BambooHR vs. Sage People

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
Sage People
Score 8.6 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
BambooHRSage People
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRSage People
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
BambooHRSage People
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
152 Ratings
3% above category average
Sage People
7.1
3 Ratings
10% below category average
Employee demographic data8.0130 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employment history8.7137 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.5132 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.4121 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1135 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Organization and location management8.2126 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.173 Ratings3.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
93 Ratings
0% below category average
Sage People
9.2
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Pay calculation8.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.251 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.871 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.975 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
126 Ratings
9% above category average
Sage People
9.7
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Approval workflow9.2123 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Balance details9.1115 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.5104 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
145 Ratings
5% above category average
Sage People
8.2
3 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.288 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Update personal information9.0144 Ratings10.03 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.8121 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee recognition8.490 Ratings5.03 Ratings
View job history8.8134 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
60 Ratings
2% above category average
Sage People
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.060 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
118 Ratings
3% above category average
Sage People
9.8
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Report builder8.3112 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.9111 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.479 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
121 Ratings
8% above category average
Sage People
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
New hire portal8.7115 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.8106 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
74 Ratings
0% above category average
Sage People
8.5
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Corporate goal setting8.252 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.272 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.251 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance tracking8.165 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
82 Ratings
2% below category average
Sage People
7.8
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Performance plans7.574 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.862 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Review status tracking7.973 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Review reminders8.176 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.870 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
62 Ratings
11% below category average
Sage People
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Create succession plans/pools5.736 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.750 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate search7.051 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate development7.944 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
98 Ratings
7% above category average
Sage People
6.7
3 Ratings
16% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.369 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.578 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.570 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.474 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.366 Ratings2.12 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.588 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.890 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRSage People
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(156 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(83 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(70 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRSage People
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
Specifically for Mexican companies, it presents a particular challenge for the platform when trying to comply with Mexican laws and their processes. This includes requirements such as the expiration of vacation days, payroll regulations, mandatory employee benefits, and other legal stipulations. Ensuring adherence to these complex and detailed legal requirements adds an additional layer of difficulty in customizing the platform effectively for the Mexican market.
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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
BambooHR
  • The Applicant Tracking System is pretty good. Has a couple flaws but over all it's a really great module.
  • The HR management system works really well and we love how much we can customize things we need.
  • The Reporting feature is one of my favorite things about BambooHR. I can create any report I want and I love that.
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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
BambooHR
  • The performance feature is a little clunky and not adjustable, so I would love to have more customizable options.
  • When a candidate signs an offer letter, it would be great if it could show up under the documents tab. Right now, it gets a little buried.
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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
BambooHR
There's nothing wrong with this platform. I would recommend it to any business starting with more than 10 employees. I will continue to use the program for as long as I need to, hoping they continue being tremendous and finding other ways to incorporate more technology.
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Sage
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Usability
BambooHR
BambooHR is so easy to use! And if you ever have a question, you can go straight to the help section with easy to navigate articles and even training videos! Chat is also available most general working hours and I never have to wait long! BambooHR is very much set to mimic the social media platforms we are all very used to in today's world.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
BambooHR
Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Performance
BambooHR
I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
I have had a pleasant experience with BambooHR. Customer service was easy, and I answered my questions quickly when I was new to the platform. I have never had a bad experience with Bamboo or the customer care team. There's not much else to say other than that I am pleased.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
BambooHR
I didn't have in-person training besides teaching my managers how to use the program. However, I couldn't omit this question (maybe a system glitch).
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BambooHR
As far as I can recall, everything went well with doing it online and got questions answered. Was thankful to work with a dummy file to get used to some practices prior to getting our own domain within bamboo to then place our personnel information in the system, this helped a lot!
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
We implemented bambooHR in Fall, 2023 then implemented Payroll 1/1/24. A vital piece of information was not known or missed in that we are exempt from State Unemployment Tax and have a Reimbursement Set-up, so bambooHR did not send Payroll Reports to the State. Those reports need to be sent regardless if we are exempt or not.
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Sage
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Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
When reviewing which HRIS to go with, BambooHR came out on top for a few reasons. One was the cost compared to others and what you get for that cost. It saved the company money versus what we had, including Lever, ADP, Calamari, etc., and condensed it into one system. Next, the UI/UX is great and easy to use, even for those who haven't seen BambooHR before. Lastly, the support, both in implementation and during my time as a customer, has been exceptional, even when the answer isn't what I am hoping for.
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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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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BambooHR
Since my organization has dropped with employees, I always find ways to reduce costs. I thought there would be a cheaper option, but I was glad that my package included a lot for the price, and downgrading would cost more. The rep could have let me downgraded and taken me to a higher package. I am thankful that didn't happen.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Scalability
BambooHR
There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Improved Onboarding process, saved time with pre-loaded forms like I-9s
  • Tracked clocking, gave accurate info about time worked for non-exempt
  • Allows hiring multiple candidates through one requisition - saving time on reposting positions that we decided to hire more people for
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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

BambooHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BambooHR's Reporting

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.​