4 Best FREE Open Source Softwares for HR Officers

February 28, 20201:26 pm930 views
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HR processes are compliance-driven and performing them manually could be cumbersome, time-consuming, and arduous. With the help of technology and online software, however, HR can do their job conveniently without hustle. 

For small businesses, however, spending some budget for paid software to help HR manage a small team could be difficult. Based on PriceItHere calculation, a company needs to spend at least USD 58 monthly for a licensed HR software, while the range of robust software might cost anywhere between USD 58 and USD 907 monthly. This offer includes payroll software, health insurance software, time and attendance software, and more. 

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Are you managing small teams and could not afford licenced tools yet? Worry no more, here’s a cheat sheet of free open source softwares you can use.

Odoo ⏩

Odoo is one of free open source business management softwares with various tools, including for sales, operation, manufacturing, website management,  marketing, and human resources. Human resources tools provided by Odoo include employee management, employee referral, recruitment, leaves, expenses, planning, appraisals, fleet, approval, and lunch. You can combine several tools with 15 days of a free trial or using one tool for free with unlimited users and access. 

Sentrifugo ⏩

Sentrifugo is powerful open source HR management tools offering users access to several HR functions app, including performance appraisal, employee self-service, analytics, background checks, leave management and more. To use the platform, you should first download the app and install it to your laptop or computer. The installation step could be found here

Zoho People ⏩

Zoho software is one of the award-winning software with a full suite of tools for managing small and medium-sized organisations. For its free option, Zoho provides a maximum of 5 users and 250 MB of storage with features such as employee database, document management, leave tracking, reports (module-based), and webhooks. 

Bitrix24 ⏩

Bitrix24 is an online suite tool providing employee directory, customisable employee profiles, gamification badges, charts and more. Bitrix24 comes with cloud and on-premise pricing. However, for a free plan, you can only try the cloud-based system with maximum users of 12 and 50 GB storage. 

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