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Score 9.2 out of 100

Paycom

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Score 6.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Paycom

    68%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    263 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    255 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    253 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    255 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    182 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    218 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    207 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Paycom

    74%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    298 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    47 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    13 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    251 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    301 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    246 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    163 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Paycom

    76%
    Paycom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    255 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    257 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    215 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Paycom

    77%
    Paycom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    304 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    305 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    267 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    144 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    240 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.8

    Paycom

    48%
    Paycom ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    26 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.2

    Paycom

    62%
    Paycom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    256 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    254 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    55 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Paycom

    66%
    Paycom ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    250 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    214 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.7

    Paycom

    57%
    Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.2
    42%
    36 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    136 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    35 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    144 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Paycom

    72%
    Paycom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    173 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    163 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    168 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    176 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    156 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Paycom

    68%
    Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    24 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    30 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    33 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    29 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Calamari

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.1

    Paycom

    61%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    157 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    155 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    121 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    140 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    134 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    163 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    165 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Calamari is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Calamari

    90%
    4 Ratings
    6.3

    Paycom

    63%
    325 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Paycom

    81%
    16 Ratings

    Usability

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2

    Paycom

    72%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Paycom

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Paycom

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Calamari

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.2

    Paycom

    92%
    56 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Paycom

    64%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Paycom

    73%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8

    Paycom

    58%
    7 Ratings

    Configurability

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Paycom

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Calamari

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    Paycom

    84%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Calamari

    Calamari is constantly striving to account for and provide useful, practical, and simple solutions to its employees that everyone can use without significant inconvenience. Always seeking to be in an active business environment that allows them to manage the various labor policies that exist in each region and company where they work.
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    Paycom

    in my experience, Paycom has been a great program to process payroll more efficiently and timely. The thought of doing payroll the old way sounds dreadful. This change has definitely been a positive change and one that I would recommend. Paycom also makes it easier to work on payroll outside of the office using their Manager on the Go app. If employees contact me while I'm outside of the office at meetings, I can still login and help answer their question quicker than I could before. Anytime you change systems there is a lot to learn, however, with the help of my implementation team and help features within the website, I can always get a quick response
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    Pros

    Calamari

    • Complex rules to define each team member's PTO allowance.
    • Overview of remaining allowance and when it is has been requested for.
    • Easy login options.
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    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.
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    Cons

    Calamari

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

    • Occasionally we struggle to get into contact without a dedicated specialist who would know more detail about our personal circumstances. However, Paycom seems to always have an expert standing by that can jump in when needed. Ultimately, we get great help quickly, no matter what.
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    Pricing Details

    Calamari

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Calamari editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Leave MgmtStarting at 101
    Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 202
    Leave Mgmt + Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 303

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Paycom

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Paycom editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      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

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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      Usability

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      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!
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      Reliability and Availability

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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      Performance

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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      Support Rating

      Calamari

      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.
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      Paycom

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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      Online Training

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      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
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      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!
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      Paycom

      Paycom blows both Heartland and ADP away. No comparison. I had nothing but issues with the others and no issues to speak of with Paycom. I will recommend Paycom to anyone looking for a truly all-in-one provider.
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      Scalability

      Calamari

      No answers on this topic

      Paycom

      They are not able to meet our current needs
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      Return on Investment

      Calamari

      • It is quick and simple to provide application training to employees.
      • When there are problems with the connection, it is possible to record that the user does not mark their exit or accounts for extra time.
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      Paycom

      • We no longer have a full-time HR manager. The duties are split between a Controller and another manager-reduced costs-all in an $80,000/year savings.
      • Employee self-management of benefits enrollments eliminated manager support for the process. It's completely self-administered by the employee, probably saves 80 hours of administrative work at a minimum and eliminating any chance that management makes an error on the employee's record.
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