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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

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Paycom vs Paycor vs Paylocity

It can be 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.

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The 10 Best HRIS Systems for Mid-Sized Companies

An overview of the best HRIS systems for mid-sized companies, describing which organizations benefit most from each vendor's services.

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20 Best Saas HR Software for 2021 with Pricing

As we head into the 2nd half of 2021, we wanted to provide a quick overview of the best Saas HR Software solutions in the marketplace today. This report covers the main categories of Saas HR software, complete with pricing and details on which solutions work for which types of companies

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ADP vs Paylocity - Pricing, Technology and Service

ADP and Paylocity are two of the leading HRIS and payroll platforms in the mid-market. Both companies are large, public companies with global footprints. Learn more about which is the right fit for your business

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The Four Types of HR and Payroll Systems

Whether you're investing in your first payroll platform, or trying to leave your current payroll vendor, it is important to know what options exist in the market and which are best for your business

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ADP vs Paycom - Pricing, Technology and Service

ADP and Paycom are two of the leading HRIS and payroll platforms in the mid-market. Both companies are large, public companies with global footprints. Learn more about which is the right fit for your business

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ADP vs UKG - Pricing, Technology, Service

UKG and ADP are two of the most famous brands in the HRIS industry. Understanding which vendor is the right fit for your business requires knowing the areas where each one shines. Learn more about the differences between ADP and UKG

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The Best HRIS Vendor for Every Sized Company

Finding the right HRIS system requires buyers consider many factors: costs, features, service, etc. However, the most important factor can often be the hardest to identify: Size Match. Learn more about which vendors work best for which sized companies

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Paylocity Reviews - Pricing, Pros/Cons, User Reviews

Paylocity is one of the most established vendors in the HRIS industry, providing an all-in-one suite of HR management tools to mid-sized companies. Learn more about Paylocity's average customer size, strengths, weaknesses, costs and integration capabilities.

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Paycom Reviews - Pricing, Pros/Cons, User Reviews

Paycom is one of the leading vendors in the HRIS industry, providing a single-database, all-in-one suite of HR management tools to mid-sized companies. Learn more about Paycom's average customer size, strengths, weaknesses, costs and integration capabilities.

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Workday vs UKG vs Ceridian vs ADP

With so many HRIS vendors in the market, it can be challenging to know which solution is right for your business. For companies with more than 300 employees, many HRIS systems are too basic and they need to evaluate up-market solutions such as Workday, UKG, Ceridian and ADP. Learn more about how these solutions compare

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3 Ways to Rule Out HRIS Vendors Without Getting on a Demo

Selecting the right finalists for your HRIS evaluations can save businesses countless hours. But what is the best way to ensure you have the right finalists selected?

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How to Select the Right Global PEO Vendor

The International PEO industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the HR tech industry. Many buyers are learning about these solutions for the first time. This is a guide to selecting the right vendor

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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!

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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

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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

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Comparing The 8 Best International PEO Vendors

The International PEO industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the HR software industry. These tools help businesses hire, manage and pay employees compliantly anywhere in the world. But since the industry is new, it can be challenging to find the right partner

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Questions to Ask When Evaluating LMS Vendors

Many buyers feel that they aren't properly prepared when they meet with software salespeople. Having the right questions to ask can make a world of difference in revealing which LMS platform is right for you.

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HRIS Requirements Builder

One of the first steps in buying a new HRIS is establishing your functional requirements. This process can be challenging for businesses that don't know what functionality to look for, however. OutSail now makes it easy with a self-service tool

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How to Integrate Your HR Software Tools

Every buyer wants to have their HR software systems more integrated, but creating an integration between systems is never easy. In this article learn how to talk about integrations, when they are useful and how they can be built

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What is an HRIS and How to Find the Right One?

HRIS stands for Human Resources Information System and is considered to be the foundational system for managing a company's people and pay. Learn what features are included in an HRIS, the benefits of an HRIS and how to find the right one.

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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.

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OutSail's Partnership with Deel

OutSail is thrilled to announce that Deel, one of the most disruptive players in the global employment sector, is now a referral partner.

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Cannabis-Friendly Payroll Software

Even in states where cannabis is legal, many cannabis-related businesses still encounter payroll and banking challenges. Finding the right cannabis-friendly payroll vendor can remove a huge burden from those businesses in terms of operational efficiency and legal compliance.

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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

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How a Data-Centric Mindset Can Improve Your HR Software

Many buyers shop from the top-down. They look at user interfaces, buttons and features, hoping the things below the surface 'just work.' A more successful framework is to build upward from the database-level. Here's how:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HRIS Comparisons with Pricing

Compare the top HRIS options side-by-side and see how much they cost, what modules they offer and what sized companies they work best for

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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

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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:

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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

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6 Benefits of an HRIS for Employees

Although an HRIS is the foundational system for businesses to manage and pay their employees, some companies are still hesitant to invest in the right system. These are the benefits companies can gain by investing in an HRIS.

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How to Select HR Software Like a Pro

Evaluating and selecting HR software can be a very high-pressure and time-consuming effort for businesses. HR software effects the entire employee population and is often a big investment. Selecting the right vendor and seeing a positive ROI is possible, as long as businesses take a very structured approach to the process.

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HRIS Buying Timeline

Buying a new HRIS is a large project for organizations. Before committing to the process, it can be helpful to have a clear idea of what steps are involved and how long the project should take.

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HR Software Trends to Watch As Economies Re-Open

Employment will be forever changed by these past 12 months, and there will be major advantages to the businesses who lean into the upsides and minimize the downsides of this new working world.

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Best Practices for Buying an HRIS

There are simple skills and processes that can help buyers be more effective when purchasing HR software. However, those processes are rarely taught in HR programs or SHRM continuous learning lessons. Here's a quick guide:

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OutSail's Partnership with Zira

OutSail is thrilled to announce that Zira, one of the most innovative products to hit the workforce management industry, is now a referral partner.

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The Best Global PEO Providers...And Who They Work Best For

The Global PEO industry is a rapidly growing segment of the HR software industry. These solutions help businesses hire, manage and pay employees compliantly anywhere in the world. But finding the right partner can be challenging since the industry is so new.

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Rippling vs BambooHR vs Namely

If you're a modern, mid-market company looking for a new HRIS, chances are that you've come across Bamboo, Rippling and Namely in your research. We're here to help you make sense of their pros and cons:

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Questions to Ask When Selecting a Global PEO Provider

As you look to hire talent internationally, a global PEO can make the hiring process painless. But finding the right provider isn't easy. Here's the questions you should ask to find the right fit

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Performance Management Software Comparisons for 2021: Lattice, 15Five, Culture Amp, Kazoo & more.

Lattice, 15Five, Kazoo, CultureAmp. The Performance Management software vertical is getting crowded. Here's a quick rundown on how these solutions differ!

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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?

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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