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Score 7.6 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 7.3 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 SpringAhead

It's definitely well suited for all organizations with knowledge workers who use computers to do their work and are able to log in and enter their time on a regular basis. I've always had access to it as part of my job and love using SpringAhead. It may be less appropriate in a role where the worker does not have regular access to a computer to enter their hours digitally.
Ambrish Kochikar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
7.3
Emburse SpringAhead
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
5.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Employment history
Darwinbox
6.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
6.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.7
Emburse SpringAhead

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
7.3
Emburse SpringAhead
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
6.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
6.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
6.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.7
Emburse SpringAhead

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.4
Emburse SpringAhead
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
8.3
Emburse SpringAhead
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Update personal information
Darwinbox
8.7
Emburse SpringAhead
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
6.7
Emburse SpringAhead
View job history
Darwinbox
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead

Asset Management

Darwinbox
6.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
6.5
Emburse SpringAhead

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
8.2
Emburse SpringAhead
Report builder
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Onboarding

Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
New hire portal
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Manager tracking tools
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
8.1
Emburse SpringAhead
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Line-of sight-visibility
Darwinbox
7.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Performance Management

Darwinbox
7.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Performance plans
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Performance improvement plans
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Review status tracking
Darwinbox
7.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Review reminders
Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Multiple review frequency
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
7.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Candidate ranking
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Candidate search
Darwinbox
7.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Candidate development
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
8.6
Emburse SpringAhead
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Publish to Social Media
Darwinbox
9.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Job Search Site Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Pros

Darwinbox

  • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
  • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
  • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
  • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
Himanshu Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Allows for tracking of time very easily. Users can add all their project's time in one place instead of drilling into each project.
  • Managers can approve their team's time all in one place. We do not need to drill down to find the info and approve. Users who don't report to the manager but are part of the project can still be approved by the project manager.
  • Reports are easy to read when looking at historical information. Reports can be run with multiple parameters that the user needs.
Massimo Emilione | 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 SpringAhead

  • Automated reminders to employees would be great
  • A more modern and up-to-date user interface
  • The approvals system for projects vs. users could use some work
Ashley Haylett | 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 SpringAhead

We selected SpringAhead because of price and usability. This tool is easy to set up and configure. It is a cloud application allowing access from anywhere. There were no training requirements. When you have a small use case this tool is the way to go. We moved off SpringAhead to get more functionality and it has required a lot more training and effort to maintain and utilize
Massimo Emilione | 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 SpringAhead

  • Positive - tracking return on project investments
  • Positive - being able to plan on future projects
  • Positive - being able to manage costs and attendance
Ambrish Kochikar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Emburse SpringAhead

Pricing Details

Darwinbox

General

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

Emburse SpringAhead

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead
7.0

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