Software Review Highlights: July 25, 2014

business software reviews g2 crowd logoOn G2 Crowd, we have nearly 15,000 software reviews in many different software categories, with more coming in every day. Every now and then, we like to highlight a few of the more complete and well-reasoned software reviews from our community.

We’ve excerpted a few of them in this blog post after the jump.

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Best performance management software, ranked by HR pros

Halogen TalentSpace scores highest in performance management software customer satisfaction in new crowdsourced rankings on G2 Crowd.

best performance management software reviewsCHICAGO – July 24, 2014 – Based on more than 370 reviews from HR professionals, the inaugural Grid℠ report for Performance Management Software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks six products to help HR software buyers in their selections.

The Grid℠, G2 Crowd’s software recommendation engine (pictured), factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.

Performance management software is generally designed to align an organization’s goals, set company performance standards, and measure employee progress in pursuit of these goals. With performance management software, managers can run performance reviews, set compensation and bonuses, and plan employees’ career paths and succession through organizational planning functionality.

The six products on the Grid℠ are all part of larger HR management suites, which offer broader functionality that can manage companies’ entire HR operations.

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Post our 15,000th business software review, win a prize!

business software review 15000 g2 crowdA few months back, we celebrated our 10,000th business software review by giving away a pair of headphones and a G2 Crowd track jacket to the lucky reviewer.

We’ve been growing so fast, review number 15,000 is just around the corner! We’re going to celebrate the 15,000 review by giving away a fancy-schmancy pair of headphones and - of course – some G2 Crowd swag to the reviewer.

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Core HR software: Organization management in one package

core hr software review

Later this month, we’ll be releasing our first ever report on Core HR software. This comes on the heels of G2 Crowd reports on HR Management Suites (HRMS) and recruiting software. Core HR software can be purchased either alone, or as part of a larger HR Management Suite offering.

What does Core HR software do?

Simply put, Core HR software automates the systems and processes of organization management – things like time and attendance, expenses and salaries, compliance and benefits administration. All of this functionality can come in one package.

Because there are so many moving parts with the software, it benefits those in the selection process to take their time. “Do a thorough requirements analysis and demand proof of capabilities, especially when it comes to module integration between, UTA, Core, and Recruiting,” said Mike Bochantin, business systems analyst at Sur La Table in his UltiPro review.

Once you’ve done your due diligence – which can take a while – buyers are best served by being providing access and other essential information in order to maximize your efforts, said Liz Rosas, an HR Specialist at Optimum Energy, in one of many BambooHR reviews.

“Take the time to gather as much data as you can,” she said.  “Your implementation [representative] will do all the heavy lifting but you can get to launch sooner if you provide all the information up front.”

In the meantime, you can learn more about Core HR software by checking out our current Grid on G2 Crowd, and stay tuned for our upcoming report release.
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