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The 10 Best HRIS Systems for Growing Companies

February 15, 2021
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Brett Ungashick
Founder

When purchasing a new Human Resources Information System (HRIS), companies want to ensure that they platform they pick is not just a good fit for today, but also a good fit for the future. These are the 10 best HRIS options for scaling, growing companies

OutSail works with companies of all shapes and sizes, helping their HR leaders to find the right HRIS system.

One common feature that OutSail clients is that they are often scaling, high-growth companies. Finding the right HRIS partner is extremely important in these scenarios, since the HRIS needs to be immediately impactful while still leaving room for the company to grow into it as they continue to scale.

In this article, you can learn about the 10 best HRIS vendors for scaling, high-growth companies.

If you want more information on these vendors, you can request a free HRIS vendor report from our team. Each report is custom built to match your requirements and includes pricing, pros & cons, integration info & more

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For Early Stage Companies (10-100 employees)

1.) BambooHR

Average Customer Size: 25-350 employees

Founded in 2008, BambooHR has steadily risen to become a market leader in the SMB and Mid-Market. Bamboo offers a modern user interface and a wide breadth of modules - performance, recruiting, onboarding - all at a competitive price point. While Bamboo owns a payroll company, called Trax, many customers will use their own payroll / ben admin tools and use Bamboo for more employee-facing activities. Bamboo is also open to integrating with a variety of 3rd party HR tools

  • Modules Offered: HRIS, Payroll, Time & Attendance, ATS, Onboarding, Performance, Engagement
  • Not included: Ben Admin, Learning, Compensation
  • Price range: $9-15 PEPM

2.) Hibob

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Hibob is a great solution for modern companies that want culture at the center of their organization. Unlike most HRIS's that began as payroll vendors, Hibob started with performance, engagement and compensation at the core of their product. The emphasis on employee engagement leads to high usage from employees and better reporting for companies. Additionally, Bob is a global company and their solution is a strong fit for multi-national companies.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Performance, Engagement, Onboarding, Time & Attendance
  • Not included: Payroll, Ben Admin, ATS
  • Price range: $8-12 PEPM

Blog: How to Negotiate an HRIS Agreement

3.) Rippling

Average Customer Size: 25-300 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Rippling is the fastest growing companies in the HRIS industry today. Rippling takes a very modern approach to the market by emphasizing employee experience, integrations and people management. Rippling's integrations go beyond HR point solutions and can also work with tools like Slack, Teams, Salesforce and more. This can save IT hours of headaches, especially at companies with white collar workforces that use many business apps.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Not included: Performance, Engagement
  • Price range: $20-27 PEPM

Blog: How Long Does it Take To Buy and Implement an HRIS

For Mid-Sized Companies (101-300 employees)

4.) Paycor

Average Customer Size: 25-350 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paycor went public in 2021 symbolizing their transition from regional payroll solution, to a large national player. Paycor has acquired cutting edge ATS, Performance and Engagement platforms to help grow their system. Being able to offer advanced talent acquisition and talent management tools, is a big advantage in today's labor market. Paycor is typically a cost-effective option and has landed well in industries like the nonprofit sector where their price point and scheduling capabilities are prioritized

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $17-23 PEPM

5.) Paycom

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paycom is designed to be a one-stop-shop for mid-sized organizations, covering everything from payroll, benefits & HR to recruiting, onboarding, performance & learning. Paycom prioritizes employee self-service with the goal of having administrators do the least amount of work possible in the system. Paycom does not typically acquire or partner with 3rd parties to grow their capabilities, making the technology more integrated than peers in their space. This can lead to downstream advantages with reporting and reduction in manual re-entry

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $23-31 PEPM

6.) Paylocity

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paylocity started off as a payroll vendor and has the second most payroll clients (behind only ADP). Over time, however, they have developed a full suite HRIS system that can serve as a one-stop-shop for companies. The system is designed for mid-market companies and gets above average reviews for ease of use. Paylocity is strong in integrations and can support companies with global workforces too.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $19-24 PEPM

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For Early Enterprises (301-600 employees)

7.) UKG Ready (formerly Kronos)

Average Customer Size: 200-5,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Kronos is well-known in the market for their workforce management tools (time collection, scheduling, workforce forecasting). These capabilities have served as the foundation for their HRIS platform which makes it highly effective for companies with large hourly workforces. The Kronos platform is often competitively priced an their support teams are broken out by industry, so the support you receive can be knowledgeable to your business.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, ATS
  • Not included: Learning
  • Price range: $18-23 PEPM


8.) ADP Workforce Now

Average Customer Size: 50-2,500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: ADP Workforce Now is a full suite HRIS system that has end-to-end capabilities, covering everything from payroll, benefits and HR to recruiting, onboarding, performance and learning. Workforce Now is utilized by companies of all shapes and sizes, but their strongest audience is in the Mid-Market. ADP is known for their strengths around payroll and tax filing, and also provides expertise to support virtually any business scenario. ADP also has a unique outsourced service, called Comp Services, that allows companies to put their payroll processing and benefits management on auto-pilot.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $20-26 PEPM

Free Tool: HRIS Requirements Builder

9.) UKG Pro (formerly UltiPro)

Average Customer Size: 250-10,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: UKG Pro (formerly UltiPro) is the leading HRIS platform in the upper mid-market. UKG Pro is utilized by companies as small as 100 employees and as large as 100,000, but has developed a strong presence in the 500-5,000 employee range. UKG Pro is known for it's strengths around HR and Talent Management. While many of their peers developed payroll first and HR after, UKG has made HR their core competency from the get go, providing strengths around recruiting, engagement and employee development. UKG also has a loyal following from many of their customers due to their 'partners for life' philosophy.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $25-33 PEPM

10.) Ceridian

Average Customer Size: 250-10,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Ceridian Dayforce is an all-in-one HCM offering that can cover every need from hire-to-retire. Ceridian Dayforce is a popular choice in the upper mid-market with an average customer size around ~700 employees. Ceridian is known for it's strengths around Payroll and Workforce Management. Ceridian has long been a top competitor to ADP in the payroll space, and in 2012, they acquired Dayforce, a leading Workforce Management platform. Since then, Dayforce has become their flagship offering and is a great solution for companies with complex payroll, time & attendance, scheduling and tax needs.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $22-29 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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