10 Best HR Software in India 2024 [Reviewed]

June 24th 2024

An HR software that automates complex HR workflows, centralises employee databases in one place, and integrates seamlessly with your existing tech stack - that’s all startups, and small business owners want from the best HR software. 

That’s a fair ask, right? How difficult can it be to find a simple HR software that ticks all these boxes? 

Well, let me tell you, most of the HR software available on the market provides these features. What makes a real difference is how employee-friendly your HR software is, how responsive your support team is, and how affordable it is for startups. 

Above all, we need to know how accurate the software is because we are dealing with sensitive employee data here, and there is no room for errors. 

We have done some digging and shortlisted the best HR software in India that offers all the above features, is easy to use, is high on accuracy, and provides fast support.

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Essential Features to Look Out for in the Best HR Software

Before getting into the details, you must understand which features to look for in top HR software. Remember, two types of users will use your HR software: HR professionals, admins, and employees. 

When searching for HR software, prioritise both types of users equally.

Features for HR Professionals

  • Custom workflows for different use cases like onboarding, offboarding, training, leave application, etc. 

  • End-to-end document management dashboard 

  • Bulk payslip processing 

  • Custom view and reports of all employee details within a centralised hub 

  • Integration with Slack, Teams, HubSpot, and other tech stack 

  • Role-based access for team collaboration and privacy 

  • Plenty of ready-to-use templates for HRs to avoid repetitive tasks

Features for Employees

  • Self-service portal so employees can help themselves with tasks like leaving applications, marking attendance, etc.  

  • Social feed for remote team collaboration, getting updates on news and achievements 

  • Quick access to all essential documents like employment letters, payslips, tax certificates, etc. 

  • 24/7 helpdesk to answer routine queries

Based on these features, we have shortlisted the following HR software solutions: 

List of Top HR Software in India 

  • Craze 

  • Keka 

  • HROne 

  • Zoho People 

  • GreytHR 

  • ZingHR 

  • BambooHR 

  • Kredily 

  • Darwinbox 

  • PocketHRMS

Quick Comparison of Top Three Best HR Software in India 

Tool name

Craze

Keka

GreytHR

Pros

Fast, adaptable, and user-friendly UI. Super-fast onboarding, document workflows, and fast support

Flexible and powerful automation 


Simple, user-friendly app with a responsive helpdesk


Cons

No mobile app (compensated by responsive mobile web browser design)

Clumsy mobile application and frequent log-in issues


Limited customisation features


Ideal for

Startups and SMEs looking to avail all advanced HR features with automated payroll without any minimum commitments

Enterprises ready to pay a flat amount every month with feature lock-ins

Small teams of up to 25 employees, ready to work on basic HR features


Starting price

Core starting from ₹40/month/ person without feature lock-ins


₹9,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹90/month for each additional employee

₹3495/month for up to 50 employees. A free plan with limited features is available for up to 25 employee teams. 

Top 10 HR Software in India 

Finding the right HR software isn’t as easy as it seems. InboxInsight surveyed 250 HR leaders, and 55% of respondents said that finding the right solution for their specific use cases was one of the biggest challenges when selecting HR software. 

That’s exactly why, in our list of top HR software in India, we state the key features and their ideal use cases. We also add the pros and cons of each tool based on customer reviews posted on sites like G2 and Capterra

Here is the list: 

  1. Craze

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craze
craze

Craze is becoming the preferred choice of every startup and SME out there, and no, we are not just saying this because of Craze’s gem of a pricing structure (we’ll get to that later). But Craze's HR software solves the challenges faced by startup HR teams and founders from scratch. 

Startups often struggle with centralising their employee data. They continue to use spreadsheets, which means a messy setup where finding critical employee data takes hours. Craze’s central hub for employee information helps you track employee datasets like demographics, locations, designations, birthdays, and anniversaries in a single hub. As your startup grows, scaling this database becomes much easier. 

Craze’s built-in employee document management system builds a custom dashboard for each employee to streamline their documents, including payslips, tax certificates, employment letters etc. This means no more searching for a document within Drive or emails for hours.

craze additional documents
craze additional documents
craze additional documents

Additionally, you will find document templates for all use cases, including offer letters, onboarding documents, agreements, and more! 

craze document management system
craze document management system
craze document management system

Below are the other essential features of Craze HR software.  

Craze best features 

  • Track employees’ roles, history, revisions, and compensation within the Craze central employee hub easily 

  • Design and allocate tax-friendly, customised salary structures for individual employees and teams 

  • Sync with payroll and leave management software to avoid using spreadsheets and manually tracking employee attendance 

  • Simple, employee-friendly, and error-free HR software 

  • Lightning-fast support for HRs of SME founders for timely assistance on HR operations and payroll 

  • A robust permission and reporting system across all admin tech stack, including payroll, time and attendance, leaves, and IT services, in one place 

Pros 

  • Covers entirety of a people operating system - HR, Finance, IT, Compliance and more 

  • Fast, adaptable, and user-friendly UI. 

  • Super-fast onboarding and you can get started with your HR operations in less than an hour 

  • Quick support and a prompt SME team to address all queries for you and your team 

Here’s what the existing Craze users have to say

Why startups use Craze
as their people operating system

Read all customer testimonials

  • We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

    Aman Rai

    Co-Founder, Aroleap

  • I'm thrilled with the seamless onboarding experience provided by Craze. Their phenomenal support streamlined our HR processes, making payroll a breeze. It has truly elevated Needibay's efficiency and transformed our HR operations. I highly recommend any growing company to rely on Craze

    Arojeet Saha

    Founder, Needibay

  • After trying various admin and payroll tools, our main concerns were complicated UIs, poor service, and slow turnarounds. Switching to Craze for Payroll, leave, and attendance solved all these issues. Kabir and the team have been hands-on, providing excellent customer service. The UI is user-friendly. Highly recommended!

    Sahaan Suman Kumar

    Founder, Bubble Network

  • Craze has been a breeze in running payroll. Our bottle neck was manually wasting time on each contractor or employee's sales commission, adding them to our beneficiary, waiting 24 hours and submitting 10+ OTPs. Craze solved that for us and would 10/10 recommend to all fellow founders and HR leaders

    Bharadwaj Giridhar

    Co-Founder & CEO, Inbox Pirates

  • DocTrue's payroll process used to be manual, which was time-consuming and required coordination with auditors. Craze has helped automate DocTrue's payroll and compliance, significantly reducing the time spent on these tasks. The onboarding experience with Craze was great, and their support has been excellent

    Pushkara RS

    Co-Founder & COO, DocTrue

  • I want to give a shoutout to the guys at Craze (YC S22). They really made our HR and payroll processes super smooth, both for us and our employees. Any issue was addressed quickly with great customer service. I highly recommend it to founders who want to focus on building without wasting time on admin work!

    Itamar Bitan

    Co-Founder, Dognosis

  • The Craze platform is extremely intuitive and easy to use when compared to other payroll/HRM vendors. That being said, my favourite feature is definitely how quick and responsive they are in providing any support

    Sidharth Rao

    Co-Founder & COO, Integration Labs

  • Craze has completely transformed how we handle salary processing and contractor payments, cutting my effort by over 70%. I don’t have to worry about figuring out taxes or dealing with TDS calculations anymore. The dashboard is super easy to use, and the support is amazing and fast. Craze has helped Arezou grow!

    Ishita Saxena

    Founder, Arezou

  • Craze has easily given me back 10-15 hours. Before Craze, we tried a few payroll softwares but still had to spend time on compliance. With Craze, payroll management is just one click away

    Sarthak Jain

    Founder, Findr

  • Craze has been a big relief for QuickReel, especially as a first-time founder dealing with compliance struggles. The seamless onboarding process and exceptional 24/7 support has been highly impressive. Craze has made managing QuickReel's HR, payroll, and compliance needs effortless, allowing me to focus more on scaling the business

    Ansh Vashistha

    Founder, QuickReel

  • The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, making the whole process hassle-free. It's saved me a lot of time and headaches. Overall, I highly recommend Craze to anyone looking for a simple yet effective payroll solution. Quick and effective support is another reason to use Craze

    Vishal Sharma

    Founder, Autopilot

  • The onboarding process was exceptionally smooth, and the product is sleek and well-designed. Kabir and his team were impressively prompt in addressing all of our queries

    Sanskar Jain

    Co-Founder & CEO, Entvin

  • We are a small team yet Craze saves us a lot of time in payroll and I can only imagine how much of an impact it can have on bigger businesses. Team Craze were super quick and precise with the onboarding and quick demo

    Krishna Mohan

    Co-Founder, FunnelHQ

  • Craze offered the perfect solution for our small tech startup's HR and payroll needs. When an employee requested a salary slip, we, as first-time startup founders, were initially unsure how to provide one. Craze provided a one-stop HR and payroll solution, resolving all our issues instantly

    Hemang Vyas

    Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Dev Satva

  • Huge shoutout to Craze. They have built a super slick easy to understand platform to process payroll. The setup process took less than 5 minutes and I could easily understand the different features and add my team members. Special thanks to Kabir Nagral for inviting me on a call so quickly and getting me started with Craze

    Harsh Agrawal

    Founder, DevKit

  • We absolutely loved using Craze to automate our payroll process. It's as simple as clicking a button and saves at least three hours every month by completely streamlining all payroll-related compliances. The UI is super intuitive, and the team is super helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend it to early-stage startups

    Harshil N

    Founder and CEO, Contineu AI

Why startups use Craze
as their people operating system

Read all customer testimonials

  • We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

    Aman Rai

    Co-Founder, Aroleap

  • I'm thrilled with the seamless onboarding experience provided by Craze. Their phenomenal support streamlined our HR processes, making payroll a breeze. It has truly elevated Needibay's efficiency and transformed our HR operations. I highly recommend any growing company to rely on Craze

    Arojeet Saha

    Founder, Needibay

  • After trying various admin and payroll tools, our main concerns were complicated UIs, poor service, and slow turnarounds. Switching to Craze for Payroll, leave, and attendance solved all these issues. Kabir and the team have been hands-on, providing excellent customer service. The UI is user-friendly. Highly recommended!

    Sahaan Suman Kumar

    Founder, Bubble Network

  • Craze has been a breeze in running payroll. Our bottle neck was manually wasting time on each contractor or employee's sales commission, adding them to our beneficiary, waiting 24 hours and submitting 10+ OTPs. Craze solved that for us and would 10/10 recommend to all fellow founders and HR leaders

    Bharadwaj Giridhar

    Co-Founder & CEO, Inbox Pirates

  • DocTrue's payroll process used to be manual, which was time-consuming and required coordination with auditors. Craze has helped automate DocTrue's payroll and compliance, significantly reducing the time spent on these tasks. The onboarding experience with Craze was great, and their support has been excellent

    Pushkara RS

    Co-Founder & COO, DocTrue

  • I want to give a shoutout to the guys at Craze (YC S22). They really made our HR and payroll processes super smooth, both for us and our employees. Any issue was addressed quickly with great customer service. I highly recommend it to founders who want to focus on building without wasting time on admin work!

    Itamar Bitan

    Co-Founder, Dognosis

  • The Craze platform is extremely intuitive and easy to use when compared to other payroll/HRM vendors. That being said, my favourite feature is definitely how quick and responsive they are in providing any support

    Sidharth Rao

    Co-Founder & COO, Integration Labs

  • Craze has completely transformed how we handle salary processing and contractor payments, cutting my effort by over 70%. I don’t have to worry about figuring out taxes or dealing with TDS calculations anymore. The dashboard is super easy to use, and the support is amazing and fast. Craze has helped Arezou grow!

    Ishita Saxena

    Founder, Arezou

  • Craze has easily given me back 10-15 hours. Before Craze, we tried a few payroll softwares but still had to spend time on compliance. With Craze, payroll management is just one click away

    Sarthak Jain

    Founder, Findr

  • Craze has been a big relief for QuickReel, especially as a first-time founder dealing with compliance struggles. The seamless onboarding process and exceptional 24/7 support has been highly impressive. Craze has made managing QuickReel's HR, payroll, and compliance needs effortless, allowing me to focus more on scaling the business

    Ansh Vashistha

    Founder, QuickReel

  • The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, making the whole process hassle-free. It's saved me a lot of time and headaches. Overall, I highly recommend Craze to anyone looking for a simple yet effective payroll solution. Quick and effective support is another reason to use Craze

    Vishal Sharma

    Founder, Autopilot

  • The onboarding process was exceptionally smooth, and the product is sleek and well-designed. Kabir and his team were impressively prompt in addressing all of our queries

    Sanskar Jain

    Co-Founder & CEO, Entvin

  • We are a small team yet Craze saves us a lot of time in payroll and I can only imagine how much of an impact it can have on bigger businesses. Team Craze were super quick and precise with the onboarding and quick demo

    Krishna Mohan

    Co-Founder, FunnelHQ

  • Craze offered the perfect solution for our small tech startup's HR and payroll needs. When an employee requested a salary slip, we, as first-time startup founders, were initially unsure how to provide one. Craze provided a one-stop HR and payroll solution, resolving all our issues instantly

    Hemang Vyas

    Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Dev Satva

  • Huge shoutout to Craze. They have built a super slick easy to understand platform to process payroll. The setup process took less than 5 minutes and I could easily understand the different features and add my team members. Special thanks to Kabir Nagral for inviting me on a call so quickly and getting me started with Craze

    Harsh Agrawal

    Founder, DevKit

  • We absolutely loved using Craze to automate our payroll process. It's as simple as clicking a button and saves at least three hours every month by completely streamlining all payroll-related compliances. The UI is super intuitive, and the team is super helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend it to early-stage startups

    Harshil N

    Founder and CEO, Contineu AI

Why startups use Craze
as their people operating system

Read all customer testimonials

  • We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

    Aman Rai

    Co-Founder, Aroleap

  • I'm thrilled with the seamless onboarding experience provided by Craze. Their phenomenal support streamlined our HR processes, making payroll a breeze. It has truly elevated Needibay's efficiency and transformed our HR operations. I highly recommend any growing company to rely on Craze

    Arojeet Saha

    Founder, Needibay

  • After trying various admin and payroll tools, our main concerns were complicated UIs, poor service, and slow turnarounds. Switching to Craze for Payroll, leave, and attendance solved all these issues. Kabir and the team have been hands-on, providing excellent customer service. The UI is user-friendly. Highly recommended!

    Sahaan Suman Kumar

    Founder, Bubble Network

  • Craze has been a breeze in running payroll. Our bottle neck was manually wasting time on each contractor or employee's sales commission, adding them to our beneficiary, waiting 24 hours and submitting 10+ OTPs. Craze solved that for us and would 10/10 recommend to all fellow founders and HR leaders

    Bharadwaj Giridhar

    Co-Founder & CEO, Inbox Pirates

  • DocTrue's payroll process used to be manual, which was time-consuming and required coordination with auditors. Craze has helped automate DocTrue's payroll and compliance, significantly reducing the time spent on these tasks. The onboarding experience with Craze was great, and their support has been excellent

    Pushkara RS

    Co-Founder & COO, DocTrue

  • I want to give a shoutout to the guys at Craze (YC S22). They really made our HR and payroll processes super smooth, both for us and our employees. Any issue was addressed quickly with great customer service. I highly recommend it to founders who want to focus on building without wasting time on admin work!

    Itamar Bitan

    Co-Founder, Dognosis

  • The Craze platform is extremely intuitive and easy to use when compared to other payroll/HRM vendors. That being said, my favourite feature is definitely how quick and responsive they are in providing any support

    Sidharth Rao

    Co-Founder & COO, Integration Labs

  • Craze has completely transformed how we handle salary processing and contractor payments, cutting my effort by over 70%. I don’t have to worry about figuring out taxes or dealing with TDS calculations anymore. The dashboard is super easy to use, and the support is amazing and fast. Craze has helped Arezou grow!

    Ishita Saxena

    Founder, Arezou

  • Craze has easily given me back 10-15 hours. Before Craze, we tried a few payroll softwares but still had to spend time on compliance. With Craze, payroll management is just one click away

    Sarthak Jain

    Founder, Findr

  • Craze has been a big relief for QuickReel, especially as a first-time founder dealing with compliance struggles. The seamless onboarding process and exceptional 24/7 support has been highly impressive. Craze has made managing QuickReel's HR, payroll, and compliance needs effortless, allowing me to focus more on scaling the business

    Ansh Vashistha

    Founder, QuickReel

  • The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, making the whole process hassle-free. It's saved me a lot of time and headaches. Overall, I highly recommend Craze to anyone looking for a simple yet effective payroll solution. Quick and effective support is another reason to use Craze

    Vishal Sharma

    Founder, Autopilot

  • The onboarding process was exceptionally smooth, and the product is sleek and well-designed. Kabir and his team were impressively prompt in addressing all of our queries

    Sanskar Jain

    Co-Founder & CEO, Entvin

  • We are a small team yet Craze saves us a lot of time in payroll and I can only imagine how much of an impact it can have on bigger businesses. Team Craze were super quick and precise with the onboarding and quick demo

    Krishna Mohan

    Co-Founder, FunnelHQ

  • Craze offered the perfect solution for our small tech startup's HR and payroll needs. When an employee requested a salary slip, we, as first-time startup founders, were initially unsure how to provide one. Craze provided a one-stop HR and payroll solution, resolving all our issues instantly

    Hemang Vyas

    Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Dev Satva

  • Huge shoutout to Craze. They have built a super slick easy to understand platform to process payroll. The setup process took less than 5 minutes and I could easily understand the different features and add my team members. Special thanks to Kabir Nagral for inviting me on a call so quickly and getting me started with Craze

    Harsh Agrawal

    Founder, DevKit

  • We absolutely loved using Craze to automate our payroll process. It's as simple as clicking a button and saves at least three hours every month by completely streamlining all payroll-related compliances. The UI is super intuitive, and the team is super helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend it to early-stage startups

    Harshil N

    Founder and CEO, Contineu AI

Cons

  • Though Craze doesn’t have a mobile app at this point, but it is compensated by the responsive mobile web browser design. 

Ideal for: Startups and SMEs members looking to avail of all advanced HR features without lock-ins or minimum commitments. 

Pricing 

  • Growth: At ₹40/month/employee, you can avail of all advanced features for the Core. This plan is perfect for startups with small teams, not looking to pay a lump sum amount on HR software monthly yet searching for HR automation features to streamline their HR processes

  • Custom: Appropriate for enterprises with 100+ employees. In this plan, you can access custom features and use cases based on requirements, and the price is custom-made. Here’s a sneak peek of how Craze creates personalised features for its customers: 

  1. Keka

keka
keka
keka

Keka is one of the best HR software in India. From streamlining your HR workflows to automating all HR processes, Keka helps your HR teams stay productive and enables employees to self-serve when accessing critical documents or getting swift approvals. 

🔖Read this detailed Keka Review article to learn more

Additionally, you will find document templates for all use cases, including offer letters, onboarding documents, agreements, and more! 

Keka best features 

  • Individual employee profiles for easy access to organisational structures 

  • Built-in Employee Self-service Portal to engage and empower employees

  • Built-in document system to access degrees, certificates, previous experience letters, and previous salary slips quickly 

  • Internal employee help desk to process employee requests faster 

Pros 

  • Flexible HR software and easily adaptable by employees 

  • Powerful automation workflows for seamless task management 

Cons 

  • Keka’s mobile application has a clumsy UI and lacks most of the features 

  • Frequent syncing and log-in issues, high loading time for the web-based application 

Ideal for: Businesses with up to 100 employees looking to pay a minimum ₹6,999/month and who are not looking for advanced features like employee onboarding, custom notifications, custom reports, etc. 

Pricing 

  • Foundation: ₹9,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹90/month for each additional employee

  • Strength:  ₹12,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹120/month for each additional employee

  • Growth:  ₹15,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹150/month for each additional employee

  1. HROne

hrone
hrone
hrone

HROne helps HR, and employees build custom processes and workflows to better manage day-to-day HR operations. Its unified employee database allows employees and HR professionals to find information like organizational charts, roles, and other information faster. 

HROne best features 

  • Customisable HR software that integrates with your tech stack to build seamless workflows 

  • Centralised employee database that refreshes on the go 

  • Multi-level data access permissions with three different access rights 


For more insights into HROne features, read our detailed HROne review.

Additionally, you will find document templates for all use cases, including offer letters, onboarding documents, agreements, and more! 

Pros 

  • Easy to use and a simple mobile app that’s available to use from anywhere 

  • An advanced search option to find employee details quickly

Cons 

  • Limited automation features force employees to rely a lot on manual tasks 

  • Onboarding and user configuration are not available to the HR Admin 

Ideal for: Mid-size businesses with 50+ teams seeking the core HR features. 

Pricing

  • Basic: ₹85 /user/month and no access to onboarding, induction, and other workforce features 

  • Professional: ₹115 /user/month and no access to performance management and helpdesk features 

  • Enterprise: Custom pricing based on your feature selections

  1. Zoho People

zoho people
zoho people
zoho people

Zoho People is the next name on our list of the best HR software for startups. Targeted towards global workplaces, it is a cloud-based, flexible HRMS platform for building scalable employee databases and automated systems. 

Zoho People best features 

  • Customise your workplace and increase employee data visibility with an organized database 

  • Part of the connected Zoho ecosystem, Zoho People integrates with other Zoho solutions like Zoho Payroll and Zoho CRM efficiently 

  • Built-in employee self-service portals to empower employees and reduce redundant tasks for HR teams 

Pros 

  • Simple UI and availability of a 30-day free trial 

  • The mobile app is equally efficient in both Android and iOS 

Cons 

  • Support documentation is outdated, and most problems the users struggle with are not part of it 

  • Personalisation when creating reports is limited beyond the available templates 

Ideal for: Startups and small businesses with less than 50 users don’t mind feature lock-ins. 

Pricing 

  • Essential HR: ₹60/user/month and no access to shift scheduling, biometric integration, shift rotation, etc. 

  • Professional: ₹120/user/month and no access to appraisals and review portals 

  • Premium: ₹180/user/month and no access to SLA tracking, discussion forum features 

  • Enterprise: ₹240/user/month and no access to Zoho Payroll, Zoho Vault, or other tools of the Zoho ecosystem

  • People Plus: ₹450/user/month and access to all features of Zoho applications

  1. GreytHR

greythr
greythr
greythr

GreyHR is one of the best HR software in India. It has been simplifying HR processes and operations for a long time. Built to enhance the experiences of both employees and HR teams, it simplifies repetitive HR tasks in real time to build scalable workflows. 

GreytHR best features 

  • Automate repetitive tasks and centralise all employee documents for quick accessibility 

  • Resolve employee queries faster with Bella, the employee support chatbot 

  • Foster communication and collaboration with custom social feeds and bulletin boards 

Read our full GreytHR Review

Pros 

  • Simple and user-friendly HR software 

  • Fast helpdesk and support tickets are resolved within 24 hours 

Cons 

  • Limited customisation options when creating automated workflows 

  • Several improvement opportunities in the current UI to make the solution easier to navigate 

Ideal for: Small teams of up to 25 employees, ready to work on basic HR features. 

Pricing 

  • Starter: ₹0/month for up to 25 employees and limited features. You cannot add additional employees to this plan 

  • Essential: ₹3495/month for up to 50 employees and limited features like no workflow automation and legal reports

  • Growth: ₹5495/month for up to 50 employees and essential features like support a performance management system are available for add-on charges 

  • Enterprise: ₹7495/month for up to 50 employees, and performance management is available for add-on charges

  1. ZingHR

zinghr
zinghr
zinghr

ZingHR is the next name on our list of best HR software in India. It is an end-to-end HR software that creates and manages configurable employee workflows and integrates BI analytics and business operations. 

ZingHR best features 

  • Maintain employee records and customise them with over 400 configurable fields 

  • Streamlined view of the entire workforce 

  • Pre-configured and customisable reports for alert-based events 

Pros 

  • Easy-to-use web application 

  • Monitoring employees in a single place becomes easy, and you get notified of all updates 

Cons 

  • Limited feature accessibility and feature lock-in unless you opt for a premium plan 

  • Dashboard loads slowly 

Ideal for: Enterprises with large teams trying to manage a vast employee database 

Pricing : Not displayed on the website

  1. BambooHR

bamboohr
bamboohr
bamboohr

BambooHR simplifies employee data for HR professionals and creates a centralized HR database so organisations can make the most of their employee data, identify critical employment trends, and make informed decisions. 

BambooHR best features 

  • Secured employee database to track and organise confidential employee database in one place 

  • Automated reporting for strategic decision-making 

  • On-the-go mobile application accessible to all employees 

Pros 

  • Self-explanatory and easy-to-navigate HR platform 

  • Easily configurable and flexible HR software 

Cons 

  • Not suitable for SMEs, expensive for small teams of less than 25 employees 

  • Robotic customer service and no personalised assistance 

Ideal for: For medium to large enterprises with over 25 employees

Pricing: Not disclosed on the website.

  1. Kredily

kredily
kredily
kredily

Kredily empowers HR teams with a comprehensive, cloud-based HRMS platform to capture, manage, and track employee data for data-driven decision-making. Simple, hassle-free software offers various features to streamline HR teams' repetitive tasks. 

Kredily best features 

  • Rule-based automation to simplify repetitive HR processes 

  • Fast onboarding and same-day implementation of your HR processes 

  • User-friendly and efficient HR management 

Pros 

  • Simple, affordable, and comprehensive 

  • Direct implementation of expense approval payouts through the dashboard 

Cons 

  • Frequent feature updates affect data, and users are not informed about these updates in advance 

  • Gets logged in and out repeatedly, affecting user experience 

Read our detailed Kredily Review to know more

Ideal for: Medium-sized businesses and enterprises having high budgets to pay a flat amount every month to avail of the advanced features 

Pricing 

  • Free Forever: ₹0/month with only 250MB data storage and limited feature accessibility 

  • Professional: ₹1499/Month/ for up to 25 employees and from the 26th employee onwards ₹60 for each additional employee

  • Enterprise: Custom pricing

  1. Darwinbox

darwinbox
darwinbox
darwinbox

Darwinbox offers a modern take on HR management, offering flexible, smarter, and faster HR operations for enterprises. Ideal for remote teams managing a global workforce, Darwinbox efficiently handles multiple legal aspects and compliances within a unified HR platform. 

Darwinbox best features 

  • A single control centre to manage complex, remote organizational structures 

  • Bulk data management and role-based access for large teams 

  • No-code, customisable workflows for scalability 

Pros 

  • User-focused workflows to reduce third-party implementation costs 

  • Expert support and consultation on-demand to resolve technical issues 

Cons 

  • Complicated reporting and HR analytics are missing

  • Manual capability requirements are high 

Ideal for: Large enterprises and remote teams with global workforce and complex workflows 

Pricing: Not disclosed on the website

  1. PocketHRMS

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The final name on our list of top HR software in India is PocketHRMS. HR departments use this software to achieve hyper-efficiency and simplify complex HR processes. It automates different areas of employee management processes for seamless HR operations. 

PocketHRMS best features 

  • Get an in-depth overview of employee information within a custom dashboard 

  • Automated compliance handling and simpler tax management 

  • Biometric-based attendance management 

Pros 

  • End-to-end and self-service solution for HR teams and employees 

  • Simple, employee-friendly, and provides all essential employee insights 

Cons 

  • Poor document management tool with no option to view or download employee documents quickly 

  • Lack of customization and not enough fields available in existing report templates for use-case-specific adjustments 

Ideal for: Medium-sized teams of a minimum of 50 employees who are ready to spend a flat amount every month to get advanced feature access 

Pricing 

  • Standard: ₹2495/month for up to 50 employees and an additional ₹40/employee/month from the 51st employee onwards with feature lock-ins

  • Professional: ₹3995/month for up to 50 employees and an additional ₹80/employee/month from the 51st employee onwards with advanced features like AI attendance, advanced leave workflows 

  • Premium: Custom pricing

How to Select the Best HR Software? 

You already know which features to look for in the best HR software. But what about the ‘other’ aspects? Here’s a quick checklist of the things to search for in the best HR software other than the key features: 

  • Weigh in whether the HR software supports your current and future use cases 

  • Make sure that there is a dedicated account manager or team to provide fast support for you and your employees whenever there are any questions or concerns 

  • The tool has to be easy to use, as both tech and non-tech background employees will be using it, and there shouldn’t be a complex navigation and clunky UI that they can’t figure out 

  • The HR software vendor must have a clear product roadmap and should be flexible enough to add new features as per your team’s requests 

  • It should be affordable and scalable as your startup grows. There shouldn’t be minimum commitments and feature-gating

Conclusion

Selecting the best HR software ultimately comes down to an organization’s requirements: Does it support your use cases? Does it match your budget? Is it employee-friendly? 

The best way to understand if a product suits you is to use it first-hand or get a product demo. And that’s precisely what we suggest before concluding the article. 

We are confident that once you start using Craze, you will notice the clear differences between Craze and other traditional HR software in India and recognise that it is designed by and for startups.

It is ideal for you if:

  • You need a people operating system that handles HR, finance, and IT all in one place.

  • You are frustrated with most HR software in India restricting essential features for Enterprise users.

  • You prefer quick replies to your queries and getting tasks done quickly.

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FAQs

What is the average cost of HR software in India?

The average cost of HR software in India ranges from ₹40 to ₹450 per employee per month.

What features are essential for startups in HR Software?

Essential features for startups include a centralized employee database, document management, a self-service portal, auto sync with payroll, and leave management software. 

Why should I choose an HR software?

Choose HR software to automate workflows, centralize employee data, and streamline HR processes, saving time and resources.

How to use HR Software?

To use HR software, set up employee profiles, configure workflows, integrate with existing tools and train employees.

What are the key things to look for in HR software? 

Look for user-friendliness, responsive support, affordability, accuracy, and features catering to HR and employees.

Does HR software offer payroll and leaves as built-in features? 

Yes, HR software like Craze has strong core HR features with built-in payroll, leave, and time tracking that syncs in real time.

What are the different pricing models in HR software?

It is per-user-based. Some companies have feature gating and minimum users. Craze doesn't have restrictions and has transparent pricing.

Sreyashi Chatterjee

Sreyashi Chatterjee is a SaaS content marketing consultant. When she is not writing or thinking about writing, she is watching Netflix or reading a thriller novel while sipping coffee.

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Flexible benefits
Reports
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Built for founders by founders in India 🇮🇳

Products
Features
Contractors
Reimbursements
Flexible benefits
Reports
Compliance
Documents

© 2024 Craze Technologies. All rights reserved