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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Core HR and Sparkrock are tied in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

9.3

Core HR

93%

Sparkrock

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

Employee demographic data

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

9.4

Core HR

94%
9.4

Sparkrock

94%
Core HR ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 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
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.8

Core HR

88%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

9.2

Core HR

92%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

9.0

Core HR

90%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

9.0

Core HR

90%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

9.3

Core HR

93%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

9.4

Core HR

94%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.7

Core HR

87%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Core HR

85%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 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
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

9.2

Core HR

92%

Sparkrock

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

Job Requisition Management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

Sparkrock

100%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Security

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

Sparkrock

95%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.8

Sparkrock

88%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sparkrock

96%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.4

Sparkrock

94%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Grants Management

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sparkrock

96%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 19/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supply Chain

Core HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
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
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sparkrock

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

HR Cloud

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.
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Sparkrock

For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
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Pros

HR Cloud

  • 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.
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Sparkrock

  • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
  • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
  • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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Cons

HR Cloud

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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Sparkrock

  • Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade.
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Pricing Details

Core HR

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Core HR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Sparkrock

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sparkrock editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required $50,000

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      HR Cloud

      No answers on this topic

      Sparkrock

      We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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      Usability

      HR Cloud

      No answers on this topic

      Sparkrock

      Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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      Support Rating

      HR Cloud

      No answers on this topic

      Sparkrock

      Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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      Alternatives Considered

      HR Cloud

      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
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      Sparkrock

      • Real-time data that is available at our fingertips
      • Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time
      • Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration
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      Return on Investment

      HR Cloud

      • 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.
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      Sparkrock

      • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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