Sage HR vs. When I Work

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
When I Work
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
When I Work is a way for businesses to schedule, track time and attendance, and communicate with their hourly employees. The schedule and time clock is placed in every employee's pocket with When I Work's iOS and Android apps. It can be used to keep track of time off, employee availability, and manage shift swaps with a few clicks. When I Work integrates with payroll providers to streamline the process and avoid human error.
$2.50
per month per user
Pricing
Sage HRWhen I Work
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
Essentials
$2.50
per month per user
Essentials + Attendance
$4
per month per user
Pro
$5
per month per user
Pro + Attendance
$7
per month per user
Premium
$8
per month per user
Premium + Attendance
$10
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRWhen I Work
Free Trial
YesYes
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 HRWhen I Work
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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
When I Work
-
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 HRWhen I Work
Likelihood to Recommend
3.9
(11 ratings)
10.0
(25 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.7
(19 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRWhen I Work
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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When I Work
I recommend When I Work to those companies that are looking for a way to manage work schedules and want to increase the productivity of all employees. This is an important platform that would bring excellent results to small, medium and large companies. This is a constant monitoring system which allows employees to complete their tasks in the indicated time, When I Work sends automated alerts when an employee is not complying with their tasks and this allows us to know exactly the productivity we are having in each one of the sectors. It is an excellent platform for planning and administration of working hours, it has a very easy-to-use UI that allows schedules to be easily managed. Without a doubt, When I Work would be a perfect implementation for any sector or company, since it has a lot of potential to collect exact data on compliance with working hours.
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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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When I Work
  • When I Work allowed me to color-code each employee's schedule.
  • When I Work allowed me to show who was "off" during what time of day. This was essential for morale, as our event included 16-18 hour days, and I wanted to show that everyone had down time each day.
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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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When I Work
  • You cannot view inactive employees on the app.
  • When pulling up the schedule on the app, it defaults to Tuesday when the screen is done loading.
  • If you pull up an individual's schedule it removes your default settings. For example, I have mine set to just my store, but if I need to see an employee's schedule it resets those defaults. You're always looking at the last schedule you pulled up.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
No answers on this topic
When I Work
It's a powerful tool for employee management and intuitive to use.
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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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When I Work
While it's one of the better apps, my only complaint is the icon layout of the dash; mouseover sometimes doesn't work for my system.
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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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When I Work
Every time I contact When I Work staff with an issue, someone is there with a quick solution to my problem. I love the chat feature. I can continue to work on other things while the When I Work representative assists me.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
When I Work
Make certain your team knows how to turn off alerts and utilise the system.
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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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When I Work
When I Work seemed a bit easier to implement for our team and employees. When I Work had all the things we needed without a lot of the bells and whistles that we wouldn't really utilize. When I Work was also a bit more affordable for our budget. Overall, it was the better choice.
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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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When I Work
  • Has cut down on the time I spend scheduling.
  • Makes estimating payroll simple.
  • Is convenient for staff to use because they can utilize it on their own device.
  • Allows for messaging as well, which helps get the word out about numerous things, not just scheduling issues.
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ScreenShots

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