Open Source HR Software (Human Resources)

April 16, 2007

A list of Human Resources Systems which are web based (i.e. would allow a business to business model over the internet) and are open source licence (Free bascially).

OrangeHRM Open Source HR Management

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OrangeHRM is emerging in line with the new generation of HR Information Systems (HRIS) and will assist you in managing your company’s most important asset – human resource. Based on modular architecture, this comprehensive Open Source solution reflects the main areas of HR Management from simple personnel administration to today’s complex strategic approaches. Orange HRM, which is applicable to diverse business industries, is a perfect platform for re-engineering your HR processes and redefining the workflow operations of HR professionals, paving the way to a new level of HR Management.



Track and monitor employee attendance accurately in real-time from anywhere in the world. We offer five different ways to track employee attendance that fits any company or budget.


At the time of writing this project was still in planning stage.

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Unfortuanelty there doesn’t seem to be that many open source HR systems. If I’ve missed any, leave a comment and I’ll update the list. You could also look at open source CRM’s and ERP as atlernative to purely HR oriented system. Systems such as V.tiger could do some of the donkey work.


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Terinea has many years of experience with a open source products in business. To find out if we can help you use open source in your business please feel free to contact us.

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  1. How do you rate the Sugar Open Source project for managing HRM? How does it compare to OrangeHRM?

    Comment by Aaron — January 15, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

  2. Aaron – We looked at OrangeHRM and it didn’t meet our clients requirements. Decided, to built one from scratch.

    As for Sugar CRM, we use vTiger at Terinea as you don’t pay for the office, thunderbird and firefox plugins.

    Not sure how this would scale for a HR system.


    Comment by Jamie — January 17, 2008 @ 11:25 am

  3. Do all these hr solutions have performance review capabilities, up until now we have been using an oracle based hr system plugged in with a 360 degree feedback online system from, so we are keen to investigate other routes to make sure we are using the most competitive toolset even though the reactive system is much cheaper than other solutions out there

    Comment by trevor — April 10, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

  4. I just started to make a blog on freeware Human Resources software in order to help new employers, starting businesses, small companies, … to streamline their Human Resources Department without spending money for those resources they might need.
    As a HR-manager and SAP HR certified consultant I add weekly an interesting freeware software dealing with HR-issues.
    You can find me at

    Comment by rogel dias — April 17, 2008 @ 10:28 pm

  5. Orange HR seems to of updated quite a lot since we last looked.


    Comment by Jamie — June 17, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

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