Core HR vs. HRdirect Smart Apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Core HR
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Core HR provides users with the ability to access employee information anywhere via the cloud. Users can also track and analyze employee pay and performance across the entire workforce.N/A
HRdirect Smart Apps
Score 8.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HRdirect Smart Apps is an HR Management software solution from HRdirect, a a division of ComplyRight, Inc., dedicated to developing and delivering “Solutions for Smart Employers” since 1985. The vendor says HRdirect supports business managers at more than 500,000 locations with essential employee management and compliance tasks. HRdirect Smart Apps aims to help users work efficiently and affordably. The vendor's goal is to simplify complex processes and free employers from compliance…N/A
Pricing
Core HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Core HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNO PER EMPLOYEE PRICING, NO BUNDLED FEATURES. JUST $60 A YEAR PER APP. Simple Pricing, No Matter How You Slice It Only use the Smart Apps that best fit your unique needs and pay the same, low price for each one: just $60 a year. It's easy to add more at any time, too - either as your needs change or as our solutions expand.
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Community Pulse
Core HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Core HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
17% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Employee demographic data9.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employment history10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.53 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.53 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
3 Ratings
16% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.9
3 Ratings
10% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Balance details7.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
13% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information7.62 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Update personal information10.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee recognition9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
3 Ratings
17% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Report builder9.53 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
16% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
155% below category average
New hire portal9.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.53 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
2 Ratings
14% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.7
3 Ratings
9% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.5
2 Ratings
8% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
17% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Core HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Core HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
HR Cloud
Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
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ComplyRight
UPDATE 3/20/2020: I initially gave HRDirect a "0" recommendation due to all the issues we had with the PTO Module. However, since purchasing the Harassment Training Module ($90), this product is the best value for the money and puts us in compliance with mandated requirements. It is easy to use and well-presented. At this point in time, with the issues and frustration level of all our employees, managers, and payroll department, it would be difficult for me to recommend this app as suitable in any scenario. However, should HRdirect fix the issues and get the app to perform as it was originally designed, it would be a great product for a small to medium company that has limited resources yet wants a good product for the money. In our experience, the new hire portal did not appear to be functioning properly; our new hires were not able to access the blank documents. They could see them but not open them (PDFs).
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Pros
HR Cloud
  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
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ComplyRight
  • Initially, you were able to see all activity and drill down for details.
  • It was easy-access for all our employees in the 7 states we operate in.
  • It provided tracking for the managers.
  • Payroll had access to all PTO requests.
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Cons
HR Cloud
  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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ComplyRight
  • HRdirect performed an upgrade in 2019 and that's where things went awry.
  • You could no longer drill down through the calendar to see the details - i.e. Doctor's appointment, illness, childcare issues, vacation, etc.
  • Previous year PTO requests were not archived and you now had to scroll through hundreds of PTO requests to see the most current.
  • Previous PTO requests were listed oldest to most current, resulting in much frustration trying to locate specific ones.
  • The print option was not longer functional.
  • The online help request form was no longer accessible.
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Likelihood to Renew
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Support Rating
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
ComplyRight
Due to the fact that we were patient for more than 6 months with no resolution in sight, we decided to end our relationship with HRdirect for PTO tracking. 3/20/2020: We have purchased the Harassment Training Module. Excellent product with great value for the money.
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Alternatives Considered
HR Cloud
The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
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ComplyRight
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
HR Cloud
  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
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ComplyRight
  • Initially, HRdirect was proving to be an excellent tool, and we were getting a quick turnaround on small issues. However, the upgrade messed things up on our accessibility, with no resolution in sight.
  • Harassment training module is excellent.
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ScreenShots

HRdirect Smart Apps Screenshots

Screenshot of EMPLOYEE RECORDS
Smarter, Centralized Employee Management

 - Directory & Records
 - Employee Self-Service
 - Document StorageScreenshot of ATTENDANCE CALENDAR
Take Control of Employee Attendance

 - 12-Month Calendars
 - Absence Code Management
 - Absence NotesScreenshot of I-9 & W-4
Ease the Burden of Completing I-9 and W-4 Forms

 - Onboarding Workflow
 - Guided I-9 & W-4 Forms
 - History & Audit TrackingScreenshot of JOB APPLICATION
Smart Hiring Begins Before the Interview

 - Compliant Questions Library
 - Customizable Application
 - Online Application LinkScreenshot of PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE
Your Guide to an Effective Disciplinary Program

 - Employee Warning Notices
 - Discipline History
 - Action Plan DocumentationScreenshot of TIME OFF REQUEST
Let Employees Handle Time Off Requests for You

 - Employee Time Off Requests
 - Supervisor Approval Workflow
 - Attendance Calendar Sync