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How Many HRIS Companies Are there?

Perform a Google search on HRIS companies or HR Management Software companies and you will notice on the right side at the top of the screen, over 300,000 HR Information Systems vendor sites are listed. Do a Google Search on HRIS and over 2,700,000 sites are listed. Now try HRM Software and you will find almost 15 million sites listed.

Are there really this many HRIS companies on the market? No, you have to think about Google, Yahoo, MSN or others search the web to rank these “HRIS” web sites. These HRIS company listings could be based on articles or single keywords offered in the site text. Many HR solutions companies could be offering the exact same HRIS software products. There are companies on the market who sell their systems through partners or channels. One of these companies might have a thousand or more sites in your 15 million list. Google also shows links.  So, even our web site,, might show with well over 100 of those HRIS Systems listings. So there are not 15 million HRIS software companies but there are that many web sites associated with the term HRIS system.

So How Many HRIS Companies Are There?

I actually did a search before starting this site.  I found around 75 North American based companies who list as either an HRIS vendor or as an HRMS vendor that actually have those products. Since then, I narrowed down that list from 75 HRIS companies to less than 60. We continue to work with these additional HRIS and HRMS vendors on adding their data to the site. The important thing is we offer some of the largest HRIS vendors and some of the most tried and true solutions. We went after the HRIS and HRMS vendors first with the best industry reputations. This is the reason that on our HRIS software product page I show the number of installs and the number of years in business. I am not interested in working with a brand new HRIS software company until they have the installs and years in business to have worked the bugs out and show that their company will continue to be a viable option. Frankly, with most new HRIS systems, they are usually lacking in functionality when they first release a new product and are slow to add more functionality. The point of all this is that there may be 75 HRIS or HRMS software vendors located in North America but if you decided to look at those with a large number of installs and years in business, the list is more likely around 30 or less.

We List 20 of the Top HRIS Companies on

Obviously, you don’t have time to review 15 million sites to find the HRIS vendor or HRMS vendor who offers the application that provides the closest match to your needs.
We make this part of your job easier. With our web site, we have added a number of the leading HRIS vendors and HRMS vendors to our site. We currently list 20 HRIS software applications. Our list of HRIS vendor products will continue to grow. If you know of any companies we should add, please let us know.

About the Author

Clay Scroggin has worked in the Human Resource and Payroll Software Industry for more than fifteen years. During that time Clay and those who have worked for him, have sold and implemented hundreds of HR professionals with their HR software needs. In 2007 Clay began working on, 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: a HRIS and HRMS Software Selection Tool and a HR software technology forum.

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