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Likelihood to Recommend

CIC Plus

CIC Plus was designed to set up local and state taxes for employees in the payroll system. Taxes were not being set up for work locations and there was a lot of manual entry as well as audits that had to be done to set up employees properly.
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

CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.3
Employee demographic data
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employment history
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Job profiles and administration
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organizational charting
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organization and location management
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Update personal information
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
View company policy documentation
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employee recognition
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0
View job history
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

HR Reporting

CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Report builder
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Pre-built reports
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0

Onboarding

CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
New hire portal
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Manager tracking tools
CIC Plus
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

CIC Plus

  • CIC Plus sets up state and local taxes for employees' home addresses.
  • CIC Plus is easy to use.
  • CIC Plus offers an I-9 service.
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

CIC Plus

  • CIC Plus needs to set up the local taxes for employees' home and work location.
  • CIC Plus does not automatically set up taxes for a new hire unless the new hire goes to CIC Plus website and fills out the paperwork.
  • CIC Plus needs to have an automatic feed for every new hire that automatically sets up ALL the home and work location taxes for the employee.
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

CIC Plus

CIC Plus 1.0
Based on 1 answer
CIC Plus does not set up all the taxes that are necessary to pay employees properly and this left the employer wide open for tax penalties and interest for taxes that were not paid properly and timely.
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

Implementation Rating

CIC Plus

CIC Plus 1.0
Based on 1 answer
CIC Plus promised us a product that would set up taxes for employees home and work location and it did not do this as promised
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CIC Plus

BSI Tax Profile works to set up taxes for employees Home and Work location. It works as designed and requires a lot less auditing of employees' tax set up.
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

CIC Plus

  • I wasn't involved in the cost aspect. I was the administrator of the CIC Plus system.
  • CIC Plus caused us to owe back taxes on local taxes that were not automatically set up for employees.
  • The taxes that were not paid timely had interest and penalties associated with them.
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

Pricing Details

CIC Plus

General

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

Meta4 PeopleNet

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CIC Plus
1.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

CIC Plus
1.0
Meta4 PeopleNet

Support Rating

CIC Plus
1.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Implementation Rating

CIC Plus
1.0
Meta4 PeopleNet

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