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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR

BrightHR is great at showing who is on holiday, who is in the office or working from home; which team and who reports to who. It is great at setting up new employees and it is very intuitive with setting the new employees up.You can add all HR documents to individual employee folders and you can give permission to those employees to view documents or you can turn that off. You can set reminders for reviews and PDRs as well as you receive reminders from Bright HR letting you know if the information is missing; for if someone needs holiday/TOIL approval.I find the fact that documents cannot be viewed in the application frustrating as sometimes I do not want to download the document to my laptop.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

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.
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Leave and Attendance Management

BrightHR
8.0
GoCo
8.0
Approval workflow
BrightHR
8.0
GoCo
8.0
Balance details
BrightHR
8.0
GoCo
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BrightHR
GoCo
8.0

Employee Self Service

BrightHR
8.2
GoCo
9.9
Update personal information
BrightHR
8.0
GoCo
9.9
View company policy documentation
BrightHR
8.5
GoCo
9.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9
Employee recognition
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9
View job history
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9

Human Resource Management

BrightHR
GoCo
9.1
Employee demographic data
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9
Employment history
BrightHR
GoCo
10.0
Job profiles and administration
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BrightHR
GoCo
8.2
Organizational charting
BrightHR
GoCo
9.2
Organization and location management
BrightHR
GoCo
9.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BrightHR
GoCo
7.1

Payroll Management

BrightHR
GoCo
9.6
Pay calculation
BrightHR
GoCo
10.0
Benefit plan administration
BrightHR
GoCo
9.0
Direct deposit files
BrightHR
GoCo
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
BrightHR
GoCo
9.0
Reimbursement management
BrightHR
GoCo
10.0

Asset Management

BrightHR
GoCo
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
BrightHR
GoCo
7.0

HR Reporting

BrightHR
GoCo
9.3
Report builder
BrightHR
GoCo
8.1
Pre-built reports
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9

Onboarding

BrightHR
GoCo
9.9
New hire portal
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9
Manager tracking tools
BrightHR
GoCo
9.9

Performance and Goals

BrightHR
GoCo
10.0
Corporate goal setting
BrightHR
GoCo
10.0
Individual goal setting
BrightHR
GoCo
10.0

Pros

BrightHR

  • Holiday management
  • HR storage
  • Absence reporting
  • Track vacation
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

  • User interface
  • Implementation
  • Ease of use
Veronica Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightHR

  • none that I can think of
Barbara Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

  • Handling exceptions for staff PTO requests for employees in their 90 day probationary period
  • Ease of managing different hourly work week exceptions
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoCo

GoCo 9.0
Based on 2 answers
GoCo has done a great job of being responsive to us in working through issues in the system.
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

GoCo is a little less expensive than other options and works pretty well overall
Veronica Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

  • Simplify payroll
  • Simplify New hire onboarding
  • Difficulty with new laws during covid
Veronica Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BrightHR

General

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

GoCo

General

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

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