A (Lighterweight) Alternative to Sage HMRS

If your organization: 

  1. Uses a Sage ERP and; 
  1. Relies heavily on paper-based processes for day-to-day business operations (e.g., paystub distribution, timesheets, documents, announcements, etc.) and; 
  1. Is looking for a better way to do things, 

…You may already have had a chance to explore Sage HRMS or Sage HR.  

Depending on your needs, Sage’s HRMS solutions can make a lot of sense. They are comprehensive HR suites that can help even large businesses overhaul their entire HR infrastructure. 

But for smaller companies looking for simple digital solutions to specific paper-based inefficiencies, these massive software suites can be prohibitively expensive and needlessly complex. Full-blown HR suites like Sage HRMS can feel like wielding a sledgehammer to drive a nail.  

If you’re looking for a more appropriate tool for the task at hand, that exists within the Sage technology ecosystem and doesn’t break the bank (or take a year to implement), please allow us to help you explore our platform, InStaff

InStaff – a light(er)weight alternative to Sage HRMS 

InStaff is a customizable employee portal solution built in 2014 by veteran Sage 300 development shop, Hutility. InStaff uses modular employee portals to deliver your choice of HR modules, including: 

  • Sage paystub and tax form digital distribution and hosting 
  • Time Tracking / Time and Attendance 
  • Time-Off Requests 
  • Digital Documents 
  • Announcements 
  • Certification & License Management  
  • Employee Directory 
  • & More 

InStaff is used by Sage 50 (US & CAN), 100, and 300 (ERP and CRE) users. 


  • Fraction of the cost of Sage HRMS (modules start at $0.25 per employee/month) 
  • Modular – equip only the features you need and save on the rest 
  • Fast set up – InStaff is a web-based application with minimal set up requirements that can be completed in less than a day 
  • Off-the-shelf and custom integrations available for Sage 300 ERP and custom file export formatting available for other Sage systems 
  • Proven Security – SOC 2 Type II Certified 

Interested in learning more about InStaff? Read our reviews here, explore the rest of our site, and reach out using the form below for answers to your questions or to request a demo or free trial. 

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