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What is Sage HRMS?

Sage HRMS is an HR management solution that integrates payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee self-service, and analytics capabilities.
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Best HR Software

10 out of 10
December 05, 2016
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  • Employee demographic data (8)
  • Employment history (9)
  • Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (9)
  • Job profiles and administration (9)

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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

6.1Avg 8.0

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

5.4Avg 8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

3.1Avg 8.2

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

4.8Avg 8.2

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

7Avg 7.9

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

4.4Avg 7.7


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

7Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

7.3Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

7.8Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

8.5Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

7.6Avg 7.7
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Product Details

What is Sage HRMS?

Sage HRMS is an HR management solution that integrates payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee self-service, and analytics capabilities.

Sage HRMS Features

  • Supported: Centralized HR Database
  • Supported: Comprehensive Benefits Administration and Absence Management
  • Supported: Government Compliance and Reporting

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Sage HRMS Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Sage HRMS is an HR management solution that integrates payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee self-service, and analytics capabilities.

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The most common users of Sage HRMS are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage was our HRIS system for 9+ years. We switched to a new HRIS system within the last year but still use a few components of Sage HRMS until we fully make the switch. Sage HRMS was difficult to navigate, very slow to load and respond, and was very difficult to pull accurate reports. It became a headache for our entire HR and Payroll teams.
  • Ability to see history (like job history) easily at a glance.
  • Ability to make changes easily.
  • Organizing info in the employee record.
  • Sage HRMS is super slow to load and respond after you make a change. Reports also take forever to process.
  • Reporting needs to be made easier to understand.
  • Other Sage products that are supposed to connect to Sage HRMS don't connect well.
Sage HRMS might be great for a smaller company under 1,000 employees. I would not recommend it for larger companies. It becomes too burdensome because many processes still have to be manual and reports take forever to process if you have too many records in your system.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Sage HRMS across the organization for HR management, payroll processing and tax return filings. It helps us to manage our employees at 10 different locations in multiple states. We use it for weekly, biweekly and monthly payroll. It has helped us streamline the process for filing taxes and has given our users the opportunity to use a self-service portal.
  • We use the product to process weekly, biweekly and monthly payroll. It is easy to use for each type.
  • It manage HR and payroll data for our employees at 10 different locations in multiple states.
  • It streamlines the process for filing taxes. Rather than having to print reports, reenter data and file returns on external sites, I can process returns with a couple clicks of the mouse.
  • We changed our chart of accounts. The system does not allow you to change the numbering format, so we had to start over with new databases.
  • The tax return portion of the software does not file local taxes. We would definitely like to see this functionality in the future.
  • The payroll piece does not handle complicated move up and move downs for union pay. This could definitely be improved upon.
Sage [HRMS] is great for single entities with just a few or numerous employees. I don't think we set the system up correctly for Common Paymaster though, so it makes it tougher for us to use now. We are going to start the system over at the beginning of the year to get rid of all the bugs we built into our database the first time around.
May 24, 2021

User-friendly ATS

Priya Sadasivam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Sage HRMS as an applicant tracking system. It was mainly used as a database to maintain all employee information.
  • It was a one stop tool for getting all the information of employees, both current and ex employees
  • We also used it as a rating tool for performance appraisal process
  • We used another software by name iCIMS for candidate maintenance, so we couldn't integrate both external candidates and employee information together
  • We wished we could check the outstanding PTO's and time card information for employees since for this purpose we used ADP instead.
Its a good tracking system, can be used for expense reports, time sheets and employee database. But if it could be a tool for maintaining a database for external people who aren't employees.
Jane Kabochi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage HRMS is a human resource management tool meant for use in organizations. We use Sage HRMS across the whole of our organization and it serves as an extensive suite of HR tools and applications that allows our organization to manage and optimize the life cycle of our employees. It has brought a lot of benefits and helped us in recruitment of new employees, acquisition, and talent management. It has also helped us address the problem of payroll management and we are able to process and submit it on time, much to the benefit of our workforce.
  • Manages the payroll excellently, ensuring that employees benefits are administered and submitted on time.
  • Enhances employee recruitment and self on-boarding, helping new employees settle quickly in their roles.
  • Manages the employee information, ensuring its confidentially and impartiality is guaranteed all the time.
  • Some of our staff took time to learn about the software.
  • The vendor customer service is sometimes not responsive on time and needs to improve a bit and be more reliable and responsive.
  • The software is impeded by poor internet connections or when there is a system shutdown.
Sage HRMS is a software that fits in all organizations whether small or large and this makes it the most suitable HR solution as it will help you manage your workforce even if it may appear small. The software has analytics and reporting tools that are applicable in performance management where you will use them in assessing the productivity of your employees and plan on how to improve further as a workforce. It further helps in employee on-boarding, payroll management, and talent management.
December 05, 2016

Best HR Software

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage HRMS is used for our payroll, HR personnel management, reports, employee self-service, and benefits management. It allows us to keep track of all our employees and information about them, such as employee demographics, benefits tracking, and performance information.
  • Efficiency of administration
  • Access to information
  • Integrate recruitment into system
Sage is great for the nonprofit community and management! It allows fund accounting and complex GL structures for payroll. The system is seamless and works well for large companies and enterprises as well.
Cathey Pangborn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage offers solutions in the following modules Payroll, HR, Attendance, Training, Self Service. It is a great solution for mid size companies to handle all HR and Payroll needs in house. When properly configured, it is very powerful tool to assist in everyday payroll processing including tax filing and HR functions such as the day to day tracking, Benefits, Compliance (OHSA) and reporting.
  • Reporting - there are three levels of reporting - 1. Standard Reports 2. Query Tool - users can create very simple list with some filtering functionality 3. Crystal Reports - user can create very simple to complex report pulling data from multiple table, calculated fields, etc.
  • Benefit Tracking - benefit plans are setup utilizing rate tables therefore rate changes are updated globally
  • Payroll - everyday payroll processing and tax filing that is very user friendly
  • Attendance - attendance plan details tend to fluctuate from company to company therefore more flexibility to track time and deal with carry over amounts could be beneficial
Great solution for a mid size company (less than 2000 employees) that is looking to keep HR and Payroll functionality in house.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage HRMS is used mainly in HR as an ongoing database. It is integrated with add-ons such as HrActions (Electronic forms) and Power PCS (Position Control Software). It is used throughout the agency with SQL reporting allowing users to run there reports without support from HR (Turnover, Training, etc).
  • Custom fields/screens are available giving you that ability to build the database as you need it and making it easier for the user to follow.
  • Interface between HrActions as well as the Power PCS add -in. This allows data to be current without manual intervention.
  • Easy to read screens. Everything is right there...there is no "hidden" data.
  • It is sometimes hard to identify parts of competency/compensation history. We built tables to store this data but it is not laid out well on the screen.
  • Sometimes, even when you tell the system to "Add to History" it doesn't update so there is history missing. This impacts someone that relies on history for troubleshooting and reports.
I believe an agency with under 100 employees can probably get away with any system, but Sage Abra definitely supports agencies with larger staff better than some.
January 15, 2016


Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage HRMS is used across the organization for payroll, benefits, attendance and HR management.
  • The format of the system is easy to use.
  • Support for the system is local and the response time is extremely timely.
  • It is very flexible with what it can do to accommodate the organization.
  • The reporting function is not user friendly unless you are skilled in Crystal.
  • There are several screens that need to be updated when changes are made e.g. if you make a change in benefits, you have to go through a few screens in payroll to make sure everything went through.
  • There are small hiccups that happen within the system that are not explained. e.g. something doesn't calculate correctly and after researching with support help there is no reason given for the mistake, just a hiccup.
The system would work well for a small organization with very basic needs.
January 24, 2015

Decent Bang for the Buck

Marty Bruce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage HRMS is our primary HR, Benefits, and HRMS solution for our 3000+ employees.
  • User Interface
  • System Flexibility and options.
  • Ability for the end user to make mass updates
  • Database infrastructure - Visual Fox Pro
  • Organizations with multiple FEIN's - The product does not handle employee transfers well across FEIN's
  • Custom Reporting Limitations - Crystal Reports is difficult for the basic user and requires IT support.
Sage HRMS is well suited for medium to large corporations with a single Federal EIN (FEIN).
June 27, 2014

Human-friendly HRMS

Natalie Rapchak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sage HRMS is our central database for our human resource management. Access is granted to human resource team members, and members of executive leadership. We use it as a central database for employee records, but it is also used for performing audits on state licenses for our employees, employment verification, employment agreements, and all other important information used by the enterprise. It was my duty to transmit all hard copy and any stray digital personnel records into Sage HRMS. The only downfall is not being able to upload digital copies in groups - each document must be uploaded individually, causing the process to be very time consuming. Otherwise, it was and is a very useful product.
  • Reporting/producing accurate reports of documentation.
  • User friendly
  • Can be easily customized by the administrator.
  • Uploading of documents is time consuming and often causes crashes in the system.
  • Frequent updates are needed to avoid crashes.
I believe it is only well-suited for larger companies if there are several people maintaining the records, which includes the initial implementation of the product - i.e. uploading the documents into Sage. I also believe each new user should be granted sufficient education in Sage, but this may vary from organization to organization. Crashes are common especially if the system is not updated frequently and file uploads are happening simultaneously.
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