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Score 3.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

Priority AccountEdge

If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
Dan Workman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.9
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.1
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.1

Security

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.4
Dashboards
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.3
Standard reports
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Custom reports
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Accounts payable
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Accounts receivable
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Cash management
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.6
Expense management
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Time tracking
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Multi-currency support
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Multi-division support
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Regulations compliance
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Electronic tax filing
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
Self-service portal
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
2.7

Inventory Management

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Inventory tracking
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.9
Automatic reordering
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Location management
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Manufacturing module
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Order Management

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Pricing
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
6.9
Order entry
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Credit card processing
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
6.9

Customization

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
6.9
Plug-ins
Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
6.9

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

Priority AccountEdge

  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
joAnn Ortiz | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
Thomas Healy | 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

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.8
Based on 10 answers
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
Sharon L. Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.2
Based on 2 answers
AccountEdge Pro & Basic is laid out in easy to use centers which compartmentalize a users needs based on departments. Along with that one can set up recurring transactions for things that repeat daily through annually and anything in between. You can set a preference for automatic posting or a user specific reminder to post the action
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Rarely do we get support due to it costing money. Sell us on a Monthly service, bump up your CRM and Marketing and AccountEdge could easily be getting $2k/ month from us.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
Jeremy Doyle | 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

Priority AccountEdge

For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
Brent Blackburn | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Octopus HR

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

Priority AccountEdge

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.8

Usability

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
9.1

Support Rating

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
5.5

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

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