February 28, 2019

4 Best of Breed HR Tools That Actually Work With Your Existing Software

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Since they were first introduced in the 1980s, human resources (HR) software solutions have come a long way. What started out as a way to easily run payroll or manage benefits has evolved into big business for companies who develop HR software, especially for those who develop human resources information systems (HRIS).

An HRIS is certainly a useful—and in many cases, necessary—tool, but not every business needs all the features offered by such a system. Thankfully, many options still exist for small to mid-sized companies who are only looking for core HR tools. Best of all, some of these tools also integrate with your existing business software, delivering a better ROI for all of your integrated systems.

Here are a few of the best HR tools based on the integrations they offer.

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  • Software Category: Payroll
  • Words Best For: Midsize and Enterprise Businesses

When it comes to payroll tools, most systems integrate with third-party ledger systems such as QuickBooks or Sage and an HRIS like Workday or ADP, but a few systems offer other, unexpected integrations that can help you make the most of your existing business software.

Optimum Payroll is a standalone tool from Optimum HRIS that integrates with Click Boarding (an employee onboarding tool) and ShiftWizard (a healthcare scheduling tool) in addition to Optimum HRIS and third-party accounting systems. While Optimum Payroll is built for any industry, the integration with ShiftWizard makes it particularly useful when running payroll at healthcare companies. Add shift pay differentials to the already calculus-like work of scheduling healthcare workers, and you’ll be grateful for a system that eases some of the burden.

Also Read: 3 Expensive Payroll Error Laws You Need to Follow


  • Software Category: Time & Attendance
  • Works Best For: Any Sized Business

Many time and attendance solutions integrate with accounting software, but what Jibble lacks in ledger integrations, it makes up for in creative integrations with Slack and Microsoft Teams.

Using either of these social collaboration tools, you can “jibble in” or “jibble out” to clock in or out. For example, in Slack, you can clock in to work by typing “/jibble in” after integrating the two systems, and Slack will relay your hours back to Jibble. Employees can also type “/jibble times” in Slack to view their timesheet for the week. Comparable functions exist for Microsoft Teams.


  • Software Category: Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Works Best For: Any Sized Business

In addition to offering a unique learning management system (LMS) powered by artificial intelligence, Docebo also offers a complete API system and a long list of integrations for other software systems. From Google Analytics to Shopify to WordPress, Docebo creates a seamless experience across many of the tools your business probably already uses and makes online training easy. Employees have a lot of software tools to keep track of as is, so giving them one less tool to remember by integrating Docebo with WordPress is a welcome relief. And for more tech-savvy companies, Docebo’s API is a major selling point if you have a specific integration in mind that isn’t currently offered as a turnkey integration.


  • Software Type: Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Works Best For: Any Sized Business

Most modern applicant tracking systems (ATS) integrate with email providers and job search websites like Indeed and Monster, but PCRecruiter stands apart in that it also allows integrations with recruiting sites CareerBuilder and TextKernel. An additional integration with RingCentral means you will spend much less time switching back and forth between different tools. PCRecruiter puts all the tools you might need throughout the day in one place, lending HR managers and recruiters a helping hand when hunting down a new software developer or marketing director.

When it comes to HR software, you don’t always have to splurge for a fancy HRIS, though there might come a point when that makes sense for your business. Until then, plenty of standalone HR tools are out there, and many of them also help you make the most of the business software you currently use.

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