Where is the Market for HR Software?

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  • Jan

    is the report for performance and talent management completed?

  • I work with a company that offers EmployWise (www.employwise.com) an integrated employee life-cycle management HR software in the SaaS model.

    What you have said applies equally to several other markets especially emerging ones with a high level of entrepreneurship.

    A key reason why uptake of HR software in the SMB segment (20 – 1,000 employees) is still slow is perhaps the “software implementation” model need that is skewed for the bigger organisation. Most HR software today requires expensive implementation services and support which makes it too expensive for SMBs. Also if a large number of SMBs were to adopt these software, there imply won’t be enough implemntation experts available to meet the numbers.

    The answer therefore lies in new generation HR software that SMBs can deploy and use as simply as they can use a browser and use email.

  • That was a great article. I can see why it’s one of the more popular posts. Some of those statistics opened my eyes to the difficulties of HR software to fit and target larger companies. Finding quality talent that is specific to jobs applies to all sizes of business. I have to agree that user interfaces need to simple for small and big companies alike. Maybe in the past, the branding or even the implementation of these softwares in larger companies hasn’t been marketed correctly. Just a thought

    What qualities of HR software used to find qualified candidates for jobs would you suggest?

    I look forward to those two research reports about social networking software and talent management software, thanks again for the post.

  • You mentioned 2 major research reports on enterprise software. Has this report benn published?

    • joshbersin

      Hi Lyle, we have published this report already, it’s called Talent Management Suites, and its on our website…

  • Hi… that was a very neat article…. explaining the scope for HR software in SMB segment. I work wit a company who specialize in (SME)HR domain and have decades of experience in serving the HR fraternity RoosterHR (WWW.RoosterHR.com. We have two simple web based applications – one(R-Lite) specially made for recruitment process and the other(HCMone) for the entire HR process. These are centralized, feature rich, simple, structured workflow based applications in SaaS model. Thses were designed specially keeping in mind the SMB’s and startup’s. We have decided to launch our products in US market next month and we’re doing a small research on the market size of US recruitment and HR software market. Really good to see the high numbers and positive trend in these markets.

    Would like to have a summary of the report to see its relevance with our research. If it correlates we might probably endup in buying it.

    Anyway thanks for this wonderful article

  • JCO

    Thank you for an interesting and insightful article. I know a number of US and European HR software companies interested in penetrating the Africa market. Do you have any information or statistics about the potential in sub-Saharan Africa?