Sage HRMS vs. SumTotal Talent Development

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HRMS
Score 6.1 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
SumTotal Talent Development
Score 7.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
The SumTotal Core Platform (formerly elixHR) is a human resource information system (HRIS) integrable with the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite of software: SumTotal (LMS), and the SumTotal Work workforce management and payroll system. All SumTotal software is now offered and supported by Skillsoft since the October 2014 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
Sage HRMSSumTotal Talent Development
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
Sage HRMSSumTotal Talent Development
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Sage HRMSSumTotal Talent Development
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage HRMSSumTotal Talent Development
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
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
1 Ratings
122% below category average
Employee demographic data8.08 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employment history8.09 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration1.49 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.89 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organizational charting6.04 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management6.06 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)1.37 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
4.8
7 Ratings
50% below category average
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
1 Ratings
83% below category average
Pay calculation6.17 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.04 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration2.16 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management3.16 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
1.3
7 Ratings
144% below category average
SumTotal Talent Development
6.7
3 Ratings
18% below category average
Approval workflow1.46 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Balance details1.47 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment1.06 Ratings3.01 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
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
1 Ratings
92% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information4.28 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Update personal information4.37 Ratings2.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation1.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history4.05 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
2 Ratings
10% below category average
SumTotal Talent Development
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
3.8
8 Ratings
66% below category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.2
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Report builder2.07 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.38 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
4 Ratings
13% below category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal7.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.03 Ratings8.52 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
SumTotal Talent Development
8.8
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking6.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.8
5 Ratings
2% below category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.03 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Review status tracking7.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review reminders8.04 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
8.5
1 Ratings
8% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search8.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.6
3 Ratings
2% below category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Job Requisition Management5.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.23 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.01 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage HRMSSumTotal Talent Development
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(10 ratings)
7.5
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRMSSumTotal Talent Development
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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SumTotal
Very good for learning and development and training of employees. For Applicant tracking, recuirement, onboarding, and enablement, I prefer SAP SuccessFactors or Skillate. I also found that the SumTotal app is not very friendly on android and crashes sometimes and it is not optimized for mobile. Hence I end up never 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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SumTotal
  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
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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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SumTotal
  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
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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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SumTotal
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
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Usability
Sage
No answers on this topic
SumTotal
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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Support Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
SumTotal
We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
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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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SumTotal
When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
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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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SumTotal
  • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
  • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
  • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
  • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
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ScreenShots

SumTotal Talent Development Screenshots

Screenshot of SumTotal Learning Management: Deliver the learning your organization needs including skilling/upskilling/reskilling, career planning & development. All delivered with our engaging learner experience across all modalities (desktop, tablet & mobile) and in the flow of workScreenshot of SumTotal Onboarding: Foster learning before day one with our robust onboarding solution. Build culture, complete necessary paperwork and begin the path to productivity for all your new and returning employees.Screenshot of SumTotal Performance: Performance management that meets the needs of today’s forward-thinking organizations. Align the goals and performance of your entire workforce with those of the broader organization for better business outcomes.Screenshot of SumTotal Succession: Make succession planning an organizational strength. SumTotal allows you to better understand your workforce now and better plan for your future with our intuitive succession planning tools.Screenshot of SumTotal Recruiting: A modern recruiting solution that delivers a powerful candidate experience, recruiter productivity, job matching and internal mobility.Screenshot of SumTotal Compensation: SumTotal makes compensation planning easier and less time consuming. Build a pay for performance culture that meets your organizations goals and objectives while keeping you competitive in the ever-changing marketplace.