2 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 3.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CD2 Learning

CD2 Learning is a great fit for any organization wanting to help develop online training resources as well as online assessment and data analytics. CD2 Learning would not be a great fit for an organization wanting to do a lot of custom development to create a platform from scratch.
Brian Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

I would definitely recommend Octopus HR if companies need every employee, not just one HR team, to use it. I think it's too much and would suggest something like Taleo for one team to use.Key questions would be: Do you need a simple platform? Are you using this just for your HR team or will everyone need access? Is the way employees request PTO at your company disorganized?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Employee Self Service

CD2 Learning
9.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Employee recognition
CD2 Learning
9.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

HR Reporting

CD2 Learning
8.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Pre-built reports
CD2 Learning
8.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Onboarding

CD2 Learning
8.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
New hire portal
CD2 Learning
7.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Manager tracking tools
CD2 Learning
9.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Performance and Goals

CD2 Learning
10.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Corporate goal setting
CD2 Learning
10.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Individual goal setting
CD2 Learning
10.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Performance tracking
CD2 Learning
10.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Succession Planning

CD2 Learning
9.5
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Candidate ranking
CD2 Learning
9.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Candidate development
CD2 Learning
10.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Recruiting / ATS

CD2 Learning
9.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
Notifications and Alerts
CD2 Learning
9.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Pros

CD2 Learning

  • The ability to restrict and customise the security preferences to ensure the system remains standardised.
  • The phone customer support is good because you can get through to someone when it is really urgent.
  • A lot of the interface is customisable as well, so you can change the look and feel yourself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

  • It's simple. I really appreciate that the layout of Octopus HR isn't something I have to question. I know where to look for something because it's clearly labeled, that's more than I can say for a lot of other HR systems I've seen.
  • Support. If I ever have a question about setting something up, or if something goes wrong, they're always on top of it. For instance, I had no idea how to set up employee photos on our accounts. I tweeted them and they responded right away, I'm based in LA and they're a UK company, I was impressed that they were able to respond right away. They make sure their customers are taken care of.
  • Great self guide. If there's ever an ordinary question I need answered their "Octopus Guide" is very thorough and walks you through everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CD2 Learning

  • There are times we wish CD2 Learning had additional resources to help address any issues that pop up within our platform in a more timely manner.
  • CD2 Learning does not do a lot of custom development for each client. There are times we wish we could more easily alter aspects of the CD2 Learning platform to better fit our needs.
  • CD2 Learning works in "sprints". Therefore, if an issue does not get included in the sprint, it can take some time before it is addressed.
Brian Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

  • Adding employee photos. That's definitely something I think is hard to figure out on your own.
  • An easier way for users to retrieve their passwords. Sometimes I notice even when employees put in all the correct information, the system doesn't recognize it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CD2 Learning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Employees don't complain about it! If anything they've commented on how nice of a tool it is to have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CD2 Learning

CD2 Learning 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Terrible to use for administrators. Hard to find the function you are looking for and over complicated
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CD2 Learning

Before going with CD2 Learning, we looked at using Cornerstone for our services. We found Cornerstone was considerably more expensive than CD2 Learning. Additionally, we were always very impressed with the people at CD2 Learning, which continues to be a great strength for them. Their people are wonderfully caring, supportive, and collaborative.
Brian Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

Very different platforms. You get a lot of bang for your buck using Octopus HR. It's a much more modern and simple layout and that's something forward thinking companies definitely enjoy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CD2 Learning

  • Better trained people, more efficient
  • Less time to assign training, cost efficient
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

  • Employee efficiency. There's never a question of who I request my time off with. The program sets up line managers who take in all the requests.
  • Less wasted time. Contact info and photo are very visible and easily accessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CD2 Learning

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

CD2 Learning Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

General

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

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR) Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$1.501
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CD2 Learning
9.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CD2 Learning
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)
8.0

Usability

CD2 Learning
3.0
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

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