HCR Software

CompensationXL

5 / 5 15 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Organizations with over 200 employees that value pay-for-performance and which empower managers to make recommendations during the compensation planning process.


Average Ratings

15 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • HCR Software
  • www.hcrss.com
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About This Software

Cloud software for compensation management including salary planning, bonus allocation, long term incentives, and total reward statements. CompensationXL streamlines the workflow between planning managers and compensation departments so that recommendations, approval processes, and end-of-cycle statements are effective, efficient, and intuitive.


Product Features

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Expense Reporting
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Timesheets
  • Training Management
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking

Product Reviews

Great customer support!

Dec 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This was my second year using CompensationXL and the staff supporting me at HCR is great. We use the software not only for year-end salary planning and awarding but for housing our complex global market structure as well. We haven't yet migrated to the most recent release and HCR continues to support us and help resolve whatever issues we faced this year which was mostly user error! When we needed something recorded or reprogrammed they got right on it and resolved the problem with haste. We haven't used CompensationXL to its fullest capability probably but whenever I called with challenges or issues, my reps were responsive, helpful and supported me in getting the job done. Even in the midst of Hurricane, my rep was on the phone with me concerned about my go-live the following week. Now THAT's customer service! I found the same level of service with my other rep my first year here and together they make a great team.

I wish I can give them more stars.

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The product is good but the customer service is amazing!
Very responsive, Cindy and Mark can do whatever you ask them to do in a timely manner.
We are very satisfied with the CompXL and the entire HCR Software team.

Great Product/Great Service

Aug 11, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: Would love to eliminate the export and import process and allow managers to enter directly in the system.

Overall: This has been a very positive experience for my company. I was looking for a tool that would eliminate the manual slicing & dicing of spreadsheets and CompXL was able to provide a product to accomplish this. This tool is now sued for several different processes (Performance Management Ratings, Bonus, Merit) down to providing communication statements to employees for incentives and increases. The support we receive is outstanding. Matt is extremely flexible and supportive of our needs. If you are looking for ways to streamline processes for annual cycles and you cannot afford to purchase other more expensive systems, then this is a great option. Affordable and easy to use.

Great Product, Easy to Implement and Even Easier to Use.

Feb 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CompXL saved our department hours of slicing and dicing spreadsheets, managing email approvals and workflow. Our end users found the system intuitive and easy to navigate. I appreciate the total flexibility of the system allowing us to utilize CompXL for many different and varied processes. The Implementation was fast and easy and customer support was superior.

This will be the 4th year

Jan 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Excellent overall, easy to use as a spreadsheet. Matt and Travis are very helpful, accessible and knowledgeable. Reporting could use a bit of work to be more flexible in what you can run from the tool

Overall great value in salary planning tool

Dec 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using CXL for 6 cycles now globally...very intuitive and flexible. Helped us clean up a messy process...planners troughout the organization really take to it...Great service, high recommend! Thanks HCR!

My overall experience in using this software has been very positive.

Dec 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The CompXL software is easy to use and can be configured to meet simple and complex requirements. The customer service aspect is also very good. Our representative is very responsive to our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend the CompXL software to other compensation/human resource professionals.

Enables managers to make strategic pay and performance decisions

Dec 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My organization has used CompXL for our annual performance review since 2009. Application has tools empowering managers to make sound decisions regarding pay, performance and budget.

Managers find CompXL easy to use and appreciate the analytical reports available to them with just a "click". We actually have managers eager to use CompXL each review cycle. Prior to CompXL the annual review process was a tedious paper pushing exercise -- now much more attention is focused on how to allocate review budget in a way which ties pay to performance.

Top-notch product & service!

Dec 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had been looking for a product for years that could move our excel-based comp sheets online and my prayers were answered! CompXL has met all of our needs and quite frankly might be the most-exciting single product I use as an HR professional. It is relatively easy to use and meets all of our needs. Matt Davis has been awesome to work with and has provided top-notch customer service every single set of the way. He is always extremely responsive and there for me when I need him, and in particular when I need his support the most when deadlines are closing in. Great, great, product that I highly recommend!

Our merit increase and bonus processing was streamlined and managers found it easy to use.

Dec 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros - CompXL is an excel-based tool that our managers found intuitive when setting merit pay or processing bonus payouts and our compensation team could easily aggregate and load into our HRIS.
Cons - Separate stand alone tool.
We have used the tool for over 7 years with excellent technical support and beneficial enhancements that kept pace with our compensation needs.

Vendor Response

by HCR Software on December 10, 2015

Stacy, Its been our pleasure serving you and the team at Premier. One small clarification for the sake of review readers: From a technical perspective CompXL is an EXCEL COMPATIBLE tool which is built on enterprise grade .NET platform and leveraging a SQL database with hosting on premise or in the cloud. "Excel Based" has different implications to technical folks as there are some solutions which are literally built using the excel software framework plus vba/etc. CompXL is not technically speaking, EXCEL BASED. End clarification :-) Thanks for chiming in on your satisfaction with the product and our team.

Very easy to use, real-time updates makes it easy to adjust tool based on business needs

Dec 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Overall, I really like the compensation tool and would recommend to others. Last year we used the tool for salary and bonus planning and this year we've added our Long Term Incentive planning to the tool. Ideally, I wish we would have synced up the data elements between the two planning periods for ease of using the same fields, nomenclature to allow for easier reporting, but I'll know that for next year. We are about to launch our 2nd year of salary/bonus planning and I am looking forward to working with this tool again. If you have an excel savvy HR Admin, then you can make most changes you need right in the tool. However, HCR can always make any adjustments you need in the event you're on a time crunch or don't have the technical skills to update on your own. I like the flexibility of who can control the tool and display of the spreadsheets. I would recommend knowing the process and the flow you want for approvals and what is displayed on communications and discuss with your Representative so that you can effectively map out your needs to avoid any re-work or duplicative effort. The customer service level provided is excellent and very responsive, I couldn't have asked for a better Technical Lead than who we have.

Excellent Product

Jan 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CompXL has been an excellent solution for our compensation administration process. The managers find it easy to use and HR finds it a huge improvement to the cumbersome process.

OpenText Implementation of CompXL

Feb 06, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Quick implementation time, easy to support with few resources required, and greatly reduces the administrative effort. Snappy little tool that was well received by end users.

Cons: Not really able to interface with large enterprise apps but the exports and reports make for easy workarounds.

Overall: I'd recommend the solution for small-mid size companies and even larger companies that continue to rely on Excel based processing for ad hoc reviews/programs - as this solution can significantly reduce the efforts in cutting & consolidating workbooks - along with a secure process for uploading & downloading. Easy to use and well-supported from a customer support perspective make it a win.