Group Dynamic vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Group Dynamic
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Group Dynamic is a benefits administration solution.N/A
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.N/A
Pricing
Group DynamicPaylocity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Group DynamicPaylocity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Group DynamicPaylocity
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
872 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5822 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2802 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8739 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6751 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1688 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8671 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5575 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
859 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6835 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3395 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5603 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3571 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0833 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2660 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0410 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
721 Ratings
6% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0641 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5689 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4538 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
871 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5847 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6862 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1684 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3602 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3725 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
244 Ratings
2% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.6244 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
795 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0760 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4774 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.6467 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
740 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3736 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.1574 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
386 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.4292 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.4356 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.4254 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4359 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
496 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3445 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2370 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.5457 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5459 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6376 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.2
231 Ratings
10% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.8151 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.1187 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4211 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.5168 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Group Dynamic
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Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
469 Ratings
0% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.8386 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1410 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.7316 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.7385 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.0323 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.1431 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.9429 Ratings
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User Ratings
Group DynamicPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(907 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(90 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(62 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(84 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(37 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Group DynamicPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
Group Dynamic Inc.
It really comes down to the fact that it is easy to use for our employees and that makes my job easier.
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Paylocity
I've been a Paylocity user for the last 6 years therefore I am proficient at Paylocity. Paylocity has helped me recently get 3 policies per person (261 * 3) signed off on by using the workflows dashboard. I think they can improve how the workflows are set up on their homepage when they log into the app. So whereas its helped get the employees to sign on their own time, it also would make it easier if it was easier to find on the mobile app.
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Pros
Group Dynamic Inc.
  • Their mobile app makes it easy for FSA reimbursements to the end user. Snap a shot of the EOB with your phone and upload it for payment.
  • They have push reporting that makes the accounting process simple to reconcile.
  • HRA claims only require a receipt and one form submited via fax or email to get paid.
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Paylocity
  • Customer Service is always helpful with little wait time.
  • Always improving; for example, the recent change to processing payroll. So much easier.
  • Onboarding makes it simple and the fact that the company can personalize the messaging to new hires allows us to make it more personalized.
  • Having an assigned account manager regardless of company size is definitely a plus.
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Cons
Group Dynamic Inc.
  • I would like to see a mobile app for the HRA process.
  • Adding in a field for the date and reason of job separation with a confirmation of some sort instead of an email/messaging type method would be more user friendly.
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Paylocity
  • Recruiting piece/ATS could be improved.
  • A candidate being able to save progress on their application is really a must as they can't leave and come back to their application without having to restart, i.e. if they need to get a phone number for a reference for example.
  • Could use more room in entering the job for internal notes.
  • Quirky when doing cut and paste of job details that leaves spaces that aren't in the document being pasted.
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Likelihood to Renew
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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Usability
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
Overall, in my experience, Paylocity has been easy to use for both staff and administrators. First, the staff has an application and inputting Paid Time Off is easy to do. I then get an alert on my app and I am able to approve it on the spot from my app that gives me access as an employee and an administrator without having to use multiple apps or logins. As an administrator I think the portal is easy to use, Paylocity did a great job showing me tools and rolling out training classes before rollout.
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Reliability and Availability
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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Performance
Group Dynamic Inc.
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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
Group Dynamic Inc.
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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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In-Person Training
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
I didn't have in-person training, but I'm sure it was just as great as any other training/assistance Paylocity provides. Paylocity customer service is always available. You never have to be on hold and their answers are always accurate and timely. Documents in the help section are helpful as well.
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Online Training
Group Dynamic Inc.
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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
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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Alternatives Considered
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
We honestly had a program that only kept track of our Demographics, salaries, etc. then all of our Payroll was done on paper with paper leave slips etc. When I saw Paylocity, I was very excited about how easy it is/would be to use. [...] Our Paylocity rep that I spoke to was super GREAT in the explanation of Paylocity and I didn't even shop around much.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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Scalability
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
We started with approximately 100 employees and have grown to over 500. Paylocity is able to handle an organization's growth in terms of headcount as well as level of benefits offered.
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Professional Services
Group Dynamic Inc.
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Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
Group Dynamic Inc.
  • Group Dynamic has taken the burden of record keeping and compliance out of our hands and has cut our risk of audit penalties to zero.
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Paylocity
  • We love the time of request process, although editing a request should be easier than deleting it.
  • The expense report side has helped with our paperless process and tracking mileage.
  • On-boarding has helped with making sure we comply with our new hire checklist process.
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