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Overview

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All-in-one HR & payroll software solutions that reduce time spent on administrative tasks, allowing you to return your focus...

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  • 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

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Pricing

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

855

5

4

3

2

1

453

278

81

24

19

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

4.3

966

5

4

3

2

1

459

382

101

12

12

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

Pros

It was nice that there were PPP reports created to help with the application as well as the forgiveness. They were very helpful while going through those processes.
I like that there are a variety of solutions to help with all of our HR processes. The system is user friendly and common sensical.
Our of the 4 payroll companies that we have used over the last 10 yrs, Paylocity is my favorite. The program is the easiest to use and the employees like it the best.

Pros

The ease of and accessibility of reporting and the self-service features for employees, including the always-expanding app, is wonderful.
It is user friendly and real time tracking which is awesome!!! Super easy to learn and teach.
I really like how robust the system is -there is so much that you can do to help drive efficiency and accuracy. I also like that is relatively intuitive to use for employee side.

Cons

If it weren't a hassle to switch systems, I would switch in a heartbeat. This is a terrible platform and I am unimpressed with the company as a whole.
It is hard to give negative feedback about a product that does more than one can fully comprehend. The report writer can be tricky if you are not familiar with how to use it.
The interface is terrible and they are making changes all the time. I have a rotating door of "account managers" and never get ahold of the same person twice.

Cons

Mgr was always complaining that she didn't find our notes. It was frustrating and caused ill feelings.
Too difficult to use and understand its set-up and costly, poor customer support to solve problems.
Implementation struggles and lack of cohesion between product team and implementation team.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review8 days ago

Key features

  • Total features105
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Background Screening
  • Batch Processing
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Boolean Search
  • Budget Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In/Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commission Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Expense Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • For Accountants
  • For Mobile
  • For Small Businesses
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Board
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Ongoing Performance Tracking
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Split Deposits
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Summary Reports
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features143
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Background Screening
  • Batch Processing
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Boolean Search
  • Budget Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In/Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commission Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Expense Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • For Accountants
  • For Mobile
  • For Small Businesses
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Board
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Ongoing Performance Tracking
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Split Deposits
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Summary Reports
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations124
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Workable
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations48
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Workable
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

User reviews that mention these apps

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Corina G.

Retail, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Paylocity

So good, selected a 2nd time

Reviewed 3 years ago

I first used Paylocity 10 years ago at a prior employer when we were changing our payroll system. When I left that company last year, we were still using Paylocity and happy with the services it provided. At my new employer, I was tasked with finding a way to leave a P.E.O. and researched several other systems before settling on Paylocity again. For the functionality and the pricing, Paylocity was very competitive for what we needed.

Pros

The features that Paylocity offers for an entire HCM system is very easy to use and implement.

Cons

It isn't always scalable. Some features that get rolled out are in the early stages making them difficult to implement all the time because the pieces desired are missing. We had originally planned to use the recruiting and applicant tracking system but it would take so long to set-up, it doesn't make sense to move from what we have been using that has so much of our previous history already available.

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Sarah N.

Machinery, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Paylocity

Best HCM software I've used!

Reviewed 3 years ago

This is the best HCM software that I've used compared to ADP, Sage Abra, Paychex, and PlanSource.

Pros

The ease of use is great, the software is so user friendly and easy to learn.

Cons

There are a couple of functionalities that I wish we had within the system and that the report write tool would be easier to use.