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5 Ratings
18 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Core HR ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Recruiting / ATS
  • Sage HR ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Asset Management, Succession Planning

Human Resource Management

9.3

Core HR

93%
8.4

Sage HR

84%
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
8 Ratings

Employment history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
8 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
6 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
7 Ratings

Organization and location management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
6 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

9.4

Core HR

94%

Sage HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.8

Core HR

88%
7.2

Sage HR

72%
Core HR ranks higher in 2/3 features

Approval workflow

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
8 Ratings

Balance details

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
5 Ratings

Employee Self Service

9.2

Core HR

92%
8.9

Sage HR

89%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Update personal information

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

View company policy documentation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
6 Ratings

Employee recognition

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

View job history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

Asset Management

9.0

Core HR

90%
9.1

Sage HR

91%
Sage HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

HR Reporting

9.0

Core HR

90%
6.4

Sage HR

64%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
6.6
66%
7 Ratings

Pre-built reports

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.5
65%
7 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Onboarding

9.3

Core HR

93%
7.9

Sage HR

79%
Core HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
5 Ratings

Performance and Goals

9.4

Core HR

94%
8.2

Sage HR

82%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Individual goal setting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
5 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Performance Management

8.7

Core HR

87%
8.3

Sage HR

83%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/5 features

Performance plans

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Review reminders

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Core HR

85%
9.1

Sage HR

91%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

9.2

Core HR

92%
6.5

Sage HR

65%
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Company Website Posting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Publish to Social Media

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Notifications and Alerts

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Core HR is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Core HR

95%
3 Ratings
7.7

Sage HR

77%
9 Ratings

Usability

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sage HR

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sage HR

91%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR

Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

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.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Core HR

  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

  • 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.
Edward McKay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Core HR

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Core HR

General

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

Starting Price

Core HR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage HR

General

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

Starting Price

$1.5 per user, per month

Sage HR Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave Management$5.501
Performance Management$3.001
Shift Scheduling$3.001
Timesheets$3.001
Expenses Management$1.501
Recruitment$200.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Product is module. No hidden fees Cancel anytime No credit card required

Usability

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage HR

Sage HR 9.1
Based on 1 answer
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
Barbara Rhoades | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage HR

Sage HR 9.1
Based on 9 answers
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.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Core HR

The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

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.
Tim Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Core HR

  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR

  • 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.
Maaike van der Kroon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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