As critical as Human Resources is to your business, much of the day to day work involves repetitive tasks like updating employee information and filling out forms. A human resources information system (HRIS) can help make your HR department more efficient, allowing you to focus on long-term strategic HR work instead of basic administration
HRIS software spans a huge range of systems with modules that handle basic demographic information, payroll, recruiting, performance assessment, benefits, and more. The newest trends in HRIS software include SaaS and cloud systems, as well as a multitude of self-service features for candidates, employees, and managers.
Note that these systems go by multiple aliases. HRIS is probably the best-established term, but HRMS (human resources management system) and HCM (human capital management) are also used to refer to the same types of systems. In general use, the terms are interchangeable, although you may find some vendors who draw minor distinctions between them. Finally, the phrase "HRIS systems" is technically redundant, but like "ATM machine" is common in day-to-day usage.
Because there is so much variety and such a wide range of features to choose from, it's important to carefully consider your HR needs before you start shopping. This Buyer's Guide will help you:
- Assess your HRIS needs
- Understand which features to look for
- Determine how to choose among multiple providers
- Know how much you can expect to pay
Once you have the information, BuyerZone can connect you with leading HRIS vendors in your area — free.