About Actus

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.

Pricing starting from:

£2.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Actus

  • 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.

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    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    £2.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to Actus

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    Features

    Total features of Actus: 52

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • API
    • Action Management
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Appraisal History
    • Career Development
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Certification Tracking
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Compensation Management
    • Competency Management
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customization
    • Document Management
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Feedback Management
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • Individual Development Plans
    • Leave Tracking
    • Milestone Tracking
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Progress Tracking
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Skills Assessment
    • Succession Planning
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Off Requests
    • Training Management
    • Training Record Management
    • Weighted Performance Measures

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
    (58)
    Value for Money
    4.7/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.7/5
    Customer Support
    4.9/5

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    Gail D.
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    • Industry: Music
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Simple process to set up, helpful friendly support staff

    Reviewed on 17/11/2017

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

    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!

    Lukasz T.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Simple to use and always improving

    Reviewed on 5/12/2019

    We have found the service and support from the Actus Team to be exceptional. I am a techie so they...

    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.

    Megan H.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Mixed bag. Some real positives and some frustrations.

    Reviewed on 4/5/2017

    We have recommended this product...
    The focus on performance management is higher within the...

    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

    Rebecca L.
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    • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport

    Reviewed on 5/12/2019

    Our experience with Actus has been outstanding. From initial contact and tender process through to...

    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

    Helen G.
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    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Feedback on Actus Software

    Reviewed on 26/11/2019

    As a company employee feedback highlighted a lack of development discussions and employee...

    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.

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    Actus offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: £2.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
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    Actus has the following typical customers:

    51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Actus supports the following languages:

    English

    Actus supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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    Actus offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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