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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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
Mamta Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

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.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.6
Employee demographic data
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.8
Employment history
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.0
Job profiles and administration
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Organizational charting
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5
Organization and location management
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BizMerlin
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
7.2

Payroll Management

BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Support for external payroll vendors
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Benefit plan administration
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Leave and Attendance Management

BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.0
Balance details
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.0
Approval workflow
BizMerlin
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Employee Self Service

BizMerlin
9.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
BizMerlin
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Update personal information
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View company policy documentation
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Employee recognition
BizMerlin
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View job history
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

HR Reporting

BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5
Report builder
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5
Pre-built reports
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Onboarding

BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
New hire portal
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
Manager tracking tools
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.3

Performance and Goals

BizMerlin
9.8
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9
Corporate goal setting
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Individual goal setting
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Line-of sight-visibility
BizMerlin
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.3
Performance tracking
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Performance Management

BizMerlin
9.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Performance plans
BizMerlin
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Performance improvement plans
BizMerlin
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Review status tracking
BizMerlin
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Review reminders
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Multiple review frequency
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Succession Planning

BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Candidate ranking
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Candidate development
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Job Requisition Management
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Company Website Posting
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Publish to Social Media
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Job Search Site Posting
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Applicant Tracking
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Notifications and Alerts
BizMerlin
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Asset Management

BizMerlin
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
BizMerlin
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Pros

BizMerlin

  • This software is highly configurable. Very easy to use. Lots of out of box integration.
  • It's got a mobile app and is also cloud based.
  • The goals module is our biggest used module. It also has great features like instant feedback, applicant tracking and onboarding.
Mohit Sareen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • 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.
Edward McKay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BizMerlin

  • Could be improved by adding more advanced HR practices
  • We wish there was more flexibility for integration
Mamta Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • Calendar could be offered in a larger view by week
  • Requesting time and accepting it would be great if linked with our own calendar Bookeo
Kerri Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
Barbara Rhoades | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) 9.1
Based on 9 answers
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.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mamta Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

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.
Tim Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BizMerlin

  • It's saving us about 40% of what we are spending
Mohit Sareen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • 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.
Maaike van der Kroon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BizMerlin

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BizMerlin Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave Management$5.501
Performance Management$3.001
Shift Scheduling$3.001
Timesheets$3.001
Expenses Management$1.501
Recruitment$200.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Product is module. No hidden fees Cancel anytime No credit card required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BizMerlin
8.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9

Usability

BizMerlin
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Support Rating

BizMerlin
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

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