Sage HR vs. SAP Core HR and Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HR
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage HR is HR software for small to medium businesses. The vendor states Sage HR is designed to be easy to use, and automates every step of the human resource process. Sage HR is designed with modular functionality to be customized for users' needs. According to the vendor, key differentiators include: 1. Easy to use 2. Modular functionality 2. Automates the end-to-end HR process 3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android) 5. Feature…
$5.50
per month
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
Sage HRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Editions & Modules
Expenses Management
$1.50
per user, per month
Performance Management
$3.00
per user, per month
Shift Scheduling
$3.00
per user, per month
Timesheets
$3.00
per user, per month
Leave Management
$5.50
per user, per month
Recruitment
$200.00
per user, per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required
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Community Pulse
Sage HRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage HRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.3
8 Ratings
5% above category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.6
4 Ratings
34% below category average
Employee demographic data8.08 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Employment history8.08 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.16 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Organizational charting9.07 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Organization and location management8.06 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.03 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.4
8 Ratings
24% below category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
3 Ratings
54% below category average
Approval workflow6.08 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Balance details7.08 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment6.05 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.8
7 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
4 Ratings
34% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.02 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Update personal information9.07 Ratings7.04 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.06 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Employee recognition9.15 Ratings7.03 Ratings
View job history9.15 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
9.1
4 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
1 Ratings
90% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets9.14 Ratings3.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.0
8 Ratings
24% below category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
4 Ratings
42% below category average
Report builder6.07 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Pre-built reports6.07 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.0
6 Ratings
0% above category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.5
2 Ratings
20% below category average
New hire portal8.06 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.05 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.0
5 Ratings
3% below category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
2 Ratings
16% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.05 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.05 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.05 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Performance tracking8.05 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.0
5 Ratings
0% below category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans8.05 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.05 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review status tracking8.05 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders8.05 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.05 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
2 Ratings
31% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.12 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Candidate development9.12 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.5
1 Ratings
17% below category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
2 Ratings
24% below category average
Job Requisition Management7.01 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting6.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
4 Ratings
30% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage HRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(9 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRSAP Core HR and Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
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.
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SAP
SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated. I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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Pros
Sage
  • 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.
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SAP
  • It’s easy to use
  • The layout is organized
  • It is reliable
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Cons
Sage
  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
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SAP
  • The interface and graphic look and feel are not very modern.
  • Provide more intuitive and easier screens and functionality - Too many scroll bars.
  • Make messages back to users more descriptive.
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Usability
Sage
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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SAP
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Support Rating
Sage
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.
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SAP
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Sage
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.
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SAP
SAP is very intuitive to use and allows us to achieve our goals.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • 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.
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SAP
  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
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