Darwinbox vs. Small Improvements

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
Small Improvements
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Performance Reviews & 360s Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through performance reviews and peer feedback. Customize the questions, define who participates, establish a cadence that suits an organization’s schedule, and run reviews for different departments at the same time. Ongoing Feedback Praise coworkers for a job well done and request feedback at any time from anyone. Prepare for…
$2
per user, per month
Pricing
DarwinboxSmall Improvements
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Engagement and Retention Add-on
$2
per user, per month
Performance Starter Pack
$5
per user, per month
Feedback and Performance Suite
$7
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxSmall Improvements
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe also offer volume discounts if you have over 200 employees! Please see the calculator on our pricing page to calculate your exact price.
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Features
DarwinboxSmall Improvements
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.0
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Small Improvements
-
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
Small Improvements
-
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
Small Improvements
-
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
Small Improvements
-
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
Small Improvements
-
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
1% above category average
Small Improvements
-
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
0% below category average
Small Improvements
-
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
Small Improvements
8.1
8 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting7.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Performance tracking8.01 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.4
1 Ratings
7% below category average
Small Improvements
9.3
8 Ratings
13% above category average
Performance plans8.01 Ratings9.87 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Review status tracking7.01 Ratings9.78 Ratings
Review reminders6.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.3
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Small Improvements
-
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
Small Improvements
-
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
DarwinboxSmall Improvements
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxSmall Improvements
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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Small Improvements
I'm honestly not sure why my company chose to use Small Improvements. We used Lattice before for the all the same use cases I mentioned here. The employee performance review feature might be a bit better in Small Improvements, but the goal-setting tool and the 1:1 tool are very weak. I may not have benefitted yet from all the features that Small Improvements have to offer, but so far it looks like a pretty basic HR tool with much better alternatives out there. If it's cheaper than the competition, that might be the only argument to go with it.
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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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Small Improvements
  • Take shared or private notes tied to each week's 1-1 meeting
  • Remind each other of open action items until they are checked off
  • Manage the performance review cycle
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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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Small Improvements
  • Interface can be cluttered at times
  • There isn't a lot of help or knowledge readily available when first using the tool
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Small Improvements
I never had to contact their support so far. There's no "N/A" option so I'm going with a neutral "5".
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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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Small Improvements
Lattice was able to link in with core OKRs whereas from my memory, Small Improvements didn't support this goal setting and tracking framework. While it was good for sentiment and management frameworks, it was unable to connect with the greater company vision as well as Lattice - that was the reason that we moved.
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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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Small Improvements
  • It helped keep my goals on track, both in documentation and email updates.
  • It helped free up my manager's bandwidth to focus on other tasks.
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ScreenShots

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Small Improvements Screenshots

Screenshot of Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through Performance ReviewsScreenshot of Decide whether or not you want manager to approve nominations for 360 FeedbackScreenshot of Share agenda items, meeting notes, and follow-up discussions with 1:1 MeetingsScreenshot of Create templated 1:1 meeting agendas for your managersScreenshot of Identify goals, set success measures, and track the results with ObjectivesScreenshot of Give public kudos to your colleagues with Praise