Payroll Relief vs. Meta4 PeopleNet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Payroll Relief
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Payroll Relief is payroll processing software for accountants, from AccountantsWorld headquartered in Hauppauge. Payroll Relief automates actions like direct deposit, tax payment, tax filing, and electronic child support, boasting 100% calculation accuracy, and also supports batch processing of payroll and check printing, to minimize data entry.
$1,495
per month
Meta4 PeopleNet
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Meta4 PeopleNet is an all-in-one integrated HR Solution providing Core HR with personnel administration, total talent management, compensation management with payroll, as well as workforce management (time and attendance, analytics). Meta4 is a Cegid company (acquired late 2019).N/A
Pricing
Payroll ReliefMeta4 PeopleNet
Editions & Modules
Pay per Payroll
$356.95
per year
First Year Cost
$1495
per year
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)
$2000
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Payroll ReliefMeta4 PeopleNet
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
Payroll ReliefMeta4 PeopleNet
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
8.7
1 Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
1 Ratings
Pay calculation7.31 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.11 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.11 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.11 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
1 Ratings
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
2 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Onboarding
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Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
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Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
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Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
User Ratings
Payroll ReliefMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Payroll ReliefMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
AccountantsWorld
Payroll Relief can be customized to work for just about any business. Electronic tax payment and e-filing services are not available in all states so the system may be less appropriate in jurisdictions where there is a lack of automation on the back-end. This lack of automation can be overcome by a payroll processing provider that has good internal processes and an understanding of how to handle their clients' filings/payments directly with these unsupported states
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Pros
AccountantsWorld
  • Payroll entry and approval is simple
  • The system supports unlimited pay types so it is easy to customize the system for our clients
  • The system automates the filing of most tax forms and W-2s
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Cegid
  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
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Cons
AccountantsWorld
  • The site navigation can be confusing.
  • The system lacks HR functionality. There is no automated employee onboarding option. PTO can be tracked but there is no way for employees to request time off from their employee portal.
  • Payroll processors do not get a dashboard showing a list of payrolls that are scheduled to be processed each day like some other systems do.
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Cegid
  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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Support Rating
AccountantsWorld
No answers on this topic
Cegid
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
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Alternatives Considered
AccountantsWorld
Payroll relief is more customizable and easier to use than some other systems we have reviewed. The fee structure is better suited for our client base as well.
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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Return on Investment
AccountantsWorld
  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
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Cegid
  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
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