Are Pre-Recorded HRIS Demos Helpful?

Updated: March 10, 2010

Without question, I can answer with an emphatic "YES, they are". That's why we included Pre-Recorded HRIS demos on the site. I don't expect someone to make a purchase decision purely on what they see in a pre-recorded demo but that's not their purpose. I have found that many of the visitors to CompareHRIS.com and hr-softwareblog.com have not used HRIS or HR systems and before they can really start the HRIS selection process, they need to first understand what these systems are capable of.

In other words, they need to increase their HRIS system IQ. Viewing pre-recorded demos of a handful of systems will absolutely show a good initial view of what these types of systems offer. A potential customer might even be able to narrow down their search of systems they want a more detailed one on one demo with based on what they see and don't see from a pre-recorded demo.

The following CompareHRIS.com vendors offer pre-recorded HRIS/HRMS demos:

2Interact HRMS
ADP Workforce Now
Ascentis HR & Payroll
Ceridian HR/Payroll Latitude
HR.net Enterprise
HRA HRIS
HRnetSource HRIS
Kronos Workforce HR and Workforce Payroll
NuViewHR HRIS Product Suite
PDS Vista HRMS
Sage Abra HRIS and HRMS
SharedHR
UltiPro HRMS and Payroll

We offer the following tools on the site to assist HR professionals with improving their HRIS IQ when beginning their search for a HRIS or HRMS system:

HRIS Product Search
HRIS Selection Tool
HR and Payroll Software Buyers Guide
Over 140 HRIS Articles
Vendor Created HRIS white papers

And yes, Pre-recorded demos.

Again, I don't expect anyone to make a decision based solely on a pre-recorded demo but they do provide a great introduction view of the system and will show the basics of what the vendor provides. At the very least, it is helpful to go to one site to view the pre-recorded demos of so many of the leading HRIS systems without having to search around 20 or more individual sites for the same thing.

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