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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 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
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Ability to see history (like job history) easily at a glance. Ability to make changes easily. Organizing info in the employee record. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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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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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 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].
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review there can be a high ROI when processing payroll in house compared to outsourced. Not to mention the flexibility you gain. Read full review