About Sage HR

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) 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.

Sage HR 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 Sage HR 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, Sage HR 24*7 customer support ranks a high 5 across dozens of reviews.

Android and iOS mobile apps are also available.

Pricing starting from:


  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription
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Key benefits of Sage HR

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


Business size



Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French and 8 others, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:


  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription
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Customisable Dashboard
Your all new HR dashboard!
Leave management
Reports & Analytics
Employee Directory & Database
Performance Management
Employee Profiles
Dynamic org chart
Document management
Advanced Reports
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Total features of Sage HR: 192

  • 360 Degree Feedback Software
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anonymous Feedback
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Applications Management
  • Appointment Scheduling Software
  • Appraisal History
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Class Scheduling
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Demographic Data
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Photos
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Feedback Management
  • Geographic Maps
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Group Scheduling
  • HR Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Interactive Elements
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Job Scheduling
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Manual Time Entry
  • Mentorship
  • Messaging
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Workforce Control
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Office Directory
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Booking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Org Chart Creation
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Progress Tracking
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Rater Selection
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management Software
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Salary History
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Succession Planning Software
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management Software
  • iCalendar Support



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Nicole S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to set up and run

Reviewed on 2019-06-10

Although we are only a small company, we were trying to manually record our employees' holiday and...

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.


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.


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,

Robert H.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Cake HR - Solid Technology

Reviewed on 2019-06-10


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


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,

Antonio R.
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2020-09-06

Certainly cakeHR solves part of the management of my company's talent department, but it is still...

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.


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.


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.

Shawn Y.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Sage Solution

Reviewed on 2021-01-03

This software suite will allow managment to automate internal human resource processes, that were...

This software suite will allow managment to automate internal human resource processes, that were previously completed manually. This has improved our internal efficiencies.


What I liked about this software is the ease to automate internal processes.This software will allow a complete electronic profile to be created for all employees.


I found there was a bit of a learning curve to become a fluent user. This software may be problematic for non-computer literate employees.

Matt S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple, easy to use HR software

Reviewed on 2019-07-02

Responsive to concerns, no reliability issues

Responsive to concerns, no reliability issues


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.


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,

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Sage HR FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Sage HR.

Sage HR offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $7.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: 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.

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Sage HR has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Sage HR supports the following languages:

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

Sage HR supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Sage HR integrates with the following applications:

Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Zapier

Sage HR offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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