Professor Diane Garr
July 22, 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Summary of Vendor Products 3
Vendor Profiles 4,5
Comparison of Products 6
Common HRIS software features and options
Employee database – is a common feature with all HRIS software applications. They offer different options and features. The employee database will contain fields for most of the information you have in an employee file.
Payroll – Many of the HRIS software applications offer payroll as an option. The great benefit with this option is that HR and payroll data are contained in a single system.
Attendance – Attendance systems track accruals and provide automatic increases to accrual rate.
Time collection – There are a variety of ways to collect time data. The easiest is an online employee time sheet. The employee inputs the hours they worked and submits it online. Some systems the employee’s login, or clock in for the day. Another option is the actual use of time clocks, which integrate to the payroll software applications.
Training Management – Provides the ability to track basic training data. Tracks training required by job title.
Recruiting – Prospective applicants can apply positions directly on your company web site. All of this data is contained in a database that can be searched to determine who the most qualified person is.
Employee Self Service – Provides employees and/or managers with the ability to access and change data related to themselves or their employees online or through a company intranet. This data may include demographic detail or include more inclusive, time collection, training, attendance, performance management, and payroll information. When the employee makes a change, it may go through an approval process, where a manager may approve or deny the request.
Manager Self Service – This capability gives managers the ability to view data and change data if allowed.
Email Alerts – With these alerts, you are able to track a large number of important dates for your employees, which include birthdays, anniversary dates, review due dates, certification dates, training due dates.
Benefit Administration – With this data, HR departments are able to report on which employees have certain benefit options and what the costs are to employees or employer for those plans.
Position Control – HR systems track employee related data by an employee. Data related to training, pay, employee development, salary grade, job title and more are associated directly with the employee file.
Government Compliance – HR personnel typically track government compliance items, which include COBRA, OSHA, FMLA, and Affirmative Action reporting.
Report Generation – Report writer and includes a large number of standard reports you can use to track information within your HR system.
HR Premier, Vendor: eStar, Inc. www.HRPremier.com
HR Premier is a Web-Based Payroll and Workforce Management Solutions and has been in business for 8 years, they are located in Clearwater, FL.
HR Premier is a comprehensive solution for small and medium-size businesses that require web-based payroll, labor distribution, third-party payments, human resource management, and applicant tracking. HR Premier can be installed on a server, or customers can choose to use the product over the internet on a subscription basis.
The features for this product includes payroll, attendance, training, employee self-service, benefit open enrollment, applicant tracking, position control, online recruiting, email alerts, performance management and compensation, time collection, succession planning. Platform(s) offer are Windows, SQL, and Browser-Based.
iEmployee is a division of AsureSoftware, www.iemployee.com; Workforce Management Solutions has been in business for 7 years and is located in Austin, TX.
The core of iEmployee a workforce management software is the single application that covers all functions for HR and benefits, expenses and other HR processes. With companies having different needs for workforce management software, so instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, iEmployee delivers a product that fits into your current business requirements and vendor relationships, and a solution that you can easily add new products to over time. Features includes: Payroll, attendance, training, employee self service, benefit open enrollment, email alerts, carrier connect, performance management and compensation, and time collection. They have over 1600 installs, their platforms include Windows, SL and Browser-Based.
iVantage, www.spectrumhr.com, SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems Corporation, they are located in Denver, CO and have been in business for over 23 years. They currently have installed this software over 600. Platforms used are Windows and SQL, which can be purchased or hosted.
iVantage 4.1 is a fully integrated, web-based solution. Comprehensive functionality includes performance and talent management, succession planning, applicant tracking, employee and manager self-service, benefits administration, compensation administration, 360º Performance Reviews and a suite of powerful, flexible reporting tools. Other Features include attendance,
training, employee self-service, benefit open enrollment, applicant tracking, position control, online recruiting, email alerts, carrier connect performance, management, and compensation, multi-language, multi-currency, time collection and succession planning.
Sage Abra, Vendor: Dresser & Associates, Inc. http://www.dresserassociates.com/sage-abra-hrms.asp. Dresser & Associates was founded in 1991 as a management-consulting firm and became a Sage Software business partner in 1997. Headquartered in Scarborough, Maine, Dresser has regional offices in Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. Dresser is one of the leading National Partners for Sage Software with customers in 38 states offering Sage Abra HRMS. They have been in business for over 17 years and have over 800 installs. Platforms used are Windows and SQL, with purchase option or hosted.
Dresser & Associates are able to guide small, medium and large organizations. Features include, payroll, attendance, training, employee self-service, Canadian, benefit open enrollment, applicant tracking, position control, online recruiting, email alerts, carrier connect, performance management and compensation, time collection and succession planning.
UltiPro, Vendor: Ultimate Software, www.ultimatesoftware.com
Ultimate Software is located in Weston, FL, has been in business for over 15 years, and has 1500 installs. Using platforms Windows and SQL, and can be purchased or hosted.
Ultimate Software’s UltiPro delivers out of the box functionality. UltiPros Web portal can serve as your company’s communications hub and the central gateway for business activities. UltiPro features include: payroll, attendance, training, employee self-service, Canadian, benefit open enrollment, applicant tracking, position control, online recruiting, email alerts, carrier connect, performance management and compensation, time collection
and succession planning.
After searching these different vendors, UltiPro website impressed me the most. In my opinion, UltiPro is a leader in the HRIS industry, they keep you up to date with their website information. All their company financial information is readily available on the site. Annual Reports, stock update with NASDAQ, the latest company news, shareholder info, etc. Anything you need or want to learn about this company is at your fingertips. You have Analysts contacts readily available complete with name, email and phone numbers.
This is a comparison of products
Features Sage Abra UltiPro iVantage® iEmployee HR Premier
Base Price N/A N/A N/A Prices range from $2.00 to $8.00 Per EE Per Month
Employee Self Service
Benefit Open Enrollment
Position Control 3rd Party
Performance Management & Compensation 3rd Party
Multi Language N/A
Multi Currency N/A
Succession Planning 3rd Party