ApplicantStack by SwipeClock vs. Paycom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ApplicantStack
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
ApplicantStack is a recruiting software solution acquired by SwipeClock in January 2019. Users can post to job boards, manage candidates and onboard new employees with top-rated applicant tracking and onboarding.
$95
per month
Paycom
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Paycom is a core HR management software solution. It includes features such as talent acquisition and management, time tracking, and payroll management. It offers some automation capacities, particularly regarding payroll.N/A
Pricing
ApplicantStack by SwipeClockPaycom
Editions & Modules
Recruit
$95
per month
Onboard
$95
per month
Bundle: Recruit + Onboard
$135
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ApplicantStackPaycom
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ApplicantStack by SwipeClockPaycom
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ApplicantStack by SwipeClockPaycom
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
9.5
8 Ratings
17% above category average
Paycom
6.6
215 Ratings
16% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.27 Ratings7.0192 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.97 Ratings7.2189 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.07 Ratings6.5151 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.68 Ratings6.9175 Ratings
Customized Application Form10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.78 Ratings6.2162 Ratings
Candidate Search8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.08 Ratings6.6198 Ratings
Collaboration10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.66 Ratings6.1201 Ratings
Reporting10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
352 Ratings
14% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.2319 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.8305 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.9306 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.6307 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.9229 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.7265 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.7252 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
365 Ratings
6% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.9354 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.447 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.6304 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.9355 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.2291 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.9196 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
322 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.4308 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.4308 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.7255 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
365 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.8358 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.2361 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.6320 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings6.3172 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.7286 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
4.9
26 Ratings
45% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.926 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.2
313 Ratings
20% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.3307 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.4304 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings5.855 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.0
307 Ratings
12% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.3304 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.6263 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
5.4
177 Ratings
40% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings4.236 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings6.3164 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.835 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.4173 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
222 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.9205 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.7194 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings6.8198 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.2205 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings6.3183 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack by SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
34 Ratings
15% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.124 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.830 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings5.833 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings5.429 Ratings
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ApplicantStack by SwipeClockPaycom
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
ApplicantStack by SwipeClockPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(8 ratings)
6.7
(384 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(19 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.9
(49 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.9
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ApplicantStack by SwipeClockPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
SwipeClock
ApplicantStack is an excellent tool for managing applicants and recruitment efforts. It allows multiple users to access data and stay informed of the status of recruitment projects.
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Paycom
Paycom (Perry Watson) has been the most reliable one-on-one person that I, in 33 years, have ever had to work with. Paycom's platform is great, user-friendly, and easy to explain to employees who are not tech-savvy. Employees love the part where they get to see their check and approve it before they ever receive it. Our company is very different, and Paycom has helped me build a system where it is going to save time and money going forward.
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Pros
SwipeClock
  • Customized reporting
  • Customized workflow
  • Email triggers
  • Customized URLs apply links to track the source of candidates, with scraping capabilities for Indeed, LinkedIn and social platforms
  • Customized screening questions with scoring functionality
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Paycom
  • Customer Support- Jaco Lau and Jeff Sullins have been highly responsive to all of our needs and customizations
  • Customization capabilities - we have had to build an End-To-End performance management system that now fits and meets our needs
  • Functionality - the tools and intuitive use of Paycom makes for a great user-experience. Our employees are already embracing it and have expressed gratitude for moving to this new platform.
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Cons
SwipeClock
  • Could have additional choices of what job boards you can post to.
  • Ability to integrate to more ATS systems and Social Media Platforms.
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Paycom
  • Update alert system for employees. When and employee misses a clock in so he/she requests a missed punch correction, the alert saying missed punch will continue to pop up at the employee until a manager approves said punch request. It confuses employees and makes them think they didn't request the punch so they do it again. It should not keep alerting said employee if he/she made a change to fix it. If anything, it should alert the manager until said requests are approved and/or denied.
  • Provide the employees pay rate in the edit grid layout section of payroll
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Likelihood to Renew
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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Usability
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
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Reliability and Availability
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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Performance
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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Support Rating
SwipeClock
ApplicantStack support is outstanding. Any issue that I have ever encountered is handled within a day by their support team. There are very rarely issues that come up, and they typically stem from a user error, but the ApplicantStack team is always ready to help and solve the issues that arise.
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Paycom
Our TSR has been wonderful to work with. Every step of the
way he was quick to respond and answer any questions we had. I knew I could
reach him at any time (day or night) and he would be available to assist.
Implementing a new HRIS system is obviously a huge task and I contribute all
our success to our rep Kurt! Of course, with any implementation, there were
bumps along the way and issues. But I always knew we would work as a team to
get those issues figured out. Working in the Paycom system has been smooth and
easy to learn and I enjoy the employee self-service interface. Our managers
have had positive things to say and are all excited about the changes we have
been able to make to our organization due to Paycom being implemented.
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In-Person Training
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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Online Training
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
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Implementation Rating
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
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Alternatives Considered
SwipeClock
Applicantstack offered a high level of customization for us, at a price point their competitors couldn't touch. While it's got some room for improvement in reporting, we've been able to fill every gap with custom programming at an incredibly reasonable rate.
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Paycom
Paycom's customer service model surpasses ADP's by leaps and bounds. I went from spending significant amounts of time on the phone with ADP customer service to contacting my Paycom specialist on as needed basis. Paycom is also far more intuitive to use that ADP Workforce Now and I have much more control in the system than I did previously. Paycom's reporting capabilities are also outstanding in comparison to ADP's. The system as a whole is overall a superior product in comparison to what we utilized previously
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Scalability
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paycom
They are not able to meet our current needs
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Return on Investment
SwipeClock
  • We want to see more applications. Most months, it would be impractical to have all those papers on our recruiter's desk. I cannot imagine going back to paper after using ApplicantStack.
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Paycom
  • Saved time, 2 person HR department so time is limited. With reduced time for onboarding we have been able to focus on other areas.
  • Improved employee satisfaction- employees enjoy the ease of use of the system and the ability to use on their phones.
  • Reduced background check/drug screening costs- prior providers were absorbent in the amount we paid compared to Paycom.
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