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Your compensation plans are unique, dynamic, complex and challenging, you lack real-time access to compensation data for management and auditing, and you can't address your compensation requirements.

Product Details

COMPOSE is a specialized compensation management software solution that simplifies the administration of complex variable pay programs including Merit, Bonus, Short-term and Long-term incentives. COMPOSE is not a modular HR software suite like other traditional human capital management solutions. It easily integrates with existing ERP, HRIS, financial and human capital management solutions allowing you to leverage your investment in existing processes and systems.

Contact Details

Decusoft

http://www.decusoft.com/

Founded in 2002

Located in United States

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Free Demo

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

COMPOSE Features

Bonus Management
Compensation Assessment
Compensation Calculation
Compensation Plan Modeling
Compensation Statements
Employee Reward Programs
Incentive Programs
Organizational Charting
Salary Planning

COMPOSE Reviews

Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
5/5

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Verified Reviewer
Banking, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019

“Versatility in Compensation Planning”

OverallCompensation planning for base salary changes, bonus awards and equity grants were the primary reasons to choose the product. The flexibility and reliability of the tool along with the dedicated support team are just awesome!
ProsWe purchased and implemented COMPOSE in 2016 to provide a compensation planning tool for our managers that was not available in our current human capital application. COMPOSE differs from many of the current modules available on the market in that you're able to customize the data that you include in the tool, provide historical and market data for managers to use during the compensation planning process. The Decusoft team listens to the needs of the compensation professionals and they were well prepared to advise our team through all phases of the implementation and training. They provided customer-focused solutions and support. It's a very user-friendly product for managers and administrators alike.
ConsHaving worked at an organization that developed a compensation planning tool internally, the ability to see historical data side by side with current data was initially a drawback for me. Shortly after we implemented, it became second nature to open the links to review the historical data. It was a matter of adjustment from a user standpoint.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019
Lily L.
HRIS & Compensation Analyst
Banking, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 9, 2019

“New user, big fan!”

OverallNot only can COMPOSE handle all of our complex calculations flawlessly, but the developers were able to mirror the spreadsheet view our executives were used to and make the system look identical to our dashboard. This has helped with change management and led to a successful roll-out of the system. We have many compensation cycles and programs, and with the help of the implementation team, we were able to find a way to manage all programs in the system without issue. Even with many changes from our executive team as we implemented, Decusoft handled each change easily and implemented every change promptly. The Decusoft team has been an absolute pleasure to work with, this cannot be overstated enough. The software is working great so far, and we've had a lot of great feedback.
ProsCOMPOSE is endlessly customizable. Our organization has an extremely complex system for a performance-based bonus program, in addition to being a newly public company navigating ESOP for the first time. COMPOSE was able to customize the system to our exact specifications and mirror the look and feel of our spreadsheet-based system prior to rolling out COMPOSE. The customer service is the best I've received in any HR-related software I've ever worked with. If you ask clients why they moved away from a specific SaaS, most of the time poor customer service is at the top of the list. Not so with Decusoft! The team is very prompt, knowledgeable, and helpful. Honestly, above and beyond helpful. We had many hiccups on our end during implementation, but they picked up the slack in a major way. The implementation team was very hands on and an absolute pleasure to work with.
ConsSometimes the loading times can be a little slow. The design is very utilitarian and bland, not very "pretty".
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 9, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Investment Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Compose was a huge upgrade from comp planning in Excel!”

OverallOverall, my experience with Compose has been great. The learning curve was moderate, but after I got the hang of it, it got much easier. While there is always room for enhancements, Decusoft created a complex system that makes compensation planning more efficient, accurate and organized. It feels great to have all of our historic data in one place and be able to empower managers to access their data in a secure fashion as needed.
ProsFrom what I've seen, the software is very customizable which is huge for companies with very specific needs. There were very few specific requests that couldn't be accommodated. I loved that the team of specialists assigned to our company were with us from planning to completion. It's extremely helpful to communicate with someone who has been involved throughout so you don't have to start from square one with another contact every time an issue arises. I felt that each individual specialist assigned to us was an expert at their job and it was evident that they took their craft seriously.
ConsWould have liked to be able to see the Manager's view and the Admin's view all in one place without having to switch back and forth. I think the filters and page views could use improvement.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Melissa G.
Executive Director, HR
Financial Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Satisfied Return Customer”

OverallOverall we have had a great experience with Compose. We were return customers after separating from a parent company, and immediately thought of Compose when we were ready to implement a compensation system of our own. We have been using the system again for 2 years and have been extremely happy with it. We have also benefited from many of the enhancements in the latest version.
ProsWe like the flexibility that Compose gives us to maintain our existing process, but use software to execute. The customer service is also an important part of why we continue to use Compose.
ConsIt would be nice to have some more access to do things on our own within the system. The system offers a lot of customization that can be done by the developers, but it would be great to have some front end configuration options so we can make our own changes as well.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
RoseAnn L.
Director Total Rewards
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 17, 2019

“Compose”

OverallCompose gave the company the ability to handle very complex incentive plans that integrated with our HRIS system. The product functionality is exceptional and the customer service and client relationship for salary planning, incentive planning and stock planning is the best that I have found. The software is customizable for each company and you are not forced with a standard out of the box tool. The integration team is well versed in compensation and are beyond helpful at any hour of the day during our planning season.
ProsIt was very important to find a system that could handle our complex incentive plans as well as our annual salary planning and stock planning programs
ConsWould have liked more expansive ad hoc reporting.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 17, 2019
Todd P.
Principal
Financial Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 1, 2019

“COMPOSE is flexible and meets the business needs of the most complex and demanding client's”

ProsThe user interface is similar to Excel so it is flexible and familiar to use, and it is very secure. This makes it easy to transition from Excel to software which often tends to be a difficult change management process for compensation managers. Decusoft is a great company to work with. They have deep knowledge of compensation processes and they are able to interpret unique situations and build solutions into the software to meet clients needs. Their support service is second to none as their implementation team is typically the post production support team and they strive to help their customers during their busy season.
ConsNothing negative to report on. The latest version of the user interface is modern and liked by all.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 1, 2019
Lauren D.
HRIS Consultant
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Comp Planning Made Easier”

OverallOne thing that stands out about COMPOSE is the team working on the project. The level of support received is exemplary and of the highest quality. They are always available and work as a true partner.
ProsThe flexibility in the tool helps organizations to be able to handle their annual comp process easily and effectively without having to change their plans to fit the solution.
ConsI don't really see a con but if I had to select something it may just be ability to get the data out of the HRIS system easily with the history that would be required. This is something that we were able to satisfy.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Ann C.
Director, Total Rewards
Oil & Energy, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Service and ease of use”

OverallCompose has allowed us to automate workflow around our grant process across the globe. It is easy for managers to use, even the first time, and it is quick and easy to modify criteria or data on the fly.
ProsCompose is very easy to use and the service team is very supportive and quick to respond.
ConsThere is nothing specific to note, but I would say for me, it was starting to work in the system without a training session. With the grant for this year, I was able to get some quick training support from the service team and that made a great deal of difference.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Jennifer A.
Vice President
Financial Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 29, 2019

“Compensation System Review”

OverallGreat customer service; willing to tailor the customer experience based on their needs; respond time to issues is extremely fast; team is always a pleasure to work with
Pros- customized interface based on client needs - audit fields - advance reporting
Cons- due to all our customization needs, systems at times is slow - navigating through some of the reporting features not as intuitive, ex: change date stamp of compensation statements
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 29, 2019
Elyse W.
Vice President, HR
Financial Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“decusoft compse review”

OverallPreviously, all of our compensation data and processes (US and internally/ multi currency) were housed within excel. Compose has allowed us to streamline the entire compensation (base, bonus, shares) recommendation processing which has allowed for increased efficiency on the administrative side and an easy to use end user product.
Proshighly customizable to meet our business needs, excellent user experience, extremely knowledgeable and responsive team.
Consdue to entire product being highly customized, it may be challenging for the system to be agile if business demands change in the future. We have not experienced this yet but did sign on with compose knowing this could come up at a later date.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Howard B.
MD, Compensation
Financial Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 3, 2019

“Excellent Compensation Application”

ProsFlexible to customize complicated plans Great customer service Easy to use application
ConsI've been happy with the application and don't have anything to add here.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 3, 2019
Alex B.
Compensation Analyst
Publishing, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2019

“COMPOSE by Decusoft Review”

OverallThe team understands our various plans, and what it takes to have the tool calculate and communicate them appropriately.
ProsWe have very complex bonus plans that Compose is able to handle
ConsDifficult to make one-off changes to employee bonus plans
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 25, 2019
Monica F.
Sr Compensation Specialist
Retail, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 9, 2019

“User friendly system with amazing customer support.”

ProsThe system is extremely user friendly. I have been using Compose for a few years and I always have a smooth experience implementing new plans annually. Processing monthly/quarterly bonus cycles are only a few clicks. Customer support is quick and very helpful.
ConsThere is currently nothing I do not like. I recently upgraded the software and it only improved my experience with the system.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 9, 2019
Pamela H.
Director Compensation
Publishing, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 6, 2019

“COMPOSE Incentive Management Review”

OverallWe use COMPOSE to manage the administration of metric statements, payment calculations and payment statements for our annual bonus program.
ProsThe ability to configure it to our needs, which change every year and its ability to handle all the complexities of our program.
ConsIt is sometimes cumbersome to make changes or add participants if not accurate or included in the initial upload.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 6, 2019
Justin K.
Global Head of Human Resources
Financial Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 23, 2019

“Purchased Compose at my last company and about to purchase it again”

ProsThe team and I reviewed many systems and Compose is the only one that met every one of our needs.
ConsAs stated above, Compose met all of our needs.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 23, 2019
Josh H.
Compensation Analyst
Human Resources, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 29, 2019

“Fantastic Software!”

OverallIt's been fantastic for bonus calculation and it has really made our lives so much easier. I would highly recommend this software to any peer or colleague
ProsI love the functionality of the software, it is so user-friendly. I am a new user and I made a seamless transition into becoming fully capable of using this wonderful system.
ConsI cannot think of a single one, could not be more pleased!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 29, 2019