Ease vs. Guideline

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ease
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Ease (formerly EaseCentral) is an online employee benefits administration platform, emphasizing paper-free registration and engaging progression through stages of registration that are easy for the user, as well as full visibility of registration completion progress, and other features as well (e.g. onboarding assistance, integration with popular payroll platforms, compliance with full reporting, and integrated HRIS functions like time off requests).N/A
Guideline
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Guideline headquartered in San Mateo offers a cloud-based 401k management software for businesses priced on a per employee basis.N/A
Pricing
EaseGuideline
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
EaseGuideline
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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EaseGuideline
Small Businesses
OnPay
OnPay
Score 9.4 out of 10
OnPay
OnPay
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.2 out of 10

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Enterprises
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Infor Human Resources
Score 8.0 out of 10

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User Ratings
EaseGuideline
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.2
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
EaseGuideline
Likelihood to Recommend
ENROLLEASE, INC.
If you do not currently have a benefits enrollment platform in your payroll system, Ease is a great option. It is simple to enroll employees and give them access so they can elect their benefits. I found this system especially helpful during open enrollment. From an admin side, the system was simple and easy to use and got the job done!
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Guideline
Guideline is well suited for a comprehensive 401k service to most any business, whether small (10 or fewer employees) or far larger businesses. They can help employees understand how to invest their money and provide options for them. An employee can allow the people at Guideline to invest their money based upon a simple algorithm of conservative/moderate/less moderate risk or the employee can invest as they choose. Guideline is probably not the best suited as far as the type of financial advice one might get from more established investments and financial groups.
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Pros
ENROLLEASE, INC.
  • Ease of use
  • Videos for training
  • It's customizable
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Guideline
  • Plan administration
  • automated benefits
  • employee guidance
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Cons
ENROLLEASE, INC.
  • Some of the connected exterior apps and other services from the Marketplace seem complex.
  • Honestly, there's not much that I don't like so it's difficult to come up with cons.
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Guideline
  • For a small business with very minimal 401(k) needs, Guideline is sufficient for us. If you have a more sophisticated plan, you may run into some limitations.
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Usability
ENROLLEASE, INC.
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Guideline
Well thought out and intuitive user experience for employees and administrators. Educational documentation has been a plus
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Support Rating
ENROLLEASE, INC.
I've never had to call support for EaseCentral. Our broker typically handles any questions we have.
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Guideline
The few questions that we've had have been answered quickly and helpfully. The implementation was a breeze and the onboarding contacts were really helpful. There was some stuff I had to learn about 401(k)s in making the decision to implement Guideline, but the Guideline team was helpful in pointing me in the right direction.
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Alternatives Considered
ENROLLEASE, INC.
I have also used Hello Iris for benefit enrollment. After using Ease, I’d never go back. Ease was so much easier for our associates to use and was much easier to manage from an admin perspective. There were much fewer glitches and or freezes than with Hello Iris. Overall, usability is why we used Ease.
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Guideline
Not listed, but I have used ADP Retirement services and we switched vendors to Empower. Both vendors have much more robust employee tools to calculate dollars needed at retirement and how percentage changes in the 401(k) allow for changes later in life at retirement. In addition, both services answer my emails, unlike Guideline which goes to a generic email box where more often than not, your email is simply ignored.
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Return on Investment
ENROLLEASE, INC.
  • Positive. My business increased 35% in 2017.
  • Paperless HR and benefit enrollment all online. I've been able to work with more group more efficiently, effectively, faster and easier.
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Guideline
  • Allow small employees to enhance benefit package
  • Great recruitment tool for new employees
  • Connection with payroll vendor allowed for less manual work
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