ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
Score 8.5 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
Paylocity
Score 7.7 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.
$2
Per Employee Per Month
Pricing
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClockPaylocity
Editions & Modules
Recruit
$95
per month
Onboard
$95
per month
Bundle: Recruit + Onboard
$135
per month
Paylocity
$2.00
Per Employee Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClockPaylocity
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClockPaylocity
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClockPaylocity
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
9.5
8 Ratings
18% above category average
Paylocity
7.6
191 Ratings
2% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.37 Ratings7.7155 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.87 Ratings8.0161 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.07 Ratings7.2128 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.78 Ratings7.5157 Ratings
Customized Application Form10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.78 Ratings6.6134 Ratings
Candidate Search8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.08 Ratings8.0173 Ratings
Collaboration10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.66 Ratings7.9177 Ratings
Reporting10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.7
386 Ratings
4% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.6358 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.0358 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.7325 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.5328 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.3290 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.6288 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.4249 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.0
382 Ratings
2% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.7370 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.2164 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.2238 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.4240 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.9368 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.0277 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.7171 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
322 Ratings
10% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.7292 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.2314 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.3229 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
388 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5376 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.5382 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.9310 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3258 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.2313 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.1
105 Ratings
10% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.1105 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
350 Ratings
9% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.9335 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.5340 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5211 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.0
317 Ratings
0% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.4315 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.7244 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
171 Ratings
8% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.7135 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.6155 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.3119 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.7164 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
213 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.2188 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2158 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.4194 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5198 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6163 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClock
-
Ratings
Paylocity
6.9
101 Ratings
14% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.567 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.886 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.490 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.073 Ratings
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User Ratings
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClockPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(8 ratings)
7.7
(407 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(29 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(17 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
6.1
(46 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ApplicantStack, from SwipeClockPaylocity
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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Paylocity
If you are an experienced payroll and benefits administrator that doesn't need a lot of technical support, the Paylocity system is great and certainly gets the job done. Payroll and tax support at Paylocity is lackluster and inconsistent, so if you are an organization needing a strong external partner in terms of payroll support, Paylocity may not be your best bet
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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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Paylocity
  • Alert us of any new state leave requirements and the applicable tax deductions.
  • Some customer service reps are incredibly knowledgeable and able to identify and fix issues instantly.
  • Paylocity has a lot of different modules that can be used to fit the organization's needs.
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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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Paylocity
  • Our payroll consists of many batches. There is a lot of moving back and forth once you enter too many batches as there is not enough room to view everything on the screen. It would be extremely helpful if the batch "bar" were wrapped to a second line so all can be viewed on the screen.
  • Third-party sick pay must be entered by January 3rd or thereabout. This does not allow enough time for the last statement of the year to be received from the taxing authorities and entered into the system. Amended returns and W2s are then required and incur a charge.
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Likelihood to Renew
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We gave an 8 rating because I believe there are simple improvements Paylocity could make that would make a world of difference in an admins every day work world. We will probably renew because we are already familiar with Paylocity and how it works. It would a huge change to bring in a different HR & Payroll system at this point
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Usability
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Paylocity is intuitive for the most part. There are a few areas that I click on more than once and it isn't the place I need to be, but I can usually find what I need quickly. The search feature is excellent. And, step by step instructions and videos make learning a breeze!
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Reliability and Availability
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Always I can work at 5 am or 10 at night to get all my work done so my associates can get paid well.
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Performance
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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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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Paylocity
The frustrations I have with Paylocity customer support are what drove me to leave a review in the first place so I can warn anyone considering purchasing this product. I really like the software and it has a lot of great features, but my complete distrust of their customer service has led me to rue the day I chose Paylocity to be our payroll vendor. For one thing, they are often slow to respond. That alone might be manageable, except even when I do get a response, half the time the answers are incomplete/not helpful, if not completely incorrect! Imagine waiting 90 days and paying thousands of dollars for a corrected W2 only for it to come back more incorrect than it was when you started, and not only that but they also made me question my sanity trying to convince me that they were correct when it was BLATANTLY wrong - and that's just one example! Sometimes you might be lucky to get a decent customer service rep using the chat help feature, but most of the time whoever you talk to does not seem to have any more knowledge of the system than you do. I am a patient person and I have a lot of grace for administrative errors (we're all human) but Paylocity customer service is consistently unreliable and sometimes unprofessional to boot. To their credit, the sales and implementation teams do seem really good. It seems like maybe they just can't retain good customer service reps. We've been through several account managers without ever having a good experience.
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Online Training
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
They have great training tools!
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Implementation Rating
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I would make sure you have a dedicated team at Paylocity to complete the implementation. We had staff from Paylocity quit and things were not completed properly. They dropped the ball so to speak on that portion of it. we have encountered multiple issues since then and are still not using the Time off tracking to its full capabilities.
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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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Paylocity
Those are the companies I've used in the past. I wasn't working at CNOB when Paylocity was chosen. But Paylocity is 1000 times superior to the two programs I used in the past! There are no secret codes for deductions or earnings; payroll registers are easy to read, and it's very, very user-friendly. And again, when you're stuck, customer service is always available right away with the solution.
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Scalability
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
It is simple to use and straight forward
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Professional Services
SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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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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Paylocity
  • Reduced errors on payroll and the ability to fix any errors with voiding/reissuing checks. I've been able to easily get money back on voided checks when employees enter the wrong banking information.
  • We can assess our budget a lot more accurately for each account based on our cost center locations.
  • We can communicate a lot easier with our employees through Paylocity.
  • We reduced a lot of paper usage.
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