Buddy Punch vs. Sage HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buddy Punch
Score 6.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Buddy Punch is an online time tracking and scheduling application. Track time, time off, locations, and jobs. The solution aims to help punching in & out intuitive for employees & easy for users to view & export time. Employees can clock in using a browser or the Buddy Punch Google, iOS, & Android apps. Users can view who's working, their GPS position or even limit where they can punch. The solution integrates with QuickBooks, ADP, Paychex, & SurePayroll while also offering Excel exports. …
$3.49
per month per user
Sage HR
Score 6.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage HR is HR software for small to medium businesses. The vendor states Sage HR is designed to be easy to use, and automates every step of the human resource process. Sage HR is designed with modular functionality to be customized for users' needs. According to the vendor, key differentiators include: 1. Easy to use 2. Modular functionality 2. Automates the end-to-end HR process 3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android) 5. Feature…
$5.50
per month
Pricing
Buddy PunchSage HR
Editions & Modules
Time & Attendance
$3.49
per month per user
Time & Attendance + Scheduling
$4.49
per month per user
Enterprise
$9.49
per month per user
Expenses Management
$1.50
per user, per month
Performance Management
$3.00
per user, per month
Shift Scheduling
$3.00
per user, per month
Timesheets
$3.00
per user, per month
Leave Management
$5.50
per user, per month
Recruitment
$200.00
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buddy PunchSage HR
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe 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.The modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required
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Features
Buddy PunchSage HR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
5.7
10 Ratings
32% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.910 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings5.09 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings5.58 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.79 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings5.58 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
5.3
10 Ratings
42% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.410 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings4.710 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings3.87 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
8.1
9 Ratings
1% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.27 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.17 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.57 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
3.0
6 Ratings
89% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings3.06 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
5.9
10 Ratings
26% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings5.29 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings4.49 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
6.8
7 Ratings
17% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.37 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
5.3
7 Ratings
43% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings5.57 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings5.97 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings5.17 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings4.87 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
5.5
7 Ratings
37% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings5.07 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings4.47 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings4.87 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
7.0
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sage HR
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buddy PunchSage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
3.9
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchSage HR
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
  • Some features available in other HR products have not been available in Cake in the past (Performance, ATS), however, these are being rolled out now.
  • The user experience for the Admin interface is not completely intuitive.
  • Overall look and feel could be updated one day.
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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
Bamboo is more versatile for large enterprises where as Sage HR is better for smaller/mid-size businesses. Both systems have very similar features and functionality. Sage HR has great tools for companies with multiple locations which has benefitted us in tracking employees' time, resources, and performance. Both have similar customer service and it really comes down to what features you are wanting to focus on as a business.
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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
  • Saved me lots of admin time with employee self service.
  • I can run this system by myself for over 100 employees so no need to hire extra staff to manage.
  • Easy performance management allows the business to review and appraise employees and make everything more efficient (cost and time).
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ScreenShots

Buddy Punch Screenshots

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Sage HR Screenshots

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