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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

Time Doctor

Suited well for service-based industries where time tracking is essential for billing and revenue. It's also appropriate for both business and personal use. (For example, to track studying hours or education and training time. Less appropriate? Blue collar usage where the traditional time clock/timecard may still come into play
Marc Harty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Time Doctor

  • Let's you time multiple projects in one day.
  • Emails you your times so you have them even if you didn't record them.
  • Has a widget in the top menu bar of your desktop that's easy to read whether it's on or off.
Takara Sights | 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

Time Doctor

  • One thing I would love to see is integration with my cell phone. Time Doctor already has an app, but I want it to automatically capture the time I spend on my phone with clients. For now I have to manually enter in this time and must note when the call started and when it ended.
  • Integration into Wave apps where I generate my invoices. I'd like to be able to select a project from Time Doctor in my invoice and have it automatically populate the time I spent on it and the dates I worked on the project rather than manually finding and entering this information.
Ruby Javaid | 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

Time Doctor

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Usability

Octopus HR

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Time Doctor

Time Doctor 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Best application for tracking the productivity.
Somnath Chaudhari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

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Time Doctor

Time Doctor 3.6
Based on 6 answers
The support was terrible! They never responded in sufficient time and their assistance was always super vague. I never felt like they had an actual solution to my concerns. They were nice, but I don't feel like they were trained in their own system. It felt like I was talking to a wall.
Mark Rueckert | 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

Time Doctor

I have tried other time tracking tools and found them lacking in the way that they track activities or the limited scope of the reports that you can access from them. Time doctor does everything that I want it to do and does it brilliantly
Chris Basson | 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

Time Doctor

  • TD afforded us the resources to effectively monitor and make necessary HR changes to best suit the needs of the Organisation, whilst improving overall productivity.
  • TD afforded us the resources to effectively monitor and make necessary HR changes leading to fiscal savings.
Anonymous | 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

Octopus HR Editions & Modules

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Time Doctor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
9.99*

* per user

Time Doctor Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Enterprise15% discount1
  1. 10 or more users
SaaS Edition
Enterprise15% discount1
  1. 10 or more users
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