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Likelihood to Recommend

Gusto

You pay for the amount of users, so it's good for companies both large and small. Anytime you have W-2 employees I would think it is a great fit. You can also use it to pay independent contractors, although I haven't used those features before.The time tracking features are included with one of the plans so if you want employees to be able to track time and have payroll automatically reflect their hours, it's great for that. It's also very easy to reimburse employees for expenses and things like that.We didn't know about this when we got Gusto, but it also does a great job with little things such as welcome cards for new employees, it lets you make birthday cards, and little things like that.
McKay Salisbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

Time Doctor is well suited for certain businesses where some or many of the employees are now working remotely due to the pandemic and post-pandemic times. It is a good way for the employer to keep track of activity and (more or less) keep people honest.For businesses and employees where there are a lot of site visits, travel, etc., Time Doctor is a little impractical since it requires the employee to manually enter in whatever time was spent on tasks performed away from the computer. If an employer is hoping to track that activity, they still need to rely on the employees' honor systems to enter in times and tasks.
Paul Joslin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Gusto
8.8
Time Doctor
Pay calculation
Gusto
8.8
Time Doctor
Support for external payroll vendors
Gusto
8.5
Time Doctor
Benefit plan administration
Gusto
8.3
Time Doctor
Direct deposit files
Gusto
8.9
Time Doctor
Salary revision and increment management
Gusto
8.9
Time Doctor
Reimbursement management
Gusto
9.5
Time Doctor

Pros

Gusto

  • Easy step by step setup from signup process to the automatic payments via EFT.
  • All forms and payments are done completely automated and electronically so no manual intervention. I set it up at the beginning of my first year and never looked at it until the next year when I did my taxes.
  • Payroll was easy, automated and simple manage for situations like overtime, time off and one time bonus payments.
  • Offering other pre tax benefits like 401K was easy to incorporate thru their partner apps.
Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

  • Tracked time both macro (categories) and micro (down to the project and the tasks)
  • Reminded us when we went off task and got lured in via social media
  • Provides us with detailed reports to share with joint venture partners, clients and more
Marc Harty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Gusto

  • One issue that we've run into with Gusto are some limitations around certain kinds of withholdings from contractor pay. We've had to employ some manual work arounds.
  • When we switched from semi-monthly to an every 2 week payroll, we experienced an issue with Gusto where the payroll days are slightly out of sync. This is another minor issue that we manually work around.
Ed Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

  • One thing I would love to see is integration with my cell phone. Time Doctor already has an app, but I want it to automatically capture the time I spend on my phone with clients. For now I have to manually enter in this time and must note when the call started and when it ended.
  • Integration into Wave apps where I generate my invoices. I'd like to be able to select a project from Time Doctor in my invoice and have it automatically populate the time I spent on it and the dates I worked on the project rather than manually finding and entering this information.
Ruby Javaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Gusto

Gusto 8.0
Based on 1 answer
While Gusto does have a few flaws on the whole it is a very user-friendly software that does a great job of making a very complicated and mundane task quite easy and it is also very cost-effective. But I find that it is not a great fit for everyone and there have been a few mistakes in the payroll tax filings that have caused me and my clients some concern
Lauri Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Gusto

Gusto 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Christopher Cantrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

Time Doctor 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Best application for tracking the productivity.
Somnath Chaudhari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Gusto

Gusto 8.3
Based on 22 answers
In rare times that we had to reach out to support they are fast and friendly and always eager to assist. Says a lot of software when you do not have to reach out to support very often. Quick and easy access to support channels makes it pain-free when you do encounter an issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

Time Doctor 4.2
Based on 6 answers
The support was terrible! They never responded in sufficient time and their assistance was always super vague. I never felt like they had an actual solution to my concerns. They were nice, but I don't feel like they were trained in their own system. It felt like I was talking to a wall.
Mark Rueckert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Gusto

I do not have a background in HR or payroll, so I haven't used other tools like Gusto. We use Employee Navigator to view our health insurance plans and enter time off requests. I feel like we could use just Gusto if it offered these features as well. I'm not aware of other tools out there that stack up well against Gusto.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

I still use Rescue Time for different reasons. I review my stats once a week by email. I think it's a totally different product. My egg timer keeps me more on task, but it doesn't record my times
Takara Sights | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Gusto

  • It has allowed us to put clients on a payroll provider, minimizing the manual accounting required, which has allowed us to keep our time down and our pricing competitive
  • It has provided a payroll provider for companies that, in the past, would have been too small to make the cost worthwhile
Jason Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

  • It helps me to use my time more effectively.
  • For a small amount each month I believe I get a huge return on investment in form of traceability of my hours spent. The major factor that made me choose Time Doctor was the price and the value. I don't think I would still be interested if it was more expensive.
Chris Basson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Gusto

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Gusto Editions & Modules

Edition
Concierge: Includes everything in the Complete plan, plus access to certified HR pros and resources so you don’t have to go it alone.$149/month1
Complete: Includes everything in the Core plan, plus better HR tools so you can create a great place to work$39/month1
Core: Refreshingly easy payroll so you can get back to what matters most.$39/month2
Basic$19/month2
  1. $12 per employee/contractor
  2. $6 per employee/contractor
Additional Pricing Details
Gusto offers three simple pricing plans for payroll, benefits, and HR, so you can choose the plan that meets your business needs.

Time Doctor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
9.99*

* per user

Time Doctor Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Basic$71
Standard$101
Premium$201
  1. per month
SaaS Edition
Basic$71
Standard$101
Premium$201
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Gusto
8.3
Time Doctor
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Gusto
8.0
Time Doctor

Usability

Gusto
10.0
Time Doctor
9.1

Support Rating

Gusto
8.3
Time Doctor
4.2

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