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Paylocity Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.2

/5

846

Total features

100

13 categories

Paylocity features

360 Degree Feedback
401(k) Tracking
ACA Reporting
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications

Common features of Human Resources software

360 Degree Feedback
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Benefits Management
Calendar Management

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Functionality

4.2

/5

846

Price starts from

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Total Features

100

Unique features

  • Batch Processing

  • Ongoing Performance Tracking

  • Performance Review Management

  • Career Development

Functionality

4.8

/5

4.5K

Price starts from

3000

/user

Per year

Total Features

69

Features in Common

34

Unique features

  • Data Visualization

  • Manager-to-Employee Recognition

  • Audit Management

  • Nominations

Functionality

4.6

/5

5K

Price starts from

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No pricing info

Total Features

53

Features in Common

27

Unique features

  • Nominations

  • Gamification

  • Real-Time Updates

  • Rewards Catalog

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Alan B.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Paylocity simplifies HR and payroll administration

Reviewed 10 months ago

Paylocity allows us to centralize our human resources and payroll data, making management more simpler. Our efficiency and precision will both increase as a result of this. The unified system not only helps us save time, but also lowers costs.

Pros

Paylocity's user-friendly interface streamlines and automates HR and payroll processes for better management. Our platform provides streamlined processes and thorough reporting tools, guaranteeing effective administration and meeting regulatory benchmarks. Because of this, Paylocity is an essential tool for any company.

Cons

Paylocity's mobile app is currently more limited in functionality than the desktop version. If the app were upgraded and expanded, the user experience would be more in line with that of the desktop version.

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Pamela B.

Media Production, 201-500 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Paylocity is an agravating time clock and needs serious help and upgrading to actually be user friendly.

Reviewed 6 years ago

This tedious piece of tech has caused me a ridiculous amount of frustration just trying to accomplish a SIMPLE task that should barely be given thought during the working day. The whole point, I thought, was to make the experience seamless and help productivity. I am highly annoyed that my company chose Paylocity over the system we had previously, which I never gave a second thought, and mind you, can't recall the name of because it WAS THAT EFFICIENT. I am not the only person at my company who had had to make due with this sub par program. It needs serious work to make it actually function, and is not worth whatever my company paid for it.

Pros

I am not a fan of Paylocity at all, to be frank. I am an employee who has to use this unfortunate piece of software, and on my end...it's a hair pulling fest more often than not.

Cons

1. The fact that I have to SIGN in and then PUNCH in. If I had to do it only ONCE a day, it would be less of a bear. But I have to clock in and out four times. There is no idle clock timer or somesuch that can even be reset, so I have to slog through this redundant system four times every day. I love how going to "sign in" for my lunch break, that it has to sign me out first. ?? That's maddening. 2....

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Stephanie M.

Human Resources, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great HRIS System

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

User friendly, great reporting options.

Cons

The Performance Review setup is not very easy to manage

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Loni S.

Restaurants, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Paylocity is great!

Reviewed 10 months ago

Overall, we are very pleased with Paylocity. We've tried all the big ones (ADP, Paychex, etc) but have never had great experiences with those companies. Paylocity takes care of our every payroll need and reports tax information to the government accurately and timely on our behalf.

Pros

Paylocity makes processing payroll easy. I process payroll for 6 entities and Paylocity makes this an easy task by allowing data imports from POS systems for some locations and time & labor tracking within Paylocity for others. Additionally, all onboarding is done within Paylocity so no need for paperwork or saving employee legal documents outside of Paylocity.

Cons

Sometime customer service can be hard to reach for questions but they do eventually get back to you with resources.

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Katrina V.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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All HR processes can be automated using Paylocity

Reviewed 9 months ago

One-stop payroll processing for maximum convenience. It files payroll taxes and does the math automatically. It's also a great tool for getting new hires up and running. Because of how easily it can be done now, no special training is required.

Pros

Excellent service is provided to customers. Every time I've had to contact customer support, I've been blown away with the kind of service I've received. I've never had to wait more than a minute to get an answer to a query I've had.

Cons

There isn't anything about Paylocity that bothers me. Everything is explained clearly and in terms that a newbie can grasp. Those links to assistance are a big help. Additionally, navigating the menus and links is simple. Simple and obvious in its construction.

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Lillian G.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Using Paylocity, I can efficiently manage HR

Reviewed 10 months ago

The ability to set goals is Paylocity's strongest suit. It helps the user stay focused and accountable while also providing insight into the priorities of employees and how those priorities relate to the overall goals of the business.

Pros

I like how user-friendly the system is and how readily available the data about employees is for study. Another positive is that it may be customized to become your company's complete human resources and payroll solution.

Cons

Customer service has been frustrating and useless in the past, but we've now built constructive partnerships and are seeing better results as a result. The reporting is similarly mediocre but serves its purpose.

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Gary J.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Highly effective for human resource administration

Reviewed 10 months ago

Creating and delivering pay stubs for employees has been a breeze. I am able to keep precise records of my earnings, tax withholdings, and other perks because to this platform.

Pros

It was convenient to have all my resources in one location thanks to the consolidated platform. In particular, their payroll system stood out. Compensating and paying out employees, as well as keeping tabs on their deductions and perks, has never been simpler. It was really easy to create and send out pay stubs with only a few clicks.

Cons

It took some time to become used to the platform's interface. It took me a bit to learn my way around the platform and figure out how to utilize it effectively, but I'm now well familiar with all of its features and capabilities. It would have been more efficient to adjust quickly if we had been given more specific instructions or training.

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Darby N.

Information Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Decent and Convenient Pay Information System

Reviewed 24 days ago

Overall, I'd say my experience with Paylocity has been mostly decent.

Pros

I really enjoy being able to access the information that is on our portal, and the ease of going from one tab / section of the site to another. It is easy to get logged in from our portal and to use the system as well.

Cons

I really dislike the fact that there is a feature for preferred name and yet my company was not able to include my preferred name there alongside my dead/legal name, I am transgender, and this is something that is definitely deeply upsetting.

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Autumn A.

Higher Education, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Paylocity is a game changer

Reviewed 3 years ago

This software has transformed how we work as an HR team. Further, it has made day to day processes easier and put data in the hands of leaders quickly, where in the past both things would have been highly time consuming and often paper based.

Pros

Everything? We are using time and attendance, payroll, benefits administration, learning, surveys, applicant tracking, and onboarding. We also use data insights frequently. If I had to pick a favorite right now, it would be learning (the LMS), as we have used that a great deal over the past year of working and training as a remote workforce.

Cons

None that I can think of. When we have had an issue, the support team is quickly able to address the issue and we are always seeing system improvements.

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Lisa F.

Pharmaceuticals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to use, end users have been impressed

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The end user employees are able to take care of most questions and issues themselves through the Self Service Portal. Our semi-monthly payroll entry is simple. Like how the recruiting information for a new employee rolls over to onboarding and HR seamlessly.

Cons

There are some processes that aren't intuitive. For example, setting up HSA bank accounts for individual employees. The integration with our benefits software is a little buggy. There have been errors and I still have to go into our benefits system to make sure terminations and new employees are rolling over.

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Jen L.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Happy Customer

Reviewed 3 years ago

No system is perfect, but we are overall happy with Paylocity. They have multiple modules that we just keep adding on that make connecting with employees and having one system for multiple aspects of the business very easy.

Pros

Paylocity is easy to use for users. I love that the company is always improving the software and values feedback. Our account manager is always helpful. I manage payroll and Paylocity makes it very easy to complete and I love how there are so many things that integrate with the system. For instance, our 401(k) provider connects, as well as the benefits module.

Cons

The reporting is not very user-friendly for what we use it for, especially expense reports. But overall they are always making improvements and asking for feedback, which makes me hopeful that the reports will improve more.

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Karen P.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good HR and Payroll System

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, we are happy with Paylocity; however, there are a few things, like I mentioned earlier that seem a little behind the times.

Pros

I find the reporting feature to be robust because the reports available contain all of the information I need to report on. E.G., Date of Hire, Supervisor name, employee list, payroll data.

Cons

The paid time off balance information really needs to improve. Currently, employees don't see any accrued or used PTO until the next payperiod (semi-monthly). Employees would like to see their balance in real time.

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Anne A.

Machinery, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Paylocity makes HR processes painless

Reviewed 3 years ago

The integration of their modules make it easy to track employee participation and completion. I love having a digital record of all HR processes - compensation, performance reviews, training, tax documents, etc. Less paper in the employee file. The information is readily available to associate's who are able to ask relevant questions to HR.

Pros

I love the suite of integrated platforms. The work flow from Applicant Tracking to Hiring to Web Benefits. It all fits together and makes daily tasks so much easier.

Cons

It was a challenge to get the COBRA file information flowing to the carriers from Web Benefits. It is difficult to make a change to submitted time off requests. The entire entry must be deleted instead of allowing for modifications.

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Cheryl S.

Civic & Social Organization, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Paylocity our trusted partner

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall very positive. Implementation went very smoth

Pros

Comprehensive HRIS system. We use for payroll, benefits, onboarding and time & attendance. Mobile app is good.

Cons

I can't think of anything at the moment.

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Sharon M.

Legal Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Paylocity consistently meets our needs and provides support when needed.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I found HR & Payroll so unbelievably easy to use that we soon added the user friendly Time & Attendance module, later, the Expenses. We delayed adding Expenses because they did not yet have the Proxy setup. As soon as they got that going, which decreased the time we spent on expenses reimbursements by more than two thirds. When Covid shut our office down last March, I was so glad I was already established with Paylocity and had already begun to look into more features. We were able to quickly add Onboarding, Performance Management, and Benefits Enterprise, so we transitioned pretty seamlessly to a remote working. Impressions are a big hit with all of our employees. Great way to hand out kudos.

Pros

The thing I love most about Paylocity is having all the various modules that make my work life easier. We transitioned our payroll to Paylocity in 2015 because our service at the time did not have ACA compliance capability. The ACA compliance was the most important feature, and it continues to be something I rely on. We have since added many other features, all of which solve our business needs.

Cons

The one complaint I have about Paylocity is that I cannot impersonate a user. I don't know what users see on their screens and that makes it difficult for me to walk them through any processes, especially now that I cannot just walk over to their desk.

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Colleen K.

Libraries, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Paylocity rocks!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, it's great to have everything in one place and to have the different modules interact with each other. Much easier than previous products we've used!

Pros

I love the idea of having almost all of the aspects of my job in one place! For the most part, the software is easy to use. The Impressions in the Self-Service section is used by our staff for our annual awards, as well as, a way to say good things about your co-workers. Paylocity ROCKS!!!

Cons

Onboarding can be a bit difficult to use. I had to send the link 3 times for our last new employee because it wouldn't let her in. It's not as instinctual as I'd like.

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Tina R.

Hospital & Health Care, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Paylocity Rating

Reviewed 3 years ago

Time and Efficiency Savers: 1)We were able to go from a paper based evaluation process to an electronic based process with Paylocity. 2) We we able to go from a paper expense report to an electronic based process where the expense flowed automatically from employee to supervisor to their paycheck. 3) ACA reporting is handled by Paylocity. 4) Benefits Open Enrollment is now electronic with Paylocity....

Pros

1) You have a dedicated Account Manager. 2) I have worked with a few payroll companies during my HR tenure and Paylocity by far is the best product on the market. It is so user friendly. Employees love it because it is easy to use, it has a mobile app, and anything they need related to payroll and benefits is in one place. 3) Transferring from our old payroll company to Paylocity was an easy transition....

Cons

No Cons. I've used other payroll companies in the past, Paylocity far exceeds all of them.

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Ean J.

Accounting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic all in one

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, now that everything is set up and correct, we couldn't be happier with the system. It does everything we need, plus some, and it's an all in one portal instead of having to log into 5 or 6 different systems all the time. The employees love it also since they can access everything they need in one place as well.

Pros

This combines several different services together in one place. Recruiting, HRIS, payroll, timekeeping, and even benefit admin are all in one system. Using one database for all of these systems, there is no repeat of data entry, which lowers the opportunity for mistakes dramatically. The employees have access to their own profile and can make changes and view their paystubs and tax documents at their leisure. Getting rid of the multiple different service providers saved us a bunch of money at the same time.

Cons

Implementation of a new system always has its issues, but the implementation team for our job seemed a little inept. There were several mistakes made that took quite a bit of time (both my team's and their's) to fix.

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James P.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Payroll Management

Reviewed 4 years ago

In general, we’ve had a good experience with this software. Paylocity has worked well to meet the payroll needs of our company. IT’s been easy to use and helps us to quickly and efficiently take care of the employee timekeeping and payroll each week. Paylocity manages all of the direct deposit, payroll deductions, payments to tax agencies, insurance companies and garnishments, et cetera, so that we...

Pros

Once you get Paylocity set up, the interface to input employee information and employee time is pretty easy to use, and we have never had issue with any software “glitches”. Whenever there has been any error, it was because of garbage in, garbage out. Paylocity automates all the payroll processing, so as long as the correct data is input each week, the whole weekly payroll process is painless and mostly effortless. The software's reporting features are good, and offer plenty of standardized reports that fit our needs, so we're able to easily handle the payroll accounting with our small office staff.

Cons

Paylocity's support is OK, but could be better. We have an account manager that handles our account, and you have to call or email your account manager. If I need an explanation, or support with an issue, leave a message and have to wait for her to get back to me. Often it takes a lot of back and forth to get the issue resolved, usually days, not hours.

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Alex W.

Real Estate, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Good product, terrible support

Reviewed 2 years ago

Our team has lots of experience migrating large systems from one software provider to another; while these projects are always nuanced and challenging, we've never experienced the lack of support and integrity that we experienced with Paylocity.

Pros

The product is both well designed and executed. While implementation and support have been another story, the product's functionality and ease of use have been enjoyed by both our administrators and users.

Cons

Unfortunately, our organization had an extremely poor implementation experience. Like many, our industry has some unique payroll tracking and reporting requirements; however, through numerous meetings, Paylocity's salespeople and implementation specialists ensured the product could handle these requirements out of the box. With consultation from Paylocity's team, we scheduled over three months to implement...

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Collin E.

Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Solid Payroll Platform for Small to Medium Size Businesses

Reviewed 6 years ago

If you are a small to medium size business, this could be a great vendor for you. However, if you predict growing to a large enterprise level company down the road, it may be best to consider other vendors who can scale with you. In our experience, we outgrew Paylocity's functionality, and its system limitations caused us to move to another vendor. That is not to the fault of Paylocity however; I'm sure Facebook doesn't use Quickbooks!

Pros

Payroll platform is fairly robust compared to other systems targeting the small/medium size business demographic. Customer support and Reporting Suite is above average. I never had any problems with working with them at a company with around 150 employees. Cloud-based system is fast and nimble. Year end process was fairly painless. Can handle high-frequency payroll (we process weekly). Low processing time from pay period end to payday (Next day). Pricing is competitive!

Cons

The software is comprised as modules. Not an all in one solution out of the box. We utilized the HRIS and Payroll modules of Paylocity. I prefered the Payroll system over the HRIS, which seemed to be more of an afterthought. Implementation and support quality is not the best I've seen compared to other vendors. We ultimately transitioned to a larger payroll vendor with more robust functionality once our company grew to about 250 employees and do not regret it.

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Madison M.

Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Better than most HR Systems for the price

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I truly like using Paylocity and feel that it is much more user friendly for both employees and admins. I would definitely recommend Paylocity to my peers in HR.

Pros

I use Paylocity for onboarding, employee record management, benefits, payroll, reporting and status changes (LOAs, terms, etc.) Paylocity's features can do almost everything that an HR team would need, with only a few lapses that we hope they can improve. The service team is easy to reach and pretty knowledgeable/helpful. Additionally, I assisted with implementation of the product, and I feel that it was pretty smooth and easy to do compared to other HRIS's I've assisted with implementing.

Cons

There are only a couple cons with the software, which are really more of "nice to haves" rather than necessitates. One being that the system does not allow for bulk imports of certain information past implementation. We recently discovered we wanted to start tracking something in the system, and without the ability to bulk import it we had to enter everything manually. Additionally, there are random glitches that the service team is working to resolve, like issues with requesting time off on the App and tracking employee documents in the system. I hope that these issues will be resolved soon.

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Emily S.

Medical Devices, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to implement payroll software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Paylocity has simplified and streamlined our payroll process. After switching from another payroll provider, and paper and pen to record hours, it has been a seamless transition to Paylocity for our team.

Pros

Paylocity is intuitive and simple to use. Prior to implementing Paylocity, our team members used paper to record all hours worked. The switch to recording hours in Paylocity was seamless amongst our team members.

Cons

We didn't find any aspects of this software to be difficult to learn or use. If anything, I believe we could use more of Paylocity's features, such as applicant tracking and benefits management, as time progresses.

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Eric F.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Robust system, not the most user friendly

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have 100s of contractors who are managed separately from our full- and part-time staff. Paylocity enabled us to handle the different demands of both groups.

Pros

A very robust system. Keeps abreast of policy changes making it easy to consider options. Extremely function rich with many reporting options, sometimes to the point of fault in that it takes some training to become familiar with the system. Integration and customer services have both been excellent.

Cons

The system is not the most user friendly, but it adds functionality in place of user experience. For example, adding a new 401k/403b program took multiple calls with customer service to be sure everything was set appropriately. Same for HSA enrollment. The full product requires more than a basic level of technical proficiency.

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Sue G.

Financial Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall it has been a good experience and a good value for the price.

Pros

We are a small firm (10 employees), so we did not need a robust system to manage our current payroll. We were looking for something which would grow with us, so we wouldn't need to change systems. Paylocity offers many tools which we are not currently using, but will need in the future. It is very easy to run Payroll, Customer Service is timely in their responses and keeping the customer updated if an issue takes a little more time to resolve.

Cons

The connection to our financial software system, QuickBooks Online, is not intuitive. Even after a year and a half of using Paylocity, the connection is still not set up properly because the heavy lifting is done by the user. It would be helpful if Paylocity would take a more active role in setting up the link.