What is Affinity?

Affinity Payroll and HR offers a cloud-based human resource information system that includes payroll, onboarding, e-recruitment, performance management and more. It is suitable for large and midsize companies in Australia and New Zealand. On-premise deployments are also available.

The payroll module is integrated with workforce management and core HR features, which gives users access to real-time labor costing. Additional features include multiple position management, workflow management, an automated termination wizard and labor costing at the cost center, job, or project level.

Affinity’s human capital management (HCM) platform allows companies to manage talent from sourcing through retention. Integrated document mana...


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Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

10 Reviews of Affinity

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4.8 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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October 2019

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Jennifer from ONB Professional Resume Services (www.onbproresume.com)

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Writing and Editing

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2019

Love Affinity

I'm overall really happy with the program, and I'd highly recommend it. I prefer to buy a software vs. a monthly subscription so it fit my needs.

Pros

Although I'm new in creating book covers and images for marketing, I'm falling in love with Affinity. The tutorials are super clear and helpful and the price was fantastic.

Cons

There are a lot of features and learning curves, but I don't view this as a negative. I try and learn one to two things at a time.

January 2020

John from RV Inspector Pro

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Consumer Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2020

Capable "Owned" Replacements for Adobe Creative Cloud "Leased" Software

I'm very pleased with my Affinity products. I have used Affinity Designer (Illustrator replacement) since shortly after it was released and was also an early adopter of Affinity Photo (Photoshop replacement). As of about four weeks ago, I relegated the Adobe CS6 apps to a legacy machine and in that time, I have found no reason to go back to them. (Note: I have never used Adobe CC, since it is leased. The apps that I moved to a legacy Mac was CS6.) The only feature that I wish Affinity would add is "background texture" in "effects". It would speed up my uses of effects. The only feature that I wish Affinity would improve is their "live" view of effects changes. There is a learning curve. Some things are more difficult that with comparable Adobe apps, but others are much easier. I'm a Photoshop guru and have not found anything I can do in Photoshop that I can't do in Affinity Photo. The same applies to Affinity Designer, but I'm not an Illustrator guru. All in all, I'm "extremely pleased" with the Affinity apps. They are respectable "owned" replacements for the comparable Adobe "leased" apps. I have bid adieu to Adobe and after more than a month, I've found no reason to look back.

Pros

Both Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer are excellent and capable replacements for the Adobe CC packages they replace. But most of all, unlike the Adobe apps they replace, I "OWN" the Affinity apps. Although I don't use Affinity software every day, when I need it, I need it immediately. I cannot afford to be denied access to leased software, simply because some black hat hacked a license server that I have no control over. As a former white hat hacker and IT Director, I know the risks all too well. That's why I only use software that I "own". Big companies spend tons of money on security. But despite all the high-end security software and procedures, we've all heard about numerous Fortune 500 companies and even the US government getting hacked. Not only is there no guarantee that a license server won't be hacked, but such servers are major targets. By contrast, my computer is a minor target. Sure, I can still be hacked. But if that happens, I can restore everything from an on-site backup in an hour. OTOH, if a hacker gets into a license server and sets all licenses to "expired", it could take days or even weeks for a company with 100K+ licenses to correct the problem, during which time, the license holders are down. I "OWN" my Affinity software. It cannot be turned off. Also, Affinity does not force you to update to the latest version, as do certain leased apps. I typically delay updating any app till I've had a chance to read the blogs about the update.

Cons

The way effects handles background textures is quite different from Photoshop and Illustrator and there is a resultant learning curve. That said, you can, with just a little more effort, achieve an output that is almost identical to what came from the comparable Adobe app. In fact, once you learn how to manipulate the effects, you can some times create a better looking output than what can be produced with an Adobe app. There are some shortcut keys that are in Adobe apps, for which I have not yet found a comparable shortcut in the Affinity apps. OTOH, there are some shortcuts in the Affinity apps that are no available at all in the comparable Adobe products. The negatives with Affinity apps are very minor, compared to the positives of being an "owned" product.

Reasons for Choosing Affinity

Affinity Photo is easier to use than GIMP and has better support. Pixelmator Pro is not as capable as Affinity Photo. Corel has finally re-released Corel Draw on Mac, but it is far more expensive than Affinity Designer and offers nothing that Designer does not offer.

Reasons for Switching to Affinity

Replaced Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator - For some time, I have been using the no longer supported Adobe CS6 suite, in order to avoid being held hostage by the Adobe CC leasing scheme. Since Adobe CC was released, I was actively looking for a respectable replacement for Photoshop and Illustrator. When I found Affinity Designer, I was very excited. But Illustrator was a secondary tool for me. My primary tool was Photoshop and at that time, Affinity Photo was not available. But when Affinity Photo was released, I was elated. It was far more than I would have expected of a first release of a Photoshop competitor. In fact, it should not be called a Photoshop competitor. It's a Photoshop replacement, plain and simple. Moreover, with a few minor changes, it could soon be a Photoshop "Upgrade".

October 2019

Kevin from Midwest Photographic Training

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2019

Great....but hard to get started.

Affinity has made photo editing faster, which has created easier uses. It allows for faster production of photos, which is always a plus in this business!

Pros

Effective Ease of use Tools available Frequent updates Price No a subscription model Easy learning curve

Cons

Harder to operate than some software Some tools in unusual places Tools backwards location considering popular sofware

Reasons for Switching to Affinity

Speed and price

February 2021

Balazs from MIOK

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Affinity Designer for a beautyful website

About a year ago I got an email from a website designing school. The school offered 10 probe lessons. It was a great serie with very good videos and I learned a lot about webdesign. With Affinity Designer was very easy to make the first steps and the result was inspiring.

Pros

Affinity Designer a cheap, easy to use software for making design beautyful webistes. It is really cheap.

Cons

It has less functions than PhotoShop but it is more cheaper.

Reasons for Choosing Affinity

PhotoShop is a very good software but it is really expensive for a private. Affinity Designer is only about $30.

March 2020

Tomas from Tomas Basovnik

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Games

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Best lifetime license art software

It saves me money and makes my work more efficient.

Pros

Unlike the competition, offer life time license. Has all the tools I need for editing photos and create art for games.

Cons

Maybe like other professional softwares it is difficult for beginners become familiar with all that tools.

Reasons for Switching to Affinity

Because lifetime license and it's easier to use

March 2020

Graham from Fingers Crossed

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Astounding quality applications at a great price point!

After using Adobe products for years, I switched to Affinity products. Initially it was cost driven, but once I tried it I loved it. I was able to open all my Adobe formats, but it all ran faster, and cleaner. It takes patience however! When you're used to the Adobe solutions, you spend quite a bit of time trying to figure out the equal option. However when you do, it is almost always there, and sometimes in a better way!

Pros

Its quality: I have bought all the software that Affinity offers, I didn't necessarily need it, but I didn't want to miss out! The software is well designed and created. It is very responsive and fulfills pretty much every need. Compatibility: I appreciate the fact that Affinity software can open so many different formats in their respective areas. Being able to open and edit a PDF in publisher is a breeze. Support: Support is faultless for me so far. The price: To be able to buy and own the software without a subscription is great. Its price is great when compared to its competition and its functionality matches and exceeds even the largest competitor in my opinion. MAC/Windows: It works on both platforms.

Cons

Complexity: Not really a con, but there are some complex items. The software does provide some very deep options for what you're trying to do. Once I google how to achieve something its a breeze after that. Not enough products: Its like a delicious chocolate bar, you can never get enough :) I look forward to what else this team produces.

Reasons for Choosing Affinity

Both cost and functionality were superior.

Reasons for Switching to Affinity

Cost

January 2020

Alanna from Alanna Winkelman Edits & Design

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Photography

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2020

My favorite photo editor!

Superb!!!

Pros

This program has everything and more that I need to edit and fine tune photos for myself or for clients. Furthermore, their customer service is outstanding. They respond quickly, and always respond with helpful information! Their tutorial section on their site is especially helpful, as it offers detailed videos on how to use their software. A completely inexperienced and aspiring photographer, photo editor, or graphic designer could learn the skill almost purely by watching the videos on Affinity’s site.

Cons

For some reason, I have had a few instances when the software has slowed my computer down tremendously. I expect this with photo editing programs, so it’s not usually a major issue, but it shouldn’t happen when I only have a single tab open within the program. I remember contacting customer service about this once and they were able to walk me through setting changes that allowed the program to run more smoothly.

Reasons for Choosing Affinity

They’re a superior product for a much much better price. They are unbeatable!!

Reasons for Switching to Affinity

Adobe requires subscriptions, and in my opinion, Affinity is a better program and they offer much better customer service... can’t beat that for the low price of about $50 for each program in their collection!

June 2019

Daniel from Serf Systems Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

Affinity is a more mobile Illustrator

Pros

I love affinity because I can use it on my iPad Pro

Cons

The shortcuts can be quite unintuitive, however once you learn them it is fine

Reasons for Switching to Affinity

Illustrator does not have a mobile app

February 2018

Vanessa from DPS

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Accounting

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

HR Manager

It is one of the easiest payroll software that I know .

Pros

It is a very useful software, so easy to use , I organize all my employees .You can also have access to payroll management tools including worksheets.

Cons

Can be a little pricy but it is worth it. I don’t have a mess like with other software that I used before .

July 2020

Brent from UT Austin

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Architecture & Planning

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

Great Tool

I enjoy this platform and software. I recommend it for photo manipulation as well.

Pros

Easy functionality and there are plenty of tutorials to assist. Clear steps and nice platform. I recommend this.

Cons

This software can go slow at times and requires frequent saving. I would like the software to show the keyboard shortcuts.