bCEdge vs. Paychex Flex

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
bCEdge
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
benefitexpress in Illinois offers bCEdge, the company's integrated HRIS, payroll, and benefits platform with integrated compliance and e-file technology.N/A
Paychex Flex
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Paychex Flex, of Paychex' Online Payroll Services, is a cloud-based human resource management and payroll platform. Paychex offers core and specialized services, and scales to meet the needs of small businesses, SMBs, and large enterprises.
$59
per month/+$4 per employee
Pricing
bCEdgePaychex Flex
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Paychex Go
$59
per month/+$4 per employee
Paychex Flex Service
Contact sales team
Paychex Flex Enterprise
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
bCEdgePaychex Flex
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
bCEdgePaychex Flex
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Paychex Flex
6.7
247 Ratings
15% below category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings8.1197 Ratings
Employment history9.01 Ratings8.0220 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings6.9155 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.01 Ratings7.4154 Ratings
Organizational charting9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings7.9138 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.01 Ratings7.5132 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.4
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Paychex Flex
8.5
288 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings9.0271 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.01 Ratings9.0136 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings7.3156 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.01 Ratings9.3270 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings8.6193 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings7.9105 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.7
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Paychex Flex
7.0
144 Ratings
14% below category average
Approval workflow9.01 Ratings6.3102 Ratings
Balance details9.01 Ratings7.5136 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.01 Ratings7.3110 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.4
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Paychex Flex
8.5
249 Ratings
5% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.01 Ratings8.6228 Ratings
Update personal information8.01 Ratings9.0239 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.01 Ratings7.8111 Ratings
Employee recognition9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.01 Ratings8.7168 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Paychex Flex
7.9
40 Ratings
2% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets8.01 Ratings7.940 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Paychex Flex
6.2
164 Ratings
20% below category average
Report builder8.01 Ratings5.9134 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.01 Ratings6.9154 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.01 Ratings5.983 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Paychex Flex
8.0
158 Ratings
1% above category average
New hire portal8.01 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.01 Ratings7.9100 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.5
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Paychex Flex
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.6
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Paychex Flex
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.5
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Paychex Flex
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
bCEdge
8.6
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Paychex Flex
8.4
59 Ratings
8% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings9.632 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.01 Ratings9.630 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.01 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.01 Ratings6.830 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.01 Ratings6.928 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.01 Ratings9.533 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings9.753 Ratings
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bCEdgePaychex Flex
Small Businesses
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Paypro Workforce Management
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
bCEdgePaychex Flex
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(298 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(42 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(240 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(245 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(8 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(31 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(32 ratings)
User Testimonials
bCEdgePaychex Flex
Likelihood to Recommend
benefitexpress
Because It can also be used in bundles of different fields.
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Paychex, Inc.
In my experience, Paychex Flex is well suited for small to medium sized businesses. It has been helpful in streamlining the onboarding process and it is easy to update and maintain employee profiles and records. It has worked will in a non-profit environment where there is clergy pay and housing, which can get quite complicated. I cannot think of a scenario where it would be less appropriate.
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Pros
benefitexpress
  • Its versatile software overcomes any issues between restricted abilities of cell phones
  • And significant distance from the remote cloud to the versatile clients, by sending portable applications on the cloud to the clients. In this software, there is no third party that increases its security and makes it secured software.
  • It can work efficiently in the time of overload as compared to other clouds.
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Paychex, Inc.
  • I like I can enter payroll and if I need to leave the program, I can resume at a later time and my information is saved.
  • I like the analytics & reports features.
  • I like how all my employees have easy access to their portal.
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Cons
benefitexpress
  • It is a little bit expensive.
  • But there are no major disadvantages of this software .
  • Because it provides the latest technologies.
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Paychex, Inc.
  • Reporting writing is difficult to figure out
  • Employee turnover inside Paychex was a problem, until we were assigned to Neil Williams - since that time it has settled down
  • Pressure to convert personal connection with payroll advisor to using automated service
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Likelihood to Renew
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
Overall I like the features that Paychex Flex offers. I am sure that there are other features that I am unaware of, so I am excited to see if there is more that Flex is capable of to make my job easier. The basic features are really user friendly and easy to access. If there ever is an issue customer service is great
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Usability
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
Some things could be streamlined. For example, we could do custom options for the "add items" tab which has so many options that we never use. "Medical Pay" could be something that the system remembers for the applicable employees. Salaried employees' salaries should definitely be auto-filled. Overall the system works well but I think it could be improved to be easier to use and read.
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Reliability and Availability
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
We have not experienced any difficulties with unplanned outages. Notifications are always made for outages, and they do not effect normal business operations.
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Performance
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
Unless there is lag time within the internet, the Paychex Flex website loads exceptional fast, pages load quickly and reports that I need to print or download load quickly. If I need to create a specialized report, once I complete it I receive an e-mail telling me my report is ready to be downloaded. Changing between web pages is fast as well.
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Support Rating
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
Our dedicated representative is one of the main reasons we are sticking with Paychex Flex. If it were not for this person, other platforms could provide the same/similar functionality. It is the ability to speak with someone that understands our business and is willing to get questions answered in a timely fashion that keeps us with Paychex Flex.
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In-Person Training
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
We did online training only
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Online Training
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
It was easy to understand and follow along. I do like the informational videos that we can utilize before we opt to call in for customer service support. It has made a difference since sometimes that resolves the issue I may have had and saved myself a phone call to Paychex support.
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Implementation Rating
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
Implementation was very smooth. The most cumbersome task was entering the current employees into the system during initial set up, but Paychex staff handled most of that and verified against prior system reports as well as internal reports provided to ensure 100% accuracy.
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Alternatives Considered
benefitexpress
It's an efficient application because this versatile software overcomes any issues between restricted abilities of cell phones and significant distance from the remote cloud to the versatile clients, by sending portable applications on the cloud to the clients.
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Paychex, Inc.
We still use QB Desktop Pro to maintain a Check Register / Overall Balance for the company, but once having tried QB Payroll Online for about 3 months prior to finding Paychex Flex I can tell you that there's just no comparison. QB online is VERY EXPENSIVE and not so user-friendly. I hated every minute of those 6 payrolls we ran through QB online.
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Scalability
benefitexpress
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
Employees can log in at home and get up to date information on their FSA balance and any medical bill reimbursements they may have uploaded. At renewal time they have the ability to make changes to their FSA or for new employees star the enrollment.
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Return on Investment
benefitexpress
  • Overall it is the best software regarding the user experience of using cellphones services. It also lessens the workload of the cellphone.
  • It is software that provides the best computing resources.
  • This software provides satisfaction against sensitive cellphone applications. It can also be used in bundles of different fields.
  • Other mobile services are failed to provide satisfaction in rush time but BCEdge software has overcome this issue and provides the best services with easy-to-use tools and options.
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Paychex, Inc.
  • I do not believe we have saved anything additionally. The time we've had to spend to get things to hopefully work is sad. This is the reason we've had to turn off all extra "products" of Paychex Flex. Time and Attendance is horrible. Benefits management is horrible. The user experience is horrible.
  • One thing I do not understand is why are updates for states, cities, counties, school districts, etc. not automatically updated? Should we not get a big red flag if we have an employee living/working, being paid in CA, but they aren't set up for CA sick time? If it is required to be on the paycheck stub to show the balance of the sick time, why would we not be notified that we are out of compliance?
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