In a Nutshell
- All-in-one inclusive software
- Built by HR professionals
- Basic so anyone can use it
- Simplicity of software design means more limited in functionality
- Updating information can be time-consuming and tedious
Because the software was written and designed by actual HR specialists, Sage really covers all the bases that a company could need when handling human resources, including recruitment, employee benefits, tax filing, payroll, and beyond. In addition to the standard features available, Sage offers customers:
While payroll is a standard feature that all HR providers list, not all services are created equal. Sage HRMS’s payroll services makes the entire process easier for everyone. To begin with, the system integrates with timesheet services and software such as QuickBooks, so information is instantly updated any time an employee adds details. Additionally, Sage lets you combine features like attendance trackers for a comprehensive payment calculation. All taxes and deductibles are calculated automatically as well. Payments can be received via direct deposit, pay cards, or company checks.
User Access Permissions
When working with employees of varying ranks, it can get complicated managing permissions. Sage’s HR solution helps SMBs clearly define which areas are accessible to which employees and which are not.
One of the most convenient features of Sage’s HR software is the employee management. You have all of the information on each employee neatly catalogued and easy to access at a moment’s notice. This includes items like employee training, qualifications, and productivity, timesheets, pay stubs, and vacation or other absences. Managers can view disciplinary actions, progress reports, and task goals as well. With all of the information right in front of you, it’s easy to quickly assess individual ROEI.
Sage HRMS takes the headache out of all legal requirements with smart tools that update automatically. Work permits, background checks, and other legal documentation is stored within the employee’s profile full total compliance. You can also set rules so that you’ll receive a notification when licenses are about to expire and require renewals or other updates. Sage takes care of all tax filings, as well.
Sage also provides expert advice to companies on talent acquisition, employee satisfaction, and disciplinary actions.
Records and Reports
Sage makes writing, reading, and sharing reports and records really easy. For one thing, it uses a dedicated reports writing tool (built-in), so even if you’ve never written a report before, it won’t take you long to learn. Sage also supports GL exporting, so managers can export and share their reports with senior staff members.
Reports include earning details, employee details, payout check dates, pay runs, holidays and absences, and more. Users can create batch reporting, so you can easily print a set of reports within a single category. Sage reports are all kept organized within the Reports Library for easy access via the mobile or desktop dashboard. All of the information can be displayed in a visually appealing fashion with customizable charts and fields. Records are kept of all of the important information for your company, such as payments made, employee productivity, vacation days, etc. And all reports can be password protected for privacy.
Flexibility of terms
Sage HRMS’s terms are extremely flexible. In fact, the pricing structure is completely individual, based on users’ preferences and needs. See below for a further explanation.
Sage HRMS does not provide pricing information on its website because it tailors its offerings for each customer individually. Potential users can contact the company directly to discuss their options, choose features that are relevant to their industry and business model, and finalize a fully-customized package with individual pricing.
With each package, Sage HRMS gives customers a year of free HR advice from professional human resources experts and a free year of Sage Cover for total customer support.
Sage is designed to be used by anyone, and it is really simple enough for all employees to pick up. The dashboard is straightforward with all of your options presented right in front of you. Actions are clearly marked, and the categorization is intuitive. What’s more, Sage makes editing or making changes to an action pretty simple. For example, a payment can be cancelled or reissued with just one button, so mistakes aren’t final or devastating.
Setup is simple and only takes a few minutes, and you get free Sage Cover (the branded support team) for a year, so you can get online, telephone, or email support if you get stuck on something. Users can import all of their information from major clients such as mail merges from Microsoft Office and employee details from Sage 50.
Sage’s customer support staff is patient, knowledgeable, and willing to go out of their way to help a customer. They’ve spent a lot of time troubleshooting for users on numerous occasions, earning them a name for outstanding customer support. Sage also has a lot of positive feedback throughout the social media spheres, with customers speaking highly about their experiences.
What’s even more impressive, is that the staff is available for customers 24/7. So, you can get an answer or assistance whenever you need it. Sage makes a note of hiring native English speakers, so you won’t have to explain terms to your assistant. Additionally, customers have access to HR professionals who can help you tackle any HR issue that arises.
Non-customer support phone: 800-829-0170 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Customer support phone: 0-845-111-4466 available 24/7
Email: Online contact form
The Bottom Line
Sage HRMS is a basic level HR software that is ideal for users who don’t want anything too complicated. It doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that other software packages provide, like digital copy uploading and a dedicated mobile app, but it gets the job done, and well. For smaller businesses that don’t want to be bogged down with a complex system, Sage is an excellent option that delivers fast, easy, and smart payroll, benefits, and HR management solutions.