BrightHR vs. Sage People

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightHR
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
British company BrightHR offers a human resources platform which helps replace paper documents with edocuments and contains features for managing employee scheduling and ROTA, sick leave and tardiness, vacation and holiday shift planning, as well as providing employment law legal advice.
$4.50
Sage People
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Sage People is presented as an extensible, configurable and flexible global cloud HR and People solution, that aims to empower HR to lead change. Built on Salesforce, Sage People enables business to flow by being inclusive, agile and resilient, and by helping them to design new ways of working, competing for talent, and driving business transformation. It does this through automation and by using actionable People insights to experiment and innovate, while delivering hybrid…
$11
per month per user
Pricing
BrightHRSage People
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightHRSage People
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsPrices start at £4.50 (per employee/per month)Please contact us for pricing.
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Features
BrightHRSage People
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Sage People
7.1
3 Ratings
Employment history8.21 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.31 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.5.51 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Organization and location management7.31 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings3.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Sage People
9.2
3 Ratings
Pay calculation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.01 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.6
12 Ratings
Sage People
9.7
3 Ratings
Approval workflow8.312 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Balance details8.411 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.3
13 Ratings
Sage People
8.2
3 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Update personal information8.513 Ratings10.03 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.513 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
9.0
1 Ratings
Sage People
9.8
2 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.01 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.0
1 Ratings
Sage People
7.8
3 Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Sage People
6.7
3 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings2.12 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.0
3 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Sage People
8.5
3 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Sage People
8.0
2 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
User Ratings
BrightHRSage People
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(15 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightHRSage People
Likelihood to Recommend
BrightHR
For a new part of our business, we have input staff details on Bright HR. There have been times when calls have been made to the helpline for guidance. It does not take long to get to know the staff you are speaking to. In relation to the query addressed with a team member today the service was excellent. Matthew has a great depth of knowledge of the system and works through the shift and annual leave calculations at the click of a finger. Thank you Mathew for your support, you are a star!
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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
BrightHR
  • When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time.
  • The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free.
  • The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful.
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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
BrightHR
  • Direct-dial telephone numbers rather than going through the Peninsula helpline numbers.
  • Setting up annual leave profiles often needs the assistance of a Bright HR representative when staff works quirky shifts. Providing examples of how to set the system up in user guides may help to set the system upright the first time.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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