HRdirect Smart Apps vs. Sparkrock

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
Sparkrock
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sparkrock’s cloud-enabled solution helps organizations manage their finance and accounting, human resources and payroll, human services case management, and donor and fundraising activities. According to the vendor, key benefits and features include: Finance Management with capabilities to help organizations increase transparency and reduce risk. Workforce Management to help front-line employees deliver services to clients, with tools that help them to be…N/A
Pricing
HRdirect Smart AppsSparkrock
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HRdirect Smart AppsSparkrock
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$50,000 per installation
Additional DetailsNO PER EMPLOYEE PRICING, NO BUNDLED FEATURES. JUST $60 A YEAR PER APP. Simple Pricing, No Matter How You Slice It Only use the Smart Apps that best fit your unique needs and pay the same, low price for each one: just $60 a year. It's easy to add more at any time, too - either as your needs change or as our solutions expand.
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Community Pulse
HRdirect Smart AppsSparkrock
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HRdirect Smart AppsSparkrock
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings00 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
156% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Approval workflow1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Report builder1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
New hire portal1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.4
3 Ratings
26% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
10.0
2 Ratings
31% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.5
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.0
4 Ratings
25% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
8.8
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.6
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.4
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.6
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
HRdirect Smart AppsSparkrock
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HRdirect Smart AppsSparkrock
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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Sparkrock
For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
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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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Sparkrock
  • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
  • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
  • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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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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Sparkrock
  • Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade.
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Likelihood to Renew
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Sparkrock
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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Usability
ComplyRight
No answers on this topic
Sparkrock
Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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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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Sparkrock
Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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Alternatives Considered
ComplyRight
No answers on this topic
Sparkrock
  • Real-time data that is available at our fingertips
  • Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time
  • Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration
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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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Sparkrock
  • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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ScreenShots

HRdirect Smart Apps Screenshots

Screenshot of EMPLOYEE RECORDS
Smarter, Centralized Employee Management

 - Directory & Records
 - Employee Self-Service
 - Document StorageScreenshot of ATTENDANCE CALENDAR
Take Control of Employee Attendance

 - 12-Month Calendars
 - Absence Code Management
 - Absence NotesScreenshot of I-9 & W-4
Ease the Burden of Completing I-9 and W-4 Forms

 - Onboarding Workflow
 - Guided I-9 & W-4 Forms
 - History & Audit TrackingScreenshot of JOB APPLICATION
Smart Hiring Begins Before the Interview

 - Compliant Questions Library
 - Customizable Application
 - Online Application LinkScreenshot of PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE
Your Guide to an Effective Disciplinary Program

 - Employee Warning Notices
 - Discipline History
 - Action Plan DocumentationScreenshot of TIME OFF REQUEST
Let Employees Handle Time Off Requests for You

 - Employee Time Off Requests
 - Supervisor Approval Workflow
 - Attendance Calendar Sync

Sparkrock Screenshots

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