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Current trends

The continued growth of web-based and web-enabled HR software and systems, including:

  • SaaS / Cloud HR software
  • Hosted or combined online / on-premise HR software services and systems
  • Web services, web support
  • ESS (Employee Self Service), MSS (Manager Self Service), e-recruitment, e-learning integrated within HR software
  • Web interfaces eg from time and attendance, e-expenses
  • Dashboards, improved reporting, analytics and business intelligence
  • Workflow functionality integrated within HR software
  • Automation of HR processes


Non-web HR software trends - continued growth of:

  • Increasing functionality / core features within HR software
  • Integration of HR software with Payroll software
  • Integration with other HR associated modules eg Recruiting, Time and Attendance / Workforce Management, Absence Management, Talent Management, Training / Learning, Employee Expenses
  • Scalability. HR software that was available for larger organisations, being redesigned to be suitable for smaller / medium size businesses. And HR software that was suitable for smaller businesses increasing in functionality to be suitable for larger size organisations.
  • Globalisation with HR software capable of supporting employees in multiple countries
  • Reducing HR costs by extending the use of technology eg cloud, e-learning
  • Businesses extending their existing HR software by adding new modules / functionality
  • The strategic role for the HR department, as it divests itself of routine HR administrative tasks


HR software market trends - continued growth of:

  • New HR software vendors entering the market, particularly with cloud-based solutions
  • Competition, especially in the mid-range HR software, performance and talent management sectors
  • Vendor consolidation and integration of vendor HR software solutions


For a list of the top 20 essential criterion for good HR software visit: HR Software Criteria

Or, if you are about to select new HR software and need to specify a full list of requirements, then visit the HR Software RFI/RFP Template which lists thousands of criteria.

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