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Wave Payroll vs Zenefits Comparison

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Overview

Wave Payroll is a payroll management solution which enables small businesses to simplify & automate payroll processes, &...

Category Leaders

The Zenefits platform integrates all processes, apps, and tools needed, including payroll, HR, benefits, compliance, and...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

$

20

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

5

4

3

2

1

37

4

8

1

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
70%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

436

198

82

26

41

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
88%
would recommend this app

Pros

Wave Accounting is definitely one of the best companies for accounting, and their payroll app has really come out on top. It's easy to use, easy to learn, and the user experience is optimal.

AA

Ashley A.

I love that it is easy to use and figure out. Costumer service is helpful.

SK

Shannon K.

Overall the experience has been a great one, it has been reliable for the last year.

BN

Britta N.

Pros

Very user friendly has great features i use it daily and its easy to clock in and out and has all my important info stored.

Jillian C.

I love the onboarding and sales process. Every person I talk with at Zenefits is pleasant and understanding.

David E.

I also really appreciated all of the resources for HR handbooks, job descriptions, performance reviews, etc. Customer service was great, and really flexible with some of my out of the box requests.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

My biggest problem was customer support, very limited and useless. There is a hidden fee that is not mentioned which should be disclosed.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It is really ugly and you can't customize the features and the service, because it doesn't left you enough control over the payroll.

AM

Anyugel M.

They missed some notes about things we need to file and it cost us money and time.

KG

Kalman G.

Cons

The CSR sends the info to the tax team and I was told it takes over a month to process the missing 941. IN the meanwhile, I am getting nasty notices from IRS and am likely to have to pay penalties.

SV

Suresh V.

Mistakes are always made, but Zenefits tries to rectify and solve problems instead of throwing their hands up and saying it's too hard.

Tracy I.

As a user, I kept thinking what am I doing wrong, sat on hold for 3+ hours waiting for a rep, figured out a workaround only to find out it was a system issue.

LB

LAURA B.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review9 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review15 days ago

Key features

  • Total features17
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • COBRA Administration
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Job Description Management
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-State
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review Management
  • Policy Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features95
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • COBRA Administration
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Job Description Management
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-State
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review Management
  • Policy Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrationsN/A
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations75
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier