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Capterra Value Report: A Price Comparison Guide for Human Resources Software

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Compare pricing for the top human resources software products with the highest value-for-money and functionality ratings.

If you are an HR professional searching for the right software for the business, you may consider multiple factors before coming to any decision. Well, we have made it easy for you. Our users consistently tell us that two of their top considerations to select technology for their businesses are functionality and pricing.

In this human resources (HR) software pricing report, we’ll review the pricing of the top HR software products that have received a high value-for-money and functionality rating from users. This will help you decide while purchasing the best HR software for your business needs.

Investing in technology is a big decision, and software pricing is considered a key factor when purchasing a tool, but that doesn’t mean you should compromise on other factors, such as performance and the value you get for your money. Small businesses need to choose software that is both affordable and fits their specific needs.

Software features vary widely depending on the vendor. While most vendors offer the basic features that a small business needs to support its HR function, some vendors may offer additional features/modules within the same price range. Before investing in any HR software tool, you must determine which products provide the features you need while still giving you the best value for your money.

If you are looking to invest in human resources software, you’ll find a whole universe of HR tools available on the market. The products that we have included in this pricing report are the ones that reviewers have rated highly on two parameters: value for money and functionality.

Top human resources software products rated on value for money and functionality:

The graph below displays software products arranged in increasing order of their value-for-money rating (bottom to top) and functionality rating (left to right) based on user reviews in Capterra’s software directory.

Note: While products in the top-right zone of the graph rank higher in terms of both functionality as well as value-for-money, all products in this graph are top-rated.

Price comparison for highly rated human resources software products:

Comparing pricing and features for multiple software solutions can prove to be a strenuous task. To help you out, we have created a price comparison table to highlight how different HR software products stack up against each other in terms of their starting prices, free trials, and free versions. This will allow you to compare the pricing of the top HR software solutions all in one place.

The products in the above table are arranged in alphabetical order. The pricing included in this table is for the entry-level/lowest-priced offering (discounted pricing not considered) found on vendor websites as of Jan. 4, 2022. The cost of these human resources (HR) software products may vary based on the number of users, features, or other factors.

1. Bitrix24

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4.0

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4.2

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Bitrix24 is a collaboration software that offers apps for human resources, communication, customer relationship management (CRM), contact center, and website building.

Starting price: Pricing band with HR module starts at $159 per month, inclusive of unlimited users. The pricing model for Bitrix24 provides monthly, quarterly, annual, and bi-annual payment options.

Advanced features available for this price: In addition to HR, this price band of Bitrix24 offers sales intelligence and business process automation as well.

2. BrightHR

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Value-for-money rating:

4.8

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4.7

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BrightHR is an HR software designed for small and medium enterprises. The software offers features such as leave management, leave tracking, time sheet management, reporting, and a self-service portal.

Starting price: $6 per employee, per month

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of BrightHR offer tools for employee assistance, legal expenses insurance, and health and safety.

3. Employee Navigator

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Value-for-money rating:

4.7

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4.4

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Employee Navigator is an all-in-one HR, benefit, and compliance software that offers features including custom reports, HR analytics, decision support, salary history, compensation statements, compliance documents, beneficiary tracking, and emergency contacts.

Starting price: $445 per month. The pricing model of this product provides monthly and annual payment options.

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Employee Navigator offer features such as enrollment assistance tool, new-hire onboarding, asset tracking, and an organization chart.

4. Employment Hero

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Value-for-money rating:

4.5

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4.5

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Employment Hero is a cloud-based HR software designed for small and medium businesses and provides functionality for payroll and benefits as well. The software offers features including leave management, benefits, discounts, HR document library, paperless onboarding, hiring team collaboration, automated induction content, and electronic tax file declaration.

Starting price: $7 per employee, per month (minimum $99 per month)

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Employment Hero offer features such as goal setting, asset register, performance reviews, milestone shout-out scheduling, and custom branding.

5. greytHR

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Value-for-money rating:

4.2

Functionality rating:

3.7

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greytHR is an all-in-one HR solution that automates HR processes and empowers employee self-service for small and medium enterprises. The software offers features such as leave management, employee portal, absence management, and payroll management.

Starting price: $32 per month, per employee (with $30 per month base price + $2 per employee)

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of greytHR offer features such as overtime management, attendance management, and expense claims management.

6. Gusto

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Value-for-money rating:

4.5

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4.5

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Gusto is an all-in-one people platform for different HR functions such as payroll and benefits. The software offers features including time and attendance, hiring and onboarding, talent management, insights and reporting, full-service payroll, and employee benefits.

Starting price: $45 per month ($39 base fee + $6 per employee)

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Gusto offer features such as health insurance broker integration, compliance alerts, project tracking, team management tools, and performance reviews.

7. HR Partner

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Value-for-money rating:

4.9

Functionality rating:

4.7

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HR Partner is an HR and recruitment solution designed for businesses of all sizes. The software offers features such as employee records management, leave requests, leave approvals, onboarding, reminders, company library, reports, and expense claims.

Starting price: $86 per month for up to 25 employees. The pricing model for HR Partner provides monthly as well as annual payment options.

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of HR Partner offer features such as time sheets, applicant tracking, recruitment, and electronic signatures.

8. Humanity

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Value-for-money rating:

3.1

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4.1

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Humanity is a cloud-based employee scheduling platform that offers features such as time-off management, notifications, centralized dashboard, and mobile apps in addition to cloud-based employee scheduling.

Starting price: $3 per user, per month ($80 per month minimum). The pricing model for Humanity provides monthly as well as annual billing payment options.

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Humanity offer features such as auto-fill scheduling, real-time labor cost and budgeting, compliance, reporting, and basic time clock.

9. iSolved

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Value-for-money rating:

3.3

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3.7

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iSolved is an applicant tracking system (ATS) that helps HR teams with compliance, HR reporting payroll, time-off tracking, document portal, performance management, compensation statements, and employee self-service.

Starting price: $10 per month (includes up to 75 employees)

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of iSolved offer features such as time and attendance, benefits administration, payroll, and more.

10. Justworks

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Value-for-money rating:

4.7

Functionality rating:

4.6

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Justworks is an HR solution with functionalities for payroll, benefits, and compliance. The software offers features including payroll, employment practices liability insurance, organization chart, HR consulting, online employee onboarding, PTO management, reporting, and commuter benefits.

Starting price: $49 per user, per month (up to 25 employees). The pricing model for Justworks provides monthly and annual billing payment options.

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Justworks offer medical insurance, dental and vision insurance, time tracking, and health and wellness perks.

11. Paychex Flex

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Value-for-money rating:

3.6

Functionality rating:

4.1

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Paychex Flex is an HR and payroll solution that provides benefits management, assessment management, HR library, business forms, financial wellness program, new-hire reporting, general ledger report, standard analytics and reporting, and employee self-service.

Starting price: $44 per month ($39 per month as base fee + $5 per employee)

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Paychex Flex offer dedicated payroll specialist, learning management system, onboarding essentials, including new-hire documentation, employee screening, and accounting software integration.

12. Personio

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Value-for-money rating:

4.0

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4.0

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Personio is an HR management system that offers various features such as digital personnel files, absence management, attendance tracking, employee calendar, standard document management, a mobile app, wages and salaries, and custom reports.

Starting price: $105 per month (up to 25 employees)

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Personio offer advanced reporting, performance management, onboarding, offboarding, and advanced document management.

13. Rippling

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4.8

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4.9

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This HR platform offers payroll management, benefits management, onboarding, offboarding, learning management, and talent management.

Starting price: $8 per user, per month

Advanced features available at a higher price: Rippling offers custom pricing as per the features required by the users.

14. Sapling

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Value-for-money rating:

4.6

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4.6

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Sapling is an HR onboarding software that offers customized workflows, employee database, preboarding, onboarding & offboarding, e-signatures, document storage, profile templates, reporting & analytics, and integration with payroll, benefits, and ATS.

Starting price: $282 per month

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Sapling offer features such as organization chart, surveys, report scheduler, workspaces, activity feed, recruitment management, performance management, and learning management.

15. Zenefits

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Value-for-money rating:

4.3

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4.5

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Zenefits is a people operations tool with functionalities available for onboarding, payroll, and benefits. The software includes automated onboarding, employee management, time-off tracking, scheduling, automated payroll sync, multiple integrations, and mobile apps.

Starting price: $8 per employee, per month. The pricing model for Zenefits provides monthly and annual billing payment options.

Advanced features available at a higher price: Advanced versions of Zenefits offer features such as compensation management, performance management, employee engagement surveys, payroll, and advisory services.

16. ZenHR

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Value-for-money rating:

4.4

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ZenHR is an HR software that offers multiple modules, including payroll management, attendance management, time tracking, employee self-service, onboarding, offboarding, performance and evaluation, and ATS.

Starting price: $8 per user, per month. The pricing model for ZenHR provides an annual billing payment option.

Advanced features available at a higher price: ZenHR offers all modules for custom pricing depending upon the number of users.

Sources

Products evaluated were taken from the Capterra 2021 HR product shortlist report. The pricing included in the above table is the pricing for the base plan of the product found on vendor websites as of Jan. 4, 2022. This data may have changed since publication and may not reflect current conditions. For further information on pricing for a particular product, please refer to the aforementioned vendor-website links given in the table.

If you want to explore more about the human resources category, please visit our human resources category page.


Methodology:

The pricing report highlights highly reviewed products based on value for money and functionality ratings from end users. This data may have changed since publication and may not reflect current conditions.


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About the Author

Priyanka Aggarwal

Priyanka Aggarwal

Senior Market Research Specialist at Capterra, loves to research and is passionate about helping small-business owners in their software selection journey. M.B.A in Marketing and B-tech in Electronics and Communication. Based in New Delhi. I love infusing creativity into everything, from projects, art, and to FOOD. I enjoy watching cricket and binge watching shows on Netflix, listening to music, and creating catchy content for small businesses.

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