Sage HR vs. Trakstar Perform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HR
Score 6.1 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
Trakstar Perform
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Trakstar's Performance Appraisal software helps HR and organization manage feedback, goals and reviews. The user can build customized appraisal forms, set SMART goals, and create flexible workflows to meet the needs of an organization. 360/Multi-rater feedback is an option. Trakstar's implementation is customized, and Trakstar offers a free trial, price quote, or a live demo from a real person.
$4,370
per year
Pricing
Sage HRTrakstar Perform
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
Trakstar
$4370.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRTrakstar Perform
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
More Pricing Information
Features
Sage HRTrakstar Perform
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
5.7
10 Ratings
32% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data6.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history5.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration5.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management5.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)5.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Reimbursement management8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
5.3
10 Ratings
42% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Approval workflow7.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details4.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment3.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.1
9 Ratings
1% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.09 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.17 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
3.0
6 Ratings
89% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets3.06 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
5.9
10 Ratings
26% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Report builder5.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports4.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.8
7 Ratings
17% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
New hire portal7.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
5.3
7 Ratings
43% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting5.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility5.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking4.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
5.5
7 Ratings
37% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Performance plans5.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans6.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking4.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders4.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
7.0
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage HRTrakstar Perform
Likelihood to Recommend
3.9
(11 ratings)
6.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRTrakstar Perform
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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Mitratech
This is a great program if you have locations in different geographical areas. The ability to work with people at different locations is appreciated, and also there can be informal input that is requested, which Promantek can handle as well. I am at a loss to think of an area where this does not work well. There are several of our employees in the manufacturing areas that do not have computer access, and for those individuals, we simply print the review instead of having it online. This works fine but is not the forte of Promantek. However, any system these days that focusses on the online aspects of review writing will experience that as well.
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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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Mitratech
  • Trakstar sends out a lot of automated reminders to participants, encouraging them to take notes and provide feedback on a regular basis.
  • Trakstar generates analysis (i.e., rater bais) automatically that would otherwise be labor intensive to do manually.
  • Trakstar has a feature that allows administrators to see what each individual employee sees - this is critical in ensuring that the performance review process goes smoothly.
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Cons
Sage
  • Some features available in other HR products have not been available in Cake in the past (Performance, ATS), however, these are being rolled out now.
  • The user experience for the Admin interface is not completely intuitive.
  • Overall look and feel could be updated one day.
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Mitratech
  • The reporting features are a bit weak. But you can download Excel-ready files to manipulate on your own.
  • The dashboard feature (prior to June 2013) was very nice, but missing in the latest version.
  • Automated reports, quarterly for example, would be nice to send to Senior Leadership (missing in the current version/requires manual input)
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
No answers on this topic
Mitratech
Very simple to use, great support.
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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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Mitratech
No answers on this topic
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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Mitratech
Trakstar has been very responsive to my questions and support has been able to speak with me on the phone as needed. Also, when I told Trakstar that my employees were not delighted by the product, they did a special session with me to diagnose any issues and to make recommendations for how I could improve the tool's usefulness in my job. I appreciated their support here
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
Bamboo is more versatile for large enterprises where as Sage HR is better for smaller/mid-size businesses. Both systems have very similar features and functionality. Sage HR has great tools for companies with multiple locations which has benefitted us in tracking employees' time, resources, and performance. Both have similar customer service and it really comes down to what features you are wanting to focus on as a business.
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Mitratech
I did not make the purchase decision for Trakstar, but at a previous job I used Reflektive. Many of the outcomes of the tool are the same, even if the product interface and language is slightly different
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • Saved me lots of admin time with employee self service.
  • I can run this system by myself for over 100 employees so no need to hire extra staff to manage.
  • Easy performance management allows the business to review and appraise employees and make everything more efficient (cost and time).
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Mitratech
  • We have had few managers dread the review writing process! Sure, no one enjoys this and we all know that it is time-consuming, but Promantek has allowed less time spent in frustration and more time actually communicating effectively. There are areas where managers can make notes during the entire review process so that when the time to write the review is upon you, it is a much simpler task. This has allowed us to free up the time with managers to a certain degree which is always beneficial.
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