Rippling vs. Skyward HRMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rippling
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
Skyward HRMS
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Skyward HRMS is all-in-one HRM software provided by Skyward Techno. The vendor says it helps organizations to enhance their productivity and improve their HR processes, including recruitment & selection, training or performance related information, employee database management, leaves, track record and history, or allied analytics. The overall aim of Skyward HRMS is to reduce operational cost and streamline functioning of HR. Each HRMS module can be customised to make the software user…N/A
Pricing
RipplingSkyward HRMS
Editions & Modules
Recommended
$8.00
starting price per user, per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RipplingSkyward HRMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFor additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.
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Community Pulse
RipplingSkyward HRMS
Top Pros
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Features
RipplingSkyward HRMS
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
7.7
544 Ratings
2% below category average
Skyward HRMS
9.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Employee demographic data7.7361 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employment history7.6378 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.0437 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.1369 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.6459 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.0388 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.1294 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.3
587 Ratings
3% above category average
Skyward HRMS
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Pay calculation8.4509 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.0313 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.4533 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.9515 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.1349 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.7290 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.6
505 Ratings
7% above category average
Skyward HRMS
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Approval workflow8.8482 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Balance details8.7444 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.2304 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.5
627 Ratings
5% above category average
Skyward HRMS
8.7
1 Ratings
7% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.9589 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Update personal information9.1616 Ratings8.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.5494 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.7298 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.4417 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
7.1
228 Ratings
9% below category average
Skyward HRMS
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.1228 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
7.6
251 Ratings
0% above category average
Skyward HRMS
-
Ratings
Report builder7.5244 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.4229 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.8194 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.4
414 Ratings
6% above category average
Skyward HRMS
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.6406 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.2288 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.2
159 Ratings
1% above category average
Skyward HRMS
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.3134 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.4142 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.7137 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.4141 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.3
188 Ratings
5% above category average
Skyward HRMS
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.9163 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.0153 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.7162 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.8177 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.2146 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.4
146 Ratings
6% above category average
Skyward HRMS
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.4122 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.3128 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search8.8134 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development8.1125 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.4
166 Ratings
8% above category average
Skyward HRMS
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.6127 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.4124 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.9114 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.9117 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.2118 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.6123 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.3151 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
RipplingSkyward HRMS
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(667 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(664 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(597 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
RipplingSkyward HRMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Rippling
Rippling shines in companies that prioritize streamlined HR operations and user-friendly experiences. It's ideal for: Growing companies: Easily manage HR as teams expand. Efficiency seekers: Automate tasks to save time and resources. Simple HR needs: Focus on core functionalities without overwhelm. Rippling might not be best for: Highly complex HR: Unique processes may require specialized solutions. Cloud-based hesitation: Some prefer traditional on-premises systems. Large international workforce: Current focus is on the US.
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Skyward Techno Inc
For a medium sized company I believe Skyward is an acceptable and not too complicated system. I do not work with the back end so I am not aware of the reporting capabilities which would be a deciding factor for some companies. For K12 Education it seems to check all the boxes
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Pros
Rippling
  • Clean UI - there is no ambiguity about what function each button will perform.
  • Very easy to navigate. It is not difficult to find what is being looked for.
  • Single location for multiple functions. This is great for me as there is one central hub for all professional admin matters. Saving me valuable time that I can better spend on more pressing work matters.
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Skyward Techno Inc
  • Skyward is superior in tracking and submitting PTO
  • Skyward is accessible in the cloud so 24/7 access
  • Menus and screens are fairly easy for non-technical users to navigate
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Cons
Rippling
  • The immediate learning curve of working with workflows and recipes
  • Building Reports from scratch can be fairly tedious and time consuming. Not streamlined because of having to drill down click by click.
  • I am still mystified by all of the formulas that can be used to make custom reports. Rippling is robust and it takes a lot to learn what it can really do.
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Skyward Techno Inc
  • The Captcha screen can be needlessly complex or hard to guess due to letters overlapping
  • Then time off screen defaults to 0 hours when creating a new entry and the zero does not get replaced... turning 8 hours into 80 hours unintentionally
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Likelihood to Renew
Rippling
Rippling continues to innovate and amaze me with their new innovations and features. Product feedback is taken seriously so I always give it whenever I can and end up seeing results. Rippling is the new wave of HRIS that cannot compare against others in the industry just due to the fact they are super user friendly!
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Skyward Techno Inc
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Usability
Rippling
Great product, easy to use. We've had great employee buy in at this point, and want to continue to partner with Rippling to make the live of our employees easier, more productive, and get them back to the professional roles they are good at, while offering the administrative support they need through an HRIS.
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Skyward Techno Inc
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Reliability and Availability
Rippling
I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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Skyward Techno Inc
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Performance
Rippling
Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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Skyward Techno Inc
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Support Rating
Rippling
Overall customer support for Rippling have been excellent anytime that I have emailed. Their team responds usually within the day and have a great explanation on the issue and the recommendation on how to proceed going forward. I feel that the person that responds actually have a vested interest and truly cares about the issue/problem that you have.
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Skyward Techno Inc
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Alternatives Considered
Rippling
Proof was much more convoluted and not easy to maneuver. Also all the platforms could not relate to each other and so nothing was streamlined in its approach. Also things seemed to lag and was not very up to date when it needed to be. I feel rippling has simplified their processes
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Skyward Techno Inc
Not part of the selection process, but the new Skyward system is fr easier, user friendly and full featured than previous systems I have used
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Scalability
Rippling
I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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Skyward Techno Inc
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Return on Investment
Rippling
  • The organization of information increased the business efficiency
  • Employee can search for themselves, leaving HR to do the things they need to be productive
  • Access 24/7 thru mobile app allows employee to function when they have the opportunity leaving the normal work hours for other business.
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Skyward Techno Inc
  • Previously we had multiple systems for licensed and unlicensed staff, Skyward brings it all together creating a same experience for all users
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ScreenShots

Rippling Screenshots

Screenshot of Rippling Dashboard: Employees' home for their payroll, benefits, documents, devices, expenses, and apps.Screenshot of Rippling Payroll: Runs payroll in 90 seconds. Pays employees and contractors around the world. Automatic tax filing.Screenshot of Rippling Benefits Administration: Management of employees' Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, FSA, HSA, and commuter benefits.Screenshot of Rippling Single Sign-On: Employees can access all of their SaaS apps in one click from their Rippling dashboard.Screenshot of Rippling’s Time & Attendance platform integrates with the rest of the product suite so that when employees clock in, their approved hours automatically synced with payroll and accounting systems.Screenshot of Rippling Mobile Device Management: To manage employees' computers and devices 100% remotely.

Skyward HRMS Screenshots

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