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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

PeopleStrategy

Unless PeopleStrategy has made improvements to the quality of support they give their users as well as the system they support there is no situation in which I would ever recommend them to another HR professional. I'd prefer to save them the headache and hassle that I wish someone had provided us.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
4.5
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employment history
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
3.0
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
4.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Update personal information
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
10.0

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Report builder
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Pre-built reports
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
PeopleStrategy
1.0

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

PeopleStrategy

  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

  • The administrator support was very inadequate. There was no urgency in the responses we received and they were generally very unhelpful.
  • The customization for our company was lacking. There was no way to make it appealing to view.
  • The reporting tool was very poorly designed. When running reports the only option that worked sucessfully was to run a generic all encompassing people report and pair it down in excel based on the data you were trying to extract.
  • No user information was provided when changes were made to specific fields in the HRIS side so when one person changed something there was no way to identify later who the change was initiated by. This made it very difficult to be able to identify quality issues.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

No score
No answers yet
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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

PeopleStrategy

ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

  • Duplicate work had to be done in order to make sure data had been saved
  • Third party linking for payroll was inadequate and sometimes didn't transmit accurate information up to and including pay changes, address changes, W4 updates, etc.
  • The process for benefits annual enrollment took 6 months to prepare outside of the normal negotiations that occur with our vendors. After the implementation had been done the reporting we had to create was inaccurate which required us to double check everyone. It was time consuming and very counter productive.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR
8.0
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
PeopleStrategy

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