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Feature Set Ratings

  • BizMerlin ranks higher in 10 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
7.5

Darwinbox

75%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 5/6 features

Employee demographic data

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.8
78%
3 Ratings

Organizational charting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Organization and location management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
8.1

Darwinbox

81%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/6 features

Support for external payroll vendors

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
8.6

Darwinbox

86%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 2/3 features

Balance details

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Employee Self Service

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
7.8

Darwinbox

78%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

View company policy documentation

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Employee recognition

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

View job history

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
3 Ratings

HR Reporting

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
8.3

Darwinbox

83%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 Ratings

Pre-built reports

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 Ratings

Onboarding

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
8.0

Darwinbox

80%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Performance and Goals

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
8.1

Darwinbox

81%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Individual goal setting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
7.4

Darwinbox

74%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
2 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Review reminders

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Succession Planning

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
7.7

Darwinbox

77%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Candidate ranking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Candidate development

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
7.7

Darwinbox

77%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Company Website Posting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
2 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

BizMerlin

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Darwinbox

80%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BizMerlin is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

BizMerlin

90%
3 Ratings
7.4

Darwinbox

74%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BizMerlin

We took the trial of 3 HR software before going with BizMerlinHR. We wanted to have a comprehensive HR solution to cover our Paperless employee records, employee onboarding, PTO, Timesheets and Employee Performance Management. We were not looking for an Applicant Tracking system and Retention management module, but when we saw the functionality and easy use we were completely sold to those modules as well. It was like add-on but the price of everything was more economical than the other software that we were reviewing
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Darwinbox

Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
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Pros

BizMerlin

  • Multiple integrations including LinkedIn for Business, Okta, and QuickBooks Online Advanced.
  • Payroll management.
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Darwinbox

  • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
  • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
  • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
  • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
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Cons

BizMerlin

  • Wall of fame or the feedback given to the users cannot be controlled. The users cannot choose or control who can view their wall of fame.
  • The dashboard is customizable at organization and geography level but cannot be customized at the individual level.
  • The filter on archived goals does not work properly using text search.
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Darwinbox

  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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Pricing Details

BizMerlin

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

BizMerlin editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Darwinbox

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Darwinbox editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      BizMerlin

      We took the trial of 3 HR software before going with BizMerlinHR. We wanted to have a comprehensive HR solution to cover our Paperless employee records, employee onboarding, PTO, Timesheets and Employee Performance Management. We were not looking for an Applicant Tracking system and Retention management module, but when we saw the functionality and easy use we were completely sold to those modules as well. It was like add-on but the price of everything was more economical than the other software that we were reviewing. Also, they really mean when they say "No setup fees" - because they helped us move all of our legacy data into the new system at no extra charge and helped us integrate with QuickBooks online. They definitely provide the best value of money when comparing the same set of features.
      We have been using BizMerlinHR since 2018, and both our HR managers and users are very happy.
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      Darwinbox

      Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
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      Return on Investment

      BizMerlin

      • In terms of costs, it is a very accessible platform, it is flexible and very easy to process the payroll, we also synchronize it directly with Linkedin for job announcements.
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      Darwinbox

      • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
      • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
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