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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

Toggl

If you work for yourself and want to know where your time goes (for yourself, and to tell your clients), there is nothing better. [Toggl] also helps keep me on track to know there is a timer running in the background. I would recommend it for a person who wants to use it LIVE. People who retroactively time-track probably would not like Toggl as much as I do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Gusto
8.7
Toggl
Pay calculation
Gusto
8.7
Toggl
Support for external payroll vendors
Gusto
8.5
Toggl
Benefit plan administration
Gusto
7.7
Toggl
Direct deposit files
Gusto
8.9
Toggl
Salary revision and increment management
Gusto
9.0
Toggl
Reimbursement management
Gusto
9.5
Toggl

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

Toggl

  • Toggl integrates smoothly across multiple devices. I can seamlessly move from the field on my phone to the office on my computer and utilize Toggl the entire time.
  • It has great customization. Setting up multiple customers in a variety of ways is easy and quick to do. We haven't found something we needed that we couldn't set up.
  • The reporting is clean and informative. Reports can be generated for multiple criteria.
Bryan Buford | 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

Toggl

  • The Mac App is great, but sometimes I miss the notification when the Pomodoro timer goes off... I wish it were more intrusive, so to speak, so that it would be impossible to miss the end of the pomodoro session.
  • I wish there was a way to automatically send reports via slack at the end of the week.
  • I would love to have some different visual themes. I don't particularly like the color choices they've made after the rebrand.
Dustin W. Stout | 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

Toggl

No score
No answers yet
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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

Toggl

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Toggl

Toggl 8.5
Based on 15 answers
I haven't needed much support from Toggl, as it's mostly come from a small team trying out the tool. I'm not entirely sure what the best way to reach them would be if I did need them. I'm also not sure how responsive they would be to support requests. But I think it's positive that I have not needed them
Anonymous | 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

Toggl

One year ago I compared it to several tools, trying to use them in parallel. Now I don't remember the exact names of those tools, but Toggl was the best for its simplicity. It is easier to use, with fewer clicks and hence less destruction
Alexey Grinko | 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

Toggl

  • My timetracking needs are simple, so this is a great tool for me. Start the timer, stop the timer as client work is performed, whether that is uninterrupted time or not.
  • It is very easy to review work time invested for each of my clients, making it easy for me to track my daily time and review monthly hours for preparing invoices.
  • Daily time is automatically aggregated.
  • Each time entry can be tagged with work activity, or projects can be segmented and time assigned to the segments with start and stop times.
Jamie Caroland | 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.

Toggl

General

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

Toggl Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$10.001
Premium$20.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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