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Score 9.3 out of 100

Paycom

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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Calamari

The very user-friendly interface encourages our team members to use Calamari regularly. The tool is also very simple to use so all in-house communication is strengthened because of that. The Success team writes back within minutes and helps with literally everything so the communication between us/our team and Calamari is great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom allows the centralization in the cloud of all of our employee data. This allows our workforce to have access to data anywhere and at any time in real-time. Paycom allows us to retrieve information and act on it quickly. We don't have the need to have all of our HR or Payroll professionals located in one location and it allows them to remotely work from anywhere.
Daniel Adkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Calamari
Paycom
7.3
Employee demographic data
Calamari
Paycom
7.2
Employment history
Calamari
Paycom
7.7
Job profiles and administration
Calamari
Paycom
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Calamari
Paycom
7.7
Organizational charting
Calamari
Paycom
7.2
Organization and location management
Calamari
Paycom
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Calamari
Paycom
7.4

Payroll Management

Calamari
Paycom
7.6
Pay calculation
Calamari
Paycom
7.5
Support for external payroll vendors
Calamari
Paycom
6.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Calamari
Paycom
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Calamari
Paycom
7.8
Direct deposit files
Calamari
Paycom
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
Calamari
Paycom
8.5
Reimbursement management
Calamari
Paycom
6.8

Leave and Attendance Management

Calamari
Paycom
8.0
Approval workflow
Calamari
Paycom
8.4
Balance details
Calamari
Paycom
7.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Calamari
Paycom
7.8

Employee Self Service

Calamari
Paycom
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Calamari
Paycom
8.4
Update personal information
Calamari
Paycom
8.7
View company policy documentation
Calamari
Paycom
7.8
Employee recognition
Calamari
Paycom
7.0
View job history
Calamari
Paycom
7.8

Asset Management

Calamari
Paycom
4.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Calamari
Paycom
4.4

HR Reporting

Calamari
Paycom
6.4
Report builder
Calamari
Paycom
6.9
Pre-built reports
Calamari
Paycom
6.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Calamari
Paycom
5.4

Onboarding

Calamari
Paycom
7.2
New hire portal
Calamari
Paycom
7.8
Manager tracking tools
Calamari
Paycom
6.6

Performance and Goals

Calamari
Paycom
5.5
Corporate goal setting
Calamari
Paycom
3.9
Individual goal setting
Calamari
Paycom
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Calamari
Paycom
4.0
Performance tracking
Calamari
Paycom
7.4

Performance Management

Calamari
Paycom
7.2
Performance plans
Calamari
Paycom
6.9
Performance improvement plans
Calamari
Paycom
6.8
Review status tracking
Calamari
Paycom
7.2
Review reminders
Calamari
Paycom
7.8
Multiple review frequency
Calamari
Paycom
7.4

Succession Planning

Calamari
Paycom
6.6
Create succession plans/pools
Calamari
Paycom
9.1
Candidate ranking
Calamari
Paycom
6.7
Candidate search
Calamari
Paycom
5.5
Candidate development
Calamari
Paycom
5.1

Recruiting / ATS

Calamari
Paycom
6.7
Job Requisition Management
Calamari
Paycom
6.9
Company Website Posting
Calamari
Paycom
7.2
Publish to Social Media
Calamari
Paycom
6.3
Job Search Site Posting
Calamari
Paycom
6.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Calamari
Paycom
6.4
Applicant Tracking
Calamari
Paycom
6.4
Notifications and Alerts
Calamari
Paycom
7.2

Pros

Calamari

  • Feature rich.
  • Cheap.
  • Professional and helpful support team.
  • Beautiful and clear UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Provides easy-to-use payroll software that is structured to help eliminate human error, allowing me to self-manage payroll with complete accuracy.
  • Automatically generates the necessary and easy-to-access reports relating to wages and payroll taxes paid.
  • Offers exceptional customer service with dedicated representatives who are very professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and courteous.
  • Received thorough personal instruction/training on the use of the online software program.
Georgann Peiffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Calamari

  • Lack of a mobile app.
  • A little tricky at first to use.
  • Need HR-friendly features to add.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Would like to see more options when creating a custom report
  • Clocking in 1 minute after the start of a schedule, takes away half an hour from the employee. We are consistently pushing the clock back one minutes so that employees don't lose that half hour. This only happens on our morning shift; not our Swing Shift.
  • On anniversary dates the system changes the vacation accrual but does not enter the additional lump sum of 40 hours vacation to the employee's account. We go in and enter the lump sum manually.
  • It is difficult to reprogram our time clock bells. Over time, the bell rings 1 or 2 minutes earlier than the actual time.
Fran Bosch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 9 answers
The initial experience with Paycom was so bad that we decided we won't be renewing anything with them and will be terminating our business relationship mid year. Issues with the implementation, the support we receive from the implementation team and the production team has been just awful and it just doesn't meet our expectations nor what we were pitched during the sales meetings.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 8.3
Based on 14 answers
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Calamari

Calamari 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Working with my rep is so easy and has been the selling point on this platform. I like that I don't have to think about it much, love the Slack integrations for my team and how easy it was to transition from our old process into Calamari. It's simple, clear, and for a small team, it has everything I need. The customer support team has always responded promptly when I need anything, and we were even able to extend our trial period in the beginning and converted to a paying customer shortly after.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 7.6
Based on 51 answers
Paycom is the best payroll and HR software I have utilized in my 30 plus years as a CPA working in private industry. I am always confident in the software and my support team. The software is updated on an ongoing basis automatically. Paycom relieves a lot of stress over this vital area of any business.
Lee Ann Tipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 6.4
Based on 1 answer
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 1 answer
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 5.6
Based on 6 answers
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Calamari

Our HR department used Excel and paper request forms for our vacation management, and tracking working hours didn't exist. We were only obliged to sign a list when we were entering the office. Calamari is a huge improvement in every aspect of time tracking and vacation management for your company. We're loving it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom's time and attendance is fully automated, much easier:1. To use for employees and managers2. Make changes3. Add comments4. Approve timesheets5. Has built in drop down options6. quick tabs with accrual info, calc detail and audit detail7. Adds hours with a few click for payroll processing
Cecilia Terrazas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 5.5
Based on 1 answer
They are not able to meet our current needs
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Calamari

  • Our vacations are accepted by team leaders and the hr department, so it's super easy to plan projects.
  • Clocking in/out helps everyone with punctuality.
  • It's easier to manage overtime hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • We've been able to automate a number of our processes as we've worked with Paycom. This has saved us a huge amount of time per pay cycle.
  • Since Paycom is easy to use all employees are glad to monitor their own accounts so that the Payroll staff doesn't have to follow up on minor items.
  • Due to the ease of use of Paycom our business has more than doubled in the last 2 years.
Jonathan Stankey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Calamari

General

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

Calamari Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave MgmtStarting at 101
Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 201
Leave Mgmt + Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 301
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Paycom

General

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

Paycom Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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