Guideline vs. Zimyo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Guideline
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Guideline headquartered in San Mateo offers a cloud-based 401k management software for businesses priced on a per employee basis.N/A
Zimyo
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Zimyo offers unified HCM platform that helps automate tedious HR processes, eliminate payroll errors and foster positive human experiences. Zimyo solutions enable organizations to improve their key metrics by minimizing their employee onboarding time, turnover ratios, improved ESS procedures and helpdesk.
$800
per month
Pricing
GuidelineZimyo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Dynamic
$800
per month (+$8 for additional employees)
Growth
$1,200
per month (+$12 for additional employees)
Enterprise
$2,000
per month (+$20 for additional employees)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GuidelineZimyo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
GuidelineZimyo
401(k)
Comparison of 401(k) features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
6.2
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Zimyo
-
Ratings
Payroll Integration5.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Maintenance6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan Flexibility7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Filings and Disclosures5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ease of Enrollment7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.7
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
6% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.8
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.5
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Guideline
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
GuidelineZimyo
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(11 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GuidelineZimyo
Likelihood to Recommend
Guideline
I believe that the only thing more broken than Guideline's product is their customer support. From initial contribution dates to the disastrous account closure that cost us personally thousands of dollars, this has been by far the worst SaaS and customer experience I've ever had in my career. If only 1) Guideline's product or 2) customer support had individually been broken, we would not have ended up in this state. I sent dozens and dozens of emails inquiring about oddities I was seeing in the product, but Guideline's reps only gave more conflicting and what ended up being grossly inaccurate feedback and status updates. I hope this review reaches anyone who is thinking of closing their Guideline account. Be extremely wary of what Guideline says and does in the account closure process and exact for detailed and exact timelines (you'll have to follow up many times...). For those of you who haven't yet selected a 401k provider, I'd recommend staying as far away from Guideline as possible.
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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
Best suited for automated HR process and effective employee engagement. Not so appropriate for companies who have very specific processes and require customizations that are out of the ordinary.
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Pros
Guideline
  • Administrate individual 401(k)
  • Understand the contributions accumulated in total and per year
  • Understand the percentage of salary being contributed per pay period.
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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
  • Recruitment with the ATS add on.
  • Employee Engagement.
  • Attendance Management.
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Cons
Guideline
  • I feel that the customer support was abysmal - In my experience, we were consistently given conflicting advice and statuses as we closed our account with Guideline. Despite many, many follow-ups attempting to clarify our current status and remaining steps to close the account, Guideline's reps continued to provide, I believe, misleading and inaccurate steps. This cost us thousands and thousands of dollars given Guideline was not able to appropriately pull the funds before closing the account.
  • Guideline's integrations - I believe there is clearly a broken pipeline between Guideline and Rippling. In my experience, contributions were not funded as expected when we first opened the account, and when we closed our account, there was no communication between Guideline and Rippling. Guideline continued to expect contributions into perpetuity despite closure of the account
  • I feel that Guideline's product itself is just broken in critical places - most importantly, statuses of contributions were reflected incorrectly in the software (Guideline thought funds were transferred, but they were not and Guideline never attempted to pull the funds from our bank). This, combined with the terrible customer support, cost us thousands and thousands of dollars after we closed our account. There are many absolutely critical features that are broken -> to give just one of many examples, it was not possible to update the bank account information and no error message was thrown. I was told that our account ended up in an exceptional state given our last payroll contribution date and account closure, but these seem like very basic things a 401k provider has to get right if there are going to manage people's money.
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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
  • Zimyo has room for integrations.
  • Layout is simple but can be better in terms of design, looks a bit like too simple.
  • LinkedIn Integration and offer letter management.
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Usability
Guideline
Well thought out and intuitive user experience for employees and administrators. Educational documentation has been a plus
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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Guideline
We selected Guideline due to their relationship with Gusto, our payroll service. However, we did review alternative options for our 401k program and found them very competitive as to price and quality. We were thinking about going with one of the bigger companies like Schwab, E*TRADE, Ally, etc., but found Guideline to be the best choice for us based on price and ease of use.
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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
Zimyo's pricing is better than the rest of the HRMS tools available in the market and very simple to use and deploy within the organization.
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Return on Investment
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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
  • Zimyo has resulted in very good ROI.
  • Automation of Human Resources Processes.
  • We were able to recover the invested amount in 6 months only.
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