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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Darwinbox ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, HR Reporting
  • Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Succession Planning
  • Darwinbox and Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) are tied in 1 feature set: Onboarding

Human Resource Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%
6.5

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

65%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Employment history

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

8.0

Darwinbox

80%

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.6

Darwinbox

86%
8.2

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

82%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 2/3 features

Approval workflow

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
3 Ratings

Balance details

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
3 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Employee Self Service

7.8

Darwinbox

78%
7.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

70%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

View company policy documentation

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Employee recognition

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

7.8

Darwinbox

78%

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

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

Tracking of all physical assets

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

8.3

Darwinbox

83%
7.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

70%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
6.7
67%
3 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Onboarding

8.0

Darwinbox

80%
8.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

80%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 1/2 features

New hire portal

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Manager tracking tools

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Performance and Goals

8.1

Darwinbox

81%

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

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

Corporate goal setting

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

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

Performance plans

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.7

Darwinbox

77%
10.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

100%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Candidate development

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

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

Job Requisition Management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.3

Darwinbox

73%
3 Ratings
8.7

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

87%
15 Ratings

Usability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

67%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

81%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
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Frontline Education

Frontline is great for making sure that absences are reported to management and Human Resources. It is helpful for scheduling subs to fill in, as well as seeing upcoming dates where employees do not have to come to work. Frontline is well-suited for an easy-to-use scheduling system. As it isn't a complex program, there isn't a lot that can go wrong with it. However, if you're looking for something more robust and with better integration with other platforms, you might want to look elsewhere.
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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
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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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Pricing Details

Darwinbox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Darwinbox editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      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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      Alternatives Considered

      Darwinbox

      Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
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      Frontline Education

      I have used ReadySub in a previous district, but at a different level than I use Aesop Online. Aesop definitely has familiarity in Illinois school district versus other vendors. Additionally, because we utilize Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, there is minor integration there that helps adding new employees or substitutes in Aesop directly from their application.
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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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