OrangeHRM Pricing: Features, Costs and Top HRMS Alternatives

OrangeHRM is one of the few human resource management systems (HRMS) on the market with an open-source platform. Its open-source plan includes common HRMS features, such as personnel information management, time and attendance, performance management and recruitment. OrangeHRM also offers two paid plans (Professional and Enterprise) that include more advanced features.

We’ve reviewed OrangeHRM in the past and compared it to other HRMS solutions in terms of features, costs and other attributes. This post focuses on OrangeHRM’s open-source and paid plans, and offers pricing information on two other alternatives.

How Much is OrangeHRM?

OrangeHRM offers three HRMS packages: Open Source, Professional and Enterprise.

The Open Source plan provides Core HR features for small businesses (or start-ups) with up to 20 employees, such as:

  • System administration (employee self-service and supervisory privileges)
  • Personnel information management (employees profiles and reports)
  • Dashboard
  • Time & attendance (time sheets and other time recording methods)
  • Recruitment (publishing job postings and integrating OrangeHRM with company website)
  • Performance management (360-degree reviews for employees and supervisors only)
  • Access to company directory via Android and iOS devices
  • On-premise deployment

OrangeHRM Open Source is available as an online download. Since it’s an open source platform, your company bears the costs of hosting and supporting OrangeHRM. However, OrangeHRM does have an optional Premier Open Source Support service. Pricing isn’t available for this service; you’ll have to contact OrangeHRM directly.

The Premier Open Source Support plan offers:

  • Email and phone support
  • Security updates
  • 48-hour email response time
  • Security updates and bug fixes
  • Upgrade scripts and notifications

Companies looking for more advanced features or other modules not offered in the open source plan can check out the paid Professional and Enterprise plans. We’ve reached out to OrangeHRM and learned the vendor doesn’t publicly release pricing information for these plans.  So, you’ll have to fill out their Request Quote form to get a customized quote.

Both plans include a 30-day free trial. The Professional plan is intended for small to medium-sized businesses, while the Enterprise package is targeted toward larger companies or multinational organizations.

Here’s the breakdown of each plan:


  • Cloud-based hosting
  • Advanced system administration features, such as customized user roles, user login management and data extraction in .CSV format
  • Custom employee reports and employee job/salary history
  • Other Core HR module features, such as a corporate directory, an asset tracker, an audit trail and disciplinary tracking
  • Training
  • Onboarding/off-boarding
  • Document management
  • Mobile access features, such as requesting/approval time off, submitting time sheets, punching in and out, and managing candidates


  • Multi-country setup
  • Regional reporting
  • 2 GB storage
  • Configurable workflows
  • Priority support

Top Alternatives to OrangeHRM

Companies may not want the headaches of maintaining and hosting an open-source platform. And OrangeHRM’s pricing plans aren’t publicly available.

For more options, here are two alternatives with similar core HR features, cloud-based deployment and transparent pricing structures. One of those vendors offer a freemium plan.

Zenefits: Zenefits provides three pricing tiers based on specific features. First, there’s the free Lite HR plan that includes basic hiring and employee management features.

Then, there are two paid plans: Standard and Advanced. Note that each plan has a base fee of $40 per month.

  • The Standard plan costs $6 per employee per month and includes the HR platform, customized fields, business intelligence functionality and a documents app.
  • The Platinum plan costs $12 per employees per month. That plan includes time-off tracking, ACA compliance and access to the HR resource library.

Zenefits offers a variety of optional services, such as payroll, time and attendance and access to certified HR experts.

SentricWorkforce: SentricWorkforce is an end-to-end HRMS solution with common features such as payroll, benefits, recruiting, attendance and more. It has three pricing tiers that, like Zenefits, are based on the number of employees.

  • The Starter plan ($2 per employee per month) includes employee profiles, absence management, document storage, reporting tools and performance management.
  • The Pro plan, at $6 per employee per month, includes other features such as self-service functionality, benefits administrations, and alerts and notifications.
  • The Premium plan ($12 per employee per month) includes recruiting, advanced performance management features and employee training.

We also want to mention another solution that’s built on an open-source platform: CEIPAL Workforce. Even though its open-source plan is free, its paid pricing plans are relatively expensive (starting at $85 per month for up to 25 users) and it doesn’t have payroll or benefits features.


OrangeHRM provides a robust set of features on its open-source platform, along with two paid plans that can appeal to a company’s unique needs. However, pricing quotes for each plan are customized, so you’ll have to work with the vendor directly.

If you’d like to see if another HRMS solution would better fit your needs, we’ve listed reviews of over 30 HRMS solutions on our Reviews page.

And finally, if you need a primer on the HRMS market in general, our Definitive Guide to HRMS can help. In it, we detail the benefits, features and what to look for when purchasing a solution.

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