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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM is the best tool in the market for Higher Education business. It helps immensely in implementing complex business scenarios. It also helps a lot as it is a very flexible product and can be easily configured to implement some out of the box functionality. The newer Fluid functionality is also very user-friendly and easy to adopt.
Sanjiv Bhagat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Employment history
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.7
Job profiles and administration
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.1
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
9.1
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.5
Balance details
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.9
Update personal information
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.8
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0
Employee recognition
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
View job history
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4

Asset Management

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.4
Report builder
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Pre-built reports
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.2

Onboarding

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
New hire portal
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Manager tracking tools
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0

Performance and Goals

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Corporate goal setting
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0
Individual goal setting
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Performance tracking
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6

Performance Management

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Performance plans
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Performance improvement plans
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1
Review status tracking
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.6
Review reminders
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.6
Multiple review frequency
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5

Succession Planning

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.6
Create succession plans/pools
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0
Candidate ranking
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Candidate search
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Candidate development
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.2

Recruiting / ATS

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1
Job Requisition Management
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Company Website Posting
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Publish to Social Media
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Job Search Site Posting
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1
Applicant Tracking
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2

Pros

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

  • Payroll processing has been stable for the entire time we've used HCM and generally has the flexibility to handle a variety of situations we encounter in paying students, faculty and staff, including many cases of multiple jobs.
  • Self-service using the classic pages has worked well for us and has relieved HR staff from answering many questions individually.
  • The PeopleTools technology framework has allowed us to add new capabilities not supported by the product, including creating a way for managers of student workers to hire them without HR involvement.
Criss Laidlaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

  • Some modules need in-depth functional knowledge to work as configured. This can lead to some issues if set up is not configured properly.
  • Hard to recruit, train and retain technical and functional staff. Employers are always on the lookout for new people interested in PeopleSoft.
  • Customizations made by clients can also cause a hindrance to what Oracle can deliver. This is the major reason why it isn't able to catch up to the level of some of its other competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 10.0
Based on 9 answers
PeopleSoft HCM has provided a very flexible platform for our HR needs. The ability to add customizations to handle some of our unique business processes have been critical in the longevity of our PS HCM use. We've been able to handle a wide variety of business processes for multiple subsidiaries due to the ability to customize when needed.
Patricia Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 4.1
Based on 4 answers
Oracle HCM has been around for more thab a decade and is a preferred package to use for Human capital management.Ease with which upgrades happen and how updates are pushed has come thru a long way of improvement and research over the years.Oracle has moved toward cloud based architecture which will help in its customers keep at par with current industry trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Overall support has been positive and Oracle has gladly sent out representatives to meet with our teams in person. Despite sometimes sow and inadequate fixes, their willingness to try and meet face to face helps give them a better name in our organization. Sometimes their people do not understand unique needs of the industry, and it can be a challenge to explain that one size does not fit all. Finding the appropriate IT support for our unique requests has been hit and miss.
John Pavarini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 6.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Gain consensus on the process as much as possible rather than changing the system to handle unique processes
  • Develop standard security procedures that can be easily automated where possible.
Patricia Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle Peoplsoft HCM was selected as it has quite a user-friendly feel and experience. The major end users would be HR and each employee in the organization. So it was one of the best tool available on the market which needs minimal training and can be deployed organization-wide. This is also scalable in nature as the organization grows, this product is mature enough to handle the HCM processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

  • PeopleSoft helps us when we have re-orgs or acquisitions. Helps to house and organize data.
  • Very positive impact given that we have over 13,000 employees and we need a robust system like PeopleSoft to organize our employees and multiple locations and unions, etc...
Kathleen Thomas  CCP, CBP, GRP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR
8.0
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
10.0

Usability

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
4.1

Support Rating

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.3

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
6.0

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