Bridge vs. SAP SuccessFactors

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bridge
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Bridge is the corporate version of Instructure's talent and learning management platform. Bridge provides core learning and performance management software, including reporting capabilities. The company emphasizes customer service.
$12,500
per year
SAP SuccessFactors
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
SAP SuccessFactors is a suite of HR/HCM products covering these capability areas: core HR and payroll, recruiting and onboarding, learning and development, performance and compensation management, workforce analytics and planning, and employee experience management.
$85
per year Up to 100 Employees
Pricing
BridgeSAP SuccessFactors
Editions & Modules
Learning
$4
per month per user
Learning & Performance
$10
per month per user
Learning, Performance & Engagement
$11
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BridgeSAP SuccessFactors
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BridgeSAP SuccessFactors
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BridgeSAP SuccessFactors
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
6.8
40 Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
-
Ratings
Course authoring7.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content7.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly5.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.038 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments6.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management3.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.032 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning5.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
176 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.6152 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2159 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.2148 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6146 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.5165 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.5145 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.790 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
97 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.164 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.656 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.560 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.459 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.371 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.853 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
96 Ratings
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.395 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.080 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.266 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
144 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.199 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.2138 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.189 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.683 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3134 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
3 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
148 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings7.8144 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.7132 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.9111 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
121 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings8.4114 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.4104 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.8
159 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.5139 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.8157 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.6126 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.5146 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
169 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings8.0164 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.9137 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.4153 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.0150 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.2118 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
113 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.2106 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.0100 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.5102 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings8.492 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
4.3
128 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.2118 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1116 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.696 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.3108 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.4100 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.2113 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.9118 Ratings
User Ratings
BridgeSAP SuccessFactors
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(40 ratings)
8.0
(215 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(2 ratings)
9.0
(19 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.7
(29 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(6 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(238 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
BridgeSAP SuccessFactors
Likelihood to Recommend
GetBridge LLC
Bridge is suited for scenarios where you need ppl to complete steps in order or test that they received the correct amount of knowledge after watching a video. I do think Bridge is less appropriate for companies that use it in external training scenarios as there is some key functionality missing. We gotten very good at brainstorming and finding solutions/ways to get Bridge to work the way that we need it to
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SAP
The easy to use interface and visualization experience for people using SAP SuccessFactors is one of the best in the competition. Many of the day to day operations could be done on the go without logging in into laptops and it works seamlessly. Analytics on data that gets generated can also be used very effectively in the module itself. Further integration with SAP Analytics Cloud opens up the possibilities of integrating HR data with other data sources from external world to derive meaningful and timely insights which helps take informed decisions
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Pros
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge is designed for the user so it is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Bridge includes an authoring tool so building custom content is fast and easy.
  • Bridge does a good job of providing user information for managers. Managers can quickly and easily see how many courses their reports are enrolled in and if anyone is overdue on required courses.
  • Bridge is also built with learning science in mind. There are multiple options for assessments, including an option for verified tasks to be completed to demonstrate proficiency.
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SAP
  • Its a SAAS model. The licensing cost of Success Factors is very reasonable compared to the on-premise SAP systems. So any customer who wants to come out of Success Factors can easily do it. This attracts customer to easily go for the new implementation.
  • The web portal of Success Factors applications is very user friendly.
  • It has seamless integration with all the mobile/PDA devises. This gives easy access to the business applications of it.
  • The JAM feature allows easy collaboration internally. Also it has seamless integration with Social networking sites.
  • It can be used by multiple tenants (customers).
  • Best part of using SuccessFactors is its connection to SAP Analytics Cloud (SAP) for detailed visualizations of all modules used using Ember Analytics.
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Cons
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge could improve their categorization feature for trainings; folders would be great!
  • I'd like to see more ways to add content in the Bridge native environment in the future. Being able to create tables, infographics, and other training materials right in the system would be a great time saver.
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SAP
  • Sometimes products are rolled out too fast - resulting in critical missing config options (ONB 2.0 as a great example). These missing configs can be highly dysfunctional until they are resolved - to avoid this, I recommend not using any product that hasn’t been established and fully supported for at least 2 years.
  • Performance and recruitment are still using a legacy XML supported format - which is fine end user functionality wise, but can be complex to support from an admin perspective - certain areas of these modules require partner support if you want to make upgrades or changes.
  • SF does a tremendous job at bell and whistle functionality - I often find most companies are not able to leverage more than 50-75% of the offerings though. There are however core functions or areas for improvement that are significantly less shiny but are much needed in various modules.
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Likelihood to Renew
GetBridge LLC
It has been very useful to our organization in getting compliance training complete. We have a 24/7/365 organization with some folks only working 2 days a week during the summer only, many work full-time jobs elsewhere and can't make weekday programs and facilities don't have to alter schedules to get mass numbers of people through training like you have to do with live training..
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SAP
Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
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Usability
GetBridge LLC
Even our folks who fought using it realized how easy it was once they took their first course.
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SAP
For Key users, it is not really friendly. There are lot of hidden buttons which makes the experience difficult. For end user, it is quite easy.
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Reliability and Availability
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
SAP
SAP SuccessFactors is absolutely available when we needed, not a lot of downtime.
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Performance
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
SAP
It is pretty slow in some cases, and annoying to admins.
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Support Rating
GetBridge LLC
Always timely and knowledgeable assistance. Very patient explaining answers to novice users.
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SAP
SuccessFactors Employee Central gets a middle of the road rating from me because of the things it does really well - Training. It falls short with the objectives cascade and visibility amongst my reports. That's what brings it down to a 5. Objectives need to be clear and concise in order to gain buy-in from your reports, and SuccessFactors muddies that by poor delineation between cascaded attributes and my report's objectives. The whole objectives cascade can be reworked.
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Online Training
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
SAP
People don’t read
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Implementation Rating
GetBridge LLC
Our challenges were internal - nothing with Bridge. We had regular, productive meetings with our implementation representative.
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SAP
Some significant problems were hard to resolve and took a lot of time for our IT team, leaving us with no alternative.
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Alternatives Considered
GetBridge LLC
Our previous LMS was Symphony. Hands down, there is no comparison. Switching to Bridge was the best decision made by our management team. All we used Symphony for was for our monthly compliance training. Many times people would complain that they would need to retake their compliance course as Symphony would lose records. It became a hassle having to retake a course because you didn't save a copy of the completion certificate. Bridge allows for more than just compliance training AND we are able to see if learners didn't complete their courses via the reports.
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SAP
We believe that all top global providers that complete with SAP, are in the same level in terms of the main functionalities for supporting HR processes. SAP seemed to be more robust on each process, and more consistent when considering best practices applied to their modules. It may be hard to use sometimes, but it certainly has good answers to support a wide variety of scenarios and specific business needs
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Scalability
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
SAP
SAP SuccessFactors is used widely.
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Return on Investment
GetBridge LLC
  • Certainly, Bridge was not an inexpensive option when we were reviewing platforms. To date, we have not seen a positive ROI but believe that will happen in the near future as we expand an offering of an additional program.
  • Reviews from our users indicate that they appreciate the professional and easy to use features Bridge provides, along with the video based design of the program.
  • The program we developed with the Bridge platform supports our position as educators in our industry.
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SAP
  • SAP SuccessFactors is a highly flexible system that is well-known for being utilized by many industries. It can be a solution to the challenges that the personnel department frequently encounters with the training system for employees.
  • In the SAP SuccessFactors learning platform, we can include business conferences to assist employees in improving their knowledge acquisition. SAP SuccessFactors is well-known for offering a highly customizable training platform.
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