HR Software

How Much Does an HRIS Cost?

February 15, 2021
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Brett Ungashick
Founder

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

[Updated on 8/26/2020]

How much does an HRIS cost? This answer can vary from $6-12 PEPM for a basic tool without payroll functionality, to as much as $20-30 PEPM for a more robust all-in-one HRIS system.

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Dozens of “software advisory” websites promise to share pricing information with you. However, most operate on a very deceiving business model.

In order to see the pricing information, you have to fill out a form. That website, then, sells your contact info to the HRIS vendors who have agreed to pay them for leads.

Unsurprisingly, the vendors you get “matched with” aren’t usually the best matches, they’re simply the ones who were willing to pay for your contact info.

While OutSail is also a free service, we operate completely differently from those sites.

We help our clients through every stage of their buying experience: requirements building, shortlisting, vendor evaluations, negotiations and more.

We’re also more transparent about how we get paid: If you sign a contract with a vendor that OutSail recommended, that vendor owes us a small fee for making the introduction.

The important things for you to know are:

  • No hidden fees. Vendors do not pass this cost along to you. Instead, it comes from their sales & marketing budget.
  • No preferred vendors. We have partnerships with over 120 HR software vendors including every major vendor in the market.
  • Satisfaction guarantee. If you're unhappy with a purchase that we recommended, we will give our introduction bonus to you to help with your next purchase.

If you are going through an HRIS buying process, it might be worth reaching out and learning more about all of the free services we can provide, but since we’re not interested in making a cheap buck by selling your contact info, we have no problem sharing real HRIS pricing information without you having to give us any details!

Modern Up & Coming HRIS’s 

BambooHR

  • Modules Offered: HRIS, Payroll, Time & Attendance, ATS, Onboarding, Performance
  • Not included: Ben Admin, Learning
  • Price range: $10-14 PEPM

GoCo

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Onboarding, Time & Attendance
  • Not included: Payroll, ATS, Performance
  • Price range: $6-11 PEPM

Bob

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Performance, Engagement, Onboarding, Time & Attendance
  • Not included: Payroll, Ben Admin, ATS
  • Price range: $9-16 PEPM

Flock

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Onboarding, Time & Attendance
  • Not included: Payroll, ATS, Performance
  • Price range: $4-9 PEPM

Gusto

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Payroll, Onboarding, PTO
  • Not included: Time & Attendance, ATS, Performance
  • Price range: $6-12 PEPM

Rippling 

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Payroll, Onboarding, PTO
  • Not included: Time & Attendance, ATS, Performance
  • Price range: $12-20 PEPM

Zenefits

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Comp
  • Not included: ATS, Learning
  • Price range: $12-20 PEPM

Namely

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance
  • Not included: ATS, Learning
  • Price range: $12-20 PEPM

Established, Full Suite HRIS’s

Paycor

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $14-20 PEPM

Paycom

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $18-25 PEPM

Paylocity

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $14-20 PEPM

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos)

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $14-20 PEPM

ADP

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $22-32 PEPM

SyncHR

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $20-28 PEPM

UKG Pro (formerly UltiPro)

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $20-28 PEPM

Ceridian

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $20-28 PEPM

Workday

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $40-60 PEPM

Disclaimer: The pricing information has been gathered via client surveys and doesn't come from the vendors themselves. These price ranges are based on an average for a mid-sized company, and the range can vary significantly based on the size of your company, the modules purchased, the time of year and more. These estimates also do not include any additional support or implementation services.

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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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