Sage HR Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sage HR

Manage and engage your workforce wherever they are

4.45/5 (286 reviews)

Sage HR overview

What is Sage HR?

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) automates the HR process so you can better manage your workforce.

Described as a software “that almost runs itself”, it not only automates repetitive tasks, it also frees companies from the burden of using Excel sheets for management.

Sage HR is a visual, user friendly Human Resource software solution. The dashboard can be customized and employees get a clear birds eye view of their goals, tasks, leaves and feedback for improved efficiency.

It offers employee scheduling with core functionalities like performance appraisal, expense management and onboarding-offboarding. Direct benefits of using Sage HR include reduced frequency of emails, data driven HR decisions thanks to the rich reporting and organizational transparency.

Consistently placed in the GetApp list of Top 10 Human Resource software solutions since 2016 and the winner of the prestigious Appealie award, Sage HR 24*7 customer support ranks a high 5 across dozens of reviews.

Android and iOS mobile apps are also available.
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Pricing

Starting from
$5.50/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French and 8 other languages, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Thai
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Sage HR user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Nicole Selby

Easy to set up and run

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-06-10
Review Source: Capterra

Although we are only a small company, we were trying to manually record our employees' holiday and sick leave as well as days in lieu, but found that we were losing track of vital information. CakeHR lets us keep all this information in an organised way, and lets our employees also keep track of their accrued allowances, as well as requesting leave in a more formal and organised manner.

Pros
I really liked the choice of price points, depending on the needs of your business. The user interface is also intuitive, and the calendar integrates well with Outlook.

Cons
The trial version didn't have New Zealand public holidays automatically included, so I had to add these manually.

Response from HR Bakery


Dear Nicole,

I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying your experience with CakeHR!
There are a lot of features we keep updating on a weekly basis and, probably thanks to you, now we have possibility to import also public holidays of New Zealand.
So now, for certain, you can refer us to your New Zealand friends and colleagues, we are all set :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Robert Hourie

Cake HR - Solid Technology

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-06-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Its simple, does what it says it will do. Personally I like how it syncs with the calendar.

Cons
I took a week off during easter. We have down on it a company day on Good Friday and Bank Holiday on the Monday. Both days were taken from Annual leave.

Response from HR Bakery


Dear Robert,

Thank you very much for reaching out!
I'll contact you directly, to go through Leave management once again, as mentioned issue can be resolved, a few clicks is all it takes :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Shawn Yungblut

Sage Solution

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-01-03
Review Source: Capterra

This software suite will allow managment to automate internal human resource processes, that were previously completed manually. This has improved our internal efficiencies.

Pros
What I liked about this software is the ease to automate internal processes.This software will allow a complete electronic profile to be created for all employees.

Cons
I found there was a bit of a learning curve to become a fluent user. This software may be problematic for non-computer literate employees.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Antonio Rueda

Looks great and offer many modules and but the functionality of most of them is very basic.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-06
Review Source: Capterra

Certainly cakeHR solves part of the management of my company's talent department, but it is still far from being a suitable software for companies with more than 50 employees. Changing any software in a large organization is complicated and I believe that CakeHR has a great potential to be exploited, so I still hope that they will listen to the users' suggestions and implement the requested functionalities. It would be a good thing if they published the roadmap so that we could know how they are going to develop the product.

Pros
The user interface of the web application is nice. It is easy to use by employees for absence requests. The calendar view is very convenient to see at a glance the planned absences. The talent department likes the performance module.

Cons
General: The administration of the system is difficult. It is not prepared for companies with more than 50 employees because any type of grouping has to be done employee by employee, among other thigs. Support: It is disconcerting, sometimes responding quickly and providing some solution, but most of the time, besides responding late, it gives the feeling of unprofessionalism. Interface: Apparently it is nice, but there are some views, such as the user profile management, where they are limited to show in a single column each one of the fields, which makes very uncomfortable the information visualization. Document management: It is extremely basic and not very efficient. It becomes chaotic. Absences: It more or less works well, although as always, with little flexibility, burdening the talent department with avoidable tasks. Expenses: The same, very basic implementation. For us to be able to use it in my company a couple of additional fields are needed (name and VAT number of the provider) which they promised to add before the second quarter of 2019 but have not yet done so. In general there are few updates. I feel that they were adding new features more frequently at the beginning of the year. Mobile application: It is very basic, almost no functionality. You can't clock in/out from the app, which is essential these days for employees who move around. From support I was told to access the web application from a mobile browser... API: Very basic and incomplete.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Matt Suozzo

Simple, easy to use HR software

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-02
Review Source: Capterra

Responsive to concerns, no reliability issues

Pros
Our team uses it to manage our paid time off and remote working policies. It's super simple and easy to use and very cost effective.

Cons
The way it is set up is probably designed for larger teams and takes a bit of effort in order to see everyone's calender as opposed to only the individuals on your 'team'

Response from HR Bakery


Dear Matt,

Thank you very much for your feedback! We suggest using also our CakeHR app, that will help you to manage time-off policies much easier and it's more convenient when you are on the go :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sage HR pricing

Starting from
$5.50/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Pricing is based on a per employee per month model and starts at $5.50 PEPM. Pricing will vary with module add-ons.

Sage HR features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Sage HR

Key features of Sage HR

  • Asset Management
  • Employee Directory & Database
  • Expenses Management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Reports & Analytics
  • Scheduling & Timesheets
  • Self-service & Leave management
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Benefits

1. Easy to use
2. Very graphic
2. Great to navigate
3. Mobile apps for iOS & Android devices
5. Feature set that will meet your needs
6. Award-winning software and HR blog