Personio

All-in-one HRM, Payroll & ATS solution made in Germany

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Personio Overview

What is Personio?

Personio is a secure, web-based HR solution for SMB’s to manage employee data, vacation and leave, salary, automated payroll, performance, recruitment, and more. By combining features such as job posting, applicant sourcing and tracking, onboarding, time tracking, email integration and document storage, Personio aims to aid businesses with their recruitment processes and employee tracking.

Designed to assist with applicant sourcing, Personio allows users to post job advertisements to over 500 job boards using the multi-posting interface, with applicant information automatically transferred to the applicant tracking system (ATS) when an application is submitted. Within the ATS users can input and share applicant feedback between team members and hiring managers, send emails to applicants using built-in templates, and store documents and notes regarding interviews. Successful applicants can be accepted and onboarded using Personio’s customizable to-do lists, assignment of responsibilities, deadline definitions, and progress bars.

Utilizing Personio’s employee management tools, users can collect and manage employee data, automate recurring payroll tasks, export salary data, calculate bonuses, approve time off requests, track attendance and hours worked and provide downloadable payslips. The payroll can be automated within Personio. Employers can also use Personio to track performance based on individual KPI’s and schedule and document weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly or self-defined feedback meetings.

Personio Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€95,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essential: from 95€/ month.

Professional: from 142€/ month.

Enterprise: price upon request.

Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities.

Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.


Personio Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Spanish

Media

Upload, edit and share documents within the document manager
Create employee profiles with personal details, tax information, skills and more
Keep track of applications and their status'
Track progress, leave feedback notes and more within applicant profiles
Let employees apply for leave and keep track of all absences
Define and schedule custom employee onboarding workflows
Consolidate all payroll data automatically and transfer to your payroll accountant
Track attendance and trigger custom approval processes
Upload and store HR documents and contracts securely and set custom access rights
Schedule and document performance reviews and feedback
Personio video Personio screenshot: Upload, edit and share documents within the document manager Personio screenshot: Create employee profiles with personal details, tax information, skills and more Personio screenshot: Keep track of applications and their status' Personio screenshot: Track progress, leave feedback notes and more within applicant profiles Personio screenshot: Let employees apply for leave and keep track of all absences Personio screenshot: Define and schedule custom employee onboarding workflows Personio screenshot: Consolidate all payroll data automatically and transfer to your payroll accountant Personio screenshot: Track attendance and trigger custom approval processes Personio screenshot: Upload and store HR documents and contracts securely and set custom access rights Personio screenshot: Schedule and document performance reviews and feedback

Personio Reviews

Personio Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
56

Very good
42

Average
5

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,8
94% recommended this app
Janosch F.

Excellent, powerful product, great customer service and support

If I had to name a benchmark for what the smoothest, most flexible and flawless software implementation process I ever have been part of was, it would be this. From the product itself (simple, clean, powerful) to the implementation management (competent, friendly, flexible, knowledgable) to the support and service (fast, helpful, invested) and finally the passive resources (helcenter, tutorials, technical documentation, customer information, release notes) this just rocks. I am very happy with it and can only recommend Personio further.


Thomas K.

A very good decision I am still proud of

Difficult. I like it! Had some experience with Workdays in the company before and was at the beginning a kind of sad that little business has not the budget for such software.
But now I am even happier because Personio not only is quiete as good - it is even better for small business purpose because it's less complex and allowes to stremline processes better for our needs.


Sebastian B.

Glorified database

This software was bought to help with payroll.
In the end, it just became a database to store employee information.
Payroll is much to susceptible to errors to be relied on. My pet peeve is that when one of many critical fields is not filled in, the employee is simply left out of the payroll without comment.


Verified Reviewer

Clear recommendation for SMEs


Anna Z.

Great tool for monitoring all your HR related tasks

We have saved a lot of time preparing the pay rolls for our employees as we had to do it all manually before and now it's just a couple of clicks. We also use their documents storage and each employee knows where to find their important information instead asking the HR manager or look for it on google docs.
The benefits and time saving definitely outweigh the costs of this app.


Janosch F.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Excellent, powerful product, great customer service and support

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/11/16
Review Source: Capterra

If I had to name a benchmark for what the smoothest, most flexible and flawless software implementation process I ever have been part of was, it would be this. From the product itself (simple, clean, powerful) to the implementation management (competent, friendly, flexible, knowledgable) to the support and service (fast, helpful, invested) and finally the passive resources (helcenter, tutorials, technical documentation, customer information, release notes) this just rocks. I am very happy with it and can only recommend Personio further.

Pros

The functionalities are powerful and well implemented. All features are thoroughly thought through and integrate tight and seamlessly into each other. Whenever I came across something i wondered about there was a good reason for it to be this way and it came in handy when we needed it. So, the product itself is simply top notch.
The Customer Service also is fantastic. We had an implementation manager who was understanding, helpful, progressively thinking and extremely well versed in the product. On top of it she was flexible and friendly. I can not imagine how it could have been better.

Cons

I can not imagine much. Some of the Features (for example handling of training tracking or the recruitment part) could have some more features but than again, it is always a matter of keeping the balance between to much and lacking. This balance was always there and I appreciate that it is clear, that some areas of the product still are growing. For our use case everything we needed (and more) was there.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Thomas K.
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A very good decision I am still proud of

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

Difficult. I like it! Had some experience with Workdays in the company before and was at the beginning a kind of sad that little business has not the budget for such software.
But now I am even happier because Personio not only is quiete as good - it is even better for small business purpose because it's less complex and allowes to stremline processes better for our needs.

Pros

It's HR Software with service for every employee, managers etc. - and so what I like most is, that nearly everybody likes to use it though we did not have much training effort.
Big benefit (usualy) is as well, that Personio has an ongoing development nad gets even better every month.

Cons

Some "improvements" - especially in design - are not really steps forward but seem to complicate work - but usually respective suggestions are heared and drawn into account.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sebastian B.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Glorified database

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/02/22
Review Source: Capterra

This software was bought to help with payroll.
In the end, it just became a database to store employee information.
Payroll is much to susceptible to errors to be relied on. My pet peeve is that when one of many critical fields is not filled in, the employee is simply left out of the payroll without comment.

Pros

-pretty design
-comprehensive onboarding
-friendly support team

Cons

-missing sanity checks
-convoluted layout
-not customisable enough

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Internet
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Clear recommendation for SMEs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

- As we were one of the early adopters, we got personio for quite a cheap rate
- There was no tool that was as comprehensive and could be used without GDPR issues
- It saves a lot of time vs. our setup before, which was Excel

Cons

- There are a few open requests from our side regarding more flexible reportings
- There is an obvious bug in the dashboard that just doesn't get solved (always shows that "everyone is in the office today")

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Anna Z.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great tool for monitoring all your HR related tasks

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/03
Review Source: Capterra

We have saved a lot of time preparing the pay rolls for our employees as we had to do it all manually before and now it's just a couple of clicks. We also use their documents storage and each employee knows where to find their important information instead asking the HR manager or look for it on google docs.
The benefits and time saving definitely outweigh the costs of this app.

Pros

The support is great. Everyone I have talked to on the phone was aways super nice and helpful.
I also like the fact that they take your feedback seriously and suggest the things you mentioned to their product team and might implement solutions that will make the tool even better for you and your team.

Cons

It's not easy to set up because it's very detailed- that's why you have an implementation manager to help you with that.
I also have to use their support quite often when I want to change something, because I'm afraid that it'll adjust things I didn't want to change.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,7/10
Based on 104 user ratings
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Personio Pricing

Personio Pricing

Starting from
€95,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essential: from 95€/ month.

Professional: from 142€/ month.

Enterprise: price upon request.

Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities.

Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.

Essential: from 95€/ month.

Professional: from 142€/ month.

Enterprise: price upon request.

Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities.

Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 104 user ratings
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Personio Features

Personio 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
4,2/5
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Additional information for Personio

Additional information for Personio

Key features of Personio

  • Absence management
  • Account reconciliation
  • Application sharing
  • Applications management
  • Approval process control
  • Bonus management
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Clock in / out
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Data import/export
  • Deadline tracking
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Document templates
  • Email integration
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Email templates
  • Employee lifecycle
  • Employee management
  • Employee onboarding
  • Employee portal
  • Employee self service
  • Event calendar
  • Feedback management
  • Goal management
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • Import / export data
  • Interview scheduling
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Multi-channel distribution
  • Multi-language
  • Performance management
  • Performance review cycles
  • Recurring tasks
  • SSL security
  • Salary history
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Secure data storage
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
  • Talent acquisition
  • Team calendars
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Time off requests

Benefits

  • Post job advertisements to 500 job portals with multi-posting via the GoHiring Talent Marketing API and post ads in multiple languages for added reach.

  • Integrate with current career page or use Personios ready-made, customizable career page with an in-built application form to attract talent.

  • Create custom reports with specific filters and date ranges which can be exported to different formats. Report generation and export can be automated at pre-defined recurring time frames.

  • Utilize Personio’s document management tools with document upload and storage, role based viewing and editing rights, and templates for frequently used documents such as reference letters.

  • Integrate Personio with Gmail and Outlook for reminders of scheduled feedback meetings, interviews and goal deadlines.

  • Automate the payroll in one holistic system within Personio

  • Customize user rights, workflows, absence types and employee data to reflect your exact organizational structure without the help of IT

  • Personio FAQs

    Personio FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Personio.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Personio offer?

    Personio offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €95,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Essential: from 95€/ month. Professional: from 142€/ month. Enterprise: price upon request. Prices vary depending on the number of employees and functionalities. Discounts apply for yearly payment plans.

    Q. What are the main features of Personio?

    Personio offers the following features:

    • Absence management
    • Account reconciliation
    • Application sharing
    • Applications management
    • Approval process control
    • Bonus management
    • Calendar management
    • Calendar sync with Google
    • Clock in / out
    • Customizable reporting
    • Customizable templates
    • Data import/export
    • Deadline tracking
    • Document management
    • Document review
    • Document templates
    • Email integration
    • Email invitations & reminders
    • Email templates
    • Employee lifecycle
    • Employee management
    • Employee onboarding
    • Employee portal
    • Employee self service
    • Event calendar
    • Feedback management
    • Goal management
    • Goal setting / tracking
    • Import / export data
    • Interview scheduling
    • Microsoft Outlook integration
    • Multi-channel distribution
    • Multi-language
    • Performance management
    • Performance review cycles
    • Recurring tasks
    • SSL security
    • Salary history
    • Scheduled reporting
    • Secure data storage
    • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
    • Talent acquisition
    • Team calendars
    • Time & attendance tracking
    • Time off requests

    Q. Who are the typical users of Personio?

    Personio has the following typical customers:

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    Q. What languages does Personio support?

    Personio supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Personio offer?

    Personio has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Personio support mobile devices?

    Personio supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Personio integrate with?

    Personio integrates with the following applications:

    Basaas, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Leapsome, Loopline Systems, Microsoft Outlook, MoBerries, Recruitee, Workpath

    Q. What level of support does Personio offer?

    Personio offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials