10 Top Tips for Buying HR Software

  1. Don’t approach suppliers until you are ready to start a project
  2. Don’t start the selection process until you have a documented business case
  3. Understand the business processes you are trying to improve
  4. Evaluate the software using scenarios based on best practice and your policies
  5. Understand how the pricing model impacts future changes to headcount
  6. Ask what additional components could be purchased
  7. Get a detailed project plan with all the tasks identified for both you and the supplier
  8. Understand how many hours are included in a standard day rate
  9. Carry out due diligence on the supplier with financial and security checks and online material available on sites such as Glassdoor.
  10. Don’t sign a supplier’s standard contract without understanding the implications first