Advanced Cloud HR vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Advanced Cloud HR
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
OpenHR from UK company Advanced is a complete human resource management system (HRMS). Integration with OpenPeople, the vendor's payroll processing system, presents a complete automated HR solution.N/A
Paylocity
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.N/A
Pricing
Advanced Cloud HRPaylocity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Advanced Cloud HRPaylocity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Advanced Cloud HRPaylocity
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.6
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Paylocity
7.8
979 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data8.01 Ratings8.5926 Ratings
Employment history10.01 Ratings8.2894 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings7.9831 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.01 Ratings7.6845 Ratings
Organizational charting7.01 Ratings7.1776 Ratings
Organization and location management7.01 Ratings7.8757 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings7.6648 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Paylocity
7.6
805 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings7.9718 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings7.5767 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings7.5599 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.6
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Paylocity
8.4
968 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information6.01 Ratings8.6942 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings8.7959 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.01 Ratings8.1763 Ratings
Employee recognition10.01 Ratings8.3680 Ratings
View job history10.01 Ratings8.4816 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
6.7
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Paylocity
7.1
887 Ratings
7% below category average
Report builder10.01 Ratings7.1848 Ratings
Pre-built reports6.01 Ratings7.5864 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data4.01 Ratings6.7538 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
4.5
1 Ratings
56% below category average
Paylocity
8.2
831 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal4.01 Ratings8.4825 Ratings
Manager tracking tools5.01 Ratings8.1652 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Paylocity
7.5
452 Ratings
9% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings7.5348 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings7.6415 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings7.5304 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings7.5418 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Paylocity
7.4
574 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans6.01 Ratings7.3514 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings7.3435 Ratings
Review status tracking8.01 Ratings7.4527 Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings7.6532 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.01 Ratings7.6438 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.3
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Paylocity
7.4
284 Ratings
7% below category average
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings7.0191 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.01 Ratings7.3231 Ratings
Candidate search10.01 Ratings7.6257 Ratings
Candidate development10.01 Ratings7.5206 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
6.6
1 Ratings
17% below category average
Paylocity
7.8
545 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings7.9457 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.01 Ratings8.1480 Ratings
Publish to Social Media4.01 Ratings7.8374 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.01 Ratings7.8455 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.01 Ratings7.2387 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings8.1499 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts4.01 Ratings8.0500 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
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Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
954 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6928 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.4456 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5684 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.4648 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0924 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2737 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0459 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
288 Ratings
5% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.4288 Ratings
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Advanced Cloud HRPaylocity
Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Advanced Cloud HRPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(1049 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(95 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(65 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(87 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(40 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(9 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(10 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Advanced Cloud HRPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
Advanced
Advanced Cloud HR helps to solve problems with diversified magnitude and changing needs of an organization, the ones which are faced by the HR department obviously. This tool is a simple solution to most of the challenging HR tasks like leave application, Training tracking, Career progression, and many others. This makes it enough solution to cater to all the existing and futuristic HR problems.
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Paylocity
Well-suited, just all the different components that you can buy to go with it. It's really endless. We were just going to add the expense payment feature and we're really excited about that so it's going to make it a lot easier, but the options are endless.
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Pros
Advanced
  • Robust employee problems addressal.
  • Self accessible admin tasks.
  • Employee reporting is very easy.
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Paylocity
  • Provides the majority of our data for our employees and reporting in one software product.
  • Once setup; the Onboarding feature makes bringing in new employees very smooth while collecting and completing all compliance information from the candidate themselves.
  • Performance Module with Journals provides a good platform for documenting positive as well as disciplinary events.
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Cons
Advanced
  • User interface and navigation.
  • Ready training material not available easily.
  • Could add employee feedback functionality.
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Paylocity
  • No, I know they're working on implementing it so that we can control our own GL that I'm looking forward to. That is one thing that I feel like has been missing, so I'm happy to see them addressing it.
  • We went through a couple of different service reps, but that's been my only issue. The problem is a couple of the service reps.
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Likelihood to Renew
Advanced
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Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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Usability
Advanced
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Paylocity
I find Paylocity to be almost too robust so that its functionalities are sometimes too complex to use. Sometimes it appears that they don't get a user's experience and keep a software developers mindset which doesn't always work well with users that are not at their technical level of expertise. A perfect example is the way the payroll dashboard USED to look compared to the recent update
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Reliability and Availability
Advanced
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Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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Performance
Advanced
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Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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Support Rating
Advanced
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Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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In-Person Training
Advanced
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Paylocity
I didn't have in-person training, but I'm sure it was just as great as any other training/assistance Paylocity provides. Paylocity customer service is always available. You never have to be on hold and their answers are always accurate and timely. Documents in the help section are helpful as well. My in-person training was conducted y one of our employees who was involved in the initial set-up and training of all employees. She was excellent.
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Online Training
Advanced
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Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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Implementation Rating
Advanced
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Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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Alternatives Considered
Advanced
This is a cloud-native application and it's very easy to implement and deploy across multiple platforms. This makes it a go-to tool for many organizations. However, the above-mentioned tools are no way less. They are the market leaders in the HRM department and are already established, players. But considering the price tag, they carry on license Advance Cloud HR is absolutely a no-brainer choice for organizations looking to get value for money.
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Paylocity
I did not select Paylocity. It was in place when I joined the company, but I did select ADP for my previous company. Paylocity is difference is the customer service and the account management support. We did not have that level of support at ADP.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Advanced
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Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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Scalability
Advanced
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Paylocity
You have an account manager assigned to you on a daily basis but that person is barely available to you
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Professional Services
Advanced
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
Advanced
  • Excellent purchase considering the problems that the tool can address.
  • One stop solution to all the major HR activities.
  • It has the capability to enhance and adapt to changing Employee related data challenges.
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Paylocity
  • We are very fortunate. We're a nonprofit organization that handles the donations of a university. So we are well-funded and so we've never had to make decisions just on money. We want to be fiducially responsible, but we don't just want to take the lowest scholars. So we look just like with our people, we look at different elements, different criteria for what we're doing and we always find that if we choose quality, the ROI will come out in the end and it does, it has .
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