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Score 3.8 out of 100

Paycom

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Score 7.3 out of 100

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

Paycom

Paycom is situated in all payroll and human capital management processes where when you want to manage your payroll in a seamless manner, free from errors then turn to Paycom. It also keeps the employee data securely and helps in recruiting new employees and still manage their performance and onboarding in your company. It further fits in all company portfolios whether small or large thereby proving to be excellent in managing your workforce.
Richard Gichangi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
Paycom
7.0
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.5
Employment history
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.1
Job profiles and administration
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.4
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.3
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.6

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
Paycom
7.3
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.9
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.8
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.9
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.8
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.4
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
Paycom
7.9
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.6
Balance details
Octopus HR
Paycom
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.7

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
Paycom
7.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Octopus HR
Paycom
8.2
Update personal information
Octopus HR
Paycom
8.2
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.6
Employee recognition
Octopus HR
Paycom
5.8
View job history
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.4

Asset Management

Octopus HR
Paycom
5.8
Tracking of all physical assets
Octopus HR
Paycom
5.8

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
Paycom
6.6
Report builder
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.1
Pre-built reports
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
Paycom
5.5

Onboarding

Octopus HR
Paycom
6.7
New hire portal
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.9
Manager tracking tools
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.4

Performance and Goals

Octopus HR
Paycom
5.1
Corporate goal setting
Octopus HR
Paycom
4.5
Individual goal setting
Octopus HR
Paycom
4.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Octopus HR
Paycom
4.4
Performance tracking
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.6

Performance Management

Octopus HR
Paycom
7.0
Performance plans
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.0
Review status tracking
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.7
Review reminders
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.1
Multiple review frequency
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.2

Succession Planning

Octopus HR
Paycom
7.5
Create succession plans/pools
Octopus HR
Paycom
9.2
Candidate ranking
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.2
Candidate search
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.0
Candidate development
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.5

Recruiting / ATS

Octopus HR
Paycom
6.4
Job Requisition Management
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.6
Company Website Posting
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.3
Publish to Social Media
Octopus HR
Paycom
5.9
Job Search Site Posting
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Octopus HR
Paycom
5.0
Applicant Tracking
Octopus HR
Paycom
6.9
Notifications and Alerts
Octopus HR
Paycom
7.0

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

Paycom

  • Our sales rep. has answered all our questions and fulfilled our growing and changing needs.
  • Paycom training for all employees was very easy to follow and the trainer was very professional
  • When needs change, customer service reps are very friendly and eager to help
Kirt Rumbaugh | 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

Paycom

  • I'd like to see the user and client login credentials managed as a true multilevel authentication instead of needing to log in to separate applications.
  • I'd like to see a free SSO implementation.
  • It'd be cool to see an API framework to allow more integration into other LOB applications. Expense management could flow directly from my corporate credit card accounts into Paycom if I had an API for expense management. (Example)
Dan Rotelli | 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

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Paycom has been the best company decision for us!
Jeanean South, MA, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Reports are sometimes difficult to find because of the way they are filed and titled.
Sherry Fair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 7.2
Based on 28 answers
Paycom makes up for a clunky design and erroneous report data by having some of the most responsive customer service ever. Our representative was always friendly, willing to help, and walked us through any situation we were facing. If it weren't for the customer service, I'm not sure if we'd keep the software.
Michael &quot;Sully&quot; Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Implementing Paycom as our trusted HR/Payroll management company was extremely effortless and the transition was seamless.
Jeanean South, MA, CFRE | 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

Paycom

I only compared Paycom to ADP and the decision was simple for me. Not only was the cost for Paycom less, but the entire system was online and accessible to me at all times. ADP seemed to be pieced together and somewhat difficult to use. I have never used another payroll company and if I have it my way, I never will. Now that we are set up I honestly don't know why we would want to change!
Greg Roberts | 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

Paycom

  • The system saves us many man hours and salary costs due to the online capabilities of the program. I was able to reduce the admin staff by one full member just due to the lack of paper shuffling because of Paycom's documents section.
Carissa Bray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

Paycom

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
Paycom
6.9

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
Paycom
9.1

Usability

Octopus HR
Paycom
8.2

Support Rating

Octopus HR
Paycom
7.2

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
Paycom
9.1

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