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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service

Human Resource Management

6.5

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

65%
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) ranks higher in 3/5 features

Employee demographic data

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Employment history

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.2

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

82%
10.0

Skyward HRMS

100%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Balance details

9.3
93%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

7.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

70%
8.7

Skyward HRMS

87%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 3/4 features

Update personal information

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

View company policy documentation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

HR Reporting

7.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

70%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.3
63%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.7
67%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

80%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

10.0

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

100%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) ranks higher in 1/1 features

Candidate search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

86%
15 Ratings
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
1 Rating

Usability

6.6

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

66%
2 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.1

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

81%
5 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Frontline is great for making sure that absences are reported to management and Human Resources. It is helpful for scheduling subs to fill in, as well as seeing upcoming dates where employees do not have to come to work. Frontline is well-suited for an easy-to-use scheduling system. As it isn't a complex program, there isn't a lot that can go wrong with it. However, if you're looking for something more robust and with better integration with other platforms, you might want to look elsewhere.
Sam Carleton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

For a medium sized company I believe Skyward is an acceptable and not too complicated system. I do not work with the back end so I am not aware of the reporting capabilities which would be a deciding factor for some companies. For K12 Education it seems to check all the boxes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

  • Easily submission process. Select the day you need to schedule on the listed calendar, mark the type of request, and submit.
  • Works on different digital devices including phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Easily track your balances by looking at your account history.
  • Delete requests you have already submitted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

  • Skyward is superior in tracking and submitting PTO
  • Skyward is accessible in the cloud so 24/7 access
  • Menus and screens are fairly easy for non-technical users to navigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

  • Teachers cannot cancel their own absence. We have to ask the office staff to do so. This is irritating when an absence must be canceled (Due to a canceled professional development, for example).
  • Sometimes absences go unfilled. It would be great if AESOP could have a roster of qualified substitutes to cover absences.
  • You cannot assign your absence to a particular substitute if you know he or she is available and a good fit for your absence.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

  • The Captcha screen can be needlessly complex or hard to guess due to letters overlapping
  • Then time off screen defaults to 0 hours when creating a new entry and the zero does not get replaced... turning 8 hours into 80 hours unintentionally
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

General

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

Starting Price

Skyward HRMS

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) 6.6
Based on 2 answers
While we have had minor issues logging in as our organization has its own login page, the site and its application are very easy to use. So long as members of a group log in through the appropriate page, navigating and using this site is quite easy. With the transition from Aesop to Frontline, the page also seems to have worked through any glitches found with the previous page and its app.
Carly McPartland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online) 8.1
Based on 5 answers
Internal support is provided by EDU Staff based out of Grand Rapids. Whenever I have had an issue they are very responsive to my needs. For instance, there may be conflicts in the amount of money that was listed for the contract. There may be questions about the length of an assignment such as 1/2 day, full day, or early dismissal. The school will sometimes enter the wrong information. Very good IT support, but sometimes you are on hold for 5 to 10 minutes because they do not have enough workers in their Call Center
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

I have used ReadySub in a previous district, but at a different level than I use Aesop Online. Aesop definitely has familiarity in Illinois school district versus other vendors. Additionally, because we utilize Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, there is minor integration there that helps adding new employees or substitutes in Aesop directly from their application.
Eric Melnyczenko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

Not part of the selection process, but the new Skyward system is fr easier, user friendly and full featured than previous systems I have used
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

  • It's given staff direct access to inputting their absences and secure coverage quicker, whereas before they had to make a call to a person. That person had to secure coverage for the entire district at different levels. Sometimes that person was absent or unable to provide coverage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

  • Previously we had multiple systems for licensed and unlicensed staff, Skyward brings it all together creating a same experience for all users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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