthly subscriptions to help customers make the most of their software.

HROne HRMS Software

HROne is a product of Uneecops Workplace Solutions, developed to help the companies detangle HR processes at their workspaces. Companies tend to do payroll and other HR functions manually, introducing error. HROne helps these startups, SMEs and Corporations that struggle to bring…


huubHR is presented as an easy-to-use and cost-effective unified Human Resource Management System(HRMS) by HUUBAP in Singapore, presenting custom templates, point of change tracking in employee records, as well as employee self-service access to records if desired.

OneSOLUTION - Smart HR & Payroll

With the help of OneSOLUTION - Smart HR & Payroll software, users can: Automate time-consuming tasks and focus on more important works and take business to the next level.Automate common processes such as payroll information, taxation computation, and automation error-free.From…


Talentiro is a performance and team management software.Merging traditional practices with modern technology and theories, the vendor states they provide a complete Human Resource software along with a rewarding engagement tool to keep teams motivated and committed towards the…

Bizneo HR

Bizneo HR

Starting Price $0

Bizneo HR is a cloud-based HR Suite made of 11 softwares to provide flexibility that covers the entire employee cycle: attraction, identification, development and engagement. All in a single talent management platform.Users can switch to the entire suite or SMBs can choose one of…

HRMantra Software

The vendor states HRMantra provides HRMS & Payroll Solution all over the world for more than 20 years, and serves 500+ Clients. Their software helps users manage hire to retire processes automatically. HRMantra is available on both on-premise and cloud models and has a fully…

CEIPAL WorkForce

CEIPAL Corp headquartered in Rochester offers CEIPAL WorkForce, an HRIS featuring integrated workforce management features (timesheet, work authorization and leave management, and business performance related workforce analytics), as well as HR Service Delivery (employee self-service…


factoHR is an HR platform suited for all sizes of organizations and all types of industries. All modules of factoHR have in-depth functionality to meets the requirements of any business. factoHR boasts users among 1000+ companies including Tata Steel BSL, DENSO, Cycle Agarbatti, BSE,…

Odoo HR

Odoo HR is an integrated, customizable app that helps HR professionals with hiring, employee management, expense management, appraisal management, and other human resource needs. Users can automate HR processes with the Odoo Suite of HR Apps. In its latest version, users can change…

Odoo Employees

Manage employees by centralizing HR information. Odoo Employees allows users to oversee all vital information for each department with a glance. Users can also restrict the visibility of more sensitive information to HR managers only, or they could make information public for all…

JustLogin HR Software

JustLogin is an Employee First Human Resource (HR) cloud platform that provides technologies for businesses to manage their people operations. JustLogin’s HR platform provides a full suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) including JustPayroll, JustLeave, JustClock, JustExpense,…


Payboy, headquartered in Singapore, offers their eponymous HR management software platform.


Talenox is a cloud-based HR software designed to manage payroll and leave, and store precious employee details from a central location, from the Singaporean company of the same name.

Truein Face Attendance

Truein Face Attendance is a cloud-based touchless attendance system. It runs on Android or iOS devices and doesn't require complicated hardware. Truein is an attendance solution for use cases like Office attendance, Contract staff attendance, Remote/roaming staff attendance in various…


Wolters Kluwer offers a3EQUIPO as a Human Resources software that allows users to manage and modernize the functions of a department, to improve productivity and allowing users to spend more time on tasks that provide greater value.


Complygate HR software is a cloud-based 'high performance work system' (HPWS) often referred as human resource management system (HRMS) or human resource management system (HRIS), designed to make it easier to manage people and HR processes. Complygate HR software aims to help users…

Workzoom by Nortek Solutions

Workzoom helps medium-sized enterprises connect and inspire their teams to do the right things at the right time while also providing learning opportunities and insight for strategic decision making. Workzoom's technology creates a tailored enterprise solution that the vendor describes…


Idenfit online human resources and workforce management software brings a holistic approach to human resources functions and it helps users to review and manage hr processes all in one place. Idenfit is cloud based HR software for SMEs as well as international companies that have…



Starting Price $0

The greytHR Platform is a suite of cloud HR solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It offers productivity tools for people management, simpler HR processes, and professional delivery of HR services. The Employee Portal for the manager and employee self-service supports…



Starting Price $0

Remote empowers companies of all sizes to employ global teams. Remote takes care of international payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Remote fully owns local legal entities in all covered countries and a proprietary network of in-country payroll providers, accountants, labor…

ADP Next Gen HCM

Next Gen HCM is ADP's HR solution that combines cloud-based technology, data-driven insights, and HCM expertise to create what is presented as a flexible platform designed to evolve as the user's company grows and expands.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is HR Management software?

HR management software is a core record of employee data to support payroll, benefits administration, and employee tracking. It commonly includes strategic HR functions, such as talent management and recruiting. Check out more information about core HR management software here.

What is Cloud HR software?

HR management software is increasingly deployed in the cloud instead of on-premise, which reduces the necessary maintenance costs and in-house IT expertise for users.

What is an HRIS?

HRIS is short for Human Resources Information System, which is a type of HR software database. These systems help HR departments enter, store, and track employee information over time. Read this article for advice on how to pick the best HRIS system for your business.

How much does HR software cost?

HR management software’s cost varies dramatically by the scope of the product, as well as the range of features in the software. Most products are priced per-employee/month or year, and can range from $10/employee/month upwards.