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Kronos Workforce Ready logo
 
Kronos workforce management solution meets the time & attendance, scheduling and payroll requirements for small to midsize businesses. The software is cloud based and manages these applications & more from an integrated platform.
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Kronos workforce management solution meets the time & attendance, scheduling and payroll requirements for small to midsize businesses. The software is cloud based and manages these applications & more from an integrated platform.
 
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We recommend ClearCompany HRM for organizations with 100 to 5,000 employees in a variety of different industries. This solution is a good fit for companies that want to improve recruitment, onboarding and new talent management.
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We recommend ClearCompany HRM for organizations with 100 to 5,000 employees in a variety of different industries. This solution is a good fit for companies that want to improve recruitment, onboarding and new talent management.
 
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Sage offers web-based payroll solutions designed for small and midsized companies in many industries.  For companies with 10 employees and 5 departments or less, Sage Payroll Essentials is a straightforward platform can be accessed... Read More
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Sage offers web-based payroll solutions designed for small and midsized companies in many industries.  For companies with 10 employees and 5 departments or less, Sage Payroll Essentials is a straightforward platform can be accessed... Read More
 
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Ascentis HR offers web-based time & attendance and workforce management for small and mid-sized companies, and syncs these functions with its HRMS and payroll applications to deliver the utmost in the automation of HR processes.
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Ascentis HR offers web-based time & attendance and workforce management for small and mid-sized companies, and syncs these functions with its HRMS and payroll applications to deliver the utmost in the automation of HR processes.
 
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Featuring standalone employee scheduling, time and attendance, and absence management, TimeAttend can be customized for workforce management in various markets and for businesses of all sizes.
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Featuring standalone employee scheduling, time and attendance, and absence management, TimeAttend can be customized for workforce management in various markets and for businesses of all sizes.

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PayFocus is Online Payroll and HR software that gives businesses compliant tax processing, support, and the ability to manage HR tasks from one platform. The software also offers personnel tracking, on boarding, and more.  PayFocus... Read More
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PayFocus is Online Payroll and HR software that gives businesses compliant tax processing, support, and the ability to manage HR tasks from one platform. The software also offers personnel tracking, on boarding, and more.  PayFocus... Read More
 
iCIMS Talent Platform logo
 
The increasingly popular and innovative spread of applications offered by iCIMS put solid web-based tools for managing your workforce. Scalable enough to meet myriad needs of any size organization, gives a big bang for the buck.
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The increasingly popular and innovative spread of applications offered by iCIMS put solid web-based tools for managing your workforce. Scalable enough to meet myriad needs of any size organization, gives a big bang for the buck.
 
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Greenhouse is an applicant tracking system and recruiting software designed to help businesses find suitable candidates, conduct focused interviews and optimize their recruiting process. Greenhouse is an integrated platform that streamlines... Read More
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Greenhouse is an applicant tracking system and recruiting software designed to help businesses find suitable candidates, conduct focused interviews and optimize their recruiting process. Greenhouse is an integrated platform that streamlines... Read More
 
BambooHR logo
 
BambooHR is a Web-based human resources (HR) software solution that is well-suited for small to midsized businesses, and as it’s Web-based, BambooHR is accessible through the Web browser of any device with an Internet connection.
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BambooHR is a Web-based human resources (HR) software solution that is well-suited for small to midsized businesses, and as it’s Web-based, BambooHR is accessible through the Web browser of any device with an Internet connection.
 
BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite logo
 
HR leaders and business owners in the engineering, supply, and construction industries will find the web-based BirdDog Recruitment and Applicant Tracking Solution helps recruit high-quality applicants effectively and efficiently.
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HR leaders and business owners in the engineering, supply, and construction industries will find the web-based BirdDog Recruitment and Applicant Tracking Solution helps recruit high-quality applicants effectively and efficiently.

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Namely is a full talent management suite that includes applications for employee evaluation, goal and competency management and benefits administration. Namely also offers mobile apps for human resources professionals on the go.
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Namely is a full talent management suite that includes applications for employee evaluation, goal and competency management and benefits administration. Namely also offers mobile apps for human resources professionals on the go.
 
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This browser-based system uses social recruitment applications to organize and automate recruiting processes through networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. We really like the fact that The Resumator is highly customizable.
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This browser-based system uses social recruitment applications to organize and automate recruiting processes through networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. We really like the fact that The Resumator is highly customizable.
 
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Performance Pro by HR Performance Solutions is a web-based, comprehensive performance appraisal software for HR professionals. Performance Pro is entirely customizable, making it simple to keep employee focus on a company’s strategic... Read More
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Performance Pro by HR Performance Solutions is a web-based, comprehensive performance appraisal software for HR professionals. Performance Pro is entirely customizable, making it simple to keep employee focus on a company’s strategic... Read More
 
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Cornerstone Growth Edition helps simplify performance reviews by offering a mobile-friendly, configurable interface that can be up and running in just a few hours. Growth Edition automates performance reviews and encourages review... Read More
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Cornerstone Growth Edition helps simplify performance reviews by offering a mobile-friendly, configurable interface that can be up and running in just a few hours. Growth Edition automates performance reviews and encourages review... Read More
 
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stratustime is a cloud-based software solution that enables users to track employee time and attendance and also offers payroll integration. Employees can clock in and out, request time off and view their schedule and PTO accruals... Read More
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stratustime is a cloud-based software solution that enables users to track employee time and attendance and also offers payroll integration. Employees can clock in and out, request time off and view their schedule and PTO accruals... Read More

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Patriot Payroll from Patriot Software is an integrated human resource (HR) and payroll management solution that helps to streamline the different processes associated with managing payroll payments and tax submissions. The solution... Read More
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Patriot Payroll from Patriot Software is an integrated human resource (HR) and payroll management solution that helps to streamline the different processes associated with managing payroll payments and tax submissions. The solution... Read More
 
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Threads culture is an HR software that helps managers hire new employees and give performance review to existing employees as per companies’ culture policy. The software helps recruiters in hiring employees with ideals and principles... Read More
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Threads culture is an HR software that helps managers hire new employees and give performance review to existing employees as per companies’ culture policy. The software helps recruiters in hiring employees with ideals and principles... Read More
 
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Jobvite uses social media, employee referrals and resume databases to find the top talent. The online system works within Outlook and Gmail calendars and has a dashboard for an overview of recruitment efforts.
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Jobvite uses social media, employee referrals and resume databases to find the top talent. The online system works within Outlook and Gmail calendars and has a dashboard for an overview of recruitment efforts.
 
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Vibe HCM offers workforce management solutions that combine onboarding, talent management and analytics functionalities. Recommended for mid to large-sized companies, Vibe HCM provides a customizable SaaS deployment model.
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Vibe HCM offers workforce management solutions that combine onboarding, talent management and analytics functionalities. Recommended for mid to large-sized companies, Vibe HCM provides a customizable SaaS deployment model.
 
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People-Trak is part of the Canopy Workforce Solutions suite. The system allows users to deploy in the cloud or on-premise; either way, users control their own data and can take it with them if they ever decide to leave. Canopy's People-Trak... Read More
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People-Trak is part of the Canopy Workforce Solutions suite. The system allows users to deploy in the cloud or on-premise; either way, users control their own data and can take it with them if they ever decide to leave. Canopy's People-Trak... Read More
 

Buyer's Guide

by Brian Westfall,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: April 26, 2017


Workforce management refers to the complex systems and processes used to schedule employees, track workforce time and attendance and manage absences. Given the complexity of scheduling, technology and volume of employees, traditional systems of punching a time card and submitting written requests can be incredibly cumbersome. HR software developers understand organizations’ needs for increased efficiency, reduction in clerical work and streamlined processes to ensure minimal chance for human error. In fact, there are well over 180 different software systems that do just that. For organizations large and small, though, finding the right tool is essential for the successful utilization of their workforce. We’ve written this buyer’s guide to help you review top workforce management systems and determine the right solution for you.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Workforce Management Software?
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Benefits and Potential Issues
Market Trends to Understand
The Vendor Landscape

What Is Workforce Management Software?

Workforce management software solutions automate the full spectrum of processes required to effectively distribute workers and track time/attendance. There are integrated suites available to streamline the process, allowing managers to spend less time filing paperwork and more time ensuring their operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Hiring activity screenshot in Workable

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There are also best-of-breed solutions designed specifically to manage the timekeeping needs for a large workforce, often easily integrated with HR management system (HRMS) and payroll systems. With a total workforce management system, the time spent managing time off requests, shift trades and absence tracking is drastically reduced. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) module now offers employees and managers even greater accessibility from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Before reviewing tools, it’s important to assess what type of buyer you are. We believe that the majority of buyers fit into one of these categories:

Integrated suite buyers. These buyers work for organizations where some of their HR processes have become outdated or disjointed. These buyers therefore require a robust suite of solutions to help manage their many complex tasks, including integrated work scheduling software, payroll applications and absence tracking. Integrated buyers may have high turnover among employees or manage numerous shifts of employees across a large organization. Integrated HR suites are the best option to help support a fluctuating workforce with ease, working seamlessly and efficiently with multiple HR applications.

Best-of-breed buyers. These buyers are looking for straightforward ways to specifically enhance their processes. The organization may already have an HR system in place but needs more efficient ways to track time and manage employees’ schedules. These buyers want solutions that help simplify their daily workload, while integrating easily with existing HR systems.

Cost-conscious buyers. These buyers are looking solutions with high functionality to manage processes while keeping costs low. Although there are affordable best-of-breed options that can be deployed on premise, SaaS-based modules may be a good choice. That’s because these Web-based solutions are often available for a monthly fee, making it easier to control spending while enjoying access to the same high level of functionality.

Benefits and Potential Issues

Whether you are looking to update your entire HR suite with an integrated system or deploy a standalone, best-of-breed system, workforce management solutions can help you streamline your operations throughout your organization. By creating more efficient ways to schedule shifts, track time and submit requests, both managers and employees alike can make better use of their working hours. Managers can grant time off, approve shift trades and track absences at the click of a button. And clock in/out functions record time for all hourly employees automatically, and managers are able to view real-time attendance reports for quick reference. Automated systems minimize the margin for error in payroll, drastically reducing the time spent making corrections and issuing new checks. When it comes to creating efficiency and managing time, an outdated, paper-based system simply cannot keep pace given the time demands and complexities of your team.

Market Trends to Understand

Software-as-a-Service. SaaS has changed the way we do HR, providing more wide-scale accessibility to solutions once only available in an on-premise deployment. And given the fact that SaaS solutions are web based, it’s easy for organizations to establish employee self-service portals to post shifts for trade, request time off and view time cards. SaaS offers the highest usability for managers and employees, helping eliminate endless paperwork for both. Although SaaS options offer best practices and allow for configuration, it’s important to note that specific customization options can be limited.

Consolidation. Larger workforce software developers have been acquiring best-of-breed solutions as a means of expanding the breadth of their integrated suites. For buyers, this means increased functionality and integration with the rest of your HR system. Buyers are able to tap into a larger resources, fully automating their processes and maximizing efficiency. On the other hand, best-of-breeds have worked hard to offer competitive alternatives to buyers who aren’t interested in implementing an entirely new system. Be sure to weigh your options carefully to ensure you find the best solution for your needs.

The Vendor Landscape

These types of buyers... Should evaluate these systems...
Best-of-breed buyer Kronos Workforce Central, TimeForce, LaborView
Integrated suite buyer Sage Abra HRMS, Epicor HCM, Omniprise
Cost-conscious buyers OpTime, adiOffice, Ascent Workzone

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