We reviewed the biggest, most comprehensive suites for Human Capital Management, to find out who is the best. These cover traditional HR management, succession planning, recruitment, performance management and more. And our pick is…
Our independent review for Human Capital Management software selected Successfactors as the best option for businesses focusing on Talent Management, because of its leading functionality across-the-board, strong track record globally, and strong investment in R&D. Successfactors has excellent security and support behind the application.
I recommend Successfactors, as it has some of the most comprehensive talent management functionality, with an additional focus on business execution and enterprise social and employee profile functionality.
Our independent review for Human Capital Management suites selected Workday Human Capital Management as the best option for businesses focusing on Human Resources Administration. Workday is a modern application, with excellent usability and customer feedback. Workday has solid functionality across-the-board, strong investment in R&D and is appealing because of its simplicity and flexibility. Both security and support behind the application is excellent.
We’ve reviewed the dozens and dozens of different human capital management solutions on the market, for medium and large enterprises. This shortlist is the best-of-the-best - enterprise-grade solutions that are proven, well-maintained, and being actively developed. If these vendors don’t fit your specific niche, or are too pricey, I recommend you look at the full list of Human Capital Management vendors…
First, be sure that you really do want to look for a full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. There are many excellent solutions that don’t attempt to do everything, but focus on specific functionality - like recruitment, HR administration, or performance management. The Human Capital Management market is crowded, with many different vendors. This review focuses on full suites - those solutions that do “everything”.
I recommend that you review Human Capital Management suites in two stages. First, a feature review, focusing on the areas that are most important to you. Secondly, a review of how the software will integrate with your people, processes and technology.
I recommend looking at 3 other vendors for Human Capital Management. While these three might not compete as a comprehensive suite, they may be the best option for you based on price or the specific functionality that you need.
Ceridian Dayforce provides a good quality modern solution, with strength in workforce management.
SilkRoad Life Suite is a full Human Capital Management suite, and I believe is best suited to mid-sized organisations.
SumTotal provides very good Talent Management functionality.
See the Inspector Jones Talent management rundown for a full list of talent management vendors, and how to shortlist.
The clear leader for human capital management with talent management functionality is Successfactors. Successfactors includes great across-the-board functionality, and is very secure with good feedback from end users.
See our Recruitment rundown for a full list of recruitment functionality to look for, plus all of the recruitment vendors. My recommendation for the best three Human Capital Management suites with strong recruitment functionality are:
Successfactors is an excellent Human Capital Management suite, which includes good recruitment functionality.
Oracle Talent Cloud (Taleo) which you can expect to see better integrated with the Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management suite in the future.
SilkRoad Life Suite also includes OpenHire - their recruitment platform.
## Focus on Human Resources Administration ## See the Inspector Jones Human Resources Administration (HRMS/HRIS) rundown for full details, including the best HRMS/HRIS systems plus functionality to look for. My recommendations for the best HCM suites with a focus on HR Administration is:
Workday Human Capital Management is my recommendation for the strongest HCM suite with a focus on HR administration. Workday has a modern technology platform, class-leading security and excellent customer and user feedback.
Ultimate Software UltiPro is a great option for medium-sized companies (1,000-5,000 employees) based in North America.
Oracle Fusion goes beyond HCM, and provides approximately 200 modules spanning many enterprise applications. Fusion is Oracle’s strategic direction, and has a huge amount of investment behind it.
ADP Vantage HCM provides medium and large business HCM. ADP also have an option called Workforce Now, which is slightly simpler and more suitable for smaller businesses.
SAP ERP HCM, who also own Successfactors.