CIPHR vs. SAP Core HR and Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CIPHR
Score 8.0 out of 10
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CIPHR is a comprehensive human resources (HR) suite designed to handle the complete employee lifecycle for businesses and organizations in the U.K. It offers functionality for a variety of HR needs, including core employee tracking, payroll, benefits administration, recruiting, training administration and more. It starts with CIPHR’s applicant tracking system, where users can track vacancies and any applicants from application receipt to offer of employment. CIPHR can automatically…N/A
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
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Pricing
CIPHRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CIPHRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is based upon core HR admin users. Please enquire for further details.
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Features
CIPHRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.6
4 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
4 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
3 Ratings
Approval workflow00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
4 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
1 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
4 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.5
2 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
2 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
2 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
2 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CIPHR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
2 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
User Ratings
CIPHRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
CIPHRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
CIPHR
Everything appeared to be in order based on the sales pitch. It wasn't until the post-implementation stage that we understood what wasn't included or was an additional expense. This has restricted our ability to use the system. The help desk is typically helpful and sympathetic, however, it sometimes takes a while for a solution to be provided.
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SAP
SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated. I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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Pros
CIPHR
  • It's easy to use, and the layout makes it simple to get around to the areas you're interested in.
  • Affordability Support for the implementation of new procedures.
  • Also, everything is arranged in a way that makes it easy to locate distinct parts.
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SAP
  • It’s easy to use
  • The layout is organized
  • It is reliable
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Cons
CIPHR
  • Due to its high price, it hasn't been able to alleviate much of the time-consuming administrative strain.
  • No assistance options may be found in several parts, making it difficult for newcomers to understand.
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SAP
  • The interface and graphic look and feel are not very modern.
  • Provide more intuitive and easier screens and functionality - Too many scroll bars.
  • Make messages back to users more descriptive.
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Alternatives Considered
CIPHR
We've been able to give more specific management information, but the expense of the new modules hasn't eliminated much of the time-consuming admin load. Training and implementation were too fast-paced for our liking. In the event this is your first time using an HR Management system, make sure you perform an extensive investigation.
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SAP
SAP is very intuitive to use and allows us to achieve our goals.
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Return on Investment
CIPHR
  • Streamlined processes; decreased paperwork; increased productivity.
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SAP
  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
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