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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

UKG Ready

I have used many different HRIS systems and UKG Ready is a fairly robust tool. What sets UKG apart for us is their core values align with our own. We love their employee culture and know that trickles down to how we are supported as users of their software. We also appreciate the constant upgrade and really taking user feedback into account.
Sara Tilkens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Sage HR
8.6
UKG Ready
7.4
Employee demographic data
Sage HR
8.9
UKG Ready
8.6
Employment history
Sage HR
9.0
UKG Ready
7.6
Job profiles and administration
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.6
Organizational charting
Sage HR
8.8
UKG Ready
6.7
Organization and location management
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
6.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Sage HR
6.8
UKG Ready
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

Sage HR
9.0
UKG Ready
7.5
Approval workflow
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.7
Balance details
Sage HR
9.0
UKG Ready
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Sage HR
9.0
UKG Ready
7.4

Employee Self Service

Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
8.3
Update personal information
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
8.4
View company policy documentation
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.8
Employee recognition
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
View job history
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.5

Asset Management

Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.1

HR Reporting

Sage HR
8.2
UKG Ready
7.6
Report builder
Sage HR
8.2
UKG Ready
7.6
Pre-built reports
Sage HR
8.1
UKG Ready
7.6

Onboarding

Sage HR
8.1
UKG Ready
6.9
New hire portal
Sage HR
8.1
UKG Ready
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Sage HR
8.0
UKG Ready
6.8

Performance and Goals

Sage HR
8.8
UKG Ready
6.6
Corporate goal setting
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
Individual goal setting
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
6.6
Line-of sight-visibility
Sage HR
8.0
UKG Ready
Performance tracking
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
6.5

Performance Management

Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.1
Performance plans
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
6.9
Review status tracking
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.3
Review reminders
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
6.9

Succession Planning

Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
5.7
Create succession plans/pools
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
5.7
Candidate development
Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready

Payroll Management

Sage HR
UKG Ready
8.0
Pay calculation
Sage HR
UKG Ready
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.9
Benefit plan administration
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.8
Direct deposit files
Sage HR
UKG Ready
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.4

Recruiting / ATS

Sage HR
UKG Ready
6.8
Job Requisition Management
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.0
Company Website Posting
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Sage HR
UKG Ready
6.1
Job Search Site Posting
Sage HR
UKG Ready
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Sage HR
UKG Ready
6.6
Applicant Tracking
Sage HR
UKG Ready
6.8
Notifications and Alerts
Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.4

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

UKG Ready

  • Streamlines the process between HR and payroll. Each team can quickly see and share information.
  • Our entire hospital team can use the system and it's easy to provide trouble shooting support to our teams.
  • Appearance -The system is easy to use and attractive for users.
  • The payroll process specifically is very well laid out.
  • Communication! UKG has really stepped up on communication and training especially around tax related deadlines.
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

UKG Ready

  • It's pretty complex and if one thing is missing it can quickly throw something off. Something as simple as a new position or a pay code can throw off everything if entered incorrectly. There are so many steps associated with these things it can easily be missed.
  • The HR processes seem to be pretty lengthy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 11 answers
We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
Mike Tynes | 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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.9
Based on 42 answers
Somethings are very easy to do, however somethings are very clunky. For many things such as time change requests and approvals it would be nice to see the timesheet as you are making the request rather than having to remember what was on there. It does require a general technical base that some of our bus and custodial staff do not have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.3
Based on 4 answers
The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 14 answers
We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
Mary Quade | 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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.7
Based on 123 answers
The support received varies. In most instances, I have been contacted same day by support to get the issue resolved, but there was one instance where I was not contacted for over a week and then when I was finally contacted, the assistance received was lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.3
Based on 2 answers
Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.6
Based on 11 answers
Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
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

UKG Ready

Our organization was a long-time user of UKG Telestaff and we found that the ADT payroll services did not integrate easily for payroll processing and management. The success we experienced with UKG Telestaff (formerly Kronos) made the decision easy to continue with their products when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. The integration did not come without issues by any means, however, the build and integration teams (on both sides) were able to cooperate and work through all the problems encountered.
Troy Valenzuela | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sage HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.3
Based on 2 answers
Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
Aaron Ward | 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

UKG Ready

  • Positive: We have had better reporting with UKG Ready
  • Negative: We still have no benefit integration with our external benefit administrator after 2 years on the WFR Platform. The first attempt that took 2 years failed and now UKG wants us to pay for a single directional integration. This has cost excessive staff hours for manual intervention.
  • Negative: Any payroll adjustment requirements are not easy and the UKG Process is outdated. We recently had a payroll issue and were forced to issue a 2nd payroll but the payroll was delayed because UKG cannot (will not) process the same day. This is unacceptable and since Kronos and Ultimate Software merged, Ultimate software was able to process same day as are many other payroll companies that do not have as much power as UKG does.
  • Positive: We are able to use position management for better budgeting. There could be some upgrades to this module, but it does do what was promised.
  • Negative: Quarterly and year-end closeouts are 3rd business days which is not always possible. Very inflexible in regards to this. Even when it is done timely we get random notices and charges that it was not done even though we can prove it was.
  • Positive: It appears customer service is getting better. We struggled at first, but lately, it seems better.
Jennifer O'Brien | 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

UKG Ready

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

UKG Ready Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage HR
9.0
UKG Ready
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Sage HR
UKG Ready
9.0

Usability

Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Sage HR
UKG Ready
9.3

Performance

Sage HR
UKG Ready
9.0

Support Rating

Sage HR
9.1
UKG Ready
7.7

In-Person Training

Sage HR
UKG Ready
7.0

Online Training

Sage HR
UKG Ready
8.3

Implementation Rating

Sage HR
UKG Ready
6.6

Scalability

Sage HR
UKG Ready
9.3

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