BrightHR vs. GoCo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightHR
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
British company BrightHR offers a human resources platform which helps replace paper documents with edocuments and contains features for managing employee scheduling and ROTA, sick leave and tardiness, vacation and holiday shift planning, as well as providing employment law legal advice.
$4.50
GoCo
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
GoCo, headquartered in Houston, offers their all-in-one HR management platform, designed to support benefits administration and compliant recordkeeping. GoCo syncs with popular payroll platforms, and is priced to suit the budget of small to midsize businesses.N/A
Pricing
BrightHRGoCo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightHRGoCo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices start at £4.50 (per employee/per month)Let us know what apps you need, and we’ll build a custom plan to fit your HR workflow. All plans include Onboarding, Employee Self-Service, and MagicDocs. We’ll customize the rest to fit your needs.
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Features
BrightHRGoCo
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
GoCo
9.3
2 Ratings
Employment history8.21 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.31 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.5.51 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Organization and location management7.31 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
GoCo
9.6
2 Ratings
Pay calculation7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.6
12 Ratings
GoCo
8.0
1 Ratings
Approval workflow8.312 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Balance details8.411 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.3
13 Ratings
GoCo
10.0
2 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Update personal information8.513 Ratings10.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.513 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
9.0
1 Ratings
GoCo
9.3
2 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.0
1 Ratings
GoCo
-
Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
GoCo
-
Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
GoCo
7.0
1 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
GoCo
10.0
2 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
GoCo
10.0
1 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User Ratings
BrightHRGoCo
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(15 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightHRGoCo
Likelihood to Recommend
BrightHR
For a new part of our business, we have input staff details on Bright HR. There have been times when calls have been made to the helpline for guidance. It does not take long to get to know the staff you are speaking to. In relation to the query addressed with a team member today the service was excellent. Matthew has a great depth of knowledge of the system and works through the shift and annual leave calculations at the click of a finger. Thank you Mathew for your support, you are a star!
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GoCo.io. Inc.
We have really enjoyed using GoCo for our HR needs. It has suited us well after we switched from Zenefits. Initially we did not have good support with the rep from One Digital who served as our GoCo broker partner. However, we have a new rep who has been very responsive and helpful when employees have had benefit questions or issues with coverage.
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Pros
BrightHR
  • When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time.
  • The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free.
  • The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful.
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GoCo.io. Inc.
  • User interface
  • Implementation
  • Ease of use
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Cons
BrightHR
  • Direct-dial telephone numbers rather than going through the Peninsula helpline numbers.
  • Setting up annual leave profiles often needs the assistance of a Bright HR representative when staff works quirky shifts. Providing examples of how to set the system up in user guides may help to set the system upright the first time.
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GoCo.io. Inc.
  • Handling exceptions for staff PTO requests for employees in their 90 day probationary period
  • Ease of managing different hourly work week exceptions
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Support Rating
BrightHR
No answers on this topic
GoCo.io. Inc.
GoCo has done a great job of being responsive to us in working through issues in the system.
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Alternatives Considered
BrightHR
I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office. Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
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GoCo.io. Inc.
GoCo is a little less expensive than other options and works pretty well overall
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Return on Investment
BrightHR
  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
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GoCo.io. Inc.
  • Simplify payroll
  • Simplify New hire onboarding
  • Difficulty with new laws during covid
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