BrightHR vs. Meta4 PeopleNet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightHR
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
British company BrightHR offers a human resources platform which helps replace paper documents with edocuments and contains features for managing employee scheduling and ROTA, sick leave and tardiness, vacation and holiday shift planning, as well as providing employment law legal advice.
$4.50
Meta4 PeopleNet
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Meta4 PeopleNet is an all-in-one integrated HR Solution providing Core HR with personnel administration, total talent management, compensation management with payroll, as well as workforce management (time and attendance, analytics). Meta4 is a Cegid company (acquired late 2019).N/A
Pricing
BrightHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
BrightHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
Employment history8.21 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.31 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.5.51 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organization and location management7.31 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
1 Ratings
Pay calculation7.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.6
12 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
1 Ratings
Approval workflow8.312 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Balance details8.411 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.3
13 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
2 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update personal information8.513 Ratings8.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.513 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
9.0
1 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.0
1 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
User Ratings
BrightHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(15 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
BrightHR
For a new part of our business, we have input staff details on Bright HR. There have been times when calls have been made to the helpline for guidance. It does not take long to get to know the staff you are speaking to. In relation to the query addressed with a team member today the service was excellent. Matthew has a great depth of knowledge of the system and works through the shift and annual leave calculations at the click of a finger. Thank you Mathew for your support, you are a star!
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Pros
BrightHR
  • When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time.
  • The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free.
  • The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful.
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Cegid
  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
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Cons
BrightHR
  • Direct-dial telephone numbers rather than going through the Peninsula helpline numbers.
  • Setting up annual leave profiles often needs the assistance of a Bright HR representative when staff works quirky shifts. Providing examples of how to set the system up in user guides may help to set the system upright the first time.
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Cegid
  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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Support Rating
BrightHR
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Cegid
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
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Alternatives Considered
BrightHR
I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office. Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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Return on Investment
BrightHR
  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
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Cegid
  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
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