11 best people analytics tools to make more data-informed decisions in 2024

Over the last decade, more companies have embraced the key function that human resources professionals play in long-term business success. Indeed, research shows that only 38% of organizations saw HR as a strategic partner in 2017, but that number has risen to 46% as of 2022.*

Employers that want to keep pace with constant change and innovation and retain their best talent need to consult their people teams and involve them in major decisions. However, they require the right tools to be successful strategic players.

People analytics tools are critical to enable human resources teams to organize, interpret, and take action on employee data. To help you better understand how people analytics software can move your business forward, we explore eleven of the best-designed solutions available today and highlight the features and pricing that set them apart.**

*Human Resource Executive, 2022
**The information below is based on our research in 2023. All user feedback referenced in the text has been sourced from independent software review platforms such as G2 and Capterra in July-August 2023.

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Leapsome’s pricing starts at US$8 per user per month.



ClearCompany (analytics)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



Cornerstone (Analytics)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



Crunchr (analytics)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



IntelliHR (analytics)

IntelliHR’s pricing starts at US$4.50/month per person.



Personio (analytics)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



Qualtrics (analytics)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



SAP SuccessFactors
SAP Successfactors (analytics)

Pricing isn’t readily available



Sift (analytics)

Pricing starts at US$100/month for up to 50 users.



Workday HCM
Workday HCM (analytics)

Pricing isn’t readily available.



Xoxoday Empuls
Xoxoday (analytics)

Starts at US$3/month per person, billed annually



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Key features to look for in people analytics software

Impactful people analytics platforms can help you realize key business outcomes with elements such as:

Turnover prediction

Utilize predictive analysis models to uncover at-risk departments and teams and define the right engagement strategies to counteract turnover.

Engagement drivers

Find out which focus areas will impact employee performance and engagement the most.

Manager dashboards

Help managers quickly assess how their direct reports are doing so they can offer the right support and coaching.

What story is your data telling?

Leapsome’s people analytics can uncover the hidden drivers that impact employee engagement and performance.

1. Leapsome

Screenshot of the Spider graph in Leapsome

Leapsome is a multi-featured people enablement platform built to help organizations integrate their engagement, assessment, and development processes seamlessly and give them access to powerful people analytics

With our interconnected modules, human resources, people operations, and managers can:

We’ve helped enterprises and startups around the globe scale their people enablement practices, including the business consulting firm hy, a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE, one of Europe’s largest media and technology companies. The people team at hy was looking to update their tedious, manual performance review processes.

After learning more about our platform, they realized that Leapsome could help them automate their review processes, transform their approach to engagement surveys and development goals, and even allow them to host learning courses and materials all in one platform. They now have the tools they need to track their processes and goals more effectively, with 100% trust in the accuracy of their data and analytics.

Key features

  • In-depth analytics for tracking engagement and activity across all modules
  • Performance and 360-degree reviews 
  • Automated onboarding and exit surveys 
  • Competency frameworks
  • Anonymous engagement and pulse survey tools and templates with automatic action plan recommendations and sentiment analysis for open-ended questions
  • Instant feedback feature that allows for public praise and private feedback
  • Anonymous Q&A board that lets employees ask high-level questions and get answers from leadership
  • 1:1 and team meeting templates
  • Compensation and promotion tools
  • Built-in learning platform
  • ISO 27001 compliance
  • Multilingual interface
  • Award-winning customer success team
  • All-in-one approach to people analytics
  • Constantly expanding and adding new features
  • No mobile app yet
  • Variety of features might require some inital training
Trusted By:

“[...] I really love how easy the system is to use and how it can be tailored to fit your existing processes. It delivers so much data.

We love the survey heatmap, for example. It tells you right away where the problem areas in your organization are located and where you need to focus to create a better work environment. [...] There are a lot of initiatives coming out of the use of Leapsome.”

Tina Chater

Director People and Organization
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2. ClearCompany

ClearCompany UI.

ClearCompany is a talent management platform that provides tools that HR teams can use to empower professionals throughout their lifecycle with an organization. With a focus on “maximizing” talent, it offers five modules aimed at improving the most crucial stages of the employee experience:

  • Applicant tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Employee engagement
  • Performance management
  • Analytics and reporting

ClearCompany’s analytics feature allows human resources professionals to track standard engagement and performance metrics, but organizations may also find it useful if they want insight into their recruiting efforts. For instance, you can use it to monitor and uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) standards within your candidate pipeline.

Key features

  • Analytics and reporting across all features
  • Built-in applicant tracking system (ATS)
  • Automated onboarding 
  • Goal-setting tools
  • Engagement surveys
  • Recognition and praise features
  • Performance review templates and process flows
  • Easy to use
  • Supportive customer service
  • Customizable features
  • Reported issues with customer support
  • Only has versions in three languages
  • Some limited functionality unless you pay a premium
  • Slow loading speeds

3. Cornerstone

Cornerstone offers a variety of HR tools within its three major modules: Cornerstone Learning, Cornerstone Performance, and Cornerstone Recruiting. Similar to ClearCompany, Cornerstone encompasses features for recruiting and performance management, but it also has a newly added opportunity marketplace where employees can connect with specific career paths and internal openings. As a result, it allows professionals to take ownership of their own development journeys.

Cornerstone also makes it simple to generate reports and has over 100 pre-configured reports you can access at any time. In addition, it’s possible to schedule reports to be delivered to stakeholders, making it convenient to close the loop on current projects and initiatives.

Key features

  • Analytics and reporting for tracking employee lifecycle metrics
  • Performance management tools
  • Integrated learning management system (LMS)
  • Opportunity marketplace for more engaging team member development
  • Recruiting and onboarding features
  • Powerful data visualization features
  • Great for fully remote onboarding processes
  • Generates positive feedback from learners
  • A lot of backend set up required
  • Not very customizable

4. Crunchr

Crunchr UI.

Crunchr is a people analytics platform that’s aimed at making team member data easier for human resources professionals to access and understand. Not only can you use it to assess every stage of the employee lifecycle with in-depth metrics, but you can also filter information, compare insights, combine sets, and drill down into every metric to understand it better. Crunchr also utilizes storytelling and context features to illustrate the role people analytics plays in your business.

The platform has also recently rolled out the Crunchr Assistant, an AI-powered tool that offers faster, simpler, and more situationally relevant data. Although it’s simple in terms of its current offerings, Crunchr is suitable for any organization that’s new to tracking and reporting on engagement, performance, and overall employee experience.

Key features

  • Crunchr AI data assistant
  • Highly configurable analytics dashboards for various leaders and stakeholders
  • Intelligent workforce planning tools
  • very few user reviews available
  • very few user reviews available

5. IntelliHR

IntelliHR UI.

As a performance management platform, IntelliHR lets users customize their review cycles and implement 360-degree assessments across their company. On top of that, it also offers employee data management, goal-setting features, automated onboarding and offboarding, and its own ATS. 

IntelliHR may be a good option for large organizations that need in-depth analytics for headcount planning, which is crucial for proper budgeting and resource allocation. With compliance monitoring features, it’s also ideal for companies that track compliance to reduce their risk of legal complications.

Key features

  • Analytics dashboards with visualizations and shareable graphs
  • Performance management features
  • Onboarding and offboarding workflows
  • Goal-setting tools
  • Built-in ATS
  • User-friendly UI
  • easy to set up integrations
  • Relatively young product so some feature limitations
  • Technical help required to set up and manage
  • Limited customization

6. Personio

Personio UI.

With core HR and talent management tools, Personio’s people analytics feature provides comprehensive insights into employee recruitment, training, performance, engagement, and offboarding. Because the platform makes all reports easy to find and view, it’s an ideal option for human resources departments that want to manage and share their findings with other stakeholders more easily. However, you can also customize which stakeholders get access to protect sensitive information.

Key features

  • Accessible people analytics dashboards
  • Recruiting and onboarding tools
  • Applicant tracking and sourcing
  • Offboarding tools
  • Payroll
  • Time tracking
  • Absence management
  • Digital employee file database
  • Performance management
  • Training courses
  • Highly configurable
  • Offers a lot of integrations
  • Offers analytics and real-time insights
  • No security certifications such as ISO 27001 or SOC2
  • Reportedly customer service is difficult to reach
  • Reported buggy interface and unintuitive design
  • Expensive option for the features provided and hidden costs

7. Qualtrics

Qualtrics Ui.

Qualtrics is a customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX) platform that not only helps users discover what drives engagement but also allows them to combine CX and EX data sets so they can learn which EX metrics impact customers the most. 

Key features

  • AI-powered analytics
  • Engagement surveys
  • 360-degree assessments
  • Easy-to-use UI
  • Available in multiple languages
  • unresponsive support
  • limited customization

8. SAP SuccessFactors


Part of the SAP ecosystem of products, SuccessFactors’ HR analytics software offers users access to comprehensive, cross-product insights. Apart from its predictive analytics and customization capabilities, the platform also provides access to over 2,000 pre-defined HR, talent, and organizational metrics so everyone can follow the same process for dissecting and interpreting data. 

Besides HR analytics, SAP SuccessFactors also has a dedicated human capital management suite that integrates core HR tools with talent management and engagement features. Due to its global reach, it’s a great solution for multi-national, multilingual companies. 

Key features

  • Predictive HR analytics
  • Core HR tools for data management and payroll
  • Sales performance management
  • Employee lifecycle management
  • Versions in 39 languages
  • Mobile app
  • Comprehensive business tool
  • More expensive than some other competitors
  • Limited customization options
  • Steep learning curve due to the large range of features

9. Sift

Appropriately named, Sift is a modern people directory that simplifies the process of gathering, organizing, and finding employee data. With Sift, you can create highly customized, detailed team member profiles, making it easier for colleagues to learn about each other. The platform also allows you to create easy-to-read org charts for companies of any size, and built-in analytics can help leaders identify talent and development gaps. 

Although it may be hard for small businesses to justify a need for Sift, large organizations that are looking to foster more internal connection and collaboration can certainly benefit from it.

Key features

  • In-depth employee, skills, and development analytics
  • Organizational charts
  • Detailed employee profiles
  • Customizable pages for consolidating information and collaborating on projects
  • Holds a lot of information about colleagues for every user to see
  • Easy to use
  • Helps identify the right stakeholders to involve in projects
  • Searching for a specific person can be difficult when you don't have the name and correct spelling
  • missing integration to Microsoft Teams
  • No custom fields

10. WorkdayHCM

Workday HCM UI.

With a wide variety of HR and human capital management features in its product suite, WorkdayHCM has the ability to offer more extensive people analytics than its smaller competitors. That makes it suitable for enterprises and distributed organizations. Users may also appreciate it for its central data hub as it gives them the ability to customize and experiment with data gathered from Workday’s other HR products. 

Another notable feature: Workday can interpret your data for you with augmented analytics. This means that it transforms hard-to-digest data into easily understandable, actionable findings.

Key features

  • Centralized employee data hub 
  • Augmented analytics
  • Goal management features
  • Performance reviews
  • Meeting tools
  • Collaboration tools
  • Survey tools and templates
  • 34 languages supported
  • Mobile app
  • Easy to configure

  • Time-consuming setup and integration processes
  • Limited reporting capabilities
  • Not priced competitively

11. Xoxoday Empuls

empuls UI

Xoxoday Empuls is a unique employee engagement platform because, in addition to surveys, it has features that allow organizations to drive satisfaction and happiness with creative tools. This software solution makes it possible to offer perks and benefits to reward and recognize team members for great work. It also has tools for providing voluntary and lifestyle benefits. 

Users can then analyze if engagement initiatives are working with analytics built for all stakeholders — including employees — to use.

Key features

  • Analytics and reporting that are accessible across the company
  • Engagement surveys
  • Reward and recognition tools
  • Perks and well-being features
  • Affordable solution and easy to use
  • Issues with the platform UI
  • Strong emphasis on employee reward program might make people loose focus and obsess over points and reedemable rewards

Why customers love us

5 rating stars

“We've been using Leapsome for over a year, and we love it”

Susie P.

HR manager

AI software (10-100 employees)

5 rating stars

“I love how easy Leapsome is to set up and explore as a manager and user”

Sarah S.

Chief operational officer

B2B agency (10-100 emp.)

5 rating stars

“Leapsome has provided more ways to keep our employees engaged”

Katy S.

Exec. Administrator & Comms. Manager

Research Services (500-1000 emp.)


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