Sapling

Sapling

Onboarding and HRIS platform for mid-sized companies

4.7/5 (208 reviews)

Sapling Overview

Sapling is a cloud-based HR management and onboarding solution designed to assist businesses in managing employee data, automating workflows, and enhancing the employee experience throughout their time at the company. The software is aimed particularly at mid-market companies with at least 100 employees, especially those with multiple international offices.

Sapling’s self-service portal allows employees to complete and sign documents, provide information, and explore their organization electronically. The preboarding experience can be setup to introduce new hires to the company mission, culture, teams, and more, before their first day. All users can access an interactive organization chart which updates in real-time with details of title changes, employee departures, and contact information, removing the need for multiple systems to be updated manually.

With customizable workflows and email templates, Sapling enables HR process automation, with the aim of reducing administrative workload. Delegated tasks can be completed directly from within users’ emails, and comments and @mentions facilitate communication between team members. eSignature tools, including a paperwork packet builder, allow administrators to create, upload, and distribute documents requiring signatures, with employees able to sign their paperwork online to maintain compliance with internal policies and external regulations at the city, state, or federal level. Dashboards and customizable reports provide HR insights, field auditing, and the ability to track key information, and data can be exported to Google Sheets with a single click. Sapling also integrates with a range of applicant tracking and payroll solutions to enable synchronization of employee data across systems.

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Sapling Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
98% positive reviews
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Kybrinna W.

Sapling competition

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/08
Review Source: Capterra

It has been good. It is a solid software and has a very knowledgeable staff. While there is always room for improvement, being progressive with review offerings will make the technology community buzz.

Pros

User interface is awesome:
With todays fast pace demand for more intuitive interfacing technoligies and data recovery, Sapling does a great job in addressing the everyday technical issues from recruiting to onboarding completion and document storage issues. While automization can result in cumbersom changes to workflows and clunky tasking, Saplings User interface is Simple, Clean and visually organized in it's step process.

Cons

Feed creation and implementation process:
There are some setup quirks in site formating, email notifications to New Hires, and communications configurations between softwares. As a Client I know that not all are technologically gifted in the architect of development and operational implementation. It would be beneficial if Sapling's implementation team had some one on one forcast requirements of the Client and the HRIS Software Support team. I was looped in after the 3rd implementation attempt had crashed. Reporting and file creators along with Software team's communications feed and Market place implementation staff been in on this - one on one confrencing, a robust "sandboxing," and a slower sectioned rollout occured. I think this would have gone A-LOT smoother.
Technical support:
A week? Seriously? No other offerings or work arounds? Especially for mutistate companies.
Verbage visibility:
Soft gray is very hard on the eyes. Backlit screens and overhead florescents make it difficult - even with a difuser. Wish you could use your purple or a medium blue color that would differentiate between titles etc. and information entered.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Terlya H.

Time-saving, efficient, intuitive experience

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/02/20
Review Source: Capterra

- Automated workflows
- Seamless scheduling
- customized onboarding experiences
- Increased visibility
- Clearer timelines/deadlines
- Clear responsibilities/ownership
- Org structure/ mapping capabilities
- Greater accountability
- easier planning/mapping

Pros

My favourite thing about Sapling is the ability to create customized onboarding journeys. Onboarding is so important to a company and Sapling enables you to create unforgettable experiences by automating the admin heavy side so that you can focus on creating a seamless/customised experiences.

Cons

It's reporting, storage and analytics capabilities have a long way to go. As we scale, I question wether we will outgrow it as a HRIS due to these things mentioned.

Response from Sapling Technologies

Thank you for taking the time to write a such a detailed review. It's great to hear what you like best about Sapling and how Sapling has provided a way for you to create customized onboarding for new hires. At Sapling, no onboarding is the same and we love when teams like yours go above and beyond to make their onboarding experience special.

Reporting and analytics have been a big focus for the Sapling team in 2018 and we can't wait to share what we have been creating to help as your team grows!

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jonathan W.

Have amplified employee onboarding with Sapling

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/02/14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Having a platform for employees to learn about the culture and history of our organization, as well as get to know their colleagues ahead of starting, has greatly improved the onboarding process. We really enjoy the buddy feature, as it has taken our employee buddy program to a new level and increases engagement. Instead of having to use paper forms and checklists for onboarding, and sending back and forth emails, tasks are easily delegated to the appropriate people in my office and there's more transparency in the process.

Cons

Sapling has released a plethora of new features in the year that I've been on the platform, many from customer feedback. I'd like to see an Office 365 integration, as there currently is one with G Suite.

Response from Sapling Technologies

Thanks for your kind words. The team here at Sapling is dedicated to helping new hires feel right at home and get to know their colleagues even before their first day. It's great to hear that UCSF has found success using the buddy feature. Buddy programs are a great way to kick-start the process of connecting with your new hire and making them feel welcomed.

Please keep the feedback coming and we're excited about the partnership we've created to help you do your best work!

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Renee H.

A Modern application with a simple concept

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/09/24
Review Source: Capterra

Getting my hands on this new software has been a great experience I can access all the things I need and it keeps me updated on everything I need to know that is going on with not only my self but my team memeber I would highly recommend this software to anyone who wants a software that gets the job done all in one place

Pros

The innovative technology that allows you to not only have easy access to your profile and your team memebers, but other leaders and team members in different locations to all be able to communicate and help one another. Also it’s as if your at a one stop shop from easy accessible tabs to keep track of your daily tasks to making keeping track of all of your information safer and quicker than ever.

Cons

This software is awesome if your using it from a pc if your using a mobile device and could be a little frustrating to access certain things. Which could easily be solved by flipping your phone into the horizontally direction a lot of the tabs you wouldn’t previously have see will now appear making everything to slot smoother.

Response from Sapling Technologies

Thanks so much for this insightful feedback. We truly appreciate your thorough feedback and use case scenarios. We are glad that Sapling is contributing to your success as a new hire.

We are sorry to hear about your mobile experience. But great news, we had a recent release to Sapling's mobile experience, which has optimized the overall mobile experience.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jamie G.

Fantastic! The Sapling team is so helpful and responsive.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/02/27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

User friendly, easy to navigate for HR onboarding and offboarding. One of the rep is great about checking in to help and also updating our team on any changes or improvements that are coming up.

Cons

There are a couple of integrations that could be helpful if added such as Slack notifications. Would like for the org chart to be easier to use - sometimes has issues zooming in and out.

Response from Sapling Technologies

Thank you for this feedback Jamie!!! We agree that having additional integrations for the tools you already use would be ideal.

In our roadmap, we are working on a few other integrations, and one of them is with Slack. Please learn more here- https://help.saplingapp.io/hr-and-admins/setting-up-saplings-slack-integration.

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Sapling Pricing

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Sapling Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Self Service
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Employee Portal
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

Additional information for Sapling

Key features of Sapling

  • ATS integrations
  • Automated notifications
  • Automated workflows
  • Comments & @mentions
  • Custom reporting
  • Custom workflows
  • Customizable email templates
  • Data export to Google Sheets
  • Data sync
  • Document templates
  • Electronic forms
  • Electronic signature
  • Employee data management
  • Employee handbook
  • HR Reporting
  • HR process automation
  • Interactive organizational chart
  • Org Chart
  • Orientation management
  • Payroll integrations
  • Personalized dashboards
  • Time Off Management
  • Triggered notifications

Benefits

  • Custom workflows allow users to automate a range of HR processes to delegate tasks, reduce paperwork, and eliminate data duplication, with email triggers and document templates to streamline processes.

  • Through the interactive organizational chart and team directory, employees can view real-time information on company structure and positions, and stay connected with their colleagues.

  • With the eSignature functionality, paperwork packets can be created for new hires based on their seniority, location, department, or other factors, which can be signed electronically to comply with internal policies and city, state, or federal regulations.

  • HR and manager dashboards allow users to manage and track key information, and HR insights can be unlocked with custom reporting and analytics.

  • Sapling integrates with a range of applicant tracking systems, payroll vendors, SAML providers, and other tools to enable data synchronization and enhance security.

  • Sapling FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Sapling.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sapling offer?

    Sapling offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact Sapling for full pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Sapling?

    Sapling offers the following features:

    • ATS integrations
    • Automated notifications
    • Automated workflows
    • Comments & @mentions
    • Custom reporting
    • Custom workflows
    • Customizable email templates
    • Data export to Google Sheets
    • Data sync
    • Document templates
    • Electronic forms
    • Electronic signature
    • Employee data management
    • Employee handbook
    • HR Reporting
    • HR process automation
    • Interactive organizational chart
    • Org Chart
    • Orientation management
    • Payroll integrations
    • Personalized dashboards
    • Time Off Management
    • Triggered notifications

    Q. Who are the typical users of Sapling?

    Sapling has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Sapling support?

    Sapling supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sapling offer?

    Sapling has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Sapling support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Sapling supports

    Q. What other apps does Sapling integrate with?

    Sapling integrates with the following applications:

    JIRA Software, JobScore, Okta, OneLogin, Rewarderrr, Slack, Small Improvements, Workable, Workable, Xero

    Q. What level of support does Sapling offer?

    Sapling offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support