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40 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage People ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Leave and Attendance Management, Onboarding
  • Zoho People ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Employee Self Service, Performance Management
  • Sage People and Zoho People are tied in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.1

Sage People

71%
9.0

Zoho People

90%
Sage People ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Employment history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

3.3
33%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

3.1
31%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

9.2

Sage People

92%

Zoho People

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

Support for external payroll vendors

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.7

Sage People

97%
8.7

Zoho People

87%
Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Balance details

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.2

Sage People

82%
8.9

Zoho People

89%
Sage People ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

View company policy documentation

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Employee recognition

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

9.8

Sage People

98%

Zoho People

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

9.0

Sage People

90%
8.3

Zoho People

83%
Sage People ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
6 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.5

Sage People

85%

Zoho People

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage People ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.8

Sage People

78%
7.9

Zoho People

79%
Sage People ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
7 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.0

Sage People

80%

Zoho People

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage People ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.2
82%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.8
78%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.7

Sage People

67%
6.7

Zoho People

67%
Sage People ranks higher in 6/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

2.1
21%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

5.6
56%
2 Ratings
6.7
67%
5 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Zoho People is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Sage People

80%
3 Ratings
8.7

Zoho People

87%
8 Ratings

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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Zoho

Zoho People is well suitable in both Remote & work location setups, It will reduce the time for senior management to track their attendance and other activities. It helps a lot in getting the info of their colleagues. Able to request for leave and get approval at the same place and the interesting thing is no need to note it down as it will automatically fall to the respective employee's attendance tracker. It is well useful in remote settings. This is the problem we faced and Zoho People is the solution for us.
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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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Zoho

  • Zoho People is an exceptional software to improve the effectiveness of your team's communication.
  • Easy check-in for my team, Seamless Trackers for Leave, Time, Attendance, Performance.
  • Compensation and many others.
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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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Zoho

  • Customer Support- Occasionally support response to questions can take a bit to get to the root issue, which can be frustrating from the technical side of running the system. However, the 24/7 availability is great.
  • Onboarding Features- Could use some improvements. Not as expansive as other Zoho People features.
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Pricing Details

Sage People

Starting Price

$11 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Sage People editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Please contact us for pricing.

    Zoho People

    Starting Price

    $1.25 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Zoho People editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Essential HR$1.50 ($1.25)1
    Professional$2.50 ($2.00)2
    Premium$3.50 ($3.00)3
    Enterprise$5.00 ($4.50)4
    People Plus$10.00 ($9.00)5

    Footnotes

    1. monthly (annually)
    2. monthly (annually)
    3. monthly (annually)
    4. monthly (annually)
    5. monthly (annually)

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    Zoho

    We only use Zoho People because it is part of our Zoho One suite. We originally used Zenefits, which was great for hiring/onboarding, and we currently use Employee Navigator to manage benefits and PTO, which is much easier to use than Zoho People. As of now, Zoho People is very buggy when it comes to managing PTO and there is currently no real benefits management or onboarding process that's easy to use.
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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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    Zoho

    • For us, the time/attendance tracking function of Zoho People has done a lot to increase accountability for scheduling and attendance. Since we are a volunteer staff, scheduling can be difficult, and this has made it so much easier to quantify and track everyone's weekly time commitments.
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