Deputy vs. PeopleGuru™

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
PeopleGuru™
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
PeopleGuru is a cloud-based Human Capital Management solution designed for mid-market organizations. From recruitment to retirement, PeopleGuru HCM manages the entire employee life cycle. PeopleGuru's single platform, single database, solution includes: HR, Payroll, Benefits Management, Onboarding, Recruiting, Reporting and Analytics, ACA Management, Salary Administration, Performance Management, and Social Collaboration Tools. In addition to PeopleGuru's next generation technology, PeopleGuru…N/A
Pricing
DeputyPeopleGuru™
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
DeputyPeopleGuru™
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional Details
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Features
DeputyPeopleGuru™
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.6
13 Ratings
17% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.09 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.3
12 Ratings
9% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.712 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.78 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.4
11 Ratings
23% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.111 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings5.711 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings6.39 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.8
13 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.113 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.310 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.5
5 Ratings
17% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.5
13 Ratings
15% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.413 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.513 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.66 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.3
10 Ratings
8% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.4
4 Ratings
21% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.1
2 Ratings
25% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.7
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.95 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputyPeopleGuru™
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(408 ratings)
7.2
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(46 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(404 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(398 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
7.4
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.7
(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
DeputyPeopleGuru™
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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PeopleGuru™
I'd say PeopleGuru is well suited for most businesses -- a more significant (200+ employees) company may want to use something with a sleeker design. This provider is willing to work with cannabis businesses, which is unusual for payroll providers now.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • One system for all human resource functions.
  • Easy ticketing function if you have an issue with the software.
  • Cost effective option.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • Position change future dating
  • Timecard reporting including approval (multiple reports to show timecard with approval)
  • W2 Reconciliation Reports (had to calculate wages to verify accuracy)
  • Benefit Plan effective dating & how it affects the deduction effective dating (results in payroll errors if not careful)
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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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PeopleGuru™
The software is cost-effective and exceeds our needs compared to the previous software.
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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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PeopleGuru™
The software is intuitive and user friendly.
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Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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PeopleGuru™
No answers on this topic
Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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PeopleGuru™
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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PeopleGuru™
The customer service is great for the most part. There are a few issues with tax filings but overall I am pleased with the customer service provided by PeopleGuru.
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In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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PeopleGuru™
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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PeopleGuru™
The trainer was difficult to understand.
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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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PeopleGuru™
The implementation process was cumbersome and stressful. It took an extremely long time to complete this process. We had to learn a lot on the fly because this was the first implementation for all of us. The process would have been a lot easier if there was a third party that could assist with a lot of the work required to transfer and verify data.
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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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PeopleGuru™
PeopleGuru is better than other cannabis-friendly payroll systems, like CheckWriters or MyPaperlessOffice (companies so small they were not available in your dropdown). It is not as good as bigger companies that are not cannabis-friendly, like ADP or Paylocity. ADP is super expensive but given the choice I would be with Paylocity over PeopleGuru.
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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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PeopleGuru™
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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PeopleGuru™
  • Less platforms that need to be managed or maintained
  • Less platforms to pay monthly or annual fees for
  • More costly than Gusto
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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.

PeopleGuru™ Screenshots

Screenshot of A single employee profile panel stores all employee data including personal documents, PTO requests, banking, skills, certifications, and awards.Screenshot of PeopleGuru HCM is delivered with client defined dashboards which can be configured and controlled by an employee and/or administrator to improve the employee experience and drive user adoption. All dashboards can be exported to Excel.Screenshot of A user experience designed to help employees select the right benefits for themselves, family members, and dependents.Screenshot of The Employee Master, which can be used to manage a large, dynamic workforce. Filter by different locations, departments, or other various structures.Screenshot of the employee portal, available either via mobile or self-service, where employees have access to their pay stubs, W-2s, compensation statements, and PTO management.Screenshot of PeopleGuru's Daily Feed- communication platform to engage, reward, recognize, and collaborate with people. With the Daily Feed, employees can communicate with work groups, use direct private messaging, and publish posts for their peers.