What is COMPOSE?

COMPOSE is a compensation management software solution that is built to manage the administration of variable pay programs, including merit, bonus, short-term and long-term incentives for employees. This solution intends to help businesses execute complex pay programs while integrating with existing ERP, HRIS, HCM, and financial systems. 

With COMPOSE, businesses will have access to customization and configuration tools which can be used to help meet unique business needs, such as budget requirements. Adaptable features include capabilities to create customized grids/templates with the intent to reduce manual work and calculation inaccuracies. Personalized customer service and support, via phone or email, is also available with this solution. C...


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Web browser (OS agnostic)

26 Reviews of COMPOSE

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.81 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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3

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April 2019

RoseAnn from Avis Budget Group

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Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

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

April 2019

Compose

Compose gave the company the ability to handle very complex incentive plans that integrated with our HRIS system. The product functionality is exceptional and the customer service and client relationship for salary planning, incentive planning and stock planning is the best that I have found. The software is customizable for each company and you are not forced with a standard out of the box tool. The integration team is well versed in compensation and are beyond helpful at any hour of the day during our planning season.

Pros

It was very important to find a system that could handle our complex incentive plans as well as our annual salary planning and stock planning programs

Cons

Would have liked more expansive ad hoc reporting.

October 2020

Sheldon from Franklin Templeton Investments

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Franklin Templeton - Sales Implementation

Great management and implementation team to work with. Very reasonable and very flexible to accommodate our needs. We would recommend Decusoft.

Pros

Our Global Total Rewards Team had decided on Decusoft COMPOSE as a replacement platform for PayReview. This made the choice clear for the Global Sales Team to work with Decusoft on the Global Sales Compensation Product Replacement. The ease setup and implementation along with data sharing among the two applications were key features.

Cons

Some of the features with Decusoft COMPOSE needed to be built out to fit the Global Sales Compensation business needs. Although - these features were not part of the core product offering - they were built out in a timely manner and to specification.

Reasons for Choosing COMPOSE

COMPOSE was already in use across the Franklin Templeton enterprise and well supported.

September 2020

Michael from Magnetar Capital LLC

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2020

Great Service Team!

Pros

The service team is very flexible in accommodating our firm's unique compensation structure within the system. We've been able to track and report on a number of different types of compensation elements with various payment rules.

Cons

We've found it a bit difficult to navigate the security setup, though the service team has done a great job in getting us set up.

October 2020

Judy from Tyco

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Security and Investigations

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

October 2020

Even better than building your own

I've implemented both home-grown systems and off-the-shelf compensation planners in three Fortune 500 companies. Compose was the best software and the best support team I've encountered. From a functionality perspective, there was no request I made that Compose could not accommodate. In many ways, implementing Compose was like building an in-house custom system except that the team working on it had years of experience doing so and it cost significantly less. We launched Compose to managers two months after our first design meeting with all of our requirements addressed -- something that could never have happened with an in-house build. Once we went live, the support we received was outstanding. When we had a problem, we could simply call our implementers and fixes/changes were made within hours. Knowing that we would be able to handle it if something went wrong made the planning process much less stressful for the Compensation team. This level of support is not something I've found with any other vendor before Compose or since.

Pros

As a complex, global company, we had requirements for our compensation planner that other systems just could not meet. Compose was able to meet all of them -- any calculation, any bonus plan design, any business rule.

Cons

We implemented an older version of Compose which looked a lot like an Excel spreadsheet. The look and feel of Compose has since been updated and is much more modern now.

August 2020

Dan from Yum! Brands

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2020

Compose has been a great partner to work with

The systems ability to conform to the bonus plans designed by each of our brands was very helpful. The conversion team was great to work with. They jumped in and learned our system and then worked to determine the best way to implement our process into their software. It is very adaptable and has the ability to calculate bonuses several different ways. Each of our brands are able to be open and creative with the ways they want to incentivize their employees. This has been a productive partnership that I hope will continue.

Pros

The system is configurable and has been able to accommodate any challenges we have brought to Compose. Our support team has been great to work with, very responsive, patient and willing to offer suggestions when we not sure the best way to handle something.

Cons

Like all new software, there is a learning curve and along the way we have suggested some improvements based on the way our data is sent over and how we need to use it. The support team has been willing to listen to us and implement any changes they can.