Top People Analytics Tools — March 2021

Everything you need to know about HR analytics tools so you can make strategic and more-informed decisions about your people and your organization as a whole

People analytics, also known as HR analytics, is becoming more and more important for forward-thinking HR teams. It involves collecting and analyzing people data to improve organizational decision-making. According to a study by Deloitte, 91% of organizations use basic data-analysis tools, like spreadsheets, to manage, track, and analyze metrics like employee engagement, cost per hire, turnover rates, gender pay equity, and more. Fortunately analytics tools exist to help streamline the tracking and analysis of such data so you don’t have to manage multiple spreadsheets and/or Excel formulas. 

You can find tools specifically designed for data analysis and people insights as well as analytics packages built into other HR systems. To help you make sense of these tools so you find the right one for your company, we put together the following guide; in it, we cover top HR analytics providers, features and benefits, pricing and ROI, and more.

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Best HR Analytics Tools

We track thousands of HR Tech solutions. Here are the best HR analytics tools as of October 2020.

Lattice is first and foremost a next generation performance management tool that enables individual employees to see how their efforts are impacting the organization as a whole.

While we don’t typically think about performance management and analytics necessarily, Lattice actually provides some pretty interesting insights into the org.  Specifically, you can see what teams are working on, how their initiatives align with the broader organization. You can also take a look at where people do/don’t feel engaged, where managers need extra help, and lots of other insights that you’d look for in a people analytics tool.

Lattice

Stats

  • Used by 2,000+ organizations
  • Favored by 3,670+ people leaders
  • 1.67M sets of feedback processed
  • Over 10,000 resources for their community members

Lattice

Pricing

Lattice has three plans: Performance, which starts at $9 per user per month (billed annually), Performance & Engagement which is set at $12 per user per month when billed annually, and Enterprise. The latter is calculated based on company size and requirements.

Best For

Lattice is best for medium to large companies, especially those that want to take advantage of their several products within a single hub.

Worth Checking Out:

Lattice recently launched their Grow module, an employee growth and development tool. This is available as an add-on at an additional $3 per user per month.

10,000 users at over thousands of companies use Sisense to manage and visualize data. Their tool is not geared towards HR analytics, but has the flexibility to take in data from your HRIS, ATS, performance management system, etc and display that data in ways that are intuitive and useful for business users.

Sisense

Stats

  • Used by over 2,000 companies worldwide
  • 800+ employees
  • Named 4 times on the Annual Forbes Cloud 100 list

Sisense

Pricing

Sisense provides price quotes depending on your project type, number of users, data volume, and project timeline. They have a "no-surprise" pricing policy, where everything you'll need, from software to services, is included in an annual subscription plan.

Best For

Sisense can be a good bet for startups, small businesses, medium corporations, and large businesses alike.

Worth Checking Out:

For international implementations, Sisense actually has a substantial list of partners that could help you out on a local level.

Tableau is a data visualization platform that is not specific to HR, but that we find many people analytics teams get value from. Their products can pull in data from your various tools/data lakes, and then use a variety of visualization formats to display real time analytics dashboards that include charts, maps, graphs, etc.

Their platform offers many products, such as Tableau Prep, Tableau Desktop, and Tableau Online. Each of them fits different use cases, which may warrant a deeper look into their offering.

Tableau

Stats

  • At Charles Schwab, they equipped over 16,000 employees with data and customer insights.
  • At Whole Foods Market, they helped develop a data-driven culture across 460 retail stores.

Tableau

Pricing

Tableau's pricing is organized depending on how much of a deep dive you'll need into data:

  • Tableau Creator is the most powerful suite of product they offer. It starts at $70 per user per month on any deployment option.
  • Tableau Explorer is a suite of self-service analytics. It starts at $35 per user per month on the public cloud or on-premise, or $42 if its hosted by Tableau.
  • Tableau Viewer lets teams view and interact with dashboards on Tableau Online. It starts at $12 user/month on the public cloud / on-premise, or $15 if company-hosted.

Tableau also offers a free trial and data management add-ons or resource blocks.

Best For

Tableau is well-suited and priced for teams at all sorts of organizations, and even data-driven individuals.

Worth Checking Out:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the guys at Tableau put their expertise to the service of the community by creating a data hub with up-to-date resources, daily dashboards, and actionable information.

SplashBI helps HR teams to understand what is happening in their organization and plan for the future. It’s one of the easier tools to setup within this landscape, with pre-built integrations and reporting.

SplashBI’s AI engine can help HR teams understand what causes candidate drop-off in the recruiting funnel, what’s driving turnover, are promotions fair across the organization, and much more.

splashBI

Stats

  • 2,000+ pre-built reports and visualizations
  • 115+ tutorial videos
  • 99% renewal rate
  • 100+ chart types

splashBI

Pricing

SplashBI's pricing is available only upon request, but they do offer a free trial.

Best For

SplashBI is used by many types of organizations in widely-varying industries.

Worth Checking Out:

SplashBI stands out among the vendors in this landscape for having a Microsoft Excel add-in. It is really simple to install and lets you create reports and dashboard right from the spreadsheet you're working on.

Although ChartHop started out as an org chart software vendor, they see their offering as a new category called organizational management. It is for that reason that they've added people analytics and people planning tools to their platform. You can use this tool to understand the state of diversity hiring, for example, or how your organization has changed over time, as well as compensation across the org, etc.

One of the best parts is the ability to forecast headcount, and specifically to do this under various scenarios (if we raise another round, if we built an enterprise business, etc).

ChartHop

Stats

  • They raised $14M in their Series A funding round
  • They claim to have saved customers a total of $2.5M in productivity.

ChartHop

Pricing

ChartHop is priced at a per user per month fee. Their most basic plan is called ChartHop Build and starts at $3.50 user/month. After that there are two plans with disclosed pricing, Grow and Scale. These are $7 and $10 user/month respectively. For enterprises, they offer custom pricing.

Best For

Companies of all sizes could definitely see value in using ChartHop.

Worth Checking Out:

With any of the plans mentioned above, ChartHop customers can get access to their performance management system for an additional $2 per employee per month.

Nakisa helps HR and data teams to extract relevant insights from their human capital management suites. Their offering comes with pre-packaged reporting across the things you care most about: DEI, TA, etc. They also have the ability for companies to do custom reporting, and even clean up your current data sources by writing back to the source. Their HR analytics tool is called Hanelly and you can use it to produce charts and reports on a daily basis.

Nakisa

Stats

  • 902 customers
  • 4,789,000 subscribers
  • Presence in 125 countries
  • 18 supported languages

Nakisa

Pricing

Nakisa has a free trial, but the starting price is not provided.

Best For

Nakisa's Hanelly is best-suited for mid to large businesses. It has the ability to process over 1 million employee records.

Worth Checking Out:

Visier is a company that comes up in the majority of HR analytics conversations as they’ve built a robust and purpose built tool for people analytics teams.  

Their offering is used by over 5,000 of the world’s leading companies to understand basically everything about their organizations: retention, how it’s changing, where your TA funnel is breaking down, where it’s going in the future, how it stacks up to peer companies.

Simply put this is a very robust people analytics tool.

Visier People

Stats

  • 5,000 customers
  • 10M employee records
  • 75+ countries represented
  • 90% customer satisfaction score

Visier People

Pricing

Pricing for Visier is undisclosed, so the best way forward is to get in touch or request a demo.

Best For

Enterprise and Mid-Market organizations.

Worth Checking Out:

Visier is very serious about security and scalability, holding several internationally-recognized certifications. Some of these are SOC 2, SOC 3, Privacy Shield, and CSA STAR Level 1.

OrgVue is an analytics platform specifically designed for human resources. This tool helps you plan the future of your organization, understand how M&A will impact your company, understand the present health of your business, and so much more.

Remarkably, they have an interesting self assessment you can take on their site to see how you stack up relative to other people analytics functions.

OrgVue

Stats

  • At Kellogg's, they helped improve the accuracy of their HR and Finance data by 30%
  • With Aviva, they analyzed over 12,000 employees and saved 400 days in analysis.

OrgVue

Pricing

orgvue is available in three packages. There's 'spectrum', which aims to let you see your organization as a whole. There's also 'position & roles', for understanding your businesses current and planned costs. Finally, the 'people' plan lets you create reporting packs on your organizational structure and share them with stakeholders. Each of them has many other features, many shared across the three plans. However, the pricing for each is only available once you book a demo.

Best For

Given their varying plans, orgvue could work for companies of multiple sizes, from small businesses that want to be more data-driven to enterprises with mounds of data to analyze.

Worth Checking Out:

orgvue is owned by Concentra, an English and Welsh entity with trading companies in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Australia. They are also the creators of TrueCue, a data management and cloud analytics platform.

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At the end of the day, workforce analytics can help streamline the jobs of your recruiters, help you make strong business cases with stakeholders, and give HR leaders and your entire HR department more control over things like the employee experience.

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