I got an e-mail a couple weeks back noting that I don’t post any content on mid market HRMS. While this is generally true (and I am not intimately familiar with this space), it appears from my survey that many of you are mid-market buyers. (no offense intended in the term – I just mean that your employer has fewer than say… 10K employees – Gartner defines this as under 2500). So here goes my first mid-market HRMS post:
- Employease Named in ”Leaders” Quadrant in 2006 Mid market HRMS Magic Quadrant Report
- Sage Software’s Sage Abra HRMS Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in 2006 Magic Quadrant
I honestly am quite surprised that Abra HRMS scales into the 2-3000 employee space, let alone much higher than that. I’m also not sure how Gartner defines mid market, but for a good mid market vendor to succeed in the space, I’m guessing you have to scale to at least 5000 employees. Here’s Gartner’s description of the report from their site.
Leaders have emerged in the HRMS market for mid size companies. Automatic Data Processing and Ceridian have strong positions. Employease, through its relationship with ADP, is well-positioned. Ultimate Software and Kronos are strong alternatives for organizations that want to keep payroll in-house.Retrieved from http://www.Gartner.com on January 30, 2006.
Personally, I like that ADP Enterprise, Ceridian eSource, Ultimate, and Kronos Workforce are in there. Employease seems like a good player, but I have never actually touched their HRMS. Interesting to note that Gartner did not put the EPR HRMS solutions in their “magic quadrant” possibly due to pricing and future upgrade costs. It’s clear that TCO may not make sense for mid market companies. Anyway, you’ll just have to buy the report for yourself.