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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Sage HR

    84%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    6 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Sage HR

    65%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    8 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    8 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    5 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Sage HR

    89%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    6 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    5 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    5 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    4 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.1

    Sage HR

    61%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    7 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    7 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Onboarding

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Sage HR

    80%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Sage HR

    81%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Sage HR

    81%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Sage HR

    65%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Buddy Punch is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Buddy Punch

    88%
    20 Ratings
    7.2

    Sage HR

    72%
    9 Ratings

    Usability

    Buddy Punch

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Buddy Punch

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Buddy Punch

    I think that is very convenient as far as tracking your employees when they are punching in or out to ensure they are physically at the location they are supposed to be for that shift. I also think that the option to download this app to your personal phone is amazing, it makes it more convenient to punch in or out when you aren't near a laptop or a residence to use one. The feature of being able to attach a note with your punches explaining possible late punchers or absences is very beneficial to the employee allows show proof if needed.
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    Sage

    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.
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    Pros

    Buddy Punch

    • Their customer service is second to none. We have requested several changes over the years for the web interface and app; I think all the requests we've made were implemented by this point. I only wish this was the case with other companies we utilize.
    • They allow you to set different pay rates based on department which allows us to pay employees more for the skilled jobs they perform versus the more basic work they perform. This is a huge benefit to a small company as it encourages employees to strive for more skilled work and they keep moving up the ladder to become even better assets to the company.
    • The reports you can run are very thorough and work very well for us when it comes time to enter payroll.
    • Having the ability to set alerts has allowed us to cut back on unnecessary overtime as employees can get reminders prior to going over. We can also set reminders for employees to punch in/out for the ones that have a tendency to forget.
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    Sage

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Buddy Punch

    • Sometimes I need to check back to be sure I'm still punched in.
    • The indicator between punched in and out is not very indicative of if I am or not.
    • I want to total hours not just by the week but by pay periods 1-15 days, 16-end of [the] month.
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    Sage

    • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
    • Custom reporting and history
    • Time off policies tracking and management
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    Pricing Details

    Buddy Punch

    Starting Price

    $3.49 per month per user

    Editions & Modules

    Buddy Punch editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Time & Attendance3.491
    Time & Attendance + Scheduling4.492
    Enterprise9.493

    Footnotes

    1. per month per user
    2. per month per user
    3. per month per user

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    We offer three plans, each with a monthly or annual payment option. Each plan has a per user price and a base fee of $19. There are no startup, cancellation, support, or additional fees of any kind.

    Sage HR

    Starting Price

    $5.5 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Sage HR editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Leave Management$5.501
    Performance Management$3.002
    Shift Scheduling$3.003
    Timesheets$3.004
    Expenses Management$1.505
    Recruitment$200.006

    Footnotes

    1. per user, per month
    2. per user, per month
    3. per user, per month
    4. per user, per month
    5. per user, per month
    6. per user, per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    The modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required

    Usability

    Buddy Punch

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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    Support Rating

    Buddy Punch

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Buddy Punch

    We originally scheduled and ran payroll through Homebase, but in the last few months the software became very buggy, customer service was slow and when they did respond, was not helpful. When we cancelled our account they didn't even try to make things right. We are so happy that Buddy Punch is like us--taking care of their clients and really invested in their success!
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    Sage

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Buddy Punch

    • Efficiency has definitely gone up switching to Buddy Punch. Ive never quantified specific hours or time lapse it has given to my personal managerial efficiency. But it has without doubt.
    • I can see a better overview of the employees I need to be concerned with and not have to filter out others not concerning me.
    • Ease of use has decreased mental stress and angst in maneuvering employee time cards.
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    Sage

    • 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.
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