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How to Build a Bulletproof Business Case for Your New HRIS

Building a business case at the end of a long HRIS evaluation process can be a daunting task. This article will provide a guide for how to build a strong business case and how to make the process manageable

Building a Shortlist - Best HRIS's of 2021

When building a shortlist of HRIS vendors, it's important to know which ones will meet your functional requirements and have experience with companies similar to yours

OutSail Partners with Spark Hire to Provide Video Interviewing

OutSail is now partnering with Spark Hire, a leading video interviewing software platform, to offer their service to OutSail clients

The Best Performance Management & Employee Engagement Vendors for 2020

The Performance Management & Employee Engagement market has skyrocketed in recent years. Who are the key players and what unique challenges does each try to solve?

Making the Business Case for Your Next HRIS

How to make the business case for your new HRIS: Learn what your IT, Finance and C-Suite cares about, how to speak their language and how to anticipate their objections.

The Software Buyer's Guide To Integrations

Integration is the biggest buzz word in software buying. And yet, most buyers have no idea what it means or how they work. This guide will help you understand integrations and make better buying decisions

The Pros and Cons of Your 4 Global Payroll Options

As more mid-sized companies go global, it is important to understand what solutions exist for expansion, global hiring and global payroll

5 Challenges You Will Face When Buying A New HCM System

Buying a new HCM system requires a wide range of skills and knowledge. If you are starting an HCM buying process, here are some of the key challenges you'll face and the ways that OutSail can ease those challenges:

6 Ways A Subpar HRIS Is Ruining Your Employee Experience

The right HRIS can have a strong effect on your employee's day-to-day experience and can increase retention, engagement and productivity. The wrong HR systems can do the opposite. Here's how it might look if your HRIS system isn't working for your business:

Paycom vs Paycor vs Paylocity

It can hard to differentiate between different HRIS platforms, especially when many have a similar name. This article compares three of the most popular mid-market solutions: Paycom, Paycor and Paylocity.

How To Negotiate An HRIS Agreement

Almost all HR software buyers avoid negotiating their agreements. This is a missed opportunity. Negotiations don't need to involve deception or deceit. Instead, here is an approach we recommend

Building Your HRIS Requirements

When buying a new HRIS, it is important to determine what features and functionality will be critical to the projects success. This article will speed up your requirements building process, by showing what functionality is available in the marketplace

The Best HRIS Systems for 2020... And Who They Work Best For

At the mid-way point of 2020, we've decided to do a quick recap of the most effective HRIS systems in 2019, describing which organizations benefit most from each vendor's services.

What is an HRIS?

Not sure what an HRIS is? This article covers all the basics you need to know, including: when businesses invest in an HRIS, what functionality you can expect, and how to find the right one for your needs.

How HR Software Vendors Are Responding to COVID-19

A running list of all of the promotions, discounts and resources that HR software vendors have created in the wake of the coronavirus disruptions

Staying Sane While Working From Home

Many people will be getting their first extended taste of the work from home (WFH) lifestyle these next few weeks. Here are some things I learned about staying sane while working from home:

How Much Does an HRIS Cost?

This quick guide can help you understand what pricing range you should expect form every major HRIS vendor and what features each can offer

The Most Cost-Effective HR Tech in 2019

If you're interested in new HR software but want to find the best value and most cost-effective option, partner with companies like these, who can deliver a great service at a competitive price

HR Tech Buying Trends for 2019

After assisting with over 150 HR software purchases in 2019, here are the key HR tech buying trends we learned from our clients

All-in-one HRIS Systems vs Best-in-class HRIS Systems

When buying a new HRIS system it is important to decide if you want an all-in-one HRIS system or want a best-in-class HRIS system

HR Tech Conference Recap: The Most Innovative Company Was A Background Check Company(?)... And Other Observations

Our observations of the HR Tech space after spending three days at the national HR Technology Conference

The 5 Best Software Tools for Global Companies

When companies become global, it can be important for them to find the right software tools to support their expansion. These companies are making it easier to find talent wherever it is.

The 10 Best HRIS Systems for Mid-Sized Companies

At the end of 2019, we've decided to do a quick recap of the best HRIS systems for mid-sized companies, describing which organizations benefit most from each vendor's services.

How Long Does It Take To Buy And Implement A New HRIS System

Want to better understand how long it takes to buy and implement a new HRIS? Here is a quick look at the estimated timeline and necessary steps to migrate to a new system

The 6 Best Modern ATS's.. And Who They Work Best For

An ATS is the most unique piece of HR technology. These are the six best modern options and how they differ:

5 Steps For Selecting The Best HRIS System

The buying process doesn't have to be overwhelming. These easy-to-borrow steps can help you be deliberate, thorough and efficient.

8 Questions To Ask When Buying A New HCM?

Before buying a new HCM system, learn how to ask the right questions to ensure you end up with a product that is aligned with your goals

The 8 Best Modern HRIS Systems For Small Businesses

It can be hard for HR teams to keep an eye on new technologies. Here are the 8 that OutSail finds most interesting and who they work best for!

How Smart Teams Are Finding The Right Software

“Wait a second -- Did someone just have a brilliant idea?” What early adopters are saying about OutSail.

How OutSail Is Simplifying Software Buying

Since the vendor broker model is new to the HR space, we decided to share the five most important ways that having a vendor broker can save your HR team time and money.

5 Secret Ways to Vet HR Vendors

Sharing a few tips and tricks we've learned as we've spent an entire year getting to know the HR software landscape

What are HR Teams Buying in 2019

Based on over 100 solution searches that we've managed this year, we looked at the buying trends from progressive HR teams

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