Actus Software Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Actus Software

Dramatically improving employee productivity

4.67/5 (57 reviews)

Actus Software overview

What is Actus Software?

Actus is a cloud-based performance and talent management system designed to encourage meaningful performance management conversations throughout the year. Actus enables clear objective setting and cascade, including milestones and comments. It offers fully configurable performance appraisal templates, one-to-ones, development planning and qualification tracking; career aspirations and talent management.

Additional modules include Feedback and Recognition; 360 Feedback and Survey; Absence Management and a configurable HR Database, and the roadmap continues to grow.

Full management information is available at the click of a button which can be used to support culture change and embed best practice. Automated reminders and notifications encourage users to take ownership for their own development and performance.

Actus provide full UK support and expert consultancy to help you to maximise your return on investment.
www.actus.co.uk

Pricing

Starting from
£2/month
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Markets

United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Actus Software screenshot: User dashboard showing Objectives and Milestones with RAG statusWhat benefits can an organisation see by using Actus?Actus Software screenshot: Full reporting is visual and interactive, reports are available as bar charts, pie charts and good old fashioned excelActus Software screenshot: Actus facilitated the management and calibration of performance ratings and can be configured for 9 box grids or succession planningActus Software screenshot: Set up and manage team meetings and one to ones, including inviting people to meetings through outlookActus Software screenshot: Manage 360 feedback and surveys through the systemActus Software screenshot: Set up talent profiles and search for key talent and skills through the systemActus Software screenshot: Set up for ad hoc recognition and feedback, use your company values or competencies to embed the right culture and behavioursActus Software screenshot: Manage sickness and absence - all in one systemWhat makes Actus stand out from the crowd?What is Actus Performance Management Software?The Actus Performance Management SystemBusiness benefits of performance management software

Actus Software reviews

Value for money
Features
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Gail Duthie

Simple process to set up, helpful friendly support staff

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-17
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to ensure all our employees are receiving quality, regular 121s and appraisals

Pros
It is extremely simple to use, cost-efficient and it has helped us role out a collaborative, transparent 121 and appraisal process which benefits both the direct reports and the line managers. Additionally, they are continually improving the product and ask for feedback.

Response from Advance Change


Hi Gail - thanks so much for your Capterra review and your ongoing referrals. Your feedback is hugely appreciated!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lukasz Taras

Simple to use and always improving

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

We have found the service and support from the Actus Team to be exceptional. I am a techie so they have also provided lots of guidance around people stuff and culture which has been helpful.

Pros
I like the simple intuitive design of Actus, we have only a small team and they regularly change so I dont have time to train up new users every time they start. The fact that you can easily find your way around Actus without training is a real advantage.

Cons
We have found the absence module has a few clunky aspects compared to the other modules, although you do get used to them. I understand it will be having a refresh next year so hopefully that will be resolved.

Response from Advance Change


Thank you Lukasz for your constructive feedback, it means a lot as you are a tech expert yourself. There are lots of exciting new developments coming in 2020 so we hope you will be delighted then.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rebecca Lucy

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience with Actus has been outstanding. From initial contact and tender process through to implementation and launch of the system I cannot fault the service we received. We had a very short schedule for build and launch to meet our internal deadlines but the whole team at Actus worked hard to ensure that we were able to achieve this. Every member of the team we have dealt with has been extremely helpful and patient with all requests we have made. I would highly recommend Actus to any organisation looking to implement a Performance Management system.

Pros
The main selling point of Actus was the level of personalisation they offered us as a business. When we began looking for a Performance Management system this was our No.1 criteria and Actus where able to deliver exactly what they had sold us. It was very important to us that the system we purchased was both user friendly and adaptable to the differing needs of our diverse workforce and this is exactly what Actus delivers. The reporting in the system is also excellent and has already enabled us to significantly improve our Performance Management reporting across all areas.

Cons
There were a couple of amendments we would have liked to make in the system before launch that we weren't able to implement due to it being part of the core build of the system. These however were only minor points and the implementation team worked hard to come up with suitable suggestions on how we could adapt these elements to better suit our needs.

Response from Advance Change


Dear Rebecca
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I know it will mean a lot to Swags and the team who are so dedicated.

Credit is also due to you and your internal team because it was definitely a partnership approach getting everything over the line on time.

We look forward to continuing to work and collaborate together

Warm regards

Lucinda Carney
CEO

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Megan Henderson

Mixed bag. Some real positives and some frustrations.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-05-04
Review Source: Capterra

We have recommended this product... The focus on performance management is higher within the organisation than it was. This helps people make clearer links to business objectives and focuses their performance against personal targets. It has ensured that people have clear records where performance is good or where there are issues to be addressed and having the system in place has helped embed a more regular 1:1 process.

Pros
The fact it keeps a focus on performance through the year. It is logical (mostly) and provides a wealth of information should you choose to use it and allows for performance management to be continuous rather than set to specific financial years. The new appraisal format brings together everything onto one page which is brilliant and ensures an holistic view is taken to performance looking at personal development, career aspirations, objectives, links to the organisation... it is well thought out with great monitoring tools for managers and individuals to track where things are at. The support team are really helpful and have worked through issues that we've had and helped implement suggestions for development and improvement which is really positive.

Cons
It can be glitchy and it is not always clear what / where to do things so comments can look saved but they are not. It is in places too specific or complex so there is the capacity for user error and a well developed system should be set up for this not to be the case. I know that some of the issues we've had have not been seen elsewhere and can not be replicated to test but they have still happened and having no reason why is frustrating as preparing for 1:1's or appraisals is time consuming and personal.

Response from Advance Change


Thanks Megan for continuing to recommend us despite some of the challenges that we have undoubtedly experienced. I am pleased that you still gave our support and functionality a five star rating despite the glitches.

I very much hope that we can continue to get your feedback and involvement via the forthcoming Customer Forums to enhance the product further, certainly around ease of use. Most people are saying the new format is really simple so we will be in touch soon to see if there is anything we can do configuration-wise to improve your perception!

Lucinda

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Helen Gilfillan

Feedback on Actus Software

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-26
Review Source: Capterra

As a company employee feedback highlighted a lack of development discussions and employee engagement. The software has benefited in both areas as well as allowing managers to see the benefits of more regular discussions.

Pros
I found the software was user friendly and each screen operated in the same way. It lends itself to an all year cycle of managing performance and ensuring dialogue is frequent with the employees. It also is split into logical sections so a review/meeting can be tailored and as long or short as required to cover possibly one area at a time. This helps with focus and allows reflection between meetings.

Cons
To start with it seemed disjointed but the more you use the product the more you realise it's better to be sectioned as I mentioned above to keep meetings short and focused.

Response from Advance Change


Helen thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with a review, we are glad that the design of Actus lends itself to year round conversations and brought benefits to your business in terms of development discussions and employee feedback. We always welcome constructive criticism as well so we can continue to improve the product.

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Actus Software pricing

Starting from
£2/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Prices are tiered based on numbers of users and modules required, please contact us for a specific quote.

Actus Software features

API
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics

Activity Dashboard (376 other apps)
Activity Tracking (230 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (286 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (356 other apps)
Customizable Branding (277 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (277 other apps)
Data Import/Export (264 other apps)
Employee Database (243 other apps)
Employee Management (307 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (225 other apps)
Employee Portal (235 other apps)
Employee Self Service (231 other apps)
Performance Management (217 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (238 other apps)
Recruitment Management (231 other apps)
Self Service Portal (257 other apps)
Third Party Integration (293 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Actus Software

Key features of Actus Software

  • Business goal alignment
  • Career aspiration recording
  • SMART objectives
  • Performance ratings
  • One-to-ones
  • Diary invites
  • Agenda setting
  • Automatic early warning emails
  • Development planning
  • Training needs analysis
  • CPD logging
  • Configurable appraisal templates
  • Talent management and tracking
  • Action management
  • Certification and qualification logging
  • Full management information and reporting
  • 360 feedback
  • recognition and feedback
  • Absence and sickness management
  • Action recording & tracking
  • Deadlines & reminders
  • Qualification & CPD log
  • Configurable appraisal templates
  • Development planning
  • Behavioural competencies
  • Milestone tracking
  • Objective setting & tracking
  • Development and training needs
  • Fully configurable, multi templates
  • Training reports
  • Completion tracking
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Commenting available throughout
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Benefits

Users can create SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) objectives aligned with business goals, set milestones, review performance, and add comments to provide positive reinforcement.

Regular appraisals can be carried out using configurable templates, with behavioural competency and performance rating options. Users can also choose to carry out mini-appraisals for new starters or to increase appraisal frequency.

Managers can plan one-to-ones and send diary invites to attendees, with the ability to set agendas, record performance discussion notes, and track actions taken.

Employee development planning includes deadline setting, completion tracking, training report creation and the option to add training catalogues or courses.

Qualifications and continuing professional development (CPD) can be tracked, including expiry dates, with automatically-triggered early warning emails to avoid non-compliance.