CascadeGo Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


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CascadeGo overview

At the heart of our solutions is CascadeGo (formally known as Octopus HR), the purpose-built web-based HR system that everyone's talking about – and moving to. Delivered on demand, online (through the innovative approach known as 'Software as a Service') it lets managers and employees carry out all their day-to-day HR management and reporting tasks easily, when they want.

CascadeGo combines all your core HR, compensation and employee benefits information in one simple-to-use solution. Through our powerful communication dashboard it alerts, informs and connects your employee community together, allowing HR managers, line managers and employees to interact quickly and effectively.

It will transform the way you control, manage and deliver HR across your business, resulting in an efficient, pro-active and compliant HR environment that creates significant time and cost savings for the business.

Available via your web browser 24/7, it can be accessed from any location – the office, a remote site, an employee's home or even a mobile device. CascadeGo is one of the first HR solutions to run on a smart-phone handset.

Combined with any of our other great modules from the product family, you can extend CascadeGo's reach to include other aspects of the business – all from one central point!


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CascadeGo reviews

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Fiona McArthur

Octopus HR / Cascade Go - SME professional services firm

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-04-07
Review Source: Software Advice

Good cloud-based and self service software. Back end for HR Admin is a bit complicated with "where clauses" etc. to get to grips with but since they were acquired by the Cascade/Iris software group there is a larger support team to help with this.

The self service elements are excellent and are employees picked up using a self-serve HRIS well and without a lot of teething problems. The tracking of holidays, absences, the inbuilt total reward statement and uploading of documents is proving very useful - we no longer get loads of requests for paper appraisal forms each appraisal season. We also use the e-recruitment module which helps us with applicant tracking and vacancy management.

The training we got, to begin with, was not great as it was very in-depth but we were told not to take notes as it was all covered in user guides. This was not really the case so my advice would take lots of notes in your training! Since then the software support team has grown and we have found our needs better supported. We are still struggling to use payroll features for seamless payroll integration.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Leigh-Ann McGinty

User friendly with top notch support!

Reviewed 2016-04-29
Review Source: Software Advice

Being able to centralise everything in to one system is ideal for a company of our size. It gives us visibility of the details we need at all levels whilst also being user friendly for all users.

Not many things. The where clause stuff can be a bit fiddly but the team are always updating and improving things (where clause builder was released recently) and the support team are always quick to respond and help with issues. Even when there have been the odd tricky bits, they have always been resolved. Exports on more of the analytical information could be "punchier" in graph styles, although admittedly I have not had to use these functions to their fullest so this may just be may limited experience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kelly Burks

First Class Customer Service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

Since using Octopus I have received the best customer experience ever. I must contact customer service on a daily basis asking questions and get a very quick response with brilliant guidance. All members of the team are exceptionally patient.

Visually its very simplistic and ease of use

It would be brilliant to have help guides which could aid members of staff around the system. Our company is encouraging managers to self service but I can only find help guides for the Administrators.

Response from Octopus

Thanks for your great feedback Kelly.

We're working on some user guide videos from an employee's point of view, they should be available soon, will let you know when they've launched.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rita Falayi

Great experience and prompt responses to enquiries

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-09
Review Source: Software Advice

No hesitation in recommending OCTOPUSHR.

From the first phone call to every phone call there after, they are the most knowledgeable people about their products. No pushy sales people. They give you just what you need to run your business efficiently. Ease of use and the speed at which bugs get fixed. Support staff helpful and attentive; The best customer service.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Geoff Burch

Excellent HR Software and First Class Support

Reviewed 2015-09-20
Review Source: Software Advice

HR Self Service functionality is excellent and very easy to use.

Octopus has met all our core requirements. I would recommend that you attend the training courses to gain maximum benefit from all the functionality on offer.

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CascadeGo pricing

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Subscription pricing model based on employee count

CascadeGo features

Employee Self Service

Activity Dashboard (357 other apps)
Activity Tracking (219 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (274 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (341 other apps)
Customizable Branding (261 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (255 other apps)
Data Import/Export (252 other apps)
Employee Database (219 other apps)
Employee Management (293 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (207 other apps)
Employee Portal (221 other apps)
Performance Management (205 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (222 other apps)
Recruitment Management (219 other apps)
Reminders (226 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (364 other apps)
Self Service Portal (235 other apps)
Third Party Integration (275 other apps)

Additional information for CascadeGo

Key features of CascadeGo

  • Human Resource software
  • Recruitment Applicant Tracking
  • Expenses
  • Time Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Training Administration
  • Payroll
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Real advantages for everyone:

For leaders:
Absence costs and trends
Accurate HR information and reports
Improved company-wide communication
Reduced routine administration
Increased efficiencies
Total Reward Statements
Increased value and perception of employee benefits
Reduced cost of HR delivery
Increased service level standards
Consistent business practices
Increased employee retention
Policy communication
Assists legislative compliance

For managers:
Team and individual reporting
24 / 7 access to people information
Graphical team absence chart
Leave approval process
Self certified sickness approval workflow
Equipment inventory
Training & Development
Reduced administration
Salary modelling
MailMerge - individual and batch
On-line policies
Read & Accept tracking of policies and procedures
Streamlined managerial tasks
Delivers best practice
Reminder alerts
Data Exports
New joiners

For employees:
Self service access to personal details
Holiday request / approval workflow
Self certified sickness workflow
Access to company policies and procedures
Read & Accept of key documents
Total Reward Statement
Employee contact directory
Personal Event calendar
Training plans
Employee documents and correspondence
Team holiday calendar