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Paycor Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Paycor product 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.

Key benefits of using Paycor

• 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.

Typical customers

Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported


Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base

Training options

In Person
Live Online

Paycor features




Total Features127 11 categories

Most valued features by users

Self Service Portal
Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Third Party Integrations
Employee Database
Customizable Reports

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  • Likelihood to recommend8.41/10
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Best option for the price- I have looked all over and Paycor was by far the most affordable. I wanted as simple as possible and this was perfect.


Iwa S.

I like having the ability to customize reports, this saves me a lot of time. I also like the ease of the software and the great customer service Paycor provides.


Tami W.

Overall I think it is a great business solution and time saver. The information captured and stored is very helpful for reporting and I am able to instantly generate useful information.


Jennifer S.

Tracking and paying our Contractors/Consultants/1099NEC’s is still not working after several weeks and has cost us much money, stress, confusion, frustration and time.


Mike P.

Lack of customer service, lack of follow-through from support staff to set up system, missing major components of software, lack of response when requesting assistance.


Shirley V.

Our "senior" implementation specialist was awful and did not fully set our system up.


Lauren B.

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An okay system for employees

Reviewed 4 months ago


Zontrey T.: My name is Zontrey, and I'm the technical director at a local church, and I would give Paycor...

Paul S.

Implementation manager

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees

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Love payday

Reviewed a year ago


Speaker 1: My name is Paul. I'm an implementation manager at a manufacturing company and I give Paycor...

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We are a 1,200 person company with many global offices. Newton was a perfect fit for our needs.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Recruiters now have more time to seek optimal candidates as they need less time in the platform to post jobs, schedule interviews, interact with hiring managers, etc. Newton does a great job in blasting out our job postings to the various job boards and tracks where our leads are coming from. Our job seekers have a much easier time with applying for jobs and since our business hires at over 40 locations internationally, having a simple job application process is key for getting applicants who do not speak English as a first language. The job listing integrates seamlessly into our company web site. All good!


Our previous job posting and applicant tracking system was quite old and the user experience for both recruiters and applicants was far from ideal. Newton greatly simplified the job posting process by integrating with Outlook for interview scheduling, allowing mobile feedback from hiring managers (so that they did not need to enter the platform if they did not want to), and having dashboards which...


The main thing that we did not like was that the analytics dashboards and tracking were all Flash-based, but that was updated in the most recent platform update, so now our recruiters do not have to worry about Flash plug-in issues. Otherwise, we are quite happy with Newton.

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Great payroll software

Reviewed 6 months ago

I used Paycor for two years for payroll and time reporting. The system did very well. I would have stayed with them if their HRIS was better.


The time and attendance and payroll functionalities are fantastic. Easy to use for both admins and employees. Robust reporting features. Employee profiles easy to use. Able to track 401k loans by setting goals.


HRIS features were not as robust as other platforms. Document storage was a big downfall as uploads were only saved by date of upload. No customization at all. There was no ability to create electronic workflows for setting up/terminating access when multiple roles (HR, IT, Payroll, etc.) had parts to play in the process. My other dislike was my rep changed multiple times and I was not informed of the change. I would send emails with no response; finally call customer service (which took up to 2 hours to reach someone) and then to be told my rep changed.

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Great tool for HR and payroll needs

Reviewed 2 months ago

This tool is great for all the payroll processing and I thoroughly enjoy using it. Moreover, the time-keeping element of this tool is pretty great and beneficial for us. Apart from this, their customer service support is great. They are always available and responsive to all the concerns plus they are always asking users to give them feedback which makes users more comfortable and confident with the software.


It is widely known for delivering modern and intuitive payroll management solutions. We have been using this tool and get amazing services. I believe that this software is a very powerful tool and the analytics facilitate thoroughly in terms of all the reporting involved. It is the best payroll system for keeping track of all the HR and timekeeping hiring information. The tool has a very responsive user interface due to which we always find very beneficial as it solves any discrepancy there and then only.


Now moving to the cons of this tool then personally I felt that formatting of reports can be pretty challenging with this platform. It actually doesn’t look too easy as it actually is.

Vendor response

Thanks for the thoughtful review Aliya. Paycor's history is rooted in payroll and service. Though the years, we've added product depth and expertise in time keeping, talent management and analytics. We grow with you! Our customers have a significant voice in our product roadmap. We love your feedback and your ideas!

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Mostly positive experience with NimbleSchedule

Reviewed 6 years ago

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...

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My personal review of Paycor

Reviewed 15 days ago

This has been a wonderful experience using this product I highly recommend


This is such a great product and it gives the employees access to their accounts and getting their pay stubs when needed etc


The only con is with any software out there security risks.

Vendor response

Robin, thanks for sharing your insights on your Paycor experience. Paycor's product is designed to help you with employee engagement - from workflows to mobile functionality to data access. Keeping your organization's data secure is a top of mind for Paycor too. Much success to you!

Paycor FAQs and common questions

Paycor has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Paycor supports the following languages:

Paycor supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone

No, Paycor does not have an API available.

Paycor integrates with the following applications:
Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, Global Shop Solutions, Shift Admin, BerniePortal, OutMatch, NOVAtime, Tanda, Employee Navigator, VCS, Certify AP, Glassdoor, UltraShipTMS, GoodHire

Paycor offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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