Sage HRMS vs. Sparkrock

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HRMS
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Sage HRMS is an HR management solution that integrates payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee self-service, and analytics capabilities.N/A
Sparkrock
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sparkrock’s cloud-enabled solution helps organizations manage their finance and accounting, human resources and payroll, human services case management, and donor and fundraising activities. According to the vendor, key benefits and features include: Finance Management with capabilities to help organizations increase transparency and reduce risk. Workforce Management to help front-line employees deliver services to clients, with tools that help them to be…N/A
Pricing
Sage HRMSSparkrock
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRMSSparkrock
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$50,000 per installation
Additional Details
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Features
Sage HRMSSparkrock
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
5.5
9 Ratings
35% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration1.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)1.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
4.8
7 Ratings
50% below category average
Sparkrock
9.4
3 Ratings
26% above category average
Pay calculation6.17 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration2.16 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management3.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management3.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
1.2
7 Ratings
148% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Approval workflow1.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details1.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment1.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
3.9
8 Ratings
70% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information4.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information4.27 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation1.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history4.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
2 Ratings
10% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
3.7
8 Ratings
69% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Report builder2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
4 Ratings
14% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
New hire portal7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.3
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.8
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
8.5
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.6
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
10.0
2 Ratings
31% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.5
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.0
4 Ratings
25% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
8.8
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.6
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.4
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.6
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage HRMSSparkrock
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(10 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRMSSparkrock
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage HRMS is a software that fits in all organizations whether small or large and this makes it the most suitable HR solution as it will help you manage your workforce even if it may appear small. The software has analytics and reporting tools that are applicable in performance management where you will use them in assessing the productivity of your employees and plan on how to improve further as a workforce. It further helps in employee on-boarding, payroll management, and talent management
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Sparkrock
For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
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Pros
Sage
  • Ability to see history (like job history) easily at a glance.
  • Ability to make changes easily.
  • Organizing info in the employee record.
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Sparkrock
  • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
  • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
  • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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Cons
Sage
  • We changed our chart of accounts. The system does not allow you to change the numbering format, so we had to start over with new databases.
  • The tax return portion of the software does not file local taxes. We would definitely like to see this functionality in the future.
  • The payroll piece does not handle complicated move up and move downs for union pay. This could definitely be improved upon.
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Sparkrock
  • Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
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Sparkrock
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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Usability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Sparkrock
Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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Support Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
Sparkrock
Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
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Sparkrock
  • Real-time data that is available at our fingertips
  • Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time
  • Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • there can be a high ROI when processing payroll in house compared to outsourced. Not to mention the flexibility you gain.
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Sparkrock
  • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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