Best-of-breed vs all-in-one HR software

intelliHR believes that technology should fit you and your situation, not the other way around. This means choosing tools that are best-of-breed and purpose-built. Tools that talk to each other, tools that work.

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Choose HR solutions that suit your needs

We know it’s tempting to look for one system to “do it all” – because it should simplify things… right? But time and time again, we hear from HR teams who opted for a platform that “does everything” and found that expectations and reality were worlds apart. So let us show you why best-of-breed could be the answer.


Best-of-breed solutions are much easier to swap out if they aren’t working.


Best-of-breed prioritise integrations with the best HR technology in each space.

Industry-leading support

Best-of-breed tools provide specialised support in each domain, rather than just general consulting.


Best-of-breed implementations are laser-focused on solving your unique problems.

Why experts suggest a best-of-breed approach

Flexibility and integrations

Most all-in-one systems come to be through acquiring and cobbling together different software products that weren't built to talk to each other. In contrast, best-of-breed vendors prioritise integrating with other HR technology providers, giving you greater flexibility and choice.

General support vs specialty support

Best-of-breed vendors provide specialist support rather than general support. It's also in the interest of best-of-breed vendors to empower your success because it's much easier to switch away from them than an incumbent, all-in-one solution.


All-in-one solutions typically require long, staged implementations, whereas best-of-breed implementations are shorter and more laser-focused so you can receive value right away.

intelliHR’s HR ecosystem integration has been a game-changer. Our contracts are now drawn-up automatically and our employee records are done straight away through the API with JobAdder.


General Manager - People & Culture, MICM


The big redesign: from process to experience

When world-renowned HR tech expert, Josh Bersin, Deloitte, and the majority of other HR tech-experts agree on an approach, usually there’s a good reason. That approach? Best of Breed HR.

Check out Bersin’s article about HR Tech’s dirty little secret and why best-of-breed HR Software is the strategy organisations are using today to successfully move forward (his words, not ours).

intelliHR's best-of-breed solution

intelliHR’s value comes from being a best-of-breed HR platform with long-term, strategic solutions. This means you can keep intelliHR and plug in other tools you need as needs arise – knowing intelliHR will stay as your rock, your single source of truth for all people data.


The intelliHR integration ecosystem

As a best-of-breed software platform, intelliHR provides integration options with an ecosystem of partners to deliver a seamless employee experience to our customers. See how we work with other best-in-class HR software platforms to extend maximum value to our customers.

Enable better people management

intelliHR is a people management platform that empowers you to simplify, automate, digitise and take your HR and people management activities to the next strategic level.

Highly configurable

Easily customise our system to match your workforce and business's needs and goals.

Real-time analytics

Gain visibility and actionable insights from your people data.

Intelligent workflow

Automate core HR tasks and processes to go beyond busy work.

Secure cloud-based system

Safeguard your workforce and people data with a secure single source of truth.

Easy-to-use and intuitive

Designed for all business leaders, HR, and employees to access and use.

Specialised HR ecosystem

Empower your workforce with specialised payroll, learning, and recruiting tools.

World-class implementation

Experts who problem-solve alongside you. Data visualisation within 24 hours of upload.

Ongoing human support

Award-winning customer support, experienced in HR and change management.

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If you’re not ready for a demo, take a self-guided platform tour of intelliHR and see how each of our intelligent HR software features work.

Schedule a customised demo

Our team will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your needs and arrange a personalised demo.

If you’re not ready for a demo, take a self-guided platform tour of intelliHR and see how each of our intelligent HR software features work.

What our customers say

Chosen by progressive HR leaders

Thanks to intelliHR's easy handling and tools, we have managed to achieve the automated workflow that we so desired. Growth has been increasing more and more.

Franck Cyr

Human Resource Manager, Telecommunications


The system is very intuitive and easy to use. We went from a paper based annual review process to being able to track all our goals in one platform. Our licensing and qualification compliance have improved drastically due to the ease of tracking via intelliHR.

Darrin O'Brien

People and Culture Manager


intelliHR's ability to systemise our onboarding and performance management review process was a game changer for us.

Renae Lunjevich

Managing Director