Sage HRMS vs. Zywave PlanAdvisor

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
PlanAdvisor
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Zywave in Milwaukee offers PlanAdvisor, a healthcare plan design toolkit and employee decision support tool so policyholders can better understand their costs and control their health care spending.N/A
Pricing
Sage HRMSZywave PlanAdvisor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRMSPlanAdvisor
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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Top Pros
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Features
Sage HRMSZywave PlanAdvisor
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration2.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings00 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
1.2
7 Ratings
148% below category average
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
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
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User Ratings
Sage HRMSZywave PlanAdvisor
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(10 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRMSZywave PlanAdvisor
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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Zywave
We utilize only one of the four components available because the other three are either too time consuming for what you get or just don't deliver what we need. The renewal estimator is the real star here and worth the cost of the tool (even if you don't use the other components, although we hope Zywave PlanAdvisor puts some money/time here to further develop them). It accurately projects renewals which help employers budget as they prepare for renewal. It is invaluable in our marketing and carrier negotiations because it is a an underwriting tool with the science and language that will speak to an underwriter... it's not a best guess, but accurate and respectable analytics.
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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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Zywave
  • Renewal projection - forecasting renewal rates is accurate and has been very beneficial to our clients and business.
  • Single period report is decent, but not as user friendly as we'd like it to be. It really only works with certain carriers.
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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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Zywave
  • Single Period Report: We hoped it would be like a "DMW lite" but it is only usable with a few carriers, and it's clunky/time consuming to use. We stopped using it.
  • Plan Modeler: It's a good idea, but we don't use it much. It needs more development and modeling options.
  • Plan Selector: It's a good idea, but it's too time consuming to add the info. If we could import it easily, we'd use it much more.
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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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Zywave
No answers on this topic
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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Zywave
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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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Zywave
  • The renewal estimator has helped us win new business!
  • The renewal estimator has successfully helped us with marketing and carrier negotiations, i.e., it holds weight with underwriters and is hard to argue against.
  • The renewal estimator has helped us prepare our clients for their upcoming renewal by forecasting cost changes well in advance so that there are no major shocks or surprises.
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