Certent Equity Management vs. Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Certent Equity Management
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Certent Equity Compensation Management, now part of Insightsoftware since the January 21 acquisition, helps companies stay compliant in the administration of equity awards and grants.N/A
Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite is a cloud-based HR service delivery platform from Austin-based Dovetail Software.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Certent Equity ManagementDovetail Employee Engagement Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(3 ratings)
10.0
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Likelihood to Renew
5.0
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Usability
8.0
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Availability
9.0
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Online Training
6.0
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Insightsoftware, Inc
Certent Equity Management is well suited in the following ways: 1. [The] software provides seamless integration to internal software. 2. [It provides] detailed reports of market equity management. 3. [The] software prepares financial equity footnotes for 10k reporting very well. 4. It helps with award modification [as] needed. 5. I enjoy doing capitalization tables.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
I believe the Dovetail Suite was suitable for what my organization used it for in our HR Department, data collection and case tracking for over 1000 employees. The software was well suited for this and provided us with multiple ways of reading and managing the data for reporting, EEOC claims, evidence of liability, etc. I believe Dovetail would be less appropriate for an all around Human Resources Management System. This is more of a data tool
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Pros
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Expense calculations – the whole accounting for equity awards is pretty technical and not real easy to follow. It does a good job of calculating GAAP expense for each award.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
  • Employee Self Service - All of our employees who used this service had nothing but great things to say about how user friendly it was and that the data was easy to read and search through.
  • Dovetail Customer Service - Our rep was instrumental in making sure we had all of the tools we needed for launch day. The system had no surprises and everything was explained in detail prior to going live.
  • Data Tracking - Keeping track of Employee Relations in a company of over 1000 employees can be a difficult task but Dovetail made this very easy. Adding cases and managing the progress of cases that are assigned to you is very user friendly.
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Cons
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • There are no features that are hard to use or that I would like to see improved.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
  • I would like to see a recruiting piece added to the management system. This would make it easier to track employees within the Dovetail Suite who were new or were no longer with the company.
  • Dovetail may now be integrated with UltiPro but at the time it was not and this would have been a nice feature.
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Likelihood to Renew
Insightsoftware, Inc
I personally like the Equity Edge software better. The reporting is better and the software easier to use. The reason we didn’t continue to work with them is we didn’t want to use E-Trade as captive broker.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
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Usability
Insightsoftware, Inc
Pretty easy to go through and learn on your own.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
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Reliability and Availability
Insightsoftware, Inc
I can only remember a couple of times when cannot access the system.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
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Support Rating
Insightsoftware, Inc
We do not access support directly. We go through Plan Mosaic.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
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Online Training
Insightsoftware, Inc
We had a 2 hour introduction to the software over a Webex meeting by Plan Mosaic, and a user guide. Plan Mosaic is a reseller.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
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Implementation Rating
Insightsoftware, Inc
A lot of decisions had been made already when I joined. I thought it was a fairly smooth process. You just need to make sure that you do a good job of auditing all the awards that are transferred from system to system. We did a reverse stock split that caused challenges with rounding of shares.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
Insightsoftware, Inc
As an organization, we have evaluated various Equity management and accounting software before shortlisting and testing these software and finally selecting 1 software. It has a user-friendly interface that helps and encourages employee participation. Moreover, it has simple and easy-to-understand grants and reporting, which are illustrated by easy-to-understand examples.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
Dovetail was perfect for solving a major issue regarding our Employee Relations data tracking. No other software that was researched gave us the flexibility to track our data and manage our programs efficiently. Dovetail support was also better than any other software support I have worked with in the past. I would recommend their product to anyone
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Return on Investment
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • It helps with taxation compliance, which could be a major issue.
  • [The] uploaded template helps with large amounts of data [that needs] uploading in grants and helps keep a lean team in management and operations.
  • [The] availability of different types of reports makes transactional activity easy.
  • Accounting, reporting, and disclosures become easy.
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Dovetail Software, Inc.
  • Dovetail saved our HR Department time and money on Employee Relations questions and topics in that our Generalists were able to look up other cases that were similar in order to compare the issue the employee was having at the time. This allowed them to focus on other HR related questions throughout the day.
  • Our overall business objective was to save our HR Department time, while also giving the Generalists tools to tackle their daily objectives without hesitation.
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