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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

Sapling HR

My team and I did an extensive search of onboarding tools that could meet our very specific requirements. There were few other systems that combined this level of customization with ease of use.
Aldo Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
Sapling HR
5.2
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
7.3
Employment history
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
3.6
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
3.6
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
6.4

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
Sapling HR
6.4
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
6.4
Balance details
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
6.4

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
Sapling HR
8.4
Update personal information
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
8.6
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
8.2

Asset Management

Octopus HR
Sapling HR
5.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
5.5

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
Sapling HR
5.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
5.0

Onboarding

Octopus HR
Sapling HR
7.3
New hire portal
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
8.2
Manager tracking tools
Octopus HR
Sapling HR
6.4

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

Sapling HR

  • Organization Structure: Clean and simple visual organization structure to understand the business fairly quickly.
  • Onboarding: Great tool for utilizing their questionnaire and presentation tools.
  • Employee info: Keeping all employee/workforce individual info (i.e. t-shirt sizes).
Danny Eng | 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

Sapling HR

  • Though the system is easy to use and set up, getting in contact with a customer support representative can take some time.
  • As highly customizable as it is, there are some features that you cannot change or bypass.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 5.9
Based on 2 answers
Sapling HR helps my HR team keep track of our personal information like contact information or t-shirt sizes (who doesn't like free shirts), as well as helping new hires onboard. I think it's super simple to use and keeps everything pretty nicely organized.
Danny Eng | 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

Sapling HR

None of the other systems we evaluated could accommodate our needs. Some vendors said that they were planning to release the features that we needed, but we needed to implement a tool immediately.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

  • We were able to get the system implemented very quickly, which was of great importance to us as we were undergoing rapid growth.
  • The system has helped us keep and stay organized and allowed team members to work collaboratively to get tasks done. Many of these tasks were previously managed with various spreadsheets and other trackers that were quickly becoming unmanageable.
  • Sapling has greatly decreased the time we needed to onboard and employee and has prevented many errors.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling 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
Sapling HR
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
Sapling HR

Support Rating

Octopus HR
Sapling HR
5.9

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