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Score 8.9 out of 100

Rippling

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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
Mamta Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

Rippling is perfect for companies looking to streamline HR processes and maintain an employee's lifecycle. I highly recommend Rippling for companies that need customizable reports that they can build to suit their needs. Until Rippling adjusts their pricing structure for apps, Rippling may not be the best option financially for consulting companies. The Employee Home is also a great feature that keeps everyone on the updated on birthday, anniversaries, quick links, etc.
Shane Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.5
Employee demographic data
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.6
Employment history
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.3
Job profiles and administration
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.5
Organizational charting
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.7
Organization and location management
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BizMerlin
Rippling
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BizMerlin
Rippling
8.5

Payroll Management

BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.9
Support for external payroll vendors
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
Benefit plan administration
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
9.4
Pay calculation
BizMerlin
Rippling
8.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BizMerlin
Rippling
8.4
Direct deposit files
BizMerlin
Rippling
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
BizMerlin
Rippling
9.2
Reimbursement management
BizMerlin
Rippling
8.8

Leave and Attendance Management

BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
9.0
Balance details
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
9.0
Approval workflow
BizMerlin
Rippling
9.2

Employee Self Service

BizMerlin
9.6
Rippling
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
BizMerlin
9.0
Rippling
9.0
Update personal information
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
9.5
View company policy documentation
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.6
Employee recognition
BizMerlin
9.0
Rippling
8.2
View job history
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
9.0

HR Reporting

BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.1
Report builder
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.0
Pre-built reports
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.0

Onboarding

BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.7
New hire portal
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
9.0
Manager tracking tools
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.3

Performance and Goals

BizMerlin
9.8
Rippling
8.4
Corporate goal setting
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.3
Individual goal setting
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
BizMerlin
9.0
Rippling
8.6
Performance tracking
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.5

Performance Management

BizMerlin
9.4
Rippling
8.5
Performance plans
BizMerlin
9.0
Rippling
8.6
Performance improvement plans
BizMerlin
9.0
Rippling
8.5
Review status tracking
BizMerlin
9.0
Rippling
8.5
Review reminders
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.5
Multiple review frequency
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.6

Succession Planning

BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.4
Create succession plans/pools
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.6
Candidate ranking
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.3
Candidate development
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.3
Candidate search
BizMerlin
Rippling
8.3

Recruiting / ATS

BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.0
Job Requisition Management
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.1
Company Website Posting
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.0
Publish to Social Media
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
7.9
Job Search Site Posting
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
8.0
Applicant Tracking
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
BizMerlin
10.0
Rippling
7.9

Asset Management

BizMerlin
Rippling
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
BizMerlin
Rippling
8.4

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.
Mohit Sareen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

  • Time off is easy to request. As a manager, I get an email when a direct report requests it.
  • Consolidating different benefit plans into 1 place is amazing. I'm so glad I don't have to log into an insurer's website, find a group ID, etc., to enroll in a plan.
  • I can quickly get pay stubs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BizMerlin

  • Could be improved by adding more advanced HR practices
  • We wish there was more flexibility for integration
Mamta Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

  • The HSA section of Rippling has been needing a revamp for about a month. When I click it, it's just a blank white screen.
  • The buttons on Rippling should lead to an area where you could chat online with someone in CS at rippling. It would be faster and more user friendly. Right now, the button takes me to the CEO, who won't be able to solve my problem quickly.
Elise Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rippling

Rippling 8.9
Based on 29 answers
Very intuitive process, features, and layout. Signing up and signing on for the first time is not daunting, unlike some other websites. Learning the layout of the website and its features is quick, easy, and actually fun using the platform they have created. I have had no problems accessing the information I needed using their software.
Dylan W. Barnes - Business and Entertainment Professional | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rippling

Rippling 8.1
Based on 23 answers
Initial payroll support was ok, but the system seems to be designed for on your own support. If you need an answer, you have to spend time researching in their knowledge base. Email support seems slow sometimes. Phone support is nonexistent. There may be options to pay, but I like systems designed with strong customer support in mind where you can pick up the phone and talk to a human immediately.
Javier Teruel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mamta Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

I think Rippling has been used differently, but overall the user experience is where Rippling wins out. I was not part of the selection process so I can't say why it was chosen over the other tools, but I imagine this ease of use played a part in it. Also pricing is my other guess.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BizMerlin

  • It's saving us about 40% of what we are spending
Mohit Sareen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

  • Unsure of how much we paid to use Rippling, but I do know we are paying far less for health insurance with better policies
  • Being able to have each employee in the same place for mandatory trainings is easier to keep track of.
  • Always super simple to find my 401k contribution and change when needed
Sarah Goins | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BizMerlin

General

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

BizMerlin Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rippling

General

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

Rippling Editions & Modules

Edition
Recommended$8.001
  1. starting price per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For additional pricing details visit: https://www.rippling.com/pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BizMerlin
8.0
Rippling
8.7

Usability

BizMerlin
Rippling
8.9

Support Rating

BizMerlin
Rippling
8.1

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