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FocalReview

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FocalReview product overview

What is FocalReview ?

FocalReview is a role-based compensation and performance management software solution that can be deployed within the cloud or on-premise. Boasting flexibility and scalability that suits companies and enterprises alike, the system is configurable to accurately model, plan and approve appropriate compensation procedures. Supporting multiple languages and currencies across a variety of pay options, FocalReview also integrates a self-service employee portal that helps managers to cultivate a stronger performance-related pay culture by stimulating staff engagement and improving process visibility.

Key benefits of using FocalReview

  • SpiraLinks' FocalReview represents an integrated compensation and performance management solution with dedicated modules for each, plus an online self-service portal for inviting employee investment in the appraisal process.


  • Available cloud-hosted or on-premise, FocalReview supports multiple languages, currencies and diverse pay options while able to be fully integrated alongside other HRIS data sources.


  • The dedicated compensation management module offers configurable, role-based support for enabling managers to deliver a variety of compensation rewards against established business goals while watching reports and industry benchmarks.


  • Performance management tools assist the creation of customized performance forms for individuals or departments, accessing existing personnel data and hierarchies or by capturing fresh performance feedback online.


  • The employee portal module supports greater staff engagement with an intuitive online dashboard for viewing notifications, statements and Total Rewards, along with support for appraisal participation.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Phone Support
    Knowledge Base
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    In Person
    Documentation
    Live Online

    FocalReview pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    13

    Starting from

    No info

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    FocalReview features

    Functionality

    4.5

    /5

    13
    Total Features42 2 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Self Service Portal
    Reporting & Statistics
    Activity Dashboard
    Employee Management
    Performance Management
    Compliance Management
    Customization

    Functionality contenders

    FocalReview users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6

    /5

    13

    Positive reviews

    100%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    It is very customizable with a great team behind it to configure the software to meet our needs. I like that it also supports matrix organization views and the ability to generate reports.

    DM

    Darien M.

    The flexibility of the system to be manipulated and tweaked to fit the needs of each client is amazing. The team behind it are super responsive and helpful and could not be recommended highly enough.

    CR

    Colin R.

    The customer service is excellent, with rapid turnaround of requests. The team are dedicated to ensurung the best possible user experience and are a pleasure to work with.

    SK

    Sally K.

    Cons
    The hierarchy system and navigation was initially confusing for some of our users.

    DM

    Darien M.

    I'm still not entirely convinced by the budget setting screens, which displayed the salary budget in a way that confused some of the managers.

    CA

    Cheryl A.

    Reporting which is heavily used at peak times can cause a drag on performance. We have implemented a shadow reporting database and tightly managed online report access to manage this issue.

    NB

    Neil B.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
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    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Great experience with Focal Review and Spiralinks team

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    This Focal Review helps us with compensation management and performance management. It's not only useful for managers, but also for everyone. We can access past employee letters, statements and rewards information. It gives us many features and functions which makes our work goes smoothly.

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain, just need time to familiar with it before proposing it for our company.

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    A great partnership with SpiraLinks

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    A single global solution in place of 1000s of spreadsheets. Central oversight of policy application and budgets.

    Pros

    Delivers business requirements and can be customised if necessary. Support and response to issues by SpiraLinks is second to none.

    Cons

    Reporting which is heavily used at peak times can cause a drag on performance. We have implemented a shadow reporting database and tightly managed online report access to manage this issue. Our system does support c280,000 employee records which may be a factor! Customisation releases demand thorough testing as they frequently need bugs fixing.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Everyone is happy with FocalReview!

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    We used to use a huge spreadsheet. Obviously, this is much better. It allowed the managers to go in and adjust comp and bonus info without asking us to parse out their sections of the data. Overall, this worked extremely well.

    Pros

    FocalReview was easy to use and everyone was happy with it. The thing I liked most was the responsiveness of the support team. They were amazing.

    Cons

    I'm sure there are things that can be improved, but I can't think of any right now.

    Vendor response

    Thank you for the glowing review. It was an honor to work with such professional team at Intermedia. With our latest release 9 we look forward to showing you a few new features for your next pay review cycle. Appreciate your support. Julie

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Excellent Customer Service

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    Overall, the experience was good. The customer service is top notch and I think that adds so much value. The system is very easy to use for the employees.

    Pros

    Their customer service is fantastic! I think the end user functionality is easy to use. It is a clean design and has a lot of features and items that can be customized.

    Cons

    To be fair, we had a tight deadline to roll out the product so I don't think we have learned how to manage the system ourselves very well. In that regard, the system is not very intuitave or easy to use.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Simple implementation, great customer support and flexible functionality

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    Streamlined our appraisal process massively and provided better data security and ability to spend time on analytics as opposed to manually administrating the process.

    Pros

    The flexibility of the system to be manipulated and tweaked to fit the needs of each client is amazing. The team behind it are super responsive and helpful and could not be recommended highly enough. The ease at setting up security and profiles and that fact I know who has access to what data allows us to sleep at night during our appraisal process.

    Cons

    There's very little to dislike. The reporting functionality is quite basic but as you can get everything to excel doesn't cause major issues.

    FocalReview FAQs and common questions

    FocalReview has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: Subscription


    FocalReview has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    FocalReview supports the following languages:
    English


    No, FocalReview does not have an API available.


    FocalReview integrates with the following applications:
    Oracle PeopleSoft, UKG Pro, NetSuite, SuccessFactors, Sage People, BambooHR, Paylocity, Workday HCM, SAP BusinessObjects


    FocalReview offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep)

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