Breezy HR vs. Heartland Payroll+

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Breezy HR
Score 6.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Breezy is an applicant tracking system that aims to be fun-to-use. The vendor says its goal is to turns organization's messy hiring hacks into a pain-free process candidates love. The vendor believes hiring doesn't have to be messy. According to the vendor, Breezy customers can say, "Sayonara!" to the stacks of resumes cluttering up their workspace and let Breezy help them find their next A-player. With Breezy, users can automate time-sucking hiring tasks with tools like talent search,…
$0
1 position
Heartland Payroll+
Score 5.6 out of 10
N/A
According to the vendor, Heartland Payroll+ is a complete management solution. The vendor aims to serve as a single point of contact, making it easy to deal with any issue. Customers have online access to their payroll data and employee information, and Heartland’s user-friendly tools allow you to stay on the go or take it slow.N/A
Pricing
Breezy HRHeartland Payroll+
Editions & Modules
Bootstrap
$0
1 position
Startup
$143
per month annual
Business
$399
per month annual
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Breezy HRHeartland Payroll+
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCustom plans available for Pro features. All plans include unlimited users, unlimited candidates, and customer support.
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Features
Breezy HRHeartland Payroll+
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Breezy HR
6.7
16 Ratings
Heartland Payroll+
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management6.315 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.916 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.316 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search7.715 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration6.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation5.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates7.016 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions6.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting5.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Breezy HR
-
Ratings
Heartland Payroll+
8.7
7 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Breezy HRHeartland Payroll+
Likelihood to Recommend
5.4
(16 ratings)
5.6
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
1.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.8
(3 ratings)
1.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Breezy HRHeartland Payroll+
Likelihood to Recommend
Breezy HR
Working with many employees at the same time would be the perfect scenario to let us test all the potential that the Breezy HR platform has to offer, since its organizational capacity is large enough to be able to organize and coordinate the attendance and absence information of many workers without losing track of the job. Reviewing documents where data is needed about each employee's behavior, including their daily attendance hours, tracking of all the absences they have taken since starting at the company, and comments about their potential, which would be excellent for reporting during promotional seasons. The management of many employee lists through database services, which thanks to the platform's adaptation to cover external service software operations such as Microsoft Excel, means that it is possible to import employee databases when moving information from a storage platform.
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Global Payments
We changed payroll companies from Paycom to Heartland this year at the recommendation of our insurance agent who insisted they would integrate with the EASE system, which tracks employee benefits and deductions. However, 8 weeks into it, I regret my decision, since the setup hasn't been completed yet. The lack of responsiveness in some cases is astounding and often we have to ask 3, 4, and 5 times for something to be done. I hate to think what will happen after we are "handed off" from the payroll implementation team to the regular schmucks. We still are not able to track PTO and time off and we have been begging for the self-service feature to be turned on for employees so they can change addresses, bank account info, etc. Their training is NONEXISTENT and their manual is abysmal. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!!! I wish I could go back to Paycom!
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Pros
Breezy HR
  • Organization. It provided an incredible way to streamline applicants and their place in the process. With a strong search capability, you can find anyone no matter where they are in the process. And you can see if they've applied elsewhere in your company.
  • User friendliness. Not everyone understands technology. Even more so when web programs are involved. I am well versed in programs like these, and did a lot of vetting before making our purchase, so training came easy. It also - to our happiness - came easily to people who've never seen these programs. Breezy was there to help with the issues we had understanding; however, we didn't need them much because the interface was just that easy.
  • Options. They have third party integrations, and are willing to open to more. They want to make their program useful in more than one way. Breezy crew worked with us to link to our HRIS system. They also have a great many integrations that are relevant to any small business (we are not small, but this would be a great choice for a small company just starting out and seeking to understand what they need).
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Global Payments
  • White-glove customer support. All employees are in the United States and they must pay them well, because they don't seem to have turnover there.
  • Technology is awesome. We have Payroll, HR, T&A, ATS, and onboarding with them.
  • Their Tax Credit tech is amazing. I received more money in tax credits last year than payroll cost me. That's a net positive!
  • Compliance with their HR team is great, and they don't hit you over the head on the price for it.
  • Pricing is fantastic with a 3-year price lock. No BS discounting that jumps back up a year later.
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Cons
Breezy HR
  • Their calendar functionality is pretty clunky. For example, I am able to use the platform to easily propose times to multiple candidates, but it doesn't mark the option as unavailable once the candidate has booked the time. This has led me to be double-booked on multiple occasions. (We now just use a Calendly link).
  • You're able to create a careers web page that automatically lists open jobs through Breezy, which is nice, but the customization is incredibly limited.
  • While you can manage your whole hiring funnel from Breezy, it lacks the automation and other functions of some of the high dollar platforms.
  • Breezy doesn't offer any templates or suggestions with how to build your funnel, so I can imagine that many customers miss out on functionality that could help streamline their workflow. I think they could really benefit from some 'getting started' suggestions and guides.
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Global Payments
  • Sometimes the system (geocode) will not allow me to process address changes by asking for help from our specialist.
  • Response for assistance is usually a lot slower when our dedicated specialist is not available.
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Likelihood to Renew
Breezy HR
It's no fuss and does what we need at a very reasonable price, so I can't imagine why I'd switch.
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Global Payments
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Usability
Breezy HR
It's very difficult to navigate. Most systems have a job management side and a candidate management side. Breezy only has a candidate management side. It never pulls our jobs to Indeed. The user interface is so challenging to navigate. It will remove vital parts of the screen if you expand a menu. It freezes constantly. It's a great idea, but it has so many software bugs. There is something wrong with this platform and nobody wants to find the bugs.
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Global Payments
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Support Rating
Breezy HR
The customer support team is always very responsive, and they are genuinely interested in helping you solve your issue. If the issue is something they cannot solve or guide you through, they always send it to their tech team to fix from the back end. They are also very receptive when you send along ideas or suggestions.
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Global Payments
I never have trouble reaching customer support. They always are able to assist with fixing any problems that arise. There honestly haven't been many issues at all. Only ones I've created :)
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Implementation Rating
Breezy HR
It was really easy to get up and running, and the few questions I did have were answered nearly immediately via the in-app chat.
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Global Payments
The Heartland team could care less about how difficult your experience is. In fact, I think they delight in seeing you struggle!
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Alternatives Considered
Breezy HR
I liked that Breezy HR had an option to try it out before we committed. I also preferred the User interface of Breezy HR to other options we looked into. The pricing was very attractive as well. Plus it included more features than most competitors we demo-ed did
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Global Payments
I've considered moving payroll over to QuickBooks Online so that everything is in one place, but it would probably take too much work considering that our current system works really well. I think QuickBooks would confuse me, honestly. There are other systems that offer different user interfaces that are neat looking, but I haven't done too much research because Heartland Payroll offered me a really good deal for processing since we are a small company.
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Return on Investment
Breezy HR
  • Breezy HR has cut our recruitment work load by about 30%. Breezy HR automates a lot of the process and cuts out a ton of manual work. This has allowed our recruiters to focus on the more important parts of the process thus resulting in higher quality hires.
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Global Payments
  • We have a net positive using Heartland. We actually bring more money in from their tax credits than the payroll service actually costs.
  • I used to have a part-time person handing our payroll/HR needs. Now this is done by me because it's so easy.
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