Darwinbox vs. Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Darwinbox headquartered in Hyderabad offers an end-to-end HRMS software provide core HR functionality (e.g. employee data management), support for recruitment and onboarding, payroll management, time & attendance tracking, as well as comprehensive talent management and employee engagement features.N/A
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
DarwinboxFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DarwinboxFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.4
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.0
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Employee demographic data9.83 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Employment history9.93 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.93 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.93 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
9.5
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Balance details9.03 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.03 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.5
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
6.9
3 Ratings
16% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.93 Ratings7.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.93 Ratings6.12 Ratings
Employee recognition9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.93 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.3
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.0
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder9.92 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.02 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.92 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal9.92 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.7
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Performance plans9.92 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Create succession plans/pools9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.92 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Candidate development8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
DarwinboxFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.1
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Likelihood to Recommend
Darwinbox
Darwinbox provides multiple functions and features related to Human resources and I Like the best where it maintains Attendance records and employees smartly. Darwinbox helps us to brings all the organization level activity on one platform which helps the management to take the crucial decisions. Sometimes it hangs and does not function properly due to an internet connectivity issue.
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Frontline Education
Frontline is well suited for an organization such as a school district where teachers sometimes need to put in for a substitute at the last minute or especially early in the morning. The system also helps with substitutes in picking up the jobs when a teacher puts in an absence.
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Pros
Darwinbox
  • Maintaining Attendance from payroll with HR.
  • Employees self portal to ask for PTO or to check hours.
  • User Interface is user friendly for our employees.
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Frontline Education
  • Easily submission process. Select the day you need to schedule on the listed calendar, mark the type of request, and submit.
  • Works on different digital devices including phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Easily track your balances by looking at your account history.
  • Delete requests you have already submitted.
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Cons
Darwinbox
  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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Frontline Education
  • Teachers cannot cancel their own absence. We have to ask the office staff to do so. This is irritating when an absence must be canceled (Due to a canceled professional development, for example).
  • Sometimes absences go unfilled. It would be great if AESOP could have a roster of qualified substitutes to cover absences.
  • You cannot assign your absence to a particular substitute if you know he or she is available and a good fit for your absence.
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Likelihood to Renew
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Long time customer with Frontline Absence Management. Product support has been excellent, integrations easy to work with, & suite of products mesh together well.
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Usability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
While we have had minor issues logging in as our organization has its own login page, the site and its application are very easy to use. So long as members of a group log in through the appropriate page, navigating and using this site is quite easy. With the transition from Aesop to Frontline, the page also seems to have worked through any glitches found with the previous page and its app.
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Reliability and Availability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
There have been several times the system was unavailable. When there has been an issue, Frontline HAS NOT notified us....which has been disappointing.
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Performance
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
No issues reported by end users of slow or not loading pages.
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Internal support is provided by EDU Staff based out of Grand Rapids. Whenever I have had an issue they are very responsive to my needs. For instance, there may be conflicts in the amount of money that was listed for the contract. There may be questions about the length of an assignment such as 1/2 day, full day, or early dismissal. The school will sometimes enter the wrong information. Very good IT support, but sometimes you are on hold for 5 to 10 minutes because they do not have enough workers in their Call Center
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In-Person Training
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our Implementer/Trainer was a product line expert. He (Connor) walked us through every step with confidence and explained everything in detail. Frontline provided written documentation, cut-n-paste emails to staff, and a test environment for us to play in. We were able to test unique scenarios without actually sending emails, notifications, alerts to staff. This was very useful.
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Implementation Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our Frontline implementer was an expert in the field & knew the product in & out. We had very little issues going live.
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Alternatives Considered
Darwinbox
Darwinbox helps to maintain all the things at one platform and easy to use too. It provide better usability compared with Moday.com. Darwinbox provides more functionality compared with monday.com. It is also user friendly as well. All the things we are getting one platform and on one place.
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Frontline Education
Frontline seems to be the industry standard for this software in the education industry. I am not familiar with any competitors or what was evaluated prior to implementing Frontline. For it to be the industry standard, I would assume that its cost is fair in relation to competitors and that the onboarding process is simple.
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Scalability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our district has approximately 300 substitutes & 1,800 employees. Size has never been an issue with Absence Management. There are other districts much larger using Absence Management with no problems
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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.
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Frontline Education
  • It's given staff direct access to inputting their absences and secure coverage quicker, whereas before they had to make a call to a person. That person had to secure coverage for the entire district at different levels. Sometimes that person was absent or unable to provide coverage.
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