BrightHR vs. Zoho People

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
Zoho People
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Zoho People is an efficient Human Resources Management System that automates daily tasks. It also offers Performance Management and Learning Management resources.
$1.25
per month
Pricing
BrightHRZoho People
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essential HR
$1.50 ($1.25)
monthly (annually)
Professional
$2.50 ($2.00)
monthly (annually)
Premium
$3.50 ($3.00)
monthly (annually)
Enterprise
$5.00 ($4.50)
monthly (annually)
People Plus
$10.00 ($9.00)
monthly (annually)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightHRZoho People
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices start at £4.50 (per employee/per month)
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Features
BrightHRZoho People
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Zoho People
9.1
8 Ratings
Employment history8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.18 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Zoho People
-
Ratings
Pay calculation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.6
12 Ratings
Zoho People
9.0
8 Ratings
Approval workflow8.312 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Balance details8.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.3
13 Ratings
Zoho People
8.9
8 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.513 Ratings9.18 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.513 Ratings8.87 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
9.0
1 Ratings
Zoho People
-
Ratings
Pre-built reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.0
1 Ratings
Zoho People
8.2
8 Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings8.28 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
Zoho People
6.7
6 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings6.76 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Zoho People
8.3
8 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
User Ratings
BrightHRZoho People
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(15 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightHRZoho People
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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Zoho
Zoho People is well suitable in both Remote & work location setups, It will reduce the time for senior management to track their attendance and other activities. It helps a lot in getting the info of their colleagues. Able to request for leave and get approval at the same place and the interesting thing is no need to note it down as it will automatically fall to the respective employee's attendance tracker. It is well useful in remote settings. This is the problem we faced and Zoho People is the solution for us.
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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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Zoho
  • Zoho People is an exceptional software to improve the effectiveness of your team's communication.
  • Easy check-in for my team, Seamless Trackers for Leave, Time, Attendance, Performance.
  • Compensation and many others.
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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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Zoho
  • Customer Support- Occasionally support response to questions can take a bit to get to the root issue, which can be frustrating from the technical side of running the system. However, the 24/7 availability is great.
  • Onboarding Features- Could use some improvements. Not as expansive as other Zoho People features.
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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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Zoho
We only use Zoho People because it is part of our Zoho One suite. We originally used Zenefits, which was great for hiring/onboarding, and we currently use Employee Navigator to manage benefits and PTO, which is much easier to use than Zoho People. As of now, Zoho People is very buggy when it comes to managing PTO and there is currently no real benefits management or onboarding process that's easy to use.
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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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Zoho
  • For us, the time/attendance tracking function of Zoho People has done a lot to increase accountability for scheduling and attendance. Since we are a volunteer staff, scheduling can be difficult, and this has made it so much easier to quantify and track everyone's weekly time commitments.
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