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Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS

Great for a mid-size company, great for OFCCP documentation, multiple users friendly. Might be a challenge in a larger environment where there is a more built out, streamlined process in place unless there was a specialist to set it up exactly to the needs of the organization and the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

I am a CPA working in private industry. I have utilized payroll software for over 30 years. I have utilized in-house software and have outsourced both to Paycom and ADP. By far, Paycom is the best payroll software I have ever used. I first learned of Paycom from a colleague about 8 years ago. I implemented Paycom at my previous place of employment where there were approximately 120 employees. I never regretted the decision. I am in a smaller organization now with approximately 25 employees. The company had payroll software as a part of their specialized accounting software. It was awful. I implemented Paycom about 8 months after I joined the organization. The functionality and ease of use are just very good. Your support services are also very good. I can't speak to how Paycom works in a very large company, but for small businesses, it is second to none.
Lee Ann Tipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avature ATS
8.3
Paycom
7.6
Job Requisition Management
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
7.7
Company Website Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
7.2
Job Search Site Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
7.8
Customized Application Form
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
Resume Management
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature ATS
8.0
Paycom
7.1
Candidate Search
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
Applicant Tracking
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
7.5
Collaboration
Avature ATS
7.0
Paycom
Task Creation and Delegation
Avature ATS
3.0
Paycom
Email Templates
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
User Permissions
Avature ATS
9.0
Paycom
Notifications and Alerts
Avature ATS
8.0
Paycom
8.1
Reporting
Avature ATS
8.0
Paycom

Human Resource Management

Avature ATS
Paycom
7.9
Employee demographic data
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.0
Employment history
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2
Job profiles and administration
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.4
Organizational charting
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.5
Organization and location management
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.1

Payroll Management

Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2
Pay calculation
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Avature ATS
Paycom
6.6
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.3
Direct deposit files
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.9
Reimbursement management
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.9

Leave and Attendance Management

Avature ATS
Paycom
8.5
Approval workflow
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.7
Balance details
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2

Employee Self Service

Avature ATS
Paycom
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Avature ATS
Paycom
9.1
Update personal information
Avature ATS
Paycom
9.0
View company policy documentation
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.6
Employee recognition
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.1
View job history
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.4

Asset Management

Avature ATS
Paycom
4.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Avature ATS
Paycom
4.6

HR Reporting

Avature ATS
Paycom
7.1
Report builder
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.9
Pre-built reports
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Avature ATS
Paycom
5.4

Onboarding

Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2
New hire portal
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.6
Manager tracking tools
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.8

Performance and Goals

Avature ATS
Paycom
5.9
Corporate goal setting
Avature ATS
Paycom
4.0
Individual goal setting
Avature ATS
Paycom
7.5
Line-of sight-visibility
Avature ATS
Paycom
4.1
Performance tracking
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2

Performance Management

Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2
Performance plans
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.0
Performance improvement plans
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.0
Review status tracking
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.3
Review reminders
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.6
Multiple review frequency
Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2

Succession Planning

Avature ATS
Paycom
6.8
Create succession plans/pools
Avature ATS
Paycom
9.2
Candidate ranking
Avature ATS
Paycom
6.8
Candidate search
Avature ATS
Paycom
5.8
Candidate development
Avature ATS
Paycom
5.3

Pros

Avature ATS

  • Search capabilities - ability to pipeline top talent.
  • Communication with hiring managers in the hiring manager portal - resumes/notes don't get lost in email and are always accessible to anyone involved in the hiring process.
  • Ability to customize - we've been able to change work flows for different needs, and different business groups as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • PAF's: I no longer have to remember to make changes in payroll. PAF's make the changes for me! Payroll day has become much easier!
  • Checklists (HR): We no longer use a checklist in word or excel to remind us of all of the tasks that need to be done when we on-board, off-board, have a life change event, etc. Checklists make life so much easier!
  • Validating Payroll: The warnings that are given when we process payroll take all of the guesswork out of ensuring payroll is correct.
  • Timecards and Punch Change Requests: Our team is empowered to make changes to their own timecards (with supervisor's approval). This has cut down on correction times incredibly!!!
  • Support: This is my favorite thing about Paycom. From the minute we started the transition process to this very day, our TSR, Specialist and Account Executive are incredibly responsive and helpful!
Margie Reed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avature ATS

  • Easily over-engineered. While it's great to be able to customize, there are times where there are too many choices.
  • Would like to see it integrate better with our HRIS system.
  • Still a lot of manual steps in the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Secure uploader response when submitting items here.
  • Ability to schedule a background check from the applicant's page. The option is there but the feature does not work.
  • Option to withdraw assigned survey.
  • There is no email notification option when assigning performance goals and performance reviews. I would like to be able to notify the employee that this action item is in their queue by sending an email when assigned and/or they should get a notification in the EE view (indicated by the bell in the top right corner of their home screen) that they have an action item to complete.
  • Setting up performance reviews are a little complicated to navigate to ensure all items are connected and tied together for the employee to view on their end and also that they populate in the Talent Manager's queue. Great feature but not easy to navigate even with the help of our account specialist.
Quinika Qualls | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.0
Based on 8 answers
The initial experience with Paycom was so bad that we decided we won't be renewing anything with them and will be terminating our business relationship mid year. Issues with the implementation, the support we receive from the implementation team and the production team has been just awful and it just doesn't meet our expectations nor what we were pitched during the sales meetings.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 8.3
Based on 14 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 7.5
Based on 51 answers
I was asked by the client and very willing to assist. Paycom and its people have been wonderful as a vendor to us. We are very thankful to have the ability to use their system. Paycom will be our payroll vendor now and into the distant future as we do not see any way another vendor could replace them.
Scott Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 6.4
Based on 1 answer
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 5.9
Based on 6 answers
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
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avature ATS

Avature is much better than OpenHire! OpenHire didn't give us the ability to share resumes or notes through the system and was very complicated to keep track of candidates that applied to multiple jobs or duplicate candidates. Was also very archaic in the interfacing and usability. Avature gave us many more options to customize our system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

We were using BambooHR, Workable, and Lattice before switching to Paycom. All of them were great software, but we switched to Paycom to accommodate our anticipated growth and reduce the number of separate HR software our employees were using. Bamboo, Workable, and Lattice have fantastic UX/UI and many "extras" that make their product stand out for the specific HR element they cover, but for us, it made more sense to switch to an HRIS that was more scalable. Paycom lacked in some ways in comparison, but in most instances, it can do everything each software does separately equally or better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 5.5
Based on 1 answer
They are not able to meet our current needs
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avature ATS

  • Ability to be more efficient in hiring, leading to faster hire times
  • Easier to keep clean data for OFCCP or AAP audits
  • Spend a lot of time altering or changing workflows/process/manually moving things along
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Now, I am good at handling expense management, my employees can send me the receipts about any travels and stays and I process the cash flow with just one click by confirming through its tracking feature.
  • I always remain updated about the latest requirements, about the empty slots, and about the new hiring.
  • It is time saving platform.
Emily Fasano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avature ATS

General

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

Paycom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS
8.0
Paycom
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS
Paycom
9.0

Usability

Avature ATS
Paycom
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Avature ATS
Paycom
9.1

Performance

Avature ATS
Paycom
8.2

Support Rating

Avature ATS
Paycom
7.5

In-Person Training

Avature ATS
Paycom
6.4

Online Training

Avature ATS
Paycom
7.3

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS
Paycom
5.9

Scalability

Avature ATS
Paycom
5.5

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