The Top Global HRIS Vendors and Their Key Features

Explore the leading global HRIS vendors and their standout features in our comprehensive guide. Discover the top solutions in OutSail's marketplace .

Brett Ungashick
OutSail HRIS Advisor
July 4, 2023
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Companies are more likely to be multi-national than ever before. However, global companies are struggling to deliver HR software services to their global employees. Most companies are still using US-centric platforms that cannot support their non-US regions well.

Here's what to look for in a global HRIS and some vendors to consider:

Global Employee Experience

The ability to provide a localized experience for each employee is crucial for a global HRIS. This includes support for local currencies, languages, and holidays. A system that feels truly catered to the employee's region and location will lead to higher employee satisfaction and engagement.

Global Support

When it comes to customer support, it's important to ensure that it's available around the globe. Support centers should be located in different regions to ensure that they understand the nuances of each region. The support team should also be able to answer questions about compliance and labor laws for each region.

Global Employment

A global HRIS should be able to support multiple types of employment across every region. This includes the ability to hire contractors through the system, administer employment contracts, and pay their invoices. The system should also be able to support the hiring of full-time employees in regions where the company has entities set-up. It should also have the capability to accurately pay taxes and file paperwork. Additionally, the system should have an employer of record (EOR) or Professional Employers Organization (PEO) offering to make hires in regions where the company does not have entities set-up.

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Leading Global HRIS Vendors

Some of the top global HRIS vendors that meet these criteria include:

Hibob

Overview:

Founded in 2015, Hibob is a global HR platform headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company serves over thousands of customers in over 60 countries, with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. Hibob offers a comprehensive HRIS system that includes employee self-service, time tracking and a payroll report, but the biggest differentiator for Hibob is that they've leaned heavily into the employee experience offering functionality to support performance reviews, employee engagement and compensation reviews. See a demo of Hibob

Pricing:
  • $21-29 PEPM (per employee per month)

Rippling

Overview:

Founded in 2016, Rippling is a San Francisco-based HRIS and IT management platform. Rippling is best suited for small and medium-sized businesses. Rippling offers an all-in-one platform that includes HR, payroll, benefits, IT, and security. It also offers the ability to manage all employee data, compliance and integrations with more than 1000 apps. Rippling's built on cutting edge enterprise software principles and prioritizes integrations and no-code workflows. They launched a global HRIS & payroll initiative in 2022. See a demo of Rippling

Pricing:
  • $22-31 PEPM (per employee per month)

Darwinbox

Overview:

Founded in 2015, Darwinbox is a global HR software company based in Hyderabad, India. The company is a market leader in Asia-Pacific and is expanding into the Americas in 2023. Darwinbox is best suited for medium to large businesses. Darwinbox offers a comprehensive HRIS system that includes talent management, payroll, compliance, and employee self-service. It also offers advanced analytics and reporting capabilities too. Darwinbox has pioneered many HRIS innovations including voice bots, AI-powered analytics and a built-in integration studio.

Pricing:
  • $15-20 PEPM (per employee per month)

Workday

Overview:

Founded in 2005, Workday is a global HR and financial management software company based in California, United States. The company serves thousands of customers worldwide, and is best suited for large businesses. Much of the Fortune 500 uses Workday today. Workday offers a comprehensive HRIS system that includes talent management, payroll, compliance, and financial management. It also offers analytics and reporting capabilities.

Pricing:

SAP SuccessFactors

Overview:

Founded in 2001, SAP SuccessFactors is a global provider of cloud-based HR software, part of the German software company SAP. The company serves over thousands of customers worldwide, and is best suited for larger enterprises. SAP SuccessFactors offers a comprehensive HRIS system that includes talent management, payroll, compliance, and employee self-service. It also offers analytics and reporting capabilities. SuccessFactors is very strong in talent management and offers advanced recruiting, performance and compensation tools.

Pricing:
  • $26-38 PEPM (per employee per month)

Ceridian Dayforce

Overview:

Founded in 1992, Ceridian Dayforce is a global HR and payroll software company based in Minneapolis, United States. The company serves over thousands of customers worldwide, and is best suited for medium enterprise companies. Ceridian Dayforce offers a comprehensive HRIS system that includes talent management, payroll, compliance, and employee self-service. It also offers analytics and reporting capabilities. Ceridian Dayforce is built on a single database which allows for a very powerful, accurate and automated payroll, time & benefits engine. Ceridian rebranded to Dayforce in early 2024.

Pricing:
  • $22-30 PEPM (per employee per month)

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In conclusion, a global HRIS is a crucial tool for any business that operates in multiple countries. It should provide a localized experience for each employee, offer global support, and have the ability to support global employment. By looking for these key features and considering the top vendors in the market, your company will be well on its way to finding the perfect global HRIS system.

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Brett Ungashick
OutSail HRIS Advisor
Brett Ungashick, the friendly face behind OutSail, started his career at LinkedIn, selling HR software. This experience sparked an idea, leading him to create OutSail in 2018. Based in Denver, OutSail simplifies the HR software selection process, and Brett's hands-on approach has already helped over 1,000 companies, including SalesLoft, Hudl and DoorDash. He's a go-to guy for all things HR Tech, supporting companies in every industry and across 20+ countries. When he's not demystifying HR tech, you'll find Brett enjoying a round of golf or skiing down Colorado's slopes, always happy to chat about work or play.

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