HiBob vs. Skyward HRMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HiBob
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
HiBob is an HR management platform that provides features supporting talent management including onboarding administration and task management, payroll reporting and time tracking, and manager dashboard for tracking employee performance.N/A
Skyward HRMS
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Skyward HRMS is all-in-one HRM software provided by Skyward Techno. The vendor says it helps organizations to enhance their productivity and improve their HR processes, including recruitment & selection, training or performance related information, employee database management, leaves, track record and history, or allied analytics. The overall aim of Skyward HRMS is to reduce operational cost and streamline functioning of HR. Each HRMS module can be customised to make the software user…N/A
Pricing
HiBobSkyward HRMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HiBobSkyward HRMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
HiBobSkyward HRMS
Top Pros
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Features
HiBobSkyward HRMS
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HiBob
7.5
57 Ratings
5% below category average
Skyward HRMS
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Employee demographic data8.055 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employment history8.155 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.344 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.554 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.457 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.648 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HiBob
6.5
39 Ratings
21% below category average
Skyward HRMS
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Pay calculation6.023 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.617 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.032 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
HiBob
8.2
51 Ratings
1% above category average
Skyward HRMS
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Approval workflow8.651 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Balance details7.949 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.146 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HiBob
7.5
56 Ratings
8% below category average
Skyward HRMS
8.7
1 Ratings
7% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information7.039 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Update personal information8.156 Ratings8.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.349 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.043 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.053 Ratings8.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HiBob
7.4
54 Ratings
3% below category average
Skyward HRMS
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Report builder8.252 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.452 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.433 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HiBob
6.6
31 Ratings
22% below category average
Skyward HRMS
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Corporate goal setting6.625 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting6.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility6.423 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking6.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HiBob
6.9
48 Ratings
15% below category average
Skyward HRMS
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Performance plans7.041 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans6.334 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders7.447 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.140 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
HiBobSkyward HRMS
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(58 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(6 ratings)
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Usability
8.9
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
6.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HiBobSkyward HRMS
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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Skyward Techno Inc
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
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
  • 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
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
  • 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
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
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Usability
Hibob
It’s extremely ease in customise field and adaptability when it comes to generate report.
You can easily add field and manipulate data even before download the report. This makes a massive difference when looking to get a clearer picture of your organisation.
The dashboard gives you an instant snapshot of some very helpful insights
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Skyward Techno Inc
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
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Performance
Hibob
Yes the system is fast and easy to use.
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Skyward Techno Inc
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
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
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Scalability
Hibob
It is easy to use across the board for all departments in the company.
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Skyward Techno Inc
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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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Skyward Techno Inc
  • Previously we had multiple systems for licensed and unlicensed staff, Skyward brings it all together creating a same experience for all users
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