Skyward: Good product, easy for all to use
January 23, 2019

Skyward: Good product, easy for all to use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Skyward HRMS

Our school district is using Skyward HRMS for managing payroll, PTO and all associated items (W-2s W-4s, benefits etc).
We are using the product across all employees in the district, as well as those who have left but need access to tax forms.

My department helps with sign-ins and basic support for full and part-time employees.
  • Skyward is superior in tracking and submitting PTO
  • Skyward is accessible in the cloud so 24/7 access
  • Menus and screens are fairly easy for non-technical users to navigate
  • The Captcha screen can be needlessly complex or hard to guess due to letters overlapping
  • Then time off screen defaults to 0 hours when creating a new entry and the zero does not get replaced... turning 8 hours into 80 hours unintentionally
  • Previously we had multiple systems for licensed and unlicensed staff, Skyward brings it all together creating a same experience for all users
Not part of the selection process, but the new Skyward system is fr easier, user friendly and full featured than previous systems I have used
For a medium sized company I believe Skyward is an acceptable and not too complicated system. I do not work with the back end so I am not aware of the reporting capabilities which would be a deciding factor for some companies. For K12 Education it seems to check all the boxes

Skyward HRMS Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
9
Employment history
9
Job profiles and administration
Not Rated
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Not Rated
Organizational charting
Not Rated
Organization and location management
Not Rated
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
9
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
9
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
9
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
10
Annual carry-forward and encashment
10
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
8
View job history
8
View company policy documentation
Not Rated
Employee recognition
Not Rated
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Not Rated
Report builder
Not Rated
Pre-built reports
Not Rated
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
Performance plans
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review reminders
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
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