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<p>Source: <a href="" target="_blank">Workforce Management Market Research</a>, Crozdesk</p>

Best Workforce Management Software in 2018

Workforce Management software is fast becoming one of the most vital tools across all of the IT industries, with the market value estimated at $4.7 billion. This is expected to reach $9.0 billion by 2022, which is almost double its worth in 2016.

The rising demand for Workforce Management software coincides with the general momentum of automation software and the rising number of businesses that are looking for cloud-based solutions that offer more agility and operational utility. In conjunction, businesses have been given more impetus to streamline and optimize workforce scheduling.

Workforce Management software generally has solutions for performance management, workforce analytics, absence management, human resources, time management, and workforce scheduling. However, in the last few years, the Workforce Management market has been in a transitionary period as vendors have adapted to technological change and shifting consumer demands, most predominantly for social media, mobile and real-time solutions

Lastly, the Crozdesk Market Radar reveals that vendors in this software category tend to offer services aimed at a specific niche or industry, such as transportation, logistics, retail, manufacturing and much more. However, there are a substantial number of vendors that offer horizontal solutions that are not aimed at particular industries.

Products in this category help organizations maintain a productive workforce by assigning the right task to the right employee at the right time. You can use these products to handle overstaffing and understaffing issues, keep track of attendance and work hours, provide feedback and training to employees, manage employee scheduling and to predict extra workload, additional staff requirements, or any possible work schedule conflicts. Other aspects of workforce management software include benefits administration, talent management, time management, expense management, performance monitoring and the ability to comply with labor laws.  Read the full software guide...


PARiM 61


PARiM is a cloud-based workforce management software with over 50 000 happy daily unique users globally. Our all-in-one-solution is fast, easy and comprehensive. More Information...


BambooHR 84


BambooHR is the No.1 HR software for small & medium businesses. Visit us to start a free trial. More Information...


Kugadi 28


We provide a guard tour and reporting system. Know where your security guards are and what they are doing 100% of the time. More Information...


Kenexa 96


Kenexa provides business with hiring and talent management solutions by identifying and managing the workforce. More Information...

ADP Workforce Now

ADP Workforce Now 91


Human Resources is about helping your employees to be more successful and growing your business. From recruitment to retirement, ADP Workforce Now can help you do just that. More Information... 84

(152) is online time tracking for payroll and billing. Employees clock in from their desks or mobile and track time for clients too. Time integrates with QuickBooks. More Information...


WebHR 82


WebHR is a Global Leader in cloud-based social HR software that manages a company’s most important asset - its human resource. Trusted by 12,000 companies in 186 countries. More Information...


Weekdone 80


Best team goal setting and tracking software. Refocus your team and get everyone on track towards achieving their goals and getting work done. More Information...


Kronos 80


Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. More Information...


Zenefits 76


All your HR. One platform. Benefits, payroll, onboarding, time off, and more. More Information...


Homebase 75


Homebase makes managing hourly work easier for 60,000+ businesses. With free employee scheduling, time tracking, team communication, and managers spend less time on paperwork. More Information...


Findmyshift 74


Findmyshift is an online solution for managing your organization's workforce, providing scheduling, timesheets, time clocking, payroll and messaging, all in one place. More Information...


Tanda 71


Tanda is a web-based workforce management, HR scheduling, and timesheet platform. More Information...




CEIPAL is a leading cloud based human capital management (HCM) solution, delivers talent hiring, collaboration and workforce management from anywhere using any device. More Information...

Project Center

Project Center 70


OneSpace connects internal teams with freelance talent through our workflow automation tools and provides a customizable virtual work interface. More Information...


Sleekr 70


Sleekr is a very easy to use HR software. Designed for people without an HR background. More Information...


HRLocker 65


Save Time & Money in a Busy World! Automate People Management processes with HRLocker's smart, cost efficient cloud solution. Awesome backup. Superhero Support! More Information...


Activ8 64


activ8 is a SaaS human resources software system, a revolutionary set of web based people management tools. More Information...


Shortlist 62


All your freelancers, independent contractors and vendors, consolidated in one simple dashboard, accessible by all your employees More Information...


APS 60


APS is a web-based workforce management solution. More Information...


Visier 59


Visier is workforce intelligence and people strategy platform. More Information...


Precursive 56


Precursive helps improve workforce planning, bid management, and resource allocation; increasing alignment between sales and delivery teams. 100% native to Salesforce. More Information...


15Five 89


15Five is an inter-company employee feedback system that allows you to know the pulse of your company. More Information...


7shifts 89


7shifts is an easy to use scheduling app designed specifically for restaurants. Save time scheduling, reduce your labor costs, and streamline staff communication. More Information...


WorkLinx 55


SmartLinx provides a complete end-to-end Workforce & HR suite of solutions that streamline operations, increase efficiency and reduce compliance risk. More Information...


Deputy 87


Staff rota software with time and attendance. Save time, improve visibility, leave spreadsheets and paper rotas behind. More Information...


Clarizen 86


Clarizen is an enterprise-class project management and work collaboration solution. More Information...


Azendoo 86


Azendoo is collaborative teamwork application. More Information...


ClickTime 86


ClickTime is web-based time tracking and employee management platform. More Information...

Qualtrics Employee Experience

Qualtrics Employee Experience 85


Qualtrics helps companies reduce unwanted attrition, improve employee engagement, develop top performers, and build strong teams, by optimizing the employee experience. More Information...

TINYpulse Engage

TINYpulse Engage 82


TINYpulse Engage sends a quick, one-question pulse to your employees each week. Employees can respond using their browser, Slack, Outlook, and iOS or Android device. More Information...

When I Work

When I Work 80


When I Work is a web and mobile enabled application to help companies manage their employee scheduling process. More Information...


Schedulefly 80


Used by over 6,500 restaurants, Schedulefly is a great way to oversee and manage your restaurant from one centralized platform. More Information...


CakeHR 80


CakeHR is accessible, affordable and refreshingly easy to use HR management software for small to medium businesses. More Information...


Aladtec 80


Aladtec's system is an affordable subscription based online employee scheduling and workforce management system. Designed for Public Safety with 24/7 staff scheduling needs. More Information...

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 80


Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based HR and Talent Management platform. More Information...


Workfront 79


Workfront is a web-based work management and project management software. More Information...


Vetter 46


Vetter is an easy-to-use, easy-to-run Employee Suggestion Box tool. More Information...


ClickSoftware 78


ClickSoftware is an automated mobile workforce management and service optimization solution for enterprise and small businesses. More Information...

Breezy HR

Breezy HR 77


Recruiting software for small teams doing big things. More Information... 77

(11) helps to schedule meetings quickly and easily through the integration with calendars online. More Information...


PCRecruiter 75


PCRecruiter is a highly-flexible, affordable recruitment CRM for recruiting, staffing, and sourcing professionals in organizations of all sizes. More Information...


SwipeClock 74


SwipeClock is cloud-based Attendance Tracking, Workforce Management and HR Scheduling solution. More Information...


mHelpDesk 74


mHelpDesk is a cloud based workforce management system for field service businesses. More Information...


FieldAware 73


FieldAware is a Field Service Management software that automates workflows and increases daily work order completions. More Information...


NimbleSchedule 73


An easy-to-use but powerful, cloud-based employee scheduling and time tracking application perfect for small to medium sized businesses. More Information...




WISP is a SaaS solution for creating mobile employee handbooks. More Information...


ServicePower 71


ServicePower is provider of software and services in field service and workforce management. More Information...


VolunteerLocal 70


VolunteerLocal is an online volunteer management platform which saves volunteer coordinators time with amazing tools to schedule, manage and communicate with volunteers. More Information...

HR Partner

HR Partner 36


Modern HR software with employee onboarding & training checklists, time-off management, performance, recruitment & employee self-service. More Information...


Ideal 69


Ideal's artificial intelligence automates time-consuming, repetitive recruiting tasks such as sourcing and screening candidates. Ideal increases recruiter efficiency 3.7x. More Information...

Service Autopilot

Service Autopilot 68


Service Autopilot is service business software designed for savvy business owners that want to maximize their profits and simplify their life. More Information...


Staffbase 68


The Staffbase app is custom-fit and branded to each customer's specific needs, supporting every touch point on your employee's journey. More Information...


EmployeeConnect 67


EmployeeConnect is a powerful cloud-based HR software that seamlessly integrates all major HR functions in a single platform. Go paperless and focus on strategy. More Information...


WorkWave 66


WorkWave is a Field Service Management, Office Management, and Marketing Solutions software. More Information...


Poppulo 66


Transform your internal communications with attractive, engaging emails that are highly personalized, interactive and can be targeted for specific audiences. More Information...


Timeneye 66


Timeneye makes time tracking simple and intelligent. More Information...


Mitrefinch 32


Mitrefinch Ltd is a leading provider of Workforce Management Solutions for medium-large organizations with 100+ employees. Employee Time Tracking that works - Free Demo! More Information...

Cloud ABIS

Cloud ABIS 64


CloudABIS is a highly scalable, cloud-based biometric matching system. It supports fingerprint, finger vein, face and iris recognition. More Information...

Comindware Project

Comindware Project 64


Comindware Project® – a professional solution for efficient project planning, execution and collaboration. Put an end to project work chaos! More Information...


Skilo 30


Skilo is a web-based talent and human resource management software. More Information...

uTRAC Online

uTRAC Online 30


uTRAC is a dynamic workforce management application designed for the event services industry. Simpler Scheduling - Better Communication - Faster Billing & Payroll More Information...


Kanbanery 62


Kanbanery is a popular and easy to use tool for managing teams. Visualize the work and get useful reports to get things done better. More Information...


Corrigo 62


Corrigo provides cloud-based facilities management, work order dispatch & time tracking software. More Information...


Synergita 61


Synergita automates employee talent data, employee goals alignment, continuous employee performance reviews & feedback, employee engagement, employee development & retention. More Information...

BeeBole Timesheet

BeeBole Timesheet 59


Beebole Timesheet is a Business Intelligence tool to help companies and managers know where their time and budget are spent on. More Information...


Astea 55


Astea is software for service management and mobile workforce solutions. More Information...


TimeLive 55


TimeLive by Livetecs LLC is a Time and Expense Tracking Software for small, medium and large size companies. More Information...

HR Cloud

HR Cloud 54


HR Cloud is the new standard in compliant, paperless new hire onboarding that takes care of your entire team, all in one place. More Information...

Knowledge Anywhere

Knowledge Anywhere 53


Learning management software designed for multilingual employee training that can be accessed on virtually any device from any location. More Information...


DoSelect 53


DoSelect is collaborative, technology independent and data-driven hiring tool for amazing teams. More Information...

School Time

School Time 52


School Time is a user-friendly school management system designed for real-time access across multiple devices. More Information...




OLTRE is a Cloud suite of applications for Automatic Identification: Time & Attendance, Access Control, Production Control, Rostering, Mobile Data Collection, Patrol Route. More Information...

Learning Machine

Learning Machine 48


Learning Machine provides your workforce with independently owned and verifiable records anchored to the blockchain. Interoperable, private, and permanently verifiable. More Information...


actiPLANS 45


actiPLANS is a leave management system that makes the entire leave management process easy and effortless. More Information...


Actimo 44


Actimo is a cloud based Software as a Service, that helps you to communicate with, onboard, train and performance manage your mobile-first employees in real time. More Information...


OctopusPro 43


OctopusPro is a job management software for any field service provider or contractor. The OctopusPro app can be used by your field workers anywhere, anytime, even offline. More Information...


Bric 39


Get analytics to maximize your teams' time and talents. Bric combines project planning, time tracking, and task management to analyzes your employee utilization and financials More Information...

Loopline Systems

Loopline Systems 39


A lightweight cloud solution for managing your performance reviews including objective management, feedback and employee development. More Information...


Beeple 37


Beeple is a cloud-based tool for staff management that makes the process of planning, registering, screening, checking-in & out of employees pleasant. More Information...


FieldOne 36


FieldOne is a service management platform providing field service companies with powerful tools to streamline their business processes. More Information...


GroSum 34


GroSum is a Performance Management and 360 Degree Feedback Platform aimed to increase employee & organisation performance and reduce administrative burden. More Information...


FeetPort 34


We are a StartupIndia recognized, field force automation software that provides employee location tracking & task management as per client specific needs. More Information...


Spidergap 34


Spidergap is the online 360 degree feedback tool that makes it easy for employees to take control of their personal development. More Information...


Aware360 31


Aware360’s core product is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform which customers can connect all of their people & assets to receive alerts & notifications. More Information...

eResource Scheduler

eResource Scheduler 31


eResource Scheduler has been developed with the aim of providing powerful yet affordable resource scheduling, planning and management software to organizations of all types. More Information...


RemoteCamp 30


RemoteCamp is a smart remote work management tool with screenshots, time tracking, and computer usage monitoring. More Information...


Swift 30


Swift HCM - An affordable web-based Human Capital Management Solution unifying essential HR components on one platform. More Information...

SuccessWare 21

SuccessWare 21 30


SuccessWare 21 software provides operational and management solutions for the Service industry. More Information... 29


Online recruiting software. Track job applications and boost your candidate experience with ease. More Information...

Fluid BPM

Fluid BPM 29


AN application that brings BPM: document, object, data management; and integrability together into one elegant, agile solution. More Information...


CVViZ 28


We are a Workforce Optimization product. CVViZ is an Artificial Intelligence powered solution that helps you identify RIGHT talent internally or externally. More Information...


Nold 27


Nold offers a smartphone based access control system for business use. Using your phone as a key, you can open garage doors, entry gates, office doors and more. More Information...

Shift Status

Shift Status 27


Shift Status is an employee scheduling tool, created for business managers. It works on all devices, and each employee gets their own account. More Information...


AutoAlert 26


AutoAlert Job Management helps companies with remote workers manage their jobs and raise their invoices. This helps in reducing admin, reducing costs and increasing profits. More Information...

LS Intranet

LS Intranet 26


LS Intranet is a digital workplace, where employees can easily communicate and collaborate with each other. More Information...


AtAssist 24


@Assist is an all-in-one solutions company that creates affordable and easy-to-use solutions for small to large businesses. More Information...


Slick 23


Slick is a new tool designed for employees perks and rewards. The goal is to make employees feel that they are being valued beyond a paycheck by having a reward program. More Information...


Locomote 19


As the world's most powerful travel platform, Locomote simplifies business travel for road warriors, travel managers, and everyone in between. More Information...

Workforce Management Software Guide

What is Workforce Management Software?

Workforce management software helps organizations improve employee productivity by automating staff planning, delegating the right tasks to the right employees at the right time, forecasting future staffing requirements, managing payments and employee benefits and tracking attendance, working hours and time-offs.

You’ll also find products that help in performance monitoring, training management, field service management, vacation planning, payroll administration, employee data collection and analysis.

The more advanced workforce management software provides real-time visibility into your workforce, allowing you to make timely decisions on a day to day basis. While helping you maintain a productive workforce, these products also enable you to reduce labor costs, comply with labor laws, enhance employee engagement, improve customer service, avoid overtime payments and prevent buddy punching.

What Workforce Management Software Should I Choose?

Chances are that your existing ERP or CRM solutions already have some workforce management capabilities. If that’s all you need to manage your workforce, you don’t need to buy a separate program for workforce management. If, however, you have a global workforce or a complex payroll environment, you will need a standalone, best-of-breed solution. For instance, companies with a diversified workforce with operations in different countries governed by different labor laws need a workforce management solution that supports multiple currencies and helps comply with international labor regulations.

Another important thing to consider is scalability. You should have a long-term vision. While a product with basic employee scheduling features may suffice at the moment, you may need demand prediction and absence management capabilities in future. Also, check whether the product can seamlessly integrate with your existing applications.

Typically, the key functionalities of workforce management software include labor scheduling, forecasting, leave management, time and attendance tracking, time and work data collection, exception planning and performance analysis. However, different products focus on different aspects of workforce management. You need to choose a solution depending on your priorities and goals.

For instance, if your main aim is to improve workforce productivity, look for advanced scheduling, task management, performance and training management features. On the other hand, if you are looking for cost reduction, you need a product with advanced features for absence management, demand prediction, time zone support, etc.

Some other important considerations include ease of use, security standards, whether the software can create schedules on the basis of ‘what if’ scenarios, and whether it can generate performance management reports.

Common Features of Workforce Management

2-Factor Authentication Adds an additional layer of security by requiring an extra step in the login process. Usually external devices are required for this or a text message with a verification code is sent to the user when trying to login.
360 Degree Feedback Gather and manage anonymous feedback for employees from co-workers and managers.
API Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are programmatic intersections with external products or platforms that allow for custom integrations with your own solutions or other solutions you are using.
Application Tracking Assists with managing applications, interviewing, hiring and onboarding new applicants to help streamline recruiting processes.
Attendance Tracking Track employee attendance and absence to keep on top of sick days and hours worked for payroll purposes.
Batch Permissions & Access Control user or group access and permission settings for software or other systems.
Budgeting Planning and tracking capabilities for financial budgets and plans often used to manage funds across different departments or for investor / shareholder oversight.
Calendar Management Manage and update calendars for scheduling or consolidation of events across teams, departments or business functions.
Dashboard Dashboards are digital interfaces commonly used to visualise data or give quick access to important features and functions of online platforms. They often serve as an overview gateway in software applications.
Data Export Exporting functionality can be used to streamline the migration of data sets and information across systems, platforms or applications.
Data Import Importing functionality allows you to use data sets from other systems or platforms to cut down on data entry requirements or to more easily migrate records from similar applications you have used in the past.
Data Visualization Data visualization features render a visual interpretation of data sets through the use of charts, infographics and other visual cues generally in form of a reporting dashboard.
Employee Database Manage and update employee records in a centralised database. Used to keep information about work entry, age, past roles and other employee details.
Employee Engagement Collect feedback from employees to recognize achievements, gather feedback and improve employee participation processes in the workplace.
Employee Incentive Management Manage and track incentive schemes for your employees to improve performance and loyalty / retention rate.
Employee Onboarding Streamlines the onboarding process for new employees in form of checklists, password and access management features, as well as other induction elements.
Expense Tracking Track employee travel and other expenses to stay on top of budgeting requirements and reimbursements.
External Integrations Integrations with other software products or platforms to improve efficiency and compatibility across systems.
Feedback Management Manage feedback through the use of surveys and similar elements issued to employees and/or customers to consolidate new ideas or track employee performance.
Forecasting Forecast upcoming expenses, sales, revenue, user levels, etc. through the use of predictive methods and past data.
Multi-User Supports more than just one user account and generally allows for collaboration with colleagues.
Notifications Includes notification support and sends you alerts with information on important events and other time sensitive instances. For example through push notifications on mobile phones or email notifications.
Onboarding Helps onboard new employees or customers.
Payroll Manage employee payroll to keep track of taxes due to the government, pension schemes and payments to employees.
Project Management Manage projects from conception through the planning stage to delivery and post-project reporting phases. This allows organisation teams to organise resources, plan budgets and improve efficiency in the delivery of project objectives.
Scheduling Schedule tasks, resources, appointments, payments, communications, etc.
Time Management Monitor and optimize how you're spending your time.
Timesheets Track employee attendance, sick days and hours worked for payroll purposes or billable hours for professional services.
Travel Management Manage travel plans and expenses for employees, prospects or potential recruits through a central environment.
Vacation Calendar Track employee holiday requests and absences for payroll, reporting or shift-planning purposes.

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