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We deliver the best user experience, functionality and value, bar none.

Criterion built its HCM software specifically for the needs of mid-sized companies based on 30 years of experience.

We simplify every aspect of workforce and talent engagement across the entire employment lifecycle. And everyone in your organization—from HR to the c-suite to managers and employees—will love using our simple, modern platform.

Our History

Since our inception in 1984, our focus has always been to meet the unique needs of Mid-sized companies (200 to 2,500 employees). Throughout the years, we’ve adapted our product portfolio to meet the changing customer’s needs and incorporated the best available technologies. Here is a brief timeline that highlights some of our achievements over the last 30 years.

  • 2016

    Criterion HCM version 10 released. This version builds on our 30 years of experience working with mid-market and uses the most modern technologies – HTML5 and REST API engine developed using Scala and Play Framework.

  • 2014

    PerfectSoftware rebranded as Criterion and significant investments made to enhance our products and infrastructure.

  • 2012

    Enhanced payroll with geo location and batch processing released.

  • 2010

    Web based Applicant Tracking System Released.

  • 2009

    Integrated Performance Reviews Released.

  • 2005

    PerfectSoftware’s revenue grows by 44%.

  • 2004

    First true .NET offering PerfectPayroll is released.

  • 2003

    First true .NET offering Perfect HCM is released.

  • 2002

    Eventrix, an Alerts and Event Scheduling are released.

  • 2001

    Commence development of Perfect HCM our .NET offering & PerfectSoftware wins Deloitte and Touché Fast 50 award.

  • 1999

    We do business with our 500th customer.

  • 1998

    HrApplicant is released.

  • 1997

    ADP Payroll Link is released.

  • 1990

    First DOS release is implemented at Whitman & Ransom, a Law Firm in NYC.

  • 1989

    PerfectSoftware implements over 100 clients.

Awards We’ve Won

Deloitte Fast 500 Deloitte Fast 50

Proud Members of

Society for Human Resource Management American Payroll Association