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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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Leave and Attendance Management

BrightHR
8.0
Paylocity
7.4
Approval workflow
BrightHR
8.0
Paylocity
7.8
Balance details
BrightHR
8.0
Paylocity
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.3

Employee Self Service

BrightHR
8.3
Paylocity
8.0
Update personal information
BrightHR
8.0
Paylocity
9.0
View company policy documentation
BrightHR
8.5
Paylocity
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.0
Employee recognition
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.6
View job history
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.8

Human Resource Management

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.1
Employee demographic data
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.0
Employment history
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.3
Job profiles and administration
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.3
Organizational charting
BrightHR
Paylocity
6.4
Organization and location management
BrightHR
Paylocity
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.1

Payroll Management

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.2
Pay calculation
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.1
Support for external payroll vendors
BrightHR
Paylocity
6.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BrightHR
Paylocity
6.6
Benefit plan administration
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.6
Direct deposit files
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.3
Reimbursement management
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.5

Asset Management

BrightHR
Paylocity
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.2

HR Reporting

BrightHR
Paylocity
6.7
Report builder
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.5
Pre-built reports
BrightHR
Paylocity
6.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BrightHR
Paylocity
5.6

Onboarding

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.5
New hire portal
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.0
Manager tracking tools
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.0

Performance and Goals

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.9
Corporate goal setting
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.6
Individual goal setting
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.7
Performance tracking
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.0

Performance Management

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.9
Performance plans
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.4
Performance improvement plans
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.1
Review status tracking
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.7
Review reminders
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.0
Multiple review frequency
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.3

Succession Planning

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.5
Create succession plans/pools
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.9
Candidate ranking
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.4
Candidate search
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.5
Candidate development
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.2

Recruiting / ATS

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.4
Job Requisition Management
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.3
Company Website Posting
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.5
Publish to Social Media
BrightHR
Paylocity
6.8
Job Search Site Posting
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BrightHR
Paylocity
8.0
Applicant Tracking
BrightHR
Paylocity
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
BrightHR
Paylocity
6.2

Pros

BrightHR

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightHR

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

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.0
Based on 28 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | 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

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | 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

BrightHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Prices start at £3.00 (per employee/per month)

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR
8.5
Paylocity
5.8

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

BrightHR
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

BrightHR
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

BrightHR
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

BrightHR
Paylocity
7.0

Online Training

BrightHR
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

BrightHR
Paylocity
10.0

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