Sage HR vs. WorkForce Suite

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
WorkForce Suite
Score 4.4 out of 10
N/A
The WorkForce Suite, by WorkForce Software, is a mobile-first, cloud-based modern workforce management solution with integrated employee communications and collaboration capabilities. The WorkForce Suite aims to help global enterprise organizations optimize their labor, protect against compliance risks, and maximize productivity while building a highly engaged, resilient, and agile workforce.N/A
Pricing
Sage HRWorkForce Suite
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 HRWorkForce Suite
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
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Features
Sage HRWorkForce Suite
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
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data5.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history5.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration4.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management4.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.03 Ratings00 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
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Approval workflow6.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details1.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment1.36 Ratings00 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
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information7.18 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
1.0
5 Ratings
154% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets1.05 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
3.5
9 Ratings
73% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Report builder2.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports2.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.0
6 Ratings
1% above category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.05 Ratings00 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
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting4.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting4.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking2.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
4.6
6 Ratings
53% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Performance plans3.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking2.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders2.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.5
1 Ratings
17% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.01 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 HRWorkForce Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(10 ratings)
1.8
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRWorkForce Suite
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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WorkForce Software
EmpCenter is really well suited for companies with minimal variety in time keeping needs. Certainly somewhere that has fairly regular work schedules and operational needs the system would be programmed for and meet those needs quite well. I think they assert themselves as a product specifically for those more complex companies, and I believe it is one of a few products available for companies with many employee types and complex work schedule and pay needs, but because of those complexities each have their own specific customizations I feel it is difficult for the company to then manage the different products that end up existing. Each ends up being unique so applying large scale changes doesn't work well as something we may request and need if applied over EmpCenter in general may cause problems for another company. Therefore everything has to be done on an individual basis and is more time consuming and costly.
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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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WorkForce Software
  • A lot flexibility in configuration of the system
  • works well with other systems. We were able to collect data from another time system, Avaya phone systems and even a point of sale system with not a lot of difficulty.
  • They know their product and integration points. They were able to troubleshoot problems with hardware time collection devices quite quickly. We found the devices they sold to be quite durable.
  • Out of the box they have more reports than I would have anticipated. Creating new reports was sometimes a task if it was complex but there were usually similar reports you could use as a starter template
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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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WorkForce Software
  • Difficult to use
  • Retroactive adjustments must be made by an administrator
  • Delegation of duties must be done by an adminstrator
  • Data must be exported and then imported into pay system, does not support interface
  • Product has not changed or been updated in 4+ years
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
No answers on this topic
WorkForce Software
After spending close to 5 years to decide on which payroll product to acquire for our University, I cannot image we would switch now that we have it in 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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WorkForce Software
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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WorkForce Software
Extremely knowledgeable staff that truly care about our business processes
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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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WorkForce Software
EmpCenter is a new software to the company however, I only trained on the old software for a few months before EmpCenter was introduced. I think EmpCenter has a smoother data entry process and can run more in depth reports, but since this is the system I know best I cannot accurately compare it to previous software.
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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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WorkForce Software
  • EmpCenter has reduced the amount of time administrators are spending on payroll. Certainly it has made our entry to our pay system more efficient since we can simply load the data from the time keeping system and we are not collecting actual physical signatures and paper timesheets that must be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. The system does this for us and some automatic calculating of certain pay due that we were hand adding. However the feedback I am getting is that the supervisors feel their work has been increased greatly. They are spending more time correcting and approving time. Essentially the work we were doing in our central offices to review and correct time the supervisor must now do as they approve the time. We have now asked them to be more responsible for proper reporting and use which requires they know more about the rules and many different aspects of pay than they had before. We have employees who are union represented and get some benefits from the contract others do not receive, contract employees who have certain pay aspects in their contracts that must be known, as well as temporary employees and students who get very different pay from the other employees. While some things have been programmed for the system to know and handle, some things must be added to the time sheet to pay properly or the way time is reported is different (some clock out for lunch some don't) supervisors must now know these differences while that used to be a role that was more mine as an administrator. Now I just help them and audit and review.
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ScreenShots

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WorkForce Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of WorkForce HUB: More than just a dashboard, the WorkForce HUB provides an interactive control center for major actions and daily messages that matter most in a typical workday. Available on any device.Screenshot of WorkForce Absence and Leave Management: Manage all aspects of employee absence and leave with a single source of record that removes administrative overhead.Screenshot of WorkForce Time: Remove error-prone and labor-intensive manual time processes with automated global compliance and real-time visibility into workplace operations.Screenshot of WorkForce Assistant: Identifies and prioritizes urgent matters, such as potential compliance risks or labor attendance issues, and triggers predictive and proactive notifications that alert stakeholders when action is required.Screenshot of WorkForce Experience: Communication and collaboration channels, feedback and in-the-moment information gathering, micro-training, self-service, and access to critical work resources – optimizing employee experience while strengthening workplace bonds.Screenshot of WorkForce Scheduling: Gives employees a voice in how they are scheduled while maintaining compliance and meeting the business needs for every employee population.