Darwinbox vs. Meta4 PeopleNet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
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
Meta4 PeopleNet
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Meta4 PeopleNet is an all-in-one integrated HR Solution providing Core HR with personnel administration, total talent management, compensation management with payroll, as well as workforce management (time and attendance, analytics). Meta4 is a Cegid company (acquired late 2019).N/A
Pricing
DarwinboxMeta4 PeopleNet
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxMeta4 PeopleNet
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
DarwinboxMeta4 PeopleNet
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.4
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Employee demographic data9.93 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Employment history9.93 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.93 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.93 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organizational charting8.93 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organization and location management8.93 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Pay calculation9.03 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.03 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.93 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
1 Ratings
25% below category average
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Balance details9.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.03 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.5
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update personal information8.93 Ratings8.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.93 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employee recognition9.93 Ratings5.01 Ratings
View job history9.93 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
-
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
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Report builder9.92 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.92 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
New hire portal9.92 Ratings9.01 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
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Corporate goal setting9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Performance plans9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.7
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Create succession plans/pools9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search9.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development8.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.92 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
DarwinboxMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxMeta4 PeopleNet
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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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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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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Cegid
  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
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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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Cegid
  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Cegid
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
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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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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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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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Cegid
  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
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