Glossary definition

What is HRMS (human resources management system)?

The acronym HRMS means ‘human resources management system’.

It’s a clever bit of technology that underpins the work of many modern HR teams, helping them keep track of employee data, produce reports and carry out many more sophisticated People-related functions with less manual effort and human error.

There are lots of systems on the market and they’re all different.

Many larger and growing organisations look for a solution that can integrate with other management information systems, such as financial software, payroll or operational systems.

As well as automating admin and storing data safely in one place, an HRMS can produce valuable management insight by analysing data about employees and how they work.

Subscribe to the Sage Advice enewsletter

Join over 500,000 UK readers and get a roundup of our best business advice in your inbox every month.