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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Darwinbox in undoubtedly a great human capital management system. It is easy to configure and can be flexibly integrated with the organization's ERP solution. There is little to no training required for employees to use the software - both the desktop version as well as the mobile application. Moreover, it allows employees to connect to each other better on the organization's social network that this software provides. It is best suited for large and mid-sized organizations that have reasonably complex workflows and reporting structures. Darwinbox is less appropriate for relatively flat organizations that have simple workflows and the work involves frequent interaction among employees. In such a case, the use of such an expensive HR tool can be avoided.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

Emburse Abacus is well suited for mid-market organizations that are open to - or embrace - the concept of real-time processing of expense transactions. Emburse Abacus takes a radically different approach from other platforms that rely on modeling paper-based monthly (or periodic) expense reports containing multiple expenses submitted simultaneously. Emburse Abacus allows each transaction to be very rapidly processed individually so that approving managers and accounting professionals are able to perform review tasks and identify potential problems throughout the entire month, relieving the massive monthly influx of large numbers of expense reports simultaneously.
Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
6.6
Emburse Abacus
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
4.5
Emburse Abacus
Employment history
Darwinbox
5.5
Emburse Abacus
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
6.5
Emburse Abacus
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
5.5
Emburse Abacus
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse Abacus
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse Abacus

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
6.5
Emburse Abacus
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
6.0
Emburse Abacus
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
5.5
Emburse Abacus
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
5.0
Emburse Abacus
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
6.0
Emburse Abacus
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse Abacus

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.7
Emburse Abacus
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse Abacus
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse Abacus
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
7.6
Emburse Abacus
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
7.5
Emburse Abacus
Update personal information
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse Abacus
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.5
Emburse Abacus
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
5.5
Emburse Abacus
View job history
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus

Asset Management

Darwinbox
4.0
Emburse Abacus
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
4.0
Emburse Abacus

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
7.3
Emburse Abacus
Report builder
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus

Onboarding

Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
New hire portal
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Manager tracking tools
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
7.8
Emburse Abacus
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Line-of sight-visibility
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus

Performance Management

Darwinbox
7.5
Emburse Abacus
Performance plans
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Performance improvement plans
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus
Review status tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Review reminders
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus
Candidate search
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
8.4
Emburse Abacus
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse Abacus
Publish to Social Media
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse Abacus
Job Search Site Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse Abacus
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse Abacus

Pros

Darwinbox

  • Easy to use and navigate.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Covers all HR needs in one software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

  • User-Friendly Interface: Reviews from our employees (ages ranging from 20s-70s) are all positive in regards to the ease of submitting an expense and getting reimbursement on Abacus
  • Timely Reimbursement: After final approval, money hits user accounts within 2 days
  • Approval routing: ability to set up multi-tier complex approval routes
  • Syncs with Sage Intacct: pushes entries on a day to day basis in to Intacct and it hits our GL accordingly
  • Abacus is competitively priced compared to the competition
  • Abacus utilizes "by expense" management. Getting rid of expense reports and batch reports (they do have an option where you can batch if need be)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Darwinbox

  • A small improvement in the UX could be to automate the process of informing the entire organization about an employee's birthday. Presently, the HR manager has to manually send such an email. Sometimes misunderstandings happen when important greetings are missed when the HR manager is on leave.
  • There is just too much data on the Attendance screen. Perhaps, from a UI perspective, this screen could be improved. Also, there should be a feature to recall the leave application if the employee changes his plan and the leave is yet to be approved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

  • When you upload a receipt to abacus it would be great to port in the information from the receipt to the text fields.
  • It would be good to have a more automated way for Abacus to integrate in with other payroll systems.
  • It would be nice to have more levels of permissions, e.g. manager level, administer level and employee level.
Jennifer Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Emburse Abacus

Emburse Abacus 9.1
Based on 18 answers
I have never had to contact Abacus support and have not heard stories from any of my colleagues having to do so either. Our accounting department stresses the ease of Abacus and has not voiced any concerns with the software or the product support team or the product support process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darwinbox

Darwinbox is a very powerful tool for managing the HR processes of a large organization. It offers a number of unique facilities like the social network module, mobile application version etc. As compared to other software, it offers more utility in the sense that one integrated tool can be used for multiple purposes. It is easy to configure and requires no prior experience from a user's perspective. It provides sharp insights for effective decision making to manage talent in the organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

I have never used anything like Abacus but I can't imagine a product that offers more value than this does. It allows you to categorize the expense, which will show where we are spending the most money as a company. It keeps a great record of past expenses and the status (if one was not approved, you will see where it says "denied", by whom, and there will usually be a reason provided so that you know how to correct it).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Darwinbox

  • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
  • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse Abacus

  • It is giving reliable services.
  • I am happy with its user-friendly services. Since I have issued the virtual and physical cards, I am getting real-time, and end-to-end control over my employee expenses. They can now easily go to visits and this has built their trust too. Further through receipts and expense details, I can easily control the pre-set budgets and easily configure rules to control spending.
  • I will also like to praise their customer care team they are very helpful and always ready to assist.
Jason Chandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Darwinbox

General

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

Darwinbox Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Emburse Abacus

General

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

Emburse Abacus Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$91
ProfessionalCustom Pricing
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per active user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse Abacus
8.7

Support Rating

Darwinbox
Emburse Abacus
9.1

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