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What Is Breathe?

Breathe’s award-winning HR software helps over 14,000 SMEs to streamline their everyday people-tasks and covers everything from holiday, sickness & document management to expenses, rotas and performance.

The software is GDPR-compliant & ISO27001-accredited, offering the highest level of data security. The system is also 100% cloud-based, making it easy to access from anywhere. 

Breathe have been part of the ELMO Software group since 2020.

Who Uses Breathe?

UK-based SMEs with up to 200 employees, free trial, competitive pricing per business, not per person. Effortless leave management, secure document storage, track and monitor sickness & absence.

Breathe Software - Employee Dashboard
Breathe Software - Employee Profile
Breathe Software - Employee Leave index
Breathe Software - ISO27001 Accredited
Breathe Software - Best Tech place to Work 2

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Reviews of Breathe

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

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

Find reviews by score

5
55%
4
39%
3
3%
1
3%
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 last year

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

Katie
Managing Director in UK
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Good overall

4.0 11 months ago

Comments: Mostly been good overall a few teething problems at all but this is expected with any system

Pros:

The majority of the system is easy to use both as an administrator and also for employees. If all information is entered correctly the reminders on the system are great as well i.e passport and visa expiry reminders. Booking time off / leave requests work well

Cons:

Documents and timesheets / time logs - not being able to have bulk upload functionality is really frustrating at times. The report functionality isn't great also. Not having version control and a log of version controls for documents as well is also annoying

Benjamin
Private Practice Administrator in UK
Medical Practice, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Intuitive and Effective

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: Very positive. From a user perspective I can't seen ay reason to change for something else.

Pros:

Very clear and logical layout, made it easy to track who was off when so making sure there were enough staff at any time was guaranteed. You could book off specific hours and periods, which is useful for appointments and carrying leave over, with no time getting wasted.

Cons:

We only used it for booking leave and tracking absence, and I couldn't imagine a way to improve it. Perhaps other features aren't as sound, but I can't comment on those.

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 4 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.

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

Great online HR system

5.0 2 years 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 ;-)