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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated.I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Employee demographic data
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Employment history
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Job profiles and administration
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Organizational charting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Organization and location management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Payroll Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.6
Pay calculation
SAP Core HR and Payroll
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Benefit plan administration
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Direct deposit files
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Reimbursement management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Leave and Attendance Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Approval workflow
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Balance details
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Annual carry-forward and encashment
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Employee Self Service

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View and generate pay and benefit information
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Update personal information
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View company policy documentation
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Employee recognition
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View job history
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Asset Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Tracking of all physical assets
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

HR Reporting

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Report builder
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Pre-built reports
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Ability to combine HR data with external data
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Onboarding

SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
New hire portal
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Manager tracking tools
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance and Goals

SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Corporate goal setting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Individual goal setting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Line-of sight-visibility
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance tracking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance plans
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance improvement plans
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review status tracking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review reminders
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Multiple review frequency
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Succession Planning

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Create succession plans/pools
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Candidate ranking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Candidate search
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Candidate development
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Recruiting / ATS

SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Job Requisition Management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Company Website Posting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Publish to Social Media
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Job Search Site Posting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Applicant Tracking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Notifications and Alerts
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Pros

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • It’s easy to use
  • The layout is organized
  • It is reliable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • HR Services. StratEx provides you a dedicated HR Services Account Manager. This person not only knows the intricacies of the HR software, but also supports all HR functions within the organization. Our StratEx HR Services Manager stays up-to-date on all laws and governmental guidance and provides support across our multi-location workforce.
  • Sales Experience. We sat through several proposals and demos from lots of companies (including the big players, like ADP, Ultimate, and Ceridian) and all of them were just completely useless. We often left with more questions than we had and we could get no answers--just the same corporate jargon. StratEx offered a different experience. A quick introductory call before we even started looking, and a low-pressure, friendly conversation where they really discovered who we are as a company and then proposed how they could meet our needs.
  • Software support. From the very beginning, the software support was out of this world. During implementation, I could pick up the phone and call one of two people who I had started building a relationship with. They knew me, our account, our practices --- everything. They waited until I told them I was ready to move to General Support. General Support isn't a bad thing! Our dedicated team of two specialized in implementation and they were released to go work on the next client. General Support is a dedicated group of three or four people who also know me and our practices. They are available when I need them to support any issues or changes that come up. StratEx's support is fantastic.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • The interface and graphic look and feel are not very modern.
  • Provide more intuitive and easier screens and functionality - Too many scroll bars.
  • Make messages back to users more descriptive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • I would like to see the reporting features expanded more. I can build custom reports, but I would love to be able to extract any data point I want to create reports I need.
  • Passive benefit enrollment. Currently, their system doesn't support the ability for employees to remain passively enrolled through each benefit enrollment period. Each year, every employee has to go into the system and re-enroll in benefit elections/deferrals. This isn't complicated for our company and requires extra work on our end.
  • I would like to see social functions built into the site. The site is already a platform many employees are in all the time, so instead of us looking for an intra-net or employee site provider, we could simply use StratEx if the option were available.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP is very intuitive to use and allows us to achieve our goals.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a company.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • Financial Savings. The costs of StratEx is based on company population and active employees. This saved us a lot of dollars we were able to invest elsewhere in the company. The idea of "we'll grow with you" is modeled here as StratEx's simple cost structure does, in fact, grow as you grow, so the expense for StratEx is relative.
  • The soft savings is also a big ROI. The amount of productivity recovered by bringing an HR system in-house gives us control and easy access. Further, the software is intuitive and user-friendly, which saves so much time.
  • The HR Support services also are an added layer or counsel and guidance on the many HR laws that surround companies these days.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP Core HR and Payroll

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

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