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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

I would recommend Darwinbox to anyone who is looking for a modern Human Resource Management System (HRMS) for a small to medium size organization, it is power-packed with quite a lot of feature sets that'll help to eradicate and bring down the spending and efforts of managing multiple platforms. But Darwinbox is not that suitable for a larger organization with more than 500 people since there are several other enterprise-grade HRMS solutions that are more robust, scalable and well architected for the larger organization.
Himanshu Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
6.9
Patriot Software
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
4.6
Patriot Software
Employment history
Darwinbox
6.1
Patriot Software
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
7.0
Patriot Software
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
6.1
Patriot Software
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.5
Patriot Software

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
7.0
Patriot Software
8.3
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
6.1
Patriot Software
9.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
6.6
Patriot Software
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
7.1
Patriot Software
7.8
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
6.1
Patriot Software
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
8.7
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.5
Patriot Software
7.7
Direct deposit files
Darwinbox
Patriot Software
8.8

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.3
Patriot Software
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
7.9
Patriot Software
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Update personal information
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
8.5
Patriot Software
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
6.6
Patriot Software
View job history
Darwinbox
7.5
Patriot Software

Asset Management

Darwinbox
6.6
Patriot Software
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
6.6
Patriot Software

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Report builder
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software

Onboarding

Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
New hire portal
Darwinbox
10.0
Patriot Software
Manager tracking tools
Darwinbox
6.0
Patriot Software

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
8.5
Patriot Software
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Line-of sight-visibility
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software

Performance Management

Darwinbox
7.4
Patriot Software
Performance plans
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Performance improvement plans
Darwinbox
7.0
Patriot Software
Review status tracking
Darwinbox
7.0
Patriot Software
Review reminders
Darwinbox
7.0
Patriot Software
Multiple review frequency
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
8.3
Patriot Software
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Candidate ranking
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Candidate search
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Candidate development
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
8.7
Patriot Software
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Publish to Social Media
Darwinbox
10.0
Patriot Software
Job Search Site Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
8.0
Patriot Software
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
9.0
Patriot Software

Pros

Darwinbox

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

Patriot Software

  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
Shannon Bronico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Darwinbox

  • The user interface and navigation seems a little outdated - it has got tones of features and capabilities but that is let down by the poor UX
  • Migration from the legacy HRMS takes a bit of time and effort, not a super smooth transition given that Darwinbox has limited types/methods available for importing the data from other HRMS while migrating
  • Poor Customer support - Logging in the ticket is easy but getting it done within the SLA is a dream for their team and us as well. The support team is not that responsive and communicative.
Himanshu Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • Connecting with outside software - we have an issue of Patriot not recognizing donors when connected to other websites when all the information is the same minus a middle initial
  • Giving an error page when something small is off. Instead of giving an easy to fix error notification, Patriot brings the user to an error page and they have to reenter everything.
  • Fixing dates easily. If a date is entered incorrectly, 8/13/21 instead of 2021, an error pop up appears but the user has to click enter/okay many times or refresh the page in order to fix this issue.
  • Enter vs Tab key - Patriot loves the tab key but if the user clicks enter instead, many times it brings them to the home page.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Patriot Software

Patriot Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works well because it is cheap for us.
Michael Krieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Patriot Software

Patriot Software 9.1
Based on 9 answers
I think it is great once things are setup as for general user looking to look for simple things like a copy of a paystub or a current pay rate for an employee. However, to find specialized things like a state withholding number or payroll integration settings those do require a bit more digging to find or possibly a call to customer service for help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Patriot Software

Patriot Software 9.3
Based on 9 answers
Generally speaking it is pretty good that when I need to call somebody up for a payroll question I can generally within five minutes get somebody on the phone and they can help me resolve the problem or specify where specifically I need to go or contact to find my answers. However, that being said, for my specific situation as a partner my assigned contact has not always been very responsive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darwinbox

No answers on this topic

Patriot Software

I briefly used Intuit Online Payroll, and it was expensive, had no support, and was very frustrating to use.I also used 3 local tax companies for payroll - they were extremely expensive and messed up all of the time. Their employee turnover was very annoying (and it seemed to happen every other month) and each employee did things differently. When I let one of my employees go, the last company paid them after termination (2 weeks of salary), and had to get into a legal battle because the employee would not give the money back.
Anonymous | 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

Patriot Software

  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Darwinbox

General

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

Darwinbox Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Patriot Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0

Patriot Software Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Payroll$10/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Full Service Payroll$30/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Accounting Basic$15/mo (unlimited use)
Accounting Premium$25/mo (unlimited use)
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details
Patriot Software has two payroll options to choose from: Basic Payroll, and Full Service payroll software. Both start with a simple three-step payroll process. With the Full Service Payroll, Patriot will collect, deposit, and file your federal, state, and local payroll taxes on your behalf. With full-service payroll, your end-of-the-year payroll tax filing is included at no extra charge! Print W2s on 8 x 1/2 x 11 plain white office paper to hand to your employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, we offer free direct deposit.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox
6.5
Patriot Software
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox
Patriot Software
9.0

Usability

Darwinbox
Patriot Software
9.1

Support Rating

Darwinbox
Patriot Software
9.3

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