Choosing the right HR management software for your company can be a very overwhelming process. It can be difficult to know where to begin researching and, let’s face it, you don’t have hours of time to kill. But the process doesn’t have to be stressful.
As a leading HR management software company for the mid-market, APS answers questions about how to choose the right HR software all the time from HR managers just like you. In this article, we have outlined three simple steps on how to choose a top HR management software:
Step 1: Look at Ease of Use
Ease of use may seem like a simple concept, but it’s crucial. On paper, an HR management solution can check all the boxes on your list, but if you literally have to be a rocket scientist to use it, you’re not going to solve any problems for your company. It’s also not enough for you to be able to easily use and HR management system. How about managers and employees in your company? Make sure it’s simple enough for them to use so you can ensure a higher adoption rate and quicker return on investment.
Step 2: Review Your Business Needs
Are you looking to manage your payroll, core HR, and time & attendance in one system? Do you need a reliable recruiting & onboarding solution? What are you doing to manage your ACA compliance and reporting? Make sure the solutions you’re vetting are able to handle all of the basic and unique needs of your business.
If you have other systems you use for to manage items like retirement and benefits, make sure the HR management options you’re eyeing provide integration capabilities. The key here is to simplify processes and tasks, not complicate them more…in other words, “treat yo’ self” (and your company too)!
Step 3: Read User Satisfaction Reviews
User satisfaction reviews are a great way to get a feel for whether a specific HR management vendor could be a potential fit without pulling the trigger too soon. Often, people look to user reviews and references for:
- Answering any lingering questions they or anyone else may have.
- Getting an honest opinion without involving the software provider.
- Easing any trust issues with a solution.
- Bolstering your solution recommendation to any other decision makers in their company.
You’ve Got This!
Before you read this article, you probably thought that choosing top HR management software would be like eating at a buffet - too many options and no idea where to start. We’re here to tell you, stick to the three simple steps we’ve outlined above and you’ll be on your way to better decision making. Don’t worry, you’ve got this!
How APS Can Help
APS’s Core HR solution was named the Best Software for 2017 based on G2 Crowd user reviews. Check out for yourself why users love APS year after year and learn how we can help your company solve its HR management problems:
- Benefits Administration
- Employee lifecycle management
- Recruiting, applicant tracking, and onboarding
Call us today at 855.511.0084 to speak to a knowledgeable sales rep or contact us.