CakeHR

CakeHR

Your HR. Simplified!

4.5/5 (278 reviews)

CakeHR Overview

CakeHR turns Human Resource from a headache to an asset for SMEs.

Described as a software “that almost runs itself”, it not only automates repetitive tasks, it also frees companies from the burden of using Excel sheets for management.

CakeHR is a visual, user friendly Human Resource software solution. The dashboard can be customized and employees get a clear birds eye view of their goals, tasks, leaves and feedback for improved efficiency.

It offers employee scheduling with core functionalities like performance appraisal, expense management and onboarding-offboarding. Direct benefits of using CakeHR include reduced frequency of emails, data driven HR decisions thanks to the rich reporting and organizational transparency.

Consistently placed in the GetApp list of Top 10 Human Resource software solutions since 2016 and the winner of the prestigious Appealie award, CakeHR’s 24*7 customer support ranks a high 5 across dozens of reviews.

Android and iOS mobile apps are also available.

Pricing

Starting from
US$1,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French and 8 others, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian

CakeHR Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
93% positive reviews
147
Excellent
112
Very good
18
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
Stefan W.

Great

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/08/04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

For our company, it greatly simplifies the managing the holiday entitlement of our employees. Our employees appreciate the real-time view of their day-off and holiday balance.

Cons

- Day Offs:
In our company the day offs are flexible. Employees are supposed to take 2 day-offs per week, but sometimes these day-offs are shifted to the next week. (It's always within the same month though.)

It would be great to have some way to be alerted/monitor if someone requests more day-offs than they are entitled to. Right now I have to count the day off requests to make sure it's within their day-off limit. (Right now a staff could request more day-offs that they are entitled to.)

Having this said, I don't want it to be shown as a yearly quota, same holidays and public holidays, as these days can be taken anytime, while day-offs are not of that nature. However, a monthly quota would be fine.

- Time Tracking:
What is definitely missing is time tracking (for which we use HubStaff now) and overtime/undertime tracking. Our employees track their working time, and have a floating balance of time. Cake would be the complete and perfect HR solution if there was everything at a glance - the balance of Holiday, Public Holiday, Sick Days, Day-Offs and Over/Undertime.

Ideally, being able to differentiate between freelancers and full-time staff - where freelancer time results in salary and full-time staff time results in time balance.
Also, overtime should be able to be mutated (to holiday / day-off) or pay-off (define a per-hour amount for the time, calculate the pay-off, deduct the time from the balance.)

Response from HR Bakery

Hi Stefan!

Many thanks for the detailed and honest review! We are making leave requests far more transparent for managers so that you can be alerted when they are overspent.

I'm going to set up a call with you to make sure you're being onboarded to the new Timesheets module we have been developing over the last months!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Craig M.

Great software with a great team behind it

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/11
Review Source: Capterra

We solve the complexity of holidays clashing with Cake HR. It's a a core part of our business that every employee uses.

Pros

I love how simple it is for our team to request holidays and to monitor sick days also. The interface is nice too.

Cons

The app is a bit limited and it would be helpful if it offered a full calendar view.

Response from HR Bakery

Many thanks, Craig!

In case you feel that you have any other feature suggestions you want to share with us, please make sure to post them through your app or profile, green box at the bottom of right corner :)

Best regards,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Anna R.

Cake is great for small companies

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we are happy and will continue to use Cake for hopefully many more years. We hope our requestes will be taken to development

Pros

It was very easy to setup
it´s quiet user friendly
it allows some automations vie receipts
price is based on users

Cons

as we grow very fast our needs change, even tough the cake team did implement a few changes to also accommodate our needs some are not satisfied yet:
option to choose a worktime pattern when adding new user
complex leave policy setup with formula for holiday allowance based on i.e. (age, number of children etc.)

Response from HR Bakery

Dear Anna,

Many thanks for your honest feedback!
I just wanted to mention that there is automation available for some other tools except recipes. Let's get in touch to discuss our further cooperation and make sure you're making the most out of your subscription with us.

With thanks,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Laura D.

Cake HR is a Strategic Partner for Findasense

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/18
Review Source: Capterra

Has helped us a lot in the optimization, automatization and agility to handle our employee data and processes like leaves, feedback, goals, etc.
We have established an alliance with the Cake HR team and this has allowed us to customize the app to our and being able to find solutions to our daily needs.

Pros

Intuitive for its use, user friendly, modern look, flexibility in workflows and constant improvements in the app.
The best part for us is that we have constant contact with the support team and work very closely in designing processes and workflows to respond our internal needs.

Cons

We are working on having a more horizontal structure and be able to install a collective decision making process. So far Cake HR needs for everyone to have a "manager" for approvals in many of the processes so sometimes we need to think around that.
This is not a mejor limitation since the app also allows for some processes to have automatic approvals, but would be interesting to evaluate new organization models.

Response from HR Bakery

Dear Laura,

Thank you for having taken your time to provide us with your valuable feedback! Our goal is to keep new and existing CakeHR features fully customizable, therefore options for different organization models will be definitely considered :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Lee P.

A great HR platform for smaller companies

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I am very happy with CakeHR. I am able to figure out who is in and out of the office with ease. My staff love how fast it enables me to approve/deny the holiday requests as it gives all the information I need to make the decision, including automated emails to me and the other administrators. I love how I have been able to integrate this with my google calendar too. The reporting gives good information to so we can better tackle our staff who are off on long term sick etc. Would definitely recommend.

Pros

I like how simple the software is to use and setup. Your business can be good to go in a matter of minutes. The UI looks good and is a very helpful tool to the organisation I work in. Gives me a good overview of who is off and for what reason that day!

Cons

I don't like the permissions model. The reason I stated for a smaller company is because as you grow, it feels the permission model can become a bit more problematic if you want to be setting up complex permissions. E.g. Users able to see everyone off on holiday that day, even if not in your own team.

Response from HR Bakery

Dear Lee,

It's so nice to see that you are actually using a variety of features and find them helpful :) I can assure you that there will be more permission models available in the future, we are working on it. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

With thanks,
Viktorija

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

CakeHR Pricing

Starting from
US$1,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Select your modules / price per employee, per month:

LEAVE MANAGEMENT $4.20
SHIFT SCHEDULING $2.50
PERFORMANCE $4.00
TIMESHEETS $1.50
EXPENSES $1.00

*- 14-day free trial!
**- Get 2 months free with an annual plan!

CakeHR Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for CakeHR

Key features of CakeHR

  • Asset Management
  • Employee Directory & Database
  • Expenses Management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Reports & Analytics
  • Scheduling & Timesheets
  • Self-service & Leave management

Benefits

1. Easy to use
2. Very graphic
2. Great to navigate
3. Mobile apps for iOS & Android devices
5. Feature set that will meet your needs
6. Award-winning software and HR blog

CakeHR FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for CakeHR.

Q. What type of pricing plans does CakeHR offer?

CakeHR offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$1,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Select your modules / price per employee, per month:

LEAVE MANAGEMENT $4.20
SHIFT SCHEDULING $2.50
PERFORMANCE $4.00
TIMESHEETS $1.50
EXPENSES $1.00

*- 14-day free trial!
**- Get 2 months free with an annual plan!

Q. What are the main features of CakeHR?

CakeHR offers the following features:

  • Asset Management
  • Employee Directory & Database
  • Expenses Management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Reports & Analytics
  • Scheduling & Timesheets
  • Self-service & Leave management

Q. Who are the typical users of CakeHR?

CakeHR has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does CakeHR support?

CakeHR supports the following languages:

Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does CakeHR offer?

CakeHR has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does CakeHR support mobile devices?

CakeHR supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does CakeHR integrate with?

CakeHR integrates with the following applications:

Findmyshift, G Suite, Gmail, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Slack, Teamdeck, Zapier

Q. What level of support does CakeHR offer?

CakeHR offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials