ELMO Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Cloud HR, payroll & rostering/time and attendance software

3.54/5 (13 reviews)

ELMO overview

ELMO (ASX:ELO) is Australia and New Zealand’s only integrated cloud HR, payroll and rostering / time & attendance solution, offering you ONE vendor, ONE dashboard, ONE user-experience.

ELMO helps organisations automate and streamline operations across the following areas: Payroll, Rostering / Time & Attendance, HR Core, Recruitment, Onboarding, Learning Management, Course Builder, Pre-built Courses (400+ course library), Performance Management, Succession Management, Rewards & Recognition, Pivot Remuneration and Survey. Our modules can be used together or stand alone and are configurable to an organisation’s unique processes and workflow.

ELMO’s software applications are multi-tenant, multi-user, on-demand application providing true SaaS delivery. Our applications require no special hardware, no software maintenance, and no network administration. This removes many of the costs and headaches associated with large-scale software implementations, provides seamless integration with legacy HRIS / payroll systems, and provides the added benefit of rapid, painless upgrades as new features are released.

ELMO’s modular approach also enables organisations to begin their talent management journey according to business priorities and budgets, comfortable with the knowledge they can seamlessly integrate additional modules as their HR and payroll needs mature.


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ELMO screenshot: Manage roles and reporting relationships through organizational chartsIntegrated Talent ManagementELMO screenshot: Employees can add and complete learning tasksELMO screenshot: ELMO helps users build pre-boarding and employee onboarding experiences designed to eliminate paperworkELMO screenshot: Track the status of job requisitions ELMO screenshot: Staff can manage shift offers and swaps, as well as leave and unavailability requests

ELMO reviews

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Frank Hunter

Great overall quality of platform for money spent with good customer service and support throughout.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

Centralised HR Platform where we can design, manage and report on the three critical people stages for us in our business, which are Recruitment, On-boarding and Learning.

I think the ease of use and implementation of each of the three modules we currently have; recruitment, on-boarding and learning (including course library) is the main benefit for our business wanting to design and deploy learning modules quickly to our employees, but also makes it easier to implement best practice processes for these which improve workplace efficiencies in how we manage our most important resource, our 'people' component. The features and functionality of the learning management system I think are really seamless and useful in getting learning modules quickly and effectively produced for our network, so then we can data-mine on this for reporting purposes and auditing. Having nearly everything automated and available in the end-to-end process of HR, makes it extrememly beneficial for a business to manage the processes and have one portal with all the critical information gathered into. In addition, since the system is a cloud-based software and being client-centric, when we have enhancements to voice, the ELMO Team consider these for future changes and iterations of the platform, making it better and evolving it out for the clients it's designed for.

The ELMO Survey tool and functionality requires some further enhancements to be made to ensure that it provides more granular data for clients (e.g. like Survey Monkey's design), as this will assist us in drilling down further with certain users/learners of the portal to see for example, how long and how many attempts they take for completing compliance modules etc.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Debbie Wood

We have the ELMO Learning module - so far, so good! Easy way to get learning out to the business.

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

PROS: ELMO was relatively easy to install, and the single sign on function is great as it means we don't have to log on separately to use the system. The system has been branded to look the same as our other platforms, and is quite intuitive in terms of navigating around. The ability to deploy learning opportunities from the Library works well, and we're also able to generate our own content using the course builder. The support team have been great - particularly with more presence in NZ! The data and tracking we get from the system has worked well for us and allows us to provide real time analytics to our management team.

CONS: We have come up against some limitations, particularly around linking learning items together - e.g. if we want to run a webinar using Skype across the organisation, we can't embed the Skype link into an invitation direct from ELMO. We also wanted to be slightly "out of the box" and use ELMO for collation and recording of Driving Licence details for example, or apply for an unlisted external programme using the system. This proved to be more challenging than we thought, but it is probably more to do with an unintended use of the system rather than a particular system issue......

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Carol Speirs

We use the standard modules available from ELMO and edit them in the Editor software provided.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to use and maintain. Good coverage of learning topics within the 400 topics available.

Good range of topics, covers the basics for compliance and has a mix of information and quiz items all of which can be modified/edited to our company needs. Simple to use and easy to maintain.

While the modules have sound instructional design and get the job done, they are not highly sophisticated or overly glossy. Having said that, we paid for a good solid offering to cover the needs of people on the go, who need to get the information quickly and efficiently.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Deborah Williams

Easy to implement learning management system

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

Improved functionality from previous LMS, automated email reminders and easy to access cloud based system and course builder tool from anywhere.

Cloud based meant the system was easy to implement with little support required from internal IT resources. Very intuitive for end users with a clean interface, and most don't need much help to navigate around the system. Great support from implementation team even though it was phone based. Already experienced updates that have improved the functionality which is reassuring with product road map. Reporting really visual and easy to understand especially for managers. Very good value for money.

Data migration of learning records very manual but only a one-off pain point. Face to face event management is buried in system so not as intuitive for administrators and little visibility for facilitators that aren't administrators.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Trish Baird

Easy to use and administer HR system

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

One centralised HR system, one interface for usrs

User interface is familar and appealing Performance and Learning modules are really simple and users like them Workflow is simple for administrators Account management support from ELMO is great ELMO delivers to their roadmap, so things that are "coming" do happen

Recruitment module needs enhancements (they are coming) Reporting could be more customisable Would be good to have internal and external options for branding

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ELMO pricing

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ELMO features

Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Employee Onboarding
Employee Self Service
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics

API (430 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (365 other apps)
Activity Tracking (226 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (278 other apps)
Customizable Branding (267 other apps)
Data Import/Export (256 other apps)
Employee Database (223 other apps)
Employee Management (297 other apps)
Employee Portal (226 other apps)
Performance Management (208 other apps)
Recruitment Management (222 other apps)
Reminders (236 other apps)
Self Service Portal (246 other apps)
Third Party Integration (279 other apps)

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Encryption of sensitive data at rest
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Additional information for ELMO

Key features of ELMO

  • Analytics
  • Appraisal history tracking
  • Assessments
  • Billable & non-billable hours
  • Built-in LMS
  • Built-in course authoring
  • CRM
  • Candidate management
  • Candidate profiles
  • Candidate tracking
  • Career development
  • Careers page
  • Cascading goals
  • Classroom management
  • Competency scale
  • Compliance tracking
  • Course management
  • Course tracking
  • Custom rating scales
  • Custom review forms
  • Electronic forms
  • Electronic signature
  • Employee handbook
  • Employee lifecycle management
  • Employee scheduling
  • Goal management
  • Goals
  • ILT administration
  • Interaction tracking
  • Internal HR
  • Interview management
  • Job board posting
  • Job description management
  • Job requisition
  • Leaderboards / activity tracking
  • Learner portal
  • Learning paths/tracks
  • Manager-to-peer recognition
  • Mobile learning
  • Mobile time tracking
  • Nominations
  • Objective/goal setting
  • On-going performance tracking
  • Orientation management
  • Peer appraisals
  • Peer-to-peer recognition
  • Review cycle tracking
  • Rewards points
  • Schedule distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Shift swapping
  • Skills assessments
  • Social learning
  • Succession management
  • Talent management integration
  • Tax forms
  • Tests/assessments
  • Time & attendance management
  • Time clock
  • Time off management
  • Time tracking
  • Timesheet management
  • Vacation/leave tracking
  • Video conferencing
  • Virtual classrooms
  • Weighted performance measures
  • eLearning companies
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• Manage staff rosters in real-time with tools such as online shift trading and leave and unavailability requests.

• Train employees effectively by giving them access to a catalog of over 400+ online courses and resources.

• Employees have quick and central access to all of their payslips and payment summaries.

• Manage the entire recruitment process from job requisition approval through to offer acceptance from a single platform.

• Compliance risk management features ensure compliance obligations related to Modern Awards or Enterprise Bargaining Agreements are fully met.