What happens when you want to migrate your HR records to another system?

Use the APIs!

The HR software industry is huge - estimated by VMR as being worth $16BN a year.

There are a few key pieces of software that most (if not all) SMEs will have in their HR software toolbelt. Applicant tracking systems (ATS) handle the recruitment part - with job boards, candidate matching, resume storage and interview arrangements all taken care of. Next there’s HR Management Systems (HRMS) which handle contracts with digital documents and the candidate onboarding experience. Finally, depending on the type of staffing needed, there’s Vendor Management Software (VMS) which lets organizations find on-demand talent, handle their hiring and contracting, and things like timesheets and payment.

Scale that up to hundreds of thousands of companies and millions of candidates and that’s a lot of data.

So what happens when you want to move systems? If you need your candidates in a different system? Or you need to run reports you can’t manage on your HRMS? If you’re a recruitment or staffing company - and you want to get into the messy world of data migration?

SQLizer to the rescue!

Almost all of these systems (ATS, HRMS and VMS) will use a relational database as their data store. That means, under the hood it’s almost certainly SQL - MySQL or MSSQL, PostgreSQL or Oracle. Which means… 🥁 … SQLizer can handle the data migration to your new HRMS. 🙌

Here’s a look at the export formats and database technologies in the biggest HR systems:

Vendor Exports to Database
Ceridian SQL PostgreSQL
UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) Excel MSSQL
Sage Excel MySQL
SAP Excel, CSV, SQL Oracle
Zenefits CSV, Excel PostgreSQL

In every one of these cases - and between any 2 of these systems, SQLizer can convert the structured data to a SQL insert (or upsert) statement you can use to bring your database up to date.

Don’t fancy doing it manually? We gotchu: The SQLizer API comes with every plan (including our free plan) and lets you automate the data migration process.

Happy SQLizing! 🖤

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