Five of the best HRMS with fully integrated payroll

An HRMS with integrated payroll features carries definite benefits for most organizations. Integrated HR systems can tap into a single set of data, reducing the risk of inaccurate details and payroll errors. Such single systems also assist in providing a consistent level of HR services across the workforce. Other pluses may include seamless accounting and reduced administration overheads. The following are five leading HRMS packages with tried and tested integrated payroll.

1. APS

As the name might indicate, APS (or Automatic Payroll Systems) have a strong focus on payroll management and after a couple of decades in business are a leading name in the field. Their human capital management software offers streamlined payroll functionality alongside everyday HR processes including time and attendance, recruitment, and absence management, all tapping into a central employee database. Access to the employee and manager self-service features is available from any mobile device or time zone. With a focus on small to medium-sized businesses, ADP have extensive integration experience, making them what amounts to a ‘safe bet’ for first-timers.

2. BambooHR

Another well-established player pitching at small to medium-sized businesses, BambooHR is a cloud-based platform offering the full range of HR functions, including payroll. Despite the focus on smaller clients, the options of multiple languages and currencies also make BambooHR well-suited to organizations with more global ambitions. Reassuringly, the BambooHR website acknowledges that, “Payroll is mission critical,” and touts easy managing of remuneration for both employees and contractors, handling both monthly salaries and one-off commission and bonus payments as standard.

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3. Kronos

Kronos is another long-standing business automation brand and their cloud-based Workforce Ready platform combines recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation planning, time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, and of course, payroll. All data is updated in real-time, ensuring that managers and employees are always dealing with the latest information and a mobile app offers the chance to do so anywhere, anytime. 

4. UltiPro

Ultimate’s UltiPro is the company’s all-in-one HR, talent management and payroll system – a fully-configurable, end to end set of HR processes in the cloud, including built-in means to assess employee opinion and engagement (or “sentiment analysis” as it’s increasingly referred to). Boasting management of millions of employee records across its combined client accounts, Ultimate are billed as a ‘safe name’ in cloud HR and payroll.

5. ADP Workforce Now

Finally, another global brand in HR-related technology, ADP (or Automatic Data Processing) are arguably the longest-running name in automated payroll. Their Workforce Now package is aimed at companies with 50 or more employees and includes people management, benefits, compliance, and a range of analytics and benchmarking functionality. Fully integrated, all modules synchronize a single dataset, significantly reducing administrative input. The mobile app brings self-service features to employees wherever they are and, with respect to payroll, includes access to paychecks and W-2 records.

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Dave Foxall

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Dave has worked as HR Manager for the Ministry of Justice for a number of years, he now writes on a broad range of topics including jazz music, and, of course, the HRMS software market.

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