HR Tech RADAR 2021: Top 250 HR SaaS Technology Companies You Should Follow

HR Tech RADAR 2021 is an independently researched and analyzed list of the top 250 HR SaaS technology companies that you should follow.

Introducing our first HR Tech RADAR, a comprehensive list of companies that offer top-class HR Technology tools, applications, and solutions for businesses of all sizes and types. The HR Tech landscape is a vast space consisting of the traditional SaaS providers as well new-age Cloud and automation companies that have recently played a very disruptive role during the pandemic period. With reviewed over 10,000 different software tools and applications used across various HR domains and came up with the most relevant HR SaaS technology companies that you should follow to understand the pulse of the industry. The HR Tech RADAR 2021 is an unbiased list of top HR Technology SaaS companies that garnered maximum views on our publication and showcased above-average customer reviews across various freely available online review platforms.

Top trends and categories that influenced our research on top HR tech companies in the world

We evaluated the companies from over 50 sub-domains in the HR tech space, and these included the ones that traditionally offered Core HR, HRIS, HCM, and Candidate application tracking systems (ATS). In the age of high-growth personalization management and employee experience delivered using AI, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and Mobile collaboration tools, we could not wait but include highly influential capabilities that have emerged as game-changers within the HR Tech space. These include:

  • Blockchain
  • NLP-based semantics
  • Search and discovery
  • AI and Machine learning HR
  • Text analytics
  • Video analytics
  • AR, VR and audio experience management, and so on.

We spoke to hundreds of industry leaders and reviewed contributions and trends highlighted in various reports and analyses before shortlisting the 250 companies here.

Here we go with the list of top HR tech companies in 2021.

Core HR Software

The Core HR software forms the foundation of any enterprise HR Technology stack. Core HR refers to the basic human resource functions that any company using human capital needs to have in place to manage basic HR processes and tasks. 

  • Oracle PeopleSoft
  • Sage HR
  • Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Workday HCM
  • Rippling
  • Paycom
  • Ceridian Dayforce
  • UKG Pro
  • Gusto Payroll
  • RUN Powered by ADP®
  • greytHR
  • Infor CloudSuiteHCM
  • ZingHR
  • PulseHRM
  • Zoho People
  • iSolved
  • SAP Human Capital Management and SAP SuccessFactors
  • Justworks
  • Sapling

HR Analytics Software

HR analytics is the most powerful sub-field within the HR technology landscape. Its capabilities could be judged from the kind of investments this segment received in the last 2-3 years, enabling product makers to go savvy with mobile-based Cloud HRMS platforms that are infused with advanced features such as AI-based people analytics, self-service automation portals, data visualization for real-time reporting and monitoring, task management, and reports builder, and custom-built experience management solutions for every team member.

  • Anaplan
  • Workforce Now
  • Paylocity
  • Visier
  • Sense
  • Predictive Index
  • Hibob HRIS
  • Workday Prism Analytics
  • intelliHR – Intelligent People Management
  • TalentSoft
  • cube19
  • UKG Dimensions
  • Prohance
  • Humantelligence
  • Hireology
  • CompAnalyst
  • Darwinbox
  • Officekit
  • ActivTrak
  • Rippling
  • ChartHop

HR Case Management

HR Case Management also referred to as Employee case management or People Case management, is a workflow-based request and feedback management system that allows employees to submit, monitor, review, and process their requests. Large organizations use HR Case management to simplify query submissions and embrace digital transformation workflows via self-service portal, dashboards, and feedback management. It prevents grapevine culture in the organization.

Popular HR Case management platforms have been listed below:

  • HR Acuity
  • BMC Software
  • ServiceNow HR Service Delivery
  • i-Sight Case Management
  • PMG Platform
  • Dovetail
  • NeocaseHR /HR Ready
  • HRCasework
  • Allocate ER
  • Cherwell
  • Ethicontrol
  • HR Compliance Management
  • Presagia
  • Selerix
  • RiskAware

Time Management, Payroll and Compensation Management

A large number of organizations prefer to budget their HR Tech stack investments around time management, payroll and compliance management software tools and solutions. Here are the top solutions you can review online:

Task Management

Task Management software allows HR teams to stay on track with their various activities. It is readily adapted across departments and is found to enhance the overall effectiveness and productivity of the entire organization. Our HR Tech stack RADAR includes the following task management software solutions.

  • Asana
  • Workmate
  • Trello by Atlassian
  • Scoro
  • Smartsheet
  • Citrix’s Wrike
  • Taskworld
  • Bitrix24
  • Gantt Pro
  • LiquidPlanner
  • Pipefy
  • Calamari
  • AssessTEAM

Talent / Employee Performance Management

Employee management is a key HR tech product in the landscape. We shortlisted the following in our RADAR series this year based on the recent announcements and their impact on the collaborative tools that are currently available to us when it comes to Performance management.

  • Ramco
  • Spidergap
  • PerformYard
  • Built for Teams
  • PurelyHR
  • Sift for HR
  • 15Five
  • Officevibe
  • Kudos for HR
  • PrismHR

Internal Communications, Meetings and Scheduling

Workplace communication tools proved to be a major enabler in the COVID-19 induced lockdown period. Companies who already purchased HR Technology tools for unified communications, scheduling and meetings could easily move to remote workplace culture. These platforms played a majopr role in the pandemic.

  • ContactMonkey
  • Jostle Intranet software
  • ScreenCloud
  • GoToMeeting
  • Zoom
  • Miro
  • Workplace by Facebook
  • Mattermost
  • TextUs
  • OnSemble
  • Glip, by RingCentral
  • Calendly
  • Humanity Employee Scheduling Software
  • Sling
  • Hubspot CRM for HR
  • Visibook
  • Appointy
  • or YCBM
  • Staff Squared
  • ubiHRM
  • Google Workspace

Hiring, recruitment and Onboarding

Hiring, recruitment marketing and onboarding strategies provide any organization a headstart into competition when it comes to identifying, acquiring. engaging, retaining and “separating” with an employee. The entire employee life cycle can be understood through the adoption of HR Tech tools specifically designed for hiring, recruiting, and on-boarding.

  • JazzHR
  • TurboHire
  • CareerBuilder
  • Traitify by Paradox
  • ZipRecruiter
  • Criteria hireselect
  • Gem
  • Acadle
  • Lessonly
  • Appical
  • Personably
  • Talmundo
  • Beamery
  • HSD Metrics
  • Hirevue
  • Greenhouse
  • Yello
  • Interviewstream
  • Vidcruiter
  • SurveySparrow
  • Recruit CRM
  • Oracle Taleo
  • LinkedIn
  • Recooty
  • Breezy
  • Pomato
  • Radancy
  • Arcoro ( earlier BirdDogHR)
  • Jobilla
  • Hiredscore
  • Mosaictrack
  • InterviewMocha (

Training, Learning and Development Management

Knowledge management is an essential aspect of growth in any organization. HR Teams rely on world-class LMS platforms to disseminate meaningful HR information for training, and development.

  • Playablo
  • Trupp
  • Fidello
  • Alterity
  • Eddy HR
  • Docebo
  • TalentLMS
  • SAP Litmos
  • Cornerstone LMS
  • Tovuti
  • Open LMS
  • Totara LMS

Video, AR VR and Experience Management

Video analytics and streaming are seen as part of major marketing and branding efforts that help companies hire more people and showcase their true culture in the real world. From meeting new candidates online to displaying their culture virtually in an AR-enabled job fair or trade conference, there’s a lot that is happening in this unique HR tech domain. We found these enablers in the industry:

Compliance Management

HR Content and Document Processing Management

  • HR Cloud CMS
  • eFile Cabinet
  • GoCo
  • DocuSign
  • Klippa
  • PandaDoc
  • Box
  • Adobe Document Cloud
  • HRlocker
  • Breathe
  • Doccept

Hybrid WFM, AI, Automation and Advanced HR Solutions

Employee Wellness Apps and Platforms

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