Launched in 2012, breatheHR is a Web-based human resources (HR) management system, focused on serving HR professionals working in small and midsize business enterprises. To date, breatheHR has served over 900 SMEs in 30 countries.
breatheHR stores all employee information and documents in one centralized location that can be accessed through desktop and mobile devices. Some of the major functions covered by breatheHR are managing documents, tasks, performances and absence management. It enables HR to import/export employee data, export to the payroll function, capture training information and time log.
Other tasks that breatheHR can do are employee profiling, holiday booking and company news. breatheHR also offers a mobile app for iPhone and iPad. This app enables both HR and employees to stay connected and update leaves, documents and other information through mobile devices.
Natasha from Marcato Digital Solutions
Using Breathe has made managing the logistics of sick time and vacations very easy and all of the other features like Kudos and document sharing are a bonus!
Alison from Marcato Digital Solutions Inc.
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We use BreatheHR to manage our small business HR needs. It includes so many features for its pricepoint. Its UI is easy to use and the featureset is constantly expanding. Their support team is fabulous and answers our minimal questions very fast and with ease.
Sally from Something Big
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We found BreatheHR when we were about 20 staff and it's been a godsend, it meant we could move on from holiday spreadsheets and it made us so much more organised with personnel files but those were only the basic things we were trying to 'fix', in reality lots of other benefits came with it - our team love the 'kudos' feature which mean they can say thanks / well done to each other, and we use it to help communicate business critical documents to all staff - our team have take much more responsibility for their own information and now they can access things like remaining holiday days whenever they want.
There are lots but in general this has given us a professionalism in our HR administration that we simply didn't have before at a cost that's a real no brainer.
Can't think of any, but if anything you do only get out of it what you put in so if you don't engage your staff in it and use the various features then it won't be so useful.
Dan from ramsac
Employees number: 51-200 employees
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!
Low monthly fee
Simple to use -for hr users and employees
Cloud based - no set up costs or hardware needs
Allows for better control of documents, records and leave/expense requests
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.
We are a small company and cant afford an HR person, since we use BreatheHR, the admin team saved so much time and resources keeping all employee data online, + employee retention and satisfaction has dramatically increased = great effect on our customer service!
Superbe customer service, constant updates and sweet prices
No ‘variable hours’ recording function that allows you to enter hours worked on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis.
For years I have needed to use a system like BreathHR. As a smaller business, I could not justify paying the price of some of these all encompassing solutions. My back office systems did everything I needed apart from manage my HR side. For a small monthly payment, I now have the perfect system for my needs. I have been very impressed with the product and the technical support. Being able to use the free trial first was perfect but it was a no brainer for me to just sign up!
The cost is within budge. The system is easy to us for my team and for me and it has taken days of my life through the simple administration.
It doesn't do payroll but I can live with that.
We have been using BreatheHR for about 5 months now and are completely happy with the system.
It is easy to use - I never get queries from employees, and is a fantastic price.
I have seen my previous employers spend up to £50k on fancy systems, that too cumbersome, with many features left unused. BreatheHR is nice and simple and covers the vast majority of our requirements.
* constant improvement & development
* good customer service
* easy to use
* easy to implement
If you're lookign for an all singing, all dancing HR system which includes recruitment, payroll, training etc then this product isn't for you.