Sapling Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sapling

Onboarding and HRIS platform for mid-sized companies

4.71/5 (228 reviews)

Sapling overview

What is Sapling?

Sapling is a cloud-based HR management and onboarding solution designed to assist businesses in managing employee data, automating workflows, and enhancing the employee experience throughout their time at the company. The software is aimed particularly at mid-market companies with at least 100 employees, especially those with multiple international offices.

Sapling’s self-service portal allows employees to complete and sign documents, provide information, and explore their organization electronically. The preboarding experience can be setup to introduce new hires to the company mission, culture, teams, and more, before their first day. All users can access an interactive organization chart which updates in real-time with details of title changes, employee departures, and contact information, removing the need for multiple systems to be updated manually.

With customizable workflows and email templates, Sapling enables HR process automation, with the aim of reducing administrative workload. Delegated tasks can be completed directly from within users’ emails, and comments and @mentions facilitate communication between team members. eSignature tools, including a paperwork packet builder, allow administrators to create, upload, and distribute documents requiring signatures, with employees able to sign their paperwork online to maintain compliance with internal policies and external regulations at the city, state, or federal level. Dashboards and customizable reports provide HR insights, field auditing, and the ability to track key information, and data can be exported to Google Sheets with a single click. Sapling also integrates with a range of applicant tracking and payroll solutions to enable synchronization of employee data across systems.
www.saplinghr.com

Pricing

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Markets

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Supported languages

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Sapling reviews

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Jonathan Whitford

Have amplified employee onboarding with Sapling

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Having a platform for employees to learn about the culture and history of our organization, as well as get to know their colleagues ahead of starting, has greatly improved the onboarding process. We really enjoy the buddy feature, as it has taken our employee buddy program to a new level and increases engagement. Instead of having to use paper forms and checklists for onboarding, and sending back and forth emails, tasks are easily delegated to the appropriate people in my office and there's more transparency in the process.

Cons
Sapling has released a plethora of new features in the year that I've been on the platform, many from customer feedback. I'd like to see an Office 365 integration, as there currently is one with G Suite.

Response from Sapling Technologies


Thanks for your kind words. The team here at Sapling is dedicated to helping new hires feel right at home and get to know their colleagues even before their first day. It's great to hear that UCSF has found success using the buddy feature. Buddy programs are a great way to kick-start the process of connecting with your new hire and making them feel welcomed.

Please keep the feedback coming and we're excited about the partnership we've created to help you do your best work!

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Kybrinna Wallace

Sapling competition

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

It has been good. It is a solid software and has a very knowledgeable staff. While there is always room for improvement, being progressive with review offerings will make the technology community buzz.

Pros
User interface is awesome: With todays fast pace demand for more intuitive interfacing technoligies and data recovery, Sapling does a great job in addressing the everyday technical issues from recruiting to onboarding completion and document storage issues. While automization can result in cumbersom changes to workflows and clunky tasking, Saplings User interface is Simple, Clean and visually organized in it's step process.

Cons
Feed creation and implementation process: There are some setup quirks in site formating, email notifications to New Hires, and communications configurations between softwares. As a Client I know that not all are technologically gifted in the architect of development and operational implementation. It would be beneficial if Sapling's implementation team had some one on one forcast requirements of the Client and the HRIS Software Support team. I was looped in after the 3rd implementation attempt had crashed. Reporting and file creators along with Software team's communications feed and Market place implementation staff been in on this - one on one confrencing, a robust "sandboxing," and a slower sectioned rollout occured. I think this would have gone A-LOT smoother. Technical support: A week? Seriously? No other offerings or work arounds? Especially for mutistate companies. Verbage visibility: Soft gray is very hard on the eyes. Backlit screens and overhead florescents make it difficult - even with a difuser. Wish you could use your purple or a medium blue color that would differentiate between titles etc. and information entered.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Miyo Yamasaki

Implemented Sapling Twice Now

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-01-06
Review Source: Capterra

Onboarding and offboarding has been enhanced in both companies I've implemented Sapling. The integrations have saved not only the People/HR team time, but other teams too!

Pros
I've implemented Sapling twice and found it easy to use and with a good CS rep, it'll go smoothly and your questions will be answered quickly. Once everything is set up, it's super easy to use.

Cons
There are still some functions that aren't that great; ie. start date change, but Sapling is working on it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Franchesca Yates, SHRM-CP

Sapling is amazing!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-01-02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I think they've done a great job with the platform/service and our team is looking forward to any new updates!

Pros
- I love how user-friendly the platform is for Employees - The platform is aesthetically pleasing - Our Implementation Manager, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], is incredibly responsive and helpful to any questions/concerns we have - It has helped save us SO much time with the integrations from Lever and ADP - We can make custom workflows to help keep our growing team on the same page

Cons
- Employee Documents could be separated out into categories to make it easy for admin access & compliance purposes - There should be a way to capture I-9 & W-4 information for employees

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Judy McElfresh

A SOLUTION FOR ACCURATE HRIS DATA TRACKING

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Sapling provides a good interactive experience that eliminates duplicate efforts while attempting to accurately track important data for both the employee and management perspective.

Cons
In getting up and running, the directive on how to load historical data from the employee perspective was vague.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Sapling pricing

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Sapling features

API
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Self Service
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration

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Reminders (250 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (407 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Sapling

Key features of Sapling

  • Electronic forms
  • Automated notifications
  • Orientation management
  • Employee handbook
  • Electronic signature
  • HR process automation
  • HR Reporting
  • Time Off Management
  • Org Chart
  • Custom workflows
  • Custom reporting
  • Data sync
  • Document templates
  • Employee data management
  • Payroll integrations
  • ATS integrations
  • Automated workflows
  • Personalized dashboards
  • Data export to Google Sheets
  • Interactive organizational chart
  • Customizable email templates
  • Triggered notifications
  • Comments & @mentions
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Benefits

Custom workflows allow users to automate a range of HR processes to delegate tasks, reduce paperwork, and eliminate data duplication, with email triggers and document templates to streamline processes.

Through the interactive organizational chart and team directory, employees can view real-time information on company structure and positions, and stay connected with their colleagues.

With the eSignature functionality, paperwork packets can be created for new hires based on their seniority, location, department, or other factors, which can be signed electronically to comply with internal policies and city, state, or federal regulations.

HR and manager dashboards allow users to manage and track key information, and HR insights can be unlocked with custom reporting and analytics.

Sapling integrates with a range of applicant tracking systems, payroll vendors, SAML providers, and other tools to enable data synchronization and enhance security.