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Score 9 out of 100

Paychex Flex

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    DATABASICS Time

    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
    8.0
    80%
    98 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    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
    8.0
    80%
    91 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    DATABASICS Time

    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
    8.8
    88%
    174 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    85 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    106 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    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

    DATABASICS Time

    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

    DATABASICS Time

    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

    DATABASICS Time

    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

    DATABASICS Time

    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
    7.6
    76%
    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

    DATABASICS Time

    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

    DATABASICS Time

    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
    7.5
    75%
    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
    7.8
    78%
    39 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • DATABASICS Time is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    DATABASICS Time

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.1

    Paychex Flex

    81%
    188 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5

    Paychex Flex

    65%
    16 Ratings

    Usability

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    Paychex Flex

    83%
    135 Ratings

    Availability

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    Paychex Flex

    89%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Paychex Flex

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    DATABASICS Time

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.3

    Paychex Flex

    83%
    164 Ratings

    Online Training

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Paychex Flex

    82%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Paychex Flex

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Configurability

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Paychex Flex

    79%
    4 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2

    Paychex Flex

    62%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Paychex Flex

    81%
    6 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Paychex Flex

    88%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    DATABASICS Time

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Paychex Flex

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    DATABASICS

    Easy to use with lots of customization. The PTO request and calendar is a great tool with real-time balances easy to access. The validation table is large enough to handle hundreds of projects with dozens of sub-categories. We also like the ability to send notices on our own schedule.
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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

    DATABASICS

    • I can use a mobile phone to submit timesheets.
    • The approver can approve from a mobile phone.
    • Can force organization policies in the system.
    • Notify users about holidays.
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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

    DATABASICS

    • The site is pretty plain and boring to look at.
    • I hear there is a mobile app in the works?
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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

    DATABASICS Time

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    DATABASICS Time editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      DATABASICS’ pricing model doesn’t pigeonhole your needs into simplified categories like “Basic,” “Professional,” and “Enterprise.” Instead, an ideal fit comes standard for every customer. And when it’s time to make a change, it’s a simple add-on instead of a major subscription upgrade.

      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

      DATABASICS

      No answers on this topic

      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

      DATABASICS

      No answers on this topic

      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

      DATABASICS

      No answers on this topic

      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

      DATABASICS

      No answers on this topic

      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

      DATABASICS

      Good value of money. Sped up the month-end closing time.
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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

      DATABASICS

      No answers on this topic

      Paychex, Inc.

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

      DATABASICS

      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

      DATABASICS

      DATABASICS is the only system capable of handling our complex project dimensions. It's a basic system that's easy to use and easy to navigate. It does everything we need without being overcomplicated, unlike Deltek.
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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

      DATABASICS

      No answers on this topic

      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

      DATABASICS

      • Easy for staff to submit timesheets.
      • Leave management is a good tool to track leave days.
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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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