Actus Software

Dramatically improving employee productivity

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Actus Software Overview

What is Actus Software?

Actus is a cloud-based performance and talent management system designed to encourage meaningful performance management conversations throughout the year. Actus enables clear objective setting and cascade, including milestones and comments. It offers fully configurable performance appraisal templates, one-to-ones, development planning and qualification tracking; career aspirations and talent management.

Additional modules include Feedback and Recognition; 360 Feedback and Survey; Absence Management and a configurable HR Database, and the roadmap continues to grow.

Full management information is available at the click of a button which can be used to support culture change and embed best practice. Automated reminders and notifications encourage users to take ownership for their own development and performance.

Actus provide full UK support and expert consultancy to help you to maximise your return on investment.

Actus Software Overview

Pricing

Starting from
£2,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Prices are tiered based on numbers of users and modules required, please contact us for a specific quote.


Actus Software Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United Kingdom
Supported Languages
English

Media

User dashboard showing Objectives and Milestones with RAG status
Full reporting is visual and interactive, reports are available as bar charts, pie charts and good old fashioned excel
Actus facilitated the management and calibration of performance ratings and can be configured for 9 box grids or succession planning
Set up and manage team meetings and one to ones, including inviting people to meetings through outlook
Manage 360 feedback and surveys through the system
Set up talent profiles and search for key talent and skills through the system
Set up for ad hoc recognition and feedback, use your company values or competencies to embed the right culture and behaviours
Manage sickness and absence - all in one system
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Actus Software Reviews

Actus Software Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
41

Very good
15

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,9
97% recommended this app
Gail D.

Simple process to set up, helpful friendly support staff

The ability to ensure all our employees are receiving quality, regular 121s and appraisals


Lukasz T.

Simple to use and always improving

We have found the service and support from the Actus Team to be exceptional. I am a techie so they have also provided lots of guidance around people stuff and culture which has been helpful.


Megan H.

Mixed bag. Some real positives and some frustrations.

We have recommended this product...
The focus on performance management is higher within the organisation than it was. This helps people make clearer links to business objectives and focuses their performance against personal targets. It has ensured that people have clear records where performance is good or where there are issues to be addressed and having the system in place has helped embed a more regular 1:1 process.


Rebecca L.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Our experience with Actus has been outstanding. From initial contact and tender process through to implementation and launch of the system I cannot fault the service we received. We had a very short schedule for build and launch to meet our internal deadlines but the whole team at Actus worked hard to ensure that we were able to achieve this. Every member of the team we have dealt with has been extremely helpful and patient with all requests we have made. I would highly recommend Actus to any organisation looking to implement a Performance Management system.


Helen G.

Feedback on Actus Software

As a company employee feedback highlighted a lack of development discussions and employee engagement. The software has benefited in both areas as well as allowing managers to see the benefits of more regular discussions.


Gail D.
Industry: Music
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Simple process to set up, helpful friendly support staff

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/11/17
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to ensure all our employees are receiving quality, regular 121s and appraisals

Pros

It is extremely simple to use, cost-efficient and it has helped us role out a collaborative, transparent 121 and appraisal process which benefits both the direct reports and the line managers. Additionally, they are continually improving the product and ask for feedback.

Response from Advance Change

Hi Gail - thanks so much for your Capterra review and your ongoing referrals. Your feedback is hugely appreciated!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lukasz T.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Simple to use and always improving

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/12/05
Review Source: Capterra

We have found the service and support from the Actus Team to be exceptional. I am a techie so they have also provided lots of guidance around people stuff and culture which has been helpful.

Pros

I like the simple intuitive design of Actus, we have only a small team and they regularly change so I dont have time to train up new users every time they start. The fact that you can easily find your way around Actus without training is a real advantage.

Cons

We have found the absence module has a few clunky aspects compared to the other modules, although you do get used to them. I understand it will be having a refresh next year so hopefully that will be resolved.

Response from Advance Change

Thank you Lukasz for your constructive feedback, it means a lot as you are a tech expert yourself. There are lots of exciting new developments coming in 2020 so we hope you will be delighted then.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Megan H.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Mixed bag. Some real positives and some frustrations.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/05/04
Review Source: Capterra

We have recommended this product...
The focus on performance management is higher within the organisation than it was. This helps people make clearer links to business objectives and focuses their performance against personal targets. It has ensured that people have clear records where performance is good or where there are issues to be addressed and having the system in place has helped embed a more regular 1:1 process.

Pros

The fact it keeps a focus on performance through the year. It is logical (mostly) and provides a wealth of information should you choose to use it and allows for performance management to be continuous rather than set to specific financial years. The new appraisal format brings together everything onto one page which is brilliant and ensures an holistic view is taken to performance looking at personal development, career aspirations, objectives, links to the organisation... it is well thought out with great monitoring tools for managers and individuals to track where things are at. The support team are really helpful and have worked through issues that we've had and helped implement suggestions for development and improvement which is really positive.

Cons

It can be glitchy and it is not always clear what / where to do things so comments can look saved but they are not. It is in places too specific or complex so there is the capacity for user error and a well developed system should be set up for this not to be the case. I know that some of the issues we've had have not been seen elsewhere and can not be replicated to test but they have still happened and having no reason why is frustrating as preparing for 1:1's or appraisals is time consuming and personal.

Response from Advance Change

Thanks Megan for continuing to recommend us despite some of the challenges that we have undoubtedly experienced. I am pleased that you still gave our support and functionality a five star rating despite the glitches.

I very much hope that we can continue to get your feedback and involvement via the forthcoming Customer Forums to enhance the product further, certainly around ease of use. Most people are saying the new format is really simple so we will be in touch soon to see if there is anything we can do configuration-wise to improve your perception!

Lucinda

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Rebecca L.
Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/12/05
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience with Actus has been outstanding. From initial contact and tender process through to implementation and launch of the system I cannot fault the service we received. We had a very short schedule for build and launch to meet our internal deadlines but the whole team at Actus worked hard to ensure that we were able to achieve this. Every member of the team we have dealt with has been extremely helpful and patient with all requests we have made. I would highly recommend Actus to any organisation looking to implement a Performance Management system.

Pros

The main selling point of Actus was the level of personalisation they offered us as a business. When we began looking for a Performance Management system this was our No.1 criteria and Actus where able to deliver exactly what they had sold us. It was very important to us that the system we purchased was both user friendly and adaptable to the differing needs of our diverse workforce and this is exactly what Actus delivers. The reporting in the system is also excellent and has already enabled us to significantly improve our Performance Management reporting across all areas.

Cons

There were a couple of amendments we would have liked to make in the system before launch that we weren't able to implement due to it being part of the core build of the system. These however were only minor points and the implementation team worked hard to come up with suitable suggestions on how we could adapt these elements to better suit our needs.

Response from Advance Change

Dear Rebecca
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I know it will mean a lot to Swags and the team who are so dedicated.

Credit is also due to you and your internal team because it was definitely a partnership approach getting everything over the line on time.

We look forward to continuing to work and collaborate together

Warm regards

Lucinda Carney
CEO

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Helen G.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Feedback on Actus Software

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/26
Review Source: Capterra

As a company employee feedback highlighted a lack of development discussions and employee engagement. The software has benefited in both areas as well as allowing managers to see the benefits of more regular discussions.

Pros

I found the software was user friendly and each screen operated in the same way. It lends itself to an all year cycle of managing performance and ensuring dialogue is frequent with the employees. It also is split into logical sections so a review/meeting can be tailored and as long or short as required to cover possibly one area at a time. This helps with focus and allows reflection between meetings.

Cons

To start with it seemed disjointed but the more you use the product the more you realise it's better to be sectioned as I mentioned above to keep meetings short and focused.

Response from Advance Change

Helen thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with a review, we are glad that the design of Actus lends itself to year round conversations and brought benefits to your business in terms of development discussions and employee feedback. We always welcome constructive criticism as well so we can continue to improve the product.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
Based on 58 user ratings
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Actus Software Pricing

Actus Software Pricing

Starting from
£2,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Prices are tiered based on numbers of users and modules required, please contact us for a specific quote.

Prices are tiered based on numbers of users and modules required, please contact us for a specific quote.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 58 user ratings
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Actus Software Features

Actus Software Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Actus Software

Additional information for Actus Software

Key features of Actus Software

  • 360 feedback
  • Absence and sickness management
  • Action management
  • Action recording & tracking
  • Agenda setting
  • Automatic early warning emails
  • Behavioural competencies
  • Business goal alignment
  • CPD logging
  • Career aspiration recording
  • Certification and qualification logging
  • Commenting available throughout
  • Completion tracking
  • Configurable appraisal templates
  • Deadlines & reminders
  • Development and training needs
  • Development planning
  • Diary invites
  • Full management information and reporting
  • Fully configurable, multi templates
  • Milestone tracking
  • Objective setting & tracking
  • One-to-ones
  • Performance ratings
  • Qualification & CPD log
  • Reporting & statistics
  • SMART objectives
  • Talent management and tracking
  • Training needs analysis
  • Training reports
  • recognition and feedback

Benefits

  • Users can create SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) objectives aligned with business goals, set milestones, review performance, and add comments to provide positive reinforcement.

  • Regular appraisals can be carried out using configurable templates, with behavioural competency and performance rating options. Users can also choose to carry out mini-appraisals for new starters or to increase appraisal frequency.

  • Managers can plan one-to-ones and send diary invites to attendees, with the ability to set agendas, record performance discussion notes, and track actions taken.

  • Employee development planning includes deadline setting, completion tracking, training report creation and the option to add training catalogues or courses.

  • Qualifications and continuing professional development (CPD) can be tracked, including expiry dates, with automatically-triggered early warning emails to avoid non-compliance.

  • Actus Software FAQs

    Actus Software FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Actus Software.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Actus Software offer?

    Actus Software offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: £2,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Prices are tiered based on numbers of users and modules required, please contact us for a specific quote.

    Q. What are the main features of Actus Software?

    Actus Software offers the following features:

    • 360 feedback
    • Absence and sickness management
    • Action management
    • Action recording & tracking
    • Agenda setting
    • Automatic early warning emails
    • Behavioural competencies
    • Business goal alignment
    • CPD logging
    • Career aspiration recording
    • Certification and qualification logging
    • Commenting available throughout
    • Completion tracking
    • Configurable appraisal templates
    • Deadlines & reminders
    • Development and training needs
    • Development planning
    • Diary invites
    • Full management information and reporting
    • Fully configurable, multi templates
    • Milestone tracking
    • Objective setting & tracking
    • One-to-ones
    • Performance ratings
    • Qualification & CPD log
    • Reporting & statistics
    • SMART objectives
    • Talent management and tracking
    • Training needs analysis
    • Training reports
    • recognition and feedback

    Q. Who are the typical users of Actus Software?

    Actus Software has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Actus Software support?

    Actus Software supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Actus Software offer?

    Actus Software has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Actus Software support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Actus Software supports

    Q. What other apps does Actus Software integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Actus Software has

    Q. What level of support does Actus Software offer?

    Actus Software offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support