The 10 Most Popular HR Software Products

With hundreds of human resources (HR) systems to choose from, it can be a daunting task to find one that’s right for you and your business—especially in a software market that ranges so wildly in functionality.

Reviewing the systems others use most can be a great place to start your search. To that end, we’ve ranked HR software products by overall popularity. This will allow buyers to see which are the most popular HR software solutions across a range of business models and sizes.

Here are our results, with a focus on the most popular HR software products that offer either core HR or recruiting functionality:

 
 Adoption rate    Online searches for brand   
Rank
Product
Combined Score
 
  • 1
    4.5
    5.0 
    3.5 
    1.8 
    • 18%
      Adoption rate
    • 5,400
      Online searchers for brand
    • 1,775
      Facebook followers
    • 3,427
      Twitter followers
    • 2,855
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 2
    4.2
    4.4 
    3.2 
    3.9 
    • 16%
      Adoption rate
    • 3,600
      Online searchers for brand
    • 13,714
      Facebook followers
    • 36,247
      Twitter followers
    • 31,505
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 3
    4.0
    3.8 
    4.6 
    4.9 
    • 7%
      Adoption rate
    • 49,500
      Online searchers for brand
    • 519,632
      Facebook followers
    • 367,171
      Twitter followers
    • 1,523,000
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 4
    2.9
    2.5 
    3.5 
    4.8 
    • 4%
      Adoption rate
    • 5,400
      Online searchers for brand
    • 461,659
      Facebook followers
    • 228,305
      Twitter followers
    • 2,490,386
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 5
    2.8
    2.5 
    4.7 
    1.8 
    • 4%
      Adoption rate
    • 60,500
      Online searchers for brand
    • 507
      Facebook followers
    • 4,882
      Twitter followers
    • 17,339
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 6
    2.7
    3.1 
    1.7 
    0.9 
    • 5%
      Adoption rate
    • 320
      Online searchers for brand
    • 268
      Facebook followers
    • 1,791
      Twitter followers
    • 1,791
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 7
    2.6
    2.5 
    1.9 
    4.1 
    • 4%
      Adoption rate
    • 480
      Online searchers for brand
    • 42,021
      Facebook followers
    • 20,647
      Twitter followers
    • 57,348
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 8
    2.5
    1.9 
    4.9 
    3.8 
    • 3%
      Adoption rate
    • 110,000
      Online searchers for brand
    • 7,948
      Facebook followers
    • 21,597
      Twitter followers
    • 73,491
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 9
    2.3
    1.9 
    4.0 
    2.8 
    • 3%
      Adoption rate
    • 12,100
      Online searchers for brand
    • 6,434
      Facebook followers
    • 7,327
      Twitter followers
    • 24,652
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 10
    2.1
    1.9 
    2.2 
    3.2 
    • 3%
      Adoption rate
    • 720
      Online searchers for brand
    • 41,404
      Facebook followers
    • 21,272
      Twitter followers
    • 26,422
      LinkedIn followers
     

To arrive at the rankings above, we analyzed vendors according to the following metrics:

Adoption rate: This factor reflects the number of people using the product on at least a weekly basis. We conducted an original survey of software users to gather this data. We weighted user adoption level the most in calculating overall scores for products.

Online searches for brand: This factor reflects the number of times the product name and related phrases are searched in Google per month. We weighted this factor more than social followers, but less than user adoption.

This factor reflects the number of people who’ve “liked” or “followed” the accounts of the vendor on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. We weighted this factor significantly less than the other two factors.

Below are charts showing the individual rankings for user adoption, search traffic and social media followers. By combining all these sources of information into a single score, we reveal two things:

  • Which vendors have garnered the most users
  • How much customer loyalty and overall consumer interest these vendors have inspired

Based on Number of Users: Top 10 HR Products

Based on Number of Users: Top 10 HR Products

Based on Monthly Search Volume: Top 10 HR Products

Based on Monthly Search Volume: Top 10 HR Products

 

 

By Number of Social Followers: Top 10 HR Vendors

IBM 3,180,350
Oracle 2,409,803
ADP 305,387
Sage 120,016
Workday 103,036
Zoho 89,098
Kronos 81,466
Cornerstone OnDemand 67,559
UltiPro 44,385
Halogen Software 41,352

 

If you have comments or would like to obtain access to any of the charts above, please contact brianwestfall@softwareadvice.com.

The detailed methodology for this report can be found here.

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