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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ramco Global Payroll is compliant across 40+ countries covering ANZ, Asia (including China & Japan), Middle East & Africa. With integrated Core HR, Compensation Management, Time & Attendance and Expense modules, Ramco offers a unified Payroll solution that can be deployed on-cloud and...

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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...

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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.

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

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

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