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The 17 Best HRIS's of 2022

February 15, 2021
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Brett Ungashick
Founder

The HRIS market is always changing with new companies coming to market and others getting acquired. As we enter 2022, these are the best HRIS systems in the market today.

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In the past year, OutSail has helped over 300 businesses buy new HRIS systems. While working with companies of all shapes and sizes, we have seen 17 HRIS systems that have stood out from the competition.

In this article, you can learn who the best HRIS vendors of 2022 are and what types of companies they work best for.

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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Modern, Up-and-Coming HRIS’s

BambooHR

Average Customer Size: 25-350 employees

Over the last decade, BambooHR has steadily grown into a market leader in the SMB and Mid-Market. They provide a modern HRIS solution that covers a wide spectrum of functionality - performance, recruiting, onboarding - 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
  • Price range: $7-11 PEPM

GoCo

Average Customer Size: 20-200 employees

Vendor Snapshot: GoCo provides sleek, easy-to-use HR tools with some surprisingly robust capabilities under-the-hood. GoCo's strengths are around onboarding, benefits admin and leave management, but they have also developed unique expertise to facilitate payroll integrations and have rolled out a workflow builder tool that allows HR teams to build automated processes from scratch.

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

Bob

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Bob is a great solution for companies that want performance, engagement and culture to be at the center of their organization. While many vendors add those tools later in their lifecycle, those features were foundational to Bob from the get-go. 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

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Gusto

Average Customer Size: 5-75 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Gusto is the modern leader in small business payroll. This space has been dominated by ADP and Paychex for years, but Gusto's modern user interface and ease-of-use have made them a popular choice for new companies. In the last few years, Gusto has adding benefits admin, time tracking and onboarding capabilities to the system to provide more value to clients

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Time & Attendance
  • Not included: ATS, Performance, Learning, Engagement
  • Price range: $6-14 PEPM

Rippling

Average Customer Size: 25-300 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Rippling is one of the fastest growing companies in the HRIS industry today, due to their emphasis on 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: $12-20 PEPM

Zenefits

Average Customer Size: 25-200 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Zenefits changed the HRIS industry in the early 2010s with their sleek, modern user interface and unique busniess model. As they've grown, the business model looks more like their peers, but they've continued to focus on building easy-to-use technology for small and medium sized businesses. They also have open APIs and integrations with many leading point solutions.

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

Namely

Average Customer Size: 50-350 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Namely was built with the employee experience in mind and designed their HRIS from the ground up to be mobile-first, employee-centric and on-par with other consumer apps that younger workforces use outside of work. Their solution covers a large portion of Core HR functionality and, where they can't offer certain functionality, they have integrations with leading 3rd parties.

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

Average Customer Size: 150-2,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: SagePeople is a scalable HRIS solution designed to be payroll-agnostic and best suited for global organizations. SagePeople is built on the Salesforce platform which makes it a very scalable, secure platform with high quality reporting. They do not offer a payroll module, but are experiencing at integrating with a variety of leading payroll providers in the US and abroad. SagePeople can be a great fit for companies that need a single source of truth for a complex global workforce

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Time & Attendance, Ben Admin, Onboarding, ATS, Performance, Engagement
  • Not included: Payroll, Learning
  • Price range: $12-17 PEPM

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

Established, Full Suite HRIS’s

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. They have taken a best-in-class approach to growing their system, as they've acquired cutting edge ATS, Performance and Engagement solutions. 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: $14-20 PEPM

Paycom

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paycom is a full suite HRIS system that can serve as a one-stop-shop for companies, covering everything from payroll, benefits and HR to recruiting, onboarding, performance and learning. The system is designed for mid-market companies and gets strong reviews for administrative ease of use and employee self-service. Paycom is unique in the mid-market due to the fact that they have not acquired or partnered with 3rd parties to build their system, making the technology more comprehensive and 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: $18-25 PEPM


iSolved

Average Customer Size: 50-350 employees

Vendor Snapshot: iSolved started off as a benefits provider and they still provide COBRA administration and leave management. However, they've spent the last five years aggressively developing an HRIS and Payroll solution that is centered around the employee experience. Their system can serve the entire employee life cycle and they're continuing to reinvest in the platform with new functionality and a more modern user interface

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $15-20 PEPM

Paylocity

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paylocity is a full suite HRIS system that can serve as a one-stop-shop for companies, covering everything from payroll, benefits and HR to recruiting, onboarding, performance and learning. 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: $14-20 PEPM

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UKG Ready (formerly Kronos)

Average Customer Size: 200-5,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Kronos is famous for their workforce management software (time collection, scheduling, workforce forecasting). They have used this expertise to build a powerful HRIS platform that is 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: $14-20 PEPM


ADP

Average Customer Size: 50-2,500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: ADP Workforce Now is a full suite HRIS system that can serve as a one-stop-shop for companies, 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: $22-32 PEPM

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UKG Pro (formerly UltiPro)

Average Customer Size: 250-10,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: UKG Pro is a full suite HRIS system that can serve as a one-stop-shop for companies, covering everything from payroll, benefits and HR to recruiting, onboarding, performance and learning. 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 Mid-Enterprise. 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: $24-32 PEPM

Ceridian

Average Customer Size: 250-10,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Ceridian Dayforce is a full suite HRIS system that can serve as a one-stop-shop for companies, covering everything from payroll, benefits and HR to recruiting, onboarding, performance and learning. Ceridian Dayforce is utilized by companies as small as 100 employees and as large as 100,000, but has developed a strong presence in the Mid-Enterprise. 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

Workday

Average Customer Size: 1,000+ employees

Vendor Snapshot: Workday is a full suite HRIS system that can serve as a one-stop-shop for companies, covering everything from payroll, benefits and HR to recruiting, onboarding, performance and learning. Workday is primarily an enterprise solution and they have become the vendor-of-choice for a large portion of the Fortune 500. The primary strength for Workday is their strong enterprise architecture which allows the system to be configured to meet any client's requirements, without sacrificing the continuity of the entire system. In addition to being a highly configurable tool, Workday also has a very approachable user interface and a number of advanced capabilities on the HR / Talent Management side.

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