Don't try to implement Sage HRMS on your own!
August 31, 2021

Don't try to implement Sage HRMS on your own!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sage HRMS

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 allowed us to manage payroll in house.
  • It was disappointing that we had to use an outside vendor to file and pay our withholding tax.
  • Ultimately, the decision was made to outsource payroll after using HRMS for 3 years.
I currently use Paycor. It is a good platform for the organization. Sage HRMS was good software, but didn't support some of the more quirkier states like PA and IN for payroll. Paycor had similar constraints. Neither is a great fit if you are doing business across multiple complicated states.

Do you think Sage HRMS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Sage HRMS's feature set?

Yes

Did Sage HRMS live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Sage HRMS go as expected?

No

Would you buy Sage HRMS again?

No

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.

Sage HRMS Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
9
Employment history
8
Job profiles and administration
8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
5
Organizational charting
Not Rated
Organization and location management
6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
6
Pay calculation
8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
5
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
8
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
7
Approval workflow
8
Balance details
8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
7
Update personal information
9
View job history
Not Rated
View company policy documentation
Not Rated
Employee recognition
Not Rated
Pre-built reports
7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
Performance plans
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Review reminders
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
Create succession plans/pools
Not Rated
Candidate ranking
Not Rated
Candidate search
Not Rated
Candidate development
Not Rated
Not Rated
New hire portal
Not Rated
Manager tracking tools
Not Rated
Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
Not Rated
Line-of sight-visibility
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Not Rated
Job Requisition Management
Not Rated
Company Website Posting
8
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
8
Notifications and Alerts
Not Rated