Cezanne HR

RATING:

4.4

(157)

About Cezanne HR

Built for mid-sized UK & European-headquartered companies (100 - 3,000 employees), Cezanne HR is a modern feature-rich HR system trusted by thousands of HR professionals worldwide. Quick to implement and easy to adapt, Cezanne HR offers an exceptionally fast ROI, ensuring companies can be up and running quickly with a system that matches the way they want to work. With integrated modules for core HR (including training admin, document management, employee recognition & compliance), onboarding, performance management, absence management, recruitment, time tracking, pulse surveys, and career and succession planning, Cezanne HR has everything needed to streamline HR, improve engagement and boost productivity across the whole organisation. Cezanne HR integrates with leadi...

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2020
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Cezanne HR Pricing

Cezanne's Monthly subscription pricing is automatically adjusted up or down to reflect the number of employees under management each month and the modules selected. Discounts are available for registered charities.

Starting price: 

£200.00 per month

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Comprehensive core HR module
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Cezanne HR Reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Cezanne HR

1 - 5 of 150 Reviews

Michelle

Verified reviewer

Staffing and Recruiting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2016

An All Round Helping Hand - Excellent HR Software Solution

Our HR department was a very paper heavy function and we needed something to bring us up to date as quickly, easily and cheaply as possible. We tested a number of options and many of them seemed to have close to everything we needed but when it came to costs, we were always faced with a 'but'. A 'You can have this, but if you want that, it will cost you extra' scenario. The version the sales person had demonstrated to us was always the most expensive option and would cost a great deal more than we have been lead to initially believe. We felt many of the sales people we met with from those companies, had a habit of talking 'at' us. An approach which did not sit well. By chance, we stumbled upon Cezanne at a HR exhibition. The representatives on the day were incredibly friendly, helpful, approachable and the information they provided was very clear and we left them having arranged for a demo of their product. We were impressed with how they 'conversed' about their product and did try the hard sell. We were impressed with the ease of navigation, the fact it was cloud based and therefore always accessible. Things looked even more promising when the figures came back in terms of the cost - the same as had been explained to us when we had spoken to them at the exhibition. No hidden extras! From the very first contact with Cezanne, they were always there to help and always went the extra mile. They uploaded our core data, and after a very worthwhile day of training at their head office in London, we were good to go. We started with around 120 employees when we first integrated Cezanne, and that number has now more than doubled. The performance of Cezanne has remained effective and efficient with no visible signs of slowing down in performance. We have also uploaded the hard copy contents of over half our employee files and still, there has been no drop in performance. We do not operate within just the UK, but rather several offices throughout Europe and Asia, and Cezanne has been able to adapt to the different legalities of each country. Since bringing Cezanne on-board, we have been able to hand over much of the employee administration, to the employees themselves - change of addresses, contact numbers, absence management. We've also streamlined our performance management function to a completely paperless process. It has allowed us to hand over much of the day to day running of employee matters, to the Line Managers. It has negated the need populate multiple reports each month for our directors and senior management, as the data is available to them at the push of a button. We were able to tailor reports to individual managers and assign it to them personally. A very big help in itself as it has freed up a great deal of time for the HR department, allowing us to concentrate on other projects that there simply wasn't time to address before. Cezanne is very much a company that encourages customer feedback. They are keenly interested in ideas and suggestions and actively do what they can to meet the requests and suggestions wherever possible. The customer service and support is absolutely first-class. Issues (and user errors as is often my case) are addressed and resolved extremely promptly. Cezanne HR is definitely a software and a company that I would recommend.

PROS

Software is very straightforward to use with a great user friendly interface. Encourages a greater involvement on the part of the employee and the manager Some of the best customer service I have experienced. The team at Cezanne work with their customers to continually develop and improve the software. They really do listen to the voice of the customer. Has the ability to streamline many HR functions. Has everything - is an all-in-one solution

CONS

Were I to recommend one area of improvement, it would be the interactions available with some of the data on screen. For example, the ability to filter information on screen so that I can control the order in which I'm viewing it, rather than exporting it to an Excel spreadsheet. However, is is a very minor cosmetic point and as a whole I think the product offers huge benefits.

Ruth

Non-Profit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2023

Best HR product out there!

PROS

This system is so easy to use and intuitive. We went live about 2 weeks ago and our people love the system.

CONS

It would be good if the mobile app could be the same branding/colours as our dashboard, mobile version looks pretty bland.

Reason for choosing Cezanne HR

Did everything we needed it to, whereas the others didn't.

Reasons for switching to Cezanne HR

Existing system was quite outdated and no longer served our requirements.

Louise

Computer Hardware, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed February 2023

A basic HR system for smaller companies

This is a basic system. It's not fit for purpose as our business expands, but it holds basic information and allows employees to book holiday and record sickness.

PROS

The front dashboard can be adapted for employees, for example to link to external sites. There is the ability to customise some picklists such as absence reasons.

CONS

None of the screens can be tailored to suit our organisation, i.e. if a field is there it cannot be hidden or renamed, and new fields can't be created. When running ad hoc reports, often two or three will need to be ran to get all the data, and they will need to be manually merged together afterwards. There is no data change audit, so if and when HR make changes to an employee's record, no one can see exactly when that change was made, by whom, and what the data said before.

Vendor Response

Thanks for taking the time to review and feedback to us, Louise. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed the dashboard customisation that we offer to enable you to tailor experience for user access and also that our customisable picklists are handy for areas like Absence. With regards to field customisation, we do have functionality that allows you to re-label the majority of People-based screens and within a number of these screens we also now offer the ability to hide or indeed add new fields. Audits can be requested at any time from our Support team and we also have our People Summary reports, which allow you to find the last modified user and date for a record as well as merge different data sets together in a single report. Please feel free to reach out to our Support team who would be happy to take you through a review of any of this functionality into the system and hopefully help improve your usage of Cezanne.

Replied June 2023

Emma

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2023

Great, easy to use and does so much more than you think

I really enjoy using this, it is a pleasure to use. Set up is very straightforward and doesn't take too long, provided you give them all the information required.I would say I find things out as I go as sometimes you find the system does something you didn't know, which is great. I'm looking forward to implementing more of the modules.

PROS

I like the simplicity of the product. It is very easy to use and makes it easy for employees to use as well. You don't have to have any big training session with employees.All the information for employees is in one place, taking away the need for countless spreadsheets. The support for the system is great, if you can't find what you are looking for in the help section, then you can contact a member of the team and they are usually very quick to come back to you.I also like that there is so much more to explore and add on when you are ready to use all the features and functionality.

CONS

Sometimes when you are trying to change a person who has a team, you can get stuck in a loop of you can't change one thing, until you change another, but then it comes up with another thing to change. But that is usually when I contact support.

Reason for choosing Cezanne HR

Simplicity and value for money.

Vendor Response

This is such lovely feedback to hear Emma and we are so glad you've had such a positive experience using the system and dealing with the team, the feeling is very much mutual! :-) We are looking at some longer term enhancements we can make to enable reporting changeovers to be a little easier to process, however in the meantime we remain at your disposal to help with anything should you require assistance.

Replied June 2023

Louise

Management Consulting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2021

Excellent value for money with an excellent support service

PROS

The product has a very friendly user interface. The main thing with an HR system is that it has to be intuitive for the end user, so that they are not discouraged from using it. Cezanne is very basic to the end user, but allows the HR user to record a significant level of information and detail. The training is worth the investment; rather than using dummy data, you use your own data to introduce core information and then are trained using your own data. The training we received was delivered in a very calm and thorough manner, with constant check ins on our understanding. Like any software, it wouldn't be possible to implement without the training (unless you're experienced in doing so), but to make the introduction of our data part of the training not only helped consolidate learning, but saved us time later. There are certain back end settings I would not have even attempted without this. The import features allow you to import almost any data, saving significant time. The HR user interface is broken down in key areas. At first, you spend time looking for where certain functionality lives, but once you get used to it, it's fine. The support service is excellent; the answers are clear, with direction towards the Cezanne Help Centre for future where applicable, and the time to respond (even on a low priority) is short. The support team are helpful and friendly, and the Help Centre is detailed. There is also a feature for you to raise ideas for future development.

CONS

Sometimes searching for the right help article in Cezanne Help Centre can be tricky. We find the reporting functionality a challenge. To pull what it is you are looking for and create reports across different data sets isn't always straight forward, however we are yet to invest any of our training in this area. When an import fails, the error messages are not clear and sometimes you have to raise a support ticket to understand what the error message means. That being said, as I already mentioned, the support team are excellent.

Reasons for switching to Cezanne HR

We already had an off the shelf HR system with no ability to modify to suit our needs. In addition, we were looking for a system to manage performance reviews and objectives. Having the core HR functionality (people records, absence, document storage) plus this was a minimum requirement. What we have also gained as part of our longer term plans is the ability to improve our onboarding experience by adding the onboarding module, plus plan for the longer term strength of our teams with the career and succession planning module.