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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Great for school business offices or school board/main offices going digital with staff submission of days off, vacation, sick, professional, personal, etc. Helps alleviate time passing physical documents and affords the user a platform they can track their balances and easily submit requests digitally using their phone. If you are a Frontline user of their other products, this seems like a no-brainer and can integrate with them, as well as other programs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
6.6
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
4.6
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Employment history
Darwinbox
5.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
6.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
5.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
6.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
6.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
5.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
5.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
6.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.7
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
9.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
7.6
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
7.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Update personal information
Darwinbox
8.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
5.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
View job history
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Asset Management

Darwinbox
4.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
4.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
7.3
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Report builder
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Onboarding

Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
New hire portal
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Manager tracking tools
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
7.8
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Line-of sight-visibility
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Performance Management

Darwinbox
7.5
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Performance plans
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Performance improvement plans
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Review status tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Review reminders
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Candidate search
Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
8.4
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
9.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Publish to Social Media
Darwinbox
9.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Job Search Site Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
9.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Pros

Darwinbox

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

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

  • Allows teachers to mark themselves absent 24/7: this is a plus because you don't have to worry about the message being lost by a service. You can also procure a substitute in advance if you know you'll be out for a professional training or field trip.
  • You can upload your lesson plans or email your substitute so the substitute is prepared to teach your classes.
  • You can see a history of absences so you can cross-reference your leave allotments with your history on AESOP.
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

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

  • There really isn't much. This is a pretty simple program to use and is part of Frontline, which many school districts use.
  • Pricing is high. Especially with growing costs and the fact that it costs extra to integrate or streamline with single sign-on to the other Frontline products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) 6.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
Carly McPartland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) 8.8
Based on 5 answers
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
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

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop) was clearly above eSchoolPlus and all other substitute fulfillment systems. Our previous software, Subfinder, was purchased by Frontline several years after we migrated to Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop). Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop) was worlds above it and much easier to use.
Aaron Ward | 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

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Pricing Details

Darwinbox

General

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

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox
7.0
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.6

Usability

Darwinbox
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
6.5

Support Rating

Darwinbox
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.8

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