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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Darwinbox in undoubtedly a great human capital management system. It is easy to configure and can be flexibly integrated with the organization's ERP solution. There is little to no training required for employees to use the software - both the desktop version as well as the mobile application. Moreover, it allows employees to connect to each other better on the organization's social network that this software provides. It is best suited for large and mid-sized organizations that have reasonably complex workflows and reporting structures. Darwinbox is less appropriate for relatively flat organizations that have simple workflows and the work involves frequent interaction among employees. In such a case, the use of such an expensive HR tool can be avoided.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I think it's a good platform for tracking and monitoring goals, feedback, and development. We don't use the 1:1 meeting feature, however, I can see how that would be valuable for many organizations. I do like that it is very customizable, however, that also presents problems in that sometimes forms and/or processes can be a bit challenging to create easily and quickly.
Eric Bryant, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
6.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
4.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Employment history
Darwinbox
5.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
6.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
5.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
6.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
6.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
5.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
5.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
6.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
7.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
7.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Update personal information
Darwinbox
8.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
5.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
View job history
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Asset Management

Darwinbox
4.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
4.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
7.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Report builder
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Onboarding

Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
New hire portal
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.7
Manager tracking tools
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Compliance tracking and reporting
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
7.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.4
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.9
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.9
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.8
Subordinate goal setting
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.1

Performance Management

Darwinbox
7.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.3
Performance plans
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.2
Performance improvement plans
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.1
Review status tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.9
Review reminders
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.6
Plan weighting
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.7
Manager note taking
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.4
Rater nomination workflow
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Workflow restrictions
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.0
Reporting
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.1

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate search
Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
Candidate ranking
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate development
Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
8.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Publish to Social Media
Darwinbox
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Job Search Site Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Pros

Darwinbox

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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • 1:1 agendas are easy to create, add comments to and prompt excellent conversation flow on the topics that truly matter to the manager and the employee.
  • The system can be easily customized to reflect your company's language and culture. We did this in several areas of the platform (goals, development, learning), and it made a world of difference in the understanding and adaptation of our users. One example is that in each learning module, we added 3 questions in the course description so that managers would be automatically prompted to ask to follow up / learning transfer questions when their employees enroll and take a learning course.
  • Halogen support is outstanding. Any question I have had has been answered upon the first contact or within 24 hours.
Bonnie Van Epps | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Darwinbox

  • A small improvement in the UX could be to automate the process of informing the entire organization about an employee's birthday. Presently, the HR manager has to manually send such an email. Sometimes misunderstandings happen when important greetings are missed when the HR manager is on leave.
  • There is just too much data on the Attendance screen. Perhaps, from a UI perspective, this screen could be improved. Also, there should be a feature to recall the leave application if the employee changes his plan and the leave is yet to be approved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • My organization does not use all of the functions/modules that Halogen offers, but I find that those modules still appear on the Halogen main page. I think a great area for improvement is to hide these functions so as not to confuse employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.0
Based on 11 answers
Implementing a new system and process company wide is never an easy task. We moved so quickly in such a short period of time that we were able to learn quickly but also have the opportunity to improve the Halogen experience. We will more than likely will renew our use of Halogen as we already are seeing a small impact which hopefully in the long run will lead to a greater impact
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Halogen is very intuitive and provides very clean work-space ... lots of white space and modern layouts. There is more than one way to accomplish your action, too!
Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 5.4
Based on 20 answers
We only purchased the appraisal module and without the other modules offered, you are really limited in what you can do and the process becomes much more involved with needing to maintain information across multiple platforms. We found that they charge for everything and call it "consulting." We poured so much money and time into a system that was just overkill for what we really needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Very easy to implement and Halogen has a well-trained implementation staff!
Ron Ketelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darwinbox

Darwinbox is a very powerful tool for managing the HR processes of a large organization. It offers a number of unique facilities like the social network module, mobile application version etc. As compared to other software, it offers more utility in the sense that one integrated tool can be used for multiple purposes. It is easy to configure and requires no prior experience from a user's perspective. It provides sharp insights for effective decision making to manage talent in the organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I have used other systems in the past and I like that Halogen provides everything in one space. I would like to see a more developed way to report training, not in the LMS, but I think that for the most part that Halogen is a robust system that is superior to its competition.
L Bednar, Learning and Development Guru | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • We are able to get our reviews done in a quicker amount of time. Instead of 4-8 weeks we were able to get it done under a month.
  • Halogen has gotten better at given us a heads up when the system will be down. Most patches are done overnight so we can at least verify it was done, but their success rate of a patch not breaking something is not at 99%. So we do lose productivity when the system is down.
  • The tool is easier to do so there are fewer questions from users outside the core team.
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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.7

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Usability

Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
9.1

Support Rating

Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.4

Implementation Rating

Darwinbox
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1

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