15Five vs. Sage People

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
15Five
Score 8.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
15Five in San Francisco offers their employee performance management platform, which emphasizes employee engagement via pulse surveys and an emphasis on frequent feedback, fast one-on-one meeting planning, objective tracking, and other related features.
$7
per person/per month
Sage People
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
An extensible, configurable, and flexible global cloud HR and People solution, Sage People aims to empower HR to lead change. Built on Salesforce, Sage People enables business to flow by being inclusive, agile, and resilient, designing new ways of working, successfully competing for talent, and driving business transformation. It does this through automation, to elevate the work of their HR teams and the workforce, using actionable People insights to experiment and innovate, while…N/A
Pricing
15FiveSage People
Editions & Modules
Basic
$7
per person/per month
Plus
$14
per person/per month
Performance
Custom Pricing
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
15FiveSage People
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional Details
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Features
15FiveSage People
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
15Five
5.3
36 Ratings
37% below category average
Sage People
8.5
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Corporate goal setting5.629 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting5.031 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.535 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.728 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance tracking5.832 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
6.7
36 Ratings
20% below category average
Sage People
7.8
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Performance plans6.325 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Plan weighting6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking4.831 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.118 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Review status tracking5.426 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.629 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.123 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Reporting5.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
7.1
3 Ratings
10% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings3.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.2
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.7
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
8.2
3 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.8
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.0
3 Ratings
12% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
Sage People
6.7
3 Ratings
14% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings2.12 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
15FiveSage People
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(43 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
15FiveSage People
Likelihood to Recommend
15Five
I believe if your managers can't make time to have in-person or live check-ins with their employees, the 15Five surveys and tools can create a semblance of care and follow-up, but many employees resent how impersonal it is. If you are able to have more face-to-face interactions or Zoom one-on-ones, those are almost always better-received by employees.
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Sage
Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
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Pros
15Five
  • The Pulse Check feature is both easy to use and allows staff and management to gauge how team health is.
  • The metric and key performance tools are very well designed.
  • Automated reminders and reporting are great features.
  • I find the customer services to be best in class.
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Sage
  • Sage is highly flexible and configurable, allowing us to manage the variety of geographies and functional units in one platform.
  • Sage is highly customer focused, with great CSM support.
  • Sage People will be able to integrate with other Sage pillars such as Accounting and Payroll.
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Cons
15Five
  • The more business units and teams you adopt consistently using 15five, the more you see the full value.
  • Reporting - it would be helpful to see an entire org chart breakdown of the goals hit/missed at the end of each quarter.
  • Recommendations - focus points/alerts on OKRs that aren't progressing and auto-generated action items you should take would be really useful functionality.
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Sage
  • Training manuals are not much useful. You always need a helping hand to move forward.
  • When you have to look up employees, we have to provide their job title which I feel is not an efficient way.
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Likelihood to Renew
15Five
This program is the absolute best I've ever used in 30 years with organizations. Not only do I enjoy being a user and "filling it out" every week- but I would personally buy it if available for goal tracking in my personal life I love it that much!
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Usability
15Five
It's very simple to use - not overly complicated. You wouldn't need training to use. There are some features I never use because I don't understand -- like one on ones. However we use without and still find a lot of value in it!
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
15Five
15Five support is quick and helpful. We work with other vendors in the people management space and performance tracking/management who offshore their support or force us into long queues to chat for support and it just doesn't support our needs very well. 15Five is responsive and speedy. We constantly evaluate our vendors for their support and have switched vendors in the past in other areas because of limited support capabilities
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
15Five
Very helpful webinar training. They answer questions, the slides are all very helpful, and they send you the presentation once the webinar is complete so that you can share with your team.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
15Five
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
15Five
Visually 15Five blows Yammer out of the water! Yammer was easy to use as well, but it felt very difficult to get on to and was not single sign-on when we were using it. 15Five allows for easy login with single sing on feature and has less "clicks" to get to where I need to be on the program. I also love the app way more than Yammer!
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Sage
We moved to Sage People from a 20+-year-old internally developed HR software. We also evaluated other HR software such as Kronos, SAP, and BambooHR. Ultimately, we chose Sage because of the extensive support they provided to us and the ability to customize to fit our organization's needs. We loved the fact that they were completely cloud-based and built on a reputable platform (Salesforce).
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Return on Investment
15Five
  • It holds each employee to a certain standard by having them select their own list
  • Gives them the opportunity to reach their list of goals
  • Being able to accomplish each set goal and/or priority gives a sense of pride in each person's work as they are able to check off what has been done
  • On the negative, it can also show what the employee is not being done and may show poorly if there is a consistent pattern of not completing tasks
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Sage
  • Has significantly improved our team resources by having one system and set of processes, rather than managing duplicate entry in multiple systems
  • Has allowed us to finally have a process for ensuring we can approve, manage, track and report employee PTO liability in one system
  • Improved HR Data reporting and Data Analytics for both HR and for managers, so that we can make better people and business decisions
  • Better manager and employee experiences by eliminating paper based request forms and automating workflows
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ScreenShots

15Five Screenshots

Screenshot of Celebrate wins, tout progress, and give good feedback where good feedback is due.Screenshot of 15Five Home DashboardScreenshot of Connect managers with their teams through regular Check-Ins that lead to actionable insights.

Sage People Screenshots

Screenshot of Reports on the matters that mean the most to the organization. Offers insights about a global workforce to suppot informed, data-driven business decisions with data that is always up to date.Screenshot of An employee self-service portal gives the workforce access to common HR tasks, such as managing personal and pay details, viewing company communications, and managing their time off.Screenshot of Sage People is used to manage time off, and track and manage planned and unplanned absences by team or by an individual.Screenshot of Locates future leaders, close skills gaps, and develops talent with a system for employees and managers to engage in conversations anytime, anywhere, with real-time feedback, instant recognition, flexible goal setting, and formal, flexible performance reviews.Screenshot of The Sage People mobile app is used to manage HR processes on-the-go.Screenshot of Sage People Payroll is a unified HR and Payroll system for UK and US teams, to provide an accurate, synced view of people costs.​