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HR Software for effortless people admin | Breathe

4.46/5 (26 reviews)

Breathe overview

What is Breathe?

Breathe is a web-based HR management software designed for growing companies. Designed specifically for SMEs, Breathe helps group employee admin in one central place. Employee self service enables businesses to automate their time-consuming HR admin tasks such as holiday booking, absence management and appraisals.

Revolutionising people admin, Breathe is ideal for CEOs, HR specialists and anyone who’s in charge of employee management. Designed in-house, our SME software securely stores all employee information on one platform and automates those time-consuming HR admin tasks.

Store employee documents, manage holidays and absence, track performance, recognise and reward employees, input expenses, and handle people admin like never before. Designed with you in mind, our human resources software has the functionality a growing business needs to manage its people effortlessly. Breathe is easy to implement, intuitive and loved by MDs and employees alike.

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Sally P.

Great HR platform for growing businesses

Reviewed 2016-06-01
Review Source: GetApp

We found BreatheHR when we were about 20 staff and it's been a godsend, it meant we could move on from holiday spreadsheets and it made us so much more organised with personnel files but those were only the basic things we were trying to 'fix', in reality lots of other benefits came with it - our team love the 'kudos' feature which mean they can say thanks / well done to each other, and we use it to help communicate business critical documents to all staff - our team have take much more responsibility for their own information and now they can access things like remaining holiday days whenever they want.

There are lots but in general this has given us a professionalism in our HR administration that we simply didn't have before at a cost that's a real no brainer.

Can't think of any, but if anything you do only get out of it what you put in so if you don't engage your staff in it and use the various features then it won't be so useful.

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David C.

Lets your department managers BREATHE

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Overall very positive and has greatly improved efficiencies within our organisation.

Each employee has their own area, holiday / work related documents / review requests all held in one place. Our department managers are spending under 10 minutes a day on managing holiday / sickness. Not to mention the ability to attach company documents (all with read receipts)

Live chat assistance is permanently in the corner - unable to change this setting.

Response from Centurion Management Systems


Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciated you taking the time to review our product and thank you for your 5 star review. We have taken your comments on board regarding the live chat appearing on the screen and will pass this back to the product development team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ben W.

Really simple to use, easy to access form anywhere being cloud based

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

Very good. Happy with how simple it is to use and a big improvement over the platform we used before (Sage).

The ability to easily book holiday due to being able to see when the rest of the team are away is really useful. With the software being cloud based it is nice that it can easily be accessed on any device from anywhere.

Not a lot bad to say about it. I found it difficult to access documents that were uploaded to it for me to see as I couldnt find the correct area from my profile.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mike S.

Functional HR System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

It is a good basic tool for Employee records, but getting data back out can be cumbersome

It is relatively simple to navigate the system and complete tasks quickly using the it's basic interface

It needs updating. There is no drag and drop functionality, integration with Office 365 or CRM and data cannot be exported en masses.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Dan M.

Simple, efficient, cost saving and value for money

Reviewed 2016-05-31
Review Source: GetApp

ramsac have been using BreatheHR to manage our HR needs for our 50+ team, for the best part of two years now. I have found nothing on the market that compares in terms of functionality and price. Providing our team with a self service HR dashboard has helped us to stand out as a modern employer, whilst at the same time driving increased efficiency and ensuring a more up to date, tighter controlled HR database. We use it to manage staff details, payroll info, holidays and leave, 121s and performance meetings, expenses and more. I particularly like the efficient way of ensuring staff have read and accepted company wide documents, as well as the easy way in which we can administer leave requests and expense claims - perfect for our very mobile work force. It's also enabled us to make job offers and HR documentation entirely paper free - and having no paper based HR records whatsoever is really useful when managers are working away from the HQ. Support is friendly and efficient and the cost is very attractive. I can't say enough positive things about breathehr!

Drives efficiency Low monthly fee Simple to use -for hr users and employees Cloud based - no set up costs or hardware needs Mobile Allows for better control of documents, records and leave/expense requests

It is what it is, you can't tailor massively, but then you're comparing a product that costs £50 a month, with a bespoke database that costs £20k+ - I think the functionality is more than adequate for the vast majority of SMEs.

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Breathe pricing

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Breathe have 5 price plans to suit businesses from 1 to 250 employees, what make us unique is that we don't charge per employee, our plans are per business account:

Micro: Up to 10 employees: £11 a month per business
Starter: 11- 20 employees: £23 a month per business
Regular: 21-50 employees: £59 a month per business
Pro: 51-100 employees: £118 a month per business
Premium: 101-250 employees: £241 a month per business

Breathe features

Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Profiles
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integrations
Training Management

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Mobile Access (480 other apps)
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Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Breathe

Key features of Breathe

  • Record & track employee sickness
  • Store employee records
  • Shared documents and templates
  • Export to Payroll function
  • Expenses management
  • Absence management
  • Custom fields
  • Applicant workflow
  • Applications management
  • Attendance management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Calendar management
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Document storage
  • Employee management
  • Employee portal
  • Employee profile
  • Employee self service
  • Expense tracking
  • Finance user permissions
  • HR management
  • Mail merge
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Permission management
  • Project time tracking
  • Request routing
  • Summary reports
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by client
  • To-do list
  • Training management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Data import/export
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Data storage management
  • Appraisal history
  • Recruiting management
  • Manage employee reviews and objectives
  • Custom fields
  • Expense claims
  • Role-based permissions
  • Team calendars
  • Applicant tracking
  • Approval process control
  • iCalendar support
  • Vacation tracking
  • Leave tracking
  • Training record management
  • Sick leave tracking
  • Performance management
  • Document management
  • Task management
  • Self service portal
  • Time off requests
  • Human resource integration
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Free time to manage people and company culture rather than HR admin with task automation.

Get access to all employee information from anywhere with secure cloud storage.

Streamline holiday booking and allowance management and setup approval workflows.

Securely store employee documents online

Boost employee motivation with regular 1-1s and timely feedback.

ISO 270001 accredited software