An on-premise human resources management software offering payroll tools and employee data analysis. Formerly known as Abra.

Product Overview

Sage HRMS, formerly Abra, is an on-premise human resources management software. It streamlines HR processes by automating employee data management, ensuring compliance with government regulations, and providing decision support through analytics. Key features include payroll management, recruiting, compliance, time and attendance, benefits administration, paperless HR, and talent management.


  • Payroll & HR modules supporting in-house payroll processing
  • Customizable reports through Crystal Reports


  • Complex setup on the payroll side
  • Lacks interactive paycheck views

Target Market

Small to medium-sized businesses looking for an on-premise solution with a strong focus on payroll and HR functionalities.

About Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS is a complete on-premise human resource management software that helps small- to medium-sized businesses improve policies and make smart decisions.

Sage HRMS helps elevate the level of service HR departments provide. The software delivers crucial process analytics and decision support to management, increases employee motivation and retention, and improves organizational efficiency by automating employee-related procedures.

The platform can help:

  • 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 in meeting federal and state rules, regulations, and reporting requirements to avoid company risk.
  • Manage 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.

Sage HRMS Key Features

  • Payroll management and processing
  • Recruiting and onboarding
  • Risk mitigation and compliance
  • Time and attendance management
  • Employee benefits management
  • Paperless HR
  • Talent management
  • Decision support

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Starting Price
$1,600 (perpetual license)
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User Reviews of Sage HRMS

Submitted on January 27th, 2014 by Chris

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.

The Good…

It is very intuitive and there aren’t any monthly fees which a lot of the other software had.

The Bad…

The only thing so far is that you have to be on the same network as the client.

Submitted on October 17th, 2012 by Anonymous

It looks like a Microsoft product which means it’s mature and functionally rich. If your employees are already familiar with the Microsoft interface, training should be straight forward. Also the Sage VAR channel is a valuable resource if you need local installation or training.

With such a large customer base, Sage can be all over the map in terms of customer maps. I’d say most are SMBs. The tie in to integration that Sage has to CRM, ERP, and financials, makes the HRMS an automatic consideration if you already leverage a Sage application.

If your company, regardless of industry verticle, is looking for a best of breed option, other options beyond HRMS may better suit your objectives.