CompensationXL Features

CompensationXL

Flexible, Affordable, Compensation Planning Automation

4.73/5 (26 reviews)

CompensationXL Feature Summary

  • 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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API
Absence Management
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Charting
Configurable Workflow
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
Job Application Management
Leave Tracking
Multi-Currency
Organizational Charting
Payroll Management
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Progress Tracking
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Salary History
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Off Requests
Vacation Tracking
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API
Absence Management
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Charting
Configurable Workflow
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
Job Application Management
Leave Tracking
Multi-Currency
Organizational Charting
Payroll Management
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Progress Tracking
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Salary History
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Off Requests
Vacation Tracking
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API
Absence Management
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Charting
Configurable Workflow
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
Job Application Management
Leave Tracking
Multi-Currency
Organizational Charting
Payroll Management
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Progress Tracking
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Salary History
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Off Requests
Vacation Tracking
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CompensationXL Feature Reviews

24 reviewers had the following to say about CompensationXL's features:

MARY JO SMITH

Customer from 2009 to 2015 with former company and implemented with new employer.

2017-07-03

Pros

Ease of use for managers and administrators, several report options, data dump very useful for administrators when reviewing overall increase information, and pdf statement printing.

Cons

Cannot have managers in approval process more than once. All employee increases must be recommended by their direct manager and approved by their Research Unit Leaders.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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michelle Nachume

Best used by companies with more than 200 employees

2011-05-04

For HR and compensation teams of companies with 200 or more employees, CXL offers a lot of perks.

Pros

I was impressed with the fact that CXL will comport to the processes of the company rather than the other way around.

Cons

not for companies with less than 200 employees

Source: GetApp
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Rebekah Alexander

Drastically cut down transaction time; New reports function invaluable

2016-02-24

Pros

My biggest qualms with the software in the first year was the lack of reporting/filtering capabilities.

Cons

You have to import it instead of tweaking it within the system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering CompensationXL

Are you comfortable in excel? If you are, this program is perfect. Will make your life 100000x better. If you aren't very excel-literate, consider some more intuitive, but less functional software programs. All of my managers have found this program very easy to use and have enjoyed the efficiencies it has created. As a practitioner, I can imagine that this would be a little cumbersome to set up in the beginning for someone who isn't very tech savvy. That said, the implementation team can handle anything you ask them to do--I just prefer to do it myself.

Source: Software Advice
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Kathy L

Great Product/Great Service

2016-08-11

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.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

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

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
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Sandy Berquist

OpenText Implementation of CompXL

2013-02-06

I'd recommend the solution for small-mid size companies and even larger companies that continue to rely on Excel based processing for ad hoc reviews/programs - as this solution can significantly reduce the efforts in cutting & consolidating workbooks - along with a secure process for uploading & downloading. Easy to use and well-supported from a customer support perspective make it a win.

Pros

Quick implementation time, easy to support with few resources required, and greatly reduces the administrative effort.

Cons

Not really able to interface with large enterprise apps but the exports and reports make for easy workarounds.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Kathy Shell

Flexible software, responsive team to work with

2018-11-06

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.

Pros

We were able to customize the reporting so our award approval process is very quick to complete.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Michael Miles

OUtstanding

2018-08-17

CompXL provided a framework and functionality to control the data and user interface eliminating the ability for users to to alter sheets.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Adrian

Enables managers to make strategic pay and performance decisions

2015-12-11

My organization has used CompXL for our annual performance review since 2009.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Paulette Grace

This will be the 4th year

2016-01-14

Matt and Travis are very helpful, accessible and knowledgeable. Reporting could use a bit of work to be more flexible in what you can run from the tool

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Jill Rea

Great software for salary planning!

2018-11-02

Great experience

Pros

We have used the software for 4 yrs now for salary planning and have found it to be really versatile and customizable. Their customer support is great.

Cons

Complex customizations require a lot of detailed testing on the part of the client.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tricia Eusebio

CompXL is a Lifesaver

2018-12-18

We went to the CompXL team with very little time to implement this program for use during the annual compensation process.

Pros

* The software was very simplistic and easy for our manager population to complete a Compensation process * If there were kinks or fixes to be made, we got immediate service to get issues resolved * Programmers were very knowledgeable of the software and very responsive * The program was easy to implement in a limited time

Cons

* The system looks so much like excel that the users wanted it to act exactly like excel.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Deanna Sebring

Very easy to use, real-time updates makes it easy to adjust tool based on business needs

2015-12-07

Ideally, I wish we would have synced up the data elements between the two planning periods for ease of using the same fields, nomenclature to allow for easier reporting, but I'll know that for next year.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Doris Sawyers

My overall experience in using this software has been very positive.

2015-12-11

The customer service aspect is also very good.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Jeffrey Surgent

Overall great value in salary planning tool

2015-12-14

Helped us clean up a messy process...planners troughout the organization really take to it...Great service, high recommend!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Myra Diaz

Why we have been a client for so long

2018-11-01

Our business model has changed throughout the years, and this product adapts and continues to provide the functionality we need. It has been a very positive experience for our organization. I highly recommend it.

Pros

We have great support and customer service experience.

Cons

I can't think of any aspect of this solution that I don't like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nancy Villanueva-Estes

I wish I can give them more stars.

2016-11-30

The product is good but the customer service is amazing!

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Source: Capterra
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Marsha Turner

Great customer support!

2016-12-01

Now THAT's customer service! I found the same level of service with my other rep my first year here and together they make a great team.

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Source: Capterra
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Carrie Barth

Top-notch product & service!

2015-12-11

Matt Davis has been awesome to work with and has provided top-notch customer service every single set of the way.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Michelle Azzi

Great Product to help solve your complex comp. challanges

2019-11-13

Pros

CompXL has allowed us to efficiently manage our annual compensation planning process and more!

Cons

The solution is easy to use and continues to upgrade with new features.

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
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Michael Hunter

Consultant's review of CompXL

2018-10-30

Even when I have a difficult time figuring something out, the support folks with whom I have dealt have been very helpful and friendly, so I don't hesitate to reach out with questions.

Pros

It is very easy for our users to understand and employ.

Cons

There isn't really a thing that I don't like about the software. It is probably just me, but as the administrator, I find that some things are less intuitive when I need to make global changes to the system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jacquie Kinimaka-Hettinger

AMAZING Customer Service & Client Support

2018-10-31

Very fast responses and always a solution during those times of year where time is of the essence!

Pros

It is extremely flexible. The system can meet very specific business needs and requirements

Cons

The Admin side is a bit complicated, however, HCR is great at enhancing admin features and taking feedback for enhancements

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Elissa Goldstein

Great Product, Easy to Implement and Even Easier to Use.

2016-02-17

Our end users found the system intuitive and easy to navigate.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Susan Savich

Easy to implement and user friendly

2020-05-22

Easy to implement; implementation partner was very collaborative.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Meek

Excellent Product

2015-01-27

The managers find it easy to use and HR finds it a huge improvement to the cumbersome process.

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Source: Capterra
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