What Is Breathe?

At Breathe, we offer time-saving software that helps SMEs put their people first. So far, we've created two easy-to-use systems one to simplify HR admin and the other to manage staff rotas.

Developed in-house, both systems are designed for businesses with up to 250 employees and are super-simple to use. Ditch the spreadsheets and time-consuming paperwork and discover a better way of managing your people. Start your 14-day trial today and see how Breathes intuitive products can help.

Who Uses Breathe?

UK-based SMEs with up to 250 employees, free trial, competitive pricing per business, not per person. Effortless leave management, secure document storage, track and monitor sickness & absence.

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Reviews of Breathe

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
53%
4
44%
3
3%
Sally
Sally
Director in
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Great HR platform for growing businesses

5.0 7 years ago

Comments: 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.

Rachel
CEO in UK
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great online HR system

5.0 7 months ago

Comments: Great - have used a few online HR systems in SaaS businesses with teams deployed both at home and in office; this is great for managing all we need to, easily and quickly

Pros:

ease of use and visual display is great; easy to see individuals, teams and broader groups, wirh notification settings easy to set up and amend. Good for containing - securely - necessary data.

Cons:

We have set up 2FA - this is more my issue than Breathe's and I guess it's important, but boy, it's irritating ;-)

Shahul
Shahul
Accountant - Client Services Team Manager in Sri Lanka
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A Great Human Resource Software

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: It's a very useful software which helps for the HR management and leave tracking purposes. Not only that it can be used for personal goal setting and training activities too.

Pros:

It has the option to track our goals and maintain our qualification, training , and learning which help us to keep our records up to date. In addition it has an easy process to apply for the leave and track them and get the approvals. Further the organization chart will provide the details about the organization and the relevant person whom the first tier employees need to contact for their leaves

Cons:

The way how the organization chart presented need some updates

Mike
Data Protection Officer in UK
Nonprofit Organisation Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Functional HR System

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: It is a good basic tool for Employee records, but getting data back out can be cumbersome

Pros:

It is relatively simple to navigate the system and complete tasks quickly using the it's basic interface

Cons:

It needs updating. There is no drag and drop functionality, integration with Office 365 or CRM and data cannot be exported en masses.

Dan
Commercial Director in
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Simple, efficient, cost saving and value for money

5.0 7 years ago

Comments: 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.