Overview of Personio subscriptions: plans, recruiting options and add-ons

This article provides an overview of the various options for customizing your Personio plan according to your company’s specific needs and preferences.

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You can choose from the following three add-ons: Essential, Professional, and Enterprise.


Each plan includes the HR Management product as standard. You can subscribe to optional extras such as Recruiting as required. Select the add-on modules you need to customize your Personio plan.

Read on for brief summaries of the HR Management (HRM) and Recruiting (REC) functions available with each of the plans.


Essential Plan

Personio’s Essential Plan provides a sound basis for 21st-century HR and payroll management.

Product Functions

Digital personnel file with:

  • up to 30 customizable employee attributes
  • up to 10 customizable sections
Personnel Administration
Absence management
Attendance Tracking

Employee calendar with:

  • an overview of birthdays, absences, etc.
  • integration with your company calendar (Google and Outlook)
Wage & salary management
Preparatory payroll

Standard reports and exports regarding:

  • Employee numbers
  • FTE
  • birthdays
  • candidates

Custom reports

Flexible access control for reliable protection of your employees’ data
Personio App
REC Candidate Management
Customizable career page
Job ads and multiposting
Recruiting reports (including time-to-hire)


Professional Plan

Choose the Professional Plan to raise your HR work to the next level with extended functions. The Professional Plan comprises all functions available with the Essential Plan plus:

Product Functions
HRM Performance management
Employee onboarding and offboarding

Extended document management with:

  • freely definable document categories
  • up to 5 MB storage per employee

Extended reports on:

  • Absences
  • fluctuation
  • Application Process
Google SSO (single sign-on for faster login)
  Candidate evaluation forms

Recruiting XML feed and API for:

  • integrating job ads created in Personio into an existing career page
  • directly transferring incoming applications to Personio


Enterprise plan

The Enterprise Plan allows you to successfully manage even complex HR processes in large companies. The Enterprise Plan comprises all functions available with the Professional Plan plus:

Product Functions
HRM Management of sub-companies
Unlimited document storage
Data Access for the Employee Data API
Login via oAuth




In addition to HR management, you can also book the Recruiting tool. Depending on how many positions you want to publish, you have the option of choosing the version Small, Medium or Large of the Recruiting tool. The functions provided with Recruiting depend on the chosen Personio plan as described above.





The following three add-ons are available: Automation Plus, Customization Plus and Productivity Plus.


Productivity Plus

Work faster and more efficiently thanks to email and document templates, among others.

Available in plan Relevant areas in Personio Function
Professional Enterprise Employee list Ability to save employee list views
Employee list Direct editing of employee attributes in the employee list
Documents Document Templates
Documents E-signatures for employee documents
Recruiting E-signatures for offers to applicants
Recruiting Ability to save application list views (coming soon)
Recruiting Job offer templates
Recruiting Email Templates

E-Signatures: The Productivity Plus Add-On has a contingent of electronic signatures available, depending on the size of your Personio account. In addition, you have the option of booking an unlimited contingent for electronic signatures.


Customization Plus

Adapt Personio to your company’s specific needs and corporate design.

Available in plan Relevant areas in Personio Function
Personnel file Unlimited user-defined employee attributes
Personnel file Unlimited employee sections*
Recruiting Customized career page using CSS

*Without Customization Plus, up to 30 custom employee attributes and 10 custom sections are available


Automation Plus

Reduce manual effort thanks to automatic reminders and scheduled updates.

Available in plan Relevant areas in Personio Function
Employee roles Reminders for Employee Roles
Personnel file Scheduled updates of employee attributes
Onboarding Automated emails as onboarding steps
Recruiting Scheduled messages to applicants


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