Who Uses CakeHR?

CakeHR is the ideal choice for small-to-medium businesses that don't want to get bogged down in using spreadsheets or paper to manage their employees.

What Is CakeHR?

CakeHR by Sage is designed for adoption by employees and brings automation, transparency & engagement to HR.

Built to help small and medium enterprises stay agile, it offers key features like 360 feedback, employee scheduling, goals, expenses, performance appraisal, time tracking & team directory.

Rely on CakeHRs user-friendly navigation & customizable dashboard to effortlessly automate tasks, eliminate Excel sheet dependence, and reduce email frequency.

Android & iOS apps available!

CakeHR Details

HR Bakery

http://www.cake.hr

Founded 2012

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
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CakeHR pricing overview

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CakeHR does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. CakeHR paid version starts at US$5.50/month.


Starting Price

US$5.50/month. See pricing details

Free Version

No

Free Trial

CakeHR Features

  • Dashboard
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Rater Selection
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback

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  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Posting
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Workflow Management

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  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time Tracking

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  • Automated Scheduling
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Time Clock
  • Payroll Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Shift Swapping

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  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Dashboard
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Leave & Absence Reporting
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Talent Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Profiles
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Time Off Management

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  • Approval Process Control
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Leave & Absence Reporting
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Self Service Portal

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  • Document Management
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Handbook
  • Job Description Management
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Task Management
  • Training Management

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  • Collaboration
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Photos
  • Interactive Elements
  • Publishing/Sharing
  • Templates
  • Version Control

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Compensation Management
  • Custom Rating Scales
  • Customisable Templates
  • Individual Development Plans
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Appraisals
  • Skills Assessments
  • Weighted Performance Measures

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  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • CRM
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Self Service Portal

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Class Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Multi-Location
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking Management

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  • Biometric Recognition
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Punch Card
  • Payroll Management
  • Punch card
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workstation Tracking

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  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Employee Database
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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  • Activity Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Expense Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project

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  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Contractor Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Recruitment Management
  • Skills Tracking
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Variable Workforce

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CakeHR Reviews

Showing 5 of 285 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Nicole S.
Business Manager
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2019

"Easy to set up and run"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by HR Bakery on 14/06/2019

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2019
Robert H.
Director
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2019

"Cake HR - Solid Technology"

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.

Vendor Response

by HR Bakery on 14/06/2019

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2019
Antonio R.
Head of I.T.
Chemicals, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/09/2020

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/09/2020
André N.
Principal Software Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/06/2020

"Really nice HR tool"

Comments: Overall I was quite pleased with the experience while using Cake. We have since moved to another product.

Pros: I really liked the lean interface, which was easy to navigate and perform the operations you had to.
I used it from an employee perspective, mostly to schedule my time off.

Cons: Perhaps they could allow "normal" users to create custom dashboards, and have different types of activities in the paltform.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/06/2020
Matt S.
CEO
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/07/2019

"Simple, easy to use HR software"

Comments: 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'

Vendor Response

by HR Bakery on 15/07/2019

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/07/2019