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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR

BrightHR is great at showing who is on holiday, who is in the office or working from home; which team and who reports to who. It is great at setting up new employees and it is very intuitive with setting the new employees up.You can add all HR documents to individual employee folders and you can give permission to those employees to view documents or you can turn that off. You can set reminders for reviews and PDRs as well as you receive reminders from Bright HR letting you know if the information is missing; for if someone needs holiday/TOIL approval.I find the fact that documents cannot be viewed in the application frustrating as sometimes I do not want to download the document to my laptop.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

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.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Leave and Attendance Management

BrightHR
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
Approval workflow
BrightHR
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Balance details
BrightHR
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0

Employee Self Service

BrightHR
8.3
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
Update personal information
BrightHR
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0
View company policy documentation
BrightHR
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0
Employee recognition
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0
View job history
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0

Human Resource Management

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employee demographic data
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employment history
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Job profiles and administration
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organizational charting
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organization and location management
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

Payroll Management

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
Pay calculation
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0
Benefit plan administration
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Direct deposit files
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Reimbursement management
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0

HR Reporting

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Report builder
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Pre-built reports
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

Onboarding

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
New hire portal
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Manager tracking tools
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Performance and Goals

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Corporate goal setting
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Individual goal setting
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance tracking
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Performance Management

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance plans
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance improvement plans
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Review status tracking
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Review reminders
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Multiple review frequency
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Succession Planning

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Create succession plans/pools
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate ranking
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate search
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate development
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Job Requisition Management
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Company Website Posting
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Publish to Social Media
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Applicant Tracking
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Pros

BrightHR

  • Holiday management
  • HR storage
  • Absence reporting
  • Track vacation
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • 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.
Allan Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightHR

  • none that I can think of
Barbara Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • 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.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Meta4 PeopleNet

Meta4 PeopleNet 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Allan Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

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
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • 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.
Allan Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Meta4 PeopleNet

Pricing Details

BrightHR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Meta4 PeopleNet

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Support Rating

BrightHR
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

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