ClearCompany vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClearCompany
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ClearCompany offers an applicant tracking system with core features, including batch or mass communication, job board posting, centralized internal communications, and background checking features. It also provides onboarding automation and performance management.N/A
Paylocity
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.N/A
Pricing
ClearCompanyPaylocity
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClearCompanyPaylocity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ClearCompanyPaylocity
Considered Both Products
ClearCompany
Chose ClearCompany
ClearCompany is so much more user-friendly and intuitive.
Chose ClearCompany
I cannot compare ClearCompany to other products but it's worth the investment and blows pen and paper evaluations out of the water!
Chose ClearCompany
The one main feature ClearCompany has that others don't, is the texting feature in the recruitment module.
Chose ClearCompany
We switched from Hireology to ClearCompany, mainly for the price point. We also felt that CC could offer a bit more of a custom ATS. There are moments, though, where our management team feels that they received more applicants with Hireology than ClearCompany. I think part of …
Paylocity
Chose Paylocity
Paylocity was already established here prior to my joining the team. I enjoy Paylocity because of all the features that allow me to go to one system to satisfy many needs.
Chose Paylocity
I am actively vetting other systems. I'm looking for a system with a unified database, position seat management, and more robust reporting. While the all other systems I mentioned don't meet all these requirements, some do. What it has shown, is that Paylocity is lagging behind …
Chose Paylocity
I will say that Paylocity is easier to navigate than the two products mentioned above. There appears to be more customization. However, the workflow is terrible compared to PeopleSoft and SuccessFactors.
Chose Paylocity
Tyler Technologies is clunky and Paylocity seems much more user-friendly but is not. I would rather work with Tyler Tech. Tyler Tech was used by another school district where I worked in HR. Leman has had Paylocity for years and this system was here when I was hired.
Chose Paylocity
We have not yet made the move to Paylocity's recruitment platform but plan to meet with our sales rep to discuss.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ClearCompanyPaylocity
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.4
15 Ratings
25% above category average
Paylocity
8.2
740 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal10.013 Ratings8.3736 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.015 Ratings8.1574 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.6
8 Ratings
28% above category average
Paylocity
7.4
386 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting10.07 Ratings7.4292 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.06 Ratings7.4356 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.87 Ratings7.4254 Ratings
Performance tracking9.26 Ratings7.4359 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.6
10 Ratings
34% above category average
Paylocity
7.4
496 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans9.25 Ratings7.3445 Ratings
Plan weighting9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.84 Ratings7.2370 Ratings
Review status tracking9.86 Ratings7.5457 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.07 Ratings7.5459 Ratings
Workflow restrictions9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.84 Ratings7.6376 Ratings
Reporting9.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.6
11 Ratings
29% above category average
Paylocity
7.2
231 Ratings
10% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.02 Ratings6.8151 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.611 Ratings7.1187 Ratings
Candidate search10.09 Ratings7.4211 Ratings
Candidate development10.06 Ratings7.5168 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.2
18 Ratings
23% above category average
Paylocity
7.8
469 Ratings
0% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.518 Ratings7.8386 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.918 Ratings8.1410 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.613 Ratings7.7316 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.015 Ratings7.7385 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.218 Ratings7.0323 Ratings
Candidate Search8.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.818 Ratings8.1431 Ratings
Collaboration8.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation9.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions9.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.418 Ratings7.9429 Ratings
Reporting8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
8.0
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Paylocity
-
Ratings
Course authoring7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning7.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
872 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5822 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2802 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8739 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6751 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1688 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8671 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5575 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
859 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6835 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3395 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5603 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3571 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0833 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2660 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0410 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
721 Ratings
6% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0641 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5689 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4538 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
871 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5847 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6862 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1684 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3602 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3725 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
244 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.5244 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
795 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0760 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4774 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.6467 Ratings
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User Ratings
ClearCompanyPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(21 ratings)
7.7
(907 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(90 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(62 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(11 ratings)
7.2
(84 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(37 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClearCompanyPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
ClearCompany
If your company needs to move into becoming completely electronic, as well as the option of having it being remote if needed, this is the way to go. ClearCompany will hold your hand and help you every step of the way to becoming just that! It can be a difficult task to change so much but having their team to meet with you weekly until you have everything up and running was the best experience I could have asked for.
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Paylocity
I've been a Paylocity user for the last 6 years therefore I am proficient at Paylocity. Paylocity has helped me recently get 3 policies per person (261 * 3) signed off on by using the workflows dashboard. I think they can improve how the workflows are set up on their homepage when they log into the app. So whereas its helped get the employees to sign on their own time, it also would make it easier if it was easier to find on the mobile app.
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Pros
ClearCompany
  • Real-time updates shared across the software with remote users. It allows us to effectively manage and track candidates workflows and status within the onboarding process. This helps us effectively communicate and keep hooks in the candidate without having them fall through the cracks.
  • ClearCompany is able to customize and report to fit our company. We are in a particular industry where our time to fill, hiring costs and other metrics vary from time to time. In order to get an accurate report, ClearCompany has gone above and beyond to customize our reports and give us the data we need with a click of a button.
  • ClearCompany is always in constant communication and willing to assist. The feedback from the support team is almost instantaneous. I have the direct number to my customer care agent and her manager as well. It's nice to know they are there to help at a moment's notice. The support team has a great chat feature that allows me to send a message while i'm on the phone. They are quick to respond and always friendly.
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Paylocity
  • Customer Service is always helpful with little wait time.
  • Always improving; for example, the recent change to processing payroll. So much easier.
  • Onboarding makes it simple and the fact that the company can personalize the messaging to new hires allows us to make it more personalized.
  • Having an assigned account manager regardless of company size is definitely a plus.
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Cons
ClearCompany
  • Reporting is a bit limited - most reports require significant cleanup and/or take a lot of work to make meaningful
  • Hiring Manager visibility is limited when it comes to notifications (scorecards completed, etc.) and feedback for candidates from other processes, meaning that the burden is put on TA to inform
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Paylocity
  • Recruiting piece/ATS could be improved.
  • A candidate being able to save progress on their application is really a must as they can't leave and come back to their application without having to restart, i.e. if they need to get a phone number for a reference for example.
  • Could use more room in entering the job for internal notes.
  • Quirky when doing cut and paste of job details that leaves spaces that aren't in the document being pasted.
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Likelihood to Renew
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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Usability
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Overall, in my experience, Paylocity has been easy to use for both staff and administrators. First, the staff has an application and inputting Paid Time Off is easy to do. I then get an alert on my app and I am able to approve it on the spot from my app that gives me access as an employee and an administrator without having to use multiple apps or logins. As an administrator I think the portal is easy to use, Paylocity did a great job showing me tools and rolling out training classes before rollout.
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Reliability and Availability
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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Performance
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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Support Rating
ClearCompany
I had a great relationship with my first customer success manager. When I first started, she helped me navigate the system and was always available to answer any questions. They have provided great support throughout the last 2 years of me using the system. I attended a ClearCompany conference and they were incredible at providing support and showing how to best utilize the system,
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Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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In-Person Training
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I didn't have in-person training, but I'm sure it was just as great as any other training/assistance Paylocity provides. Paylocity customer service is always available. You never have to be on hold and their answers are always accurate and timely. Documents in the help section are helpful as well.
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Online Training
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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Implementation Rating
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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Alternatives Considered
ClearCompany
No comparison. It's apples to oranges when comparing. Clear Company is well-rounded and willing to collaborate to make it right for each company. Most other platforms make you adapt to the product they think is best without individual company needs in mind.
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Paylocity
We honestly had a program that only kept track of our Demographics, salaries, etc. then all of our Payroll was done on paper with paper leave slips etc. When I saw Paylocity, I was very excited about how easy it is/would be to use. [...] Our Paylocity rep that I spoke to was super GREAT in the explanation of Paylocity and I didn't even shop around much.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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Scalability
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We started with approximately 100 employees and have grown to over 500. Paylocity is able to handle an organization's growth in terms of headcount as well as level of benefits offered.
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Professional Services
ClearCompany
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
ClearCompany
  • ClearCompany has some helpful options our company has utilized, but overall it has been very hard to get past some of the user interfaces that aren't functional or getting speedy responses when something isn't operational.
  • ClearCompany has custom reports that help us strategize our recruitment efforts, but we have had many instances where the reports do not pull data from the system which has lead to confusion or decisions being made with incomplete information.
  • ClearCompany has multiple avenues to contact them or get help, but they are not always effective because of the completion time frame varies.
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Paylocity
  • We love the time of request process, although editing a request should be easier than deleting it.
  • The expense report side has helped with our paperless process and tracking mileage.
  • On-boarding has helped with making sure we comply with our new hire checklist process.
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