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558 Ratings
11 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Paylocity

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Brightmove ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

9.2

Brightmove

92%
7.2

Paylocity

72%
Brightmove ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
7.7
77%
110 Ratings

Company Website Posting

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
7.8
78%
114 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
6.9
69%
89 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
7.2
72%
111 Ratings

Customized Application Form

10.0
100%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
6.7
67%
92 Ratings

Candidate Search

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
7.7
77%
123 Ratings

Collaboration

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

10.0
100%
7 Ratings
6.7
67%
125 Ratings

Reporting

10.0
100%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

Paylocity

72%
Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
254 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
253 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
227 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
232 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
208 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
205 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
177 Ratings

Payroll Management

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Paylocity

77%
Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
261 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
118 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
160 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
176 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
257 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
198 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
121 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Paylocity

69%
Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
206 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
218 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
164 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Paylocity

80%
Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
268 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
271 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
220 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
187 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
222 Ratings

Asset Management

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

Paylocity

70%
Paylocity ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
77 Ratings

HR Reporting

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.5

Paylocity

65%
Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
240 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
241 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
152 Ratings

Onboarding

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

Paylocity

76%
Paylocity ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
217 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
170 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Paylocity

69%
Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
99 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
111 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
87 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
119 Ratings

Performance Management

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.4

Paylocity

64%
Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
131 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
113 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
135 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
138 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
116 Ratings

Succession Planning

Brightmove

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.9

Paylocity

59%
Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
53 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
66 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
69 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
58 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Brightmove is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Paylocity is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Brightmove

70%
11 Ratings
6.4

Paylocity

64%
290 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.0

Brightmove

30%
4 Ratings
7.5

Paylocity

75%
19 Ratings

Usability

Brightmove

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

Paylocity

76%
11 Ratings

Availability

7.0

Brightmove

70%
2 Ratings
9.0

Paylocity

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Brightmove

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Paylocity

50%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Brightmove

100%
2 Ratings
2.0

Paylocity

20%
37 Ratings

Online Training

Brightmove

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Paylocity

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

5.0

Brightmove

50%
2 Ratings
6.4

Paylocity

64%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightmove

If you want a full-service ATS and will use the tool to post jobs and track candidates, Brightmove is a very solid tool. They are adding functionality and making it more robust. In our case, we ended up just using it for resume repository and management and so the solution essentially outgrew us such that the price structure and options are no longer competitive or make as much sense as when we first started using the tool.
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Paylocity

I'd say they would be better with smaller companies that are less than 500 employees, but we only have around 60 employees and I have issue after issue. I have had misinformation time and time again. This morning I was communicating via email with someone in customer service and they told me that a new state that was recently set up was in an "Applied for" status, but when I logged onto the Paylocity website that was incorrect. I would not recommend Paylocity to anyone.
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Pros

Brightmove

  • Brightmove is intuitive and easy to learn and to use. It interfaces well with social media.
  • Brightmove has good capabilities to build interfaces to other systems, such as a background checking system.
  • In addition, Brightmove has a good record of being available.
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Paylocity

  • Payroll input, they can set up the screen the way it works best for you
  • ACA, so much ease in correcting an employee. And checking the 1095 form prior to year end.
  • Updating insurance portions each year. Remembering where it is is the hardest part, but getting the numbers updated is quite easy.
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Cons

Brightmove

  • Brightmove could offer more detailed and user friendly reports.
  • Brightmove could add more screening questions to applicants when they are applying to a job. The feature that is already there is not really useful.
  • Brightmove needs to separate internal applicants from external applicants.
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Paylocity

  • Starting a payroll batch is complicated especially the Merge function.
  • The Pay Entry screen puts asterisks and you have to go to the details page to view.
  • Too many different screens to go to, when adding a new employee to make sure they have the proper access.
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Pricing Details

Brightmove

Starting Price

$625 per month

Editions & Modules

Brightmove editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Subscription$625.001

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Paylocity

Starting Price

$2 Per Employee Per Month

Editions & Modules

Paylocity editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Paylocity$2.001

Footnotes

  1. Per Employee Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Brightmove

Brightmove has worked well as we are a company with 120 employees. For as long as we stay around this size, we will continue with Brightmove, but as we grow we will start looking for an ATS that can directly tie into our CRM (NetSuite). The price point is great for the functionality when compared to other ATS solutions
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Paylocity

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.
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Usability

Brightmove

No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Although it is fairly easy to use, there are some processes that just don't make munch sense. For example, if an employee has 2 bank accounts and the funds are returned from one account the process to reissue is TEDIOUS and confusing. Unless you want to PAY for Paylocity to do it for you. I think the manual process should be as easy for us.
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Reliability and Availability

Brightmove

No answers on this topic

Paylocity

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.
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Performance

Brightmove

No answers on this topic

Paylocity

It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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Support Rating

Brightmove

The Customer Support is the best part of using this ATS vs others. They have a chat feature on the home page where you can ask a question and have a Customer Service rep help you in less than a minute. I have found that to be invaluable and a life saver on several occasions. I'm not sure you get that kind of service from a bigger ATS provider.
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Paylocity

The frustrations I have with Paylocity customer support are what drove me to leave a review in the first place so I can warn anyone considering purchasing this product. I really like the software and it has a lot of great features, but my complete distrust of their customer service has led me to rue the day I chose Paylocity to be our payroll vendor. For one thing, they are often slow to respond. That alone might be manageable, except even when I do get a response, half the time the answers are incomplete/not helpful, if not completely incorrect! Imagine waiting 90 days and paying thousands of dollars for a corrected W2 only for it to come back more incorrect than it was when you started, and not only that but they also made me question my sanity trying to convince me that they were correct when it was BLATANTLY wrong - and that's just one example! Sometimes you might be lucky to get a decent customer service rep using the chat help feature, but most of the time whoever you talk to does not seem to have any more knowledge of the system than you do. I am a patient person and I have a lot of grace for administrative errors (we're all human) but Paylocity customer service is consistently unreliable and sometimes unprofessional to boot. To their credit, the sales and implementation teams do seem really good. It seems like maybe they just can't retain good customer service reps. We've been through several account managers without ever having a good experience.
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Online Training

Brightmove

No answers on this topic

Paylocity

very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
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Implementation Rating

Brightmove

The Info Tech conversion and implementation team was too small to meet our needs
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Paylocity

I would make sure you have a dedicated team at Paylocity to complete the implementation. We had staff from Paylocity quit and things were not completed properly. They dropped the ball so to speak on that portion of it. we have encountered multiple issues since then and are still not using the Time off tracking to its full capabilities.
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Alternatives Considered

Brightmove

Brightmove seems to be pretty similar to Vurv, but overall the functionality of the other systems I have used has been better. I didn't select to implement Brightmove, it was already in place when I joined the company.
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Paylocity

Paylocity workflows are much more user-friendly than Paycom. Visually it is more appealing. It has been nice to have one platform that support HR, Payroll and Training functions in one place. The schedule feature is also useful working in manufacturing because it allows supervisors on different shifts to easily identify who should be at work when.
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Return on Investment

Brightmove

  • Positive ROI in terms of time spent by our recruiting team. Our old ATS was clunky and forced users to spend more time on mundane tasks.
  • Positive ROI in terms of connecting without outside job boards and finding job candidates.
  • Positive ROI in terms of motivating our team by seeing their numbers in an easy to understand/read dashboard.
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Paylocity

  • There have been several errors with end of the year documents and open enrollment information being generated with incorrect information that had to be corrected manually.
  • Better for provide information and updates to the company via the community board.
  • More functionality.
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