Advance Change

Actus

4.5 / 5 42 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Businesses who want to deliver high performance by embedding a year round approach to performance mgmt - not tick box. We work with clients with 50-10000 staff in the private public and not for profit


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Just call for a free no obligation quote, av is £1-£3 per user per month
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Advance Change
  • www.actus.co.uk
  • Founded 2009
  • United Kingdom

About Actus

Actus transforms your approach to people, performance and talent management, increasing engagement, retention and enabling culture change. Actus is flexible, intuitive and highly configurable, easily aligning with your existing or desired processes. Comprehensive appraisal, talent & feedback functionality provides outstanding value and scalability. Whether you want evolution or revolution, Actus can help, providing expert UK support during implementation and beyond. Why not take a look today?


Actus Features

  • Aggregate Reports
  • Comparative Reports
  • Customizable Questions
  • Group Summary Report
  • Individual Reports
  • Question Library
  • Rater Selection
  • Rater Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Supports External Reviewers
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Ad Hoc Reviews
  • Appraisal History Tracking
  • Cascading Goals
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Tracking
  • Custom Rating Scales
  • Custom Review Forms
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Review Form Templates
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Appraisals
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Job Description Management
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Training Management

Actus Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Highly versatile software and excellent OD support, the team can't do enough to help

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Actus provides visibility of performance right down the organisation and the simplicity and user friendly design has proven really popular with our field based paramedics who are able to carry out 121's and update their CPD in quiet times. Actus is supporting us in our culture change programme and we are using it to encourage more frequent, quality conversations and to embed and bring our values to life. New functionality like the recognition tool and the 360 feedback is also proving popular.
The Actus team have also been highly responsive to us, helping us to configure bespoke elements of the system so we hope to gain added value for using the system for onboarding and exit interviews as well as clinical audits.

Cons: I like the fact that Actus is mobile, but I do find it fiddly to use on my IPAD. We would love to integrate it with ESR but are unable to do so

Overall: Improved engagement, culture change, we hope it will support us in achieving a Good CQC rating at our next assessment.

Great customer service and a product that exceeds our expectations

Dec 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We like how simple it is to use. It has saved us a lot of time chasing up paperwork and gives us instant access to our employee information. Actus are training our managers on how to use it effectively and this is already proving a worthwhile activity with everyone talking about how much clearer their roles have become.
We also have the recognition tool and are finding that it is creating a new culture where people are praising others and this is driving great teamwork.
The support team at Actus are extremely helpful and we envisage a long term relationship with them.

Cons: We only went live 3 months ago so haven't found anything we don't like yet. During the set up of Actus the team were very accommodating and patient and we now have a system that really works for us.

Overall: Got rid of all the work associated with previous paper process. Have reports which we can export and have a culture change happening before our eyes.

Straightforward and easy to use

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is very easy to use and we found the workforce took to it very quickly. The times we have had to raise support requests we found the team very responsive and helpful.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on November 23, 2017

Thank you for your feedback we would love to know who you are!

Good concept, but find the interface not very intuitive.

Nov 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Auto save in sections is very helpful! Visually it is appealing. The concept of everything we need is there, it's just getting people to embrace it!

Cons: The usability of the program "out of the box" is not there. People regularly tell me how convoluted they feel the software is. I think with lots of use, you can become more comfortable with it (but we are not there yet), but more streamlined and less thinking about where you have to go to do things would be helpful.

Overall: Getting manager and employees to engage more.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on November 23, 2017

Hi Tara Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, and also for pointing out how useful Actus is in encouraging people to engage more. Clearly, we are disappointed with the fact that you feel that your users are finding Actus difficult to use - this is really unusual so makes me wonder whether your configuration is not optimised. You are not one of our known Gooch and Housego contacts so I wonder whether you are aware of our free HRAdmin training sessions that take place monthly? Perhaps you would like to book on one of those and we can better understand what people are finding difficult about the system and perhaps improve your rating? Just contact support@actus.co.uk UK if you would like to book on and we will do our best to help you! I will also check in with Andrew McBride to understand his view point on this subject. Thanks Lucinda Carney - CEO- Actus

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My clients use Actus and have nothing but praise for the way it has transformed their business

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Any business that is looking to grow and achieve its long term objectives has to engage with staff and ensure that they come along for the journey. Buying into those objectives creates opportunities for self development and opportunities.

Actus provides the platform to document those objectives and ensure staff know exactly what is expected of them, creating a personal pathway to success and helping the business reach its targets

Overall: It enables my clients to manage their staff effectively and efficiently therefore making my life easier

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on November 22, 2017

Stuart, it is great working with partners like yourself, thanks very much for taking the time to give us a review

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Advance Change support staff have been wonderful, very prompt and patient.

Nov 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We like how all the components (1:1, competencies, objectives, development etc) funnel into the mid-year & final reviews. It saves significant time. Capturing the content of the 1:1, empowering staff to help set the agenda and the automatic reminders about annual mandatory testing (like CPR, WHMIS and TDG) are all valuable features

Cons: Creating templates is not very intuitive, but the Support Team is always very helpful. I'd also recommend that there be some way to differentiate the manager's comments from the staff comments in the 1:1 and for date of entry to appear in the fields in the competency boxes. We do that manually now, but it is hard to get people to remember.

Overall: More engaged staff in 1:1 meetings. Much improved documentation. Ease of preparation for mid-year reviews.

Intuitive and simple- built with the user experience at the forefront

Nov 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Enables systematic implementation of performance management throughout the business - incl. head office based staff & field teams

Cons: Previous version didn't allow certain functionality but this has now been rectified

Great overall experience - the team are excellent and a brilliant support throughout the project

Nov 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use and developed to be specific to our organisations needs. Its overall functions - reviews/1;1's/Feedback/recognition - all in one place and linked.That it is web based so our staff can access it outside of their work environment if appropriate.

Cons: I cant think of anything that i dislike about the system as the team have reviewed and updated it for us as we go along

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on November 21, 2017

Hi Nikki Thanks for taking the time to give us a review, we love working with you and the team at ESTH and look forward to continue developing the system functionality with your input Lucinda

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Simple process to set up, helpful friendly support staff

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

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

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on November 20, 2017

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

Great company to work with. Actus is a very user friendly system.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The fact the employee and manager can both make updates and the system advises whichever of them did not make the update so they can chose to look if they wish.
It is so easy to use that even employees who do not use technology in their daily roles can use it. They can use it anywhere that has internet access.
Dashboards make it easy to see where you and your team are in terms of progress
Easy to read reports
Lots of add-on's available
I implemented this system with my previous employer and used it for a couple of years before moving onto my current role. I implemented it with my current employer within 6 months of arriving. I love the fact it constantly develops and the technical team find smarter ways of doing things. It will never get out of date with legislation or look like an old system as the development team are first class.
If you want to work with a company who value their customers, give personal service, can provide training and have a system that does everything it says on the tin then work with Advance Change Actus

Cons: We have just had a 2 day internet issue which has meant that nobody has been able to log onto the system at work. Not great when it is review time and managers are getting their objectives into the system! Not the systems fault at all. To be honest there is not anything you really could dislike.

I am an admin user and attended a webinar. I found it very informative and helpful

Nov 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Actus system is very user friendly and easy to understand. I like the fact that all your objectives, 1-1's etc throughout the year can be stored in one place so when it comes to the end of year appraisal all information is easily accessible

Cons: From an admin point of view on the modify screen when you are in the first name box and you press tab it goes to the e-mail box instead of the last name box which would be more logical. This is a really minor issue and I am nit picking. The system is great.

Overall: We brought in the Actus appraisal system to engage and motivate staff and get them to make development and reflection something that they are doing on a continuous basis so to get more out of it. Hopefully this will be the case when it has been fully embedded into the Trust. Feedback from staff around appraisals also found that they wanted the process to be easier and more user friendly and Actus certainly is this.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on November 17, 2017

Thanks Chris for taking the time to review Actus and thanks for the 'nit picking' points too, your feedback is what helps make the system great!

Mixed bag. Some real positives and some frustrations.

May 04, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on June 19, 2017

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

few teething problems which were easily resolved

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of navigating around it

Cons: Staff members names not being in alphabetical order.

Overall: The experience with Actus so far has been a good one, there were one or two teething problems in getting the logins sent out but these were sorted out quickly and did not impact on the setting up of the system. The system is easy to use, and the staff are slowly getting to grips with how it works, any issues that arise are addressed immediately with the support team and communication is good.

Recommendations to other buyers: Would be helpful to have the option for people on zero hours contracts, there is no provision for this in setting the working patterns and setting holiday entitlement

Actus Online Appraisal, Development, Holiday & Absence Recording System

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
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, user friendly, reporting functions

Overall: Customer Service is excellent, working with our company to develop our bespoke online appraisal system. Actus provide training, support and guidance with the assurances of an ongoing relationship to further develop the system in future. Absence and Holiday recording module is now implemented. and a section for recording development is perfect to keep track of training and to record CPD. All systems are very user friendly and reporting options are great. Technical support is second to non and the training delivery staff listen and understand the requirements of the company to allow them to bespoke training sessions to suit our needs.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on June 19, 2017

Thank Emma Great working with you and congratulations on the promotion back to the Premier League! If Actus played a small part in that we would be chuffed ;-)

Actus Appraisal system

Mar 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Actus was introduced to the company as an online Performance Management system in 2015, with first appraisals being completed in 2016. After a slow start it has encouraged regular interaction between employees and managers, with 1:1 meetings and discussions now becoming a regular occurrence. Many employees now see the benefits of Actus as a working document. The support we have had from Actus through the upgrade to a new version has been invaluable. The online guidance manuals and videos are helpful in most situations, but having access to telephone support is much appreciated.

Excellent customer service

Mar 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have always found the whole team at ACTUS to be very responsive to any and all requests for support, advice and assistance. I have confidence that if I contact them with a query, I will get a quick and effective response.

Hazlewoods

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, simple

Cons: Small text boxes, difficult to read. This may change when we move to the latest version

Overall: Changing from paper to electronic appraisals was always going to be a challenge and some staff have really got on board with it yet others are lagging behind. We will get there and I am looking forward to transferring to the upgraded system to use it as an opportunity to highlight the benefits of such a system and how easy it is to use

NHS Medway CCG

Mar 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: NHS Medway CCG has used Actus for 3 years now for centralising of appraisal information, PDP's, talent management and objective setting for staff. The system is easy to use with minimum training required for new staff and the administrator abilities are great for producing reports. Customer service is brilliant and the system is developing new features al the time to improve its features.

Great tool. Takes the headache out of HR management

Dec 07, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Actus is simple to use and allows us to ensure best practice for HR management without the cost of external consultants.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on December 13, 2015

Thanks James for taking the time to review :-)

Great support and functional software

Dec 01, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is quite functional and once a process is established, easy to use.
The customer support is phenomenal! They cannot do enough.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on December 01, 2015

Thanks Kasia so much for taking the time to review, it is hugely appreciated. Watch out for the new updates on V2, we hope you will find it even more than functional soon :-)

Easy to Use

Nov 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using the product to effectively track objectives and 1:1's with all our staff. Compared to other software tools this is quick and easy to set-up and maintain as well as being an efficient and effective tool for performance management. Any queries are quickly resolved through the FAQs or via email.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on December 01, 2015

Thank you Karen for taking the time to review Actus we really appreciate it and look forward to a continuing positive working relationship.

Good product for appraisal systems

Nov 30, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: - Great way for management to see overview of appraisal for all team members.
-SLT can monitor that supervisions are taking place.
-Great platform for identifying staff training needs.
-Two way system where staff and line manager can communicate needs.
- Enables staff to lead on setting objectives for themselves as well as line manager setting targets.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on December 01, 2015

Thanks so much for taking the time to review, it is hugely appreciated

Great Experience and Extremely helpful in changing culture

Nov 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a small (42 staff) organisation working in the not for profit sector. We have had a fantastic experience in working with Actus. The introduction to the product and the support for implementation was excellent. The product itself is easy to use, intuitive and 'light'; having worked with other systems that felt cumbersome, this was a delight. We have a very high level of use and an improving level of performance on management and supervision being done properly through Actus. Every member of our team now has objectives and the setting and monitoring of these is visible to the senior team for oversight and support to managers. The same is true of 121 processes and reviews. It gives transparency to our management practices and it also really helps both managers and staff to create good habits and to remember what was actually transacted and agreed in meetings. The timetabled actions and reminders are a great tool. No system is perfect but as someone who has always been good at having the discussion and bad at the paperwork, I can honestly say this has helped me to make more progress than anything else in the last 25 years. We would strongly recommend it as a tool for improving management and performance management.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on November 27, 2015

Linda, thanks so much for taking the time to review for us. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to continuing our partnership

Easy to use great process for any people manager

Nov 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Keeps all he data together works effectively and efficiently for staff and managers and drives a development and coaching culture

The Actus Team are supporting us with our Talent Management Strategy

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Talent Management is a really important strategy for us as a CCG, we are working closely with the Actus Team to embed the right behaviours and processes to achieve this using Actus.

Exciting new features

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have always considered Actus to be an excellent piece of software, far more pragmatic and user friendly than other systems that I have used. I particularly like the fact that Advance Change are continually investing in it and developing it. I was recently introduced to the new features that are coming in 2016 and I have to say that I am even more impressed!

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on January 02, 2017

Thanks John for the review and the new features such as absence management, 360 feedback and Calibration are all receiving great reviews. Lots more coming in 2017 with full Talent Management functionality coming soon.

The software is designed to support quality year round conversations

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a large NHS Trust and recently started working with Advance Change to roll out Actus. We selected this software for three main reasons, firstly that we felt it was easy to use & can be used on mobile devices, secondly, we could see that it was designed to encourage ongoing quality conversations which is of high importance to us and finally, the fact that Advance Change are committed to working with us to deliver sustained cultural benefits with us.

Real partnership approach

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been working in partnership with Advance Change for a year now to roll Actus out worldwide. We selected them for their partnership approach and training capability and really consider them part of our extended team.

Vendor Response

by Advance Change on October 28, 2015

Thank you Paul - we love working with you guys :-)

Great team and great software

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great to find software that is pragmatic and easy to use. The support from the Advance Change Team is fantastic, they are experts in what they do and provide the real personal touch

Intuitive and easy to use

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Actus for two years now and I am pleased at how easy it is to use.

Actus Performance Management

Jul 28, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: A fantastic tool designed to change, support and drive best practice for individuals, line managers and organisations wanting to implement a performance management structure.
The system is very simple to use and captures information in a proactive way which helps promote objectives, reviews and 1-2-1's as part of crucial business process rather than an HR tick box exercise.
Employees love it as it helps put them in the driving seat of their own development and managers are able to empower and lead their teams more effectively.
For anyone using a paper based system, this will transform the way you work!

Excellent practical software tool

Jul 25, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Actus is a great product that encourages people to have positive, motivating performance conversations.
It is simple to use, pragmatic and capable of being tailored to our needs.

Great software with minimal learning curve

Jul 25, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: LIke most people I have a million things to do, and another million things on my mind at any given time. Whilst I know people development is incredibly important for the productivity of my business, it's often something I put to one side, or completely forget when the pressure is on.

Actus is a breath of fresh air - it manages the crucial stages of employee appraisal - reminds me of employee targets, and their hopes and aspirations. Crucially though, it is very logically set out and uncluttered, and to date I have not needed any training in using it for my (admittedly small) company.

I have also been greatly impressed by the support given by the Actus team. They are natural enthusiasts, and have given me some sound advice in how to get the best out of the software.

I know this all sounds very positive - but truth be told I haven't hit any problems yet - and for me software that just gets on with the job without calling attention to itself all the time is exactly what I want to be paying for.

Actus software with our team.

Oct 08, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Hey reader.

I like the Actus software because it is easy to use and a great place for busy people like me to keep all of their details.

The main area that I benefit from is the absence management, but colleagues also use the performance management.

The whole team have picked up and use it with minimal training.

Overall - it's a great product to manage and motivate your staff.

User friendly and highly intuitive

Oct 08, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Actus is really user friendly, highly intuitve software and Advance Change provide first class support. I would definitely recommend them.

ACTUS Ease of use

Oct 06, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have worked with the Actus software over the last 12 months and am impressed by how easy it is to use. If a company or organisation is to utilise software to embed performance management practice it is vital that staff find it simple to learn and easy to use on a frequent basis. I really love the way that people are focussed on "outputs"- they find their actions and objectives on the home page - they can't get away from them!

Perfect for getting the most out of your team!

Feb 14, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: As a small business owner that works with a whole range of other SMEs, Actus immediately appealed to me. It is low cost and a great way to implement and embed best practice.

As a SaaS product it is simple and easy to set up. It's intuitive and gives me a great overview of my team and ensures everyone is truly aligned without needing heavy handed management.

I no longer need to dig around for information and nag people for documents. Staff seem to be really enjoying the clarity and direction Actus is providing.

Cons: As with all software systems Actus is only as good as the information that is input. This is already not a problem however and and staff members are using the system properly. They are managing their time, tasks and abjectives via the system and don't report that this is onerous.

Overall: Excellent! Whether a company wants to reduce paper based systems, improve productivity,enhance reporting and compliance or acvhieve all of these via one system, Actus will help you do this.

Actus Performance Management

Jan 15, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ease of use.
All performance management information in one place.
Customer support excellent, any issues quickly resolved.

Cons: E-mail notifications re updates need to indicate what has been updated.

Overall: The company knew it required a better system for managing employee performance but until we installed Actus we didn't realise just what a difference it would make in having an excellent and easy to use online tool. Having a record of 1-2-1 meetings, objectives, training needs and appraisals that both managers and staff can easily refer to has certainly contributed to better staff engagement.

Actus Performance Management

Jan 14, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Fantastic value, very intuitive and user-friendly and quick and easy to set-up.

Cons: None notable to date

Overall: Actus is excellent, well supported and extremely user friendly. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for performance management software.

Highly recommended

Jan 10, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: System designed to embed best management practice
Intuitive and very easy to use
Responsive customer service
High quality training and support

Cons: As an SME it offers perhaps more functionality in some areas than we need.

Overall: Actus is an excellent way of driving team leader activities through your business. It offers great transparency and is a valuable business tool

Extremely user friendly, great support and very responsive

Jan 10, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Easy to use
Uniquely people orientated app, helped us to enable swift culture change around embedding people mgmt
Cloud based, accessible 24/7 and from all sites and devices so excellent for engaging disperate groups of people

Cons: When we started this was new to market so certain aspects like recurring meetings were not in the system but Actus has enhanced the features throughout the year and responded to our feedback which is really refreshing

Overall: I would definitely recommend Actus and Advance Change to other businesses that want to increase engagement in their staff and engender a high performance culture

Managing Performance

Jan 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Actus is very intuitive and easy to use. It helps the discussion with team members be more focussed and around development. It provides the right balance of driving results through meaningful conversations with people

Cons: I have not discovered any as yet

Overall: Most performance management systems are bolt ons to HR process software. Actus clearly understands the challenges of successful performance management systems and behaviours through people.