Core HR vs. Rippling

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
Rippling
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
Pricing
Core HRRippling
Editions & Modules
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$8.00
starting price per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Core HRRippling
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFor additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.
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Features
Core HRRippling
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
Rippling
8.0
560 Ratings
2% above category average
Employee demographic data9.03 Ratings7.9372 Ratings
Employment history10.03 Ratings8.1389 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.53 Ratings8.3452 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.03 Ratings8.3383 Ratings
Organizational charting9.03 Ratings8.0472 Ratings
Organization and location management9.03 Ratings8.3402 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.53 Ratings7.3301 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Rippling
8.5
604 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings8.5523 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings8.2324 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.53 Ratings8.8544 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.93 Ratings9.1528 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.03 Ratings8.5361 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.53 Ratings8.0299 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
Rippling
8.9
519 Ratings
10% above category average
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings9.1496 Ratings
Balance details7.63 Ratings9.0456 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.03 Ratings8.7312 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Rippling
8.9
642 Ratings
9% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information7.62 Ratings9.2603 Ratings
Update personal information10.03 Ratings9.3631 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.52 Ratings8.9504 Ratings
Employee recognition9.03 Ratings8.2303 Ratings
View job history10.03 Ratings8.8426 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Rippling
7.8
234 Ratings
0% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets9.02 Ratings7.8234 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Rippling
8.2
265 Ratings
8% above category average
Report builder9.53 Ratings8.0258 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.03 Ratings8.0242 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.42 Ratings8.6203 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Rippling
8.7
428 Ratings
8% above category average
New hire portal9.03 Ratings8.8420 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.53 Ratings8.7300 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
Rippling
8.6
165 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting9.52 Ratings8.8140 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.02 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings8.2140 Ratings
Performance tracking9.02 Ratings8.6144 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.7
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Rippling
8.6
195 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans7.53 Ratings8.3170 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.53 Ratings8.2159 Ratings
Review status tracking9.53 Ratings9.0167 Ratings
Review reminders9.03 Ratings9.1183 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.92 Ratings8.5149 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Rippling
9.1
152 Ratings
14% above category average
Create succession plans/pools8.42 Ratings9.0124 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.52 Ratings9.3133 Ratings
Candidate search7.52 Ratings9.2139 Ratings
Candidate development9.52 Ratings9.1128 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Rippling
8.7
174 Ratings
11% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.03 Ratings9.2134 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.02 Ratings8.4128 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings8.8119 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.52 Ratings8.8120 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.42 Ratings8.2123 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.53 Ratings8.6128 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings8.9157 Ratings
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User Ratings
Core HRRippling
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
8.1
(684 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(681 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(613 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Core HRRippling
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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Rippling
Rippling is the best payroll provider if you have multiple companies that you want registered together. No other payroll provider we spoke to offered the multi-EIN feature that Rippling provides. We are a small company and Rippling works great for us at our size. I do not know how well the application scales, but I could see the systems being less than ideal for very large companies. Similarly, a very small company many not need all the features that Rippling offers and can get away with a cheaper payroll company. For example, a sole proprietorship with two employees probably should use Gusto or some other option if they need a payroll company, but Rippling would still be a useful service for these companies vs. no payroll company at all. It is just a matter of price.
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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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Rippling
  • Clean UI - there is no ambiguity about what function each button will perform.
  • Very easy to navigate. It is not difficult to find what is being looked for.
  • Single location for multiple functions. This is great for me as there is one central hub for all professional admin matters. Saving me valuable time that I can better spend on more pressing work matters.
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Cons
HR Cloud
  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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Rippling
  • Providing point of contact for different aspects of the program, we have a customer service rep, who is fantastic, but he is the only person I know to reach out to, and he generally has to follow up with me with information on which department/person I need to get in touch with to resolve my question.
  • Their "help" section is a bit difficult to navigate, but I will say the team chat makes up for that particular shortfall.
  • Their pricing is a bit all over the place. Everything is "al a carte," so the costs can add up quickly.
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Likelihood to Renew
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Rippling
Rippling continues to innovate and amaze me with their new innovations and features. Product feedback is taken seriously so I always give it whenever I can and end up seeing results. Rippling is the new wave of HRIS that cannot compare against others in the industry just due to the fact they are super user friendly!
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Usability
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Rippling
Rippling stands out with its dependable, transparent, and intuitive platform for HR management. It simplifies tasks like managing team details, payroll, and benefits, making them straightforward and efficient. This user-friendliness has been a game-changer for companies like Noticed, where it streamlined employee onboarding and Open Enrollment. Their features combine to create a positive and stress-free experience for HR professionals and employees alike. Rippling's focus on user-friendliness makes it a clear choice for companies seeking a streamlined and efficient HR solution.
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Reliability and Availability
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Rippling
I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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Performance
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Rippling
Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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Support Rating
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Rippling
The Rippling support team is INCREDIBLE. Their chat bot feature is very robust and if you need a live agent they are quick to hop on and a very helpful and friendly. Whether you need a Zoom call for a screen share or things are complicated and they need to make a support ticket, they will always work with you until you find a solution. VERY helpful! and Onboarding as a company/customer was great too.
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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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Rippling
Proof was much more convoluted and not easy to maneuver. Also all the platforms could not relate to each other and so nothing was streamlined in its approach. Also things seemed to lag and was not very up to date when it needed to be. I feel rippling has simplified their processes
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Scalability
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Rippling
I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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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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Rippling
  • The organization of information increased the business efficiency
  • Employee can search for themselves, leaving HR to do the things they need to be productive
  • Access 24/7 thru mobile app allows employee to function when they have the opportunity leaving the normal work hours for other business.
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ScreenShots

Rippling Screenshots

Screenshot of Rippling Dashboard: Employees' home for their payroll, benefits, documents, devices, expenses, and apps.Screenshot of Rippling Payroll: Runs payroll in 90 seconds. Pays employees and contractors around the world. Automatic tax filing.Screenshot of Rippling Benefits Administration: Management of employees' Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, FSA, HSA, and commuter benefits.Screenshot of Rippling Single Sign-On: Employees can access all of their SaaS apps in one click from their Rippling dashboard.Screenshot of Rippling’s Time & Attendance platform integrates with the rest of the product suite so that when employees clock in, their approved hours automatically synced with payroll and accounting systems.Screenshot of Rippling Mobile Device Management: To manage employees' computers and devices 100% remotely.