Founded in 1992, Octopus is a UK-based provider of online HR software designed for organisations with 10 to 2000 employees.


Acorn House
Straight Bit
Flackwell Heath
High Wycombe
Bucks HP10 9LS

0333 939 0113


Clients include:

Capital Law
Wedlake Bell
Pets Corner

Octopus HR Software combines core HR, compensation and employee benefits information in a modular, web-based HR system that can be accessed anywhere or from a mobile device.

The company was acquired by Iris Software Group in 2016, which also owns Cascade HR.

Product modules:

  • Recruitment
  • Payroll
  • Performance
  • Expense
  • Timesheet
  • Training

HR departments can run real-time reports on the workforce and managers and employees can manage their admin and reporting tasks.

Product features:

  • Reporting
  • Absence
  • Mobile access
  • Company handbook
  • Read and accept
  • Total Reward Statement

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