Deputy vs. Sage HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deputy
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Deputy is a web-based workforce manager solution. Deputy is designed to help users simplify their scheduling, timesheets, tasking, employee communication and administrative tasks. It includes various apps and one click payroll integration that aim to make workforce management easier. The Deputy platform enables users to schedule in line with demand, prepare accurate payroll, and communicate more clearly. Deputy streamlines employee admin, so teams can focus on what…
$2.50
per user
Sage HR
Score 6.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage HR is HR software for small to medium businesses. The vendor states Sage HR is designed to be easy to use, and automates every step of the human resource process. Sage HR is designed with modular functionality to be customized for users' needs. According to the vendor, key differentiators include: 1. Easy to use 2. Modular functionality 2. Automates the end-to-end HR process 3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android) 5. Feature…
$5.50
per month
Pricing
DeputySage HR
Editions & Modules
Scheduling Only
$2.50
per user
Scheduling, Time and Attendance
$4.50
per user
Enterprise
Custom pricing for enterprise clients
per user
Expenses Management
$1.50
per user, per month
Performance Management
$3.00
per user, per month
Shift Scheduling
$3.00
per user, per month
Timesheets
$3.00
per user, per month
Leave Management
$5.50
per user, per month
Recruitment
$200.00
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeputySage HR
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required
More Pricing Information
Features
DeputySage HR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
4.9
9 Ratings
46% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings4.07 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings3.08 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings4.17 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
2.8
9 Ratings
97% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings1.29 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
7.8
8 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings7.18 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
1.0
5 Ratings
154% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings1.05 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
3.4
9 Ratings
76% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings2.18 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings2.18 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
8.0
6 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
3.6
6 Ratings
78% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings4.16 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings4.16 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.16 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
4.5
6 Ratings
56% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings3.16 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Sage HR
6.5
1 Ratings
18% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputySage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(408 ratings)
1.2
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(46 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(404 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(398 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeputySage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
Deputy
[My own feeling on the subject is] that large teams will probably enjoy the features much more than a smaller team. [In my opinion] I would not have signed up with Deputy had it not been for the integration with my payroll provider. [From my point of view] the cost is not worth it for a small team. [I've found] it has a lot of features geared towards big teams and those are not things you can "opt-out" of from a cost/tier standpoint [as far as I'm concerned].
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Sage
Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
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Pros
Deputy
  • Employee Scheduling - So straightforward and easy to use! Love the copy & past feature!
  • Timekeeping - the App & Kiosk are perfect for employees to clock in and out in a matter of seconds
  • Company Communication - the Newsfeed feature makes it easy to keep everyone up to date on company announcements
  • Task Management - simple to use task lists help keep my team organized
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Sage
  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
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Cons
Deputy
  • Integration with various point of sale systems to pull sales data vs. scheduled and/or worked hours.
  • Ability to "re-invite, " change a password or fix an employee-level account if they didn't set things up correctly.
  • An easier way of loading all holidays or facility closure dates for the year. e.g. Google reminds you, Are you open for Thanksgiving this year?
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Sage
  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
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Likelihood to Renew
Deputy
The basic functionality and overall efficiency it provides is enough to renew. I still would like to see improvements in reporting and leave management, but overall it is absolutely worth it to have the program. I especially like having remote access and supervisors scheduling and approving time sheets of employees
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Usability
Deputy
Deputy is user-friendly and easy to understand for users with basic to moderate computer knowledge. The Employee is simple and easy for employees to understand. Employees get push notifications when shifts are scheduled and can clock in and out easily directly from the phone or kiosk, or using the website. The only challenge we’ve had is the ability for management to assign leave to employees who have not yet requested time off.
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Sage
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Deputy
Every time I have contacted support they have answered my question within the hour and solved every problem we have had. They follow up to make sure we are satisfied with our results which has been great when we are busy and get distracted
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Sage
Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
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In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Deputy
Did a great job of getting us up to speed with their online documentation.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Deputy
It took me a bit to get all my staff input from our previous scheduling software. However, once all the information was there, everything went smoothly and we were able to start implementing Deputy right away. It did not take long to train my staff and have them comfortable with using the system.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Deputy
For years we used TimeTrax systems but they were hard to use and required manual downloads of punches, networked setups, and we needed separate setups for each location. When evaluating cloud-based solutions we first tried TSheets, but the higher cost and lack of features made us choose Deputy. Our main complaint about the actual TSheets system was the IPads did not store punches when it first launched so if you lost internet it couldn't store the punches. When we were evaluating the system they were building a police station next door that resulted in intermittent internet outages and the kiosk app basically became a brick until the internet came back on.
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Sage
For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
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Scalability
Deputy
We have gone from using deputy simply to schedule a couple of members of staff on coffee shop shifts, to also scheduling staff in the retail unit part of our business, to now also scheduling team days and having remote working staff start on schedule shifts to track their working hours.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Deputy
  • Hundreds of man-hours saved monthly that previously was spent on recording hours work.
  • Holiday management is very clear and support fair treatment of staff.
  • The 100% accuracy of timesheets is amazing. Once approved thousands of timesheets just land in our payroll system thanks to the export/import functions.
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Sage
  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
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ScreenShots

Deputy Screenshots

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Sage HR Screenshots

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