Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HR
Score 6.2 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
TriNet
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
TriNet provides small and medium size businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR and payroll solutions tailored by industry. TriNet also offers specialized services through client access to HR representatives for advice and notifications on impactful regulatory changes.N/A
Pricing
Sage HRTriNet
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 HRTriNet
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required
More Pricing Information
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Sage HRTriNet
Considered Both Products
Sage HR

No answer on this topic

TriNet
Chose TriNet
We are using them both at the same time, for different purposes. CakeHR mainly for HR purposes and Trinet for payroll purposes.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage HRTriNet
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
4.9
9 Ratings
46% below category average
TriNet
6.9
613 Ratings
12% below category average
Employee demographic data5.29 Ratings7.3415 Ratings
Employment history5.29 Ratings6.8453 Ratings
Job profiles and administration4.07 Ratings6.7424 Ratings
Organizational charting3.08 Ratings6.4348 Ratings
Organization and location management4.37 Ratings6.7364 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.03 Ratings7.6474 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.1510 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
2.9
9 Ratings
94% below category average
TriNet
6.7
421 Ratings
18% below category average
Approval workflow6.09 Ratings6.6339 Ratings
Balance details1.49 Ratings6.9401 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment1.36 Ratings6.7322 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
7.8
8 Ratings
4% below category average
TriNet
8.1
653 Ratings
0% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.02 Ratings9.0631 Ratings
Update personal information7.18 Ratings8.3645 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.06 Ratings8.4543 Ratings
Employee recognition8.06 Ratings6.1185 Ratings
View job history7.06 Ratings8.5473 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
1.0
5 Ratings
154% below category average
TriNet
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets1.05 Ratings1.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
3.5
9 Ratings
73% below category average
TriNet
7.4
540 Ratings
2% below category average
Report builder2.38 Ratings7.3456 Ratings
Pre-built reports2.38 Ratings7.6510 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.01 Ratings7.5248 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.0
6 Ratings
1% above category average
TriNet
8.0
537 Ratings
1% above category average
New hire portal8.06 Ratings8.4536 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.05 Ratings7.7323 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
3.8
6 Ratings
72% below category average
TriNet
6.5
81 Ratings
22% below category average
Corporate goal setting4.36 Ratings6.572 Ratings
Individual goal setting4.36 Ratings6.380 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.36 Ratings6.670 Ratings
Performance tracking2.46 Ratings6.578 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
4.6
6 Ratings
53% below category average
TriNet
7.3
148 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans3.36 Ratings7.0127 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.05 Ratings7.2124 Ratings
Review status tracking2.46 Ratings7.2119 Ratings
Review reminders2.46 Ratings8.0126 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.16 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
TriNet
7.1
60 Ratings
10% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.12 Ratings6.353 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.857 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.5
1 Ratings
17% below category average
TriNet
6.6
91 Ratings
16% below category average
Job Requisition Management7.01 Ratings6.669 Ratings
Company Website Posting6.01 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings6.569 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings6.773 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.01 Ratings6.881 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings5.255 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
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Ratings
TriNet
8.1
670 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.1644 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.1169 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.8655 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.8608 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.9531 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.8327 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage HRTriNet
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(10 ratings)
7.1
(686 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(44 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.4
(581 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
6.9
(667 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.1
(25 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(9 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRTriNet
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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TriNet
The level of benefits and cost is very attractive for smaller companies, who normally would not be able to offer "big company benefits" if they had to manage each of these benefits directly with a broker or other. Has been a very position employee acquisition and retention feature for our small company of 50 employees. TriNet is not for you if you prefer to customize all of your employee benefits programs and other offerings. TriNet is one approach, and either you can make it work, or it may not be for you.
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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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TriNet
  • state final pay compliance - we have employees in every state and it is nice to be able to rely on the fact that we are always compliant when people leave
  • Leave administration - I love not having to manage employees leaves
  • VOE - I love that we could give away VOE's. Simply scan and send to TriNet
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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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TriNet
  • System can be challenging to navigate for employees with multiple nav options on left and upper areas or subjects are not easily related to what is in their mind; multiple handbooks and similar
  • Customer service has improved in the last year but there is still room for improvement. Some tickets/cases simply take way too long with little communication while open. Best improvement is putting more power in the hands of the front line.
  • Managing unusual circumstances with payroll
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
This is one stop shopping perse. They provide tools for Benefits and 401k. There reports are easy to read and the support given from Trinet support is awesome. Having everything in one place is best then having multiple places for things. Why change if things are working well? All the information is all there when needed.
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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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TriNet
Compared to other PEOs we have used, the TriNet platform is both powerful and user friendly. Both the employee and admin views are extremely easy to navigate and, with the exception of time off tracking, we only hear positive feedback from employees. Overall, it is a solid and versatile platform.
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Reliability and Availability
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
They used to be really good at this when I had a dedicated person. Now that it's a general customer service account, it's really gone downhill and I don't get responses at all sometimes
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Performance
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
Pages load at a speed that isn't too fast or too slow. I never have to wait long, but it's not instantaneous
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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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TriNet
We don't need to use the Customer Service features often, but when we do, the team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable about our needs. Once again, making our time in the system minimal allows us to focus on growing our business.
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
it's been awhile, but I recall them being helpful. I got through a lot of it and when I needed help, they can walk me through it over the phone. It's also pretty user friendly in general at a platform. I don't really know what else to type, but they came and helped me in person and also when there was something new, they came and talked to me. They have not done that since with the new model that I hate
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Online Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
Since this was already implemented. I have another employee briefly train me. Then Trinet rep gave me some training as needed for things that came up. For one payroll preview report I figured it could be done, but I had asked the rep to be sure. One important training was when there was an employee leaving the company.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
not applicable as I implementation was done 5 years ago and have no recollection of the details of the process. Above it says to skip question if not involved in the process but it will not allow me to skip it as it states explanation requitred thus making this process extremely frustrating.
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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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TriNet
TriNet worked with our smaller employee headcount and offered coverage for both the US and Canada. And we switched from Insperity because of the cost savings which were significant. I liked Insperity but TriNet has been an excellent firm to work with as well.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
I was not part of the process
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Scalability
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
Cause it can be used as mentioned for sites and departments. Or even if employees work out of state and not at the HQ the the employer. Trinet makes is easy to do for payroll in other states as well.
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Professional Services
Sage
No answers on this topic
TriNet
Not sure it was used or not as the implementation was completed before I started working for the company
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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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TriNet
  • I mainly used the ATS and I had to do a lot of extra work than other ATS's I have used in the past.
  • When hiring a candidate, transferring the information from the ATS to the HRIS is nil, there is a lot you have to manually put in, which can be very frustrating.
  • I like the way how I can upload a candidates resume seamlessly.
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