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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

Unless PeopleStrategy has made improvements to the quality of support they give their users as well as the system they support there is no situation in which I would ever recommend them to another HR professional. I'd prefer to save them the headache and hassle that I wish someone had provided us.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Payroll Relief
8.7
PeopleStrategy
4.0
Pay calculation
Payroll Relief
7.3
PeopleStrategy
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Payroll Relief
9.1
PeopleStrategy
Direct deposit files
Payroll Relief
9.1
PeopleStrategy
Salary revision and increment management
Payroll Relief
9.1
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Reimbursement management
Payroll Relief
9.1
PeopleStrategy
Support for external payroll vendors
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Human Resource Management

Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
4.5
Employee demographic data
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employment history
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
3.0
Organizational charting
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Organization and location management
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Employee Self Service

Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Update personal information
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View company policy documentation
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
10.0

HR Reporting

Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Report builder
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Pre-built reports
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Payroll Relief
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Pros

Payroll Relief

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Payroll Relief

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

  • The administrator support was very inadequate. There was no urgency in the responses we received and they were generally very unhelpful.
  • The customization for our company was lacking. There was no way to make it appealing to view.
  • The reporting tool was very poorly designed. When running reports the only option that worked sucessfully was to run a generic all encompassing people report and pair it down in excel based on the data you were trying to extract.
  • No user information was provided when changes were made to specific fields in the HRIS side so when one person changed something there was no way to identify later who the change was initiated by. This made it very difficult to be able to identify quality issues.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Payroll Relief

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Payroll Relief

  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

  • Duplicate work had to be done in order to make sure data had been saved
  • Third party linking for payroll was inadequate and sometimes didn't transmit accurate information up to and including pay changes, address changes, W4 updates, etc.
  • The process for benefits annual enrollment took 6 months to prepare outside of the normal negotiations that occur with our vendors. After the implementation had been done the reporting we had to create was inaccurate which required us to double check everyone. It was time consuming and very counter productive.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Payroll Relief

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Payroll Relief Editions & Modules

Edition
First Year Cost$14951
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)$20001
Pay per Payroll$356.951
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

PeopleStrategy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

PeopleStrategy Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
PeopleStrategy's pricing model is comprised of two primary components: a Per Employee Per Month fee for system usage, maintenance and support and a one-time Implementation fee that ranges from $20 - $35 per employee. Both components depend on the modules selected, the complexity of the setup, interfaces required, etc. There are optional capabilities offered through 3rd parties which are priced separately. For companies that select to use PeopleStrategy's brokerage services, a personalized quote will be provided.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief
8.2
PeopleStrategy
1.0

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