syncHR vs. Vibe HCM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
syncHR
Score 6.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SyncHR headquartered in Oakland, California offers their eponymous platform for HR management, benefits and payroll.N/A
Vibe HCM
Score 7.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Vibe HCM is a a personalized, social HRMS, talent management and employee collaboration suite. Specialties include: HR Technology, Systems of Engagement, Onboarding, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Payroll, Talent, Social, Employee Communications, Workforce Metrics, HR Service Delivery, and Software-As-A-Service. Vibe HCM integrates with legacy HRMS systems such as ADP Enterprise and Peoplesoft. It also integrates with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle and Lawson.
$0
Per User per Month
Pricing
syncHRVibe HCM
Editions & Modules
syncHR v5.9
Varies
Per User per Month
Vibe HCM Suite
Per User per Month
Vibe HCM ERP Connector
Vibe HCM Payroll Connector
Vibe Onboarding
Vibe Social Intranet
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
syncHRVibe HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredRequired
Additional DetailsSyncHR charges a one-time implementation fee plus a PEPM fee. All charges are based on employer size and complexity.We offer our products as a comprehensive suite, or on a modular basis as our clients' needs, priorities and budgets dictate. Our clients do not need to do a full "rip and replace" of current systems that are working to deploy Vibe HCM. We can seamlessly integrate with existing technologies, providing a highly engaging "one-stop-shop" / unification platform.
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Features
syncHRVibe HCM
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
9.4
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
7 Ratings
22% above category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Employment history10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Organizational charting10.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Organization and location management10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
9.4
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
4 Ratings
21% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Approval workflow9.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Balance details9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
9.2
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
8 Ratings
20% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Employee recognition8.01 Ratings10.05 Ratings
View job history9.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
8 Ratings
26% above category average
Report builder10.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Pre-built reports10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data10.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
New hire portal10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
8.4
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Performance plans9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review status tracking8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
8.9
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Vibe HCM
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
syncHR
-
Ratings
Vibe HCM
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
syncHRVibe HCM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
syncHRVibe HCM
Likelihood to Recommend
SyncHR
syncHR is designed for mid to large size companies, typically 200-2000 employees. Any organization that has a strong reporting need and/or a complicated payroll process could benefit from the unique features built into the platform
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Vibe HCM
It is best suited for companies that want their HR function streamlined and automated. It's also suited for companies that want their employees to engage more and collaborate on the same platform.
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Pros
SyncHR
  • Automated retroactive change processing and mid-period rate changes – completely automated with no manual intervention needed - If you ever need to give someone a merit increase and make it retroactive or if an employee is entitled to enroll in health benefits on their first day employment but has 30 days to enroll, syncHR will automatically handles these retro changes.
  • A single application designed from the ground up that gives equal weight to HR, payroll, and benefit functions - syncHR is designed as a true unified solution with no back-end mainframes or separate front-ends vs backends. Everything is processed real-time in the cloud which has eliminated all discrepancies.
  • Customer Service - syncHR provides a designated account manager as your single point of contact. Since the The StaffWell Group is a 24/7 business, I needed a company that was available when I needed them. syncHR delivered with 24/7 emergency support.
  • Event-driven employee self service - Other systems we have used rely on employees to make the correct choices as to what is required when completing an employee initiated transaction. With syncHR, the system always directs the employee to the next step reducing both errors and calls to our support staff. I believe this is also the reason why we had a 40% increase in the adoption of ESS.
  • Dynamic Security & Workflows - syncHR has no static pages which allows security and workflows to be updated automatically whenever a change is made. This has virtually eliminated the time and effort required from HR to manually update workflows to the correct personnel.
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Vibe HCM
  • Vibe HCM is highly configurable. That flexibility is extremely useful.
  • The portal pages create a friendly user experience that aids in adoption.
  • Vibe takes action on change requests and enhancements quickly.
  • The number of employee self-service options allow for easy colleague use.
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Cons
SyncHR
  • Learning Management System- syncHR currently does not offer an LMS system. They only track and report training dates, licenses and certifications.
  • Although syncHR is a global solution it is somewhat limited to tracking employee headcount, HR documents, paperless on boarding and benefit information. There is no international payroll option like the one they provide for domestic employees. Although the system can handle multiple languages and currencies, I would like to see a global payroll option.
  • Succession Planning - syncHR provides little functionality for succession planning. The system can track budgets vs actuals, goals and ratings but does not offer a true succession planning module
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Vibe HCM
  • Any areas of opportunity are discussed and addressed. They are incredibly open to suggestions and have an overall attitude of continuous improvement. No possibility goes unexplored.
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Usability
SyncHR
Overall the system is very easy to navigate but more importantly my employees find it so easy to use. The percentage of employees who now use ESS went up by 40%
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Vibe HCM
It works just as advertised! Not always the case with solutions. Flexible and configurable!
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Performance
SyncHR
No answers on this topic
Vibe HCM
World class service and support! Second to none!
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Support Rating
SyncHR
Whenever we need support our designated account manager is there to provide answers for us. If she doesn't have or know the answer, additional support is provided via a service matter expert in that field. Support hours are 24/7
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Vibe HCM
The customer support team is responsive and always available for solving technical or implementation issues that may arise from clients.
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Online Training
SyncHR
Training was very well done and thorough
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Vibe HCM
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
SyncHR
During the first few weeks of implementation it is important to have all key members participate in meetings. Finance, HR, Payroll and Benefits should be involved from the early stages to ensure that the solution is designed to meet your specific requirements. Since syncHR personalizes their solution for each company a few wrong steps early on regarding the design we wanted caused us to spend extra time later. The more info you provide syncHR upfront the better they can take all of your rules and needs into account from day one. In our case, finance did not get involved right away and therefore some of the items that we needed for our GL needed to be re-done. SyncHR was very accommodating though as they spent extra time with us to update some of the allocations so that finance got what they needed
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Vibe HCM
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
SyncHR
As I mentioned I have used UltiPro, ADP, Ceridian as well as several others and none of them seem to offer half of the functionality and service that syncHR provides. Although we had some problems from time to time, I hold companies in high regard by how they resolve these problems. It's a comfort knowing that my HCM provider truly cares about me and my business so if for no other reason than this, I feel syncHR is far and away the best system I have used. The system works as advertised which is all I could ask for
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Vibe HCM
We selected Vibe HCM about 2 1/2 years ago because they approached communication and the interaction between the employer and the employee so differently. It was a combination of connection and transaction. You have a system that meets the business need and functionality but that connects with your employee in such a fresh non-corporate way. It's not just about automating a process but building an environment that surrounds those daily business transactions that looks and feels how we interact on the web and social media. It totally transforms not only the user experience but the employers as well. It makes us think a little bit more about the touch points we have with our employees and how we want those to look/feel and resonate.
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Return on Investment
SyncHR
  • Due to complexity of our payroll, it would typically take us almost 3 full days to verify hours and perform retro changes before actually running payroll. With so many retroactive changes and manual calculations it was a time consuming and error prone process. With syncHR, the accuracy of payroll has increased tremendously and the amount of time we now spend preparing to process payroll decreased to less than 4 hours per week. All approved time seamlessly moves from the T&A module into payroll and all retro transactions are automatically processed.
  • When I initially selected syncHR I was a little hesitant because I never heard of them before and was concerned about their viability as a company and customer service. Several years later I'm happy to say that syncHR has provided better support than any of the better know competitors ever did.
  • Although no system is ever perfect, overall syncHR has exceeded most of my expectations. The sales and implementation process was wonderful, the salesperson was responsive and did not oversell what the system could do.
  • Training & Implementation - syncHR spent a considerable amount of time learning my business rules in order to build the system to meet my requirements. Training was provided on all aspects of the system until my team felt comfortable enough to handle things on their own. I never felt as though we had a set number of hours of training or that our questions, no matter how redundant or simple were a bother to them.
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Vibe HCM
  • Vibe HCM has been providing Zions Bancorporation with range of tools that fully encompass all areas of HR Operations. We have found that these tools have made our business process more efficient.
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ScreenShots

syncHR Screenshots

Screenshot of Org ChartScreenshot of ESS PortalScreenshot of Ad-Hoc Report WriterScreenshot of Time & Attendance

Vibe HCM Screenshots

Screenshot of Sample home pageScreenshot of My Hub launch pageScreenshot of Sample Personalized Onboarding resourcesScreenshot of HR practitioner hubScreenshot of Virtual Day 1 OrientationScreenshot of Sample Talent Profile