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Overview

Category Leaders

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

Category Leaders

One place to run your global workforce—from payroll and expenses to devices and apps.

  • 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

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Pricing

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No pricing info

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

Starting from

8

/user

Per month

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

User reviews

4.3

841

5

4

3

2

1

445

273

80

24

19

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

4.9

3K

5

4

3

2

1

2.7K

194

26

10

21

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
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

We also appreciate that they are always moving forward with additions and improvements. This company is truly innovative and the best option out there today.
I love that Rippling makes payroll fun, with easy to use features to download documents, see paystubs, and fun design quirks that always bring a smile to my face.
Great product at a great value. Our transition from our previous product was seamless and changes are easy to make within program.

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

Rippling did not file my quarterly taxes and failed to pay federal taxes on payroll for a few staffers. I have been financially penalized by the government.
At this moment there are no aspects of this software that I dislike.
I have since transitioned to a new payroll provider that has had zero issue doing both those things correctly. Yet, I'm still being charged for Rippling despite them not doing their job correctly.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review14 days ago

Key features

  • Total features100
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Access Certification
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Accounting Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Automatic User/Device Recognition
  • Background Screening
  • Batch Processing
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Sync
  • 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
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Database
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deduction Management
  • Deployment Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Endpoint Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Expense Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • For PEO/ASO
  • For Small Businesses
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Historical Reporting
  • IT Reporting
  • Identity Federation
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Move/Add/Change Options
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multi-State
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Ongoing Performance Tracking
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Policy Management
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Update/Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Security Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Access Request
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Sign On
  • Software Management
  • Spend Analysis
  • Summary Reports
  • Synchronization Scheduling
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unified Directory
  • User Management
  • User Provisioning
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Wireless Internet Access Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Workforce Management
  • Workstation Tracking
  • Total features195
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Access Certification
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Accounting Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Automatic User/Device Recognition
  • Background Screening
  • Batch Processing
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Sync
  • 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
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Database
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deduction Management
  • Deployment Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Endpoint Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Expense Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • For PEO/ASO
  • For Small Businesses
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HR Metrics Library
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Historical Reporting
  • IT Reporting
  • Identity Federation
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Move/Add/Change Options
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multi-State
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Ongoing Performance Tracking
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Policy Management
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Update/Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Storage
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Security Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Access Request
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Sign On
  • Software Management
  • Spend Analysis
  • Summary Reports
  • Synchronization Scheduling
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unified Directory
  • User Management
  • User Provisioning
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Wireless Internet Access Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Workforce Management
  • Workstation Tracking

Integrations

  • Total integrations123
  • 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
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations277
  • 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
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

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Financial Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Rippling

Finally an easy HR platform!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, no complaints. I came from a company where we used Paylocity and that was a nightmare. Night and day compared to that!

Pros

The thing I like most about Rippling is the ease of use. As a UX designer myself, I really appreciate that with Rippling, it's clear that thought has been put into the user flows and the site's hierarchy.

Cons

Not much comes to mind, honestly. I do wish that on mobile, it would show your working time without any unpaid breaks, the way it does on the web app.

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Allison B.

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Rippling

BUYER BEWARE!!!! Improper benefits administration, auto-approves 7 days before paydate

Reviewed 2 years ago

ABSOLUTE WORST PAYROLL PROVIDER I've ever used. Had no idea my state's attorney general has an open investigation.

Pros

The dashboard is user friendly and aesthetically pleasing, but the product itself does not work. Compared to ADP, Paylocity, Quickbooks Payroll, and Paychex... it doesn't offer anything of greater value.

Cons

I would give 0 stars if I could. Improperly managed my organization's benefit deductions. Made false promises and fixed nothing. As a result, stuff under-paid their benefits by thousands of dollars. Worked with "customer support" for 6 months without resolution. There is no live support or tech support. If you can somehow get a live person in a chat, they will just send you "help" articles rather than answering your questions. They also withdraw payroll 7-10 days before scheduled pay date and place the payroll money in their own account to collect interest. If you want to change your payroll 5 days before pay date - forget it - your staff will get paid on the following Monday.

JM
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Jackson M.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Rippling

Excellent HR Management Platform

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Our company recently switched to Rippling and it's much easier to use than the previous HR platform we used, Paylocity. It's easy to add time to time cards, request vacation time, take onboarding classes, fill out employment paperwork; it does everything.

Cons

Mobile site could be formatted better, otherwise fine

KC
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Kennedy C.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Rippling

Great tech product!

Reviewed a year ago

Great!

Pros

Ease of Access. It is great when I am on the go to be able to get on the app and look up different things. My old company had Paylocity and it was very confusing and a headache every time I had to use it.

Cons

Not able to see company holidays on mobile app

MC
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Matthew C.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

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Rippling

Clean and Intuitive

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I love the look and feel of the system. It is very easy to navigate, both as an administrator and user. I love how quickly things can get done. Processing payroll, importing time, etc. is quicker than any other system I've used (Paylocity, Workforce Now, QB Assisted).

Cons

Implementation was a bit difficult and time consuming. But once completed, well worth the slight struggle.

GQ
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George Q.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Rippling

5-star review for Rippling

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I really enjoy using Rippling as SSO, viewing my paychecks, requesting time off, getting to candidates in Greenhouse that I'm interviewing, and selecting benefits. I've only ever used Rippling and Paylocity, and they don't even compare. Rippling is extremely easy to navigate and is user-friendly, and I especially enjoy the little art pieces on each paycheck.

Cons

There aren't really any cons that I've noticed from using Rippling.