Actus Software Features List

Actus Software

Designed to embed year round people performance

4.64/5 (42 reviews)

Actus Software Feature Summary

  • Business goal alignment
  • Objective setting & tracking
  • Milestone tracking
  • Deadlines & reminders
  • Configurable appraisal templates
  • Fully configurable, multi templates
  • Behavioural competencies
  • Action recording & tracking
  • Development planning
  • Development and training needs
  • Completion tracking
  • Training reports
  • Qualification & CPD log
  • Career aspiration recording
  • Reporting & statistics
  • SMART objectives
  • Performance ratings
  • One-to-ones
  • Diary invites
  • Agenda setting
  • Automatic early warning emails
  • Commenting available throughout
  • 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

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Actus Software Feature Reviews

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

Gill Barnett

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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James Meade

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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Gail Duthie

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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Jan Chapman

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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Andy Reid

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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Tara Ujkaj

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: Other

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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Leanne Dawson

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 Berry

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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Cathie Donaldson

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 Harrowing

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

2017-11-16

Pros

They can use it anywhere that has internet access. Dashboards make it easy to see where you and your team are in terms of progress Easy to read reports Lots of add-on's available I implemented this system with my previous employer and used it for a couple of years before moving onto my current role.

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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Carroll Macey

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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Emma Charlton

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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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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Megan Henderson

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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Beccy Follett

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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Karen Young

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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Stephen Balaam

Great software with minimal learning curve

2014-07-25

Actus is a breath of fresh air - it manages the crucial stages of employee appraisal - reminds me of employee targets, and their hopes and aspirations.

Rating breakdown

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

Advance Change support staff have been wonderful, very prompt and patient.

2017-11-20

More engaged staff in 1:1 meetings. Much improved documentation. Ease of preparation for mid-year reviews.

Pros

Capturing the content of the 1:1, empowering staff to help set the agenda and the automatic reminders about annual mandatory testing (like CPR, WHMIS and TDG) are all valuable features

Cons

Creating templates is not very intuitive, but the Support Team is always very helpful. I'd also recommend that there be some way to differentiate the manager's comments from the staff comments in the 1:1 and for date of entry to appear in the fields in the competency boxes. We do that manually now, but it is hard to get people to remember.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Donna Mudge

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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Linda Wallae

Great Experience and Extremely helpful in changing culture

2015-11-27

We have a very high level of use and an improving level of performance on management and supervision being done properly through Actus.

Rating breakdown

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

Response from Advance Change


Linda, thanks so much for taking the time to review for us. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to continuing our partnership

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Steve Graham

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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Jo Irwin

ACTUS Ease of use

2013-10-06

If a company or organisation is to utilise software to embed performance management practice it is vital that staff find it simple to learn and easy to use on a frequent basis.

Rating breakdown

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

Great tool. Takes the headache out of HR management

2015-12-07

Actus is simple to use and allows us to ensure best practice for HR management without the cost of external consultants.

Rating breakdown

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

Response from Advance Change


Thanks James for taking the time to review :-)

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Christine Cornwall

The Actus Team are supporting us with our Talent Management Strategy

2015-10-28

Talent Management is a really important strategy for us as a CCG, we are working closely with the Actus Team to embed the right behaviours and processes to achieve this using Actus.

Rating breakdown

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

Good product for appraisal systems

2015-11-30

- Great way for management to see overview of appraisal for all team members.

Rating breakdown

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

Response from Advance Change


Thanks so much for taking the time to review, it is hugely appreciated

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