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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

UltiPro

Day to day payroll support is phenomenal. We also have a great CRM, Jay S., who always has our back, understands our account, and helps escalate appropriately and quickly. Many of the applications are bolt-ons and the cohesiveness of the overall product isn't there. Each system has a different look, different feel, different support team, etc. Reporting is also another pain point. Unless you are a professional report writer, BI is very complicated to understand and build reports. Also, very time-consuming. A better dashboard reporting/data warehouse view would be nice. As well as a simple query tool for nontechnical individuals.
Ann Aguirre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.2
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.9
Employment history
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.3
Job profiles and administration
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.3
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.4
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.8

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.4
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.2
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
UltiPro
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.3
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.6
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.8
Balance details
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.3

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Octopus HR
UltiPro
9.0
Update personal information
Octopus HR
UltiPro
9.1
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.3
Employee recognition
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.8
View job history
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.7

Asset Management

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.0

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.7
Report builder
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.9
Pre-built reports
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.3

Onboarding

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.5
New hire portal
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.6
Manager tracking tools
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.4

Performance and Goals

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.6
Corporate goal setting
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.6
Individual goal setting
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.3
Performance tracking
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.8

Performance Management

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.7
Performance plans
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.6
Performance improvement plans
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.5
Review status tracking
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.0
Review reminders
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.6
Multiple review frequency
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.8

Succession Planning

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.4
Create succession plans/pools
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.2
Candidate ranking
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.5
Candidate search
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.7
Candidate development
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.1

Recruiting / ATS

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.9
Job Requisition Management
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.0
Company Website Posting
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.4
Publish to Social Media
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.9
Job Search Site Posting
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.0
Applicant Tracking
Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.1
Notifications and Alerts
Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.7

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

UltiPro

  • Business Intelligence reporting: it allows for point in time and can report on all data fields within the database.
  • Salary Planning: this has allowed us to take a completely manual process with excel spreadsheets and make it an online process with approvals and workflows. Once approved the data automatically flows over to the employee's HR record. This has saved a lot of time for the managers, Human Resources, and Payroll.
  • On boarding: we have taken a paper process and made it completely paperless.
  • Configurable: the ability to create our own fields for data specific to us, and place those fields on current screens for updating and reporting.
Tracy Ratcliffe | 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

UltiPro

  • With the training feature, you can get to it from the main UltiPro login, but you can't get back to the main screen in UltiPro from the training menu. It's a one way link.
  • Setting up security access is very individual. This can be good so that you can define what each user actually needs, but it is tedious so that you can't just assign a pre-defined set of rules for a role and assign it to a list of individuals wholesale.
  • The benefits administration feature would be better if it would total up your costs for you as you chose your benefits from the available lists. You don't get a total until the end, which isn't ideal.
Mallori Barg | 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

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.8
Based on 177 answers
We are overall happy with UltiPro and it works well for our organization and we have plans to expand our usage of it even more so we will definitely be continuing with the product. We are thinking of adding the functionality for training and recruiting as well, which is an add-on product
Bailey Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.5
Based on 103 answers
Ultipro is by far the very best HCM solution that I've used, and I don't mind acting as a point of contact to anyone that might be interested in hearing from an actual user about my experiences with the suite. Ultipro can pretty much handle anything that you throw at it, while ensuring that what you throw at it is compliant with federal and state regulations. It really is quite simple to use and only gets easier to use the more you use it obviously. I would encourage anyone that is having issues with the suite to partner with their customer success manager to tackle anything that is at any point problematic.
Juan Osegueda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 9.2
Based on 60 answers
In the 3+ years that we've been live in UltiPro, I believe the core HR/Payroll module went down one time. I don't recall how long it was down for, possibly an hour or two, but thankfully it was not during a payroll week for us so it did not impact us significantly. Other than that, there are some minor outages every once in a while with the Recruiting application, but the communication when those outages occur is very good so you always get status updates.
Jack Klott, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.4
Based on 159 answers
UltiPro, for the most part, seems to run pretty well, but there are times when it slows down. Simply logging out and back in will fix this problem, but it can be annoying. This seems to happen when I am going through a lot of different pages pretty quickly for a long period of time.
Adam Jolley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 7.9
Based on 319 answers
My favorite part of the support is that here is a rapid response number that we can call if we have a payroll related issue and will be able to speak to a real person to get our issue addressed.
Bonnie Downey | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 9.0
Based on 81 answers
I've been to a few in-person (hands on) training sessions and it is very similar to the online classes. You have the same reference material to look back on after the training. So regardless of in person training or online you really get the same thing.
Rachel Russ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.6
Based on 179 answers
There is a whole website dedicated to training with UltiPro and they have coined it UltiUniversity. You have the option to take self-paced training where you listen and watch videos or you can take an online instructor-led course and ask questions throughout the training. I think both methods with UltiPro work well and I would highly recommend going with what you prefer.
Robert W. Staples, III., P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.7
Based on 72 answers
UltiPro made it very easy to implement. I implemented UltiPro on my own (as we were short-handed), in addition to my other duties, and was able to stay on track with our original implementation timeline. The process is laid out in a very detailed method. This was by far the most thorough and easiest implementation that I have been through
Staci Drilling,SPHR, SHRM-SCP | 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

UltiPro

Payroll is key for me, and UltiPro has that sewn up as far as efficiency and accuracy. I wouldn't consider anyone else at this point and I will never go back to mainframe processing again.
Michelle Ober | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 9.0
Based on 78 answers
Ultipro has great scalability overall. The core functionality of Ultipro allows for easy replication, while also providing room for customization that is often required during acquisitions/additions of new business units. The only drawback in scalability, is that by design, Ultipro requires knowledgeable end users and internal resources to execute. Although Ultipro provides immense support and service to its customers in all organizational phases, without the proper internal development, scalability could be hampered. At the same time, this is what I personally love about the product; the ability to work within a DIY environment during expansion while still having access to subject matter experts when needed.
Daniel Eagen, PHR | 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

UltiPro

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

UltiPro

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR
8.0
UltiPro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
UltiPro
8.8

Usability

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR
UltiPro
9.2

Performance

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.4

Support Rating

Octopus HR
UltiPro
7.9

In-Person Training

Octopus HR
UltiPro
9.0

Online Training

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.6

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
UltiPro
8.7

Scalability

Octopus HR
UltiPro
9.0

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