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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.

HR Management Products

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Staff Squared

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Staff Square is HR software. This HR solution provides document storage features that enable users to securely back up and store their files and documents. It also includes features for absence management, staff performance and time tracking.

PineappleHR

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PineappleHR is an enterprise grade, cloud based Human Resources and Financial software solution. Clients use the software to manage all aspects of Human Resources, Financial and Benefits administration from beginning to end.   This software provides users with many modules such as basic Applicant...

Unicorn HRO Payroll

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Unicorn HRO Payroll is an HRIS and benefits administration and payroll management software solution offered by Unicorn HRO. It is available as either software-as-a-service or on-premise deployment.

Hrizons

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Hrizons is a core HR management software solution offered by Hrizons LLC.

InFlight

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InFlight is a core HR software solution built to control Oracle's PeopleSoft.

Pilat

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Pilat is a core HR software solution built to be customized for businesses of any size.

Smart ERP Human Capital Management

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Smart ERP Human Capital Management is a core HR management software solution offered by Smart ERP.

PlanSource OneSuiteHR

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PlanSource, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, offers OneSuiteHR, a human resources management (HRM) suite.

SutiHR

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SutiHR is offered as a comprehensive human resources management suite, from Sutisoft headquartered in Los Altos, California.

Sleekr

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Sleekr is HR software that is designed for non-HR and small businesses. Sleekr enables a business owner or a team leader to onboard new hires, define goals per employee, track performance, and visualize their organizational structure. This hr software also includes pre-built job description...

Highline

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Highline is a core HR management software suite offered by highline Corporation. It includes offerings such as payroll, applicant tracking, and time and attendance management.

StarGarden

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StarGarden provides an HRMS solution, either on-premise or cloud-based, to small and mid-sized companies.

StratEx

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StratEx headquartered in Chicago offers a cloud-based HR solution.

BenefitMall HRFocus

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BenefitMall headquartered in Dallas, Texas offers HRFocus, an HRIS.

Cezanne HR

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Cezanne HR is a SaaS consisting of a core People module with optional modules for Absence Management, Performance Management, Time Tracking and Recruitment.

OrangeHRM

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OrangeHRM in New Jersey offers their eponymous free and open source HRIS / HCM for small businesses; with additional modules for purchase the platform scales to an enterprise-class Core HR platform, deployable on cloud or on premise.

Talentia HCM

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Multinational company Talentia Software headquartered in France offers Talentia HCM, an integrated but modular human capital management (HCM) and talent management suite of applications.

Kin HR

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Kin HR is a lean HRIS focused on streamlined, people-friendly onboarding and document management from Kin HR Software in Chicago.

SumTotal Core Platform (formerly elixHR)

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The SumTotal Core Platform (formerly elixHR) is a lean human resource information system (HRIS) integrable with the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite of software: SumTotal (LMS), and the SumTotal Work workforce management and payroll system. All SumTotal software is now offered and supported by...

PeopleStrong Alt

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PeopleStrong Alt is an hr solution that spans core HR and the talent lifecycle of recruitment through exit.

ONEMINT WorkforceONE

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WorkforceONE is an HCM solution from ONEMINT.

HR Partner

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HR Partner is a cloud HR software solution for small to midsized businesses. It helps companies manage employee personnel records, time off requests, and store documents and procedures. Includes self-service portal.

Simoona Social Intranet

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Simoona App is a social intranet designed to promote employee engagement. It is an HR solution made for effective communication, empowerment, acknowledgement and social networking of your company employees. Simoona includes a social media wall, a gamification system, event planning, and office...

Sentrifugo

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Sentrifugo is a free and open source HRMS from Sapplica Inc. This solution was launched in 2014. The vendor aims to help organizations streamline their HR processes and do away with manual paperwork. Additionally, the vendor says their solution can accommodate up to 5000 users. Sentrifugo is...

PrismHR

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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:...