Update: After a year of extraordinary growth, we’re pleased to announce that our HRIS has again won the FrontRunner award for HRIS software, again.

FrontRunners uses real reviews from real software users to highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. To create this report, they evaluated over 695 Human Resource Information System (HRIS) products. Only those with the top scores for Usability and User Recommended made the cut as FrontRunners—Sapling's score? 9.48 /10. Thank you to our community for continuing to support our efforts and vision!

Winter 2018/2019:

We're excited to announce Sapling has been named a “Front Runner for HRIS Management” by Gartner’s Software Advice in 2018. Out of the 366 HRIS platforms evaluated, Sapling was ranked as 4th for HRIS.

The FrontRunner honor aggregates reviews from software users to highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. The honor recognizes companies that scored high in two areas: Usability and User Recommendations, based on actual user ratings.

More than 366 public and private companies competed at the awards across all industries, locations, and sizes.

This honor considers products that offer a core set of functionality—for example, HR Software platforms like Sapling, that act as the system of record for employee data with time off tracking and deep reporting and analytics capabilities to support high-growth, international teams.

“We’re humbled and honored to be named a Front Runner for HRIS Management by Software Advice,” said Bart Macdonald, CEO and co-founder of Sapling.

“Sapling is dedicated to helping innovative companies deliver a world-class onboarding and HRIS experience. Sapling’s streamlined, data-driven, and customizable technology enables our customer community to develop world-class global teams. With our experienced customer success team ready to help them every step of the way, we prioritize setting up all teams for success with their People Programs. With this blend of world-class technology paired with deep expertise in consulting services, we are thrilled to hear how the Sapling experience is supporting our customers to gain outsized returns on their HR initiatives.”

Lori Meeks, Senior Talent Business Partner, reflects on her own experience with the award-winning platform: "Sapling is setting the bar for HR technology and I cannot think of another HR tech platform where I’ve accomplished and developed the environment we dreamed of."


When teams partner with Sapling, they’re getting more than a world-class onboarding or HRIS platform — they’re getting a mission-driven and customer-centric team, whose dedication and passion extends well beyond product tutorials and technical support.

There’s a reason Sapling was ranked as one of the top HRIS out there. Learn for yourself how Sapling's Onboarding or HRIS can accelerate your team's productivity, reach out for a demo.


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Sapling wins Front Runner for HRIS Management - honor by Software Advice