OrangeHRM Declared a Four-Time Winner at SourceForge Community Awards 2022

By OrangeHRM | Published on 31 mar. 2022 | minute read

OrangeHRM’s starter version—the free and open source version of the company’s HR software—dominated the SourceForge’s 2022 Community Awards, clinching awards in multiple categories.  OrangeHRM received the following awards:

  • SourceForge Favorite  
    The SourceForge Favorite badge is awarded by SourceForge to open source projects that have reached the milestone of 2,000 monthly downloads for the first time.
  • Community Choice
    The Community Choice badge is awarded by SourceForge to open source projects that have reachOrangeHRM’s starter version—the free and open source version of the company’s HR software—dominated the SourceForge’s 2022 Community Awards, clinching awards in multiple categories.  OrangeHRM received the following awards:ed the milestone of 10,000 total downloads.  OrangeHRM has surpassed this number with over one million downloads to date.
  • Community Leader
    The Community Leader badge is awarded by SourceForge to open source projects that have reached the milestone of 50,000 total downloads.
  • Open Source Excellence 
    The Open Source Excellence badge is awarded by SourceForge to open source projects that have reached the milestone of 100,000 total downloads, or 10,000 monthly downloads for the first time.

OrangeHRM has not only reached all of these milestones but has vastly exceeded them with over 5 million production users globally. In addition to its four category wins, OrangeHRM is currently ranked number one in the HR open source category of SourceForge with the most weekly downloads among all other HR open source software. Prior to these wins, OrangeHRM has also won the Project of the Year award in 2008 and the Community Choice Award for Open Source HR Software in 2009 by SourceForge. 

About the SourceForge Community Awards

SourceForge, a software listing website for open-source and other business software, is the largest, most trusted destination for open source software discovery, software reviews, and software development on the web since 1999. In addition to creating a premier resource for open source software development and distribution and hosting a popular directory connecting nearly 30 million monthly users with these open source projects, SourceForge also bestows awards on popular and exceptional open source projects like OrangeHRM.

These accolades are awarded only to select projects that have reached significant milestones in terms of downloads and user engagement from the SourceForge community, which includes over 30 million users per month looking for, and developing, open source software.  Obviously, it is a huge achievement to qualify for these awards out of over 500,000 open source projects on SourceForge’s website.

“We are honored to receive this outstanding accolade from SourceForge,” said Sujee Saparamadu, CEO of OrangeHRM. “To be recognized as the best of the best from the over 500,000 open source projects on SourceForge is an achievement we are proud of.  We couldn’t have done it without our outstanding team at OrangeHRM and our many customers who’ve entrusted us with their HR needs.”  

About OrangeHRM

Founded in 2005, OrangeHRM is the world’s first open source human resource management software and offers a world-class HRIS experience that allows companies big and small to digitalize and streamline their HR processes and procedures.  By digitalizing and streamlining processes and procedures and providing self-service facilities that allow employees to handle HR tasks themselves, OrangeHRM software can lower costs, increase productivity and employee satisfaction, enable smarter decision making, and improve security and accountability.

With customizable solutions that can be tailored to a company’s individual needs, excellent customer service, and easy, user-friendly software, OrangeHRM is the industry leader in human resource management. Its secure web-based software helps organizations of all sizes manage their people, talent, and HR processes across the globe.

 Key Features of OrangeHRM’s Starter Version

While OrangeHRM offers an advanced Enterprise version, a highly customizable, full-feature HR system for larger businesses requiring unique solutions and reporting requirements, OrangeHRM’s free and open source HR software—the OrangeHRM Starter version—offers a plethora of functions to digitally transform your HR department to meet your specific objectives, challenges, and goals. The Open Source Edition is a free, feature-rich, intuitive HR software that offers an essential HR management platform to a broad community of users and includes on-premises installation and a variety of modules.  

The Starter version is specially designed for organizations with 50 or less employees, with selected features crucial for HR management. The powerful HR management capabilities in the Starter version include modules such as Employee Management, PTO/Leave Management, Reports & Analytics, Performance Management, HR Administration, Recruitment (ATS), Time Tracking, and a Mobile App, allowing users to automate all the key activities of their HR department so they can focus on their people instead of the administrative tasks.

Key features include:

  • People Management – OrangeHRM’s Starter version offers free essential employee database modules like time and attendance tracking (including a leave configuration tool and digitalized timesheets), document management, an employee database and profiles, and the ability to create custom reports and analytics tracking things like paid time off, time, and attendance). Best of all, OrangeHRM is free to all of your employees, and you still get a list of features like a unified dashboard and corporate directory without being upsold. 
  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) - Applicant Tracking Systems give HR departments the tools to tackle recruiting and make the right hiring decisions by assisting with human resources, recruitment, and hiring needs.  OrangeHRM’s free option includes the ability to post jobs and manage postings from thousands of job boards in one place, create custom workflows, track your applicants and progress on filling vacancies, and utilize pre-configured interview questions to save time and ensure consistency.  The software also allows users to create new hiring templates for future hires and grade candidate responses and performance to make sure you find the right fit. Seamless integration with your company website allows your job posting page to live on your website so candidates can learn more about what you do and who you are, as well as make it easier for them to apply.
  • Performance Management - One of the most important HR management tools, Performance Management software gives HR managers a 360-degree view of their employees so they can track goals and identify who is thriving and who needs a little help to succeed. Whether your business is a startup or a small to midsize company whose business is evolving, the software is free for all of your employees, no matter how big your company grows.
  • PTO Tracking  OrangeHRM’s open source HR software includesPTO/Leave Tracking modules, leaving you free to focus on more important tasks while eliminating misunderstandings and conflicts.  Modules also include Digitalized Request / Approve Leave, an accessible and easy-to-read PTO Calendar, eAdvance Leave Configuration, and Automated PTO Accrual.

Discover for yourself what over a million users have found and harness the power of the industry’s leading HRIS software for free today.  Give your HR team the tools they need to thrive with OrangeHRM’s free open source HR software.  Seamless digital HR management is just a download away.  Visit for more details.