breatheHR software


breatheHR is a cloud-based human resources (HR) management system, focused on serving HR professionals working in small and midsize business enterprises. 

breatheHR stores all employee information and documents in one centralized location that can be accessed through desktop and mobile devices. Key features include management of documents, tasks, performances and absences. It enables HR professionals to import and export employee data, export to payroll, capture training information and manage time logs.

breatheHR also includes functionality for employee profiling, holiday booking and company news. breatheHR offers a mobile app for iOS devices. This app enables both HR staff and employees to stay connected and update leaves, documents and other information through mobile devices.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Caryn from NBD

    Specialty: Agriculture

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    July 2018

    Easy Software

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    Pros

    support staff is great- very helpful, easy to get a hold of. program integrates well with our other databases

    Cons

    Initial training to get the ball rolling, but then it gets easier from there, may not meet the specific needs

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Breathe HR is our HR system and helps maintain our employee leave company documents.

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    Pros

    Easy to use, it helps streamline the HR process and save space by uploading the documents to the cloud and keeping track of employee holiday etc.

    Cons

    It does have limitations which would need to be formatted by their professional services team which could incur a charge.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ryan from BlueFrog Media Ltd

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Basic But Effective!

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jeremy from Autism Hampshire

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2018

    A very good system for small organisations less than 250.

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    Pros

    Good integration with third party systems like Rota Cloud and Safety Cloud. Very good support including self service for managers and staff.

    Cons

    One size fits all system - so you have to accept some fields may not meet you specific needs. As with all IT systems, managers and staff will need help or training how to use the system and apps.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • tabitha from the printing charity

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

    Excellent

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    Pros

    Free for Charity, allows Holiday and leave to be calculated in hours and flexes for part time shift pattern workers.

    Cons

    I am finding the adding of each shift pattern quite time consuming. I also find it frustrating that the recruitment section does not seem to tell you an overview of how to use it, but you almost have to post something to work it out. I am sure there are instructions somewhere, but yet to find it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Richard from BlueFrog Media Ltd

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Pleasant to use HR Software with a few neat extra features.

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    It has very straightforward holiday management that has allowed me to properly plan my year

    Pros

    The ability to check the entire companies holiday dates so I can plan tasks around when people are actually in.

    Cons

    It is quite dull to look at and use, it feels like a program from about 7-8 years ago despite actually being a very modern package.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Natasha from Marcato Digital Solutions

    November 2016

    Making HR a breeze

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    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!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alison from Marcato Digital Solutions Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2016

    Amazing feature-set for the value

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    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sally from Something Big

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2016

    Great HR platform for growing businesses

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    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Review Source: GetApp
  • Dan from ramsac

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2016

    Simple, efficient, cost saving and value for money

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    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.

    Review Source: GetApp
  • July 2013

    It saved us so much time

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    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!

    Pros

    Superbe customer service, constant updates and sweet prices

    Cons

    No ‘variable hours’ recording function that allows you to enter hours worked on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis.

    Review Source: GetApp
  • May 2013

    A great solution with a price to match

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    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!

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    It doesn't do payroll but I can live with that.

    Review Source: GetApp
  • May 2013

    Great product, great price

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    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.

    Pros

    * price
    * constant improvement & development
    * good customer service
    * easy to use
    * easy to implement

    Cons

    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.

    Review Source: GetApp
  • Gregory from Bike for Good

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

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    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
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