Actus Features

Actus

Dramatically improving employee productivity

4.67/5 (58 reviews)

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API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anonymous Feedback
Appraisal History
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Assessment Management
Benchmarking
Career Development
Certification & Licensing
Commenting/Notes
Compensation Management
Competency Management
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Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Dashboard
Document Management
Email Reminders
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Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Self Service
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Feedback Management
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
Individual Development Plans
KPI Monitoring
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Milestone Tracking
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Onboarding
Organizational Charting
Peer Appraisals
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
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Progress Tracking
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Reporting & Statistics
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Self Service Portal
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Succession Planning
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Surveys & Feedback
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Time Off Requests
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360 Degree Feedback
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anonymous Feedback
Appraisal History
Approval Process Control
Assessment Management
Benchmarking
Career Development
Certification & Licensing
Commenting/Notes
Compensation Management
Competency Management
Continuous Feedback
Customizable Branding
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Dashboard
Document Management
Email Reminders
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Self Service
Engagement Tracking
Feedback Management
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
Individual Development Plans
KPI Monitoring
Leave Tracking
Milestone Tracking
Negative Feedback Management
On-going Performance Tracking
Onboarding
Organizational Charting
Peer Appraisals
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
Performance Review Management
Progress Tracking
Pulse Surveys
Question Library
Rater Selection
Ratings / Reviews
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Review Cycle Tracking
Self Assessment
Self Service Portal
Skills Assessment
Strategic Planning
Succession Planning
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Actus Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Actus's features:

James M.

Great customer service and a product that exceeds our expectations

2017-12-19

Have reports which we can export and have a culture change happening before our eyes.

Pros

Actus are training our managers on how to use it effectively and this is already proving a worthwhile activity with everyone talking about how much clearer their roles have become.

Cons

We only went live 3 months ago so haven't found anything we don't like yet. During the set up of Actus the team were very accommodating and patient and we now have a system that really works for us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Andy R.

Highly recommended

2013-01-10

Actus is an excellent way of driving team leader activities through your business.

Pros

System designed to embed best management practice Intuitive and very easy to use Responsive customer service High quality training and support

Cons

As an SME it offers perhaps more functionality in some areas than we need.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Gill B.

Actus Performance Management

2013-01-15

The company knew it required a better system for managing employee performance but until we installed Actus we didn't realise just what a difference it would make in having an excellent and easy to use online tool.

Pros

All performance management information in one place.

Cons

E-mail notifications re updates need to indicate what has been updated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rebecca L.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

2019-12-05

I would highly recommend Actus to any organisation looking to implement a Performance Management system.

Pros

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Gail D.

Simple process to set up, helpful friendly support staff

2017-11-17

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Kerri L.

Actus

2019-11-27

Excellent customer services and really quick in terms of a build time with good reporting functionality.

Pros

The Actus system allows us to manage SM&CR requirements. It user friendly and can be tailored to our business.

Cons

Some ideal features such as a committees map is not included along with being able to link documents easily to specifically responsibilities however there are work arounds and Actus are always keen to get feedback on what users want and need.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Advance Change


Hi Kerri
Tremendously grateful for you taking the time to provide us with a review, particularly because the SMCR/Compliance module is relatively new. Your comments about enhancements are duly noted.
Warm regards
Lucinda
CEO

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Emma C.

Actus Online Appraisal, Development, Holiday & Absence Recording System

2017-04-06

All systems are very user friendly and reporting options are great.

Pros

Ease of use, user friendly, reporting functions

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Advance Change


Thank Emma
Great working with you and congratulations on the promotion back to the Premier League! If Actus played a small part in that we would be chuffed ;-)

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Fran T.

Efficient, Useful & Supportive

2019-12-06

A very effective tool for managing performance and increasing employee ownership.

Pros

Ease of use - agile and intuitive Excellent technical support and the provider really listens to opportunities to develop the system further Working groups to support development and ongoing enhancement

Cons

Training hindered implementation as the principles of performance management took too long so roll out and use of the system was rushed during the training session and felt like an afterthought - this was rectified by the team v quickly though

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Advance Change


Hi Fran
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide such a constructive review. As you know, we take feedback on board all the time and more features are coming in 2020
Many thanks
Lucinda

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Leanne D.

NHS Medway CCG

2017-03-27

NHS Medway CCG has used Actus for 3 years now for centralising of appraisal information, PDP's, talent management and objective setting for staff.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nick B.

Perfect for getting the most out of your team!

2013-02-14

Whether a company wants to reduce paper based systems, improve productivity,enhance reporting and compliance or acvhieve all of these via one system, Actus will help you do this.

Pros

It's intuitive and gives me a great overview of my team and ensures everyone is truly aligned without needing heavy handed management. I no longer need to dig around for information and nag people for documents.

Cons

They are managing their time, tasks and abjectives via the system and don't report that this is onerous.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carroll M.

Managing Performance

2013-01-04

Most performance management systems are bolt ons to HR process software.

Pros

Actus is very intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

I have not discovered any as yet

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jan C.

Actus Appraisal system

2017-03-30

Actus was introduced to the company as an online Performance Management system in 2015, with first appraisals being completed in 2016.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Helen G.

Feedback on Actus Software

2019-11-26

As a company employee feedback highlighted a lack of development discussions and employee engagement.

Pros

It lends itself to an all year cycle of managing performance and ensuring dialogue is frequent with the employees.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Camilla M.

A good system which is quite easy to navigate.

2018-07-27

We will be looking at reports to assess usage and this should lead to better recording of meetings, one to ones etc.

Pros

The layout and seeing the teams with their objectives on the dashboard. The colour coding for different areas.

Cons

It can be a bit tricky to update or get used to how to close tasks and objectives - the language used. I am quite new to Actus though so I will get used to this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Pharmaceuticals company, 11-50 employees)

Intuitive and simple- built with the user experience at the forefront

2017-11-20

Pros

Enables systematic implementation of performance management throughout the business - incl. head office based staff & field teams

Cons

Previous version didn't allow certain functionality but this has now been rectified

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Beccy F.

Actus Performance Management

2013-01-14

I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for performance management software.

Pros

Fantastic value, very intuitive and user-friendly and quick and easy to set-up.

Cons

None notable to date

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Emma S.

Actus

2020-01-09

Throughout the selection, implementation and launch we were kept well-informed. We've been appointed an account manager post-implementation and received regular calls and training when needed. The system is straight-forward to use but has some really useful features, such as adding milestones to Objectives and creating Department Objectives to demonstrate how individual targets are linked to the overall business goals.

Pros

We like that all employees have access to their performance record and this allows ownership of their goals, objectives and their career progression.

Cons

A new talent management function is in the pipeline and this is perfect timing for our organisation as we are working on creating a succession plan which will now be possible through Actus.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Advance Change


Emma thank you so much for taking the time to provide the team with such a glowing review. I know that both Swags and Jane have worked really closely with you and this is wonderful recognition of their support. Thanks again

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Karen Y.

Easy to Use

2015-11-30

Compared to other software tools this is quick and easy to set-up and maintain as well as being an efficient and effective tool for performance management.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Advance Change


Thank you Karen for taking the time to review Actus we really appreciate it and look forward to a continuing positive working relationship.

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Megan H.

Mixed bag. Some real positives and some frustrations.

2017-05-04

The focus on performance management is higher within the organisation than it was.

Pros

The fact it keeps a focus on performance through the year.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Cathie D.

Actus Performance Management

2014-07-28

A fantastic tool designed to change, support and drive best practice for individuals, line managers and organisations wanting to implement a performance management structure.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Claire H.

Great company to work with. Actus is a very user friendly system.

2017-11-16

Pros

The fact the employee and manager can both make updates and the system advises whichever of them did not make the update so they can chose to look if they wish.

Cons

Not great when it is review time and managers are getting their objectives into the system!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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CICY L.

Overall impression of using Actus

2019-10-25

My experience of using Actus, compare to other Performance management tool, I like their structure, it contains key elements of PM, and not over functioned.

Pros

very straightforward structure, easy to use

Cons

It would be better if there is the possibility to add some pages specialized to different customers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Advance Change


Hi Cicy - We are so pleased that you have had a good experience using Actus, I know that your requirements were not straightforward so it has been a real team effort. I am pleased that you are happy with your service

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Tara U.

Good concept, but find the interface not very intuitive.

2017-11-22

Getting manager and employees to engage more.

Pros

Auto save in sections is very helpful! Visually it is appealing. The concept of everything we need is there, it's just getting people to embrace it!

Cons

The usability of the program "out of the box" is not there. People regularly tell me how convoluted they feel the software is. I think with lots of use, you can become more comfortable with it (but we are not there yet), but more streamlined and less thinking about where you have to go to do things would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Advance Change


Hi Tara
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, and also for pointing out how useful Actus is in encouraging people to engage more. Clearly, we are disappointed with the fact that you feel that your users are finding Actus difficult to use - this is really unusual so makes me wonder whether your configuration is not optimised. You are not one of our known Gooch and Housego contacts so I wonder whether you are aware of our free HRAdmin training sessions that take place monthly? Perhaps you would like to book on one of those and we can better understand what people are finding difficult about the system and perhaps improve your rating? Just contact support@actus.co.uk UK if you would like to book on and we will do our best to help you! I will also check in with Andrew McBride to understand his view point on this subject.
Thanks
Lucinda Carney - CEO- Actus

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Donna M.

Actus software with our team.

2013-10-08

The main area that I benefit from is the absence management, but colleagues also use the performance management.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Steve G.

Highly versatile software and excellent OD support, the team can't do enough to help

2018-02-14

Improved engagement, culture change, we hope it will support us in achieving a Good CQC rating at our next assessment.

Pros

Actus provides visibility of performance right down the organisation and the simplicity and user friendly design has proven really popular with our field based paramedics who are able to carry out 121's and update their CPD in quiet times.

Cons

I like the fact that Actus is mobile, but I do find it fiddly to use on my IPAD.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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