Sage People vs. symplr Talent Management Solutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage People
Score 8.6 out of 10
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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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
Score 7.3 out of 10
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symplr acquired HealthcareSource in July, 2021. The former HealthcareSource now forms the foundation fo the symplr talent management suite.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
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Features
Sage Peoplesymplr Talent Management Solutions
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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
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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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
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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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
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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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
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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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
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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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
9.2
2 Ratings
23% above category average
New hire portal9.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.03 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings10.01 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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
8.1
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Corporate goal setting8.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.03 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
7.8
3 Ratings
2% below category average
symplr Talent Management Solutions
9.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Performance plans8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Review status tracking9.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Review reminders7.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
symplr Talent Management Solutions
6.5
2 Ratings
10% below category average
Create succession plans/pools8.22 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Candidate search8.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Candidate development7.82 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
6.7
3 Ratings
16% below category average
symplr Talent Management Solutions
6.8
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.03 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.03 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.42 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.22 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.12 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking5.62 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.02 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage People
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symplr Talent Management Solutions
8.4
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage Peoplesymplr Talent Management Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
6.1
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage Peoplesymplr Talent Management Solutions
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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symplr
If their HRIS system holds all their data - employees, supervisors, positions then HealthcareSource can really take advantage of that data and save you a lot of time. We looked at a lot of systems and one of our needs was both Applicant Tracking and Performance Management and these systems work very well together. Other systems we looked at didn't have all our most needed features - we needed a vendor that could do both, integrate with our HRIS, report back data in a customizable fashion, and be user friendly. Some systems listed the features but during the demo and product reference calls we found they didn't perform as advertised. Some had reporting but the reporting was missing key data or didn't export in a data friendly manner. We have found HealthcareSource to be not only "pretty" - aka user friendly/non-cluttered but also had the engine under the hood as well that met our data analyst needs.
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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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symplr
  • When any company implements a new program they have specific needs that they want customized for them. Healthcare source did a great job providing excellent customer service to our HR and IT professionals working behind the scenes to help us maximize the programs potential at our organization. They did not limit us to any standard uses or prohibit us from reaching our internal goals. Some examples include specialized reports, data uploads of employee data and time frames for our annual reviews.
  • They provided us with training and retraining and more training on using the system. This included training new members of our team when we had turnover in HR and inviting us to conferences and webcasts regularly.
  • The presentation of the software was very appealing and that may seem small but it really helps appeal to the employees that use it for their reviews.
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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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symplr
  • To allow our team members choice, we offer training as either/or. The current system does not record either/or completions
  • To end enrollment of new hires for training at a set date, requires also ending the training of all those not yet completed.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
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symplr
Looking back we can say that every year we used Performance Manager and other products too like HeathcareSource's Compensation and Position Manager we saw the ease of use for employees and HR staff members increase, we saw employees getting more comfortable with the product and HR Staff getting better at expressing their needs to the HealthcareSource team and this made us want to stay with the same company, when things are getting better each year we know we are in the right place.
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Usability
Sage
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symplr
The product is very intuitive to the end users and our online documentation seems sufficient to train our new employees.
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Support Rating
Sage
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symplr
On the previous rating scale, I kept thinking "it depends". If I know it's an easy question or easy fix, the response is super fast. If I know I am asking something complex, custom or I just know it's not going to be able to be answered by 1st tier, it can take some time. I have worked on these issues with them (they are all very nice) I do now have avenues for finding things out from one person. We had one issue where we had a major problem and it required a software patch and their support team worked throughout the weekend to create, QA, and deliver the patch as promised. I was very impressed
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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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symplr
Both Health Stream and Healthcare Source have to-do lists, completion lists, and tracking. However, the functionality of Healthcare Source is far superior to HealthStream. The notifications are much better and helpful. The tracking on Healthcare Source is easy to use and see. Overall the interface in Healthcare Source is more intuitive.
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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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symplr
  • NetLearning has increased our nursing CEU credits with the most efficiency. Now nurses can take courses on NetLearning and have it track their hours.
  • On a compliance standpoint, NetLearning has benefited us when we are being audited and we have to show what trainings or classes an employee has made. Also, to make sure that their certifications are up to date.
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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.​