ClearCompany vs. Sage HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClearCompany
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
ClearCompany offers an applicant tracking system with core features, including batch or mass communication, job board posting, centralized internal communications, and background checking features. It also provides onboarding automation and performance management.N/A
Sage HR
Score 8.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage HR is HR software for small to medium businesses. The vendor states Sage HR is designed to be easy to use, and automates every step of the human resource process. Sage HR is designed with modular functionality to be customized for users' needs. According to the vendor, key differentiators include: 1. Easy to use 2. Modular functionality 2. Automates the end-to-end HR process 3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android) 5. Feature…
$5.50
per month
Pricing
ClearCompanySage HR
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Expenses Management
$1.50
per user, per month
Performance Management
$3.00
per user, per month
Shift Scheduling
$3.00
per user, per month
Timesheets
$3.00
per user, per month
Leave Management
$5.50
per user, per month
Recruitment
$200.00
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClearCompanySage HR
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
More Pricing Information
Features
ClearCompanySage HR
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.2
15 Ratings
Sage HR
8.0
6 Ratings
New hire portal10.013 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.015 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.6
8 Ratings
Sage HR
8.0
5 Ratings
Corporate goal setting10.07 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.06 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.67 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Performance tracking9.46 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.5
10 Ratings
Sage HR
8.0
5 Ratings
Performance plans9.45 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Plan weighting9.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.64 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Review status tracking9.66 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.17 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Workflow restrictions9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.64 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Reporting9.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.5
11 Ratings
Sage HR
9.1
2 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.02 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search10.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development10.06 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.0
18 Ratings
Sage HR
6.5
1 Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.318 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.818 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.015 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.318 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Candidate Search8.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.818 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration8.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation9.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions9.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.218 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting7.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
6.7
8 Ratings
Sage HR
-
Ratings
Course authoring6.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library6.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal7.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly5.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications6.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments5.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management5.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics6.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning5.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Sage HR
8.4
8 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Sage HR
6.5
8 Ratings
Approval workflow00 Ratings6.28 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Sage HR
8.8
7 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Sage HR
9.1
4 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Sage HR
6.1
8 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings6.17 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.17 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
User Ratings
ClearCompanySage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(21 ratings)
7.1
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(22 ratings)
9.1
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClearCompanySage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
ClearCompany
If your company needs to move into becoming completely electronic, as well as the option of having it being remote if needed, this is the way to go. ClearCompany will hold your hand and help you every step of the way to becoming just that! It can be a difficult task to change so much but having their team to meet with you weekly until you have everything up and running was the best experience I could have asked for.
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Sage
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.
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Pros
ClearCompany
  • Real-time updates shared across the software with remote users. It allows us to effectively manage and track candidates workflows and status within the onboarding process. This helps us effectively communicate and keep hooks in the candidate without having them fall through the cracks.
  • ClearCompany is able to customize and report to fit our company. We are in a particular industry where our time to fill, hiring costs and other metrics vary from time to time. In order to get an accurate report, ClearCompany has gone above and beyond to customize our reports and give us the data we need with a click of a button.
  • ClearCompany is always in constant communication and willing to assist. The feedback from the support team is almost instantaneous. I have the direct number to my customer care agent and her manager as well. It's nice to know they are there to help at a moment's notice. The support team has a great chat feature that allows me to send a message while i'm on the phone. They are quick to respond and always friendly.
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Sage
  • 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.
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Cons
ClearCompany
  • Reporting is a bit limited - most reports require significant cleanup and/or take a lot of work to make meaningful
  • Hiring Manager visibility is limited when it comes to notifications (scorecards completed, etc.) and feedback for candidates from other processes, meaning that the burden is put on TA to inform
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Sage
  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
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Usability
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Sage
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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Support Rating
ClearCompany
I had a great relationship with my first customer success manager. When I first started, she helped me navigate the system and was always available to answer any questions. They have provided great support throughout the last 2 years of me using the system. I attended a ClearCompany conference and they were incredible at providing support and showing how to best utilize the system,
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Sage
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.
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Alternatives Considered
ClearCompany
No comparison. It's apples to oranges when comparing. Clear Company is well-rounded and willing to collaborate to make it right for each company. Most other platforms make you adapt to the product they think is best without individual company needs in mind.
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Sage
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.
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Return on Investment
ClearCompany
  • ClearCompany has some helpful options our company has utilized, but overall it has been very hard to get past some of the user interfaces that aren't functional or getting speedy responses when something isn't operational.
  • ClearCompany has custom reports that help us strategize our recruitment efforts, but we have had many instances where the reports do not pull data from the system which has lead to confusion or decisions being made with incomplete information.
  • ClearCompany has multiple avenues to contact them or get help, but they are not always effective because of the completion time frame varies.
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Sage
  • 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.
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