Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gusto
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Gusto offers payroll, benefits and compliance capabilities. Gusto is scaled for small to mid-sized businesses, and emphasizes an easy to use interface.
$46
per month
PurelyHR
Score 8.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
PurelyHR is leave management software for small to medium-sized businesses. The software allows you to track your staff’s leave requests and approvals, as well as streamline your company's diverse time off policies and hierarchies. According to the vendor, Time-Off will take care of your accruals, carry-overs, banked time and all other confusing calculations, so you can focus on what most important, your people. This time off solution has evolved throughout the years…N/A
Pricing
GustoPurelyHR
Editions & Modules
Simple: A streamlined set of automatic payroll features and benefits integrations
$40/month + $6/mo per person
$12 per employee/contractor
Plus: Comprehensive payroll, benefits, and HR tools for employers building a great place to work
$80/month + $12/mo per person
Premium: Scalable payroll and benefits, expert HR, and dedicated support for the complex needs of growing teams
Exclusive pricing, contact Gusto
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GustoPurelyHR
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsGusto offers three pricing plans for payroll, benefits, and HR, so you can choose the plan that meets your business needs.
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Community Pulse
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Features
GustoPurelyHR
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Gusto
8.4
163 Ratings
2% above category average
PurelyHR
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.2155 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.6107 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.3158 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.0134 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.511 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
GustoPurelyHR
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(176 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.5
(24 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GustoPurelyHR
Likelihood to Recommend
Gusto
I would love to use Gusto for companies of all staff sizes but I understand that larger businesses will opt for a PEO and willingly give up flexibility and features to do that. However, I love that Gusto can be customized on so many levels – offer letter, adding documents for new hires, document verification, deploying documents to existing staff, tracking who has signed, helping staff select health benefits (love that this is an entirely paperless process!), screen share support (love this!), a host of integrations with other apps are easy to link up. The interface is delightful (love the piglet!), HR support for Master Admins is very professional. There are templates, forms, rules and updates provided for all States. And the reports are so easy to read, customize and understand. Amazing!
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PurelyHR
PurelyHR helps to manage our timeclock with 19 locations that are spread over Middle TN/KY. Supervisors can approve request for time off, view a consolidated calendar showing all PTO scheduled. There are settings to block too many request in one day per our own guidelines. Time punches can easily be approved by the employee and then by a supervisor. PurelyHR helps make the timesheet process easy to manage and get reports for processing payroll in a timely manner
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Pros
Gusto
  • The self-service aspect of the software is very nice. We rarely need to get customer service involved.
  • For the first 2 years of our subscription to Gusto, customer service has been good when we needed it.
  • We have also had good experience with third parties recommended by Gusto including a 401(k) administrator, R&D tax credit analyst, and background check software.
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PurelyHR
  • Timesheet reports available through PurelyHR are exactly what we need
  • PurelyHR makes PTO request and approvals easier to manage
  • PurelyHR has an easy to use timesheet approval system
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Cons
Gusto
  • The support isn't very impressive, although it's rare that we even need their help.
  • I would like to see a better scheduling tool for the staff. Currently I have to use Homebase for this feature alone because Gusto's offering is lacking in this area.
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PurelyHR
  • Changing employee settings (auto lunch) can be tedious
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Likelihood to Renew
Gusto
Unless they break it, I'm never leaving. It's just too easy. Gusto is also really affordable, and for what I pay, it's worth having the historical record within the system. I like that I can go back and pull up W2's for year's past. This sort of easy access reporting, has been helpful especially when getting reports for PPP loans.
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PurelyHR
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Usability
Gusto
The UI is clean and simple. It's incredibly easy to find what you need to find, and if you can't, a quick search of their help files will direct you where you need to go about 90% of the time. For that last 10%, a support e-mail will result in a quick answer. Almost any time I try to do something new I haven't done before with Gusto, I can do it in a few minutes.
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PurelyHR
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Support Rating
Gusto
Gusto's customer service has really deteriorated lately and they seem to have really changed their focus. It used to be when you called you were routed to an individual who knew about payroll, benefits, reporting, etc. but now you get someone who seems to have not received the correct training. My last call about a dismissal payroll took me over an hour of my time and the person still could not help me and finally transferred me to someone else.
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PurelyHR
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Implementation Rating
Gusto
Super easy to implement and use!
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PurelyHR
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Alternatives Considered
Gusto
Gusto was the only payroll provider we used for our business. Before Gusto we were running payroll manually, which was cumbersome and didn’t account for our tax liability. Gusto is heads and shoulders above running payroll manually. It takes the load of payroll management off your shoulders and gives employees and easy to use portal to manage their personal payroll information.
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PurelyHR
We have used Paychex Flex and found that PurelyHR provides a better fit for our team. It was important for our company to find an easy to manage PTO request and tracking system and a time keeping system with certain reports. We also like that PurelyHR has a feature where documents can be uploaded for employee review and sign off.
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Return on Investment
Gusto
  • Saves me time and time is money so I've definitely saved money using Gusto over other payroll providers
  • 401k integration was not a good fit for my size company unfortunately, which I was disappointed about initially, but if you are a larger company it could be an excellent asset to your benefits structure for your team
  • Has increased employee retention because of its ease of use
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PurelyHR
  • PurelyHR has saved our employees and supervisors valuable time (an average of an hour each pay period per employee to manager their time keeping and approval) from the old way of using manual timesheets along with emailing or faxing copies.
  • PurelyHR has solved our PTO tracking needs, offering an easy to use request and approval system
  • The PTO calendar shows all employees' schedule PTO on one calendar, this is a time saver for Operations Managers
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ScreenShots

Gusto Screenshots

Screenshot of Flexible, automated payrollScreenshot of Time-off trackingScreenshot of The source of truth for HR data

PurelyHR Screenshots

Screenshot of Imagine. Everything you need to know about your staff, all in one place! Secure and easy for your employees to self-manage.Screenshot of Watch year after year on how your company is doing in team
growth in any department or office.Screenshot of Secure, customize and share all your important HR documents! Backed up daily and accessible from anywhere!Screenshot of The ultimate leave management software to efficiently manage employees' pto, vacation, sick days or any other custom leave types.Screenshot of Monitor your employees' arrival and departure times, as well as their total work hours with breaks and meal times included!Screenshot of Track employee’s total number of hours worked in general, or on certain clients, projects or tasks.