HR Software

20 Best Saas HR Software for 2021 with Pricing

February 15, 2021
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Brett Ungashick
Founder

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

Finding the right Saas HR software provider can be challenging in our current environment.

There are so many solutions in the Saas HR market. Some software platforms are an all-in-one tools that can meet almost every HR need. While some are more best-in-class tools that can fill a narrow hole. Some are designed for small businesses. Some are designed for large enterprises.

Below you will find a comparison of the best Saas HR software providers and the categories to which they fall into. If you would like personalized recommendations, you can request a free vendor shortlist report from the OutSail team.

Full Suite HRIS + Payroll Platforms

Workday

Average Customer Size: 1,000+ employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance, Engagement and Learning

Overview: Workday is a leader in the HRIS space for a reason. They create a platform that is robust enough to make power users feel confident, informed and highly catered to. But Workday is also light enough that any frontline employee can navigate it with ease. Workday also spends a huge sum on R&D and is on the leading edge with AI and 3rd party integrations

Price: $60-90 PEPM

Ceridian

Average Customer Size: 500-5,000 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance, Engagement and Learning

Overview: Ceridian offers arguably the most powerful Core HR platform on the market. Their technology has been built on a single database and offers the most real-time data and highest accuracy in the space. They also offer a very comprehensive global payroll offering.

Price: $23-31 PEPM

UKG Pro

Average Customer Size: 350-5,000 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance, Engagement and Learning

Overview: UKG has a long track record of delivering smart automations to complex, global companies. They offer a robust, highly capable and reliable HCM platform that can scale with any organization's growth. While some platforms are strong in one area and weak in others, UKG Pro provides a balanced offering with strengths throughout the employee lifecylce

Price: $26-34 PEPM

UKG Ready

Average Customer Size: 200-2,500 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS and Performance

Overview: UKG Ready was developed by Kronos who has traditionally provided industry-leading workforce management software. UKG Ready is their comprehensive HRIS suite built on the basis of that expertise. The UKG Ready platform can be a great value and can be bought through resellers that provide a great deal of hands on knowledge during implementation and go-live

Price: $17-22 PEPM

ADP Workforce Now

Average Customer Size: 75-1,000 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance and Learning

Overview: ADP rarely needs an introduction. They are the largest payroll provider in the US, with 1 in every 6 Americans being paid by ADP. Their WorkforceNow platform offers buyers every module from hire-to-retire and ADP also provides a host of outsourced services for companies that want to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Price: $24-30 PEPM

Ascentis

Average Customer Size: 75-750 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance, Engagement and Learning

Overview: Ascentis takes a much more straightforward and service-oriented approach than many of their competitors. They offer transparent pricing and a comprehensive dedicated supported model. Ascentis offers broad end-to-end functionality and also makes every module optional for buyers.

Price: $17-22 PEPM

Paycom

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance, Engagement and Learning

Overview: Paycom is a true single database solution, which isn’t always common in the HRIS space. They offer a modern-feeling platform that can make end users comfortable on their own, while still being robust enough to support most HR needs. The platform can be implemented quickly and they have a strong product roadmap for the future of their platform.

Price: $23-30 PEPM

Paylocity

Average Customer Size: 35-350 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance, Engagement and Learning

Overview: Paylocity has a large market share in the mid-sized HRIS space thanks to a robust hire-to-retire offering, efficient implementations and competitive price. The Paylocity team has built out quite a few integrations over the years to accommodate a best-of-breed approach as well.

Price: $16-22 PEPM

Partial HRIS's

SagePeople

Average Customer Size: 100-2,500 employees

Modules Offered: HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance and Engagement

Overview: SagePeople was originally called Fairsail and was a market leading HRIS in the UK. Their platform is designed for mid-sized, global companies and Sage supports their product with a proactive, dedicated account support team. The SagePeople software is built upon the Salesforce platform, which allows every field to be customizable and makes reports easy to build.

Price: $12-16 PEPM

BambooHR

Average Customer Size: 25-500 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Onboarding, ATS, Performance and Engagement

Overview: BambooHR has been a market leader for the past decade in creating easy-to-use HR tools for small to mid-sized companies. The platform can cover a wide breadth of functionality, is offered at a competitive price, is easy to deploy and utilize and is supported by proactive account support.

Price: $8-13 PEPM

GoCo

Average Customer Size: 25-350 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin and Onboarding

Overview: GoCo is a lightweight HRIS that allows companies to either stick with their existing payroll provider or work with their embedded partner. GoCo provides a modern, easy-to-use HRIS on the front-end. Their platform is also great for employee self-service while also creating automated syncs between payroll and benefits carriers to make an admins life easier too.

Price: $7-12 PEPM

Rippling

Average Customer Size: 25-300 employees

Modules Offered: Payroll, HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS and Learning

Overview: Rippling offers some of the most advanced technology in the HRIS space, by offering a platform that can meet all of HR and IT's needs at the same time. Rippling can integrate with just about any of your existing HR tools, while drastically simplifying your employee's onboarding, payroll and ben admin experience

Price: $18-24 PEPM

Point Solutions

Lattice

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Modules Offered: Performance and Engagement

Overview: Lattice is a relatively new company, but they have quickly become a leader in the performance management and employee engagement space. They offer an engaging and easy-to-use product at an industry standard price and it has the flexibility to integrate with most any technology you use (Slack, Outlook, Teams, HRIS). Beyond helping facilitate continuous performance conversations, Lattice can also help with pulse surveys, employee recognition and career pathing.

Price: $7-13 PEPM

15Five

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Modules Offered: Performance and Engagement

Overview: 15Five is used by many leading mid-sized companies because it has a great user interface for admins and end-users. Their support staff is knowledgeable and always available. 15Five can help companies create a culture of continuous recognition and reviews

Price: $6-12 PEPM

CultureAmp

Average Customer Size: 50-1,000 employees

Modules Offered: Performance and Engagement

Overview: Culture Amp is one of the market leading employee engagement survey tools. They started with the concept of the pulse survey and have continually made their platform more robust, easier to administer and clearer to report on. For HR teams that want to get a better look at their organization, and want to share that information in intelligent ways across business units, they are a great platform

Price: $5-12 PEPM

Greenhouse

Average Customer Size: 75-1,000 employees

Modules Offered: ATS

Overview: Greenhouse is a modern leader in the ATS space, and has won over a large market share due to the quality of their product. Greenhouse is scalable, great for collaboration and offers advanced functionality around onboarding and referrals.

Price: $6-9 PEPM

Lever

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Modules Offered: ATS

Overview: Lever is a great platform for growing mid-sized companies. Lever offers an intuitive design, a straightforward implementation process, and a lot of candidate management efficiency hacks. Their biggest calling card is their candidate CRM, which is great for companies that have attractive brands or are in competitive hiring markets and need to keep candidates warm.

Price: $5-7 PEPM

JazzHR

Average Customer Size: 25-350 employees

Modules Offered: ATS

Overview: JazzHR is a really attractive option for companies buying their first ATS, or for HR teams without a dedicated TA function. They offer straightforward pricing and same day set-up, in addition to having numerous integration partners and a feature-rich platform.

Price: $2-5 PEPM

Zira

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Modules Offered: Time & Attendance

Overview: Zira is building the future of time & attendance and scheduling tools. Their intuitive mobile app is highly resonant with workforces and their scheduling engine is capable of automating even the most complex set of preferences and rules. In addition to making an easy-to-use tool, Zira prioritizes the employee experience with rewards-based incentives and an employee chat feature.

Price: $3-5 PEPM

Deputy

Average Customer Size: 50-5,000 employees

Modules Offered: Time & Attendance

Overview: Deputy is a market leader in the workforce management space. Their platform is capable of meeting most organizations’ needs across both scheduling and time tracking, which is why they are utilized by some of the world’s largest employers. Additionally, Deputy offers a strong two-way integration with leading payroll platforms.

Price: $3-5 PEPM

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Brett Ungashick
Founder
Brett is the founder of OutSail. He spent the early part of his career selling HR software before switching sides and going to work for the people buying the software.

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