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A human resources management system designed by Sage. Formerly known as Abra.

About Sage HRMS


Sage HRMS helps you elevate the level of service your HR department provides. This easy-to-use software lets you deliver crucial process analytics and decision support to management, increase employee motivation and retention, and improve organizational efficiency by automating employee related procedures. Using Sage HRMS you can:

  • Reduce time-consuming and error-prone clerical work by centralizing, tracking, and reporting employee data that may be scattered across multiple systems.
  • Ensure government compliance to avoid company risk in meeting federal and state rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Manage your employee information more effectively with a set of powerful tools.
  • Closely monitor employee records and personnel actions, HR compliance, benefits administration, absence management, reporting (standard and custom), and data import/export actions.

Maximize Your Return on Employee Investment

Do you treat your employees like investments? A company is only as good as its workforce. We are used to talking about a company as if the organization itself is a person, but an organization does not generate ideas, does not give service, and by itself is neither efficient nor productive. People make all of those things happen.

At Sage, we believe that employees are the most important component in the quest to improve business results. It makes sense to treat employee-related expenses as an investment in the workforce. Like any other investment, this critical company investment must yield a healthy return. We call that the Return On Employee Investment or ROEI".

HR-related technology such as Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) and Talent Management solutions were traditionally thought of as cost reduction tools, saving time and automating routine administration to raise productivity within the HR department itself. An HRMS certainly does deliver that result. But when viewed as part of an investment in a competitive workforce, it can do much more.

Through employee self-service, training, development, compensation, and benefits management, HRMS and Talent Management can provide the tools to help keep employees engaged and satisfied. These systems also deliver the analytics to help managers and executives examine trends, support business decisions, and plan for future organizational changes.

Investing in an HRMS solution, integrated with performance management, learning and training, tools for decision support, self-service portals, and more, is an investment in the most important asset of the organization: its employees. And the return on the investment in employees can turn a struggling company into a winner.

An industry-leading, customizable HRMS solution, Sage HRMS helps companies optimize their HR business processes as well as maximize their Return On Employee Investment (ROEI)". Developed by HR professionals for HR professionals, Sage HRMS delivers a tightly integrated set of comprehensive features and functionality that increase efficiency and improve productivity at every level in the organization.

With Sage HRMS, you can successfully meet and respond to the HR management challenges you face every day in the areas of payroll, benefits, employee self-service, attendance, recruiting, training, workforce analytics, and more. By automating and streamlining your day-to-day HR business processes using Sage HRMS, you and your staff are freed up to spend more time and energy on the business asset that is most vital to your company–your employees.

The Single Point of Truth

The Sage HRMS centralized database contains all the present and historic information about active and nonactive employees of the organization. Sage HRMS is your single source for flawless payroll processing, employee administration, registration, analysis, employee life-cycle management, and all other crucial employee-related information. The benefit? High accuracy and reliability of your data translates into high efficiency for your organization.

Unlike other systems, Sage HRMS is the only solution that combines low cost, ease of use, and the ability to dynamically share information with executives, managers, and others both inside and outside your organization, so leaders receive accurate information securely, when and where they want it. From on-demand information sharing to process automation and real-time business alerts, Sage HRMS is designed to support executive analysis and decision-making. Sage HRMS helps ensure that the HR mission-critical needs of your organization are met with the employees and programs you require today–and even as those needs change and grow well into the future.

Sage Benefits Enrollment

Empower employees to make their own benefits elections and maximize your Return on Employee Investment (ROEI). Sage Benefits Enrollment moves benefits open enrollment online and saves countless hours, paperwork, and postage fees with the ability to make benefits elections through the Internet or intranet. Easy-to-use wizards guide administrators through the benefit plan setup process and guide employees through open enrollment. The entire organization benefits by significantly reducing time delays and errors due to manual processing.

Sage Benefits Enrollment also increases employee satisfaction by delivering full and detailed access to benefit plans and convenient year-round life events management. Employees can view and update information anytime, anywhere, including marital status, dependents, and even link directly to providers.

Sage Benefits Enrollment builds on the foundation of Sage HRMS to provide a powerful, reliable, secure, and complete benefits management solution. Take advantage of the invaluable savings across the organization and achieve optimal ROEI:

  • Empower employees to manage their own life event changes that impact benefits.
  • Integrate your benefit plan with URL links to benefit provider websites and post company-specific plan documents for employees to review online.
  • Give employees an easy, familiar platform to access information and make selections during the open enrollment process.
  • Offer employees the ability to compare current benefit elections with alternative benefit plans.

Get Complete Benefits Management With Sage HRMS

  • Employees can make benefits elections online with Sage Benefits Enrollment, which can then be approved and automatically updated in Sage HRMS.
  • Sage HRMS manages all types of benefit plans, defines eligibility criteria, and calculates premium and benefits costs for employees and dependents.
  • Sage HRMS Benefits Messenger closes the loop by electronically submitting annual benefit elections and new employee benefits elections to your carriers, streamlining the entire benefits management process.

Sage Employee Self Service

Sage Employee Self Service (Sage ESS) helps you automate your company’s business processes and maximize your organization’s Return on Employee Investment (ROEI). With Sage Employee Self Service, HR empowers employees with ownership of their personal information so they can view and update certain fields without needing help with routine inquiries. Automated workflow and customizable features enable employees and supervisors to manage time-off requests, benefits changes, job details, and training history–anytime, anyplace over the Internet or company intranet.

With Sage Employee Self Service, HR can positively affect employee performance and productivity by providing instant access to critical data including:

  • Personal HR information including skills, job history, and performance reviews.
  • Payroll information including pay history and pay stub details.
  • Comprehensive employee data for direct and indirect reports.
  • Attendance balances and time-off requests.

Sage Employee Self Service significantly improves business processes and provides dynamic information sharing capabilities across the organization. Without needing IS support, HR can define how data is distributed and tailor it to the specific needs and security profile of each user. This new capability allows data to become insightful business intelligence and allows decision makers to produce informed business decisions.



Sage HRMS contains all the essentials you need for efficient and reliable human resource management. The robust, underlying database acts as your single point of truth. The solution contains comprehensive benefits administration, and addresses all of your compliance reporting needs, time-off and absence tracking, and powerful import and export functions. The intuitive user interface gives you quick access to the information and is built with your daily tasks and processes in mind. The sophisticated, multi-level security options let you control who can access or view information.

Sage HRMS Alerts and Workflow

Every organization has critical information and transactions that require ongoing supervision. Sage HRMS Alerts and Workflow by Vineyardsoft, proactively monitors your organization’s Sage HRMS data and identifies conditions that fall outside of your standard operating procedures. Sage HRMS Alerts and Workflow searches for important deadlines, so you can avoid costly compliance issues, expired benefits, or missed recertification deadlines. When the system identifies an issue, it sends an alert so appropriate action can be taken.

Sage HRMS Alerts and Workflow can send alerts to email, cell phone, pager, fax, dashboard, or a pop-up on your screen. Once the alert is delivered, the system triggers automated workflows to automatically generate any documents you will need and continually update your Sage HRMS database with results. Are you spending too much time manually distributing and collecting various forms, documents, and reports? Sage HRMS Alerts and Workflow can also automate the production and delivery of your documents and deliver information to the right people at the right time.

Sage HRMS Alerts and Workflow provides another way for your organization to automate business processes and ensure your organization does not overlook important business decisions. Sage HRMS Alerts and Workflow can also combine data from multiple Sage applications, so you can:

  • Notify staff about critical business issues as they occur, rather than hours, days, or weeks later.
  • Identify trends or problems across your entire business.
  • Be alerted to changes and corrections.
  • Maintain an online history of triggered events, delivered alerts, and executed workflow.

Sage HRMS Benefits Messenger

Sage HRMS Benefits Messenger simplifies benefits administration processes by securely automating the delivery of employee benefits enrollment data to health insurance carriers. It helps you provide accurate, timely election information to each benefit carrier and improves communication by automatically reformatting the data already in your Sage HRMS system and sending it to your carriers on your behalf.

Streamline your entire benefits enrollment process with Sage HRMS Benefits Messenger. The automated system eliminates costly errors associated with duplicate data entry and “missed enrollments” both during open enrollment periods and life changes throughout the year. Sage HRMS Benefits Messenger makes it easy to switch carriers when you need to, giving you more flexibility to find the most cost-effective insurance plans for your company.

When combined with Sage HRMS and Sage Benefits Enrollment, Sage HRMS Benefits Messenger offers a complete, end-to-end benefits management solution. You can rest assured knowing your employee data is protected through multilevel security, and the system provides automatic transmission confirmations so you know your benefits data has been received and set up.

Get Complete Benefits Management With Sage HRMS

  • Employees can make benefits elections online with Sage Benefits Enrollment, which can then be approved and automatically updated in Sage HRMS.
  • Sage HRMS manages all types of benefit plans, defines eligibility criteria, and calculates premium and benefits costs for employees and dependents.
  • Sage HRMS Benefits Messenger closes the loop by electronically submitting annual benefit elections and new employee benefits elections to your carriers, streamlining the entire benefits management process.

Sage HRMS Checks and Forms

Save time and money and never have to guess whether you’ve ordered the correct checks for your Sage HRMS software. Checks and Forms has a variety of payroll checks and direct deposit forms specifically designed to work with the software, and are the only checks and forms guaranteed by Sage HRMS to be 100 percent compatible.

Review the online catalog to choose from a complete line of checks, forms and other customizable products.

Why use Sage for your Sage HRMS checks and forms?

  • We offer the latest in tamper-resistant security features, providing the highest possible safety and security.
  • Fast, dedicated customer service from an experienced team waiting to understand your organization and provide what you need.
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with your order, just return it within 30 days for a complete refund, including shipping and handling!

Sage HRMS Cyber Recruiter

Sage HRMS Cyber Recruiter® by Visibility Software is applicant tracking and recruiting software that helps hiring managers, recruiters, and applicants communicate more effectively during the recruiting process. This highly configurable, web-based and paperless tool will help your organization find the best candidates and fill open positions faster.

Sage HRMS Cyber Recruiter automates and streamlines your recruiting and hiring cycle from start to finish. The process begins when your hiring manager or recruiter creates a position within Cyber Recruiter. The new position is automatically routed for approval through email. As soon as it’s approved, you can easily post the job on your company website and online job boards.

Employees can use Sage HRMS Cyber Recruiter to update their resume information so you won’t miss the chance to promote a highly qualified internal candidate. Employees can also enter referrals to suggest external candidates for open positions.

Candidates apply for jobs and submit their resumes online. Quickly search and filter resumes to find candidates with the right skill set. Cyber Recruiter automatically screens applicants based on weighted requisition-specific questions that you develop. Then it routes qualified applicants to hiring managers for consideration and helps recruiters easily schedule interviews.

When you’ve found the right person for the job, Sage HRMS Cyber Recruiter can create an offer letter or email to send to the candidate. Onboarding is a breeze–because Sage HRMS Cyber Recruiter integrates with Sage HRMS, applicant information can be transferred to create your new employee’s HRMS record.

Spend less time on paperwork and more time finding fantastic applicants to add value to your organization. With Sage HRMS Cyber Recruiter, it’s easier than ever to create the best workforce to meet business objectives.

Sage HRMS HR Actions

Take self-service capabilities to the next level with Sage HRMS HR Actions® by Delphia Consulting. Sage HRMS HR Actions enables you to create paperless forms using any fields in Sage HRMS and streamline the collection and approval of employee data using web-based self service. Anyone can initiate forms over the Internet or intranet–HR, managers, or employees–to automate the routing and approval of key company forms.

Simplify the employee change and performance appraisal processes. Interactive web-based forms replace paper forms, are easy to use, and result in submitted actions that are complete, accurate, and secure. Empower managers and improve service with online access to real-time information, including employee personnel files. The dashboard gives managers and HR visibility and control of actions throughout the workflow process.

Sage HRMS HR Actions helps you accelerate HR and payroll transactions throughout the employment lifecycle so you can:

  • Improve data quality and ensure the right information is captured on every form.
  • Ensure business processes are always followed consistently.
  • Get real-time monitoring and control for every form at any stage of the approval process.
  • Build dynamic forms easily with the help of wizards.
  • Eliminate data entry from paper forms into Sage HRMS and improve process efficiency

Sage HRMS OrgPlus

Before you make changes to your workforce, it helps to be able to see where you are today. Sage HRMS OrgPlus helps you visually diagram your current organizational structure and share it easily across your company. Publish charts directly to the Internet or intranet so employees and managers can better understand everyone’s role in achieving organizational objectives.

Sage HRMS OrgPlus helps you produce what-if scenario analysis and strategize for different business scenarios with the ability to drag and drop employees, functions, or whole departments into new places in the hierarchy. See how workforce restructuring decisions will impact your business using built-in formulas to measure the impact of headcount and salary changes. You can even produce detailed change reports to help realize new organizational plans.

By linking directly to your Sage HRMS database, this intuitive charting tool improves companywide communication, planning, and business decision support. Sage HRMS OrgPlus enables you to:

  • Automatically create organizational charts and dynamically format your data.
  • Publish your charts in a variety of formats or post them online.
  • Create what-if business scenarios and measure their impact.
  • Customize charts with predefined templates or flexible formatting tools.

Sage HRMS Payroll

When you are managing payroll, there is no room for error. With Sage HRMS Payroll, you get a comprehensive and flexible solution that helps you easily manage your organization’s payroll so you can process payroll accurately and quickly, every time. Sage HRMS Payroll makes it easy to produce paychecks on demand, run trial payrolls, and make last-minute changes with no hassle. It helps you easily meet the needs of your unique organization with flexible features including unlimited earnings, taxes, and deduction types, multiple user-defined pay groups, and customizable actions.

Leverage the seamless integration with Sage HRMS to eliminate duplicate data entry, simplify reporting, and automatically link benefit plans in HR to deductions in payroll. Plus, Sage HRMS Payroll empowers payroll managers to:

  • Preview and print standard and customized checks and direct deposit advices for selected pay groups.
  • Support unlimited direct deposit accounts for each employee, as well as automatic ACH file creation.
  • Enable employees to manage a variety of personal payroll information when used with Sage ESS.
  • Provide employees with paperless paychecks with the Sage Payroll PayCard.

Easy-to-use setup wizards help you establish tax, earnings, and deduction codes so you can quickly perform critical payroll functions and modify the system to meet your unique needs. With Sage HRMS Payroll, you can meet government and management reporting requirements with comprehensive reporting tools including more than 100 built-in reports, SAP Crystal Reports® for Sage HRMS, and the easy-to-use Secure Query report writer. Sage HRMS Payroll provides support for both U.S. and Canadian companies, helping you confidently meet government tax regulations and payment deadlines with automatic quarterly updates:

  • U.S. companies get a full range of tax management capabilities including all standard tax tables, compatibility with Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), and electronic media reporting for all states.
  • For Canadian companies, Sage HRMS Payroll includes automatic federal and provincial tax tables, supports filing requirements for the EFTPS, and accommodates both the check and direct deposit filing methods.

Sage HRMS Talent Management

Empower your people with Sage HRMS Talent Management by Cornerstone OnDemand, the only fully scalable, on-demand, integrated talent management solution built for small to midsized, growth-oriented companies. Whether you need to tackle a training project, automate performance reviews, or roll out a business social networking community, Sage HRMS Talent Management is powerful and flexible enough to meet your challenges and grow with your business. Critically, Talent Management for Sage HRMS is streamlined to deliver rapid return on employee investment (ROEI) to your organization.

Small and midsized organizations compete in the same markets and for the same talent as large global companies. With Sage HRMS Talent Management your organization will get an edge on the competition by ensuring that your people are aligned and developed for maximum productivity and contribution. Workforce readiness translates directly to bottom-line organizational performance.

A Modular, Highly Configurable Suite of Software Tools

Sage HRMS Talent Management offers two full-featured solutions, each containing a range of talent management tools that will grow with the evolving needs of your business:

Sage HRMS Learning Management by Cornerstone OnDemand

Sage HRMS Learning Management by Cornerstone OnDemand helps you optimize your talent by delivering highly targeted training of any kind–ensuring that learning initiatives are not randomly assigned but instead actively address identified competency and skill gaps and drive organizational productivity.

Sage HRMS Performance Management by Cornerstone OnDemand

Your organization has a strategic plan. You build operating plans to increase market share, reduce time-to-market, increase profits, and improve customer satisfaction. You also plan for leadership and workforce growth needs to support the plan. Unfortunately, there is often no link between the vision for the organization and the everyday employee performance management goals of your workforce. In addition, there is a lack of visibility into the leadership pipeline and no effective way to know where skills lie in your workforce.

Product Overview

Market Focus

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Industry Focus

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Health Care
Professional Services
Other Industries:
  • Hospitality (6%)
  • Software Development (6%)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources (6%)
  • Government (5%)
  • Service (5%)
  • Non-Profit (5%)

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User Reviews of Sage HRMS

Submitted on January 27th, 2014 by Chris from Delivery Drivers, Inc.

There are multiple modules within the software, but the one that we got was just with payroll. It is like ADP where you can process payroll for multiple companies.