Buddy Punch vs. SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buddy Punch
Score 6.8 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
SentricHR
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
SentricHR (formerly SentricWorkForce) is a general HRIS platform that also provides payroll, tax filing, time and attendance, capabilities via a cloud-based system, from Sentric in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.N/A
Pricing
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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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buddy PunchSentricHR
Free Trial
YesNo
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.
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Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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Ratings
SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
9.0
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
7.7
2 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
6.4
2 Ratings
24% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
5.0
1 Ratings
43% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
9.3
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
6.0
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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Ratings
SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
4.6
1 Ratings
54% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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Ratings
SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
4.8
1 Ratings
49% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
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Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
SentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
7.3
1 Ratings
7% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buddy PunchSentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchSentricHR (SentricWorkforce)
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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Sentric
SentricHR works well with unusual situations in payroll - they understood that our payroll is not just a basic hourly/salaried situation and were able to create codes and functions to work with our exact needs.
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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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Sentric
  • Open Enrollment lets employees view and select the benefit they want for the following plan year. Sentric is easy to use and lets us in HR link their selection to their payroll records.
  • Sentric allows HR and the employee to view their paychecks. They can look at one, or many at a time.
  • When someone applies for a job via Sentric, their candidate records carry through to their employee record after we hire the person.
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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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Sentric
  • Make it easier to determine which report works best for our needs
  • Have the ability to create a custom report for specific instances
  • Other than that, they're perfect!
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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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Sentric
I haven't explored the other systems in great detail. IFS didn't appear as "user-friendly". Taleo seemed to not have the capabilities Sentric did.
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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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Sentric
  • Not applicable for our business
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Buddy Punch Screenshots

Screenshot of The Administrator's DashboardScreenshot of Time Off CalendarScreenshot of Schedule View