Sage HRMS vs. Square Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HRMS
Score 6.9 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
Square Payroll
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.N/A
Pricing
Sage HRMSSquare Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRMSSquare Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Sage HRMSSquare Payroll
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage HRMSSquare Payroll
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
Square Payroll
-
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.)1.37 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
Square Payroll
7.8
6 Ratings
6% below category average
Pay calculation6.17 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.04 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment6.92 Ratings4.44 Ratings
Benefit plan administration2.16 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management3.16 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Reimbursement management3.27 Ratings7.85 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
Square Payroll
-
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
Square Payroll
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information4.28 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
Square Payroll
-
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
Square Payroll
-
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
13% below category average
Square Payroll
-
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
Square Payroll
-
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
Square Payroll
-
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
8% above category average
Square Payroll
-
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
Square Payroll
-
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
Best Alternatives
Sage HRMSSquare Payroll
Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.3 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Sage HRMSSquare Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(10 ratings)
4.7
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRMSSquare Payroll
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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Block, Inc (Square)
Square is an amazing platform to have total control over the payroll of all the employees of a company or a specific sector. This platform has a very good functionality to collect exact information on how long each employee works, that is one of its most outstanding characteristics, because it monitors work schedules and overtime and generates detailed reports on the work time of each employee. Square does not allow to schedule payments, that is one of the main problems, however, I consider that it is a very good option for small and medium-sized companies that are looking for a way to have more exact administrative control over the working hours of all their employees. It is a software that works in the cloud, so all the work information that is collected will remain safe without any risk of loss.
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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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Block, Inc (Square)
  • 1099 contractor payments are easy, and they provide you with the IRS filing as part of the service.
  • Direct deposit/debit from your already connected account to the employee.
  • Reporting and management features are simple yet inclusive.
  • Low cost compared to alternative solutions.
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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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Block, Inc (Square)
  • It's a bit pricey for larger companies at $5 per person paid per month.
  • Has a bit of a learning curve that seems steeper than necessary
  • reports can be confusing at first
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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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Block, Inc (Square)
No answers on this topic
Usability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Block, Inc (Square)
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
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Support Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
Block, Inc (Square)
I think they have quick and helpful customer service reps, however, I give them a 9 because I have had to wait on hold for long periods of time before.
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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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Block, Inc (Square)
I liked patriot, but I found it to be more confusing than Square and took me too much time to setup. I setup Square Payroll in about an hour. I would also say the Square interface made more sense to me. I also like how Square offers more things like benefits, etc. that can be added on.
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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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Block, Inc (Square)
  • Square Payroll has dramatically reduced the time it takes to process payroll.
  • We could have a faster payroll with the Square POS integration for commission, but that is not something we've implemented yet.
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