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2011 Overall Rating 4.5



Best Fit

Companies who want a solid on-premises or third-party hosted payroll system with full human resource management capabilities.


  • Strong payroll capabilities, including support for both U.S. and Canadian payroll.
  • Employee portal module (Sage Employee Self Service).
  • Human resources management functionality is a leader in the industry, and the application includes support for e-mail alerts and confirmations for changes to employee benefit elections.
  • Integration is supported with most Sage applications, and data can be exchanged with other applications by exporting to Excel, Access or XML format.
  • Sage Employee Self Service appearance can be modified to be consistent with company or firm branding.

Potential Limitations

  • Web-based version not available; however, a hosted version is available through nGenX and Applianz.


Sage HRMS offers a strong software solution that provides a number of options to manage payroll and HR functions in-house. Users of Sage HRMS are directly involved with new feature development, which helps ensure the products are up-to-date and offer new features that users really want/need. Pricing for Sage HRMS is dependent upon the number of active employees stored in the database and starts under $2,250. This price level includes all the HR functionality and United States or Canadian payroll processing for up to 75 employees. Discount pricing is available to users enrolled in the Sage Accountants Network.

Product Delivery Methods

_X_ On-Premises

___ SaaS

_X_ Hosted by Vendor


Basic System Functions 4.5

Reporting & Monitoring 4.5

Integration/Import/Export 4.5

Help/Support 4.5

Client Self-Service Features 5


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