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Score 9.1 out of 100

Paychex Flex

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Paychex Flex

    71%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    128 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    143 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    98 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    100 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    95 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    91 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Paychex Flex

    83%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    174 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    85 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    106 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    171 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    124 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    70 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Paychex Flex

    79%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    73 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    92 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    76 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Paychex Flex

    84%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 4/4 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    148 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    154 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    72 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    104 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Paychex Flex

    81%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    29 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Paychex Flex

    77%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    98 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    106 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    63 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Paychex Flex

    82%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    95 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    65 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Clockify

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Paychex Flex

    74%
    Paychex Flex ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    25 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    24 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    18 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    24 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    20 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    24 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    39 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Clockify is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Product Scalability
    • Paychex Flex is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.5

    Clockify

    95%
    8 Ratings
    8.1

    Paychex Flex

    81%
    188 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Clockify

    100%
    1 Rating
    6.5

    Paychex Flex

    65%
    16 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Clockify

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.3

    Paychex Flex

    83%
    135 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Clockify

    100%
    2 Ratings
    8.9

    Paychex Flex

    89%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Clockify

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.8

    Paychex Flex

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.2

    Clockify

    82%
    8 Ratings
    8.3

    Paychex Flex

    83%
    164 Ratings

    Online Training

    Clockify

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Paychex Flex

    82%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Clockify

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Paychex Flex

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Configurability

    Clockify

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Paychex Flex

    79%
    8 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Clockify

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2

    Paychex Flex

    62%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    10.0

    Clockify

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.1

    Paychex Flex

    81%
    6 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Clockify

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Paychex Flex

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Clockify

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Paychex Flex

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    COING, Inc

    Clockify is well suited for remote-based employees so employers can track their time worked. It is great for tracking time for billable client work as well as non-billable work.
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    Paychex, Inc.

    Paychex Flex is great for employers, both large and small, to help process their payroll. It automatically generates reports, allows employees to be paid via direct deposit and access their stubs and W2s electronically. It has worked well for us both on the employer and employee end. I cannot think of an instance where it wouldn't be appropriate. It is a perfect all-in-one payroll processing service, with team support built in.
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    Pros

    COING, Inc

    • 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.
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    Paychex, Inc.

    • Direct deposit of pay check.
    • Fill up employees W4 forms.
    • Submit time card to payroll for processing.
    • Assigning badge numbers and employee ID.
    • Submitting 5500 forms to IRS.
    • Manage and monitor 401K enrolled employees and 401K performance.
    • Access quarterly employment filing reports when needed.
    • Each employee is assigned a portal to access their payroll stubs and W2 forms when needed.
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    Cons

    COING, Inc

    • interface in general could be more user-friendly
    • there could be better organization across different " clients"
    • should be allowed to change rate for different tasks on free version
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    Paychex, Inc.

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Clockify

    Starting Price

    $0 forever, unlimited everything

    Editions & Modules

    Clockify editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Clockify ServerStarts at 4501
    Clockify Free02
    Clockify Plus9.993
    Clockify Premium29.994
    Clockify Enterprise9.995

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. forever, unlimited everything
    3. per month, per workspace
    4. per month, per workspace
    5. per month, per user, per workspace

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $0

    Additional 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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Paychex Flex editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Paychex Go591
    Paychex Flex ServiceContact sales team2
    Paychex Flex EnterpriseContact sales team3

    Footnotes

    1. per month/+$4 per employee
    2. none
    3. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    COING, Inc

    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?
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    Paychex, Inc.

    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.
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    Usability

    COING, Inc

    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
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    Paychex, Inc.

    Paychex Flex has possibly added electronic onboarding since we stopped using the system. This option would bring my rating up to a 8 or 9 for Paychex Flex. The ability to have employees enter their info, read and ackowledge company policies versus hand writing paper applications that are often times not legible, has been more effecient for us with the hiring process
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    Reliability and Availability

    COING, Inc

    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
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    Paychex, Inc.

    We have not experienced any difficulties with unplanned outages. Notifications are always made for outages, and they do not effect normal business operations.
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    Performance

    COING, Inc

    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
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    Paychex, Inc.

    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.
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    Support Rating

    COING, Inc

    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.
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    Paychex, Inc.

    Paychex Flex has been having longer than normal wait times, but I do think that it is a covid-related/staffing issue as it's only been happening in the past 2 months (November, December, January 2022). Once I do have a representative on the line, they are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. The support level is fairly basic at the representative level. For anything more complex, an HR specialist would need to be brought in.
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    Online Training

    COING, Inc

    No answers on this topic

    Paychex, Inc.

    They were very patient and answered all of my questions.
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    Implementation Rating

    COING, Inc

    No answers on this topic

    Paychex, Inc.

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    COING, Inc

    Harvest is very similar to Clockify. The only difference is that Harvest also has an invoicing and billing system built into it. So if you're billing your clients based off of time directly, Harvest may be a better option as far as that goes. Of course, Harvest only has minimum billing increments of 6 or 10 minutes, there is no 10-minute option so that's something where Clockify has them beat. They are both very easy to use.
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    Paychex, Inc.

    Paychex Flex is hands-down an easier way to manage payroll. I found QuickBooks Online to be somewhat confusing about when and where to file what form, and it was definitely more tedious than the easy flow of using Paychex Flex.
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    Scalability

    COING, Inc

    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
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    Paychex, Inc.

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    COING, Inc

    • Free option was amazing a great return on a free investment
    • Has saved my company money and provided all the tools I needed to track projects and employee work time.
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    Paychex, Inc.

    • Using Paychex Flex has been a great timesaver for me - I can print out timesheets that help keep me focused on all the employee's time and accurate reporting.
    • The payroll journals are very easy to read and make cash management a very simple process.
    • Employees love that they can go online and see their paychecks and payroll information, thereby leaving me to do more important tasks.
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