From alcohol and drugs to Human Resources software—a unique journey.

HR Software

The evolving needs of human resource management systems (HRMS) can make ultimate success feel like a moving target. As companies mature, deeper HR data will be needed, further business process integration will be called for, and software changes will become inevitable. Experienced HRMS community members have discovered processes that have proven to be effective and successful; learning lessons, reducing risk, and creating best practices along the way. This HR system channel was designed to gather and advance the collective knowledge and those solutions that have truly worked.

A look at leading HR software vendors ...

Workday is a clear leader in HRMS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). With its growing revenue base, coveted technology, and global reach, this young company is poised to become a top HR software competitor. In this Workday HRMS review we examine strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, and whether this industry leader is a fit for your organization.

The Kronos Workforce Central Suite is a combination HRMS and Talent Management offering that is increasing in popularity and global adoption for the Time & Attendance giant Kronos. In this Workforce Central Suite HRMS review, we examine the viability, capability, and technology of this HR system to see if the suite hits the sweet spot for your organization.

The underlying change of the new HR software industry leaders is the cloud, or more specifically using Software as a Service delivery to lower costs, accelerate deployment and offer more HR and business agility.

With the growing popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), it would seem a decision to implement on-demand HR solutions would be straightforward. However, our Special Report finds that there are both positives and negatives to HR SaaS; and determining whether this solution is right for your organization is anything but simple. With insights drawn from countless researchers at Deloitte, Gartner, Forrester, Constellation Research, Grant Thornton, and more, this paper analyzes the risks and rewards of opting for the Software-as-a-Service HR delivery model, and draws a conclusion that may surprise you.

Similarly, HR software solutions are rapidly changing thanks to innovation, competition, and customers seeking an "all-in-one" and fully integrated offering. These factors altered the HR software vendor landscape and led to a host of merger and acquisition activity. These are the Top 3 M&A headlines from 2011 and what they mean for the market.