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Cloud HR, payroll & rostering/time and attendance software

ELMO Reviews

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Pros

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

Frank H.

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ELMO system is very user friendly and people who you will get to deal with are very nice.

Tom K.

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The HR module implementation was great. Very professional as the product delivered what was promised.

AJ P.

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Cons

If it was not for the 3 year investment I have no doubt that I would have pulled the pin by now. Do not use this as your payroll solution, otherwise you will end up with headache after headache.

Matthew A.

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We were sold the wrong modules on their recommendation. Nothing worked properly uploading documents function didn't work.

Jeff T.

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The course building application is woefully restricting and dated. We don't use it anymore, and create eLearning modules in a different program to upload into ELMO.

Adam J.

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So easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

Reduces admin costs since we spend less on paper.

Pros

Performance and Learning modules are made in a very simplified way making them so easy to understand and use

Cons

having in mind the importance of a remuneration module, it would be a very appropriate to aquire one

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

Pros

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...

Cons

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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All in one HR?

Reviewed 5 months ago

It does it's job, but the user interface and functionality leave a lot to be desired. The only way to get answers to questions is through logging a ticket, and this can sometimes take a while to get a response. This can be frustrating when the issue is timely.

Pros

We use ELMO to track compliance courses, as well as track performance appraisals. It does both of these jobs well enough.

Cons

The course building application is woefully restricting and dated. We don't use it anymore, and create eLearning modules in a different program to upload into ELMO.

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

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

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

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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Learning module

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Ease of use initially, generally the administration of courses etc is easy, the coursebuilder is good too and is getting easier to use with recent updates.

Cons

More functionality and features for L&D would be great. Better options for pointing users directly to a specific course for sign up. More options for content management and curation within the Learning module.

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

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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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Easy to implement learning management system

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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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Solid product overall

Reviewed 8 months ago

Great software overall with strong support. tickets are generally actioned quickly and extra support is always there for urgent issues

Pros

The Course Builder is a great tool with lots of customisation and its easy to use

Cons

one issue was with external training as this was very limited for what we need it for. There are heaps of comments about this in the help centre but we haven't seen any improvements yet

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ELMO Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Elmo was supposed to provide us a seamless HRIS solution and could not be further from the truth. Many months down the track and we are still battling with the system. If it was not for the 3 year investment I have no doubt that I would have pulled the pin by now. Do not use this as your payroll solution, otherwise you will end up with headache after headache.

Pros

What was presented in the demo was so different to what was delivered. This included the customer service...

Cons

It was clunky. So many issues with it that they did not even know what to do half the time. Everything was always sent to the Dev team to look at.

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Holiday Pay Calculation disaster

Reviewed 5 months ago

Long response times. Not worth the investment.

Pros

The HR module implementation was great. Very professional as the product delivered what was promised.

Cons

The payroll module does not deliver what they set out in the sales proposal, we had major issues with holiday pay calculation errors in NZ. We had to wait for 6 months for them to write a NZ payroll and when it was released it could only deliver part of the features. The main feature that was missing was that it could not integrate with their own HR module which meant that my team would have to double capture any leave requests.

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Easy to use and administer HR system

Reviewed 3 years ago

One centralised HR system, one interface for usrs

Pros

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

Cons

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 Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

We recently launched ELMO to our company and it is in the process of becoming the core component for training and development. The library has provided a good base and saved us a lot of time, effort and costs in the creation of basic courses as we did not have to start from scratch. So far, all my interactions with the people who work at ELMO have been fantastic, they are a company that care about their people, and their people really want the products to work for you and your people.

Pros

The ELMO library, it gives a great starting point for any business that is wanting to develop ELearning modules.

Cons

The reporting needs to be real time, but I believe this is something ELMO is working on. I also think an Administrator training course on how to create the moving pictures and other cool techniques that are used within the library courses would be useful.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Performance Management (appraisal)

Reviewed 2 years ago

people - very nice to deal with - very helpful system - overall good

Pros

ELMO system is very user friendly and people who you will get to deal with are very nice

Cons

when designing the system to suit your organisation - you have to think of all the possibilities as it is either hard or not possible to change the formatting once go live until maybe you reach your end of year.

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I found ELMO is very easy to navigate and administrate after i have been more familiar with it

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

it's learning module and performance module are very easy to set up and use. I have continuously received good feedback on those 2 modules.

Cons

Currently it hasn't got the remuneration module which we really need. if they can realise a good remuneration module soon it will be very helpful.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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We are still in the implementation stage, but we took on ELMO because of its ease of use.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Less use of paper, better administration control, responsibility being placed back on employees and manager. Despite our weird requirements, ELMO has been able to assist us in meeting these within the system. With future developments of the system I can see that this will be our go to HRIS.

Pros

Ease of use, looks inviting, has the major elements that are important in a business - performance management, learning and development, succession planning and onboarding.

Cons

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STAY AWAY!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Looks pretty nice colours sales people will tell you anything you want to hear

Cons

The sales team promises you everything, but doesn’t know how the system works. The payroll package is only part built and only partly functioning. Stay away!

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Poor delivery and service

Reviewed 2 years ago

terrible experience will never deal with them again and would not recommend them to anyone

Pros

The software appeared professional and looked great but the functions were poor

Cons

We were sold the wrong modules on their recommendation. Nothing worked properly uploading documents function didn't work. My HR team gave up on it then the company after not delivering demanded that I continue with the contract and make payments for the full 3 years - be very careful !!

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