CakeHR software


CakeHR is a cloud-based human resource management solution that integrates core features like 360 feedback, workforce management, performance appraisal and attendance tracking with scheduling that supports time-off policies and black-out days.

Users get a bird’s eye view of key data points like their upcoming tasks, goals, leaves and expenses. The solution allows employees to access all options in 3 clicks or less.  

CakeHR provides tools that can automate repetitive tasks. Furthermore, sick leaves can be requested directly from the dashboard without initiating email chains.

Each employee has a separate login and access permission level to safeguard sensitive information. Tabs like benefits, documents and emergency can be hidden. A directory of company and team roles with organizational charts is included to define who does what.

Android and iOS apps are also available for download.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , IBM OS/400 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Cake-hr for time-off management

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    It's nice tool to solve a problem of availability visibility in the distributed team, easy to use.

    Pros

    - easy UX and UI
    - convenient dashboard
    - ability to create different policies for various locations (if you have a distributed team it's fantastic)
    - integration with a google calendar & slack bot
    - custom actions to be done after a time-off request is provided
    - mobile app available

    Cons

    - documents storage is not convenient for users and search
    - had few cases with support team when did not receive a reply in time
    - would be great to have a follow-up for managers if they do not approve/decline the request of their direct reports
    - request for few hours per day does not allow to give precise hours, simply [number] hours in the first/second part of the day. I would prefer specifying exact hours

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Elisabeth from Think of Us

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    CakeHR

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    Still setting it up but overall, straightforward and practical

    Pros

    HIPAA compliancy, document retention, ease of use

    Cons

    Few features missing but I connected our customer success manager, , and they was very helpful and receptive to some suggestions. Such were added to the internal pipeline. That was cool!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Olga from Wandoo Finance Group

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    The Potential of the CakeHR

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    The CakeHR, although with some issues, has quite the potential, especially if the developers continue improving and updating it. Not to mention that it is cheap in comparison to, for example, same BambooHR and it also fulfills pretty much all the needed options. I was pleasantly surprised with the customer support that I was provided while working with this software: if you have any questions or issues - the support team will always answer you within a day and try their best to adjust the software's settings to your liking and if you still have any further questions - they will arrange a meeting to help you solve the problem. The CakeHR is especially convenient for those companies that are functioning within one country. However, even if the company has several branches located in several countries it is still not a problem. Although it can be a bit confusing at first with all these access levels and settings that you will have to think about - with the right tags and teams you will manage it just fine.

    Pros

    The Cake is very convenient for employees in terms of usage: it is simple, understandable, and solves the problem with the time-off policies' usage tracking.

    Cons

    There were quite a few issues that weren't particularly to my liking; however, after mentioning them to the CakeHR support team - they were quickly fixed and changed in the way we wanted them to. Still, there is one thing that I think needs an improvement.

    As of now, when you want to upload the documents - you cannot filter/restrict them by location or the team. You can either upload it for everyone within the company to see it or upload it individually. As you might have already realized from that - if you want only one department or only one country's branch to see a certain document - you will have to upload it individually every time.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: HR Bakery, CakeHR

    August 2018

    Hi Olga, thank you so much for taking time to submit your feedback. More options for documents share is due to be in production next week - so watch this space! :)

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Not bad

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    simple and easy to set up. nice customer service

    Cons

    Still al little too feature laden than need be

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Eric from CLO

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    I felt that!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Cake is very convenience, when I use 'Time off'

    Cons

    I felt of site is too heavy, So slow refresh speed. If the site have more good speed then to be really good.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: HR Bakery, CakeHR

    August 2018

    Hi Eric, thank you for taking time to submit the feedback :) We haven't received any reports on issues with refresh speed. Please let me know when or which pages are you experiencing the delay with and we'll look into this.

  • Tea from Lemondo

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Thank you.A good software

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    I have at least three years of experience with this software. I know it is easy to use and very easy for me. This helps me to fulfill my duties quickly. I see a lot of employee's data.I love it

    Pros

    This software helps me and my employees easily manage vacation and sickness.I can easily write down the hours of late employee.

    Cons

    I like that it is integrated with a slick.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • alexandre from Lodgify

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Very functional

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Value for Money

    The time off functionality is reliable and well built. I don't find that there is many product updates, which would be nice, but the value for money overall is good, and I would recommend.

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Provide a good snapshot of the company's activity
    Allow the essentials to happen

    Cons

    The actual visual interface
    It misses, in my opinion, some more ''Fancy'' features that would be nice to have

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: HR Bakery, CakeHR

    August 2018

    Hi Alexandre, thank you for your feedback, this is much appreciated! We release new product updates each week, you can check them out from your CakeHR dashboard. I would love to schedule a quick call with you or discuss your ideas further - let's stay in touch :) Thanks Ilona

  • Faïz from Findasense

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    It's a good tool !

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    As I said Cake help us a lot to register holidays, goals, 1o1 ... of our employees. The only improvement area would be the availability of help when needed

    Pros

    It's definitely a good tool ! It has a lot of functionalities.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the customer relation is not that good as the tool itself. When I required help, I didn't receive a quick answer.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Fabio from Sellf srl

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    use of cake for Italian SMB

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    Pros

    easy to use, clear, good capabilities of customization, cheap

    Cons

    absence of renewable monthly policies, limited configuration for carryovers

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: HR Bakery, CakeHR

    August 2018

    Hello Fabio, thanks so much for leaving the feedback :) I would love to have a further chat with you to review your policy settings as well as customising carryovers. I am confident we are able to find a best solution for your Leave Management requirements :) Thanks Ilona

  • Leisha from TelTech Systems

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Great for small businesses!

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    Pros

    It is very user friendly, easy to use. Customer support is very responsive and professional. CakeHR is great for small businesses, or those just getting started. It's great for keeping employee information.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have found so far. It works great for us.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Marc from GLC

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    CakeHR Review

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    the ability to do performance reviews and the ease of navigation

    Cons

    Not always intuitive how different parts of the software (1 on 1, feedback, goals, etc.) all tie in together

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sheri from Cason Home Loans

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    CakeHR Program

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    See above :)

    Pros

    The ease of use with CakeHR is great! Our employees are finding it very easy to do the tasks assigned and the onboarding and offboarding task lists are working very well for us.

    Cons

    I would like to be able to print out our organizational chart; unfortunately when Ilona tried to help me with this, it just ends up too small. She was a great help though!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    cake review

    Ease-of-use
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    OK. Sometimes we have problems, but works ok most of the time

    Pros

    Is Easy to us and have a nice design. You can integrate it with slack and G suite

    Cons

    I would like it to be a complete HRMS (recruitment, talent management, etc)

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Easy to use but has some issues

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    I use it for managing Vacations/Sick days/Emergencies

    Pros

    The design is nice and clear. Also, the App gives you a lot of interesting and useful statistics.

    Cons

    I had an everyday issue with a number of vacation days counting tool. I guess that's the main functionality actually. The app calculated days wrong so I had to recalculate those manually(( Also I reported a few bugs to the manager but changes were not done.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: HR Bakery, CakeHR

    August 2018

    Hi there, thank you for taking time to share your feedback, this really helps us to keep up the good work on improving ourselves :) The errors and discrepancies can be caused by various reasons and I would love the opportunity to look into this. You can contact me directly via CakeHR support from your CakeHR account - just click on the green circle in the bottom-right corner of the screen ;)

  • Kristine from Miele

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Very good and flexible

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    Pros

    Easy and intuitive to use. Flexible for new updates and special solutions for us.

    Cons

    Some solutions that we need will be developed just then when another customer also will need it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Easy to use

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    N/A
    Pros

    Easy to use and user friendly, able to easily navigate and approve leave

    Cons

    Limited functionality some HR processes, still need to be done separately.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    CakeHR is friendly user and easy to adapt

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    N/A

    When I first used CakeHR, I found its very interesting because this was my first time using this software. It was bit difficult for me at first but I slowly adapt to the functions as I am the administrator I need to fully understand how to use CakeHr. Its a mostly self-learning.

    Pros

    Easy to use and adapt even for the new users.

    Cons

    The feature or the layout of the website.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Fantastic HR product for a small-mid sized company

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Very easy to use
    Very economical
    Simple User Interface

    Cons

    We had few issues in setting it up initially. But all resolved now :)

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    Simple intuitive dashboard to host HR needs for a global company reach

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    It is ideal to have it be able to sync up with our slack account to be in communication with who is out in the global company. such a great tool!

    Pros

    I like the ease of search through the software, the design that is easy to pick up and function through the site.

    Cons

    I do not like how it shows up that I have to approve my own time- seems like there is a lack of separation between my account and myself as an admin

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sally from Spectrum Mobile, Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    CakeHR

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    Pros

    Relatively easy to use. I like that I can have a manager approve but I can see when requests are submitted.

    Cons

    Some things are difficult to figure out or find. For example, I needed to adjust the hours for an employee and it took me a long time to find the place to do that. Some of the tabs/sections aren't very user friendly/intuitive.

    Maybe it is a setting option, but it would be nice to easily be able to send reminders or automatically. I have managers that "forget' to approve.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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