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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage HR ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Employee Self Service, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning
  • Sage People ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Leave and Attendance Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding
  • Sage HR and Sage People are tied in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.4

Sage HR

84%
6.9

Sage People

69%
Sage HR ranks higher in 4/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Employment history

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

9.1
91%
6 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.9
89%
7 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
3.3
33%
2 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.0

Sage HR

70%
9.1

Sage People

91%
Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

6.8
68%
8 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Balance details

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

6.7
67%
5 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.9

Sage HR

89%
8.7

Sage People

87%
Sage People ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Employee recognition

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
4.1
41%
2 Ratings

View job history

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

9.1

Sage HR

91%

Sage People

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.3

Sage HR

63%
9.8

Sage People

98%
Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.4
64%
7 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.4
64%
7 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Onboarding

7.9

Sage HR

79%
9.6

Sage People

96%
Sage People ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
6 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.2

Sage HR

82%
7.1

Sage People

71%
Sage HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
7.2
72%
2 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Sage HR

82%
6.8

Sage People

68%
Sage HR ranks higher in 3/5 features

Performance plans

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
5.7
57%
2 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Review status tracking

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
5.6
56%
2 Ratings

Review reminders

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Succession Planning

9.1

Sage HR

91%
8.0

Sage People

80%
Sage HR ranks higher in 2/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Candidate development

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Sage HR

65%
6.5

Sage People

65%
Sage People ranks higher in 5/7 features

Job Requisition Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
2 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.0
60%
1 Rating
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
2 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Payroll Management

Sage HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sage People

96%
Sage People ranks higher in 1/1 features

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage People is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Sage HR

75%
9 Ratings
9.0

Sage People

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Sage HR

91%
1 Rating

Sage People

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Sage HR

91%
9 Ratings

Sage People

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage HR

Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sage HR

  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
Edward McKay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • Sage is highly flexible and configurable, allowing us to manage the variety of geographies and functional units in one platform.
  • Sage is highly customer focused, with great CSM support.
  • Sage People will be able to integrate with other Sage pillars such as Accounting and Payroll.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage HR

  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
  • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
  • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
  • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage HR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$1.5 per user, per month

Sage HR Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave Management$5.501
Performance Management$3.001
Shift Scheduling$3.001
Timesheets$3.001
Expenses Management$1.501
Recruitment$200.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Product is module. No hidden fees Cancel anytime No credit card required

Sage People

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

$11 per month per user

Sage People Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us for pricing.

Usability

Sage HR

Sage HR 9.1
Based on 1 answer
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
Barbara Rhoades | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Sage HR

Sage HR 9.1
Based on 9 answers
Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sage HR

For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
Tim Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

Sage was a better fit for us for two reasons. One is that SuccessFactors seemed geared toward larger, more structured companies rather than to mid-size companies. The second reason is that from an Implementation standpoint, Sage has their own team while SuccessFactors uses third-party vendors. We felt that Sage would be more invested with us and a better partner in our success.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage HR

  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
Maaike van der Kroon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
  • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
  • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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