Discover If Sage HRMS Is Right for Your Business


At this point, the evidence is clear. Modern businesses looking to grow need to increase their agility, so they can take advantage of the many opportunities they run across – and in today’s hiring environment, agility matters in your workforce management solutions as well.

You know this, and you also know that Sage HRMS may be the more agile solution you’re looking for. Or maybe it isn’t. It can be hard to tell.

If you’d like some help figuring out the differences between Sage Abra and Sage HRMS, PeopleSense is happy to assist you.

What Is Sage HRMS?

You’ve been researching, so this probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard of Sage HRMS. For those of you who haven’t heard of the product yet, you can get by knowing that Sage HRMS is a full-featured, robust Human Resources Management System that offers agile, mix-and-match capabilities to meet a company’s ever-evolving needs.  

Curious what those mix-and-match capabilities are? Here’s a quick list of just a few:

  • Paperless onboarding and benefits management
  • Business intelligence for objective decision-making, as opposed to “gut” instincts
  • Integrated solutions including talent management and ACA compliance tools
  • Simplified tax filing and payroll

As you’d expect, Sage HRMS also provides all the time-savers you’re used to from your Sage Abra Suite: a single-source view into all employee information, streamlined HR management, relief from manual data entry, and more.

In addition, Sage HRMS also offers:

  • An updated look and feel
  • Personalization and employee photos
  • Easier-to-use employee self service (ESS)
  • Improved attachments, such as I-9s and W-4s
  • Anywhere / anytime cloud hosting capabilities
  • Fully secure and up-to-date SQL backend (read more about that)

One of the Main Reasons Businesses Switch to Sage HRMS

As you can see, Sage HRMS definitely has some benefits over Sage Abra Suite… but Sage Abra still meets the needs of many companies because it’s a hard-working HR management solution that has stood the test of time. Most of the business leaders we speak with can see why Sage HRMS is popular, but there’s one key difference that sells them on the product.

We’re talking about that “HR Lockout during Payroll Processing” message you’ve probably dealt with in the past.

If your HR department is frustrated because they have to delay their HR tasks while Accounting is using the system, and you worry that this is hampering productivity in the HR department, you’ll be pleased to hear that with Sage HRMS, your HR department will be able to access employee data whenever they need it.

Speaking of Payroll…

Another reason many businesses prefer Sage HRMS Payroll over Sage Abra’s options is because when they migrate to the new system, they get faster payroll processing with:

  • Fewer errors
  • Insight into “end results” for corrections during the payroll process
  • Customization for payroll and reporting
  • Seamless reporting from a single source of information
  • On-demand check processing
  • Flexible payroll reports
  • Enhanced GL functionality
  • Direct deposit options

There’s No Better Time to Migrate from Sage Abra to Sage HRMS

If you’ve been wanting a more powerful system to handle your HR tasks with ease, now is a great time to migrate to a new HRMS system like Sage HRMS. But you have many options. In today’s highly competitive talent environment, you need to make sure you have the right system for your needs.

To assist you in making your decision, PeopleSense can help answer any questions you have regarding your HR software choices.

If you’re ready to upgrade your system now, PeopleSense can also provide the IT, data, and technical knowledge you need to complete your migration successfully.


Whether you’re ready to migrate from Sage Abra to Sage HRMS, or you’re simply looking for honest answers and advice, contact PeopleSense for assistance.