What is Sage HRMS?

Sage HRMS is an on-premise, human resources solution for small and midsize businesses. It allows users to manage the entire employee lifecycle. Primary features include employee record management, payroll processing and management, recruiting, onboarding, time and attendance management, talent management, risk mitigation and compliance management. Other modules include workforce management, learning management, decision support and employee benefits management.

The Core HR module allows users to access employee information, recruit and onboard new employees, manage employee benefits, communicate with health insurance carriers and track employee trainings.

The talent management module allows users to reduce employee turnover by managing employee perfor...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

36 Reviews of Sage HRMS

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.61 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(10)

10

4 stars

(10)

10

3 stars

(11)

11

2 stars

(6)

6

1 stars

(1)

1

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November 2020

Kay from Juddmonte Farms

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Sports

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Does it All

Sage HRMS makes it pretty easy to run our payroll in house and gives us tons of information about our employees' pay.

Pros

We use the HR and Payroll module as we process payroll in house. There are so many processes available that we don't use, but are available for larger companies. The HR side is very easy and user friendly. The payroll side is less intuitive. There are many stock reports and the on-board Crystal Reports makes it easy to create others as needed.

Cons

The payroll side is very detailed and complicated to set up. Sometimes there is no good explanation for why something has to be done in a particular way, so you just have to do it and not really understand why. Coming from Abra, HRMS payroll took some getting used to. The rounding doesn't always follow normal conventions, so we sometimes have to chase down pennies to make sure everything is exactly correct.

Reasons for Switching to Sage HRMS

Abra was no longer going to be supported

May 2020

Barbara from Sheoga Hardwood Flooring

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Paper & Forest Products

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2020

Sage HRMS - Takes effort but worth it.

The learning curve was quite steep but since we have been using the software for a while now, we are much more comfortable with it.

Pros

The system has many features within the program itself to store information, provide status and look-ups. Set up is extremely important to have done correctly in order for the software to function fully and correctly.

Cons

Reporting features are limited requiring an upgrade to incorporate Crystal Reports to obtain needed information for tax payments and reporting purposes.

Reasons for Choosing Sage HRMS

Information could be pulled from Sage Abra system and parallel processing could be run to ensure set up was done correctly.

Reasons for Switching to Sage HRMS

Sage Abra Payroll was no longer going to be supported after 2020.

May 2020

Meredith from D L Evans Bank

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2020

SAGE HRMS PAYROLL/HUMAN RESOURCE modules compared to SAGE ABRA PAYROLL/HUMAN RESOURCE

It gets the payroll process done and has other modules to greatly help, like attendance and human resources but would like a more modern payroll module.

Pros

I love that it does not have a hard close after each quarter and you can rerun reports for any payroll that is in history which means you can go back years. Love that it has an HR module that is easy to use and did not change much going from Sage ABRA to Sage HRMS but wish the payroll module was more modern and interactive so you can actually see a paycheck instead of doing a calculating process and then pulling a report to see what the paycheck will actually be. Love being able to have an excel spreadsheet containing bonuses/incentives that can be easily imported/uploaded into the payroll module.

Cons

Hate that HRMS Payroll does not have an interactive paycheck view while processing payroll where you can make a change on an employee's paycheck and see instantly how it changes everything. An example of this is if an employee wanted to change their 401k pre-tax election/deduction how would it change the taxes and net pay. It is time card driven then you have to calculate (process) before you can see an employee's possible paycheck when you run a Pre-check payroll register (report driven). Every time you have to make changes you do the change on their timecard, even to deductions, then calculate pay before you can see the employee's paystub when you run a report (Pre-check Payroll Register Report) so it is report driven. I would love to see an interactive paycheck in view and see how changes can change the net pay. I love that it comes with Crystal Reports but to find the information (fields) in the payroll directory/data bases is difficult but on the human resource director/data basis are considerably easier. Support, that you pay for, does not help you with crystal reports or how to find the field/information to get it onto a crystal report. Also the standard reports that come with the HRMS program (payroll) are not helpful nor have enough filters/sorts/structure to make them useful so you have to become savvy with Crystal reports to get the information you want in the format you must have it. Also to do W2 or tax forms are only process in HRMS payroll to Aatrix.

Reasons for Choosing Sage HRMS

We went from one Best Software/Sage product to another since the one being used was discontinued which made it an easier install. Since Sage HRMS was replacing Sage ABRA which was being discontinued there were many price breaks/incentives to do so. This also made the switch easier to install.

Reasons for Switching to Sage HRMS

Best Software Sage ABRA payroll and human resource software/program was discontinued since it was written in old FoxPro that was discontinued instead of current SQL which is supported and continues to be the programming language most often used.

November 2020

Michael from AUS Inc

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2020

Love hate relationship

We are migrating from Abra Suite so it is excellent that it is so similar but the upgrade path is ROUGH..

Pros

It is an excellent on prem solution to HR and Payroll for a company that wants allot of functionality for a reasonable price.

Cons

Performance and stability. Very slow on launch to the point that every user gets the loading twice message because the click and click. Screens can crash if you push them. I believe this is because there is still foxpro lingering underneath the covers in the screens.

Reasons for Choosing Sage HRMS

On prem and price.. as well as familiarity to our user base.

Reasons for Switching to Sage HRMS

End of life.. and foxpro

November 2020

Carol from School for Advanced Research

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2020

Webinars

I've been with this software since it was ABRAcadabra. It's a good product.

Pros

I attended a webinar today on using Crystal Reports. It was a brief overview, but easy to understand and very helpful.

Cons

Sometimes the software is not intuitive, and it's hard to learn all of the tricks to make it run smoothly. I get frustrated with tech support.

Reasons for Choosing Sage HRMS

In house and overall proce.