CompensationXL Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

CompensationXL

Flexible, Affordable, Compensation Planning Automation

4.73/5 (26 reviews)

CompensationXL overview

What is CompensationXL?

If your current compensation planning process is facilitated by long hours, excel, plus email then you will be amazed how easily and cost-effectively you can automate your entire compensation planning process by rolling out CompXL.

If you already have a compensation module but find that it falls short of meeting your requirements, you will be pleased to learn that you can license just the CompXL Solution that you need to fill your functional gap: MERIT, BONUS, EQUITY, or REWARDS. Licensing only the solution you need to can help ease the process of getting budget approval for your project because it cost effectively enhances the value of your ERP/HCM compensation module - it doesn't seek to replace it. .
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Pricing

Starting from
$15
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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CompensationXL reviews

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19

Very good
7

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Michael Miles

OUtstanding

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

Great overall experience. Prior to CompXL we had a very labor intensive process using excel files that would be altered by users causing significant administration issues. CompXL provided a framework and functionality to control the data and user interface eliminating the ability for users to to alter sheets.

Pros
Great product. We use excel to a great extent and CompXL allows to leverage excel to manage our compensation information and processes in a very effective customized solution for compensation management.

Cons
I have yet to be dissatisfied. The software has been excellent and delivered as sold and beyond.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kathy Shell

Flexible software, responsive team to work with

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

We implemented the software as a temporary solution last year while we determine if/when we'll implement a full HCM that includes compensation. It replaced a system that was extremely difficult to use, lacked flexibility, and took 4-5 hours to refresh reports with a significantly manual process. CompXL gave us exactly what we needed at a reasonable price. This was our first attempt at implementing a common system worldwide and we were able to meet almost all expectations for each of our operating companies and come to agreement on a single configuration solution when necessary. The interface was easy for most managers to use given that it's very Excel-like. The ability to change the hierarchy helps when we have people moving around. The reporting runs in seconds and is up to the minute with changes that have been entered. My only complaint is that the software runs slowly when using the online version of the workbook and when refreshing pages/moving between pages in the application.

Pros
The flexibility of the software to do most of what we needed. We were able to customize the reporting so our award approval process is very quick to complete. In addition, the customer service received from our account rep was always very timely and informative.

Cons
The slowness. When using the software, it was slow to refresh the pages, sometimes taking up to 10 seconds or a little more to refresh.

Response from HCR Software


Thanks for the valuable feedback. Per your comments about latency, we redesigned the home page so that it now has pagination to improve the page load time when viewing a large number of budget groups from the company level. We also doubled the memory on each of the data base servers so that even during peak usage season, the interface will respond promptly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Rebekah Alexander

Drastically cut down transaction time; New reports function invaluable

Reviewed 2016-02-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
This is my second compensation year using CompXL. After the initial year of implementation, the software cut down my year-end compensation process drastically. In previous years, I would be at the office until 10pm every night for weeks on end and would be meticulously searching for file linkage errors and missed updates. The worst part about distributing Excel files to each of your department leaders individually is how difficult it is to keep track of minor tweaks and adjustments made throughout the inevitable iterations of the compensation process. The software is completely customized to my own uniquely complicated incentive compensation structure at my firm, which I would not be able to find anywhere else to this great of detail. My biggest qualms with the software in the first year was the lack of reporting/filtering capabilities. They have updated that this year and the reporting functionality is literally invaluable. While it might take a less tech-savvy person a while to get the hang of the configuration of reports, for someone like me (who can manipulate excel from an intermediate to advanced level), the new reports allow me the perfect amount of autonomy to configure as many complex reports as I'd like. My CEO requires 30+ reports a year, so semi-automating this process was crucial. This has made my life so much easier that the biggest issue is me being LESS meticulous and detail-oriented because I trust the program more.

Cons
The most obnoxious part is the uploading of employee data since I generally have many small, one-off adjustments to make that add up. You have to import it instead of tweaking it within the system. The obvious worst part about CompXL is the user interface, which is...very excel-like. This isn't going to be like logging into ADP, or Ultipro, or SuccessFactors to do your compensation process. But what it lacks in the modern widget-designed HRIS, it makes up in functionality. You can do a LOT more in this program than you can in any of those programs, because you are basically only limited to the limitations of Excel--which are few.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Susan Savich

Easy to implement and user friendly

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to implement; implementation partner was very collaborative. No bugs. Comp planning process went very smoothly. Upload into financial planning was a snap.

Pros
Ease of use for our managers who were used to excel functionality

Cons
Could not open directly on google drive without breaking the protected views.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kathy L

Great Product/Great Service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-08-11
Review Source: Capterra

This has been a very positive experience for my company. I was looking for a tool that would eliminate the manual slicing & dicing of spreadsheets and CompXL was able to provide a product to accomplish this. This tool is now sued for several different processes (Performance Management Ratings, Bonus, Merit) down to providing communication statements to employees for incentives and increases. The support we receive is outstanding. Matt is extremely flexible and supportive of our needs. If you are looking for ways to streamline processes for annual cycles and you cannot afford to purchase other more expensive systems, then this is a great option. Affordable and easy to use.

Pros
Ease of use.

Cons
Would love to eliminate the export and import process and allow managers to enter directly in the system.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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CompensationXL pricing

Starting from
$15
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
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CompensationXL is provided as perpetual license or annual subscription. It can be deployed behind your firewall or hosted with us. First year spend can be as low as $15k USD.

CompensationXL features

API (499 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (421 other apps)
Activity Tracking (257 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (304 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (376 other apps)
Customizable Branding (291 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (295 other apps)
Data Import/Export (283 other apps)
Employee Database (276 other apps)
Employee Management (342 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (241 other apps)
Employee Portal (245 other apps)
Employee Self Service (244 other apps)
Performance Management (230 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (252 other apps)
Recruitment Management (254 other apps)
Reminders (257 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (434 other apps)
Self Service Portal (303 other apps)
Third Party Integration (334 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 CompensationXL

Key features of CompensationXL

  • Merit Planning
  • Short Term Incentives
  • Long Term Incentives
  • Focal Cycles
  • Anniversary Based Cycles
  • Complex Calculations
  • Adhoc Reports
  • Automated Approval routing
  • ERP/HRMS Integration
  • Custom Pages Supported
  • Administer compensation programs
  • Establish and maintain a pay-for-performance strategy
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Benefits

- Shorten Duration of Focal Planning Cycles
- Provide Managers an All-in-one View for Planning, Less Clicking Around, Better Informed Decisions!
- Salary History Import and Display for Manager Decision Support
- Flexible Approval Routing so you can push Discretion all the way to the bottom
- End of Cycle Statements from Simple Adjustment Letters to Multi-Page Total Rewards Statements