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Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus

Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus


What is Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus?

A suite of HR and L&D software that supports the entire employee lifecycle. It offers functionality to support onboarding and upskilling, performance reviews and employee farewells, and boasts over 2 million users worldwide.Sapling Onboarding provides onboarding and offboarding experiences that…

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Sapling HR serves as a user-friendly and intuitive layer on top of ADP Workforce Now, providing several key use cases for organizations. …
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What is Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus?

A suite of HR and L&D software that supports the entire employee lifecycle. It offers functionality to support onboarding and upskilling, performance reviews and employee farewells, and boasts over 2 million users worldwide. Sapling…

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What is Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus?

A suite of HR and L&D software that supports the entire employee lifecycle. It offers functionality to support onboarding and upskilling, performance reviews and employee farewells, and boasts over 2 million users worldwide.

Sapling Onboarding provides onboarding and offboarding experiences that aim to create a unique and engaging experience for employees, helping HR teams automate workflows, support data-driven decisions and be more strategic. The vendor states the platform is used by Degreed, 15Five, Versapay and 98point6.

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.

The most common users of Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Sapling HR serves as a user-friendly and intuitive layer on top of ADP Workforce Now, providing several key use cases for organizations. Users have found it to be a valuable partner in digital onboarding for new hires, allowing them to plan future assignments and avoid overwhelming newcomers. By providing a centralized space for HR documents, Sapling HR offers a paperless and organized solution, benefiting the entire organization. The system enables quick reviews and frequent alerts, ensuring accountability and reducing the need for HR representatives to constantly update candidates. One satisfied user, Medely, utilizes Sapling HR to efficiently onboard healthcare staff across the US, accommodating unique requirements for each role, state, and facility. Additionally, Sapling HR streamlines the task management process for new hires by automating various tasks and processes during onboarding. It also assists with post-onboarding activities by reminding users to complete tasks such as 30/60/90 feedback. Overall, Sapling HR has proven itself to be an effective tool for career development, onboarding, and administrative changes in organizations using ADP Workforce Now.

Users recommend Sapling for start-ups using Google Workstation as it provides a good onboarding experience and clear visibility. They suggest reading all the knowledge base articles to enhance training and support. Users also appreciate the informative help guides and tutorial videos provided by Sapling.

Sapling is praised as a great HRIS solution for small to midsize companies with good support and an affordable price. Users recommend Sapling over competitors like BambooHR and Namely, believing it offers better service. Customizing the experience with the help of a Customer Success Manager is recommended, along with considering Sapling's integration offerings and API capabilities when choosing the software.

Users find Sapling easy to use for automating onboarding and suggest checking for integration with existing platforms before investing. Sapling is also recommended for streamlining onboarding and offboarding, keeping teams organized and in control. The simple user interface allows users to assign tasks, review completion, and collaborate within different departments. To maximize the benefits of the software, users suggest utilizing all of Sapling's tools.

The trial period is recommended to test if Sapling is the right fit, but users advise giving it at least one year to fully evaluate its effectiveness. The responsive and helpful customer service provided by Sapling is highly praised. Overall, users value Sapling as an excellent solution for handling the onboarding process without the assistance of HR, appreciating its ease of use and sense of community.

Having a clear understanding of intended use before implementation is advised since Sapling is considered reliable and user-friendly.

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Adrienne Barnard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize Sapling HR as a more user friendly and intuitive layer on top of ADP Workforce Now and as a partner in digital onboarding for new hires.
  • Time off management
  • On demand reporting
  • Onboarding workflow management
  • Offboarding workflow management
  • Deeper data management/review - dashboard experience could be better and deeper
  • Ability to drill into reports within the tool- right now it takes you out to a sheet to view
  • Org planning/org chart sharing
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.
  • Time off management
  • Workflow management
  • Reporting
  • Human data repository
  • More people want to interact with the tool so we're better able to manage some processes
  • Saves us a headcount on some of the things it can automate
  • We don't have the ability to provision every account with them even though they said they could (slack) so we still need to do some manual work on account provisioning
Very very similar- it is not worth switching from one to the other unless you want to have payroll in the same tool.
Everyone uses it. The admins all sit in Business Operations
HR Generalist, Accounting & Operations specialist and a Biz Ops Leader
  • Automation of employee lifecycle activities
  • Storing employee data
  • Dashboard for employee info
  • To create workflows to support changes in the org
  • To automate the onboarding experience for employees
  • To track fun facts and data about our team
  • Give managers more control on employee changes
It is hard to rip out and replace systems and Sapling is doing what we need.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
We wanted something that had the features we were looking for to drive reporting and automation.
I would likely look at a few more vendors. We only looked at Sapling and it seemed to do what we needed. I know there are a lot of products on the market though and I may go deeper on others in the future.
  • Implemented in-house
I believe so- thought I didn't run it- someone on the team did.
Change management was minimal
  • just time to get it done
  • planning to roll it out to the team
If you have someone internally that can run it that definitely helps!
I got what I needed from some chatting recently - but I know others on the team have had trouble getting support quickly.
no- we have a team capable to that.
I think our sales person was exceptional. she went above and beyond in getting to know our use case and providing us with thoughtful and honest responses to help support us seeing that the tool could provide what we needed.
There are some features and aspects of the tool that don't quite make sense. Like- when you update someone's comp- you have all these additional fields that if you leave the data in there it appears as if you're trying to update that too- but really it is the same- I wish you could just mark no change so the data stuck.
  • reporting
  • requesting time off
  • viewing employee profiles
  • workflow requests
  • giving developer access/api
Sergi Sparks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sapling HR is used across most of the organization departments. It's a career development, onboarding, and administrative changes hub. It has a nice ability of planning future assignments to new coming employees: so you don't need to bombard or overwhelm the new person, but rather schedule appearance of the new tasks as newcomer is getting deeper into the process. Nice one!
  • scheduling upcoming tasks
  • tracking on the to do list
  • provide manager with clear view on onboarding
  • Org chart is very useful but takes a lot of time to load (250 people) and eats a lot of CPU
  • Maybe it's hour policy, but I need to log in again every 30 mins
It's a good space to have a high level overview of the organization (especially Org view).
Places for improvement include extra levels of complexity when you need to click on the person and you are navigated to the pop-up that is hard to use and only one pop up can be used at a time. I wish there wasn't so much of clicking in and clicking out.
  • Org view
  • onboarding
  • task assignment
  • Sapling App made our ability to onboard to be fully async!
  • Great list of things to do for newcomers
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sapling [HR] is used across our organization to assist with onboarding. It streamlines the process of task management for new hires and is intuitive for users. There are many tasks and processes during onboarding that Sapling automates - it also assists post onboarding to remind folks to complete tasks like 30/60/90 feedback.
  • Onboarding
  • Automation
  • Efficiency
  • Post-onboarding
  • Analytics
Sapling [HR] is well suited for helping new hires get acquainted with the company and provide necessary documentation during their onboarding process with the company that they just joined. It is less appropriate for normal managers to go in and look for analytics or coach to specific needs within an organization.
  • Onboarding
  • Automation
  • Quicker ramp
  • Easier HR processes
Sapling [HR] was our first and only HR automation platform. We ran a trial campaign with them and did not compare them to other vendors.
December 02, 2020

Simple place for storage

Michelle Thornton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sign and hold documents.
Whole organization.
Paper files, online organization, collective place for HR documents for company across the US.
Does allow for quick review and frequent alerts to keep all parties accountable. This means HR representatives don't have to alert new candidates as often as before. They can screen shot exactly what is missing for the candidate to review and update.
  • Organized documents.
  • Ability to DocuSign.
  • Email intra and inter.
  • Less email reminders to incomplete work.
  • Clicks must be specific to file, can't highlight and open file.
  • Too many add-ons in the system.
  • Have to upload and transfer too many documents.
Less appropriate for small business/one location. Seems to make things more complicated by having to upload paperwork in different areas.
Specific scenarios: different locations, many employees, easy availability to organize employees.
Multiple people can access uploaded information which is helpful to follow the onboarding process. However, it doesn't allow for complete access all of files to be completed by HR.
  • Lost 12% by having to pay for another service.
  • Sign on bonus.
  • Additional cost to add other services.
The platform is quick and easy on all sides. This works well for the employee and payroll team. It is nice to be able to access all the previous clock in and clock out quickly. A person can export a collection of specific dates to review. The system can be used from different outlets.
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.
The representatives at Sapling are quick to respond to the human resource team and new onboarding candidates. There is a list of FAQs easily accessed. A person can send a response through instant message and it connects to email so information is easily tracked and researched. The Sapling staff is patient and kind. This always helps when dealing with technical issues that may arise.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sapling HR is used by Medely to onboard healthcare staff that accept work assignments at hospitals and other healthcare facilities all over the country. Assignments typically last for 13 weeks. The system is used by a team of Healthcare Recruiters, account managers, credentialing specialists, payroll and human resources. There are unique requirements for onboarding employees for each specific role, each state, and for each facility, so we needed a system that could be customized to accommodate each of these requirements.
  • Very customizable. Very easy to create new workflows and tasks to meet the unique needs of your organization.
  • The system is easy to navigate, so minimal training is needed for users.
  • 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.
My team and I did an extensive search of onboarding tools that could meet our very specific requirements. There were few other systems that combined this level of customization with ease of use.
  • 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.
None of the other systems we evaluated could accommodate our needs. Some vendors said that they were planning to release the features that we needed, but we needed to implement a tool immediately.
The support received during the product implementation was good, but once you move out of that stage you have to reach out to the support team through a chat type of tool and often have to wait for a response.
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