ADP Workforce Now vs. Sage HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Workforce Now
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.N/A
Sage HR
Score 6.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage HR is HR software for small to medium businesses. The vendor states Sage HR is designed to be easy to use, and automates every step of the human resource process. Sage HR is designed with modular functionality to be customized for users' needs. According to the vendor, key differentiators include: 1. Easy to use 2. Modular functionality 2. Automates the end-to-end HR process 3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android) 5. Feature…
$5.50
per month
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowSage HR
Editions & Modules
Essential
Contact sales team
Enhanced
Contact sales team
Complete
Contact sales team
HR Pro
Contact sales team
Payroll Essentials
Contact sales team
HR Plus
Contact sales team
Hiring Advantage
Contact sales team
Performance Plus
Contact sales team
Expenses Management
$1.50
per user, per month
Performance Management
$3.00
per user, per month
Shift Scheduling
$3.00
per user, per month
Timesheets
$3.00
per user, per month
Leave Management
$5.50
per user, per month
Recruitment
$200.00
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Workforce NowSage HR
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.The modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ADP Workforce NowSage HR
Considered Both Products
ADP Workforce Now

No answer on this topic

Sage HR
Chose Sage HR
CakeHR (for me) had the best combo of price, features, and functionality for what the business needed. It had transparent pricing unlike some of the others and although many are quite similar, for me one of the standout things is the constant updates and strong customer service.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Workforce NowSage HR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
1021 Ratings
4% below category average
Sage HR
4.9
9 Ratings
47% below category average
Employee demographic data8.1901 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Employment history8.2937 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9889 Ratings4.07 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.4916 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.7641 Ratings3.08 Ratings
Organization and location management7.5702 Ratings4.17 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.4648 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1033 Ratings
2% below category average
Sage HR
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.6994 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.2389 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.8293 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9796 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.6982 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.7768 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.4467 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
843 Ratings
5% below category average
Sage HR
2.8
9 Ratings
97% below category average
Approval workflow7.8765 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Balance details7.6798 Ratings1.19 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.5646 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1013 Ratings
3% below category average
Sage HR
7.8
8 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.2976 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Update personal information8.5967 Ratings7.08 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.1781 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Employee recognition7.0364 Ratings8.06 Ratings
View job history7.732 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
12 Ratings
26% below category average
Sage HR
1.0
5 Ratings
154% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets6.012 Ratings1.05 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
943 Ratings
8% below category average
Sage HR
3.4
9 Ratings
76% below category average
Report builder7.3926 Ratings2.18 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5922 Ratings2.18 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.1549 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
115 Ratings
14% below category average
Sage HR
8.0
6 Ratings
1% below category average
New hire portal7.4111 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.691 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
309 Ratings
5% below category average
Sage HR
3.6
6 Ratings
78% below category average
Corporate goal setting7.9238 Ratings4.16 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.9289 Ratings4.16 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.5236 Ratings4.16 Ratings
Performance tracking7.9282 Ratings2.16 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
400 Ratings
9% below category average
Sage HR
4.5
6 Ratings
56% below category average
Performance plans7.3359 Ratings3.16 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.2307 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Review status tracking7.5364 Ratings2.16 Ratings
Review reminders7.2377 Ratings2.16 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.2312 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
28% below category average
Sage HR
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.8
420 Ratings
14% below category average
Sage HR
6.5
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Job Requisition Management7.5365 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.1357 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.0286 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.2320 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.0361 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.2382 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowSage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1088 ratings)
1.1
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(82 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
5.3
(79 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(462 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.8
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.4
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.4
(750 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Workforce NowSage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
If you are looking to automate processes and have the system handle administrative, boring tasks this is the system for you. They are continuing to evolve and are coming out with improvements constantly. Have a suggestion on an improvement they will listen and consider implementing.
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Sage
Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
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Pros
ADP
  • HRIS that is personalized for the employee and addresses DE&I needs.
  • Payroll, of course! The system addresses all needs, such as deductions, additional pay, premium OT, and shift differentials.
  • Onboarding is an excellent way to stay in compliance and have all documents completed.
  • Tax and Banking and resolution to any issues.
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Sage
  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
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Cons
ADP
  • I would like it if better communication was sent out about new product updates. Sometimes, I go into a screen and things are different and I have to relearn it on the fly.
  • Editing the mobile app - I would like it if what is shown on the desktop version was automatically on the app. WAY more of my employees use the app, but I put the most important information on the desktop version because it is easier to update.
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Sage
  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Due to the lack of support from the sales and service center we are looking at other options outside of ADP. Again it is a good system, it just lacks the support it deserves from the company employees. It is just unimaginable that you will need to reach out to a service provider several times for the same issue and not get it resolved.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Usability
ADP
I would give it a 10 however I do not like when ADP does facelifts in Workforce Now which does not add any value other than having to relearn navigation. I am also not a big fan of being forced to refer to the Bridge. We have Google which gives the same results. If I understood the answer I would not contact our Account Rep.
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Sage
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Performance
ADP
Overall, I think the functionality of the program works pretty well. Sometimes, certain browsers do not work well for the policy function of ADP, but that is the only issue thus far
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ADP
I have contacted support multiple times and have always been happy with the results. ADP's support staff is always helpful and makes easy work of solving problems. I love my Payroll Account Manager, as well as my Enhanced Time Account Manager.
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Sage
Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
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In-Person Training
ADP
In-person training was pretty good - I think this significantly depends on the trainer. Our trainer was really good and showed what ADP can do - but I know that all trainers are not the same - and this truly makes such as difference. Overall, our training went pretty well.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
ADP
At the time training was not as expansive as it is now. If it could go wrong it did for me so the process was difficult and lengthy. I needed to have more in person walkthroughs of things to ensure the transition was done correctly. Not sure what else I can say, we were part of the initial move to Workforce Now when it was introduced.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
ADP
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
ADP
Although this SAS takes longer to perform the everyday functions related to payroll and HR data input, the difference in this software and our previous software is like night and day. We were on a very old server platform and had too many issues with continuous need for backup.
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Sage
For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
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Scalability
ADP
We have been able to grow with ADP from just a few hundred employees to over 10,000 so it's actually very scalable for payroll usage. We do not use the benefits and onboarding offerings for most of our employees but they are built to scale easily enough for when our corporate team has over 1,000 FTE.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
ADP
  • ADP WorkforceNow has provided a positive ROI for our company. It has saved me countless hours in the time I used to spend preparing reports, managing benefits, and annual enrollment, recruitment tracking, and much more.
  • The integration with Payscale has allowed our company to take every position in our organization and benchmark it to industries and job titles. This has allowed us to be more competitive on recruitment and retention.
  • We have used the new DE&I dashboard to provide valuable information on the landscape of our workforce, as well as areas of our organization that may not be as diverse.
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Sage
  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
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Sage HR Screenshots

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