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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage HR ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, HR Reporting

Human Resource Management

8.4

Sage HR

84%
1.9

SumTotal Talent Development

19%
Sage HR ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
8 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Employment history

8.1
81%
8 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

9.1
91%
6 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

6.5

Sage HR

65%
3.0

SumTotal Talent Development

30%
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
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

6.2
62%
5 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

8.9

Sage HR

89%
3.0

SumTotal Talent Development

30%
Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Update personal information

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

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
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Asset Management

9.1

Sage HR

91%

SumTotal Talent Development

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%
1.0

SumTotal Talent Development

10%
Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.1
61%
7 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

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%

SumTotal Talent Development

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%

SumTotal Talent Development

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%

SumTotal Talent Development

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%

SumTotal Talent Development

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%

SumTotal Talent Development

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

Payroll Management

Sage HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.3

SumTotal Talent Development

33%
SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage HR is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.2

Sage HR

72%
9 Ratings
1.1

SumTotal Talent Development

11%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

SumTotal Talent Development

60%
5 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Sage HR

91%
1 Rating
2.0

SumTotal Talent Development

20%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Sage HR

91%
9 Ratings
3.0

SumTotal Talent Development

30%
4 Ratings

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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SumTotal

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.
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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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SumTotal

  • 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.
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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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SumTotal

  • 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.
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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

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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

SumTotal Talent Development

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SumTotal Talent Development 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

    SumTotal

    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.
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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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    SumTotal

    I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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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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    SumTotal

    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.
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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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    SumTotal

    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
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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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    SumTotal

    • 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.
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