Hibob vs. Sage HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hibob
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Hibob headquartered in London their HR management platform, bob. Hibob provides a wide range of features supporting talent management including onboarding administration and task management, payroll reporting and time tracking, and manager dashboard for tracking employee performance.N/A
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
HibobSage HR
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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
HibobSage HR
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
HibobSage HR
Considered Both Products
Hibob

No answer on this topic

Sage HR
Chose Sage HR
Sage HR's price point and functionality for a UK based company made it a clear choice for us as a company.
Chose Sage HR
CakeHR (for me) had the best combo of price, features, and functionality for what the business needed. It had transparent pricing unlike some of the others and although many are quite similar, for me one of the standout things is the constant updates and strong customer service.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HibobSage HR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
7.5
56 Ratings
5% below category average
Sage HR
5.7
10 Ratings
32% below category average
Employee demographic data7.754 Ratings6.810 Ratings
Employment history8.054 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.243 Ratings5.58 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.453 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.256 Ratings5.79 Ratings
Organization and location management7.647 Ratings5.58 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.026 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
6.5
38 Ratings
21% below category average
Sage HR
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation5.922 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.717 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.831 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
8.1
50 Ratings
0% below category average
Sage HR
5.3
10 Ratings
42% below category average
Approval workflow8.550 Ratings7.410 Ratings
Balance details7.848 Ratings4.710 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.945 Ratings3.87 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
7.4
55 Ratings
9% below category average
Sage HR
8.1
9 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information6.738 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Update personal information8.055 Ratings8.09 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.448 Ratings8.27 Ratings
Employee recognition7.042 Ratings8.17 Ratings
View job history8.052 Ratings7.57 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
7.3
53 Ratings
5% below category average
Sage HR
5.9
10 Ratings
26% below category average
Report builder8.151 Ratings5.29 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.351 Ratings4.49 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.533 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
6.6
30 Ratings
22% below category average
Sage HR
5.3
7 Ratings
43% below category average
Corporate goal setting6.424 Ratings5.57 Ratings
Individual goal setting6.628 Ratings5.97 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility6.523 Ratings5.17 Ratings
Performance tracking6.828 Ratings4.87 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
7.0
47 Ratings
13% below category average
Sage HR
5.5
7 Ratings
37% below category average
Performance plans7.040 Ratings5.07 Ratings
Performance improvement plans6.434 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Review status tracking7.045 Ratings4.47 Ratings
Review reminders7.547 Ratings4.87 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.340 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
-
Ratings
Sage HR
3.0
6 Ratings
89% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings3.06 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
-
Ratings
Sage HR
6.8
7 Ratings
17% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.37 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
-
Ratings
Sage HR
7.0
3 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Hibob
-
Ratings
Sage HR
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.32 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
HibobSage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(57 ratings)
3.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(4 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HibobSage HR
Likelihood to Recommend
Hibob
Bob is well suited to house documents, build organisational charts, request and authorise time off or sick leave, as well as displaying teams, their time off and their current status (on holiday, on parental leave, active, etc). Bob is also well suited to automate tasks, for example if there is a new starter, it's easy to tell everyone involved what they should do automatically - that's a big weight off the People Team's shoulders. Unfortunately, not everything is possible with Bob. For example, the creation of templates for documents is not ideal, with lots of formatting oddities and building different version of the same documents being generally difficult. Furthermore, the signature function is not legally binding, so can't be use (for example) to send employment contracts for signature.
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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
Hibob
  • Provides usable data via feedback surveys for managers and operations team to take quick action on.
  • It helps us identify our Talent Groups and connect data to their satisfaction to prevent turnover.
  • Simplifies and syncs every day HR tasks, saving loads of time and effort.
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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
Hibob
  • I'd like to be able to have flexibility in org charts so that there are options for matrix, flat. I'd also like a printable version of the org chart AND one where names were hidden so it could be shared with individuals outside the organization.
  • In the Performance Reviews I would love to see a 9-box option including corresponding questions so we could plot individuals in the 9-box matrix.
  • It would be ideal if, before a performance review period, managers were given the opportunity to choose 3-4 people they would want to include in a Peer Review of their employees AND where the system would flag if one person was being asked to do more than 2 Peer Reviews.
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Sage
  • Some features available in other HR products have not been available in Cake in the past (Performance, ATS), however, these are being rolled out now.
  • The user experience for the Admin interface is not completely intuitive.
  • Overall look and feel could be updated one day.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hibob
We will without a doubt be continuing to use Hibob, it is convenient, being engaged with and great value for money. A one stop shop for all things HR related to keep policies and safe financial information has been so beneficial to the business meaning less risk to GDPR breaches and somewhere for employees to refer back to in future has been invaluable
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Usability
Hibob
Hibob is generally very easy to use or figure out. Their resource library is also fairly extensive and has a lot of videos that are helpful to follow along with.
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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
Hibob
Yes they are always there when we need them. Fast response time too.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Performance
Hibob
Yes the system is fast and easy to use.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Hibob
A lot of support is self-service from the users themselves, via a guide hosted on HiBob's website. I have found the guide helpful 10% of the time when I needed support. The support team is quite quick to reply, but not everyone is helpful unfortunately, and in many cases a lot of emails, messages and back and forth were needed to get to the bottom of an issue. When I pointed out that a video call would be a quicker way to tell people "this is how it's done", I was told that it's not the way they deliver support. I had to beg our account managers for a video chat with some skilled users to show me how to do certain things that (a) were nowhere to be found on the guide, and (b) the support team wasn't able to solve. Additionally, to find solutions, I was pointed to a forum where other users exchange tips on how they managed to solve problems - again, not really helpful as I would like to know this from Bob's team themselves since we're paying for the product, and I shouldn't rely on other users to tell me how they managed their way around a problem
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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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Online Training
Hibob
It was fast and easy to learn with the trainer. Their staff was great to work with.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Hibob
I really enjoyed the implementation being involved in a key piece of change management int he business was really exciting
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Hibob
Hibob was ultimately more flexible and offered a strong customer support network which is why we selected it over others. It's also well-priced and while not "cheap", it was more inexpensive than other larger systems. Their sales team was so supportive the entire time and as we went into the implementation phase (which only took us 12 weeks for 1,000 employees!), it was clear that the support continued. Our implementation specialist was so incredibly helpful and while we worked at our own pace, we were still able to roll it out in 3 months. Having worked on a Workday Implementation before, I was blown away by how quickly we got this done. It's also great that as we are using the product, we can continuously make adjustments on our own and tweak it as the business changes. Workday is so complicated that it required a full-time team to work on it. It's just two of us overseeing the system and we are able to run things smoothly on our own! Of course, it's great having the support of our Account Manager when we get stuck.
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Sage
Bamboo is more versatile for large enterprises where as Sage HR is better for smaller/mid-size businesses. Both systems have very similar features and functionality. Sage HR has great tools for companies with multiple locations which has benefitted us in tracking employees' time, resources, and performance. Both have similar customer service and it really comes down to what features you are wanting to focus on as a business.
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Scalability
Hibob
It is easy to use across the board for all departments in the company.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Hibob
  • We were paying a third-party HR organization ~100K per year and were able to cut this from our budget by turning on the connections between our ATS, Hibob, and our payroll vendors.
  • We are using the integration between CoMeet ATS, and it autogenerates the employee onboarding, creating a seamless experience for the employees. They used to have to reenter their data in 5 separate systems, now, it's all started in CoMeet, and upon hire, the onboarding data is collected in Hibob and distributed into all other connected systems.
  • When changing employment status, the automation manages system access automatically. (But in cases where we need to override the information for special cases, we still have the option without "breaking" the API connections).
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Sage
  • Saved me lots of admin time with employee self service.
  • I can run this system by myself for over 100 employees so no need to hire extra staff to manage.
  • Easy performance management allows the business to review and appraise employees and make everything more efficient (cost and time).
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