10 Best HRMS Softwares in 2020: For Small & Medium Enterprises

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10 Best HRMS Softwares in 2020: For Small & Medium Enterprises

The biggest asset for an organization is its employees. Achieving better business results, for an organization, is influenced by its ability to hire the top talents and manage them effectively. Irrespective of organization size, managing a workforce is an immense task that will be even harder without the right tools. In order to deal with this, companies are investing in HRMS systems to look into different aspects related to the day-to-day activities of the enterprise. An HRMS or Human Resource Management System is a comprehensive tool that aims to simplify various activities related to human resources which otherwise has to be managed manually. Here is a list of a few popular HRM Systems best suited for startups and medium enterprises.

Table of Contents
The Top 10 HRMS Softwares
  1. Bamboo HR
  2. HR One
  3. Keka
  4. ZingHR
  5. Zoho
  6. Freshteam
  7. SumHR
  8. Kredily
  9. HRMantra
  10. Beehive

Bamboo HR

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
3/5
4.5/5
5/5
2.5/5
3.5/5

Founded in 2008, BambooHR, is one of the popular HRIS in the global market. Best suited for small and medium enterprises, the company now established its presence in more than 100 countries. The subscription plan for BambooHR is on a month to month basis with no contracts. With a one-time implementation cost, the fee is chargeable based on the number of active employees in an office. The platform provides an excellent UI experience and a commendable customer support service.

bamboo-final

Platforms available on

Cloud, iOS, Android

Features

  • People Data & Analytics
  • Hiring
  • Onboarding
  • Compensation
  • Culture

Pros

  1. Excellent UI/UX
  2. Easy to navigate
  3. High adaptability rate
  4. Commendable support team

Cons

  1. No payroll
  2. Delay in response time due to time difference
  3. Expensive for startups and small businesses

HROne

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
4.5/5
3.5/5
3/5
4/5
3.8/5

With users across 18 industry verticals, HROne is one of the most popular emerging HCM in India. The HROne mobile application not alone offers employee self-service but also allows HR to perform diverse tasks on the go. HROne is a comprehensive management tool, likely for HR managers to adapt to the system gradually. Having said that the platform offers smart solutions to achieve HR goals in multiple aspects. The inbox-for-HR is an unique and innovative feature that gives HROne an edge over its competitors.

hrone

Platforms available on

Web, Windows, iOS, and Android

Features

  • Core HR
  • Payroll
  • Workforce
  • Performance
  • Attendance
  • Engagement
  • Helpdesk
  • Expenses
  • Recruitment
  • Chat

Pros

  1. A gmail-like interface that reduces learning curve for employees
  2. Creditable performance module to enhance employee productivity
  3. Provides payroll outsource service in addition
  4. Cost effective

Cons

  1. The mobile app doesn't have all the functions present in the web
  2. They offer a very limited trial period

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
4.5/5
3.5/5
4/5
4/5
3.5/5

With an employee-centric approach, Keka has built a powerful and efficient management platform that simplifies complex HR processes. The software is easy to adapt with a very decent UI experience. Established in 2016, Keka shows promise by delivering swift and patient customer support that makes it a popular choice for many small businesses. The platform offers flexible pricing plans and accepts monthly, quarterly, and yearly payments.

Keka-final

Platforms available on

Web, iOS and Android

Features

  • Process Payroll
  • Manage Talent
  • Nurture Talent
  • Acquire Talent
  • Track Productivity

Pros

  1. Commendable sales support team
  2. User friendly
  3. Easy adaptability
  4. All modules under one hood

Cons

  1. Not available on Windows and Mac for on-premise implementation
  2. Customer support uses BOT which makes it difficult for real-time interaction
  3. The mobile application is new and lacks effective functions.

ZingHR

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
5/5
3/5
3/5
3/5
2.9/5

ZingHR has proved itself to be an industry leader and arguably one of the oldest HRM solution providers suitable for startups, SME, and even a Fortune 500 company. Established in 1999, ZingHR adopts a mobile-first approach to provide HR solutions from hire-to-retire. The platform is comprehensive and transcends automation that ensures executing different HR strategies, recruitment in particular.

zinghr

Platforms available on

Web, Windows, Macintosh, iOS, and Android

Features

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Hiring & Onboarding
  • Time, Leave & Attendance
  • Travel & Expense
  • ESS, MSS & Social
  • Payroll Management
  • Talent & Performance
  • Learning Management
  • Lifecycle Events
  • E-Separation
  • Organization Structure
  • Biz Services

Pros

  1. A comprehensive HR tool
  2. Easy to use

Cons

  1. ATS absent
  2. The interface can be updated

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
3/5
3/5
2.8/5
4.5/5
3.2/5

Zoho provides a complete HRMS solution under three different product heads namely Zoho People, Zoho Recruit, and Payroll. This allows businesses to customize as per their requirements and also makes it cost-effective. These modules can be integrated with each other making it easy for HR personnel to manage different business strategies under one banner. Zoho offers various pre-configured HR resources with a simple design that makes it easy to use.

Zoho-final-1

Platforms available on

Cloud, SaaS, Web, Android, iOS

Features

  • HR Essentials
  • HRMS
  • HR Process Automation & Customization
  • HR Advanced Analytics

Pros

  1. Simple Design
  2. User friendly
  3. Economical in terms of pricing

Cons

  1. The mobile application is inefficient
  2. Best works with inhouse product integration

Freshteam

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
2/5
3/5
1.5/5
3.5/5
4/5

Launched in 2011, FreshTeam is a cloud-based HR software that is easy to use and requires minimal customization. The platform offers limited modules that enable users to integrate and automate business workflows for support. Freshteam is built primarily to aid in recruiting processes like scheduling of interviews and sending status updates. The UI/UX is decent however, customers are likely to face inconvenience with their response time and support team.

Freshteam-final

Platforms available on

Cloud, iOS, Android

Features

  • Applicant Tracking System
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Employee Information System
  • Time Off Management

Pros

  1. Best for application tracking and recruitment
  2. Easy to use
  3. Decent UI

Cons

  1. Limited modules
  2. Delay in customer support

SumHR

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
3/5
3/5
3/5
3/5
3.9/5

Founded in 2013, SumHR is a cloud-based comprehensive HR software in India that lets the startups and SMEs scrutinize and manage the daily HR chores. With easy implementation the platform allows creating and managing shifts, attendance policies, tracking every employee’s clock in/out time, etc. SumHR offers a simplified interface that facilitates high user adaptability. The Recruit module for SumHR will be launched soon, following which users will be able to manage various HR processes under one umbrella.

Sum-HR-final

Platforms available on

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Features

  • Track
  • Pay
  • Engage
  • Perform
  • Store
  • Recruit

Pros

  1. Simplified interface
  2. Easy to adapt
  3. Offers economical pricing

Cons

  1. Cannot be implemented on-premise as it is a cloud-based software
  2. Recruitment module is yet to be launched

Kredily

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
2.5/5
4/5
3/5
5/5
4/5

With a view to make HR software available to the masses, Kredily offers smart solutions to achieve HR goals and enhance performance. Established in 2017, the software is available for free making it an ideal choice for startups and small businesses with a limited employee count. The platform comes with an attractive interface and easy adaptability that helps organizations replace the old spreadsheet practices.

Kredily-final

Platforms available on

Cloud

Features

  • Greet
  • Payroll
  • Leave & Attendance
  • Employee Manager
  • Reach

Pros

  1. Free software
  2. Suitable for businesses with a limited employee count
  3. Attractive UI

Cons

  1. No recruitment module
  2. Limited features

HRMantra

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
4/5
2/5
2.5/5
4/5
2.9/5

HRMantra is a pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) software that provides a comprehensive platform to its users. Established in 1998, they are the first vendor to set up a web-based HR software from India in 2006 and successful in creating the world’s first mobile-based app for HR software in 2009. The user interface can do with an update however, the platform provides the best services to fully automate the entire HRMS processes with ready to use parameterized features.

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Platforms available on

Windows, Macintosh, SaaS, iOS, and Android

Features

  • Recruitment
  • Attendance Management
  • Leave Management
  • Payroll Software
  • Travel, Claim & Helpdesk
  • Performance
  • Learning Management
  • Project Management

Pros

  1. Employee friendly
  2. 12 modules with additional features

Cons

  1. UI is unsatisfactory
  2. Does not provide trial accounts

Beehive

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing Mobile App
4/5
2.5/5
3/5
3.5/5
2.5/5

With a total of 21 modules, Beehive is a comprehensive HR solution tool that aims to optimize various HR processes. The integration is made possible for both on-premise and on cloud, Beehive is a modern, modular platform with an easy to navigate interface. The software comes with numerous HR resources under one hood however, the UI experience could have been better.

beehive-final-1

Platforms available on

Web, Windows, iOS, and Android

Features

  • HRIS
  • Leave
  • Attendance
  • Payroll
  • Grievance
  • Recruitment
  • Expense
  • Travel
  • Performance
  • Training
  • Task
  • Exit

Pros

  1. Comes with 21 different modules to choose from.
  2. User friendly
  3. Cost-effective

Cons

  1. UI needs upgrade
  2. Does not support Mac systems for on-premise implementation

Comparison based on Pricing for different software providers

Pricing is one of the crucial factors in choosing the right software for your company. An HRMS provider may offer pre-defined plans for all users based on the modules opted or their pricings can be quote based specific to each client. It is therefore a challenge to make an exact comparison based on pricing but here is an attempt to draw a picture of the minimum monthly expenses to be incurred by companies roughly for 100 employees.

HRMS Providers Minimum monthly pricing
for 100 employees
Overall Rating
BambooHR 13000
3.8/5
HR One 17500
4/5
Keka 6999
4/5
ZingHR 20000
3.4/5
Zoho 4200
3.5/5
Freshteam 7200
2.8/5
SumHR 4900
3.3/5
Kredily 6999
4/5
HRMantra 12500
3.1/5
Beehive 7000
3/5

The price quotes are as of May 2020 and is based on certain modules opted for, precisely Employee Self Service, Attendance/Leave, Performance, Payroll and Recruitment.

This article is written by Tania Choudhury. She works as a Digital Marketer at Vantage Circle with market research being her area of interest. She likes to fill her free time with music and sports. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com