Axonify vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axonify
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Axonify is a frontline enablement solution used to maximize the productivity of workforces. Axonify states they use brain science and AI to drive knowledge retention through bite-sized microlearning and daily intelligent reinforcement. Embedded two-way communication and feedback ensure staff is engaged, informed and connected to HQ, no matter the scale of the organization. Guided task management shows employees exactly how to put their training to use, every single day. And to ensure staff…N/A
Paylocity
Score 7.8 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
AxonifyPaylocity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AxonifyPaylocity
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
AxonifyPaylocity
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
7.8
10 Ratings
5% below category average
Paylocity
-
Ratings
Course authoring8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library7.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal8.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content7.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration6.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning6.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
872 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5822 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2802 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8739 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6751 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1688 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8671 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5575 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
859 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6835 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3395 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5603 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3571 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0833 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2660 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0410 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
721 Ratings
6% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0641 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5689 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4538 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
871 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5847 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6862 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1684 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3602 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3725 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
244 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.5244 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
795 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0760 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4774 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.6467 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
740 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3736 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.1574 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
386 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.4292 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.4356 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.4254 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4359 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
496 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3445 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2370 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.5457 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5459 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6376 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.2
231 Ratings
10% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.8151 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.1187 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4211 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.5168 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Axonify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
469 Ratings
0% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.8386 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1410 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.7316 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.7385 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.0323 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.1431 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.9429 Ratings
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User Ratings
AxonifyPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(11 ratings)
7.7
(907 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(90 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.5
(62 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
7.2
(84 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(37 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
AxonifyPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
Axonify Inc.
Well-suited to the original purpose of delivering questions on a daily basis; everything beyond that gets complicated. For example, there are a number of program types available to deliver information (certifications, daily reinforcement, self-directed learning, assigned paths, etc.). However understanding how they all fit together requires advancing weaving together of multiple types of programs for individual groups, and requires more time than you would expect. Nearly 3 years into working with Axonify, we are still trying to iron it all out. We also have side groups of customers who meet to help each other because we all struggle with it too. We have a hard time helping our leaders and subject matter experts understand what is possible and what doesn't work well in the platform, since it is so different and doesn't work as expected. For example, communication to teams is one way - the recipients can't respond.
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Paylocity
I've been a Paylocity user for the last 6 years therefore I am proficient at Paylocity. Paylocity has helped me recently get 3 policies per person (261 * 3) signed off on by using the workflows dashboard. I think they can improve how the workflows are set up on their homepage when they log into the app. So whereas its helped get the employees to sign on their own time, it also would make it easier if it was easier to find on the mobile app.
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Pros
Axonify Inc.
  • Update the platform in response to feedback from current users- ex. Many of the features I wished Axonify had when I first signed up for it are now live, such as guided learning, the ability to add certification to guided learning paths, and the ability to tie outside metrics and behaviors directly to Axonify training frequency and scores
  • Reinforce employee knowledge to ensure employees don't forget content they don't use frequently- ex. as long as an employee signs in to train regularly, you can be assured that they will learn what they need to because the Axonify algorithm prioritizes reinforcement questions on topics that the learner hasn't seen recently and topics that the learner has the lowest scores in. The end result is that the platform is always customizing the content watch learner sees to help improve the individual's weak points. This means that of an employee is under performing, we know it is either because the process is not working, or the employee is unwilling to follow the process, not because he or she doesn't know any better
  • Foster competition and excitement around completing certain training milestones- ex. the Leaderboard can get pretty competitive as employees compete to reach the top. The platform also lets you auction off different prizes on the platform using points earned by answering questions correctly, thereby indirectly creating an incentive to complete training.
  • I have never worked with a company that did such a great job at walking a new user through the implementation process. A year and a half after implementing the platform I still have a regular call from my rep (Erin Bresser) during which we discuss my company's training plan, pain points, strategies, upcoming features, and anything else training related. I could not ask for more or better support from a vendor.
  • I love all the different content options I have. I can use the bare bones basics and simply add questions directly into Axonify, or I can support those questions by building a complex course, video, animation, or even downloading content from the Content exchange directly from Axonify. This means that weather I have a day or a year to prepare content, I have the ability to produce a functional and productive experience for my workforce
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Paylocity
  • Customer Service is always helpful with little wait time.
  • Always improving; for example, the recent change to processing payroll. So much easier.
  • Onboarding makes it simple and the fact that the company can personalize the messaging to new hires allows us to make it more personalized.
  • Having an assigned account manager regardless of company size is definitely a plus.
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Cons
Axonify Inc.
  • Subjects and categories organization system can get a little confusing.
  • While there is support for mobile phones, there's not an easy way to test it on mobile devices without deploying it first.
  • Lots of options so it can get complex if you just need a straightforward solution.
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Paylocity
  • Recruiting piece/ATS could be improved.
  • A candidate being able to save progress on their application is really a must as they can't leave and come back to their application without having to restart, i.e. if they need to get a phone number for a reference for example.
  • Could use more room in entering the job for internal notes.
  • Quirky when doing cut and paste of job details that leaves spaces that aren't in the document being pasted.
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Likelihood to Renew
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Axonify Inc.
Axonify is extremely easy to use, for both employees and managers. The platform is visually appealing, and Axonify offers a number of videos and tutorials for any administration and user functionality. The reporting is also very easy to obtain and review, with the ability to drill down to team and individual results.
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Paylocity
Overall, in my experience, Paylocity has been easy to use for both staff and administrators. First, the staff has an application and inputting Paid Time Off is easy to do. I then get an alert on my app and I am able to approve it on the spot from my app that gives me access as an employee and an administrator without having to use multiple apps or logins. As an administrator I think the portal is easy to use, Paylocity did a great job showing me tools and rolling out training classes before rollout.
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Reliability and Availability
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Axonify Inc.
Axonify has been great for support. We have a dedicated rep but I have also just posted to the official user boards and gotten feedback as well. Axonify also has a conference every year that is a great way to learn. You can also become certified in Content or Administration with Axonify if you so choose.
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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
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
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.
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Online Training
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Axonify Inc.
I like the way Axonify provides chunks of information to the learner by overwhelming them by dividing them into bite-size content. The learners don't have a lot of time to give to training, so Axonify has helped has provided just in time training to those teams. It's very much suited to our organization. Axonify is extremely easy to use for both learners and managers. The platform is visually appealing and provides a lot of video-based content to learn the platform for any administrative and user functionality. It is a unique tool in its segment, it meets the requirements that other tools, LMS, or learning libraries don't.
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Paylocity
We honestly had a program that only kept track of our Demographics, salaries, etc. then all of our Payroll was done on paper with paper leave slips etc. When I saw Paylocity, I was very excited about how easy it is/would be to use. [...] Our Paylocity rep that I spoke to was super GREAT in the explanation of Paylocity and I didn't even shop around much.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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Scalability
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We started with approximately 100 employees and have grown to over 500. Paylocity is able to handle an organization's growth in terms of headcount as well as level of benefits offered.
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Professional Services
Axonify Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
Axonify Inc.
  • Before, we could not accurately measure if people were really reviewing our monthly safety material or really reading our new policy releases. Now we have nearly 100% compliance.
  • Over the past two years since we implemented Axonify, we have seen a decrease of $200,000 in our workers comp annual cost. We expect this trend to continue or stay stable due to a staff that is more aware of safety.
  • We maintain our position as a San Francisco and Silicon Valley Best Place to Work due to our high morale and employee engagement level. 99% of our employees engage with Axonify an average of 13x per month. This ranking has made us an leader in affordable housing with some of the best staff members in our industry.
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Paylocity
  • We love the time of request process, although editing a request should be easier than deleting it.
  • The expense report side has helped with our paperless process and tracking mileage.
  • On-boarding has helped with making sure we comply with our new hire checklist process.
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