Cegid vs SAP HCM comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cegid and SAP HCM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Talent Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Cegid vs. SAP HCM Report (Updated: March 2024).
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"Performance appraisal might be the most valuable feature for us.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the payment engine.""The most valuable features of Meta4 are payroll and resource recruitment. However, all of the features in the human resource system are useful.""The tool provides a lot of options.""The solution has a great payroll engine.""The performance appraisal is the most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is you can customize every type of payroll calculation that you have.""The support team were friendly and work in a systematic way. When contacting support you are able to add a level of priority to your case which is always respected by their team."

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"It has the best data management features.""They have some interesting features in the learning space.""We have managed to consolidate our payroll for all India operations on this platform.""It's very suitable for large, multi-geography companies but also very suitable for medium companies with multi-geography operations.""HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.""I think HCM was the most stable for me...It is a very scalable product.""It is a scalable solution. There are three administrators maintaining the solution: an HR person, a payroll person, and one backup.""SAP HCM has a good performance."

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"The HR portal, training model, and development career model could all use improvement. Stability and scalability should be improved as well.""I would like to have recruitment and acquisition features added to this solution.""In future releases, it would be useful to see reporting lines of all the team members in our business to understand who reports to whom.""The HR portal, training model, and the development career model all need improvement.""Meta4 could improve by allowing users to manage things by themself.""The user interface could be improved and the maintenance is complex when it comes to upgrades.""training and performance could be improved.""The solution is a little bit slow."

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"There needs to be a renovation of the interface and functionalities of the talent management modules.""It would be nice if the solution migrated to S/4HANA.""The current platform is quite rigid and not as flexible and end-user friendly as other HR solutions.""Managing changes in applications can be challenging since it complicates testing and unit testing, resulting in longer testing phases. This time-consuming process often leaves little room for actual work.""The product's learning and development features could be better, including new exclusive LMS tools.""SAP HCM cannot integrate with other third-party applications. One of the drawbacks we encounter with SAP HCM, specifically in payroll management, is the limitation regarding changing payroll areas within the same month. For instance, if an employee transitions from staff to non-staff status during the month, we face difficulties because the system doesn't allow us to change the payroll.""Reports need to be added on the time management side.""This solution needs to be more configurable and user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Meta4 requires annual maintenance that needs to be paid for."
  • "From a cost perspective, I think this is a well-balanced option."
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  • "Licensing is pretty complex. SAP does not have a straight forward way of licensing, and it differs from client to client."
  • "The terms on which you buy licenses might change due to the way they license in a particular product."
  • "For implementation, SAP offers little support unless you buy SAP Safeguarding from SAP Consulting."
  • "Be careful and guard against future changes in licensing."
  • "In my view, this product is a waste of money for SMB because there are much better products available and licensing is an issue."
  • "You pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "SAP is extremely expensive. The integration costs and customization costs are also a lot."
  • "SAP is expensive, but if you're using the product, then the expensive product becomes inexpensive. Considering its performance and features, I find it quite reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Overall, I rate the tool a seven out of ten.
    Top Answer:The tool provides a lot of options.
    Top Answer:From a cost perspective, I think this is a well-balanced option.
    Top Answer:SAP HCM is the one of the best ERP for an organization with a small to large scale business. It has the most efficient payroll functionality. Regards : SAP HR classes in pune
    Top Answer:HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.
    Top Answer:When it comes to user experience, SuccessFactors is unquestionably superior, as it provides end users with a new experience and an advanced user interface. Additionally, the entire concept of SF is to… more »
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    Also Known As
    TalentSoft, Meta4
    SAP Human Capital Management
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    We create innovative, purposeful business management solutions, designed to help professionals in retail and HR (pay and talent management), payroll, tax and CPAs, achieve their goals and make more possible.

    SAP HCM is a benefits administration solution that has a comprehensive set of tools and features for managing and optimizing all aspects of human resources. SAP HCM covers various HR functions including payroll, time and attendance management, talent management, succession planning, and employee performance evaluation.

    The goal of SAP HCM is to help organizations streamline HR processes, improve workforce productivity and efficiency, and support strategic HR decision-making. With SAP HCM, HR departments can manage employee data, track and analyze key HR metrics, and automate various HR processes to save time and resources. It is widely used by large organizations across various industries.

    SAP HCM Features

    SAP HCM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Personnel administration: With SAP HCM, users can manage employee master data, such as personal details, employment contracts, and job information.
    • Payroll: The solution provides automation of payroll processes, including tax calculation, payment generation, and reporting.
    • Time and attendance management: Automated tracking and management of employee time and attendance help users streamline HR processes. 
    • Talent management: SAP HCM includes tools for recruiting, onboarding, training, and development of employees.
    • Succession planning: With this feature, users can plan and manage employee career development and succession within the organization.
    • Performance and goal management: SAP HCM is designed with performance evaluation, goal setting, and development planning for employees.
    • Compliance management: SAP HCM offers management of legal and regulatory requirements related to HR processes.
    • Reporting and analytics: Generation of reports and analysis of key HR metrics help support decision-making.
    • Integrations: The solution has integration with other SAP modules, such as SAP Finance and SAP Supply Chain, that provide a comprehensive solution for HR management.

    SAP HCM Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing SAP HCM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Improved HR processes: The solution’s automation of HR processes, helps reduce manual effort and increases efficiency.
    • Better data management: SAP HCM provides centralized management of employee data, improving data accuracy and reducing the risk of errors.
    • Increased productivity: Because the solution streamlines HR processes, it frees up HR staff to focus on other strategic tasks.
    • Improved compliance: SAP HCM helps businesses reduce the risk of non-compliance by making legal and regulatory requirements related to HR processes easy and manageable. 
    • Better decision-making: Access to real-time HR data and analytics enables data-driven decision-making.
    • Increased transparency: SAP HCM improves visibility into HR processes, enabling HR departments to monitor performance and identify areas for improvement.
    • Better employee engagement: The solution’s provision of self-service options for employees improves employee satisfaction and engagement.
    • Cost control: SAP HCM’s automation of HR processes reduces costs associated with manual HR processes.
    • Talent management: The solution’s tools for attracting, retaining, and developing employees increase overall workforce productivity and effectiveness.

    Reviews from Real Users

    SAP HCM is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has good payroll and personnel administration, it’s a powerful tool for maintaining company data, and has valuable SuccessFactors talent modules. 

    According to Dave D., Project Manager at Telecom Namibia, “[SAP HCM] allows us to do all of our HR management processes, including payroll and personnel administration.” He also adds, “Technical support is excellent."

    “I think that it's a very powerful tool for maintaining your company data. When you maintain your data in SAP, you can generate any kind of HR report with one click,” says Sameer Y., Team Leader at Fauji Meat Limited.

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, Arsala A., SAP HCM / SF Consultant at a computer software company, explains what she likes most about SAP HCM: "Payroll processing is my favorite HCM feature, and I like all the SuccessFactors talent modules also. SAP is making good progress on enhancements to the features in the SF modules."

    Sample Customers
    Aeroports de Paris, Arkadin, Ingenico Payment Services, Bollor_ Group, Bull, FDJ, Limagrain
    City of Cape Town, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., TransAlta Corporation, Keolis, PT XL Axiata Tbk, National Football League (NFL), Plan International, Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, China Talent Group (CTG TMO), Umicore S.A., Butterfield Bank, Skrill Group Ltd.
    Top Industries
    Engineering Company22%
    Non Tech Company22%
    Security Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Large Enterprise83%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cegid vs. SAP HCM
    March 2024
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    Cegid is ranked 24th in Talent Management with 12 reviews while SAP HCM is ranked 4th in Talent Management with 45 reviews. Cegid is rated 7.2, while SAP HCM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cegid writes "Facilitates reusability, loads massive data, and creates reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HCM writes "Efficiently handles the entire hire-to-retire cycle management within an organization and the ability to scale is outstanding". Cegid is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, UKG and BambooHR, whereas SAP HCM is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Oracle HCM Cloud, ADP GlobalView Payroll and ADP Workforce Now. See our Cegid vs. SAP HCM report.

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