How Many HRIS Companies Are there?

Perform a Google search on HRIS companies or HR management software companies and you will notice over 300,000 to over 81,000,000 HR Information systems results are listed. Do a Google Search on the term HRIS and over 1,650,000 results are listed. Now try HRM software and you will find over 4.5 million results listed.

Are there really this many Human Resource software companies on the market? No, you have to think about Google, Yahoo, MSN or others searching the web to rank these “HRIS” web sites. These 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 hr 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 81 million list. Google also shows links.  So, even our web site,, might show well over 100 of those HRIS systems listings. So there are not 81 million HR 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.  At the time, I found around 75 North American based companies who list themselves as either an HRIS or HRMS vendor that actually have those products. Since then, I narrowed down that list from 75 companies to less than 60. We continue to work with these additional vendors to add their data to the site. The important thing is we offer some of the largest HRIS product vendors and some of the most tried and true solutions. We went after the vendors first with the best industry reputations. This is the reason that on our Human Resource products page we show the number of installs and the number of years in business. I am not interested in working with a brand new Human Resource 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 HR systems, they are usually lacking in functionality when they first release a new product and are slow to add additional 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 more than 15 of the Top HRIS Companies on

Obviously, you don’t have time to review 81 million sites to find the vendor who offers the HR 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 HRMS product vendors to our site. We currently list more than 15 Human Resource applications. Our list of Human Resource software products will continue to grow. If you know of any companies we should add, please let us know.

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, assited 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 an HRIS Selection Tool.

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