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IceHrm is a Human resource management system for small and medium-sized organizations. This HRM software centralizes employee data and allows secure access to your data, providing a high level of security.

It covers all the basic HRM needs of a company such as Time Management, Attendance Management, Expense management, leave management, Recruitment management and handling employee information.

Key Features of IceHrm

  • Document Management
  • Employee Self Service Management
  • Performance Management
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Benefits Management
  • Attendance management
  • Email Integration
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Dashboard
  • Employee Lifecycle Management

Unlike the other popular HRM software, you can use one system for all HRM functions. As the other HRM software tools are designed for specific HRM functions separately, using IceHrm will benefit you to utilize all HRM functions in one software.

There are three different editions in IceHrm with different pricing models and features.

Different Editions of IceHrm

  1. IceHrm Opensource: free and downloadable via
  2. IceHrm Cloud: Cloud hosted with a lot of advance features over the open-source edition such as Leave management, recruitment, and expenses. You can create a cloud installation here
  3. IceHrmPro: IceHrmPro is a feature rich edition of IceHrm open-source. Basically IceHrmPro includes all the features provided in IceHrm cloud hosted installations. Also IceHrmPro is partially open-source where we provide you with access to the source code that runs on your server. IceHrmPro can be purchased via

IceHrm Opensource

IceHrm Opensource HRM software is the limited features edition which you can install easily on your system and start using. The main benefit of this edition is this is free of charge. If your organization is not a large scale business or if you need to function only the basic HR features in your organization, IceHrm Opensource is the best option. It consists of following modules;

Employee Management

  1. User-friendly interface to manage all information about an employee on a single screen
  2. Search qualifications, skills, and other employee information across the whole company
  3. Ability to terminate employee contract and mechanism for storing details of past employees
  4. Ability to change employee field names as required by the company such as nationality, ethnicity, gender, NIC number, marital status, and more information
  5. A custom field can be added to record specific information of employees

Payroll Module

  1. Generate Payroll Reports for third party payroll applications
  2. Ability to create custom rules to generate company payroll without third party payroll processors
  3. Ability to have different payroll groups so different employee groups get payroll calculated via different rules
  4. Export payroll reports to CSV
  5. Process company payroll
  6. Allow employees to download payslips

Time Management Module

Track time spent by employees on various projects

Attendance Management Module

Monitor attendance of employees

Travel Management Module

Module for managing travel history and documents for employees

IceHrm Cloud

If you are looking for a cloud-based solution this is the best edition for your organization. You can first register for a free trial using the below link for 14 days

Once you register for the free trial, you will be able to experience all the features of IceHrm. After the 14 days trial period you can upgrade your installation to a paid plan if you wish to go ahead with all the features.

If you don’t upgrade it to IceHrm a paid plan, your IceHrm will automatically be downgraded to IceHrm Lite. This edition has only the limited number of features which are included in the IceHrm Opensource.

For IceHrm Cloud the monthly subscription fee is 9 USD for the first 10 employees. You can add more employees at a cost of 2 USD per employee. This cost per employee depends on the number of employees in your organization.

Assume that you have 15 employees in your organization, so the monthly subscription would be 19 USD.

If you have 100 employees in your organization, the cost will be 101.50 USD.

Likewise, you can calculate the monthly subscription amount based on the number of employees using the below link.

IceHrm Cloud includes:

Leave management module

1. Define leave types

2. Manage working days for different countries

3. Manage holidays for different countries

4. Leave rules: adjusting allowed leave amounts and other conditions of leave types for individual or group of employees

5. One level for leave approval (employee requests the leave and supervisor approves it)

6. Leave notes

7. Leave carry forward support

8. Leave accrue support

9. Leave groups: the ability to apply leave rules to custom groups of employees

10. Leave request cancellation

11. Ability to define percentages and availability periods for leave carry forwarding

12. Enable/Disable proportioning leaves based on the joined date

13. Limit availability of certain leave types to groups of employees

14. Defining custom colors for leaves to be shown on leave calendar

Performance Reviews module

Conduct performance reviews for employees with 360° Feedbacks

Audit Trail

Audit log module will enable administrators to track each and every action of your employees

Performance Charts

Charts for monitoring attendance hours and comparing attendance with timesheets

Training Module

Module for managing courses, training sessions and employee attendance to training sessions

Expense Management Module

Module for managing employee expenses and expense claim approvals

Recruitment Management Module

Post jobs, store CVs, schedule interviews and more

HR Form Filling

1. Create Custom HR Forms

2. Send HR Forms to employee


IceHrmPro is a feature rich edition of IceHrm open-source. Basically IceHrmPro includes all the features provided in IceHrm cloud hosted installations. Also IceHrmPro is partially open-source where we provide you with access to the source code that runs on your server. IceHrmPro can be purchased via

IceHrmPro is ideal for organizations ranging from 50 to 20,000 employees in size. If needed our operations team always ready to provide you support to make sure the application performs well regardless of the number of users. As long as you have an active licence we will provide you with new releases and all the security patches.

How to test IceHrmPro before purchase?

Most of our customers request a trial version of IceHrmPro. We actually do not support a trial version for IceHrmPro. What you can simply do is, you can register for an IceHrm Cloud installation, if this works fine for you which means IceHrmPro definitely will support your system. IceHrm Cloud also has the same features as IceHrmPro so you can use it for trial purposes. After the trial if you decide to continue with IceHrmPro we can transfer all your data from IceHrm cloud to IceHrmPro.

Why do we offer partially open-source?

This is because we want to protect some propitiatory code in IceHrm while providing the customers the ability to check the source code to be confident about the application which manages their employee data.

It’s because protecting employee data is crucial for an organisation. Because of that, with partially open-source IceHrmPro we make backend source code (all the code that runs on your server fully open source).

What we do not make open source, is the frontend code which executes on the users' browser. The client-side JavaScript is basically obfuscated.

Main reason to offer you the partial source code is the affordability of the software. With the full source code, IceHrmPro costs a bit too much and it’s not that affordable for organisations with a higher number of employees such as factories. With partially open-source IceHrmPro we are bringing the starting price of IceHrmPro to an affordable amount.

Find out the IceHrmPro prices here.

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