HRdirect Smart Apps vs. Talentsoft from Cegid

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
Talentsoft
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
Talentsoft, now from Cegid (acquired July 2021) is a talent management suite consisting of Core HR capabilities (Talentsoft Hub), applicant tracking and recruiting (Hello Talent), corporate LMS, employee performance review and compensation management and planning, and requisite analytics. Also, Talentsoft Continuous Conversation is a team-centric solution that facilitates coaching conversations between managers and employees, by establishing a flexible OKR* and feedback approach across the…N/A
Pricing
HRdirect Smart AppsTalentsoft from Cegid
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HRdirect Smart AppsTalentsoft
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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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HRdirect Smart AppsTalentsoft from Cegid
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Features
HRdirect Smart AppsTalentsoft from Cegid
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
Talentsoft from Cegid
-
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
Talentsoft from Cegid
-
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
Talentsoft from Cegid
-
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
154% below category average
Talentsoft from Cegid
-
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
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.0
1 Ratings
114% below category average
New hire portal1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools1.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.6
2 Ratings
95% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.3
2 Ratings
99% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.8
1 Ratings
88% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.4
1 Ratings
101% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.7
1 Ratings
89% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
HRdirect Smart AppsTalentsoft from Cegid
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HRdirect Smart AppsTalentsoft from Cegid
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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Cegid
I think some of my problems with Talentsoft aren't so much the fault of the software as it is how my company is organized. I have to enter many different property levels so that a review gets created, I'm not certain that these fields are required by Talentsoft or by my corporate office. This software is not suited for companies where a segment of the employees do not have a company email address and/or access to a company computer
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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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Cegid
  • Having the reviews in Talentsoft makes it much easier for one person to manage the entire process from start to finish.
  • When an employee switches managers during the year, the delegation feature makes it very easy to have the previous manager add their input to the employees review.
  • Being able to have a daily import file from our HR system into Talentsoft helps in having the information in Talentsoft be current.
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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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Cegid
  • Better integration with other tools in my opinion
  • Better import/export functionality in my opinion
  • Customisable reports
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Likelihood to Renew
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
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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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
ComplyRight
No answers on this topic
Cegid
I think SuccessFactors is more flexible to customer needs when creating review templates and allowing access to goals year round. They also track changes for the goals. Talentsoft was selected by our corporate office before I started with the company.
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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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Cegid
  • In my opinion, does not solve any real business problems
  • In my opinion, high cost with weak functionality
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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