Paycor Perform Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Paycor Perform

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

4.36/5 (1,502 reviews)

Paycor Perform overview

Paycor Perform 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 Perform Time 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 Perform’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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Paycor Perform reviews

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Tami Wilcox

Payroll, Attendance Tracking & Benefits Made Easy!

Reviewed 2015-02-19
Review Source: Software Advice

It's hard to pick out a single thing. The ease of the payroll processing is so nice. I really like that I can access the employee record from the pay data grid. This gives the ability to view an employee's earnings and deductions, figure out what might need to be adjusted, make the adjustment right in the pay data grid, and recalculate the check! The time and attendance is a great tool for tracking time off and scheduling different leaves for our staff, and it's easy to make a change to the reason or day if needed. The HR piece of Paycor has simplified things for me in that I have changed our benefits to an online enrollment (fabulous). I've utilized the forms and documents section for a central location to refer all employees to, and the company news lets me put time sensitive materials on there. Paycor has been very easy to work with and extremely helpful. I like having a specialist for each piece of the product; I can call and present my problem without having to be passed to five different departments. They are prompt in resolving my problem and very courteous.

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Tami Wilcox

Not just the product, the employees care!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-25
Review Source: Capterra

Paycor has exceeded my expectations time and time again. The customer service is fantastic! Having a dedicated specialist for each application makes things so easy when I have a question. This saves time on having to ask the question and risk being transferred to someone else. My specialists are always so kind and helpful, they are very patient and do all they can to help me. Paycor is also a company that listens to the customers. Not all companies have the same needs but with Paycor you have the ability to make suggestions for changes and they really do monitor these and make changes. Every quarter they have updates of things they have changed or improved. It is nice to have a company that strives to make it customers jobs easier. The software itself is easy to navigate and use. I have found the reporting feature to be of great value. I have several reports that need to be customized, this includes the order of the columns, adding formulas and sub-strings, to detailed employee information. My specialist helped me create a report for our workers compensation audit which saved me over 8 hours of work! I have also been able to customize reports that I need to run once a year, it is so nice to just be able to go in an hit "run report" and it's done. Paycor also saved me a lot of time and concern last year with the 1095 forms. My specialist worked with me to ensure all the information was correct and then Paycor took care of the rest. What a relief that was, I didn' t have to worry about missing any deadlines or mailings. If you aren't using a payroll provider or you are looking for a different one I would strongly encourage you to contact Paycor as they are definitely a top notch company!The ability to run custom reports, the ease of the software

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Alison Betten

time saver and very user friendly!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

I have greatly enjoyed the features that Paycor Perform has to offer. Using this system, I have been able to save hours of work every week in my processing of payroll and maintenance of employee records. The system is easy to understand and navigate. Our payroll specialist has always been there to help answer questions and guide us through new processes. I also love all the reporting options that are available. I can customize and share reports with others in my department. I also love that I can schedule reports to run and e-mail out. The HR module has greatly helped streamline our benefit and and HR management. Employees are able to view and manager their own profiles, which again saves a lot of time. Overall, I have been very happy with Paycor Perform and the benefits it has provided to our company.Ease of use, accessibility, integartion between modules and some options for customization

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Dione Jarboe

Paycor Perform is my first system of this type

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-21
Review Source: Software Advice

Aside from the following issues, I've had some very friendly & helpful service. I do not have other experience with programs/companies like this to compare functionality/quality so it is really difficult for me to discern some of the ratings. 1) Some people in the same departmental/hr vs t&a vs payroll areas do things differently so if your rep is busy and doesn't respond to your e-mails for a week, a new person does not understand some of your functions. 2) I've had trouble with my reporting features not providing correct information and it worries me that there might be even more higher priority type items that are also not reporting or working correctly. 3) The two sides are not cohesive, such as calling someone a manager on one side and a supervisor on the other. I like that you can make them two different people, but calling them different names is confusing. Almost always receive friendly helpful service. There are many options for customization. Mostly an easy to read and use interface.

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Jennifer Smallwood

Great Customer Service!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-26
Review Source: Capterra

The online Paycor platform is user-friendly and intuitive. Anyone who has worked in any type of payroll environment would find the platform easy to navigate with very little instruction. There are features that I do find to be superior to ADP, the payroll service I have previously used. I like how the employees are organized and the ease with which I can navigate from employee to employee. I also like the payroll process itself and how pre-post reports are available much more quickly than similar reports were available to me when using ADP. Finally, and most importantly, the customer service\support is far superior to ADP. With ADP, there was a customer service line to call and you would be routed to the first available representative. Sometimes you would get a very helpful, knowledgeable person. However, sometimes you wouldn't. And you would never get the same person twice, even if you had to call in again regarding the same issue. So, you would have to waste time either explaining again or giving the rep your case number to look up and wait while they review case notes. And they were not allowed to provide their direct contact information; you always had to call the main number and take the representative you got. But with Paycor, you have a dedicated representative that you can reach via e-mail or phone. This saves so much time for everyone because they already know about your business and your payroll and can help quickly and easily. Also, if an issue you have had before arises again, you don't have to explain it all over again to a new person. I have only been working with Paycor for about 4 weeks now and I am already completely satisfied with my experience.Ease of use, intuitive, presentation of database information

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Paycor Perform pricing

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Paycor Perform features

Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Recruiting Management
Reporting & Statistics
Time & Attendance Tracking
Time Off Requests

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Activity Tracking (164 other apps)
Customizable Branding (200 other apps)
Data Import/Export (192 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (160 other apps)
Third Party Integration (200 other apps)

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#16 in Human Resources (HR)

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Additional information for Paycor Perform

Key features of Paycor Perform

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