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Score 3.8 out of 100

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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

Paycor

Paycor is well suited for small to mid-sized businesses where their HR needs are standard and simple. Paycor is less appropriate for organizations that have more complex or robust HR needs: comprehensive performance management and succession planning, more flexibility for the types of employees (PT, FT, Temp), and a PTO system that can match our process. We had to rewrite some parts of our PTO process because Paycor's system could not match it, whereas our previous provider could.
Tiffany Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
Paycor
8.5
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.0
Employment history
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.9
Job profiles and administration
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.0
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
Paycor
6.2
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.2

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
Paycor
8.5
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.6
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.3
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.2
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
Paycor
7.3
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.8
Balance details
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.0

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
Paycor
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.3
Update personal information
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.8
Employee recognition
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.4
View job history
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.3

Asset Management

Octopus HR
Paycor
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.1

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
Paycor
6.3
Report builder
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.0
Pre-built reports
Octopus HR
Paycor
6.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
Paycor
5.3

Onboarding

Octopus HR
Paycor
8.3
New hire portal
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.6

Performance and Goals

Octopus HR
Paycor
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.3
Performance tracking
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.7

Performance Management

Octopus HR
Paycor
8.0
Performance plans
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.6
Performance improvement plans
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.7
Review status tracking
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
Review reminders
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.8
Multiple review frequency
Octopus HR
Paycor
7.2

Succession Planning

Octopus HR
Paycor
9.1
Candidate search
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
Job Requisition Management
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
Company Website Posting
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.3
Publish to Social Media
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.3
Applicant Tracking
Octopus HR
Paycor
9.3
Notifications and Alerts
Octopus HR
Paycor
8.3

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

Paycor

  • The integration between time and attendance and payroll processing is very seamless and easy to use. Once time is approved and verified, it is very quick and easy to run payroll.
  • Creating import files from each pay run to the GL is very quick and easy. All the GL mapping is done in Paycor and is easy to maintain and update as needed.
  • Reporting is fairly robust; once a user becomes familiar with the various data fields, creating custom reports is not overly difficult to do.
Nancy Flippin | 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

Paycor

  • The functionality of the time clock could be improved as there are times when adjustments to time are difficult, especially when adjusting from one day to the next in the event an employee "rolls" over past midnight.
  • When using the dashboard in TOD and reviewing exceptions, it is difficult to maneuver from one day to the next with having to go back to dashboard. This functionality could be improved by allowing the user to simply select the next page which should show all exceptions.
  • The Transfer at time of day, period block transfer, and reallocate hours functions are confusing. This could be tightened up a bit and allowing multiple revisions within the same selection would be helpful.
Shawn Compton | 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

Paycor

Paycor 6.1
Based on 8 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
Cyndi Rooks, PHR, HCS, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 6.0
Based on 147 answers
Overall usability is solid and consistent for both direct users in HR and the occasional users by staff. My rating is less than a 10 due to the challenges with using the performance review portal of the system with its lack of customizable capabilities. Also, while there is a good variety of standard reports, the reporting module is often out of service and the use of the program to create your own custom reports is not user friendly
Michelle Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 8.9
Based on 85 answers
Paycor usually can come up with an answer, but I don't like that we have had so many different people. The information for reaching out is helpfully posted on your home page when you log in, though. Definite points there. Paycor wants you to be able to get help, but the person helping just can vary.
Dan Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 6.6
Based on 19 answers
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
Susan Dudek | 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

Paycor

I have used ADP in the past, and it felt like I was nothing more than a part of an account to them. With Paycor, I know they recognize me as a person, a part of a company.
Shirley Meadows | 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

Paycor

  • Due to the many webinars, overall improvement for HR has taken place.
  • Knowledge of world-wide changes, state changes, do's and don'ts are extremely helpful in web trainings.
  • Paycor has kept track of every during challenges our agency faces from time to time.
Marsha Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

Paycor

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
Paycor
5.7

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
Paycor
6.1

Usability

Octopus HR
Paycor
6.0

Support Rating

Octopus HR
Paycor
8.9

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
Paycor
6.6

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