Deputy vs. Meta4 PeopleNet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deputy
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Deputy is a web-based workforce manager solution. Deputy is designed to help users simplify their scheduling, timesheets, tasking, employee communication and administrative tasks. It includes various apps and one click payroll integration that aim to make workforce management easier. The Deputy platform enables users to schedule in line with demand, prepare accurate payroll, and communicate more clearly. Deputy streamlines employee admin, so teams can focus on what…
$2.50
per user
Meta4 PeopleNet
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Meta4 PeopleNet is an all-in-one integrated HR Solution providing Core HR with personnel administration, total talent management, compensation management with payroll, as well as workforce management (time and attendance, analytics). Meta4 is a Cegid company (acquired late 2019).N/A
Pricing
DeputyMeta4 PeopleNet
Editions & Modules
Scheduling Only
$2.50
per user
Scheduling, Time and Attendance
$4.50
per user
Enterprise
Custom pricing for enterprise clients
per user
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeputyMeta4 PeopleNet
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DeputyMeta4 PeopleNet
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
1 Ratings
25% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputyMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(409 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(46 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(405 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(399 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeputyMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
Deputy
[My own feeling on the subject is] that large teams will probably enjoy the features much more than a smaller team. [In my opinion] I would not have signed up with Deputy had it not been for the integration with my payroll provider. [From my point of view] the cost is not worth it for a small team. [I've found] it has a lot of features geared towards big teams and those are not things you can "opt-out" of from a cost/tier standpoint [as far as I'm concerned].
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Pros
Deputy
  • Employee Scheduling - So straightforward and easy to use! Love the copy & past feature!
  • Timekeeping - the App & Kiosk are perfect for employees to clock in and out in a matter of seconds
  • Company Communication - the Newsfeed feature makes it easy to keep everyone up to date on company announcements
  • Task Management - simple to use task lists help keep my team organized
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Cegid
  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
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Cons
Deputy
  • Integration with various point of sale systems to pull sales data vs. scheduled and/or worked hours.
  • Ability to "re-invite, " change a password or fix an employee-level account if they didn't set things up correctly.
  • An easier way of loading all holidays or facility closure dates for the year. e.g. Google reminds you, Are you open for Thanksgiving this year?
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Cegid
  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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Likelihood to Renew
Deputy
The basic functionality and overall efficiency it provides is enough to renew. I still would like to see improvements in reporting and leave management, but overall it is absolutely worth it to have the program. I especially like having remote access and supervisors scheduling and approving time sheets of employees
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Usability
Deputy
Deputy is user-friendly and easy to understand for users with basic to moderate computer knowledge. The Employee is simple and easy for employees to understand. Employees get push notifications when shifts are scheduled and can clock in and out easily directly from the phone or kiosk, or using the website. The only challenge we’ve had is the ability for management to assign leave to employees who have not yet requested time off.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Deputy
Every time I have contacted support they have answered my question within the hour and solved every problem we have had. They follow up to make sure we are satisfied with our results which has been great when we are busy and get distracted
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Cegid
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
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In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Deputy
Did a great job of getting us up to speed with their online documentation.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Deputy
It took me a bit to get all my staff input from our previous scheduling software. However, once all the information was there, everything went smoothly and we were able to start implementing Deputy right away. It did not take long to train my staff and have them comfortable with using the system.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Deputy
For years we used TimeTrax systems but they were hard to use and required manual downloads of punches, networked setups, and we needed separate setups for each location. When evaluating cloud-based solutions we first tried TSheets, but the higher cost and lack of features made us choose Deputy. Our main complaint about the actual TSheets system was the IPads did not store punches when it first launched so if you lost internet it couldn't store the punches. When we were evaluating the system they were building a police station next door that resulted in intermittent internet outages and the kiosk app basically became a brick until the internet came back on.
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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Scalability
Deputy
We have gone from using deputy simply to schedule a couple of members of staff on coffee shop shifts, to also scheduling staff in the retail unit part of our business, to now also scheduling team days and having remote working staff start on schedule shifts to track their working hours.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Deputy
  • Hundreds of man-hours saved monthly that previously was spent on recording hours work.
  • Holiday management is very clear and support fair treatment of staff.
  • The 100% accuracy of timesheets is amazing. Once approved thousands of timesheets just land in our payroll system thanks to the export/import functions.
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Cegid
  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
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ScreenShots

Deputy Screenshots

Screenshot of Manage your business from your pocket.  See who is currently on the clock and who is late.Screenshot of What if someone doesn't show up for a shift? Find a replacement from your phone in seconds!Screenshot of Enterprise level experience in an elegantly designed iPad app.