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Likelihood to Recommend

HRdirect Smart Apps

UPDATE 3/20/2020: I initially gave HRDirect a "0" recommendation due to all the issues we had with the PTO Module. However, since purchasing the Harassment Training Module ($90), this product is the best value for the money and puts us in compliance with mandated requirements. It is easy to use and well-presented.At this point in time, with the issues and frustration level of all our employees, managers, and payroll department, it would be difficult for me to recommend this app as suitable in any scenario. However, should HRdirect fix the issues and get the app to perform as it was originally designed, it would be a great product for a small to medium company that has limited resources yet wants a good product for the money.In our experience, the new hire portal did not appear to be functioning properly; our new hires were not able to access the blank documents. They could see them but not open them (PDFs).
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS is a software that fits in all organizations whether small or large and this makes it the most suitable HR solution as it will help you manage your workforce even if it may appear small. The software has analytics and reporting tools that are applicable in performance management where you will use them in assessing the productivity of your employees and plan on how to improve further as a workforce. It further helps in employee on-boarding, payroll management, and talent management
Jane Kabochi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
6.6
Employee demographic data
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
Job profiles and administration
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
6.0
Employment history
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Organizational charting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
6.0
Organization and location management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
4.7
Approval workflow
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
5.0
Balance details
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
5.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
4.1

Employee Self Service

HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
Update personal information
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
View company policy documentation
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
6.0
Employee recognition
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
6.0
View job history
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
6.0

HR Reporting

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
8.3
Report builder
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
8.0
Pre-built reports
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
9.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0

Onboarding

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
New hire portal
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
Manager tracking tools
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
7.0

Payroll Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Pay calculation
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Benefit plan administration
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Direct deposit files
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Reimbursement management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0

Asset Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0

Performance and Goals

HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.3
Corporate goal setting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0
Individual goal setting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0
Performance tracking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
6.0

Performance Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.8
Performance plans
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
9.0
Performance improvement plans
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0
Review status tracking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Review reminders
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0
Multiple review frequency
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0

Succession Planning

HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
9.0
Candidate ranking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0
Candidate search
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0
Candidate development
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.4
Job Requisition Management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
5.0
Company Website Posting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
5.0
Publish to Social Media
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
HRdirect Smart Apps
Sage HRMS
9.0

Pros

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • Initially, you were able to see all activity and drill down for details.
  • It was easy-access for all our employees in the 7 states we operate in.
  • It provided tracking for the managers.
  • Payroll had access to all PTO requests.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HRMS

  • Reporting - there are three levels of reporting - 1. Standard Reports 2. Query Tool - users can create very simple list with some filtering functionality 3. Crystal Reports - user can create very simple to complex report pulling data from multiple table, calculated fields, etc.
  • Benefit Tracking - benefit plans are setup utilizing rate tables therefore rate changes are updated globally
  • Payroll - everyday payroll processing and tax filing that is very user friendly
Cathey Pangborn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • HRdirect performed an upgrade in 2019 and that's where things went awry.
  • You could no longer drill down through the calendar to see the details - i.e. Doctor's appointment, illness, childcare issues, vacation, etc.
  • Previous year PTO requests were not archived and you now had to scroll through hundreds of PTO requests to see the most current.
  • Previous PTO requests were listed oldest to most current, resulting in much frustration trying to locate specific ones.
  • The print option was not longer functional.
  • The online help request form was no longer accessible.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HRMS

  • It is sometimes hard to identify parts of competency/compensation history. We built tables to store this data but it is not laid out well on the screen.
  • Sometimes, even when you tell the system to "Add to History" it doesn't update so there is history missing. This impacts someone that relies on history for troubleshooting and reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HRdirect Smart Apps

HRdirect Smart Apps 1.0
Based on 1 answer
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
Natalie Rapchak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HRdirect Smart Apps

HRdirect Smart Apps 1.0
Based on 2 answers
Due to the fact that we were patient for more than 6 months with no resolution in sight, we decided to end our relationship with HRdirect for PTO tracking.3/20/2020: We have purchased the Harassment Training Module. Excellent product with great value for the money.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

HRdirect Smart Apps

No answers on this topic

Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • Initially, HRdirect was proving to be an excellent tool, and we were getting a quick turnaround on small issues. However, the upgrade messed things up on our accessibility, with no resolution in sight.
  • Harassment training module is excellent.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HRMS

  • As we have grown as an organization, the deficiencies in the reporting function have created more work for staff as we have to find other ways to create reports.
  • Over the last few years, we have encountered a few issues with calculations from the system which have caused a lot of additional labor hours and dollars to correct the problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HRdirect Smart Apps

General

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

Sage HRMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Sage HRMS
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS
8.0

Support Rating

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Sage HRMS

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