Darwinbox vs. PeopleGuru™

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.1 out of 10
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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
PeopleGuru™
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
PeopleGuru is a cloud-based Human Capital Management solution designed for mid-market organizations. From recruitment to retirement, PeopleGuru HCM manages the entire employee life cycle. PeopleGuru's single platform, single database, solution includes: HR, Payroll, Benefits Management, Onboarding, Recruiting, Reporting and Analytics, ACA Management, Salary Administration, Performance Management, and Social Collaboration Tools. In addition to PeopleGuru's next generation technology, PeopleGuru…N/A
Pricing
DarwinboxPeopleGuru™
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxPeopleGuru™
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
DarwinboxPeopleGuru™
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.0
2 Ratings
11% below category average
PeopleGuru™
6.6
13 Ratings
17% below category average
Employee demographic data5.92 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Employment history6.92 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.02 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.92 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Organizational charting7.02 Ratings5.09 Ratings
Organization and location management7.02 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.3
2 Ratings
3% above category average
PeopleGuru™
7.3
12 Ratings
10% below category average
Pay calculation8.92 Ratings7.712 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.02 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings4.78 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.02 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.02 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.211 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
PeopleGuru™
6.4
11 Ratings
23% below category average
Approval workflow9.02 Ratings7.111 Ratings
Balance details9.02 Ratings5.711 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings6.39 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
PeopleGuru™
7.8
13 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.02 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Update personal information7.02 Ratings8.113 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.02 Ratings7.310 Ratings
Employee recognition7.02 Ratings8.16 Ratings
View job history7.02 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
PeopleGuru™
6.5
5 Ratings
18% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.92 Ratings6.55 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.7
1 Ratings
2% above category average
PeopleGuru™
6.5
13 Ratings
15% below category average
Report builder8.01 Ratings6.413 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.01 Ratings6.513 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.01 Ratings6.66 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
PeopleGuru™
7.3
10 Ratings
8% below category average
New hire portal8.01 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.01 Ratings7.26 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
PeopleGuru™
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Corporate goal setting7.01 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Performance tracking8.01 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.4
1 Ratings
7% below category average
PeopleGuru™
6.4
4 Ratings
21% below category average
Performance plans8.01 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Review status tracking7.01 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Review reminders6.01 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.3
1 Ratings
8% below category average
PeopleGuru™
6.1
2 Ratings
26% below category average
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Candidate search7.01 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Candidate development7.01 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
6.9
1 Ratings
12% below category average
PeopleGuru™
6.7
6 Ratings
15% below category average
Job Requisition Management6.01 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.01 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.01 Ratings5.95 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings6.45 Ratings
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User Ratings
DarwinboxPeopleGuru™
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
7.2
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxPeopleGuru™
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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PeopleGuru™
I'd say PeopleGuru is well suited for most businesses -- a more significant (200+ employees) company may want to use something with a sleeker design. This provider is willing to work with cannabis businesses, which is unusual for payroll providers now.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • One system for all human resource functions.
  • Easy ticketing function if you have an issue with the software.
  • Cost effective option.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • Position change future dating
  • Timecard reporting including approval (multiple reports to show timecard with approval)
  • W2 Reconciliation Reports (had to calculate wages to verify accuracy)
  • Benefit Plan effective dating & how it affects the deduction effective dating (results in payroll errors if not careful)
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Likelihood to Renew
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The software is cost-effective and exceeds our needs compared to the previous software.
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Usability
Darwinbox
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PeopleGuru™
The software is intuitive and user friendly.
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The customer service is great for the most part. There are a few issues with tax filings but overall I am pleased with the customer service provided by PeopleGuru.
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Online Training
Darwinbox
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PeopleGuru™
The trainer was difficult to understand.
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Implementation Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The implementation process was cumbersome and stressful. It took an extremely long time to complete this process. We had to learn a lot on the fly because this was the first implementation for all of us. The process would have been a lot easier if there was a third party that could assist with a lot of the work required to transfer and verify data.
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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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PeopleGuru™
PeopleGuru is better than other cannabis-friendly payroll systems, like CheckWriters or MyPaperlessOffice (companies so small they were not available in your dropdown). It is not as good as bigger companies that are not cannabis-friendly, like ADP or Paylocity. ADP is super expensive but given the choice I would be with Paylocity over PeopleGuru.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • Less platforms that need to be managed or maintained
  • Less platforms to pay monthly or annual fees for
  • More costly than Gusto
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ScreenShots

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PeopleGuru™ Screenshots

Screenshot of A single employee profile panel stores all employee data including personal documents, PTO requests, banking, skills, certifications, and awards.Screenshot of PeopleGuru HCM is delivered with client defined dashboards which can be configured and controlled by an employee and/or administrator to improve the employee experience and drive user adoption. All dashboards can be exported to Excel.Screenshot of A user experience designed to help employees select the right benefits for themselves, family members, and dependents.Screenshot of The Employee Master, which can be used to manage a large, dynamic workforce. Filter by different locations, departments, or other various structures.Screenshot of the employee portal, available either via mobile or self-service, where employees have access to their pay stubs, W-2s, compensation statements, and PTO management.Screenshot of PeopleGuru's Daily Feed- communication platform to engage, reward, recognize, and collaborate with people. With the Daily Feed, employees can communicate with work groups, use direct private messaging, and publish posts for their peers.