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Accurate Background

2 Ratings
Score 9.8 out of 101

Sage People

4 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accurate Background

The experience has been great! I was so happy to hear that my current company is also using Accurate. I know the information will come quickly and will meet the high expectations we set.
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Sage People

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Accurate Background
6.2
Sage People
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Accurate Background
6.0
Sage People
8.0
Company Website Posting
Accurate Background
5.0
Sage People
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Accurate Background
7.0
Sage People
8.0
Customized Application Form
Accurate Background
7.0
Sage People
Candidate Search
Accurate Background
5.0
Sage People
Email Templates
Accurate Background
3.0
Sage People
User Permissions
Accurate Background
8.0
Sage People
Notifications and Alerts
Accurate Background
9.0
Sage People
8.0
Reporting
Accurate Background
6.0
Sage People
Job Search Site Posting
Accurate Background
Sage People
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Accurate Background
Sage People
4.0
Applicant Tracking
Accurate Background
Sage People
6.5

Human Resource Management

Accurate Background
Sage People
7.5
Employee demographic data
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.0
Employment history
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Accurate Background
Sage People
5.5
Organizational charting
Accurate Background
Sage People
7.5
Organization and location management
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Accurate Background
Sage People
5.0

Payroll Management

Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Accurate Background
Sage People
9.3
Approval workflow
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5
Balance details
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5

Employee Self Service

Accurate Background
Sage People
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5
Update personal information
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5
View company policy documentation
Accurate Background
Sage People
10.0
Employee recognition
Accurate Background
Sage People
6.0
View job history
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0

HR Reporting

Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5
Report builder
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5
Pre-built reports
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.5

Onboarding

Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0
New hire portal
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0
Manager tracking tools
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0

Performance and Goals

Accurate Background
Sage People
7.6
Corporate goal setting
Accurate Background
Sage People
7.5
Individual goal setting
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.0
Performance tracking
Accurate Background
Sage People
7.0

Performance Management

Accurate Background
Sage People
7.2
Performance plans
Accurate Background
Sage People
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Accurate Background
Sage People
5.0
Review status tracking
Accurate Background
Sage People
6.5
Review reminders
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.5
Multiple review frequency
Accurate Background
Sage People
9.0

Succession Planning

Accurate Background
Sage People
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.5
Candidate ranking
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.0
Candidate search
Accurate Background
Sage People
8.0
Candidate development
Accurate Background
Sage People
7.5

Pros

  • AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE OPTIONS! You can call, email, and/or chat.
  • The dashboard is very straightforward and allows for easy organization.
  • The report is super easy to read but even if you are unfamiliar there's a tour button that walks you through each section of the report to help you understand the layout.
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  • It is completely web-based so both employees and HR administrators can access the software from anywhere with no need to install special software.
  • Sage People is based on the Salesforce.com platform so it has a robust API which is well documented and easy to integrate with other systems.
  • Sage People can integrate with almost any payroll system using their "Payflow" interface
  • Customer support is responsive and helpful.
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Cons

  • There is no direct way to reach the verifications team and having customer service as a middleman sometimes adds a delay.
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  • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
  • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
  • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
  • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
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Alternatives Considered

Accurate actually makes an attempt to get things verified. They do not just call 10x in one day and then close it
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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

  • Our turn around time has decreased by half as far as complete background checks are concerned. This allows us to keep our candidates and improve their experience.
  • We averaged a savings of over $2,000/year thanks to Accurate's ability to create customized packages.
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  • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
  • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
  • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
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Pricing Details

Accurate Background

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Sage People

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us for pricing.