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Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR

BrightHR is great at showing who is on holiday, who is in the office or working from home; which team and who reports to who. It is great at setting up new employees and it is very intuitive with setting the new employees up.You can add all HR documents to individual employee folders and you can give permission to those employees to view documents or you can turn that off. You can set reminders for reviews and PDRs as well as you receive reminders from Bright HR letting you know if the information is missing; for if someone needs holiday/TOIL approval.I find the fact that documents cannot be viewed in the application frustrating as sometimes I do not want to download the document to my laptop.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

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.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Leave and Attendance Management

BrightHR
8.0
Sage People
9.1
Approval workflow
BrightHR
8.0
Sage People
9.2
Balance details
BrightHR
8.0
Sage People
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BrightHR
Sage People
9.2

Employee Self Service

BrightHR
8.3
Sage People
8.7
Update personal information
BrightHR
8.0
Sage People
9.8
View company policy documentation
BrightHR
8.5
Sage People
10.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
BrightHR
Sage People
9.8
Employee recognition
BrightHR
Sage People
4.1
View job history
BrightHR
Sage People
9.6

Human Resource Management

BrightHR
Sage People
6.9
Employee demographic data
BrightHR
Sage People
6.7
Employment history
BrightHR
Sage People
9.6
Job profiles and administration
BrightHR
Sage People
9.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BrightHR
Sage People
3.3
Organizational charting
BrightHR
Sage People
7.8
Organization and location management
BrightHR
Sage People
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BrightHR
Sage People
3.1

Payroll Management

BrightHR
Sage People
9.6
Support for external payroll vendors
BrightHR
Sage People
9.6

HR Reporting

BrightHR
Sage People
9.8
Report builder
BrightHR
Sage People
9.8
Pre-built reports
BrightHR
Sage People
9.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BrightHR
Sage People
9.8

Onboarding

BrightHR
Sage People
9.6
New hire portal
BrightHR
Sage People
9.6
Manager tracking tools
BrightHR
Sage People
9.6

Performance and Goals

BrightHR
Sage People
7.1
Corporate goal setting
BrightHR
Sage People
7.2
Individual goal setting
BrightHR
Sage People
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
BrightHR
Sage People
7.4
Performance tracking
BrightHR
Sage People
6.4

Performance Management

BrightHR
Sage People
6.8
Performance plans
BrightHR
Sage People
5.7
Performance improvement plans
BrightHR
Sage People
5.0
Review status tracking
BrightHR
Sage People
5.6
Review reminders
BrightHR
Sage People
8.8
Multiple review frequency
BrightHR
Sage People
9.0

Succession Planning

BrightHR
Sage People
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
BrightHR
Sage People
8.2
Candidate ranking
BrightHR
Sage People
8.0
Candidate search
BrightHR
Sage People
8.0
Candidate development
BrightHR
Sage People
7.8

Recruiting / ATS

BrightHR
Sage People
6.5
Job Requisition Management
BrightHR
Sage People
8.0
Company Website Posting
BrightHR
Sage People
7.4
Publish to Social Media
BrightHR
Sage People
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
BrightHR
Sage People
7.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BrightHR
Sage People
2.1
Applicant Tracking
BrightHR
Sage People
5.6
Notifications and Alerts
BrightHR
Sage People
8.0

Pros

BrightHR

  • Holiday management
  • HR storage
  • Absence reporting
  • Track vacation
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • 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.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightHR

  • none that I can think of
Barbara Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
  • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
  • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
  • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrightHR

I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office.Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

Sage was a better fit for us for two reasons. One is that SuccessFactors seemed geared toward larger, more structured companies rather than to mid-size companies. The second reason is that from an Implementation standpoint, Sage has their own team while SuccessFactors uses third-party vendors. We felt that Sage would be more invested with us and a better partner in our success.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightHR

  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
  • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
  • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BrightHR

General

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

Sage People

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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