HRdirect Smart Apps vs. Sage HRMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HRdirect Smart Apps
Score 8.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HRdirect Smart Apps is an HR Management software solution from HRdirect, a a division of ComplyRight, Inc., dedicated to developing and delivering “Solutions for Smart Employers” since 1985. The vendor says HRdirect supports business managers at more than 500,000 locations with essential employee management and compliance tasks. HRdirect Smart Apps aims to help users work efficiently and affordably. The vendor's goal is to simplify complex processes and free employers from compliance…N/A
Sage HRMS
Score 4.3 out of 10
N/A
Sage HRMS is an HR management solution that integrates payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee self-service, and analytics capabilities.N/A
Pricing
HRdirect Smart AppsSage HRMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HRdirect Smart AppsSage HRMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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Community Pulse
HRdirect Smart AppsSage HRMS
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HRdirect Smart AppsSage HRMS
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
Sage HRMS
6.1
9 Ratings
Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings4.29 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings3.47 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.99 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
Sage HRMS
3.2
7 Ratings
Approval workflow1.01 Ratings3.96 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings3.97 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings1.76 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
Sage HRMS
4.9
8 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings5.48 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings6.17 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings4.55 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
Sage HRMS
4.4
8 Ratings
Report builder1.01 Ratings2.07 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.01 Ratings3.38 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.0
4 Ratings
New hire portal1.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Manager tracking tools1.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
5.4
7 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.87 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings4.74 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings3.26 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings4.06 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings4.97 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.0
2 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.3
2 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.8
5 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
8.5
1 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.6
3 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
User Ratings
HRdirect Smart AppsSage HRMS
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.7
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HRdirect Smart AppsSage HRMS
Likelihood to Recommend
ComplyRight
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).
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Sage
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
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Pros
ComplyRight
  • 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.
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Sage
  • Ability to see history (like job history) easily at a glance.
  • Ability to make changes easily.
  • Organizing info in the employee record.
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Cons
ComplyRight
  • 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.
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Sage
  • We changed our chart of accounts. The system does not allow you to change the numbering format, so we had to start over with new databases.
  • The tax return portion of the software does not file local taxes. We would definitely like to see this functionality in the future.
  • The payroll piece does not handle complicated move up and move downs for union pay. This could definitely be improved upon.
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Likelihood to Renew
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Sage
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
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Support Rating
ComplyRight
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.
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Sage
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Alternatives Considered
ComplyRight
No answers on this topic
Sage
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].
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Return on Investment
ComplyRight
  • 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.
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Sage
  • there can be a high ROI when processing payroll in house compared to outsourced. Not to mention the flexibility you gain.
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