DeskTime vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DeskTime
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
DeskTime is an automatic time tracking software that tracks and analyzes employee productivity, and is a project from DeskTime.com of the Draugiem Group of companies and tech startups in Latvia.
$7
per month 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
DeskTimePaylocity
Editions & Modules
Pro
$7
per month per user
Premium
$10
per month per user
Enterprise
$20
per month per user
Paylocity
$2.00
Per Employee Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeskTimePaylocity
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details1 month free for annual pricing.
More Pricing Information
Features
DeskTimePaylocity
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
797 Ratings
0% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.6750 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2732 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8672 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6681 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1630 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8609 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5525 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
785 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6761 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3345 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5541 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3523 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0762 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2601 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0369 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
654 Ratings
6% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0578 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5627 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4484 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.4
797 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5777 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6788 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0623 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3543 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3656 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
224 Ratings
3% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.5224 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
726 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0696 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4708 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5417 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
674 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3670 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.0520 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
351 Ratings
9% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.5262 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.5323 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.4227 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4325 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
453 Ratings
7% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.2404 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2332 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.5416 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5419 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6342 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.2
208 Ratings
9% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.8138 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.2171 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4190 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.4155 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
DeskTime
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.7
425 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.8349 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1370 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.7288 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.7349 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.0290 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.1391 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.9389 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeskTimePaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(3 ratings)
7.7
(831 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(71 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(48 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(68 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(26 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.3
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
DeskTime
When we made the decision to go cloud based and send our employees home to work remotely we needed something that would help us and them manage their time and keep everyone on track. Desktime makes the team more aware of how they are spending their time both individually and as a team. It allows them to see and track what makes them most productive and what times of the day they are most engaged. Keeps projects on track.
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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
DeskTime
  • Personal time management
  • Customer Service
  • Easy to use UI
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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
DeskTime
  • App resources usage - it's lagging sometimes
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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
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
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
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
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
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
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
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
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
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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Online Training
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
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
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
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
DeskTime
Desktime is the first time management software I have used.
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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
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
It is simple to use and straight forward
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Professional Services
DeskTime
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
DeskTime
  • Increased awareness of own time management
  • Better understanding of ticket time predictions vs reality
  • Easier observation of team's out of office status
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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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