PeopleStrategy vs. syncHR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PeopleStrategy
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PeopleStrategy provides small and mid-sized companies access to a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service, hire-to-retire HR platform featuring integrated Payroll, Human Resources, Employee & Manager Self-Service, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Performance Management, Compensation Planning, Learning Management, Employee Engagement, Compliance, Reporting and Analytics. PeopleStrategy features a single, centrally located database for all employee,…N/A
syncHR
Score 6.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SyncHR headquartered in Oakland, California offers their eponymous platform for HR management, benefits and payroll.N/A
Pricing
PeopleStrategysyncHR
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
syncHR v5.9
Varies
Per User per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleStrategysyncHR
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredRequired
Additional DetailsPeopleStrategy's pricing model is comprised of two primary components: a Per Employee Per Month fee for system usage, maintenance, and support and a one-time Implementation fee. Both components depend on the modules selected, the complexity of the setup, the interfaces required, etc. There are optional capabilities offered through 3rd parties which are priced separately. For companies that select to use PeopleStrategy's brokerage services, a personalized quote will be provided.SyncHR charges a one-time implementation fee plus a PEPM fee. All charges are based on employer size and complexity.
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Features
PeopleStrategysyncHR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
syncHR
9.4
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Employee demographic data10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employment history10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Organizational charting10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Organization and location management10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
syncHR
9.4
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
syncHR
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
syncHR
9.2
1 Ratings
13% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Update personal information10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employee recognition10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
View job history10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
syncHR
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Report builder10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
syncHR
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
New hire portal10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
syncHR
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Corporate goal setting10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
syncHR
8.4
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Review status tracking10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Review reminders10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
syncHR
-
Ratings
Candidate development10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
syncHR
8.9
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Job Requisition Management10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
syncHR
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
PeopleStrategysyncHR
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PeopleStrategysyncHR
Likelihood to Recommend
PeopleStrategy
PeopleStrategy is an excellent product if an organization is growing in the right direction and wants to improve HR processes. The software has many different packages depending on the need and can be purchased separately if something in addition is decided in the future. This is a benefit because not all organizations may need all features right away.
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SyncHR
syncHR is designed for mid to large size companies, typically 200-2000 employees. Any organization that has a strong reporting need and/or a complicated payroll process could benefit from the unique features built into the platform
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Pros
PeopleStrategy
  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
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SyncHR
  • Automated retroactive change processing and mid-period rate changes – completely automated with no manual intervention needed - If you ever need to give someone a merit increase and make it retroactive or if an employee is entitled to enroll in health benefits on their first day employment but has 30 days to enroll, syncHR will automatically handles these retro changes.
  • A single application designed from the ground up that gives equal weight to HR, payroll, and benefit functions - syncHR is designed as a true unified solution with no back-end mainframes or separate front-ends vs backends. Everything is processed real-time in the cloud which has eliminated all discrepancies.
  • Customer Service - syncHR provides a designated account manager as your single point of contact. Since the The StaffWell Group is a 24/7 business, I needed a company that was available when I needed them. syncHR delivered with 24/7 emergency support.
  • Event-driven employee self service - Other systems we have used rely on employees to make the correct choices as to what is required when completing an employee initiated transaction. With syncHR, the system always directs the employee to the next step reducing both errors and calls to our support staff. I believe this is also the reason why we had a 40% increase in the adoption of ESS.
  • Dynamic Security & Workflows - syncHR has no static pages which allows security and workflows to be updated automatically whenever a change is made. This has virtually eliminated the time and effort required from HR to manually update workflows to the correct personnel.
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Cons
PeopleStrategy
  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
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SyncHR
  • Learning Management System- syncHR currently does not offer an LMS system. They only track and report training dates, licenses and certifications.
  • Although syncHR is a global solution it is somewhat limited to tracking employee headcount, HR documents, paperless on boarding and benefit information. There is no international payroll option like the one they provide for domestic employees. Although the system can handle multiple languages and currencies, I would like to see a global payroll option.
  • Succession Planning - syncHR provides little functionality for succession planning. The system can track budgets vs actuals, goals and ratings but does not offer a true succession planning module
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Usability
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
SyncHR
Overall the system is very easy to navigate but more importantly my employees find it so easy to use. The percentage of employees who now use ESS went up by 40%
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Support Rating
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
SyncHR
Whenever we need support our designated account manager is there to provide answers for us. If she doesn't have or know the answer, additional support is provided via a service matter expert in that field. Support hours are 24/7
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Online Training
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
SyncHR
Training was very well done and thorough
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Implementation Rating
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
SyncHR
During the first few weeks of implementation it is important to have all key members participate in meetings. Finance, HR, Payroll and Benefits should be involved from the early stages to ensure that the solution is designed to meet your specific requirements. Since syncHR personalizes their solution for each company a few wrong steps early on regarding the design we wanted caused us to spend extra time later. The more info you provide syncHR upfront the better they can take all of your rules and needs into account from day one. In our case, finance did not get involved right away and therefore some of the items that we needed for our GL needed to be re-done. SyncHR was very accommodating though as they spent extra time with us to update some of the allocations so that finance got what they needed
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Alternatives Considered
PeopleStrategy
ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
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SyncHR
As I mentioned I have used UltiPro, ADP, Ceridian as well as several others and none of them seem to offer half of the functionality and service that syncHR provides. Although we had some problems from time to time, I hold companies in high regard by how they resolve these problems. It's a comfort knowing that my HCM provider truly cares about me and my business so if for no other reason than this, I feel syncHR is far and away the best system I have used. The system works as advertised which is all I could ask for
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Return on Investment
PeopleStrategy
  • PeopleStrategy has reduced errors and paper waste
  • Since using PeopleStrategy, we've maximized our time and streamlined processes
  • Through PeopleStrategy's services, our business has increased employee retention
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SyncHR
  • Due to complexity of our payroll, it would typically take us almost 3 full days to verify hours and perform retro changes before actually running payroll. With so many retroactive changes and manual calculations it was a time consuming and error prone process. With syncHR, the accuracy of payroll has increased tremendously and the amount of time we now spend preparing to process payroll decreased to less than 4 hours per week. All approved time seamlessly moves from the T&A module into payroll and all retro transactions are automatically processed.
  • When I initially selected syncHR I was a little hesitant because I never heard of them before and was concerned about their viability as a company and customer service. Several years later I'm happy to say that syncHR has provided better support than any of the better know competitors ever did.
  • Although no system is ever perfect, overall syncHR has exceeded most of my expectations. The sales and implementation process was wonderful, the salesperson was responsive and did not oversell what the system could do.
  • Training & Implementation - syncHR spent a considerable amount of time learning my business rules in order to build the system to meet my requirements. Training was provided on all aspects of the system until my team felt comfortable enough to handle things on their own. I never felt as though we had a set number of hours of training or that our questions, no matter how redundant or simple were a bother to them.
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ScreenShots

PeopleStrategy Screenshots

Screenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employeesScreenshot of Talent Acquisition: Configurable Career PortalScreenshot of Reporting Example: DashboardScreenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employees

syncHR Screenshots

Screenshot of Org ChartScreenshot of ESS PortalScreenshot of Ad-Hoc Report WriterScreenshot of Time & Attendance