||HRMantra`s homepage can be fully configured by all users to personalize to their liking. For e.g. they can decide the placing of the sections (tiles); expand or collapse each section or even change the skin color and how they would like to be welcomed
||Mostly quite rigid with just 1 color scheme
||Organizational Hierarchies / org units / employee categories
||In HRMantra, you can create any number of hierarchies helping you to create any kind of analysis on employee groups like company, location, department, division, grade, designation, SBU, profit center etc basis
||Quite limited number of hierarchies upto 8 thereby putting a lot of restrictions on data analysis & reducing the flexibility of configuring the software to all your org units. So for a business having more than 300 employees, such softwares are obsolete
||Employee, managers & HR self service Portal
||From the common homepage, you can easily set the ESS, MSS & HR self service. So the employees need to look at just 1 page for all their ESS functions
||Employees, managers and HR logins are generally separate with different looks. So if someone is an approver, he has to click in a specific module to check whether he has to grant some application thereby wasting his time & delaying the response time
||HRMantra has customizable 3 D real time updatable Business Intelligence dashboards in each module. It has over 35 chart types and 16 color palletes.
||Dashboard if available is either with very limited number of charts and is not specific to a module
||It has fully flexible escalation matrices in all modules using powerful formula builders with time based triggering features.You can send email & SMSes to select approvers. In case the escalation flow is changed, you can redistribute it in 1 click
||Generally any application is routed to a person and there are limited fixed number of escalation levels that can be set.So for a business having more than 300 employees, such softwares are redundant
||Does the vendor have a mobile version? This will enable a true employee on the move
||HRMantra is the world`s 1st HR software to have a mobile version working on any cellphone having any browser. We have received the top 10 mobile app award from NASSCOM & IAMAI for the same. Employees can do their main self service functions like applying leave, OD, OT, attendance regularisation and all kinds of helpdesk thru their cell phones and approving it thru SMS i.e. SMS based workflows. This frees the employee from being depended on using a PC for HR work and thus truly any and all employees including workers become truly online! Available on Android & IOS
||Not available in most products. So the HR software usage is limited to very few employees and in limited time thus reducing your productivity and speed of decision making.
||Does the vendor give lifetime support for the software?
||Yes provided free of cost. So it is like buying a Nano car and over a period of time getting it upgraded to a Mercedes free of cost
||Mostly No. Some give about 3 years support for a particular version and after that the client has to buy for the new version at a huge cost again. And mostly within those 3 years, the client has to live with the features provided on as is where is basis
||Does it provide video tutorial in all pages for easy learning?
||Yes thereby the users do not need to go thru boring lengthy help documents. This reduces the efforts by the HRD to train its employees
||Mostly not available.
||Does it have setup wizards for easy and fast implementation?
||Yes. So barring some technical formula builders, the client`s HR team can do the entire setup themselves saving huge cost and time required for implementation
||Mostly not available.
||Is the pricing comfortable for SMEs?
||Yes HRMantra pricing is suitable even for 50 employees firm and since the setup could be done by the client themselves now, the go live cost is nearly zero in such scenarios.
||Most charge a one time service fee ( for configuration, Data upload, UAT and training for 30 man days @ Rs 8000 per day) of Rs 2,40,000+ a one time setup fees of Rs 75000 adding upto Rs 3.15 lakhs.
||Is there any hidden cost in adding any new legal entities?
||Absolutely no. Very transparent pricing based on active employees. Complete career graph across a group of entities.
||Most charge extra for an additional company and many are not able to even transfer employee data from 1 company to other also!.
||Is the HR & Payroll software completely web based?
||Yes thereby giving tremendous benefits and cost benefits. Thus there is no headache on client PCs. No reloading of exes when the package is updated
||Payroll module is mostly not web based limiting the usability of the software. Thus many functions like tax computation, etc cannot be done by employees on online basis. Such payroll softwares are developed on obsolete client server technologies.
||Is the vendor ISO 27001:2005 certified firm showing highest data security standards worldwide?
||Yes so you know that your data cannot be leaked
||No making your confidential employee information highly vulnerable to be poached by your competition
||Is the software available on a monthly pay per use basis from VM servers based in an Tier IV datacenters with full DR?
||Mostly Not available
||How easy is it to go to your desired form?
||You are able to reach all your pages in 1 click -a dream for any web based software.
||It takes a lot of time to find the form going through a series of menus, sub menus and tabs increasing the headache of remembering the flow. Mostly you have to click on the module button first; wasting your precious time
||Number of free reports provided
||350+ pre-configured phenomenally detailed editable reports. Users can add or change reports themselves without extra cost.
||Mostly less than 100 reports. If you want changes in the reports you will have to tell the vendor to change and they will charge you extra for the same
||Amount of time invested in developing the software?
||Over 1000 man years since the year 1998 giving us a strong domain expertise and the product has all best business practices in place and features that are must-have and it has become a very mature and easy to set product for any firm of any size in any industry
||Quite less time invested in the development thereby the client has to waste colossal amount of time and money in explaining their requirements, fixing bugs, doing testing etc thereby becoming a guinea pig in the process as also imparting domain knowledge. Any such product with less than 10 years spent in its development will just not have the expertise or worth your money.
||Event reminders on the main portal page?
||over 26+ types of event reminders like birthday / wedding anniversary / retirement / confirmation dates etc. Employees can also create custom date triggers like their insurance policy expiry dates with provision to remind x number of days, months or years before it is due. It comes by way of Email, SMS or Popup alerts.
||very very limited triggers if at all available
||Value added features in the mobile version
||Calling and sending emails & SMSs to employees, discussion board, buy & sell, volunteering, blogs,jokes, image gallery, Ideas, blow whistle, leave, OD, OT, Attendance applications and approvals, viewing payslips,chat, dashboards, helpdesk, suggestion box, opinion poll,planner etc
||Mostly Not available.
||Activity rules setting based on employee groups (hierarchies). Rules setting remapping is easy?
||Grouping can be done on 100+ activities like payroll, leave, attendance, salary etc. Remapping can be done in seconds.
||Grouping facility if at all available can be done on very few activities and only for limited modules. In many products it has to be done employee-wise thereby HRD has to be remember which rules are relevant for all new joinees thereby wasting their precious time and many times leading to errors. It thus makes such products unsuitable for a large multi location multi hierarchy business.
||Number of preformatted letter purpose templates
||HRMantra has over 125 such templates across all modules thereby giving the users a personalised response
||There are much lesser such templates
||GPS tracking feature
||You can monitor on real time the position of your employees using GPS on their smartphones & also use it for their attendance time-in & time-out features. It also tracks the IMEI number of their mobile.
||Mostly Not available