Sage People vs. Submittable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage People
Score 8.6 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
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Submittable offers tools to launch, measure, and grow social impact programs, locally and globally. From grants and scholarships to awards and CSR programs, Submittable partners with users to make a difference. The vendor states Submittable has supported over 95,000 social impact programs, receiving nearly 20 million applications, and that teams save an average of 12 hours per week and launch in an average of 14 days.
$10,000
per year
Pricing
Sage PeopleSubmittable
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage PeopleSubmittable
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Sage PeopleSubmittable
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
Submittable
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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
13% above category average
Submittable
-
Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 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
Submittable
-
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
Submittable
-
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
Submittable
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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
11% above category average
Submittable
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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
Submittable
-
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
Submittable
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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
Submittable
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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
16% below category average
Submittable
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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
Best Alternatives
Sage PeopleSubmittable
Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Blackbaud Grantmaking
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
MIP Fund Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
Workday Financial Management
Workday Financial Management
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Sage PeopleSubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(83 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(79 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage PeopleSubmittable
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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Submittable
Submittable is great for grant management, grantmaking, and scholarship awards. It's a very useful tool also when there are multiple reviewers and committees involved in the assessment of the application. The table feature is helpful, but to download the information in a usable report is a pain. Overall a very useful tool for funding.
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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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Submittable
  • Form-logic: Allows application forms to adjust based on answers to crucial questions (if-then-else) so that all applications don't have to see extended questions that may not apply to them or their situation.
  • Messaging Platform: This platform allows interactions with applicants or internal review teams to be associated with the specific submission, allowing for an easier, complete view of an application being considered and as an audit trail.
  • Good Voting/Polling Management: It makes it easier to record the latest vote/feedback from assigned team members and allows customization of the vote/feedback review as a form. It also summarizes the votes for easy review in a submissions dashboard view.
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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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Submittable
  • We are some of the earliest users of employee volunteerism, so there have been some things to work out. However, because of that, we've gotten a lot of one-on-one support to help make minor tweaks to the system in a way that works for us.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We use this software annually to help with our grant processes. Without it, I'd be so lost! Our team relies on the data from our past years to sift applications and we try to prioritize those who have applied and been a finalist but perhaps didn't win in years prior
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Usability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
A submittable requires a great deal of thought to set up. It would be best if you really did an outline and flowcharting. Once you have a detailed plan and set up the system, you have to think of the process that you would manually do step-by-step to deal with the what-ifs; it’s beautiful. The ability to Clone events is invaluable. The onboarding can be complex, but the ease of use afterward is worth it.
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Reliability and Availability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have thankfully never experienced an outage nor been affected by a technology issue on Submittable's side that has delayed our grant process. We have instead been able to distribute over $6M in donated dollars to AAPI small business owners because Submittable is trustworthy and available
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Performance
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We've had a quick and efficient submittable experience that has always been easy to use. When we need a report it downloads within seconds, even the larger reports are 30 seconds or less to download. Pages are quick to load and reports complete in a more than reasonable time frame
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Support Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I think that they are good at answering our questions and solving our problems. We occasionally get reports from applicants about problems the Submittable team has not solved, but I do not know what the applicant has done to get the problem solved.
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have been using this for many years but my memory is that we had a
human walk us through how to use basic features. We also used the
resource library to learn about specific topics or issues as they came
up.
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Online Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
10/10 because we were able to meet virtually and still get all of our questions answered! Online was effective too because we could easily record the sessions and review them later. Since we had to onboard our reviewers virtually, it was actually convenient that this was the same method we learned how to use the entire program virtually too.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I would say, provide Submittable as much detailed information on your planned use of the platform and your desires with the platform as possible, and the implementation will be tailored to accommodate your organization with minimal lag time and issues/problems.
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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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Submittable
Submittable isn't in the same league as these other platforms. It's trying to get there but it's been a rocky road. Neither customer support nor the account people we've dealt with at Submittable seem particularly knowledgeable about how the product actually works for foundations and can't provide detailed recommendations for how to use the product more effectively. The decision to use Submittable was made before I came on board. We are moving to another platform next year, probably SmartSimple.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
As I said earlier, it is frustrating when new features are introduced and we hear about them on the quarterly check-ins, only to find they come at an additional cost. I think new featured should be grandfathered into existing contracts and then renegotiated.
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Scalability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We were happy to use this for many projects, but sometimes it can be hard to filter for a specific applicant and see how many of our projects and grants they have applied to without filtering by project. We're also hoping to have the feature added where reviewers can only see one project at a time if they don't have clearance to view all of the projects
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Professional Services
Sage
No answers on this topic
Submittable
Very professional
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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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Submittable
  • Time is money! Submittable has eliminated many tasks I used to do manually, thus freeing my time for other work.
  • Decreased support calls and emails from applicants- Our applicants are able to successfully access and apply for our grants.
  • No internal IT support needed to use this platform. That team is able to focus on their larger business projects and needs.
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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.​