Deputy vs. Paylocity

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
Paylocity
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.
$2
Per Employee Per Month
Pricing
DeputyPaylocity
Editions & Modules
Scheduling Only
$2.50
per user
Scheduling, Time and Attendance
$4.50
per user
Enterprise
Custom pricing for enterprise clients
per user
Paylocity
$2.00
Per Employee Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeputyPaylocity
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
DeputyPaylocity
Considered Both Products
Deputy
Chose Deputy
Deputy is so much simpler and easier to use than Paylocity, particularly for a small organization. It is also much cheaper. I would not recommend Paylocity to a small or even mid-size organization.
Paylocity

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DeputyPaylocity
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
789 Ratings
0% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.6742 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2725 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8666 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6673 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1623 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8605 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5521 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
778 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6754 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3342 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5537 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3519 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0755 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2595 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.9366 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
647 Ratings
6% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0572 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5620 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4478 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.4
789 Ratings
4% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5769 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6780 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0618 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3537 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3649 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
219 Ratings
3% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.5219 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
718 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0688 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4701 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5413 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
667 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3663 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.0516 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
348 Ratings
9% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.5260 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.5320 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.4226 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4323 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
449 Ratings
7% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.2401 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2331 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.5412 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5415 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6339 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.2
205 Ratings
9% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.8137 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.2169 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4187 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.4154 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.7
420 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.8346 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1365 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.7286 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.7344 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.0288 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.1386 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.9385 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputyPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(408 ratings)
7.7
(823 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(46 ratings)
8.8
(70 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(404 ratings)
8.3
(48 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
7.9
(6 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
7.3
(67 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(398 ratings)
8.1
(26 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
7.9
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.7
(3 ratings)
5.3
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(5 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(5 ratings)
7.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.8
(5 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeputyPaylocity
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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Paylocity
Paylocity is great for small to medium size businesses that are looking to have a fully integrated HRIS system. Paylocity offers businesses the capability to greatly automate and help their HR function in the management of the entire employee life cycle. One area that I am looking to better utilize Paylocity and where ADP or UKG has an advantage on them is the integration of time clock data with your own IT information systems for productivity management. We are in the Wholesale Distribution sector so one thing we would like to track and manage is the number of picks per hour for our employees. Our measurement of productivity. The integration has been difficult and only recently discovered a SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) solution that will avoid an API integration for this data.
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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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Paylocity
  • Having the Help button in the right corner with Knowledge Base. It allows me to search just about anything I have trouble with and learn new stuff about specific modules.
  • Customization. You can basically set your company up however you would like. I use the Configuration - Company Set-up tab just about everyday to add/change things to make it our own.
  • Timely responses. We are going through a merger and the implementation team has been a huge help. Even our Account Manager responds to any issues I have super quickly.
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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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Paylocity
  • We have a dedicated support manager but rarely are able to get him/her on the line. Someone else picks up but is not always as knowledgeable.
  • Getting their EDI team to work with our vendors on the feeds has been a challenge for us.
  • We would like to be able to create our own custom reports. Writing reports is a challenge. It's not user-friendly.
  • It would be helpful to be able to see prior information when our employees go in and change things on their profile, such as tax information, etc.
  • We wish more employee reports were based on labor distribution and not just their default department. We have 10 locations, and this would provide much more accurate payroll numbers that we could allocate when employees work in more than one location.
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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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Paylocity
I give a rating of 10 because the transition was flawless, at each step of the way we had a dedicated Paylocity rep helping us during the transition. This gave us peace of mind as we switched over from another payroll provider so we weren't familiar with Paylocity. The transition was smooth
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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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Paylocity
I've been able to navigate everything on my own and I've been able to figure out almost all of it by myself. I like hands on experience so I only rely on service if I've exhausted all resources to figure something out.
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Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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Paylocity
there are frequent issues with the recruiting module not fully working and there is no rush from paylocity to fix it
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Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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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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Paylocity
The nicest thing I can say about Paylocity's support is I run into the same support issues with every payroll company. Paylocity's support is no better or worse. With high turnover rates and employees being stretched across multiple company's it is hard to get good responses. I can usually get responses back to simple questions quickly but when you get to intermediate to difficult questions the support is lacking.
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In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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Paylocity
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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Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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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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Paylocity
I would make sure you have a dedicated team at Paylocity to complete the implementation. We had staff from Paylocity quit and things were not completed properly. They dropped the ball so to speak on that portion of it. we have encountered multiple issues since then and are still not using the Time off tracking to its full capabilities.
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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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Paylocity
Against Oracle, Paylocity's effective date system doesn't stand a chance. Plus Oracle has calendars on every screen so you can change the date and view how the data appeared as of the date you put in the system, you could see how the employee file was coded all the way back to the beginning. It had an audit trail for any changes made AND the effective dates actually pulled correctly for payroll. IE new hire starts 1/1/24, would not pull into batch with any pay data and new hire benefit enrollment would fire. In Paylocity, a new hire entered before I start the payroll batch automatically gets pulled into the batch with pay EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT HIRED ON THE PAYROLL DATES FOR THE BATCH. This is very frustrating. overall I like the functionality of Oracle better but it is not for small companies so Paylocity is a fairly decent alternative.
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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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Paylocity
It is simple to use and straight forward
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Professional Services
Deputy
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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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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Paylocity
  • Onboarding has reduced the paperwork that managers had previously had to take care of and payroll had to manually enter. This has significantly reduced hours of work and reduced errors.
  • Data insights creates reports that are very easy to view and give quick insights. This again reduces hours of work on management.
  • The ease of use for uploading payroll is minutes instead of hours at other companies. Overall, a huge time saver.
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