About ELMO Software

ELMO Software is a cloud-based solution that helps thousands of organisations across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to effectively manage their people, process and pay.

ELMO offers a comprehensive suite of cloud HR & payroll software solutions that can be configured to whatever your organisation requires, and are available within a single dashboard and single user interface. We help organisations automate and streamline operations across the following areas: HR Core, Payroll, Recruitment, Onboarding, Performance Management and Learning Management. ELMO is also ISO 27001:2013 certified, meaning that information security is prioritised at all levels of the business and is a core ongoing and evolving aspect of our operations and services.

With a mission to create best-in-class technology accessible to all workplaces, ELMO is constantly evolving. Our innovative solutions are at the forefront of a disruptive technology industry, driven by the transition of organisations towards online systems which automate processes and aggregate information in new and intelligent ways.

ELMO’s software applications are multi-tenant, multi-user, on-demand application providing true SaaS delivery. Our applications require no special hardware, no software maintenance, and no network administration. This removes many of the costs and headaches associated with large-scale software implementations, provides seamless integration with legacy HRIS, and provides the added benefit of rapid, painless upgrades as new features are released.

ELMO’s modular solution approach also enables organisations to begin their talent management journey according to business priorities, comfortable with the knowledge they can seamlessly integrate additional modules as their HR needs mature. Existing ELMO solutions can connect to many popular third-party applications so that you can automate tasks, streamline processes and be more productive.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of ELMO Software

HR Core:
- Get time back in your day by automating manual HR processes, so you can focus on engaging and empowering your employees.

Learning Management:
- Keep your employees' skills relevant & compliant with ELMO's customisable online training & development courses.

- Navigate the complexities of pay with ELMO’s cloud solution to consistently deliver secure, accurate and compliant payroll.

- Talent acquisition made easy! Reduce the time to hire and attract top talent with ELMO's solution for recruitment.

- Ensure your new employees are engaged and productive with the right tools, resources and information from day one.

- Build a high performing culture and gain a better understanding of an employee’s potential with ELMO’s Performance Management.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)


  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise


Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand

Supported Languages


Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription


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Total features of ELMO Software: 198

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Appraisal History
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Background Screening
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Blended Learning
  • Bonus Management
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Corporate Card
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Blending
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition Software
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gamification
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Leave Tracking
  • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
  • Mileage Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-State
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Nominations
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Organisational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Policy Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Quizzes
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recognition Tracking
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Rewards Management
  • Rewards Points
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Social Learning
  • Spend Control
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Summary Reports
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Video Conferencing
  • Visual Analytics
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management
  • eLearning Companies


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  • Industry: Wine & Spirits
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very happy with the software and the service offered by ELMO

Reviewed on 24/3/2022


The implementation was seamless and the staff at ELMO go over and above to ensure you get the most out of the system. We have gained the most benefits out of the Onboarding, Learning & Performance modules.


Some limitations in the rostering software but ELMO are very proactive in continuously developing and improving the software

Alternatives Considered

Cognology and Employment Hero

Reasons for Choosing ELMO Software

ConnX was unable to support our growth as a business. Found the reporting in Sage to be limited and also wanted one fully integrated HR and Payroll system

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Reasons for Switching to ELMO Software

ELMO offered a complete solution and the pricing was very good for what was being offered.

Response from ELMO Software

Thanks for a great review, Katie! We love to hear that you have found ELMO's Implementation team and cloud-based solutions helpful to your oranisation. We look forward to continuing to support your business. Kind regards, ELMO Team

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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great overall quality of platform for money spent with good customer service and support...

Reviewed on 21/7/2017

Centralised HR Platform where we can design, manage and report on the three critical people stages...

Centralised HR Platform where we can design, manage and report on the three critical people stages for us in our business, which are Recruitment, On-boarding and Learning.


I think the ease of use and implementation of each of the three modules we currently have; recruitment, on-boarding and learning (including course library) is the main benefit for our business wanting to design and deploy learning modules quickly to our employees, but also makes it easier to implement best practice processes for these which improve workplace efficiencies in how we manage our most important resource, our 'people' component.
The features and functionality of the learning management system I think are really seamless and useful in getting learning modules quickly and effectively produced for our network, so then we can data-mine on this for reporting purposes and auditing.
Having nearly everything automated and available in the end-to-end process of HR, makes it extrememly beneficial for a business to manage the processes and have one portal with all the critical information gathered into. In addition, since the system is a cloud-based software and being client-centric, when we have enhancements to voice, the ELMO Team consider these for future changes and iterations of the platform, making it better and evolving it out for the clients it's designed for.


The ELMO Survey tool and functionality requires some further enhancements to be made to ensure that it provides more granular data for clients (e.g. like Survey Monkey's design), as this will assist us in drilling down further with certain users/learners of the portal to see for example, how long and how many attempts they take for completing compliance modules etc.

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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Change your life with ELMO

Reviewed on 3/8/2021

Time to Onboard has been dramatically reduced and is now no longer a labour intensive process.

Time to Onboard has been dramatically reduced and is now no longer a labour intensive process.
I am looking forward to providing meaningful reports to the business.


This software is so simple to implement and once implemented it has saved myself and other managers so much time. In particular having project based work our Onboarding process has become so streamlined now we can onboard high numbers of employees at the same time.
As a Performance Appraisal system we found ELMO easy to develop and roll out. Our company had not been keen on Performance Appraisals in the past but ELMO was so well embraced we had 100% update on the first appraisal round.
We also find the more you use the system the more proficient you become.
The support provided by ELMO during the project implementation phase has been extremely supportive. We are now using the Help Desk and our issues are usually resolved within 24 to 48 hours.


If an employee has not completed all their documentation we would like an automatic alert. At this stage we need to manually check on this.

Response from ELMO Software

Hi Helen. We really appreciate the time you've taken to provide such a great review, and thank you for your continued support. Our customers are at the heart of our business, and feedback like yours is invaluable. We have passed your feedback on to our Product Development team. We hope your organisation enjoys the benefits of ELMO's cloud-based solutions.
Best wishes, ELMO Software.

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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Elmo has a modern, clean interface, and can be highly customised

Reviewed on 11/10/2022

We use Elmo for our Leave applications, personal leave, Annual leave etc., as well as keep us...

We use Elmo for our Leave applications, personal leave, Annual leave etc., as well as keep us updated on what documents/certificates/checks are needed for our employment.
Also Elmo enables us to provide some onboarding modules for our new staff, so it's great to have that in one place, and means the new staff become familiar with it's operation from the start.


Ease of use is high. Clean layout within the software is helpful. Customisation means we are not forced to use pre-defined templates as with some other apps, so we can tailor the forms to suit our business processes.


The other side of the customisation coin, is that the forms seem to need creating from scratch. At least that's the feedback I have had, as a user, from the staff who are creating the forms, but this might be a gap in their knowledge so might be good to look at Elmo/talk with a rep to see what pre-defined templates they may have available.

Response from ELMO Software

Hi Clinton. Thanks so much for your detailed review. It's great to hear your feedback about ELMO's Leave Management and Onboarding. Please do not hesitate to reach out regarding pre-defined templates, your system administrator or your Account Manager here at ELMO can help. Thanks again, we really hope you and your organisation continue to benefit from using ELMO Software to streamline your HR processes! Best wishes, ELMO Team

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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best for my needs

Reviewed on 3/8/2021


It's straightforward and the support available makes up for any uncertainty or challenges I have experienced.


The contracts module, if not purchasing the recruitment module, is quite clunky and unclear. There is very limited access to training material on it; luckily my implementation consultant is brilliant.

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Response from ELMO Software

Thanks for a great review, Catalina. We love to hear that you are finding ELMO's support and implementation teams and resources helpful. We have also passed on your feedback to our Product Development team.

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ELMO Software offers the following pricing plans:

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ELMO Software has the following typical customers:

51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

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ELMO Software supports the following devices:

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

ELMO Software integrates with the following applications:

Indeed, LinkedIn Jobs, MYOB Business, Xero

ELMO Software offers the following support options:

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

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