OrangeHRM Software Review

Secaucus, NJ
Deployment Model:
Free Trial:
5 million users
Cloud, On-Premise
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OrangeHRM At A Glance

Good: Flexibility of open source or paid version, robust and scalable features.
Bad: Payroll module is not offered, benefits module is only available for U.S. customers.
Bottom Line: All-in-one HRIS solution for all organization sizes and industries.

Product Overview

OrangeHRM is an expansive open-source HR software provider, meaning its most basic services are free and web-based.

OrangeHRM’s two software solutions suites are:

  • Open Source
  • Enterprise

The software’s Enterprise edition offers advanced options far beyond the free version, and it also scales internationally by incorporating location-based reporting and other HR procedural differences that vary by country.

OrangeHRM offers simple web-based demos for both versions of the software.


Each of OrangeHRM’s suites have similar Core HR features.

Open Source suite gives the basics for handling HR administrative tasks, while Enterprise suite scales for global businesses with many additional modules.

General features offered in the Open Source suite are:

  • Employee self-service
  • Email notifications
  • Okta, Google and OpenID
  • Employee database and profiles
  • Custom employee reports
  • Dashboard
  • Optional active directory and LDAP plugin
  • Optional corporate branding
  • The ability to assign and apply leave
  • Timesheets and attendance management
  • The ability to create and share job postings
  • Integration of OrangeHRM with organization’s website
  • 360-degree reviews
  • Competencies based on job titles
  • Corporate directory via mobile app
  • Third-party plugins

The following features are included in the Enterprise version:

  • Advanced system administration (e.g., custom user roles, location-based reporting, custom workflows, electronic signatures)
  • Job and salary history
  • New employee wizard
  • EEO reports
  • Asset tracking
  • Audit trail
  • Disciplinary tracking
  • Leave/time-off
  • Advanced time and attendance (e.g., biometric attendance, pay policies and overtime)
  • Advanced recruiting (e.g., custom applications and screening questions, interview assistant, personality insights, integration with job boards)
  • Performance management
  • Succession and development
  • Training
  • On-boarding and Off-boarding
  • Document management
  • Travel and expense
  • Mobile Access
  • Integrations via API

Target Market

With the platform for a global audience, the functionality for all essential HR tasks, and a free open-source suite, OrangeHRM has a very fond customer base.

Many universities around the world use OrangeHRM in classes for technology and management education.

Start-ups are strongly attracted to the software as well to get a taste of basic HRIS capabilities.

Enterprise-sized businesses recognize and trust the brand name also, allowing OrangeHRM to reach an expansive market.

  • Urbanizadora del Bajío
  • Redhat
  • Diona
  • Stanley Black & Decor
  • University of Belize
  • Food for the Hungry
  • Greenpeace
  • Zomato
  • Ministry of Education - Jamaica
  • Josiah Venture

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Implementation is described in a five-step process:

  • Data collection,
  • System configuration,
  • Training,
  • Rollout, and
  • Consultaion & HelpDesk.

OrangeHRM offers on-site and online implementation. Online training is delivered through Cisco Webex, while on-site training brings OrangeHRM staff to your company site. Flexible course scheduling works around the company’s productivity, and materials are adjusted to fit individual needs.

Customer Service & Support

OrangeHRM customer support is an optional program offered for both suites. The package includes 24/7 coverage through a worldwide team with a number of support options based on the organization’s custom requirements.


OrangeHRM doesn’t publicly release their pricing information. Please contact them directly for a quote.


OrangeHRM doesn’t have a payroll module, but it can integrate with some payroll systems. Also, the benefits module is only available for U.S. customers.


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OrangeHRM was founded in 2005 by Sujee Saparamadu as an open-source HR solution. The software is meant to be highly scalable, with full-service HR functionality, and priced for any sized company on a tight budget.

Over five million users around the world choose OrangeHRM for its flexibility and strong relationship to the open-source community.

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