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Score 6.4 out of 100

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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Score 4.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sapling HR

I think for specific use cases it makes a lot of sense- I would blindly recommend it to anyone- I think it serves a purposes- has areas of growth potential and does some things well. So I'd want to spend some time understanding the users needs before recommending. That said- for a team that is locked into ADP I think it serves a great purpose as ADP is very non-user friendly for the average employee. And for a team that needs some workflows more automated because they don't have people to manage process, it is really helpful.
Adrienne Barnard | 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

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.8
Employee demographic data
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Employment history
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Organization and location management
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0

Payroll Management

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.6
Pay calculation
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Direct deposit files
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.7
Approval workflow
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Balance details
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0

Employee Self Service

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Update personal information
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
View company policy documentation
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
2.0

Asset Management

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0

HR Reporting

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.7
Report builder
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Pre-built reports
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
1.0

Onboarding

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.5
New hire portal
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.9
Job Requisition Management
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Company Website Posting
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Publish to Social Media
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.0
Applicant Tracking
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Notifications and Alerts
Sapling HR
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0

Pros

Sapling HR

  • Organized documents.
  • Ability to DocuSign.
  • Email intra and inter.
Michelle Thornton | 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

Sapling HR

  • Though the system is easy to use and set up, getting in contact with a customer support representative can take some time.
  • As highly customizable as it is, there are some features that you cannot change or bypass.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Usability

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 6.4
Based on 1 answer
To use this system you need to buy several add-ons. If add-ons do not fit your business model you will have to access platforms from different companies. The system is not easy to use for onboarding. Candidates cannot change and update settings. To use the system a person must click in the correct spots. If not it leads you someplace else. Then you have to start clicking all over again.
Michelle Thornton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Sapling HR helps my HR team keep track of our personal information like contact information or t-shirt sizes (who doesn't like free shirts), as well as helping new hires onboard. I think it's super simple to use and keeps everything pretty nicely organized.
Danny Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sapling HR

Very very similar- it is not worth switching from one to the other unless you want to have payroll in the same tool
Adrienne Barnard | 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

Sapling HR

  • We were able to get the system implemented very quickly, which was of great importance to us as we were undergoing rapid growth.
  • The system has helped us keep and stay organized and allowed team members to work collaboratively to get tasks done. Many of these tasks were previously managed with various spreadsheets and other trackers that were quickly becoming unmanageable.
  • Sapling has greatly decreased the time we needed to onboard and employee and has prevented many errors.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Screenshots

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Pricing Details

Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR
6.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Usability

Sapling HR
6.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Support Rating

Sapling HR
6.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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