Deputy vs. PeopleStrategy

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
PeopleStrategy
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PeopleStrategy provides small and mid-sized companies access to a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service, hire-to-retire HR platform featuring integrated Payroll, Human Resources, Employee & Manager Self-Service, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Performance Management, Compensation Planning, Learning Management, Employee Engagement, Compliance, Reporting and Analytics. PeopleStrategy features a single, centrally located database for all employee,…N/A
Pricing
DeputyPeopleStrategy
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
DeputyPeopleStrategy
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsPeopleStrategy's pricing model is comprised of two primary components: a Per Employee Per Month fee for system usage, maintenance, and support and a one-time Implementation fee. Both components depend on the modules selected, the complexity of the setup, the interfaces required, etc. There are optional capabilities offered through 3rd parties which are priced separately. For companies that select to use PeopleStrategy's brokerage services, a personalized quote will be provided.
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Features
DeputyPeopleStrategy
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
28% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Candidate development00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
DeputyPeopleStrategy
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(408 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(46 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(404 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(398 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 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
DeputyPeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
PeopleStrategy is an excellent product if an organization is growing in the right direction and wants to improve HR processes. The software has many different packages depending on the need and can be purchased separately if something in addition is decided in the future. This is a benefit because not all organizations may need all features right away.
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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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PeopleStrategy
  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
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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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PeopleStrategy
  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
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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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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
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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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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
  • PeopleStrategy has reduced errors and paper waste
  • Since using PeopleStrategy, we've maximized our time and streamlined processes
  • Through PeopleStrategy's services, our business has increased employee retention
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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.

PeopleStrategy Screenshots

Screenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employeesScreenshot of Talent Acquisition: Configurable Career PortalScreenshot of Reporting Example: DashboardScreenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employees