What Is Sapling?

Sapling automates your workflows - from onboarding to offboarding and everything in between - by connecting people data across your existing systems.

As the platform of choice for InVision, OnDeck, Digital Ocean, Coupa and more, we believe when you create a great employee experience, People Ops can better support teams to do their best work.

Sapling is best for mid-sized companies with 50 to 2,000 employees.

Who Uses Sapling?

Sapling is best for mid-sized companies with 50 to 2,000 employees, typically distributed in multiple offices internationally.

Where can Sapling be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Sapling Technologies
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2016

Sapling support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

Sapling pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Sapling does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

About the vendor

  • Sapling Technologies
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2016

Sapling support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

Sapling videos and images

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Features of Sapling

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • HR Management
  • Onboarding Software
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews of Sapling

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
71%
4
26%
3
2%
Kybrinna
Human Resource Representative in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Medical Practice, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Sapling competition

4.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

Clare
Product Manager - Delivery in France
Retail, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Fantastic software that saves time and makes your job easier!

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

Sapling targets CRMs and messaging platforms to help agents create personalized responses more efficiently. Managers gain conversational insights to coach and prepare teams. It helps you speed up your business process. It's great that Autocomplete Everywhere allows agents to respond to customers faster by providing deep learning-powered autocomplete suggestions across all messaging platforms. Another favorite feature of Sapling Suggest is that it automatically suggests responses to customer chats or help desk calls by matching customer queries with relevant responses. It allows you to effortlessly manage high incoming volumes, in short, an excellent software.

Cons:

I did not have a negative experience about this software, everything is very good. There is nothing that I don't like.

Miyo
HR Generalist in US
Computer Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Implemented Sapling Twice Now

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Onboarding and offboarding has been enhanced in both companies I've implemented Sapling. The integrations have saved not only the People/HR team time, but other teams too!

Pros:

I've implemented Sapling twice and found it easy to use and with a good CS rep, it'll go smoothly and your questions will be answered quickly. Once everything is set up, it's super easy to use.

Cons:

There are still some functions that aren't that great; ie. start date change, but Sapling is working on it.

Alternatives Considered: BambooHR

Reasons for Choosing Sapling: The onboarding and offboarding process was all over the place.

Switched From: ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Switching to Sapling: The integration to ADP.

Terlya
Talent Operations in Australia
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Time-saving, efficient, intuitive experience

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: - 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.

Sapling Technologies Response

4 years ago

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!

Jonathan
Jonathan
Talent Development Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education Software
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Have amplified employee onboarding with Sapling

5.0 5 years ago

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.

Sapling Technologies Response

4 years ago

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!