15 years helping Canadian businesses
choose better software

What Is Zoho People?

Zoho People lets you manage all your HR and benefits programs from a central locationmaking it easier than ever to attract, retain and reward top talent. All while reducing costs, saving time, and integrating and aligning your HR efforts with the rest of your organization.

Who Uses Zoho People?

Zoho People is an integrated HR Software solution designed to cater to the needs of small, medium and large businesses. Monthly plan starts at $1/employee/month.

Zoho People Software - Zoho People Attendance

Not sure about Zoho People? Compare with a popular alternative

Zoho People

Zoho People

4.4 (244)
US$1.50
month
Free version
Free trial
108
1
4.1 (244)
4.4 (244)
4.1 (244)
VS.
Starting Price
Pricing Options
Features
Integrations
Ease of Use
Value for Money
Customer Service
$15.00
month
Free version
Free trial
173
155
4.3 (2,849)
4.2 (2,849)
4.0 (2,849)
Green rating bars show the winning product based on the average rating and number of reviews.

Other great alternatives to Zoho People

Xero
Top rated features
Accounting Software
Invoice Creation
Profit/Loss Statement
When I Work
Top rated features
Employee Scheduling Software
Mobile Access
Online Time Tracking Software
BambooHR
Top rated features
Employee Database
HR Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Ramco ERP
Top rated features
No features have been rated by reviewers for this product.
Factorial
Top rated features
Employee Database
Payroll Management
Payroll Reporting
Wrike
Top rated features
Configurable Workflow
Dashboard Creation
Single Page View
Breezy
Top rated features
Applicant Tracking Software
Candidate Tracking
Recruitment Management
ADP TotalSource
Top rated features
E-Verify/I-9 Forms
Payroll Management
Self Service Portal
Sage People
Top rated features
360 Degree Feedback Software
Employee Database
Self Service Portal

Reviews of Zoho People

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Oladipo
Oladipo
Content writer in Nigeria
Verified LinkedIn User
Broadcast Media, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Zoho People Review

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Excellent

Pros:

Zoho People is a software that offers complete and total HR services for organizations with all its amazing features such as document management, time-off management, employee database management, payroll integration, employee self-service, etc. Zoho people can be used in the various industries that exist all over the world. Industries like I.T. Media/Advertising, Finance, Healthcare, and Education. This software has a free mobile application that easily works on Android and iOS devices. I so much enjoy using Zoho People as it also offers a free trial version for new users who might want to test its capabilities for just 30 days.

Cons:

No single fault is displayed yet, it performs all its functions excellently.

Mashucul
Director in UK
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Best feature list for HR software

5.0 8 months ago

Comments: Very good reliable feature rich and great value for money

Pros:

This one application can pretty much do everything you need for people management. Its LMS module alone is worth over $5/month if bought as a separate application from another provider. The app is very responsive and reliable which again is a massive feature as some HR softwares have a web version but not an actual app. Best of all Zoho has a family of products so those other apps are of use to you hen Zoho One which is all their apps is very good value for money

Cons:

Biggest cons are that it is not a HR software in the absolute sense of the word because it has no payroll feature outside of India and although it is feature rich implementation is difficult. Zoho deliberately have poor support so you are forced to use their expensive third party partners who will help set it up to your requirements. I used someone from fiverr which is a lot cheaper but the issue with that is they go AWOL after a few weeks and you have to find someone else

Suresh
HR Manager in US
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Zoho People - The Best or Nothing

4.0 last month New

Pros:

First, I like the performance management features The software makes time tracking easy and it comes with employee scheduling features It is a great human reosurce management software that is very helpful and well equipped

Cons:

With Zoho People, there hasn't been much complaints as it handles well.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

As usual with ZoHo - A good idea that's not working out

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: (I ran out of room in the "What did i like least) section.. so I'll continue here) The many many times I contacted support they were very slow to respond, unhelpful, and more than a little condescending... Many times I wound up skipping customer support and contacting the sales representative who was trying to get me to use the software (he was financially motivated to help me) Overall - Zoho People is an unrefined, difficult to use and poorly supported piece of software. I wish it weren't so! But.. alas...

Pros:

There's a lot of conceptual things to like about zoho people - as with most Zoho products out there (And believe me.. I have tried just about all of them) There are a lot of great ideas.. Zoho promises the ability to track time, integrate with Zoho projects, track and measure performance, create employee profiles and in short manage every aspect of your employees. As i'll describe below - these things don't actually pan out the way they should. Since I have to pick one thing I like most about this software (That isn't theoretical) I would say it's ability to (almost) easily integrate with other zoho platforms - notably the various messaging systems

Cons:

Zoho People is like every other Zoho software I have ever used - Too good to be true. What makes most of the zoho software so attractive seems to stem from two things... 1. The price is always fantastic 2. The marketing team is clearly miles ahead of the development team (in other words, it looks better than it is) With specific regard to Zoho people.. to start with, you definitely feel like you need to be a developer to set it up. They have pretty extensive support documentation but it's often out of date - and at least a half dozen times I went to the documentation and found it was missing the specific problem/issue or feature I was trying to figure out. Zoho people uses a lot of labels for things that aren't adequately explained which oftens leaves the user thinking that they are doing one thing.. only to find out they aren't. An easy example is that you can have employees, or users - and sometimes employees are users, but not always.. I wish I could tell you more about it but honestly I have no idea what it means. If you manage to get any pieces of this software set up, you will find that the functionality is more limited than planned. It doesn't integrate well with things like projects and it always seems to be lacking that ONE feature you really needed.. (for me, it was project task time tracking)

Katie
Co-owner in UK
Retail, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Solid and Dependable HR Solution for Our Retail Business

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Zoho People has been a very dependable and well-performing HR tool for our retail business. We were able to set it up and sync with our other tools very easily as we're already using some of the other Zoho tools and the native integration doesn't take much time at all to set up. Other than that, all the modules are very well thought out and have a lot of advanced features that save you a lot of time, and it very rarely has performance issues like bugs and whatnot. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an online HR tool.

Pros:

As a small business, we were a bit concerned as to whether we'd have to pay way over budget to be able to implement a product like Zoho, but compared to most of the other tools we evaluated, Zoho offers very reasonable plans for small businesses like ours which has helped us reap the benefits without having to wait until we hire a couple dozen more people.

Cons:

It's a bit confusing when you're just beginning to use it. It would be good to have better onboarding to learn it quicker and help us explore new ways to use it compared to us discovering stuff on our own.