Deputy vs. Proliant

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
Proliant
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Proliant provides a cloud-based human capital management solution designed to simplify payroll and HR processes, improves accuracy, and ensures industry compliance. Proliant is an all-in-one solution for workforce and talent management across the entire employment life cycle. Specializing in payroll, Proliant helps users pay people accurately, on time, and without risk from the IRS, supporting tax filings, contractor payments, and unlimited payroll runs. Proliant also streamlines…N/A
Pricing
DeputyProliant
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
DeputyProliant
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
DeputyProliant
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.3
5 Ratings
6% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.6
5 Ratings
18% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.54 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
Proliant
8.1
5 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.4
4 Ratings
4% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
10.0
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.5
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.3
4 Ratings
16% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.2
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
6.3
1 Ratings
22% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Proliant
4.0
1 Ratings
64% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputyProliant
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(408 ratings)
8.8
(5 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
DeputyProliant
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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Proliant
This is solely based on two things: the fact that we have been unable to have issues fixed after more than a year of dealing with them AND since a key contact for us left we are unable to get a fast turnaround on many questions unless we contact the person who handles our payroll. I like the platform and it's easy to use, but when it's not functioning how we need it to, that's a problem. I still cannot see what my actual PTO balance is on my dashboard (the same for three other employees). This is an issue.
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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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Proliant
  • Fantastic customer service!!
  • Well implemented products.
  • Well rounded choices for all HR needs.
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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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Proliant
  • Improve customer service turn around time for end of year changes/essentials.
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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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Proliant
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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Proliant
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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Proliant
No answers on this topic
Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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Proliant
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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Proliant
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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Proliant
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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Proliant
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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Proliant
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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Proliant
Proliant is the only payroll software I have used, and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon. It gives me everything I need in simple, easy-to-use software. If I have questions they have quality customer service. I get calls weekly to change to other payroll services, and I don't consider changing because there is no need to change - I have everything I need here. Proliant does exactly the job I am looking for it to do.
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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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Proliant
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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Proliant
  • I've been able to better track PTO and call-outs, as well as tardiness (for those on phones).
  • The electronic onboarding has saved so much time and paper
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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.