Deputy vs. Rippling

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
Rippling
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
Pricing
DeputyRippling
Editions & Modules
Scheduling Only
$2.50
per user
Scheduling, Time and Attendance
$4.50
per user
Enterprise
Custom pricing for enterprise clients
per user
Recommended
$8.00
starting price per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeputyRippling
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFor additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.
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Community Pulse
DeputyRippling
Considered Both Products
Deputy
Rippling

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DeputyRippling
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.0
546 Ratings
2% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.9362 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.0380 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.3439 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.3371 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.0461 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.3391 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.4296 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.5
590 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6511 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.2315 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.8536 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0517 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.5352 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0292 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.9
508 Ratings
10% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.1485 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.0446 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.7306 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.8
630 Ratings
8% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings9.2592 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.3619 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.8496 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.1299 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.8419 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
7.8
230 Ratings
1% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.8230 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.2
254 Ratings
8% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.0247 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.9232 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.6197 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.7
416 Ratings
8% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.8408 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.7290 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.6
161 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.8136 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.6143 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.2138 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.7142 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.6
189 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.3164 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.3154 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.0163 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.1178 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.5147 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
9.1
148 Ratings
14% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.9123 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.2130 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.1135 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.0127 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.7
168 Ratings
12% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.1128 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.4124 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.7115 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.8117 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.2118 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.6123 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.9152 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputyRippling
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(408 ratings)
8.1
(669 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(46 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(404 ratings)
8.4
(666 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
8.1
(599 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(398 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeputyRippling
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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Rippling
Rippling shines in companies that prioritize streamlined HR operations and user-friendly experiences. It's ideal for: Growing companies: Easily manage HR as teams expand. Efficiency seekers: Automate tasks to save time and resources. Simple HR needs: Focus on core functionalities without overwhelm. Rippling might not be best for: Highly complex HR: Unique processes may require specialized solutions. Cloud-based hesitation: Some prefer traditional on-premises systems. Large international workforce: Current focus is on the US.
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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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Rippling
  • Clean UI - there is no ambiguity about what function each button will perform.
  • Very easy to navigate. It is not difficult to find what is being looked for.
  • Single location for multiple functions. This is great for me as there is one central hub for all professional admin matters. Saving me valuable time that I can better spend on more pressing work matters.
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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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Rippling
  • The immediate learning curve of working with workflows and recipes
  • Building Reports from scratch can be fairly tedious and time consuming. Not streamlined because of having to drill down click by click.
  • I am still mystified by all of the formulas that can be used to make custom reports. Rippling is robust and it takes a lot to learn what it can really do.
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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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Rippling
Rippling continues to innovate and amaze me with their new innovations and features. Product feedback is taken seriously so I always give it whenever I can and end up seeing results. Rippling is the new wave of HRIS that cannot compare against others in the industry just due to the fact they are super user friendly!
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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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Rippling
Great product, easy to use. We've had great employee buy in at this point, and want to continue to partner with Rippling to make the live of our employees easier, more productive, and get them back to the professional roles they are good at, while offering the administrative support they need through an HRIS.
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Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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Rippling
I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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Rippling
Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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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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Rippling
Overall customer support for Rippling have been excellent anytime that I have emailed. Their team responds usually within the day and have a great explanation on the issue and the recommendation on how to proceed going forward. I feel that the person that responds actually have a vested interest and truly cares about the issue/problem that you have.
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In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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Rippling
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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Rippling
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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Rippling
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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Rippling
Proof was much more convoluted and not easy to maneuver. Also all the platforms could not relate to each other and so nothing was streamlined in its approach. Also things seemed to lag and was not very up to date when it needed to be. I feel rippling has simplified their processes
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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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Rippling
I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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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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Rippling
  • The organization of information increased the business efficiency
  • Employee can search for themselves, leaving HR to do the things they need to be productive
  • Access 24/7 thru mobile app allows employee to function when they have the opportunity leaving the normal work hours for other business.
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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.

Rippling Screenshots

Screenshot of Rippling Dashboard: Employees' home for their payroll, benefits, documents, devices, expenses, and apps.Screenshot of Rippling Payroll: Runs payroll in 90 seconds. Pays employees and contractors around the world. Automatic tax filing.Screenshot of Rippling Benefits Administration: Management of employees' Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, FSA, HSA, and commuter benefits.Screenshot of Rippling Single Sign-On: Employees can access all of their SaaS apps in one click from their Rippling dashboard.Screenshot of Rippling’s Time & Attendance platform integrates with the rest of the product suite so that when employees clock in, their approved hours automatically synced with payroll and accounting systems.Screenshot of Rippling Mobile Device Management: To manage employees' computers and devices 100% remotely.