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Score 3.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR

No answer on this topic is available.

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

Human Resource Management

Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
Employee demographic data
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
Employment history
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
Job profiles and administration
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
Organizational charting
Core HR
5.0
Octopus HR
Organization and location management
Core HR
7.0
Octopus HR
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR

Payroll Management

Core HR
8.8
Octopus HR
Pay calculation
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
Benefit plan administration
Core HR
7.0
Octopus HR
Direct deposit files
Core HR
10.0
Octopus HR
Salary revision and increment management
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
Reimbursement management
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR

Leave and Attendance Management

Core HR
7.7
Octopus HR
Approval workflow
Core HR
7.0
Octopus HR
Balance details
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR

Employee Self Service

Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
Update personal information
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
Employee recognition
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR
View job history
Core HR
9.0
Octopus HR

HR Reporting

Core HR
10.0
Octopus HR
Report builder
Core HR
10.0
Octopus HR
Pre-built reports
Core HR
10.0
Octopus HR

Onboarding

Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
New hire portal
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
Manager tracking tools
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR

Performance Management

Core HR
7.5
Octopus HR
Performance plans
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
Performance improvement plans
Core HR
6.0
Octopus HR
Review status tracking
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
Review reminders
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR

Recruiting / ATS

Core HR
7.7
Octopus HR
Job Requisition Management
Core HR
7.0
Octopus HR
Applicant Tracking
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR
Notifications and Alerts
Core HR
8.0
Octopus HR

Pros

Core HR

  • Core HR manages our PTO well. It allows users to access their accruals and requests.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Core HR

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Octopus HR

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

Alternatives Considered

Core HR

Core HR is not as robust and does not allow the same functionality but does provide similar functionality based on the size of our organization.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Core HR

  • Still to new to determine.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Core HR

General

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

Octopus HR

General

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

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