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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    8.4

    Sage HR

    84%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Employee demographic data

    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employment history

    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    8.1
    81%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    6.5

    Sage HR

    65%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    6.2
    62%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Balance details

    7.2
    72%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    6.2
    62%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    8.9

    Sage HR

    89%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Update personal information

    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    8.1
    81%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    9.1
    91%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View job history

    9.1
    91%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset Management

    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%

    Sapling HR

    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

    6.1

    Sage HR

    61%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    6.1
    61%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    6.1
    61%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Onboarding

    8.0

    Sage HR

    80%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    8.1

    Sage HR

    81%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    8.1

    Sage HR

    81%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate development

    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    6.5

    Sage HR

    65%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Sage HR ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Job Requisition Management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sage HR is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Sage HR and Sapling HR are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.2

    Sage HR

    72%
    9 Ratings
    7.2

    Sapling HR

    72%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Sage HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sapling HR

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.8

    Sapling HR

    78%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    9 Ratings
    7.0

    Sapling HR

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Sage HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Sapling HR

    90%
    1 Rating

    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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    Sapling

    It's a good space to have a high level overview of the organization (especially Org view). Places for improvement include extra levels of complexity when you need to click on the person and you are navigated to the pop-up that is hard to use and only one pop up can be used at a time. I wish there wasn't so much of clicking in and clicking out.
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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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    Sapling

    • Very customizable. Very easy to create new workflows and tasks to meet the unique needs of your organization.
    • The system is easy to navigate, so minimal training is needed for users.
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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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    Sapling

    • Deeper data management/review - dashboard experience could be better and deeper
    • Ability to drill into reports within the tool- right now it takes you out to a sheet to view
    • Org planning/org chart sharing
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    Pricing Details

    Sage HR

    Starting Price

    $5.5 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Sage HR editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Leave Management$5.501
    Performance Management$3.002
    Shift Scheduling$3.003
    Timesheets$3.004
    Expenses Management$1.505
    Recruitment$200.006

    Footnotes

    1. per user, per month
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    The modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required

    Sapling HR

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sapling HR editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      Sapling

      It is hard to rip out and replace systems and Sapling is doing what we need
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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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      Sapling

      To use this system you need to buy several add-ons. If add-ons do not fit your business model you will have to access platforms from different companies. The system is not easy to use for onboarding. Candidates cannot change and update settings. To use the system a person must click in the correct spots. If not it leads you someplace else. Then you have to start clicking all over again.
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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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      Sapling

      Sapling HR helps my HR team keep track of our personal information like contact information or t-shirt sizes (who doesn't like free shirts), as well as helping new hires onboard. I think it's super simple to use and keeps everything pretty nicely organized.
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      Implementation Rating

      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      Sapling

      If you have someone internally that can run it that definitely helps!
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      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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      Sapling

      Sapling [HR] was our first and only HR automation platform. We ran a trial campaign with them and did not compare them to other vendors.
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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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      Sapling

      • We were able to get the system implemented very quickly, which was of great importance to us as we were undergoing rapid growth.
      • The system has helped us keep and stay organized and allowed team members to work collaboratively to get tasks done. Many of these tasks were previously managed with various spreadsheets and other trackers that were quickly becoming unmanageable.
      • Sapling has greatly decreased the time we needed to onboard and employee and has prevented many errors.
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