Human Capital Management Software Market Size

Report on Industry Size & Market Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The HCM software market is expanding as businesses seek to boost productivity through enhanced HR Management software and mobile Employee Management applications. The shift towards mobile-centric usage and the need for updated HRIS software is driving market growth. Despite data security concerns, the use of HRMS software and cloud-based Personnel Management solutions is increasing. The market, segmented by solution, deployment, and geography, is fragmented with both emerging and established vendors vying for significant market share.

HCM Software Market Size

Human Capital Management Software Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 24.92 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 35.94 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.60 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Human Capital Management Software Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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HCM Software Market Analysis

The Human Capital Management Software Market size is estimated at USD 24.92 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 35.94 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Many companies are onboarding HCM vendors who provide robust and reliable software solutions to increase workforce productivity.

  • The employee's mobile-centric internet usage patterns are persuading the enterprises to deploy a mobile application for extending the employee management functions to enhance the culture, i.e., people management, thus providing growth prospects to the HCM vendors. As several companies have had the same HR software for over seven years, which needs to be updated to stay on par with the market, such factors are expected to influence the growth of the human capital management software market.
  • Human resource information systems are being invested to effectively manage HR information, better manage employees, gain insights, and improve business outcomes. Companies of all sizes, large and small, are making significant improvements in all aspects of their operations by implementing the right HR technology. The cloud, big data, and artificial intelligence technological advances are changing HR professionals' work and their organizational roles. This trend indicates the potential growth in the market studied over the forecast period.
  • For example, Danish retailer Salling Group A/S, which has more than 1,400 stores across Denmark, Germany, and Poland and employs some 53,000 people, is adopting human capital management software to enable its mobile recruitment and talent processes. The company mentioned achieving a 90% reduction in time for the store manager for the administrative task and posting a position in 15 seconds, where it used to take over three days earlier.
  • Data Security is a significant concern after the implementation of HCM software. The software must prevent unauthorized access to sensitive and confidential data. Multiple levels of security must be put in place, hampering the market growth.
  • There has been a steady increase in people working from home for the past decade. However, the impact of COVID-19 dramatically accelerated this trend in a short period, forcing organizations of all sizes to adapt to the self-isolation measures that governments across the regions recommended. With the pandemic requiring more people to work remotely, remote workforce management software became essential for businesses, as it can efficiently manage the remote workforce. With the outbreak of COVID-19, market vendors began looking for cost-effective, flexible payroll solutions to reduce non-core spending, fueling the market growth after the pandemic.

HCM Software Market Trends

Cloud Based Software Dominates The Market

  • The broad range of features, ease of use, and data capacity characteristics of the cloud-based applications drive cloud adoption across all enterprise application solutions. CRM and HCM were the first to be taken to the cloud. The cloud-based HCM solutions enable enterprises to make practical employee engagement tools leveraging social media integration and other APIs for learning, coaching, and recruiting agencies that disrupt the market.
  • Human capital management (HCM) solutions that run in the cloud, often Software as a Service, are called cloud HCM (SaaS). When a software provider offers a cloud HCM solution, the interface and client's data are stored on servers. It can thus be accessible anytime and from any location without installing any particular software or programs. For organizations, this implies more access and flexibility in managing human resources and capital, as well as all of the other benefits of cloud computing, such as enhanced security, lower operational costs, and more scalability.
  • Cloud HCM solutions like Oracle Cloud HCM provide a consistent user experience and a "single source of truth," which can help eliminate errors because all data is stored in one location. Cloud HCM providers may also take advantage of the full potential of cloud computing to give advanced analytics and functionalities, as well as a slew of integrations to assist HR departments in collaborating with other departments like finance, marketing, and IT.
  • Cloud HCM software aids firms in developing a competitive and appealing employee package. It accomplishes this by allowing organizations to better understand their employees' expectations and wishes, training, growth opportunities, and relationships with their managers and coworkers by delivering more precise insights from employee experiences. Many complex operations can be partially automated thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in cloud HCM systems. This gives employees access to a broader and more personalized range of HR services. It also allows HR departments to focus on developing and sustaining relationships with your company's most valuable assets.
  • Moreover, Zellis, the United Kingdom and Ireland's most significant payroll and HR software and services supplier, released Zellis HCM Cloud, its flagship Human Capital Management (HCM) solution. The new solution combines the latest cloud, automation, and AI breakthroughs to create engaging employee experiences, empower businesses with transformative data analytics, and increase payroll and HR process efficiencies.
Human Capital Management Software Market: Market share of leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software companies worldwide in 2022, in Percentage

North America Region Is Contributing The Largest Market Share

  • The rising application of HCM solutions in human resources processes is expected to drive the market's growth. The increasing advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and information technology (IT) will also likely contribute to North America's human capital management.
  • In addition, another factor that is expected to drive the demand for human capital management solutions is the pursued initiatives and the aggressive investments in digitalizing the human resources process to enhance organizational productivity. The growing taste for HCM solutions delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model is further expected to propel the growth of the market for human capital management in North America.
  • HCM solutions enable easy access to human resources data. Moreover, when human resources data is decentralized across various branches, cloud-based HCM solutions can be constructive in centralizing the human resources data. Cloud-based deployment of HCM solutions can help organizations reduce installation time and maintenance costs. North America is a developed region, and the cloud movement is driving the growth of the HCM software market in the region.
  • The rising use of predictive analytics by organizations in talent management to improve decision-making and strengthen their capital by retaining human assets is also expected to drive the growth of the market for human capital management in North America.
  • In North America, governments are convening various events to acquaint organizations with the latest technologies introduced in the market. Such efforts are expected to increase awareness and boost the demand for HCM solutions in North America. For instance, the government has embarked upon the 2.0 initiative in Canada. The initiative envisages creating a modern workplace that encourages public sector employees to work smarter.
Human Capital Management Software Market - Growth Rate by Region

HCM Software Industry Overview

The market is fragmented, with new vendors offering specific services over the cloud, such as application tracking or Employee Onboarding. Legacy software giants and ERP providers are also gaining a significant market share and making the market more competitive.

  • February 2023 - GoCo announced that the company has launched its flexible HR platform for SMBs by adding new features such as new template library, new integrations with E-Verify by Tracker I-9, enhancements to onboarding, Paychex, and popular learning management systems. with this the company makes it easy for HR to eliminate manual tasks. 
  • September 2022 - SkyHive has released SkyHive Answers, a cloud-based application giving business users immediate, accurate, and detailed answers to their most pressing questions regarding their human capital strategy. SkyHiveAnswers eliminates the need for rigorous human data analysis, complex data processing, and time-consuming research by utilizing SkyHive's Labor Market Intelligence.

HCM Software Market Leaders

  1. SAP AG

  2. Oracle Corporation

  3. Workday, Inc.

  4. Ultimate Software Group, Inc.

  5. ADP, LLC.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Human Capital Management Software Market Concentration
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HCM Software Market News

  • April 2023 - Paycom, a provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software, announced the release of its new product, Global HCM, which enables businesses and their local and foreign employees to manage their HR needs in a single, simple system.
  • April 2022 - Oracle announced Oracle ME, a complete employee experience platform to help organizations increase employee engagement and ensure employee success. It is a part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). Oracle ME enables HR and business leaders to streamline communications across the organization, increase productivity by guiding employees through complex tasks, and improve talent retention by developing a more supportive and trusted environment at work.

HCM Software Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Key Industry Standards and Regulations

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Need for People Management Skills in a Fast-Paced Corporate Environment is Driving the Market Growth

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Data Security Vulnerability is a Major Challenge

    5. 4.5 Assessment of COVID-19 Impact on the HCM Market


    1. 5.1 By Solution

      1. 5.1.1 Payroll Management

      2. 5.1.2 Talent Management

      3. 5.1.3 Workforce Management

    2. 5.2 By Deployment

      1. 5.2.1 On-Premise

      2. 5.2.2 Cloud

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 SAP AG

      2. 6.1.2 Oracle Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Workday, Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Ultimate Software Group, Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 ADP, LLC.

      6. 6.1.6 Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Infor

      8. 6.1.8 Kronos Incorporated

      9. 6.1.9 Meta4 Global

      10. 6.1.10 Talentia Software

      11. 6.1.11 Ramco Systems

      12. 6.1.12 IBM Systems

      13. 6.1.13 Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.

      14. 6.1.14 SumTotal Systems, LLC

      15. 6.1.15 PeopleFluent, Inc. (Learni2ng Technologies Group Plc)

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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HCM Software Industry Segmentation

The human capital management (HCM) software, an enterprise application solution, has been the need across all enterprises because it automates the manual tasks related to employee data, payroll, and benefits administration. The study tracks the key market parameters, underlying growth influencers, and major vendors operating in the industry, which supports the market estimations and growth rates over the forecast period.

Human Capital Management Software Market is segmented by Solution (Payroll Management, Talent Management, Workforce Management), Deployment (On-premise, Cloud), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa).

The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Solution
Payroll Management
Talent Management
Workforce Management
By Deployment
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
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HCM Software Market Research FAQs

The Human Capital Management Software Market size is expected to reach USD 24.92 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 7.60% to reach USD 35.94 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Human Capital Management Software Market size is expected to reach USD 24.92 billion.

SAP AG, Oracle Corporation, Workday, Inc., Ultimate Software Group, Inc. and ADP, LLC. are the major companies operating in the Human Capital Management Software Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Human Capital Management Software Market.

In 2023, the Human Capital Management Software Market size was estimated at USD 23.16 billion. The report covers the Human Capital Management Software Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Human Capital Management Software Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Key factors driving the Human Capital Management Market growth are a) Need for streamlined HR operations b) Demand for cloud-based solutions c) Organizational need for strategic workforce planning d) Growing importance of talent management

HCM Software Industry Report

The global Human Capital Management (HCM) market is on the rise, fueled by the adoption of technologies like cloud computing, AI, and data analytics, which are transforming HCM systems. These advancements facilitate process automation, predictive analytics, and better decision-making, driving the demand for unified HR systems that streamline the employee lifecycle. Despite security concerns over cloud-based solutions, the shift to remote work has propelled the HCM software market share, with North America contributing significantly. The competitive landscape sees key players offering integrated solutions, enhancing efficiency and data accuracy across industries. The integration of cloud and robotic process automation is poised to open new growth avenues, further boosting the HCM market share. For detailed insights, Mordor Intelligence™ provides a comprehensive analysis, including market size, revenue growth, and forecasts, available as a free report PDF download, highlighting the evolving needs and opportunities within the HCM software market share.

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Human Capital Management Software Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)