Sage HRMS vs. UKG Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HRMS
Score 6.7 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
UKG Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
UKG delivers cloud-based HCM solutions including UKG Pro that help businesses simplify payroll computations, accelerate talent acquisition, manage time and attendance, and support proactive, strategic talent management on a global level.N/A
Pricing
Sage HRMSUKG Pro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRMSUKG Pro
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 HRMSUKG Pro
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Sage HRMS

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UKG Pro
Chose UKG Pro
We evaluated many different products and UKG stood out in terms of support and variety of products offered.
Chose UKG Pro
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) ran so much more smoothly than what we were previously using. Upgrades are great; however, I do find the new BI reporting package a little confusing. Still a great reporting tool. I believe UKG does care about their customers, and …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage HRMSUKG Pro
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
UKG Pro
8.3
803 Ratings
6% above category average
Employee demographic data8.08 Ratings8.8731 Ratings
Employment history8.09 Ratings8.7762 Ratings
Job profiles and administration1.49 Ratings8.6733 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.99 Ratings8.3721 Ratings
Organizational charting6.04 Ratings7.7643 Ratings
Organization and location management6.06 Ratings8.2656 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)1.37 Ratings8.1517 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
4.8
7 Ratings
50% below category average
UKG Pro
8.6
746 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation6.17 Ratings9.0709 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.04 Ratings8.2336 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment6.92 Ratings8.8231 Ratings
Benefit plan administration2.16 Ratings8.1643 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings9.3702 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management3.16 Ratings8.8573 Ratings
Reimbursement management3.27 Ratings8.057 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
UKG Pro
8.4
563 Ratings
4% above category average
Approval workflow1.36 Ratings8.8504 Ratings
Balance details1.37 Ratings8.4529 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment1.06 Ratings8.1434 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
UKG Pro
8.5
798 Ratings
5% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information4.28 Ratings8.8769 Ratings
Update personal information4.27 Ratings8.9776 Ratings
View company policy documentation1.16 Ratings8.5564 Ratings
Employee recognition6.04 Ratings7.4287 Ratings
View job history4.05 Ratings8.9759 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
2 Ratings
10% below category average
UKG Pro
8.5
189 Ratings
9% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.02 Ratings8.5189 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
3.7
8 Ratings
69% below category average
UKG Pro
7.7
734 Ratings
1% above category average
Report builder2.07 Ratings7.7714 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.28 Ratings7.9724 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.06 Ratings7.5495 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
4 Ratings
13% below category average
UKG Pro
8.6
557 Ratings
7% above category average
New hire portal7.04 Ratings8.6554 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.03 Ratings8.7444 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
UKG Pro
7.9
377 Ratings
3% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings8.1293 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.02 Ratings7.7359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings7.9251 Ratings
Performance tracking6.02 Ratings7.8333 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.8
5 Ratings
2% below category average
UKG Pro
8.1
465 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance plans9.03 Ratings7.8415 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.03 Ratings7.7326 Ratings
Review status tracking7.03 Ratings8.3436 Ratings
Review reminders8.04 Ratings8.3397 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.03 Ratings8.3337 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
8.5
1 Ratings
8% above category average
UKG Pro
8.4
187 Ratings
6% above category average
Create succession plans/pools9.01 Ratings8.5155 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings8.3164 Ratings
Candidate search8.01 Ratings8.4163 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings8.5152 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.6
3 Ratings
2% below category average
UKG Pro
8.5
456 Ratings
9% above category average
Job Requisition Management5.02 Ratings8.8434 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.23 Ratings9.1422 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.01 Ratings8.7333 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings8.8390 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.01 Ratings7.1323 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.02 Ratings8.6421 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings8.4388 Ratings
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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
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User Ratings
Sage HRMSUKG Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(10 ratings)
8.3
(928 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(194 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(188 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(74 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(331 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(492 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(87 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(202 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(86 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(76 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(65 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(93 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(55 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(48 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRMSUKG Pro
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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UKG
UKG did well when we had issues with employees working for both agencies. We called the Rapid Response Team, and they fixed those issues on their back end. Another example is with the Amended W-2 form; they gave us instructions to do it ourselves, but it was not working, and need to make phone calls to get help.
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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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UKG
  • UKG has an amazing support team to reach out to if assistance is needed
  • All add-ons of UKG Pro integrate seamlessly making it a powerful software program
  • UKG Pro is very configurable to meet the specific needs of companies
  • It is easy to use and navigate
  • The mobile app is loved by all employees and provides on-demand access
  • The Ultimate Community is amazing!! On-demand information on all products and how they are used. Connect with other companies that use UKG Pro and learn from each other.
  • The Learning Centre is also amazing!! Learning right at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
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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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UKG
  • As UKG is aware, the support for customers needs some improvement. As the recent changes to the staffing/support hierarchy take effect, I hope to see some relief to the current frustrations.
  • As the UKG Pro products evolve, they need to become more integrated and less segmented. Having to purchase multiple products that then need to coordinate for processing leads to issues.
  • As users, we have a lot of options for self-service and customization, but some simple fixes still require assistance from UKG support. Give us the power to help ourselves whenever possible.
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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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UKG
We are overall happy with UltiPro and it works well for our organization and we have plans to expand our usage of it even more so we will definitely be continuing with the product. We are thinking of adding the functionality for training and recruiting as well, which is an add-on product
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Usability
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
Mobile App: Really easy to use and its nice to have an HR software that actually has an mobile application to be able to enter time and to take care of everything with. Web App: The system is relatively easy to use with maybe a little training at the beginning if you have used another system. But the site is really easy to use and a lot better having everything under one roof
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Reliability and Availability
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
I've found Ultipro to be completely reliable. Outages are typically planned to occur on weekends and only once did I have connections issues connecting Citrix to the server where our environment was housed, but within the hour connection was restored. I think that's a pretty good track record, considering I've used the suite daily for over three years. Especially when processing payroll--say the internet goes down in the middle of you performing a task... Ultipro is able to recognize that a connection error occurred and quickly restores the process that was running, avoiding lost productivity.
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Performance
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
Normally UKG Pro loads quickly. We had been having major issues with reports running in a timely manner but recently they broke out our virtual server to another instance where is wasn't sharing resources and that seems to have helped reporting run more efficiently.
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Support Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
Support is quick to respond and helpful when you don't understand how to use or implement their response. They are great at following up and checking in as well as escalating cases when they are more urgent and need more attention.
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
I've been to a few in-person (hands on) training sessions and it is very similar to the online classes. You have the same reference material to look back on after the training. So regardless of in person training or online you really get the same thing.
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Online Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
Most of the online training was very generic (to be expected) but we had specific requirements for configuration that could have been better addressed with more individual sessions earlier on from our project team. However, we did finally begin booking training sessions with our implementation team which were recorded, and so provided additional information for how to correctly configure and test the system.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
Make sure you have all of your tax account information with all the states you are registered in available and that you are knowledgeable about the filing status, frequency, etc. We had some unique challenges with our state unemployment tax set up that I was not aware of and needed to be addressed prior to going live. Working with the state unemployment office can be a challenge.
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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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UKG
My experience with HRIS systems is limited to UKG Pro. It is the only HRIS I have worked with. I have worked with other systems that perform the tasks of some of its models and have found that when used with the various modules the overall experience with UKG is great. The ability to have all of the modules on the same platform makes the integration between UKG Pro and the modules great!
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Scalability
Sage
No answers on this topic
UKG
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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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UKG
  • We have increased our HR activities to 85% through UKG. OSHA and Leave need to be pulled in
  • Reduced from a 1000 pieces of pay statements to @ 10 per pay roll through Direct deposit and cash pay cards.
  • Onboarding signoffs have improved audit records for signed job descriptions, i-9 forms, hand book sign off and policy sign off
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ScreenShots

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