Paycor Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


All-in-on HR solution with HCM, payroll & timekeeping

4.36/5 (1,922 reviews)

Paycor overview

What is Paycor?

Paycor is an all-in-one, cloud-based human resources (HR) platform which includes tools for managing recruiting, onboarding, employee records, time & attendance, benefits, payroll, tax compliance, and more. Solutions are available for small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, and nonprofit organizations.

Paycor allows users to create recurring employee schedules, control labor distribution and costs, and manage any exceptions, such as unapproved time cards and overtime alerts. Multiple time tracking methods are supported, including biometric readers, badge terminals, web browser time clocks, and mobile punching from employees’ smartphones. Employees can also view their schedules and request time off from their phone or web browser, and managers are given access to vacation and sick leave balances when approving requests.

Paycor’s payroll software includes tools for managing tax calculations and filing, 401 (k) data, workers’ compensation, pay stubs, W-2s, and 1099s, electronic child support payments, and more. Employees can login to update their contact, tax, and direct deposit details, with administrators notified automatically. The HR and benefits administration solution enables online open enrollment or a range of employee benefits, performance review management, and company document sharing, and also includes a library of HR document templates.


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Overall, Nimbleschedule has been great

Reviewed 2016-01-18
Review Source: GetApp

For a while now, the ability to track coverage for our EMS staff was a bit scattered. We never had problems with the actual scheduling -- we have a set schedule that pretty much never changes -- however it was becoming increasingly difficult to track when one person was covering for someone else's shift. It became a game of texting, guessing and questioning who was covering for whom." It was getting confusing and needed some serious help. Being a small town volunteer organization, we don't have a lot of money to spend. So finding an inexpensive solution that was also very easy for some not-so-tech-savvy people to use was key. Nimbleschedule fits the bill perfectly. I am very surprised at how many of my members actually use it. Though I do have a few items that I wish were different, overall Nimbleschedule has been a wonderful tool for our service.

*Fairly easy to use - One you get a hang for what certain features do, it is very easy to use and a schedule can be set up pretty quickly. I can do a year's worth of scheduling for a dozen people in about a half an hour. *The app and web consoles are both very easy to interpret - Adding people to the schedule means I have to pay for them to use the app, whether they use it or not. The app and website are so easy for them to use, I am surprised how many of them say they actually use it regularly. *Lots of customization - I love all of the information it allows me to enter about my staff. The ability to turn certain notifications on and off for each individual is great too. It is completely customizable, which is great. *Announcements/SMS texts - Group texts are great, but can get messy when everyone starts replying. The announcements feature has been great. I use it to let people know about large span schedule changes, training opportunities and general housekeeping notes. The extra $1 per person per year is completely worth it for everyone to get a text when I post a schedule change or announcement.

*Inability to turn certain features off - Since our service relies on coverage, we cannot just request time off. The shift needs to be traded. I wish I could turn off the "request time off" feature so that it doesn't get used at all. *Positions do not automatically update - I have several members licensed at an MFR level. Last year I had 1, and this year will have more who's license will increase to an EMT-Basic level. When I change their position in their profile, it does not automatically update on the schedule. I may be doing something wrong, but the only thing I have found I can do to get them to show at their new level is to delete their schedule and re-enter it. *Inability to create overnight/multi-day shifts - This is probably my biggest drawback about Nimbleschedule. Admittedly we have some pretty weird schedules. Most of my shifts are overnight and all-weekend shifts. The weekend shifts span 60 hours, and overnights are from 6 PM to 6 AM. As it stands now, in order for a shift to accurately span multiple days on the schedule, multiple shifts need to be created. It would be very helpful to be able to enter dates as well as times for shift start and end times, so that I am not creating 12 different shifts (4 different shifts (Fri night, Sat, Sun and Mon morning) for 3 people) for every weekend.

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Danielle Naig

Stuck with disappointment

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-06-24
Review Source: Capterra

I am very torn. I do like the system and feel like there are a lot of functions to take advantage of, however because the customer service is so poor I can not get help to utilize them to the full extent. Also I am disgusted by their billing department, I don't understand why I cannot get answers on what I am expected to pay for and why it changes each week. I honestly want to look for something different, but I feel stuck since we just went through the transfer last year. I have 150 employees and I don't want to put them through another change so quickly. I would change if I could and I would not recommend this to anyone. This is my last hope to try to get someone's attention, 4 months ago I expressed all my frustration with the sales people and was hopeful for some change, but nothing has changed.

I really like the payroll function of the software, it is very easy to set up and run payroll. Also the user side of things is very simple and available in Spanish.

Billing is inconsistent and uninformative, you ask questions and cannot get a direct or clear answer, I think it is very fair to be asking what I am paying for. Which then leads to the other worst function for this company which is customer service, I have been working on a billing question about delivery fees for over a month now, I have now had to ask 3 different people which include the sales people that sold me on Paycor. I have been working on getting a user simple access to review our time cards and it is taking 3 weeks now. I called the support team, they told me it was fixed (it was not). I then created a case number by reaching out to through their support email, a week later I had to follow up with another phone call and they told me they had not even started working on this, so I had to sit on the phone for an hour while they worked on it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Sara van der Giessen

Mostly positive experience with NimbleSchedule

Reviewed 2015-10-15
Review Source: Software Advice

In general, I am very happy with this product as the person putting together the schedules! It is easy to see when requests are put in, and it is nice that our nurses can easily pick up shifts and we do not have to deal as much with filling in open shifts. It is very helpful that we cannot double book an employee - I'm sure that has saved me countless times. I have had a good experience with Nimble for the most part.

Occasionally when our employees look at the month view of their schedule, the program switches days and patient accounts. This is the biggest flaw we have encountered. It is also sometimes a pain to enter shift times, though that is becoming less of a hassle as I am becoming more comfortable with the program. On holidays, it is great that they are all entered so we cannot forget what day the holidays are, but I have found that the system also blocks out all employees as "unavailable" on every holiday. This has caused some confusion and made those days a little bit harder to deal with. I have also noticed that it is possible to double book a shift - something that we have to watch for closely but it is also helpful when we are setting up mentor shifts where we actually intentionally double book! One last thing - it is hard (depending on account label colors) to print visible calendars.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Great app to be on the top of payroll related information

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-21
Review Source: Capterra

Gives me easy quick accessory anything related to payroll and employees information if need it. 24/7 access on the phone

Easy quick access to vacation sick hours, paystubs, employees information of need it. Very user friendly app.

So far I love it, only our hr department time to time can't keep up to update, but That has nothing to do with the app

Response from Paycor

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! It is great to hear that Paycor is easy to use. Have a great day!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kathy Murphy

Best Payroll System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

Our company was using ADP when I joined in 2016. I started looking for a new service immediately. Paycor is extremely user friendly. Managing employee records is faster, you can access reports quickly. Customer Service is outstanding! Very knowledgeable and friendly group of account specialists. Also the implementation process was smooth and I felt very prepared when we went live.

Ease of use, functionality, payroll processing made easy and reports options.

While there are a ton of topics not everything in the HELP too not everything is to find. Once you do find what you are looking for there's a how to video which is helpful. I don't think it's easy to navigate the help guide. I also find that setting up new earnings/deduction codes could be easier.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Paycor pricing

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Paycor features

Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal

API (518 other apps)
Activity Tracking (263 other apps)
Customizable Branding (298 other apps)
Data Import/Export (288 other apps)
Employee Database (284 other apps)
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Third Party Integration (350 other apps)

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Additional information for Paycor

Key features of Paycor

  • Tax management
  • Tax form printing
  • Calculation approval
  • Payroll scheduling
  • Recurring schedules
  • Configurable rules
  • Tax compliance
  • ACA solutions
  • E-verify integration
  • Announcements & company document sharing
  • Mobile functionality
  • 'What if' scenarios
  • Audit trails
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic deadline reminders
  • Biometrics
  • Charting
  • Compliance & requirements
  • Customizable workflows
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Employee management
  • Employee portal
  • Employee self-service
  • History tracking
  • HR management
  • Accident & injury management
  • Company asset tracking
  • Labor management
  • Learning management
  • Manager self-service
  • Payroll services
  • Configurable security levels
  • Pre-screening
  • Progress tracking
  • Real-time analytics
  • Records management
  • Safety management
  • Social media & job site integrations
  • Timesheets
  • Training administration
  • Workflow management
  • Dashboards & alerts
  • Employee development
  • Employee time clock
  • Availability management
  • Benefits management
  • Labor distribution tracking & reporting
  • Overtime tracking
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Scheduled reports
  • Recruiting & hiring
  • Custom fields
  • Customized email & standard response templates
  • Scheduled emails
  • Applicant tracking
  • Deductions management
  • Historical trending
  • Customizable job descriptions
  • Online open enrollment
  • Employee background checks
  • Physical asset tracking
  • Vacation accrual tracking
  • Document archiving
  • Reporting & statistics
  • ACA reporting & tracking
  • Deadline tracking
  • Access control
  • Performance review management
  • Document sharing
  • Self service portal
  • Time off requests
  • Customizable time entry
  • Onboarding
  • 401(k) tracking
  • Administrative reporting
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• Mobile punching allows employees to clock in and out using their phones, and a range of time clocks can be integrated with the system, with support for biometric readers, badge terminals, telephone, and web browser clocking.

• Employee performance can be managed, with users able to create and conduct performance reviews, manage transfers, and track promotions.

• The employee self-service portal allows employees to request time off, new hires to upload their information before onboarding, and administrators to communicate important news with employees.

• Paycor’s applicant tracking system allows users to view analytics and status changes in real-time, with configurable workflows and approval routing.

• Charts and reports can be generated to give insight into historical labor trends, total compensation per month, employees paid per month, compensation by department, and average length of service, and users can also schedule reports to run automatically.