CakeHR Overview

What is CakeHR?

CakeHR by Sage automates the HR process so you can better manage your workforce.

Described as a software “that almost runs itself”, it not only automates repetitive tasks, it also frees companies from the burden of using Excel sheets for management.

CakeHR is a visual, user friendly Human Resource software solution. The dashboard can be customized and employees get a clear birds eye view of their goals, tasks, leaves and feedback for improved efficiency.

It offers employee scheduling with core functionalities like performance appraisal, expense management and onboarding-offboarding. Direct benefits of using CakeHR include reduced frequency of emails, data driven HR decisions thanks to the rich reporting and organizational transparency.

Consistently placed in the GetApp list of Top 10 Human Resource software solutions since 2016 and the winner of the prestigious Appealie award, CakeHR’s 24*7 customer support ranks a high 5 across dozens of reviews.

Android and iOS mobile apps are also available.

CakeHR Overview

Pricing

Starting from
CA$7.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Select your modules / price per employee, per month:

- LEAVE MANAGEMENT C$7.50*
- SHIFT SCHEDULING +C$4.00
- PERFORMANCE +C$4.00
- TIMESHEETS +C$4.00
- EXPENSES +C$2.00
- RECRUITMENT +C$250

*- included as standard

There's a free 14-day trial! You'll only pay for the number of active employees.


CakeHR Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French and 8 others, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian

Media

Self-service
Leave management
Reports & Analytics
Employee Directory & Database
Performance Management
Employee Profiles
Timesheets
Scheduling
1-to-1
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CakeHR Reviews

CakeHR Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
150

Very good
115

Average
19

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.6
93% recommended this app
Nicole S.

Easy to set up and run

Although we are only a small company, we were trying to manually record our employees' holiday and sick leave as well as days in lieu, but found that we were losing track of vital information. CakeHR lets us keep all this information in an organised way, and lets our employees also keep track of their accrued allowances, as well as requesting leave in a more formal and organised manner.


Robert H.

Cake HR - Solid Technology


Antonio R.

Looks great and offer many modules and but the functionality of most of them is very basic.

Certainly cakeHR solves part of the management of my company's talent department, but it is still far from being a suitable software for companies with more than 50 employees.

Changing any software in a large organization is complicated and I believe that CakeHR has a great potential to be exploited, so I still hope that they will listen to the users' suggestions and implement the requested functionalities.

It would be a good thing if they published the roadmap so that we could know how they are going to develop the product.


Matt S.

Simple, easy to use HR software

Responsive to concerns, no reliability issues


Anna J.

One of the quickest growing HR systems on the market

Only second to one system, which is unaffordable for us. I look forward to seeing how this company develops. I recommend this system for any growing startup and SME.


Nicole S.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Easy to set up and run

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 6/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Although we are only a small company, we were trying to manually record our employees' holiday and sick leave as well as days in lieu, but found that we were losing track of vital information. CakeHR lets us keep all this information in an organised way, and lets our employees also keep track of their accrued allowances, as well as requesting leave in a more formal and organised manner.

Pros

I really liked the choice of price points, depending on the needs of your business. The user interface is also intuitive, and the calendar integrates well with Outlook.

Cons

The trial version didn't have New Zealand public holidays automatically included, so I had to add these manually.

Response from HR Bakery

Dear Nicole,

I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying your experience with CakeHR!
There are a lot of features we keep updating on a weekly basis and, probably thanks to you, now we have possibility to import also public holidays of New Zealand.
So now, for certain, you can refer us to your New Zealand friends and colleagues, we are all set :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Robert H.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Cake HR - Solid Technology

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 6/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Its simple, does what it says it will do. Personally I like how it syncs with the calendar.

Cons

I took a week off during easter. We have down on it a company day on Good Friday and Bank Holiday on the Monday. Both days were taken from Annual leave.

Response from HR Bakery

Dear Robert,

Thank you very much for reaching out!
I'll contact you directly, to go through Leave management once again, as mentioned issue can be resolved, a few clicks is all it takes :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Antonio R.
Industry: Chemicals
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Looks great and offer many modules and but the functionality of most of them is very basic.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 9/6/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Certainly cakeHR solves part of the management of my company's talent department, but it is still far from being a suitable software for companies with more than 50 employees.

Changing any software in a large organization is complicated and I believe that CakeHR has a great potential to be exploited, so I still hope that they will listen to the users' suggestions and implement the requested functionalities.

It would be a good thing if they published the roadmap so that we could know how they are going to develop the product.

Pros

The user interface of the web application is nice. It is easy to use by employees for absence requests.

The calendar view is very convenient to see at a glance the planned absences.

The talent department likes the performance module.

Cons

General: The administration of the system is difficult. It is not prepared for companies with more than 50 employees because any type of grouping has to be done employee by employee, among other thigs.

Support: It is disconcerting, sometimes responding quickly and providing some solution, but most of the time, besides responding late, it gives the feeling of unprofessionalism.

Interface: Apparently it is nice, but there are some views, such as the user profile management, where they are limited to show in a single column each one of the fields, which makes very uncomfortable the information visualization.

Document management: It is extremely basic and not very efficient. It becomes chaotic.

Absences: It more or less works well, although as always, with little flexibility, burdening the talent department with avoidable tasks.

Expenses: The same, very basic implementation. For us to be able to use it in my company a couple of additional fields are needed (name and VAT number of the provider) which they promised to add before the second quarter of 2019 but have not yet done so. In general there are few updates. I feel that they were adding new features more frequently at the beginning of the year.

Mobile application: It is very basic, almost no functionality. You can't clock in/out from the app, which is essential these days for employees who move around. From support I was told to access the web application from a mobile browser...

API: Very basic and incomplete.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Matt S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Simple, easy to use HR software

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 7/2/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Responsive to concerns, no reliability issues

Pros

Our team uses it to manage our paid time off and remote working policies. It's super simple and easy to use and very cost effective.

Cons

The way it is set up is probably designed for larger teams and takes a bit of effort in order to see everyone's calender as opposed to only the individuals on your 'team'

Response from HR Bakery

Dear Matt,

Thank you very much for your feedback! We suggest using also our CakeHR app, that will help you to manage time-off policies much easier and it's more convenient when you are on the go :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Anna J.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

One of the quickest growing HR systems on the market

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 7/4/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Only second to one system, which is unaffordable for us. I look forward to seeing how this company develops. I recommend this system for any growing startup and SME.

Pros

Very responsive team.
Slack integration of the leave management is handy and updates in realtime
Leave management is really good, I like that you can extra mandatory fields. We use this to track out of office staff, and remote working. It's also used to track time spent on their personal wellbeing.
The app is handy, I know most of the staff use this instead of the web version.
The org chart with collapsable levels and drag and drop changes is a very strong feature.

Cons

most cons are just potential development and improvement as apposed to major flaws.
Adding timesheets could be more streamlined, maybe a quick add from a calendar style overview would be nicer.
Expense management - it would be great to be able to integrate with Xero.

Response from HR Bakery

Dear Anna,

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and suggestions. Let's hop on a call and discuss those in more details. I will be in touch with you :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 285 user ratings
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CakeHR Pricing

CakeHR Pricing

Starting from
CA$7.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Select your modules / price per employee, per month:

- LEAVE MANAGEMENT C$7.50*
- SHIFT SCHEDULING +C$4.00
- PERFORMANCE +C$4.00
- TIMESHEETS +C$4.00
- EXPENSES +C$2.00
- RECRUITMENT +C$250

*- included as standard

There's a free 14-day trial! You'll only pay for the number of active employees.

Select your modules / price per employee, per month:

- LEAVE MANAGEMENT C$7.50*
- SHIFT SCHEDULING +C$4.00
- PERFORMANCE +C$4.00
- TIMESHEETS +C$4.00
- EXPENSES +C$2.00
- RECRUITMENT +C$250

*- included as standard

There's a free 14-day trial! You'll only pay for the number of active employees.

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 285 user ratings
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CakeHR Features

CakeHR Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4/5
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Categories

Additional information for CakeHR

Additional information for CakeHR

Key features of CakeHR

  • Asset Management
  • Employee Directory & Database
  • Expenses Management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Reports & Analytics
  • Scheduling & Timesheets
  • Self-service & Leave management

Benefits

1. Easy to use
2. Very graphic
2. Great to navigate
3. Mobile apps for iOS & Android devices
5. Feature set that will meet your needs
6. Award-winning software and HR blog

CakeHR FAQs

CakeHR FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for CakeHR.

Q. What type of pricing plans does CakeHR offer?

CakeHR offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: CA$7.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Select your modules / price per employee, per month: - LEAVE MANAGEMENT C$7.50* - SHIFT SCHEDULING +C$4.00 - PERFORMANCE +C$4.00 - TIMESHEETS +C$4.00 - EXPENSES +C$2.00 - RECRUITMENT +C$250 *- included as standard There's a free 14-day trial! You'll only pay for the number of active employees.

Q. What are the main features of CakeHR?

CakeHR offers the following features:

  • Asset Management
  • Employee Directory & Database
  • Expenses Management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Reports & Analytics
  • Scheduling & Timesheets
  • Self-service & Leave management

Q. Who are the typical users of CakeHR?

CakeHR has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does CakeHR support?

CakeHR supports the following languages:

Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does CakeHR offer?

CakeHR has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does CakeHR support mobile devices?

CakeHR supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does CakeHR integrate with?

CakeHR integrates with the following applications:

Findmyshift, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Slack, Teamdeck, Trelica, Zapier

Q. What level of support does CakeHR offer?

CakeHR offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials