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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    7.1

    Darwinbox

    71%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Employee demographic data

    5.4
    54%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employment history

    6.7
    67%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    6.7
    67%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    7.7

    Darwinbox

    77%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pay calculation

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    8.5

    Darwinbox

    85%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Balance details

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    7.7

    Darwinbox

    77%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    8.1
    81%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Update personal information

    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View job history

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset Management

    7.3

    Darwinbox

    73%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    8.3

    Darwinbox

    83%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Onboarding

    8.0

    Darwinbox

    80%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    8.1

    Darwinbox

    81%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    7.4

    Darwinbox

    74%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    6.5
    65%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    7.7

    Darwinbox

    77%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate search

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate development

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    7.8

    Darwinbox

    78%

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Darwinbox ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.1

    Darwinbox

    71%
    3 Ratings
    8.0

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    Darwinbox

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR)

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Darwinbox

    Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
    Mario Alvarez | 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

    Pros

    Darwinbox

    • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
    • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
    • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
    • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
    Himanshu Shah | 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

    Darwinbox

    • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
    • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
    • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
    Mario Alvarez | 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

    Pricing Details

    Darwinbox

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Darwinbox 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

    Starting Price

    $1.5 Per User Per Month

    Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR) Editions & Modules

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

    Likelihood to Renew

    Darwinbox

    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

    Alternatives Considered

    Darwinbox

    Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
    Mario Alvarez | 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

    Darwinbox

    • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
    • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
    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

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