What Is HCM Software?

Explore the many components of our HCM system: a key solution for human resources management. Allow SIGMA-HR experts to explain the purpose of an HCM system, its benefits, and how it revolutionizes personnel management.

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What Is the Definition of an HCM System?

The Human Capital Management (HCM) system is a set of software and processes designed to automate and optimize human resources management within an organization. It is an integrated platform that centralizes, processes, and analyzes personnel data. As a Canadian HCM system provider, SIGMA-HR offers comprehensive solutions that place HR professionals at the core of the company, providing them with a global and detailed view of human resources.


What is the purpose of the HCM system?

Operational Efficiency and Task Automation
By automating repetitive tasks, the HCM system frees up time to focus on value-added activities, thereby increasing operational efficiency within companies.

Data-Driven Decision-Making
With the HCM system, access to reliable and up-to-date data becomes a reality for leaders. This availability enables informed and strategic decision-making regarding personnel management, reinforcing the organizational structure of the company.

Improved Employee Experience

An HCM system significantly improves the employee experience. This system facilitates access to HR information and services, such as the HR portal or the shared HR services centre. It simplifies HR processes for employees while giving them greater autonomy (leave requests, information requests, etc.). In short, the HCM system enhances employee engagement and satisfaction at work.

Compliance and Security: Managing Sensitive Data

In a world where data security is essential, the HCM system proves to be an indispensable tool. It helps companies stay compliant with laws, such as Law 25 and PIPEDA in Canada or GDPR in Europe and ensures secure management of sensitive data.

What are the types of HCM systems available?

There are primarily two main types of HCM systems. SIGMA-HR’s solution is deployed in SaaS mode, but we offer the option of on-premise deployment.

Cloud-based HCM (SaaS)

  • Hosted on the provider's servers and accessible online.
  • Fewer maintenance concerns, automatic updates.
  • Subscription model typically based on the number of users.

On-Premise HCM

  • Hosted locally on the company's servers.
  • Total control over security and customization.
  • Often requires a dedicated IT team for maintenance and updates.

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How does SIGMA-HR’s HCM system work?

Our HCM system operates as an integrated ecosystem that automates and optimizes HR processes.

It covers core HR management, time, talent, health and safety, and labour relations (grievances, collective agreements, etc.).

Our global HCM solution consists of 5 suites and 17 modules. Modularity is at the core of our solution to provide you with maximum flexibility. You can choose one or more suites and opt for modules that suit the specific needs of your organization.

Key Advantages of SIGMA-HR’s HCM Solution

  • Modular and flexible HCM system
  • Comprehensive and cross-functional solution
  • Secure: ISO 27001, HDS, SOC 2, GDPR compliant
  • Tailored support at every stage of implementation
  • Solution hosted in Canada
  • • Expertise in technology, HR, industrial relations, security, development, and digital transformation
  • • The SIGMA-HR solution is a no-code system, allowing user autonomy

What is the best HCM solution?

The best HCM system depends on the specific needs of your company. It is crucial to assess your requirements, compare options, and choose a system that not only meets your current needs but is also scalable for the future.

Here are some criteria to consider when choosing the best HRIS for your needs.

  • Features and modules: Ensure that the software offers the modules you need (recruitment, training, performance management, time and leave management, etc.).
  • Ease of use: The HCM system should be intuitive and user-friendly for all users.
  • Customization: Look for a solution that can be customized based on your company's unique processes.
  • Integration: Check if the HCM system can easily integrate with other systems you already use.
  • Data Security: Ensure that it complies with data security and privacy standards.
  • Support and training: Good customer support and training options are important for successful implementation and use.
  • Cost: Consider the total cost of the HCM system, including installation, maintenance, and updates.

Fulfilling all these criteria, SIGMA-HR’s HCM solution stands out as the best choice, combining innovation, expertise, flexibility, security, and support.


Explore our suites and choose the best comprehensive HCM system for your business.

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HR Management Suite

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Workforce Management Suite


Talent Management Suite

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Occupational Health and Safety Suite

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Labour Relations Suite