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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

People HR

The system allows us to make informed decisions through the accurate reporting capabilities which are a great help when dealing with complex people issues. The reports are accurate and are great for situations such as absence reporting.
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
People HR
5.0
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
People HR
10.0
Employment history
Octopus HR
People HR
7.2
Job profiles and administration
Octopus HR
People HR
6.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Octopus HR
People HR
2.7
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
People HR
2.7
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
People HR
3.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
People HR
3.0

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
People HR
6.0
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
People HR
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Octopus HR
People HR
5.0
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
People HR
5.0
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
People HR
5.0
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
People HR
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
People HR
9.2
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
People HR
9.8
Balance details
Octopus HR
People HR
9.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Octopus HR
People HR
8.0

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
People HR
9.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Octopus HR
People HR
7.0
Update personal information
Octopus HR
People HR
9.2
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
People HR
10.0
Employee recognition
Octopus HR
People HR
10.0
View job history
Octopus HR
People HR
9.3

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
People HR
7.2
Report builder
Octopus HR
People HR
8.5
Pre-built reports
Octopus HR
People HR
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
People HR
6.0

Onboarding

Octopus HR
People HR
7.4
New hire portal
Octopus HR
People HR
7.5
Manager tracking tools
Octopus HR
People HR
7.3

Performance and Goals

Octopus HR
People HR
7.0
Corporate goal setting
Octopus HR
People HR
7.0
Individual goal setting
Octopus HR
People HR
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Octopus HR
People HR
7.0
Performance tracking
Octopus HR
People HR
7.0

Performance Management

Octopus HR
People HR
5.9
Performance plans
Octopus HR
People HR
8.5
Performance improvement plans
Octopus HR
People HR
6.0
Review status tracking
Octopus HR
People HR
6.0
Review reminders
Octopus HR
People HR
6.2
Multiple review frequency
Octopus HR
People HR
3.0

Recruiting / ATS

Octopus HR
People HR
9.2
Job Requisition Management
Octopus HR
People HR
9.2
Company Website Posting
Octopus HR
People HR
10.0
Publish to Social Media
Octopus HR
People HR
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
Octopus HR
People HR
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Octopus HR
People HR
8.5
Applicant Tracking
Octopus HR
People HR
9.2
Notifications and Alerts
Octopus HR
People HR
9.5

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

People HR

  • PeopleHR takes on board business case ideas to improve their software. The more customers that request the business case to be brought forward, the higher on the priority list it becomes.
  • The holiday / annual leave planner is great - it can log all instances of leave and has a built-in return to work form.
  • The applicant tracking system for recruitment is very easy to use and can integrate with your own company website.
Claire Isherwood | 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

People HR

  • The system tends to be particularly slow on Monday mornings and sometimes can be down for a couple of hours at a time which is frustrating for employees
  • The naming of the tabs isn't as clear as they could be. For example, reports are called Queries. Makes getting used to
  • The org chart isn't very user-friendly, would be better to be able to export department by department
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | 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

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

People HR

We observed 3 other products and PeopleHR had more to the product for a much lower cost when we compared.
Claire Isherwood | 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

People HR

  • The system has freed up time of our administrators allowing them to get involved in more and develop themselves within the department
  • The data allows us to accurately report on absence which has supported the development of a new absence management process
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

People HR

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
People HR
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
People HR

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