What users are saying about
20 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
351 Ratings
20 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.8 out of 100

Paychex Flex

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
351 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Clockify

I would recommend this for someone who is a freelancer with multiple clients, but would not recommend to a company who has multiple employees doing the same job every single day. It'd be easier to have them clock in on one platform, like Square, for example, which automatically can take out taxes (for W9 employees)
Maria Meade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Because Paychex Flex cost is based on the number of employees, it was a great fit for our small nonprofit. It takes some of the burdens off of my position, so that I may focus on meeting the needs of our mission and reaching out to our community. I would highly suggest giving Paychex Flex a try regardless of the size of your business.
Luann Honerkamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Clockify
Paychex Flex
6.8
Employee demographic data
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.4
Employment history
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.8
Job profiles and administration
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.4
Organizational charting
Clockify
Paychex Flex
1.0
Organization and location management
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.5

Payroll Management

Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.9
Pay calculation
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.4
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.0
Direct deposit files
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.1
Reimbursement management
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.8
Approval workflow
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.9
Balance details
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.8

Employee Self Service

Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.4
Update personal information
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.3
View company policy documentation
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.1
View job history
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.2

Asset Management

Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.7

HR Reporting

Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.4
Report builder
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.3
Pre-built reports
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.3

Onboarding

Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.0
New hire portal
Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.5
Job Requisition Management
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.4
Company Website Posting
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.6
Publish to Social Media
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.5
Applicant Tracking
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Clockify
Paychex Flex
7.5

Pros

Clockify

  • Clockify records exact times on a per project basis when you click Start/Stop.
  • User interface is very easy. It is easy to add a project on the fly, change the times I just recorded if I forgot to click Stop for example. The interface is intuitive and gives me the flexibility I need.
  • Reporting gives me everything I need from times, hours per project, billable or not, per client and any tags I've created. This provides enough flexibility for many different use cases.
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

  • Paychex Flex does an exemplary job with handling Payroll. Our organization has full-time employee's as well as contractor's and we never have an issue with payroll.
  • Insurance renewal process is painless.
  • Another plus to using Paychex Flex is the customer support. Questions and/or inquiries are handled promptly and in a timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Clockify

  • It doesn't have a built-in invoicing feature, which is ultimately why we chose to switch to Harvest. That's honestly my only complaint.
McKay Salisbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

  • It's difficult to update user emails and user phone numbers after they have been set
  • The performance management system could use some quality of life improvements like viewing previous reviews while completing a new review or allowing a manager to view the self-review of an employee while completing the manager review.
  • For the issues and incidents section, it would be great if system admins could submit a new case like a workplace injury or near-miss without having to tag an employee in the case. Sometimes we just want to add the information into Flex for recordkeeping purposes and for generating 300A forms at the end of the year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Clockify

Clockify 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm using the free version at the moment and loving it. What a great product, easy, responsive and has better up time than Yahoo Mail. :) What isn't there to like?
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 9.0
Based on 12 answers
overall we have had good experience. when problems occur paychex is quick to resolve the problems; however when encountering recurring problems and issues it doesn't matter how quickly they are resolved they should re-occur. Paychex will price match competitor's quotes.
Rhonda Rader | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Clockify

Clockify 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I can use it effectively on day 1. Day 3 I added more options and back-filled my previous time tracking. I saw how to add Projects and clients and found a way that works well for me. I ran a report for the 3 days I was using it and extrapolated how it would work after 6 months. I saw benefits to being able to search anything, and run reports using several filters including user defined tags, clients, projects
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.4
Based on 115 answers
I would like to see more flexible reporting features; not enough "live" reports for my liking. I'd love to be able to pull a YTD report at my discretion without needing to contact my account manager, as one is furnished with our weekly payroll reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Clockify

Clockify 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never had an issue logging in or it not being available. I use Clockify every work day during the week, frequently starting/stopping projects. I've had past experience with other systems that suddenly aren't usable for an hour and that is something I have never experienced with Clockify. They are doing something right on their backend. Nice job, Clockify folks
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.9
Based on 6 answers
We have not experienced any difficulties with unplanned outages. Notifications are always made for outages, and they do not effect normal business operations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Clockify

Clockify 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I already mentioned how it feels light across the wire. Pages load fast in the web browser. I have not tried the browser plug-in nor the mobile app. I give it a 9 instead of 10 as the desktop app seemed to hesitate when I clicked the start/stop of a project/task
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Unless there is lag time within the internet, the Paychex Flex website loads exceptional fast, pages load quickly and reports that I need to print or download load quickly. If I need to create a specialized report, once I complete it I receive an e-mail telling me my report is ready to be downloaded. Changing between web pages is fast as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Clockify

Clockify 8.2
Based on 8 answers
I dealt very little with customer support because Clockify is so easy to use. That being said, the few times I did, I got fast responses and any issues that I did have were solved in a very fast manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.1
Based on 144 answers
Our organization had a rocky start converting to Paychex Flex and the support team made some errors. It took me over 30 hours in Paychex Flex to make the corrections. We still struggle with getting accurate information sometimes from our support staff even after the conversion
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Clockify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.2
Based on 1 answer
They were very patient and answered all of my questions.
Sarah Heller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Clockify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.7
Based on 8 answers
Just make sure you have your in-house data collected and organized before you start. It would be helpful to put together a questionnaire to solicit all of the needed information.
Joey Riso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Clockify

Clockify is a perfect cheaper alternative to Harvest and other software that are more expensive but provide more tools. If you need software that tracks time efficiently and generates the required project and employees time reports, Clockify is terrific. If you need software that can be used to generate invoices and run payroll as well, you’ll need to use other more expensive software.
Jackson Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex takes care of all the reporting to the various tax reporting agencies, which gives me peace of mind that everything is being taken care of. ADP also does the same thing, but Paychex Flex is a little easier to be in contact with as they are always available. Quickbooks allows you to do your own reporting, but in the event of a mistake, Paychex Flex does accept responsibility and the liability if the mistake was theirs. I have not had a mistake from them yet, but I do know they will cover the liability if they do. That is total peace of mind for me.
Terry Capaldi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Clockify

Clockify 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it feels light on the wire and runs so smoothly with great up-time. I have to assume that the same is true as it scales. I'm a single user so maybe I don't see if there are any scalability issues. With the way it seems architected to run so quickly across many platforms (desktop, mobile, web, browser plug-in), I have to think that it is using recent technology that provides scalability options
Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Employees can log in at home and get up to date information on their FSA balance and any medical bill reimbursements they may have uploaded. At renewal time they have the ability to make changes to their FSA or for new employees star the enrollment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Clockify

  • The free plan really did everything we needed for the 6 months or so we used it. Without Clockify, we would have had to pay roughly $40+/month for a software tool.
  • When we upgraded to the paid version, it was still only $10/month and helped us be able to have minimum billing increments which is a huge monetary increase.
McKay Salisbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paychex Flex

  • Improved time management where I can email folks every other week and people enter in their time.
  • It's been difficult when Jewish holidays get in the way as we are closed for those holidays. As long as I tell my rep in time, I won't get charged if having to submit payroll late, but I should be able to just submit when the holidays are at one point during the year and not have to email a week or so before each time it happens (it doesn't happen often, but it would be nice).
  • It's a consistent system we use across the board so it's equitable.
Rebecca Eisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Clockify

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0

Clockify Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Clockify ServerStarts at 450
  1. none
SaaS Edition
Clockify Free$01
Clockify Plus9.992
Clockify Premium29.992
Clockify Enterprise9.993
  1. forever, unlimited everything
  2. per month, per workspace
  3. per month, per user, per workspace
Additional Pricing Details
Unlimited usage and number of users for free. Paid plans are solely for access to additional features. Self-hosting software on own servers available.

Paychex Flex

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Paychex Flex Editions & Modules

Edition
Paychex Go$591
Paychex Flex ServiceContact sales team
Paychex Flex EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month/+$4 per employee
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Clockify
8.7
Paychex Flex
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Clockify
10.0
Paychex Flex
9.0

Usability

Clockify
10.0
Paychex Flex
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Clockify
10.0
Paychex Flex
8.9

Performance

Clockify
9.0
Paychex Flex
8.8

Support Rating

Clockify
8.2
Paychex Flex
8.1

Online Training

Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.2

Implementation Rating

Clockify
Paychex Flex
8.7

Scalability

Clockify
10.0
Paychex Flex
8.2

Add comparison