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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

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

SumTotal Talent Development

I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Sage HR
8.6
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Sage HR
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Sage HR
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Organizational charting
Sage HR
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Sage HR
6.8
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Sage HR
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Sage HR
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Approval workflow
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Balance details
Sage HR
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Sage HR
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View company policy documentation
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Employee recognition
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
View job history
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Asset Management

Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Tracking of all physical assets
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development

HR Reporting

Sage HR
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Sage HR
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Pre-built reports
Sage HR
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development

Onboarding

Sage HR
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
New hire portal
Sage HR
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Manager tracking tools
Sage HR
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance and Goals

Sage HR
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Corporate goal setting
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Individual goal setting
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Line-of sight-visibility
Sage HR
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance tracking
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance Management

Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance plans
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance improvement plans
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Review status tracking
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Review reminders
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Multiple review frequency
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development

Succession Planning

Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Create succession plans/pools
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate development
Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development

Payroll Management

Sage HR
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Sage HR
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Sage HR
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Benefit plan administration
Sage HR
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Sage HR
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage HR

  • Calendar could be offered in a larger view by week
  • Requesting time and accepting it would be great if linked with our own calendar Bookeo
Kerri Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Navigation (too many clicks to get anything done).
  • Reporting is complicated.
  • Buttons everywhere that don't do anything.
  • Features enabled that don't fully work or function the way they should.
  • Support for the product is lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.0
Based on 5 answers
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
Kimberly Barricklow | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 3.0
Based on 4 answers
We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SumTotal Talent Development

When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
  • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
  • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
  • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sage HR

General

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

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

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

SumTotal Talent Development Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage HR
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
1.1

Likelihood to Renew

Sage HR
SumTotal Talent Development
6.0

Usability

Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Sage HR
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

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