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Likelihood to Recommend

Calamari

The very user-friendly interface encourages our team members to use Calamari regularly. The tool is also very simple to use so all in-house communication is strengthened because of that. The Success team writes back within minutes and helps with literally everything so the communication between us/our team and Calamari is great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

syncHR

syncHR is designed for mid to large size companies, typically 200-2000 employees. Any organization that has a strong reporting need and/or a complicated payroll process could benefit from the unique features built into the platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Calamari
syncHR
9.4
Employee demographic data
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Employment history
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Job profiles and administration
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Organizational charting
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Organization and location management
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Calamari
syncHR
8.0

Payroll Management

Calamari
syncHR
9.4
Pay calculation
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Direct deposit files
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Reimbursement management
Calamari
syncHR
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Approval workflow
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Balance details
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Calamari
syncHR
9.0

Employee Self Service

Calamari
syncHR
9.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Update personal information
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
View company policy documentation
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Employee recognition
Calamari
syncHR
8.0
View job history
Calamari
syncHR
9.0

Asset Management

Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Calamari
syncHR
10.0

HR Reporting

Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Report builder
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Pre-built reports
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Calamari
syncHR
10.0

Onboarding

Calamari
syncHR
10.0
New hire portal
Calamari
syncHR
10.0
Manager tracking tools
Calamari
syncHR
10.0

Performance and Goals

Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Corporate goal setting
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Individual goal setting
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Performance tracking
Calamari
syncHR
9.0

Performance Management

Calamari
syncHR
8.4
Performance plans
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Performance improvement plans
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Review status tracking
Calamari
syncHR
8.0
Review reminders
Calamari
syncHR
8.0
Multiple review frequency
Calamari
syncHR
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Calamari
syncHR
8.9
Job Requisition Management
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Company Website Posting
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Publish to Social Media
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Calamari
syncHR
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Calamari
syncHR
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Calamari
syncHR
9.0

Pros

Calamari

  • Feature rich.
  • Cheap.
  • Professional and helpful support team.
  • Beautiful and clear UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

syncHR

  • Automated retroactive change processing and mid-period rate changes – completely automated with no manual intervention needed - If you ever need to give someone a merit increase and make it retroactive or if an employee is entitled to enroll in health benefits on their first day employment but has 30 days to enroll, syncHR will automatically handles these retro changes.
  • A single application designed from the ground up that gives equal weight to HR, payroll, and benefit functions - syncHR is designed as a true unified solution with no back-end mainframes or separate front-ends vs backends. Everything is processed real-time in the cloud which has eliminated all discrepancies.
  • Customer Service - syncHR provides a designated account manager as your single point of contact. Since the The StaffWell Group is a 24/7 business, I needed a company that was available when I needed them. syncHR delivered with 24/7 emergency support.
  • Event-driven employee self service - Other systems we have used rely on employees to make the correct choices as to what is required when completing an employee initiated transaction. With syncHR, the system always directs the employee to the next step reducing both errors and calls to our support staff. I believe this is also the reason why we had a 40% increase in the adoption of ESS.
  • Dynamic Security & Workflows - syncHR has no static pages which allows security and workflows to be updated automatically whenever a change is made. This has virtually eliminated the time and effort required from HR to manually update workflows to the correct personnel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Calamari

  • Lack of a mobile app.
  • A little tricky at first to use.
  • Need HR-friendly features to add.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

syncHR

  • Learning Management System- syncHR currently does not offer an LMS system. They only track and report training dates, licenses and certifications.
  • Although syncHR is a global solution it is somewhat limited to tracking employee headcount, HR documents, paperless on boarding and benefit information. There is no international payroll option like the one they provide for domestic employees. Although the system can handle multiple languages and currencies, I would like to see a global payroll option.
  • Succession Planning - syncHR provides little functionality for succession planning. The system can track budgets vs actuals, goals and ratings but does not offer a true succession planning module
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

syncHR

syncHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall the system is very easy to navigate but more importantly my employees find it so easy to use. The percentage of employees who now use ESS went up by 40%
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Calamari

Calamari 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Working with my rep is so easy and has been the selling point on this platform. I like that I don't have to think about it much, love the Slack integrations for my team and how easy it was to transition from our old process into Calamari. It's simple, clear, and for a small team, it has everything I need. The customer support team has always responded promptly when I need anything, and we were even able to extend our trial period in the beginning and converted to a paying customer shortly after.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

syncHR

syncHR 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Whenever we need support our designated account manager is there to provide answers for us. If she doesn't have or know the answer, additional support is provided via a service matter expert in that field. Support hours are 24/7
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

syncHR

syncHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was very well done and thorough
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

syncHR

syncHR 9.0
Based on 2 answers
During the first few weeks of implementation it is important to have all key members participate in meetings. Finance, HR, Payroll and Benefits should be involved from the early stages to ensure that the solution is designed to meet your specific requirements. Since syncHR personalizes their solution for each company a few wrong steps early on regarding the design we wanted caused us to spend extra time later. The more info you provide syncHR upfront the better they can take all of your rules and needs into account from day one. In our case, finance did not get involved right away and therefore some of the items that we needed for our GL needed to be re-done. SyncHR was very accommodating though as they spent extra time with us to update some of the allocations so that finance got what they needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Calamari

Our HR department used Excel and paper request forms for our vacation management, and tracking working hours didn't exist. We were only obliged to sign a list when we were entering the office. Calamari is a huge improvement in every aspect of time tracking and vacation management for your company. We're loving it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

syncHR

As I mentioned I have used UltiPro, ADP, Ceridian as well as several others and none of them seem to offer half of the functionality and service that syncHR provides. Although we had some problems from time to time, I hold companies in high regard by how they resolve these problems. It's a comfort knowing that my HCM provider truly cares about me and my business so if for no other reason than this, I feel syncHR is far and away the best system I have used. The system works as advertised which is all I could ask for
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Calamari

  • Our vacations are accepted by team leaders and the hr department, so it's super easy to plan projects.
  • Clocking in/out helps everyone with punctuality.
  • It's easier to manage overtime hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

syncHR

  • Due to complexity of our payroll, it would typically take us almost 3 full days to verify hours and perform retro changes before actually running payroll. With so many retroactive changes and manual calculations it was a time consuming and error prone process. With syncHR, the accuracy of payroll has increased tremendously and the amount of time we now spend preparing to process payroll decreased to less than 4 hours per week. All approved time seamlessly moves from the T&A module into payroll and all retro transactions are automatically processed.
  • When I initially selected syncHR I was a little hesitant because I never heard of them before and was concerned about their viability as a company and customer service. Several years later I'm happy to say that syncHR has provided better support than any of the better know competitors ever did.
  • Although no system is ever perfect, overall syncHR has exceeded most of my expectations. The sales and implementation process was wonderful, the salesperson was responsive and did not oversell what the system could do.
  • Training & Implementation - syncHR spent a considerable amount of time learning my business rules in order to build the system to meet my requirements. Training was provided on all aspects of the system until my team felt comfortable enough to handle things on their own. I never felt as though we had a set number of hours of training or that our questions, no matter how redundant or simple were a bother to them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Calamari

General

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

Calamari Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave MgmtStarting at 101
Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 201
Leave Mgmt + Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 301
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

syncHR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Varies

syncHR Editions & Modules

Edition
syncHR v5.9Varies1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
SyncHR charges a one-time implementation fee plus a PEPM fee. All charges are based on employer size and complexity.

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