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Iris HR Software

Iris HR Software
Formerly Octopus HR

Overview

What is Iris HR Software?

Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR, acquired by Iris Software Group April 2016) is an HR suite.

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Pricing

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Basic

$1.50

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Details

What is Iris HR Software?

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Iris HR Software Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Reviews and Ratings

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LIZET MELGOZA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use the Iris HR Software to record holidays and sick days. Our employees are able to view their own personal files at any time and anywhere. They are also able to view certain training documents that our office has uploaded into the system. We were having a lot of issues with our previous system and this program just made things much better for our employees.
  • Fantastic customer support
  • Ease of use
  • All employees have access
  • Easy to download documents
  • It can take some effort to understand
  • Perhaps the price can go down a bit
  • Menu layout
Our staff is kept updated with more company policies and we are able to track their holiday and sick days much better. The help and support of their contact support are super good. They reply super fast and are very kind. Also, their sales department isn't pushy like other services they are very knowledgeable and kind.
Human Resource Management (7)
80%
8.0
Employee demographic data
80%
8.0
Employment history
80%
8.0
Job profiles and administration
80%
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
80%
8.0
Organizational charting
80%
8.0
Organization and location management
80%
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
80%
8.0
Payroll Management (3)
80%
8.0
Benefit plan administration
80%
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
80%
8.0
Reimbursement management
80%
8.0
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
80%
8.0
Approval workflow
80%
8.0
Balance details
80%
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
80%
8.0
Employee Self Service (4)
82.5%
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
80%
8.0
Update personal information
80%
8.0
View company policy documentation
90%
9.0
Employee recognition
80%
8.0
Asset Management
N/A
N/A
HR Reporting (3)
80%
8.0
Report builder
80%
8.0
Pre-built reports
80%
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
80%
8.0
Integration with other HR capabilities
N/A
N/A
Performance Management (5)
80%
8.0
Performance plans
80%
8.0
Performance improvement plans
80%
8.0
Review status tracking
80%
8.0
Review reminders
80%
8.0
Multiple review frequency
80%
8.0
Succession Planning (4)
80%
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
80%
8.0
Candidate ranking
80%
8.0
Candidate search
80%
8.0
Candidate development
80%
8.0
Onboarding (1)
80%
8.0
New hire portal
80%
8.0
Performance and Goals (3)
80%
8.0
Corporate goal setting
80%
8.0
Individual goal setting
80%
8.0
Performance tracking
80%
8.0
Recruiting / ATS (3)
80%
8.0
Job Requisition Management
80%
8.0
Company Website Posting
80%
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
80%
8.0
  • Our staff is super happy with the service
  • Huge improvement
  • Looks quite professional
I would say the pricing is good but it could be better. Also, the customer service is amazing they do such a great job and you can tell they know what they are doing. Visually it is very easy to use and looks very professional. It is a quick set up and they do their best to give you what you want and need.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Octopus HR to keep track of our employees. They're able to request days off, as well as use it as a tool to write their personal plans which their yearly bonus is based off of. It's being used by our 5 offices globally, our HR departments mainly set up new user accounts and managers in all departments use the program to aid in supervising their teams. Since it keeps track of our 400+ employees in an organized fashion, people are easily able to find one another's e-mails and contact information without much wasted time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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?
  • 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.
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.
Employees don't complain about it! If anything they've commented on how nice of a tool it is to have.
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