Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightHR
Score 8.9 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
Paycor
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.N/A
Pricing
BrightHRPaycor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightHRPaycor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPrices start at £4.50 (per employee/per month)
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Features
BrightHRPaycor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Paycor
7.4
227 Ratings
8% below category average
Employment history8.21 Ratings7.6208 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.31 Ratings7.4192 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.5.51 Ratings7.1190 Ratings
Organization and location management7.31 Ratings7.0153 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.2193 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.9144 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.3143 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
15% below category average
Paycor
8.0
242 Ratings
2% below category average
Pay calculation7.01 Ratings8.2237 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.01 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.01 Ratings7.3199 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.064 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.6170 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.2233 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.6
12 Ratings
5% above category average
Paycor
7.2
180 Ratings
13% below category average
Approval workflow8.312 Ratings7.3158 Ratings
Balance details8.411 Ratings7.2175 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings7.0148 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.3
13 Ratings
1% above category average
Paycor
7.8
224 Ratings
5% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.01 Ratings7.9205 Ratings
Update personal information8.513 Ratings8.1209 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.513 Ratings7.7158 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.325 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.8180 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Paycor
6.7
198 Ratings
13% below category average
Pre-built reports9.01 Ratings6.7193 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings7.0192 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.2125 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Paycor
7.3
102 Ratings
9% below category average
Review reminders8.01 Ratings7.092 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings7.597 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.288 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.491 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.477 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Paycor
8.1
95 Ratings
5% above category average
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings7.484 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.776 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.780 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.970 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.972 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.064 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.879 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
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Ratings
Paycor
7.2
75 Ratings
9% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.275 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.4
184 Ratings
8% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.7181 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.1138 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
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Ratings
Paycor
7.5
79 Ratings
9% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.820 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.576 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.462 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.577 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.6
14 Ratings
4% below category average
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.612 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.2 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
BrightHRPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(15 ratings)
6.7
(256 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(15 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(224 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(94 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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(0 ratings)
7.9
(33 ratings)
Configurability
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(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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7.7
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Paycor, Inc
Payroll is best suited to tracking down employees' performance and their activities during working hours. It also showcases overall employee and company performance percentages. The candidate management feature helps to maintain any applicant's data, and there is a feedback option that they provide in the platform.
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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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Paycor, Inc
  • Payroll- easy to view the pay grid, make edits, and even make notes on paystubs. There are quick reports and graphs to double-check everything.
  • Interface- employees can do so much on their own! Paycor is so easy to navigate and explain to new employees.
  • Customer Service- I can talk to a real person within 5 minutes!! Or I can even chat with a real person online and not even talk on the phone. And my problems get resolved. No unknown answers they can't figure out.
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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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Paycor, Inc
  • Customer service, especially post-COVID
  • There was a recent change to the time off accrual system, which we weren't aware of, and everyone's PTO balances were wiped out overnight.
  • The updates don't seem to benefit functionality much, are simply different, not really improved
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Likelihood to Renew
BrightHR
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Paycor, Inc
The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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Usability
BrightHR
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Paycor, Inc
I think it is pretty straightforward. It is not a bad thing to say that it is similar to a lot of products in a lot of ways. That's not what this question is asking, though. It's about usability, and I feel that it carries on the easy usability that a lot of other products similar to it have.
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Reliability and Availability
BrightHR
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Paycor, Inc
We have not experienced any availability issues
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Performance
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Paycor, Inc
All processes work quickly
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Support Rating
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Paycor, Inc
I'd give a zero if that were an option. I currently have multiple requests for support that have not been answered in over a week. I have called their support phone line and usually hung up after waiting for 45 minutes for someone to answer. It is unlikely to get a quick response, EVER, even to urgent problems that effect taxes and benefit submission.
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Online Training
BrightHR
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Paycor, Inc
The training was easy to understand, and the Paycor tutorials are a great, easy reference.
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Implementation Rating
BrightHR
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Paycor, Inc
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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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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Paycor, Inc
Paycor definitely has a leg up on Paychex Flex. This is the system we went from to Paycor and it is much more basic with not as much opportunity for bundling data together and tracking information. Paychex did provide a dedicated customer service rep, which was very helpful, and I do miss that with Paycor. Paylocity is a company I've also used for over 7 years it does have some really good features. I feel Paylocity is more user-friendly but Paycor has more in-depth options and software features that are very helpful.
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Scalability
BrightHR
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Paycor, Inc
We haven't needed to scale
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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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Paycor, Inc
  • They handle all of the numbers and tax forms, things that I HATE doing!
  • I can run my payroll in less than 5 minutes because their portal puts all of the information at my fingertips.
  • I like relying on their professionals to deal with different tax and unemployment offices in different states. They know their stuff.
  • Paycor is not the cheapest service out there, but they deliver Cadillac service and performance on a Volkswagen budget.
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ScreenShots

BrightHR Screenshots

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Paycor Screenshots

Screenshot of Take the complexity out of workforce analysis and planning. Get real-time data insights to make critical business decisions.Screenshot of Paycor make expense reports easyScreenshot of Streamline and optimize your recruiting process so that candidates have a great experience and you can quickly and effectively fill open positions.Screenshot of Make the right staffing decisions and create work schedules with ease.Screenshot of Paycor's mobile app allows employees to punch in and out from their phonesScreenshot of Paycor Home Screen