CompareHRIS core HRIS/HRMS feature list and HRIS Selection Tool Questions
We decided to add this article because it provides a valuable resource to those looking for an HRIS or HRMS product. The core HRIS features shown on our products page and the HRIS selection tool survey provide a comprehensive list of the capabilities available with today’s HR software solutions. From these lists, you might create an RFP or, as we recommend in our HRIS buyers guide, a spreadsheet to score the various products as you review various system vendors.
Products page Core Features List
Product Purchase Options
Our selection tool is far more detailed than the products page and we included description notes on many of the questions related to HRIS applications.
Payroll Sub Questions
Employee Self Service
Employee Self Service Sub Questions
Benefits Open Enrollment
Performance Management Sub Questions
Recruiting Sub Questions
Training Management Sub Questions
Additional HRIS/HRMS Product Options
Time Entry & Leave Accrual
Time Entry and Leave Accrual Sub Questions
Additional HRIS/HRMS System Features
Subscription Service solutions (also referred to as SaaS or PEPM) are sometimes referred to as multi-tenanted; as many companies share the system that has been configured for general use. The software and the data reside on servers in a secure facility, managed by the Vendor, where you access it from a Web browser. These solutions do not require IT support on your part. They usually require a set-up fee and you typically subscribe to this service on a month-to-month basis based on your employee population for a minimum term.
Licensed/Purchased solutions are sometimes referred to as In-House or On-Premise solutions. You pay a one-time license fee, and your IT department installs and maintains the solution on your hardware using your network. Licensed software is configured to your particular needs. There are implementation fees to set up the software. Ongoing annual support fees are a percentage of the original license cost.
Licensed/Hosted solutions are the same as Licensed/Purchased with the software being configured to your particular needs. However, the Vendor hosts your software in its secure facility and provides the back office IT support. There are still implementation and support fees. There is usually no minimum term as you own a license.
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About the Author
Clay Scroggin worked in the Human Resource and Payroll Software Industry for more than fifteen years. During that time, Clay and those who worked with him, have assisted hundreds of HR professionals with their HR software needs. In 2007, Clay began working on compareHRIS.com, a site dedicated to assisting HR professionals with their search, selection, implementation and use of HR systems. The site contains several tools to assist HR professionals with their HR software research including an HRIS Selection Tool.
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