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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Calamari

The very user-friendly interface encourages our team members to use Calamari regularly. The tool is also very simple to use so all in-house communication is strengthened because of that. The Success team writes back within minutes and helps with literally everything so the communication between us/our team and Calamari is great.
Anonymous | 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

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

Calamari

  • Feature rich.
  • Cheap.
  • Professional and helpful support team.
  • Beautiful and clear UI.
Anonymous | 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

Calamari

  • Lack of a mobile app.
  • A little tricky at first to use.
  • Need HR-friendly features to add.
Anonymous | 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

Calamari

Calamari 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Working with my rep is so easy and has been the selling point on this platform. I like that I don't have to think about it much, love the Slack integrations for my team and how easy it was to transition from our old process into Calamari. It's simple, clear, and for a small team, it has everything I need. The customer support team has always responded promptly when I need anything, and we were even able to extend our trial period in the beginning and converted to a paying customer shortly after.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Calamari

Our HR department used Excel and paper request forms for our vacation management, and tracking working hours didn't exist. We were only obliged to sign a list when we were entering the office. Calamari is a huge improvement in every aspect of time tracking and vacation management for your company. We're loving it!
Anonymous | 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

Calamari

  • Our vacations are accepted by team leaders and the hr department, so it's super easy to plan projects.
  • Clocking in/out helps everyone with punctuality.
  • It's easier to manage overtime hours.
Anonymous | 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

Calamari

General

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

Calamari Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave MgmtStarting at 101
Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 201
Leave Mgmt + Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 301
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Meta4 PeopleNet

General

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

Meta4 PeopleNet Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Calamari
10.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Support Rating

Calamari
10.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

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