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Quick Comparison of Over 40 HR System Vendors

Name:
Access
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1991
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
1,400
Median Tenure of Employees:
2.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.1 Star Rating
Name:
ADP
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
1949
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
60,000
Median Tenure of Employees:
5.1 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.7 Star Rating
Name:
Advanced
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1983
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
1,900
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.3 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
2.9 Star Rating
Name:
Bamboo HR
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
2008
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
643
Median Tenure of Employees:
1.9 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Name:
BreatheHR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2012
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
36
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.2 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
Bright HR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2015
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.6 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
123
Median Tenure of Employees:
1.3 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.6 Star Rating
Name:
Cake HR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2012
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
11
Median Tenure of Employees:
Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
Cascade HR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1992
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
2.9 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
111
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.9 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
1.7 Star Rating
Name:
Ceridian Dayforce
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
2012
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.3 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
5,300
Median Tenure of Employees:
7.1 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.1 Star Rating
Name:
Cezanne
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2013
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
63
Median Tenure of Employees:
2.6 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.8 Star Rating
Name:
Charlie HR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2015
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.7 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
35
Median Tenure of Employees:
1.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
CIPHR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1985
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.2 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
153
Median Tenure of Employees:
3 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.8 Star Rating
Name:
Citrus HR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2014
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.6 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
23
Median Tenure of Employees:
Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
Core HR
Country HQ:
Ireland
Year Founded:
1982
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.8 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
350
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.2 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.8 Star Rating
Name:
Cornerstone
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
1999
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
2,100
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.9 Star Rating
Name:
Frontier
Country HQ:
Australia
Year Founded:
1983
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
No Ratings YetNo Ratings Yet
Number of Employees:
480
Median Tenure of Employees:
5.9 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3 Star Rating
Name:
HiBob
Country HQ:
Israel
Year Founded:
2015
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
186
Median Tenure of Employees:
1 Year
Glassdoor Rating:
3.8 Star Rating
Name:
IRIS HR Professional
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2012
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.7 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
1,500
Median Tenure of Employees:
2.9 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.6 Star Rating
Name:
Kiwi HR
Country HQ:
Germany
Year Founded:
2017
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
18
Median Tenure of Employees:
Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:
4.8 Star Rating
Name:
Kronos
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
1977
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
7,000
Median Tenure of Employees:
5.3 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.2 Star Rating
Name:
Lanteria
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
2006
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
43
Median Tenure of Employees:
5.4 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
No Ratings YetNo Ratings Yet
Name:
MHR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1984
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.9 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
800
Median Tenure of Employees:
4.3 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.2 Star Rating
Name:
Mitrefinch
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1977
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.6 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
137
Median Tenure of Employees:
2.9 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.6 Star Rating
Name:
Moorepay
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1966
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.6 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
253
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.4 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.8 Star Rating
Name:
My HR Toolkit
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2005
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
17
Median Tenure of Employees:
Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
Namely
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
2012
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
433
Median Tenure of Employees:
1.9 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.4 Star Rating
Name:
Natural HR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2010
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.3 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
26
Median Tenure of Employees:
Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
Netsuite
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
1998
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.9 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
18,000
Median Tenure of Employees:
1.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.2 Star Rating
Name:
Oracle HCM
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
1977
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.8 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
169,000
Median Tenure of Employees:
5.9 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.4 Star Rating
Name:
Orange HRM
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
2006
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.1 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
116
Median Tenure of Employees:
4.2 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.9 Star Rating
Name:
PeopleHR
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2012
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
52
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.1 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
Personio
Country HQ:
Germany
Year Founded:
2015
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
388
Median Tenure of Employees:
0.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.7 Star Rating
Name:
Sage People
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1981
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.4 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
15,000
Median Tenure of Employees:
5.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.7 Star Rating
Name:
SAP SuccessFactors
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
2001
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.7 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
2,100
Median Tenure of Employees:
4.3 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4 Star Rating
Name:
Simply Personnel
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2006
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
5
Median Tenure of Employees:
Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:
No Ratings YetNo Ratings Yet
Name:
Staff Squared
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2012
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
14
Median Tenure of Employees:
Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:
5 Star Rating
Name:
Unit4
Country HQ:
Netherlands
Year Founded:
1980
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.7 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
3,500
Median Tenure of Employees:
6 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.5 Star Rating
Name:
Workday
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
2005
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.2 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
12,500
Median Tenure of Employees:
2.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.9 Star Rating
Name:
XCD
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
2010
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.5 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
107
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.3 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.4 Star Rating
Name:
Zellis
Country HQ:
UK
Year Founded:
1963
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
3.9 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
760
Median Tenure of Employees:
1.8 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
3.6 Star Rating
Name:
Zoho People
Country HQ:
USA
Year Founded:
1996
Average Software Rating Across Platforms:
4.3 Star Rating
Number of Employees:
8,000
Median Tenure of Employees:
3.1 Years
Glassdoor Rating:
4.4 Star Rating

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The HR system selection problems we solve

 

Often, HR tech buyers don’t fully understand the dynamics of the market and who the best suppliers are for their needs. And who can blame them, the market changes quickly and new technology is being developed all the time. 

PQQs, RFIs, RFPs don’t adequately capture the subtle differences between the galaxy of solution providers, and even if they did, buyer’s don’t trust what the vendors tell them.

Sure, you can work with one of the big consultancy firms. They’re all in the pockets of the enterprise ERP systems though so, no prizes for guessing who they’ll recommend. The result, a lot of buyers waste a lot of time and money, and still end up selecting an HR system that’s not right for them.

We solve this.

 

The state of B2B buying

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Difficult

77% of B2B buyers rate their purchase experience as extremely complex or difficult – Gartner

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Lack Goals

Only half of B2B buyers have well defined business goals when researching solutions – SmartInsights

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Trust

Only 37% of B2B buyers believed their vendor was forthcoming about their product’s limitations – Trustradius

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Your HR System Questions Answered

What is an HR system?

An HR system is software used by the human resources teams in organisation to manage their people and people related processes. Think of it like a large database designed to store details, documents, records, activity, achievements and concerns about the people who work, or have worked in your organisation. From this information, HR systems can automate many tasks, improve communications. There are dozens and dozens of different HR software solutions available on the market, all with a unique range of functionality across the entire employee lifecycle.  

What is the best HR system?

The correct answer is, it depends. It depends on your specific needs, your future plans, strategy and budget.

Why use an HR system?

An HR system will enable an organisation to understand and manage their people more effectively across the entire employee lifecycle. HR software can help to ensure you have accurate, up-to-date records about your employees and store them in a secure way. HR systems can also automate routine tasks, making you more efficient,  improve communications and even protect you from legal disputes by ensuring you have robust employee records.