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Likelihood to Recommend

Homebase

Homebase is well suited for small business owners and startups who need to track employee hours more efficiently, and who desire for their employees to be able to directly compliment each other, or have more control over the ability to trade shifts. It is less appropriate for larger businesses that have multiple departments, or businesses with few departments and employees who may be scheduled in more than one department.
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

Altus Dynamics CRM is a fabulous tool that meets our needs. Where we identify gaps, we can quickly and easily configure the system to meet those needs. Altus Dynamics as a partner were excellent at helping us get the system set up initially to meet our needs, though the lack of function specific training meant that we had to ensure resources on our end to learn through some trial and error at times. That said, Dynamics CRM resources are bountiful on the internet through community forums and groups and questions can often be solved within minutes of searching for the item.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Homebase
Sparkrock
7.7
Pay calculation
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.3
Direct deposit files
Homebase
Sparkrock
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.4
Reimbursement management
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.4

Customization

Homebase
Sparkrock
3.6
API for custom integration
Homebase
Sparkrock
2.7
Plug-ins
Homebase
Sparkrock
4.5

Security

Homebase
Sparkrock
7.2
Single sign-on capability
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Homebase
Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
Homebase
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Homebase
Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
Homebase
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.8

Inventory Management

Homebase
Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
Homebase
Sparkrock
7.3

Pros

Homebase

  • Homebase provides an easy way to schedule employees. Their scheduling platform is extremely user-friendly and easy to edit once the schedule is made.
  • Homebase makes it easy for employees to switch schedules on their own, a manager just simply has to approve rather than physically rescheduling both employees, this is great for any small retail business or restaurant with many hourly employees.
  • Homebase makes it easy to adjust hours that have been incorrectly clocked or clockouts that have been missed.
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

  • Integrates finance with payroll. Many solutions still run these as separate functions and this was one of the deciding factors for King's when purchasing Microsoft NAV in 2005.
  • Altus has added an employee web app that seamlessly connects the outside 'users' to the information they require.
  • HR position management has taken the many details of an employee in this environment and allowed each position to be tracked individually.
Phyllis Fidler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Homebase

  • The messaging features in Homebase are not consistent across the platform. In the app you can mass message everyone, however using the website you cannot, at least not at the price point that we are using.
  • The roles for employees and how to navigate them can be confusing especially when trying to schedule one employee in two different departments.
  • The separation of departments is a bit rigid and makes it difficult for universal employees to be scheduled easily.
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

  • Building in additional training support for end users as part of an implementation or upgrade.
  • Sharing of best practices amongst like minded organizations and creating system and or reporting standardizations where possible.
  • It would be great to see a "cashless schools" module as part of the product which integrates into the financial system!
Alecia Lantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sparkrock

Sparkrock 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
Phyllis Fidler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Homebase

No answers on this topic

Sparkrock

We came from a product that was specific to our industry. It was old, tired and did not do many of the things the Altus Dynamics solution does. The only other product that we seriously considered was Microsoft Dynamics GP, however our finance team felt that product was too light for our needs and growth
Shaun Sinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Homebase

  • Homebase has made the day to day management of employees easier, freeing up time for management to work on other things that help secure customer satisfaction.
  • It has also made payroll easier since it's implementation and allowed for fewer mistakes than the previous manual method, leading to less monetary mistakes and happier employees.
  • Homebase has made monitoring hours and overtime, as well as completion of internship and volunteer hours, much easier to monitor, leading to less confusion and more satisfied volunteers, interns, and payroll managers
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

  • In some cases the system has helped bring efficiencies to our world. The workflow capabilities of Dynamics CRM are extremely functional and helpful.
  • The learning curve can be challenging for some. Those that are overwhelmed by technology in general can struggle with understanding how the system works and where to find what they need.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Homebase

General

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

Homebase Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree
Essentials$142
Plus$352
All-in-one$702
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Sparkrock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$50,000*

* per installation

Sparkrock Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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