Sage HRMS (formerly Sage Abra) was built for human resources (HR) departments at the small to midsized organization that needs a complete suite of HR applications to optimize the entire employment lifecycle. The system includes core HR, talent management, workforce management and learning management capabilities.
They recognize that your requirements will change over time, and thus, keep an open line of communication between users and their developers.
Sage HRMS has customers across most vertical markets and suits businesses with 50 - 3,000 employees. The software can be installed on-premise or is also available as a hosted option. Sage HRMS should be on the shortlist of any organization looking for a seamlessly integrated human resources management solution.
Ali from FHG Business Group
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using SAGE for managing our Payroll and a couple other functions. We might even use it for the other functions this year as our experience with them has been good so far.
Jeff from Tennyson Center for Children
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Abra is a pretty basic in-house payroll system. It helps automate more of the process into electronic records, but we still had to require paper timesheets and do a lot of manual cross-checking and verification before processing.
Basic, simple, cost effective
Lack of or not useful for timesheets records, have to back up internally, requires lots of manual work hours
If you are looking for a low-cost payroll provider solution, see how much an online payroll provider that includes electronic timesheets or clocks (Paylocity, Paychoice, Paychex, Paycom, to name a few) first. The systems are hosted and seem much more robust.
Ashley from Town of Southborough
Employees number: 201-500 employees
I did not like this system at all until I had to try another system and then I realized they have both definite cons and pros. Their customer service is horrible and they do not usually provide much assistance and use outside support contractors that are not always pleasant or timely. I ran into problems quite frequently but I also have to say I was using it for a municipality, not a private company like the software was intended. I can say that the options for reports and capabilities are extremely extensive and the limits seemed never ending in terms of data. They had some hiccups with their ACA reporting add-on but in the end it was extremely simple, easy, and effective to use.
Features and functionality.
Complicated to understand and learn at first.
Would be great for a technology wiz and private company.
Sheri from Western Home Services
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
Sage HRMS is very difficult to use. The reports do not tie out and are not easily available to be written.
Very difficult to use and doesn't function well
Do not buy this product.
LUELLA from TRU NORTH RV
Employees number: 11-50 employees
ENJOY USING IT, VERY USER FREINDLY, KEEPS TRACK OF ALL MY ACCOUNTING NEEDS
Michelle from Power Advocate Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
The ability to process payroll at our own schedule since the processing is done in house.
There are many things about the software that do not function as they should. For example, PTO accruals always required some sort of manual adjustment. Also, when I would call support they would be very unhelpful. It seemed as if they were looking up the answer on while I was on the phone with them. They would then send instructions to me on how to fix the issue and it would never fix the issue. Also, the reporting was terrible. There were many reports that did not run the way we expected it to. In order to run a crystal report that was customized was impossible from an end user perspective.
I would recommend that they work out all the things that do not work with the software. Also, it was difficult to customize things to what we wanted. Especially the reporting. Always seemed like a work around needed to be done to get to our end result. Better training of their staff so that they can help end users when they call in.
sydney from iPaperless Document Management Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
It has everything needed to perform the management of employees, easy to use and deploy
It has one missing component..the Payroll bit..one would think if you are going to manage people's performance management you would love the ability to pay them too..but that is not included.
Its good for performance reviews,which should be the biggest highlight to managing people in your organization
Katherine from American Retirement Homes
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Ease of use, the software is very user friendly and easy to navigate.
The amount of screens you had to go through to put in one new hire and the product was from a re-seller and direct support was difficult to obtain
Make sure the software will function for what you need it for BEFORE purchasing.
Korrie from BHS
I really like Sage, however, this product falls short.
This product falls short in usability. You have to jump screens for simple transactions.
During the demo ask to see how to process every day activities.
Felicia from Red River Employees Fed C U
Abra's support and notifications of updates are beneficial. The system is very user-friendly. I have lots of information at my fingertips. The system those all the regular reporting such as 941's and W-2's.
I have not had any problems with the product or vendor.
Great product if you process your payroll in house and is more cost effective for the size of our organization.
Jessica from Red River Credit Union
This software is very user friendly and efficient.
I have no complaints regarding this software. I am able to navigate and process payroll in a timely manner using this software.
Before purchasing software, also review the demo and other reviews in order to investigate the accuracy of the software.
Carlos from Dgs
Specialty: Software / Technology
Review for Sage
Friendly user interface, windows compatible, cost effective
Adds on options, does not work in Mac iOS, no tools for Mac developers
Make it compatible with Mac iOS, use Mac developers kit
Eric from DTI
Sage HRMS Review
Nothing, too antiquated, poor support, vendors don't respond and only want to sell new products and features
Poor usability, missing functions, poor support, slow performance
Seek something else, many other products are far superior
Frankie from NEILL TSP
Specialty: Other Services
The software allows easy uploading and access of employee documentations for employment regulations.
When multiple users are on, delays were occurring and documents were lost after uploading failures occurred.
I'd like more security. I think that individuals with access should be allowed to upload documents freely. But reviewing and downloading personal info should be regulated to upper management.
Natalie from Neill-TSP
I received virtually zero training on Sage HRMS when I was initially assigned to a company-wide HR data reconstruction; the ease-of-use Sage offered was much appreciated. It is straightforward, making it quite user0friendly even for a novice HRMS employee like myself. It took me minimal effort to distinguish between the different areas in Sage HRMS, including the reporting portion of the software. The goal of my project was to convert ancient hard-copy employee records from two recently merged companies into a digital format, then upload them into Sage HRMS to ensure the entire directory of HR data could be found in one central location by users across the US. The ease of use allowed this process to flow smoothly, which was a God-send for a project manager such as myself.
The downside is Sage HRMS has a very slow upload speed, and uploading multiple documents at once is not an option. My project consisted of compiling several different pieces of information (such as employee I-9s, Tax Forms, Employee Agreements), and I was not able to upload all of those documents at the same time, then assign them to their respective categories within the employee file. That would have decreased the amount of time I spent on uploading documents by over half. Often times, as well, I would be uploading several documents one right after the other, and Sage would crash. There was one instance where I could not access the software for an entire day, because it had crashed and the techs had to run an update before I could get back to work. I checked with the managing partner for the software, and she confirmed that this was an issue and not something I could work around in a timely manner.
Training is not required due to the ease of use, but it is recommended. There were a few times where I ended up completing processes in a much more complicated manner. Then an advanced user showed me an easier way. I would also suggest that you prepare yourself for spending a lot of time uploading documents should you have to do a complete revamp like myself. However, once you have employee information uploaded, maintenance is easy. Adding employees, as well as the data, goes much quicker when it does not involve multiple (hundreds) of uploads within a day. This will also help prevent issues with crashing.