Benefits and Insights

Why use Criterion HCM?

Key differentiators & advantages of Criterion HCM

  Complete HCM Platform 
  • Applicant Tracking & Core Onboarding
  • Benefit Management & Open Enrollment
  • Time & Attendance Tracking
  • Online Performance Reviews
  • Learning Management
  • Audit & EEO Reporting
  • Accurate Payroll & Tax Filing

Cost of Ownership

License/Subscription Cost
  • On-Premise: License fee includes an upfront fee to own the software plus installation, customization and integration costs
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Subscription based on per user per month
Maintenance Cost
  • On-Premises: Maintenance cost is over and above the upfront fee
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Maintenance cost is included in the service fees charged at the time of purchase
Installation/Implementation Cost
  • On-Premise solution: Included in the upfront license cost
  • Cloud-based/SaaS solution: Nil
  • Customization Cost Will vary depending on the functional requirements such as configurable dashboards, dashboard and operational reporting needs, type of data elements required for tracking, complexity of workflows, forms to collect additional data, UI changes, etc.
    Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Migrating the data from excel spreadsheets might shoot up both time and cost
    Training Cost None
    Recurring/Renewal Costs
    • On-Premise: Annual recurring fees to be paid over and above the upfront cost for annual renewal, upgrades and on-going support
    • Cloud-based/SaaS: Recurring monthly fee is charged at the beginning of each month which typically includes maintenance, monitoring, upgrades, training and support

    Pricing Details

    Product Name Description Price/Details
    Subscription Cost What is the cost of the software?
  • Starts at $2,000/month
  • Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment?
    • On-Premise
    • Cloud-based/SaaS
    Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription-based
    Minimum Commitment No minimum commitment required
    Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available
    Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? No


    Some of the product limitations include:

    • Criterion HCM software allows users to re-label fields but limits their ability to add fields by themselves
    • Does not allow users to track expenses
    • Lacks employee performance evaluation features such as 360-degree feedback
    • Does not offer a timesheet feature to keep record of employee work hours
    • Limited functionalities with respect to features such as applicant tracking, compliance management, to name a few
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