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Score 8.4 out of 100

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.
Nicole Segebart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

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.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.6
Employee demographic data
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.9
Employment history
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Organizational charting
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.8
Organization and location management
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
6.8

Leave and Attendance Management

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.0
Approval workflow
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Balance details
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.0

Employee Self Service

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Update personal information
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
View company policy documentation
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Employee recognition
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
View job history
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1

Asset Management

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1

HR Reporting

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.2
Report builder
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.2
Pre-built reports
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.1

Onboarding

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.1
New hire portal
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.0

Performance and Goals

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.8
Corporate goal setting
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Individual goal setting
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
8.0
Performance tracking
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1

Performance Management

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Performance plans
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Performance improvement plans
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Review status tracking
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Review reminders
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Multiple review frequency
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1

Succession Planning

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1
Candidate development
Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1

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.
Jake Cowden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

  • 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.
Edward McKay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Thomas Carson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

  • Calendar could be offered in a larger view by week
  • Requesting time and accepting it would be great if linked with our own calendar Bookeo
Kerri Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Buddy Punch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage HR

Sage HR 9.1
Based on 1 answer
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
Barbara Rhoades | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Buddy Punch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage HR

Sage HR 9.1
Based on 9 answers
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.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Joy Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

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.
Tim Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Tony Factor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

  • 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.
Maaike van der Kroon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Buddy Punch

General

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

Buddy Punch Editions & Modules

Edition
Time & Attendance25.991
Time & Attendance + Scheduling35.991
Enterprise45.991
  1. For 4 Employees, Unlimited Administrators
Additional Pricing Details
We offer three plans, each with a monthly or annual payment option. We offer tiers, as you have more employees you move into the next tier. It's an all-inclusive fee (not a per-user fee) and includes access to our website/mobile apps from as many locations and devices as needed. There are no startup, cancellation, support, or additional fees of any kind. There are no taxes either, so you'd only need to worry about the monthly/annual subscription price.

Sage HR

General

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

Sage HR Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave Management$5.501
Performance Management$3.001
Shift Scheduling$3.001
Timesheets$3.001
Expenses Management$1.501
Recruitment$200.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Product is module. No hidden fees Cancel anytime No credit card required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Buddy Punch
8.8
Sage HR
9.0

Usability

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1

Support Rating

Buddy Punch
Sage HR
9.1

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