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Score 9 out of 100

Rippling

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BizMerlin ranks higher in 10 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

10.0

BizMerlin

100%
8.5

Rippling

85%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 5/7 features

Employee demographic data

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
242 Ratings

Employment history

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
242 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
295 Ratings

Organizational charting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
306 Ratings

Organization and location management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
257 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
236 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
187 Ratings

Payroll Management

10.0

BizMerlin

100%
8.9

Rippling

89%
Rippling ranks higher in 5/7 features

Support for external payroll vendors

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
359 Ratings

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
338 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
199 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
350 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
227 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
187 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

10.0

BizMerlin

100%
8.8

Rippling

88%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 2/3 features

Balance details

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
287 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
191 Ratings

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
317 Ratings

Employee Self Service

9.6

BizMerlin

96%
8.6

Rippling

86%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
393 Ratings

Update personal information

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.4
94%
412 Ratings

View company policy documentation

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
324 Ratings

Employee recognition

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
193 Ratings

View job history

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
271 Ratings

HR Reporting

10.0

BizMerlin

100%
8.3

Rippling

83%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
153 Ratings

Pre-built reports

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
143 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
126 Ratings

Onboarding

10.0

BizMerlin

100%
8.8

Rippling

88%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
276 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
193 Ratings

Performance and Goals

9.8

BizMerlin

98%
8.9

Rippling

89%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
89 Ratings

Individual goal setting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
94 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
90 Ratings

Performance tracking

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
91 Ratings

Performance Management

9.4

BizMerlin

94%
8.6

Rippling

86%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
103 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
98 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
107 Ratings

Review reminders

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
119 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
97 Ratings

Succession Planning

10.0

BizMerlin

100%
8.6

Rippling

86%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
83 Ratings

Candidate ranking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
85 Ratings

Candidate development

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
83 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
91 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

10.0

BizMerlin

100%
8.7

Rippling

87%
BizMerlin ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
79 Ratings

Company Website Posting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
79 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
73 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
74 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
76 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
80 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
101 Ratings

Asset Management

BizMerlin

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Rippling

78%
Rippling ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
155 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Rippling is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

BizMerlin

80%
2 Ratings
8.8

Rippling

88%
445 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

BizMerlin

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Rippling

88%
3 Ratings

Usability

BizMerlin

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
442 Ratings

Availability

BizMerlin

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating

Performance

BizMerlin

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

BizMerlin

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Rippling

83%
403 Ratings

Implementation Rating

BizMerlin

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

BizMerlin

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

BizMerlin

We took the trial of 3 HR software before going with BizMerlinHR. We wanted to have a comprehensive HR solution to cover our Paperless employee records, employee onboarding, PTO, Timesheets and Employee Performance Management. We were not looking for an Applicant Tracking system and Retention management module, but when we saw the functionality and easy use we were completely sold to those modules as well. It was like add-on but the price of everything was more economical than the other software that we were reviewing
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Rippling

For the most part, my day-to-day activities in Rippling are very easy to execute. It was a breeze getting set up when we first started, and regular work like sending out employment agreements or running payroll is extremely straightforward. For a smaller company like ours, after extensive research, we found it to be the best option. Compared to other similarly priced and rated payroll platforms in the market, they were also the only ones that gave us a demo and walked us through the platform so we could make an informed decision. The biggest downside is how long it took us to get set up with state tax agencies and get all our numbers processed. We're a fully remote company, and it would've been a lot smoother if Rippling had people who could help manage this process, so that we could take care of all our responsibilities without having to worry about that side of things. Having a tax consultant who can handle all the paperwork (even for a fee) would be a great add-on. It's been close to 5 months, and we're still waiting on numbers from North Carolina and it's just because we've never done it before, and aside from some help docs, Rippling doesn't offer much assistance here.
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Pros

BizMerlin

  • This software is highly configurable. Very easy to use. Lots of out of box integration.
  • It's got a mobile app and is also cloud based.
  • The goals module is our biggest used module. It also has great features like instant feedback, applicant tracking and onboarding.
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Rippling

  • Displays PTO, Time Cards, and Benefit information where you need it.
  • Has clear indications of where to find what you need, including a search bar.
  • Easy to look at past records on your payroll, and easy to look for co-workers if needed from an HR perspective.
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Cons

BizMerlin

  • Could be improved by adding more advanced HR practices
  • We wish there was more flexibility for integration
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Rippling

  • having to do a MFA everytime I log in from the same source is frustrating
  • The reminders should come at random times of the day
  • it seems like it is hard to talk to someone at Rippling as just an employee
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Pricing Details

BizMerlin

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

BizMerlin editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Rippling

    Starting Price

    $8 starting price per user, per month

    Editions & Modules

    Rippling editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Recommended$8.001

    Footnotes

    1. starting price per user, per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    For additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    BizMerlin

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Because it is through my current job I would recommend it to other friends with businesses both large and small. It is an easy to use app and it is super helpful and beneficial for time tracking and ensuring accuracy of the time clock. It notifies you when you are close to your allotted PTO limit which is also a neat feature.
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    Usability

    BizMerlin

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Easy to use. I can always find what I am looking for. Enrolling in benefits is a breeze. The learning section is really easy to manage and easy to keep up with what you have done. I also really like how tasks that need to be completed are highlighted as soon as you login
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    Reliability and Availability

    BizMerlin

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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    Performance

    BizMerlin

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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    Support Rating

    BizMerlin

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Not a ton to say here, I have only had to contact support once in the past year, and the issue was resolved immediately. This is exactly how support should work - pain-free, very responsive, and there when I needed it. If the company is great, then support is one of those things you shouldn't need to think about.
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    Alternatives Considered

    BizMerlin

    We took the trial of 3 HR software before going with BizMerlinHR. We wanted to have a comprehensive HR solution to cover our Paperless employee records, employee onboarding, PTO, Timesheets and Employee Performance Management. We were not looking for an Applicant Tracking system and Retention management module, but when we saw the functionality and easy use we were completely sold to those modules as well. It was like add-on but the price of everything was more economical than the other software that we were reviewing. Also, they really mean when they say "No setup fees" - because they helped us move all of our legacy data into the new system at no extra charge and helped us integrate with QuickBooks online. They definitely provide the best value of money when comparing the same set of features.
    We have been using BizMerlinHR since 2018, and both our HR managers and users are very happy.
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    Rippling

    The previous systems I have used have been internally built. In these scenarios, the data and logging of tasks/updates have tended to be clunky and it was hard to easily find the information you need. When it came to looking at par stub details, I had to do my own math and percentage breakdown to make sure my with-holdings actually made sense. In addition logging time off and tracking timesheets was a mess of a process because sometimes you had to manage two systems and old/new versions for certain features.
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    Scalability

    BizMerlin

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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    Return on Investment

    BizMerlin

    • It's saving us about 40% of what we are spending
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    Rippling

    • Rippling has made it incredibly simple for me to get the information I need when I need it
    • Rippling allows me to see the people I work with well, an especially important task for this remote environment
    • I've been able to save time in my day since I no longer have to goggle HR specific criteria thanks to Rippling
    • I also have been able to save time not having to go to all of the different sites to see things like my vested shares, 401k Balance, etc.
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