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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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Wants to replace a painful status reporting process. Has stated company, department, and team SMART goals. Wants to connect daily work to long term individual/team/department/organization goals. Is concerned about company culture and employee satisfaction. Wants to facilitate better communication and alignment without adding more meetings. Believes in the OKR method for planning and prioritizing work items to be done. Is digital. Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Creating plans, tracking progress, and logging potential problems on one page is very nice. The company dashboard allows colleagues to stay up to date on quarterly progress. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review User setup and management and team/department creation is not a trivial effort. Requires some deliberate planning. The deadlines for plans don't connect to the due dates for tasks in systems of record. That can get confusing when Asana says a task is due next week but Weekdone still has a due date of tomorrow. I'd love to see more contextual support for sections like employee feedback. Maybe a sentence or two suggesting feedback based on the report's weekly entry. If a person had three Problems and only one Progress, Weekdone could suggest some corrective action to make it easier for the management to mitigate problems before they get ugly. Read full review Support Rating
We have a lunch and learn session with Weekdone next week so they can share their tips and tricks for making the most out of the platform. Since we have been using the platform for a while already, this will be helpful so we can ensure we are making the most of the tool.
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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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Weekdone started as a pilot within a single team so we didn't have a formal evaluation and selection process. When the pilot was over, we had developed a skill and affinity for the tool with no clear objections, so no other tools were considered. Our process for regular evaluation of incumbent technology at renewal time asks us to consider the cost to value ratio and user adoption/satisfaction. I don't anticipate there being any reason to consider alternatives, other than the long term viability of small software companies.
Read full review Return on Investment 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 Read full review Using Weekdone has helped us meet our quarterly business objectives by tracking each employee's progress. We have been able to shift resources based on the progress tracked in Weekdone. If we find that a particular project is taking too long or costing too much, we are able to evaluate as needed. We were not able to see this as easily without Weekdone. Read full review ScreenShots