Sage HR

Sage HR

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Score 7.8 out of 100
Sage HR


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Popular Features

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Employment history (8)


Employee demographic data (8)


Balance details (8)


Approval workflow (8)


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Expenses Management


per user, per month

Performance Management


per user, per month

Shift Scheduling


per user, per month

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management


Leave and Attendance Management


Employee Self Service


Asset Management


HR Reporting




Performance and Goals


Performance Management


Succession Planning


Recruiting / ATS


Product Details

What is Sage HR?

Sage HR is HR software for small to medium businesses. The vendor states Sage HR is designed to be easy to use, and automates every step of the human resource process. Sage HR is designed with modular functionality to be customized for users' needs.

According to the vendor, key differentiators include:

1. Easy to use

2. Modular functionality

2. Automates the end-to-end HR process

3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android)

5. Feature set that will meet the needs of users

Sage HR targets small-to-medium businesses that want to automate their HR process while engaging their employees. Sage HR is cloud based and offers remote access.

Sage HR Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Reimbursement management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets
  • Supported: Asset issue and transfer management
  • Supported: Asset return

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate development

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

Additional Features

  • Supported: Shift Scheduling
  • Supported: Timesheets
  • Supported: Expenses
  • Supported: eSignature

Sage HR Screenshots

Org chartLeave managementTeams & Org chartEmployee DirectoryDevelopment PlansYour all new HR dashboardTeams & Org chart

Sage HR Video

CakeHR by Sage is a cloud HR and people management solution that streamlines and automates your HR processes across the end-to-end employment journey, while creating really engaging and rewarding experiences for your employees.

Sage HR Downloadables

Sage HR Integrations

  • Slack
  • Zapier
  • G Suite / Google Apps
  • MS Outlook
  • Gmail
  • iCal calendars

Sage HR Competitors

Sage HR Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)70%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)30%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)0%

Sage HR Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Samsung Knox
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Arabic, Armenian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sage HR's best feature?

Reviewers rate Job profiles and administration and Employee recognition and Tracking of all physical assets highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses Sage HR?

The most common users of Sage HR are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

Reviews and Ratings




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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Customization of Templates and Dashboards
  • On-going Employee Performance Tracking
  • Compensation/Timecard Management
  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
March 04, 2020

My thoughts on CakeHR

Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Time off policies are clear and transparent.
  • The review process functionality was extremely easy to use.
  • Support is outstanding . If you ever run into an issue they are always available to help.
  • Onboarding document control is really easy to manage and stays consistent with a growing company.
  • A few more override features for time off. For example, I would like certain people to get notified of PTO. CakeHR can't do this currently. So I had to grant authority to approve, which gave my admin the ability to see the email of approval.
Edward McKay | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
  • Only minor tweaks to the functionality that they have queued to implement anyway.
  • The recipe functionality can be improved as some of the functions are still a bit buggy.
Kerri Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It's easy to find when dates previously booked are accepted/denied.
  • It generates the acceptance of time requested off.
  • CakeHR can be requested to remove time off as well.
  • Calendar could be offered in a larger view by week
  • Requesting time and accepting it would be great if linked with our own calendar Bookeo
Maaike van der Kroon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Super easy and usable system.
  • Great customer service; listens to feedback and does something with it, answers really quickly.
  • A good overview per team for managers.
  • An app available for every employee to quickly arrange a request.
  • Not all features for an HR system are available in CakeHR, but they are working on it to improve and expand
Tim Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Amazing customer service. Questions have been answered fast and product updates were even made based on feedback.
  • Requesting time off interface is nice for employees and managers. There is also a native mobile app available too.
  • Priced very reasonably.
  • Some features available in other HR products have not been available in Cake in the past (Performance, ATS), however, these are being rolled out now.
  • The user experience for the Admin interface is not completely intuitive.
  • Overall look and feel could be updated one day.