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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

QuickBooks Online

Quickbooks Online is super well suited for small business owners who are on the go and need access to their bookkeeping across multiple devices. You can leave the desktop and carry your books in your pocket for billing, invoicing, expensing, payroll any time, anywhere. I know there are time tracking plugins as well as other integrations that allow for your staff to submit reports directly to the software which is a brilliant addition.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.4

Customization

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.6
API for custom integration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Plug-ins
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Security

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Dashboards
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Standard reports
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Custom reports
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Accounts payable
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Accounts receivable
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Cash management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Expense management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Time tracking
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
5.7
Fixed asset management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
6.4
Multi-currency support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
4.3
Multi-division support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Regulations compliance
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
6.9
Electronic tax filing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Self-service portal
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Global Financial Support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Intercompany Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Localizations
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Enterprise Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Configurable Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Standardized Processes
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.0

Inventory Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Inventory tracking
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Automatic reordering
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Location management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Manufacturing module
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
4.9

Order Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Pricing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Order entry
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Credit card processing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Order Orchestration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.6
End-to-end order visibility
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Order exception Resolution
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
6.2

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

QuickBooks Online

  • The user interface is clean and things are easy to find. This saves us time from having to look for things we need. If we can't find something, the Help and Search features are easy to use.
  • There is a bar graph at the top of my Customers page that shows a breakdown of overdue invoices, open invoices, and those that have been paid in the last 30 days. This is nice because I can see all this information quickly when I need it.
  • We can customize invoices as much as we need to and it is very user-friendly. We can email individual invoices or in bulk to save time. We can send invoice reminders and statements in a flash as well. All of these things help us get paid on time.
Jennifer Walschap | 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

QuickBooks Online

  • Non-profit functionality for fundraising - I have to categorize accounts receivable as sales, and instead of being able to show collection of the sale and put the funds into our fundraising (income) account upon collection, I have to delete the sale and recategorize the expense as a fundraising
  • Reports could be more clearly labeled so I could find what I need better (e.g. being able to pull how much I paid a contractor by name).
  • Reconciliation of errors between bank and QuickBooks accounts - I make mistakes, I need to know there's an easy way to reset the account to zero our minor errors, but have not yet found the means to do so.
Dylan DeClerck | 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

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 8.9
Based on 21 answers
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
John H. Adair CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 8.4
Based on 12 answers
It's Easy enough to learn the basic for a new user; though if you are required to go more in depth in recording assets or liability accounts it could get somewhat confusing for the every day user who doesn't know double-entry accounting. It's great for a business that just wants profit and loss information available at their fingertips.
Lindsay Foucht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.6
Based on 3 answers
While there is an app, which makes it accessible, all the features are not available.
Tya Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 7.9
Based on 2 answers
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
Colleen Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 4.0
Based on 5 answers
Not that overally impressed with the support when having issues with the app or desktop version. I lost my patience and at times just gave up and tried another process outside of QuickBooks. This is definitely something QuickBooks needs to work on improving as this could lose them customers in the long run. The benefits at the moment outweigh any of the frustrations I face.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.2
Based on 3 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
Robin M. Robboy, CPA | 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

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a decent product that has some limitations. On the surface the product pretty much does what it is suppose to, however there have been some occasions where clients stated banking information was not imported, or imported incorrectly, the software was operating at a slow pace, and the add-on integrations were a problem. Depending on your needs a look at one of the other cloud based accounting softwares may be warranted
Anonymous | 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

QuickBooks Online

  • QBO allowed us to integrate with our CPA quickly, absolute must to keep in compliance with tax laws.
  • Having our books organized in QBO is critical for commercial bank loan officers if you need financing.
  • We are able to manage bookkeeping and accounting needs with no staff dedicated to that function - those are tangible cost savings.
Sandeep Malhotra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

QuickBooks Online

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR
8.0
QuickBooks Online
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
QuickBooks Online
8.9

Usability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
5.6

Performance

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
7.9

Support Rating

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
4.0

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Online
5.2

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