About Breathe

Breathe is a web-based HR management software designed for growing companies. Designed specifically for SMEs, Breathe helps group employee admin in one central place. Employee self service enables businesses to automate their time-consuming HR admin tasks such as holiday booking, absence management and appraisals.

Revolutionising people admin, Breathe is ideal for CEOs, HR specialists and anyone who’s in charge of employee management. Designed in-house, our SME software securely stores all employee information on one platform and automates those time-consuming HR admin tasks.

Store employee documents, manage holidays and absence, track performance, recognise and reward employees, input expenses, and handle people admin like never before. Designed with you in mind, our human resources software has the functionality a growing business needs to manage its people effortlessly. Breathe is easy to implement, intuitive and loved by MDs and employees alike.

Accessible anywhere on any device with a web browser.

Pricing starting from:

£12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Breathe

Free time to manage people and company culture rather than HR admin with task automation.

Get access to all employee information from anywhere with secure cloud storage.

Streamline holiday booking and allowance management and setup approval workflows.

Securely store employee documents online

Boost employee motivation with regular 1-1s and timely feedback.

ISO 270001 accredited software

Typical Customers

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

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, United Kingdom

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

£12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Breathe: 52

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Appraisal History
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Expense Tracking
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(31)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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David
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Lets your department managers BREATHE

Reviewed on 1/5/2020

Overall very positive and has greatly improved efficiencies within our organisation.

Overall very positive and has greatly improved efficiencies within our organisation.

Pros

Each employee has their own area, holiday / work related documents / review requests all held in one place. Our department managers are spending under 10 minutes a day on managing holiday / sickness. Not to mention the ability to attach company documents (all with read receipts)

Cons

Live chat assistance is permanently in the corner - unable to change this setting.

Response from Centurion Management Systems

David,

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciated you taking the time to review our product and thank you for your 5 star review. We have taken your comments on board regarding the live chat appearing on the screen and will pass this back to the product development team.

Thank you for using Breathe and remember to use your refer a friend code if referring us for a chance to win prizes for your business.

Carl

Dan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Review Source

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Simple, efficient, cost saving and value for money

Reviewed on 31/5/2016

ramsac have been using BreatheHR to manage our HR needs for our 50+ team, for the best part of two...

ramsac have been using BreatheHR to manage our HR needs for our 50+ team, for the best part of two years now. I have found nothing on the market that compares in terms of functionality and price. Providing our team with a self service HR dashboard has helped us to stand out as a modern employer, whilst at the same time driving increased efficiency and ensuring a more up to date, tighter controlled HR database. We use it to manage staff details, payroll info, holidays and leave, 121s and performance meetings, expenses and more.
I particularly like the efficient way of ensuring staff have read and accepted company wide documents, as well as the easy way in which we can administer leave requests and expense claims - perfect for our very mobile work force.
It's also enabled us to make job offers and HR documentation entirely paper free - and having no paper based HR records whatsoever is really useful when managers are working away from the HQ.

Support is friendly and efficient and the cost is very attractive. I can't say enough positive things about breathehr!

Pros

Drives efficiency
Low monthly fee
Simple to use -for hr users and employees
Cloud based - no set up costs or hardware needs
Mobile
Allows for better control of documents, records and leave/expense requests

Cons

It is what it is, you can't tailor massively, but then you're comparing a product that costs £50 a month, with a bespoke database that costs £20k+ - I think the functionality is more than adequate for the vast majority of SMEs.

Fiona
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Keep Breathing!

Reviewed on 22/1/2018

I would certainly consider it for a smaller company, perhaps as their first HR or self serve system

I would certainly consider it for a smaller company, perhaps as their first HR or self serve system

Pros

VERY user friendly, easy to set up, good for employees to use and navigation is obvious. It can cope with multiple currencies which is a benefit for more global orgs. There is a new recruitment module which I believe is a great addition

Cons

I struggled with the Performance Management/Appraisal approach - hopefully this will be their next target

Ryan
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  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Basic But Effective!

Reviewed on 15/5/2018

The biggest benefit is the ability to centrally manage HR in a concise and simple manner, saving...

The biggest benefit is the ability to centrally manage HR in a concise and simple manner, saving time for both HR managers and users alike.

Pros

Without a doubt, the best part about BreatheHR is its simplicity. For the user, the web interface is clear with all features signposted in the expected places with not an ounce of bloatware in sight. Furthermore, the features themselves are extremely easy to use, with intuitive mechanisms and design choices that mean the system is suitable for users of all abilities and backgrounds. This makes the software perfect for any sort of industry, not just those that work on computers all day.

Cons

Perhaps BreatheHR's biggest strength is also its biggest weakness. This is because the system lacks the customisability to incorporate more advanced features specific to a company, meaning sometimes it is impossible to build something into the system that supports all business specific HR policies. Furthermore, the interface is dated, and does not provide a particularly responsive experience for users.

Response from Centurion Management Systems

Thank you so much for your honest opinion Ryan.

Rachel
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great online HR system

Reviewed on 29/6/2022

Great - have used a few online HR systems in SaaS businesses with teams deployed both at home and...

Great - have used a few online HR systems in SaaS businesses with teams deployed both at home and in office; this is great for managing all we need to, easily and quickly

Pros

ease of use and visual display is great; easy to see individuals, teams and broader groups, wirh notification settings easy to set up and amend. Good for containing - securely - necessary data.

Cons

We have set up 2FA - this is more my issue than Breathe's and I guess it's important, but boy, it's irritating ;-)

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Breathe FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Breathe.

Breathe offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £12.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Breathe have 5 price plans to suit businesses from 1 to 250 employees, what make us unique is that we don't charge per employee, our plans are per business account: Micro: Up to 10 employees: £12 a month per business Starter: 11- 20 employees: £24 a month per business Regular: 21-50 employees: £61 a month per business Pro: 51-100 employees: £123 a month per business Premium: 101-250 employees: £251 a month per business

Breathe has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Breathe supports the following languages:

English

Breathe supports the following devices:

Breathe integrates with the following applications:

Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, TeamOrgChart, WeThrive

Breathe offers the following support options:

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

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