Darwinbox vs. SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 7.9 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
SilkRoad Onboarding
Score 8.9 out of 10
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SilkRoad Onboarding is a component of the SilkRoad Life Suite platform. It includes functionality for onboarding, including electronic offer support, retention during Mergers & Acquisitions, and offboarding personnel. It is optimized for enterprise organizations.N/A
Pricing
DarwinboxSilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxSilkRoad Onboarding
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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Top Pros
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Features
DarwinboxSilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.0
2 Ratings
11% below category average
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
-
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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
-
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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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
-
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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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
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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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
-
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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
1% above category average
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
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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
0% below category average
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
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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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
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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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
-
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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
-
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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
SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
-
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
DarwinboxSilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
7.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxSilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet)
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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SilkRoad
I like the idea of RedCarpet. If it was fully functional for us, I really think it would be a great tool to use. However, the lack of response and the response time itself in tech support is definitely a downfall for our company
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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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SilkRoad
  • Employee Task Management: Red Carpet provides a customized welcome portal and system for task management, based upon each employee's location, role, department, etc. It allows the organization to build chronological tasks to complete on the front end, which seamlessly flows through as each are completed.
  • Streamlined Process: During the development process, it causes the employer to re-think its current onboarding process, forms, reason and timing for completing tasks, etc. This results in not only creation of electronic forms, but also an improved overall process.
  • Monitors workflow: Through visible tasks/colors on the back end, as well as reporting features, HR administrators and Managers/Supervisors can easily see where each employee is in their new hire process. Quickly view what tasks remain incomplete, as well as if an individual/team is causing a delay in the process.
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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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SilkRoad
  • They have made major improvements to the user interface while we have been a customer but still have some work to do in this space.
  • On the employee onboarding portal; some of the functionality could be more robust (ie: Broader Font Library; more customizable skin).
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Usability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
It takes a lot of training and reading up on the processes in order to use it, but once you've had a lot of trial and error, you figure out the system quickly. Once you put together a user guide specific for your company's use of the product, it's easier for new employees to use RedCarpet and understand the different functions within it.
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
Support is adequate. They are about the same, and the expected turn around time is acceptable in the industry standard. We have no complaints with customer support. The tracking system is good and allows for updates to issues, so there are generally no questions where the case may sit with engineering or application support.
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Implementation Rating
Darwinbox
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SilkRoad
SilkRoad's training/demo video was viewed well prior to beginning implementation. HR Team did not remember details and the video was not sufficient enough to understand all of the features within the system in order to communicate needs to the vendor/implementation expert. Implementation should have been walked through, step by step, by the vendor and each section of their required spreadsheet and the development of the portal should have been explained in depth.
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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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SilkRoad
We have previewed several onboarding platforms, but none has come close to the quality and flexibility of SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet). Prehire task management allows each department to do what they do best to prepare for the new hire's first day. Keys, computer access, and office spaces are prepared in advance, so each new hire feels valued.
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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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SilkRoad
  • Positive impact to ROI, we don't have hard numbers for overall but just in time spent on chasing paperwork I would say we save a minimum of 20 minutes per new hire and we hire 600+ people/year.
  • We save an unknown amount on properly completed I9 forms since the system doesn't let you make errors that were always common on paper forms.
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