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HR Management Software

Best 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 core HR 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 core HR 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 Core HR 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 Core HR systems have 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.

Reporting

HR reporting has come to be seen as more important than ever as HR data is not 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.

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HR Management Products

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PrismHR is an HR software platform that enables Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) and Administrative Service Organizations (ASOs) to offer their clients a technology portal as part of their HR outsourcing services. Through PrismHR, PEOs and ASOs can provide clients technology to manage: ...

1 Ratings

Papaya Global aims to revolutionize payroll and workforce management with its cloud-based SaaS platform. The vendor offers complete payroll solutions, workforce management from on-boarding to benefits, end-to-end EOR service in over 100 countries, contract worker management, and immigration. Acco...

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CIPHR is a comprehensive human resources (HR) suite designed to handle the complete employee lifecycle for businesses and organizations in the U.K. It offers functionality for a variety of HR needs, including core employee tracking, payroll, benefits administration, recruiting, training administr...

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Triton HR is a payroll employee benefits and outsourcing, human resource vendors targeting services at SMB's.

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Monitae helps create engaging, fun, customizable competitions that encourage performance. Some key features include: Sales Contest Builder and Integration with CRMs.

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Recruitro is an applicant tracking solution that can be used to source candidates and manage the recruitment/hiring process in one place.

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CloudMills is a core HR software solution with built-in features such as payroll and benefits management, on-boarding, and financials.

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Talview provides mobile and video recruitment solutions which are augmented with talent engagement tools and hiring analytics. The vendor’s flagship product Automated Video Interviews helps conduct interviews without interviewers and solve issues like Poor Conversion Ratios in Face to Face interv...

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BiznusSoft's HRMS Soft is a cloud based human capital management tool that includes talent management, HR operations, organization management, compensation management, benefits management, absence management, goal management and performance management.

17 Ratings

Infor's HCM suite is the result of Infor's acquisition Lawson Software in 2011. The Lawson HCM suite is comprised of Lawson HRM (which includes HR recordkeeping, benefits, payroll, absence management, employee and manager self service), Lawson Talent Management (including performance, goals, comp...

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Platinum HRM is a web-deployed core HR software solution offered by Aptean. It includes multiple functionalities, such as compensation and benefits, attendance tracking, and recruitment management.

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Exenta HRMS is a unique platform that is designed to integrate and automate the entire workforce management process into a one-stop business information system. Exenta has twenty well-defined modules that can track, optimize and streamline every aspect of HCM. The vendor’s value proposition is t...

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Raet Youforce is a core HR management software solution with integrated features such as talent management, HR analytics, and workforce management,