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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

Xero

Xero is well suited for small companies/organizations that don't have very large transaction volumes and whose accounting is fairly simple and straightforward. It's also suited for entities that only require some basic/intermediate reporting needs. Xero is less appropriate for companies/organizations that require more advanced reports, have large transaction volumes, or if there are many accounting/finance professionals who will be using the platform at any given time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
7.3
Xero
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
5.7
Xero
Employment history
Darwinbox
6.7
Xero
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
7.0
Xero
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
6.7
Xero
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
Xero
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.7
Xero

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
7.3
Xero
8.2
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
6.7
Xero
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
6.7
Xero
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
7.0
Xero
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
6.7
Xero
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
8.2
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.7
Xero
7.4
Direct deposit files
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.4
Xero
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
8.3
Xero
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
Xero
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
Update personal information
Darwinbox
8.7
Xero
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.0
Xero
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
6.7
Xero
View job history
Darwinbox
7.7
Xero

Asset Management

Darwinbox
6.5
Xero
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
6.5
Xero

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
8.2
Xero
Report builder
Darwinbox
8.5
Xero
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero

Onboarding

Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
New hire portal
Darwinbox
9.0
Xero
Manager tracking tools
Darwinbox
7.0
Xero

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
8.1
Xero
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
8.5
Xero
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
8.5
Xero
Line-of sight-visibility
Darwinbox
7.5
Xero
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero

Performance Management

Darwinbox
7.5
Xero
Performance plans
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
Performance improvement plans
Darwinbox
7.0
Xero
Review status tracking
Darwinbox
7.5
Xero
Review reminders
Darwinbox
7.0
Xero
Multiple review frequency
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
7.5
Xero
Candidate ranking
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
Candidate search
Darwinbox
7.5
Xero
Candidate development
Darwinbox
9.0
Xero

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
8.6
Xero
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
8.5
Xero
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
8.5
Xero
Publish to Social Media
Darwinbox
9.5
Xero
Job Search Site Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
8.0
Xero
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
8.5
Xero
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
9.0
Xero

Customization

Darwinbox
Xero
7.5
API for custom integration
Darwinbox
Xero
7.4
Plug-ins
Darwinbox
Xero
7.6

Security

Darwinbox
Xero
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Darwinbox
Xero
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

Darwinbox
Xero
8.1
Dashboards
Darwinbox
Xero
8.1
Standard reports
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5
Custom reports
Darwinbox
Xero
7.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Darwinbox
Xero
8.1
Accounts payable
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5
Accounts receivable
Darwinbox
Xero
8.6
Cash management
Darwinbox
Xero
8.3
Bank reconciliation
Darwinbox
Xero
8.8
Expense management
Darwinbox
Xero
8.1
Time tracking
Darwinbox
Xero
7.7
Fixed asset management
Darwinbox
Xero
7.6
Multi-currency support
Darwinbox
Xero
8.0
Multi-division support
Darwinbox
Xero
6.7
Regulations compliance
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5
Electronic tax filing
Darwinbox
Xero
8.3
Self-service portal
Darwinbox
Xero
8.3
Global Financial Support
Darwinbox
Xero
7.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5
Intercompany Accounting
Darwinbox
Xero
7.4
Localizations
Darwinbox
Xero
8.2
Journals and Reconciliations
Darwinbox
Xero
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
Darwinbox
Xero
7.7
Configurable Accounting
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Darwinbox
Xero
7.4
Standardized Processes
Darwinbox
Xero
7.9

Inventory Management

Darwinbox
Xero
6.1
Inventory tracking
Darwinbox
Xero
6.1
Automatic reordering
Darwinbox
Xero
5.2
Location management
Darwinbox
Xero
7.7
Manufacturing module
Darwinbox
Xero
5.4

Order Management

Darwinbox
Xero
7.9
Pricing
Darwinbox
Xero
7.6
Order entry
Darwinbox
Xero
7.8
Credit card processing
Darwinbox
Xero
8.9
Cost of goods sold
Darwinbox
Xero
8.5
Order Orchestration
Darwinbox
Xero
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Darwinbox
Xero
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Darwinbox
Xero
7.6

Pros

Darwinbox

  • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
  • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
  • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
  • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
Himanshu Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Sales invoices - can be customized, default due dates set up and reminders sent to facilitate payment
  • Integrates well with other applications (Dext/Receiptbank) - makes expense reconciliation very efficient and accurate.
  • Excellent reports - can be customized and valuable for simple or detailed reporting and analysis
  • Easy to use for those with no accounting background (also suitable for those with advanced accounting knowledge)
Nicola (Nicki) Morris | 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

Xero

  • Overall it is a great platform and quite comprehensive for US based users.
  • However, if we focus on multinational companies that want to integrate the information of different companies in several countries within the same solution, we find the need to carry out reports outside the platform to provide the accounting structure and compliance necessary in countries outside the US.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 2.5
Based on 26 answers
In addition to the matters covered in this review, my reason for renewing this product is that Xero's functionality and the constant updates that the company provides, makes the software even more business friendly. The software therefore builds a brand loyalty among customers.
Sarang Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 8.9
Based on 45 answers
Xero has a very clean design and a pleasant, easy-to-navigate GUI. It was immediately understandable how to reconcile book charges without a tutorial. Creating and sending invoices are fairly straight forward; and financial reports are easily customizable. Xero also has a support database that gives quick solutions to most issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.0
Based on 10 answers
We have been actively using and 100% Xero based for our ecommerce accounting practice for over 4 years. There has on been one real outage for more than 5 minutes. Xero was open and transparent about the outage, what they were doing to resolve the issue, and provided 15 minute updates. Showing how they care about their customers and partners. Plus, showing that their customers care too, were understanding, and went surfing or in our case took a nap. Couldn't run our business without Xero as a partner.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Pages generally load quickly, but it's a fairly common occurrence to have pages taking a bit longer than I'd like to load (as in, 4+ seconds). Occasionally I have to refresh a page to get it to work. Bank feed and integrations tend to be slow in general, but that could easily be due to API latency on the side of the other parties. Most of the time, though, the bank feeds refresh before I login so it's not a huge problem. Not necessarily good performance compared to a local app like QuickBooks desktop, but definitely good performance for a cloud application. Room for growth? yes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 4.3
Based on 19 answers
Support has always been responsive and quickly resolved any questions I have. The only reason I don't give full points is because there's no way to call for immediate help. I'm fine with this because I don't need it badly enough to pay for it
Dave Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 5 answers
All of Xero's training is online and available for anyone (business owner or accountants) to learn and become experts in their system. There is a range of content from product training to real world webinars from their partners. Xero is beautiful accounting software and their training is the same.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.7
Based on 10 answers
If it can be done, time the implementation near a new fiscal year so you can start clean. Otherwise, you have to go back and do historical data from the beginning of the fiscal year, which can be brain draining.
Andre Yeu | 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

Xero

For the purpose of which we use Xero, I have not used any alternative systems. However, for certain aspects of it such as expense management, we decided to go with Webexpenses to replace the expense management features of Xero. This was because Xero lacked the automation, control and visibility we needed to correctly manage our company's expenses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Over 600 plus apps available for integration and easy to create standard charts of account and report templates to implement across multiple entities. Same pricing regardless of number of transactions or users. Real benefit is variety of integrated apps that allow you to automate processes and have functionality that 10 years ago was only available in ERP systems costing hundreds of thousands.
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

Xero

  • Streamlined billing processes so I spend less time preparing invoices every month (especially with regard to time tracking)
  • Automated email reminders, recurring invoices & autopay reduce the amount of time spent tracking down client payments
  • Overall cost of the platform is less than what I was paying on our previous platform (QBO)
  • Fewer reporting options mean less visibility for the data I might want to track for business analysis (or requires more time to manually review it)
  • All digital payment methods charge a fee, which we don't pass through to customers, so we make a little less on those transactions
Jennifer Hess | 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

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Xero

General

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

Xero Editions & Modules

Edition
Early$111
Growing$321
Established$621
  1. per month
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