Sage People vs. Sparkrock

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage People
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
An extensible, configurable, and flexible global cloud HR and People solution, Sage People aims to empower HR to lead change. Built on Salesforce, Sage People enables business to flow by being inclusive, agile, and resilient, designing new ways of working, successfully competing for talent, and driving business transformation. It does this through automation, to elevate the work of their HR teams and the workforce, using actionable People insights to experiment and innovate, while…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 PeopleSparkrock
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage PeopleSparkrock
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequired$50,000 per installation
Additional Details
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Features
Sage PeopleSparkrock
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
7.1
3 Ratings
10% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.3.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)3.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
9.2
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Sparkrock
9.4
3 Ratings
26% above category average
Support for external payroll vendors9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
9.7
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Approval workflow10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
8.2
3 Ratings
1% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
9.8
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Report builder9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
9.0
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
New hire portal9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
8.5
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
7.8
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Performance plans8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
6.7
3 Ratings
14% below category average
Sparkrock
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking5.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
10.0
2 Ratings
32% 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 People
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.5
5 Ratings
16% 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 People
-
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 People
-
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 People
-
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 People
-
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 People
-
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 People
-
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 People
-
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 People
-
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 PeopleSparkrock
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage PeopleSparkrock
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
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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
  • Sage is highly flexible and configurable, allowing us to manage the variety of geographies and functional units in one platform.
  • Sage is highly customer focused, with great CSM support.
  • Sage People will be able to integrate with other Sage pillars such as Accounting and Payroll.
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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
  • Training manuals are not much useful. You always need a helping hand to move forward.
  • When you have to look up employees, we have to provide their job title which I feel is not an efficient way.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
We moved to Sage People from a 20+-year-old internally developed HR software. We also evaluated other HR software such as Kronos, SAP, and BambooHR. Ultimately, we chose Sage because of the extensive support they provided to us and the ability to customize to fit our organization's needs. We loved the fact that they were completely cloud-based and built on a reputable platform (Salesforce).
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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
  • Has significantly improved our team resources by having one system and set of processes, rather than managing duplicate entry in multiple systems
  • Has allowed us to finally have a process for ensuring we can approve, manage, track and report employee PTO liability in one system
  • Improved HR Data reporting and Data Analytics for both HR and for managers, so that we can make better people and business decisions
  • Better manager and employee experiences by eliminating paper based request forms and automating workflows
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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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ScreenShots

Sage People Screenshots

Screenshot of Reports on the matters that mean the most to the organization. Offers insights about a global workforce to suppot informed, data-driven business decisions with data that is always up to date.Screenshot of An employee self-service portal gives the workforce access to common HR tasks, such as managing personal and pay details, viewing company communications, and managing their time off.Screenshot of Sage People is used to manage time off, and track and manage planned and unplanned absences by team or by an individual.Screenshot of Locates future leaders, close skills gaps, and develops talent with a system for employees and managers to engage in conversations anytime, anywhere, with real-time feedback, instant recognition, flexible goal setting, and formal, flexible performance reviews.Screenshot of The Sage People mobile app is used to manage HR processes on-the-go.Screenshot of Sage People Payroll is a unified HR and Payroll system for UK and US teams, to provide an accurate, synced view of people costs.​

Sparkrock Screenshots

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