Darwinbox vs. Novatime (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.0 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
Novatime (discontinued)
Score 4.4 out of 10
N/A
From Ascentis, NOVAtime was a set of workforce management solutions providing timekeeping, payroll, leave management, and employee scheduling needs. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and along with NOVAtime, will be discontinued.N/A
Pricing
DarwinboxNovatime (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxNovatime (discontinued)
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
DarwinboxNovatime (discontinued)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.0
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
Employee demographic data5.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.3
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Novatime (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
Approval workflow9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Novatime (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.7
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
Report builder8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
New hire portal8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.4
1 Ratings
7% below category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
Performance plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.3
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Novatime (discontinued)
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
6.9
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Novatime (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
DarwinboxNovatime (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
5.3
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxNovatime (discontinued)
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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We continue to remain the only professional baseball team that utilizes NOVAtime for our scheduling of staff, mostly because it was designed to schedule hospital workers. The lag time when updating the ASM is extremely time consuming and the inability to work in multiple internet tabs or windows makes it that much more inefficient. I am sure it is a fantastic system for other organizations but it continues to be a challenge for us.
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Pros
Darwinbox
  • Easy to use and navigate.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Covers all HR needs in one software.
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Discontinued Products
  • The report database is very extensive--there is a report for everything
  • Easy to use
  • Various ways for EEs and supervisors to access information
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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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  • There does need to be more support and knowledge when it comes to alternate workweek schedule types (9/80, etc.), as there have been a few unique challenges with those.
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Likelihood to Renew
Darwinbox
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Discontinued Products
The overall satisfaction within the organization has been luke warm, at best. The software may be more conducive for a hospital but I believe there is a reason why we are the lone baseball team utilizing it.
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Usability
Darwinbox
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Discontinued Products
On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day. On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due. Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
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Discontinued Products
The program itself can be customized in many different ways to meet the needs of the company/organization that it is working with. The charts/graphs on the new homepage are somewhat helpful and link to useful information. It has some really nice scheduling features that allow managers to see the difference between hours expected to work and actual hours worked as well as overtime, absences, and non-scheduled shifts. Processing payroll is quite simple. PTO request off is straightforward.
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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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Discontinued Products
The product is easy to use, and everyone picks up on it quickly. It is less expensive, and has more to offer than any other product I’ve found.
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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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  • We have had a few scenarios where the PTO accrual dropped off and it did take 3 attempts of reaching out to customer service to get it sorted.
  • The customer service team has collaborated with me in creating new PTO categories to automate certain needs to save me some time.
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