HRdirect Smart Apps vs. Inova Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HRdirect Smart Apps
Score 8.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HRdirect Smart Apps is an HR Management software solution from HRdirect, a a division of ComplyRight, Inc., dedicated to developing and delivering “Solutions for Smart Employers” since 1985. The vendor says HRdirect supports business managers at more than 500,000 locations with essential employee management and compliance tasks. HRdirect Smart Apps aims to help users work efficiently and affordably. The vendor's goal is to simplify complex processes and free employers from compliance…N/A
Inova Payroll
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Inova is a payroll and HR solutions company serving small and medium-sized employers across the United States. Headquartered in Nashville, TN. Inova Payroll provides a human capital management solution to better attract, hire, pay and engage employees. Features include a single database with one interface and one employee record for visibility into employee data; real-time data for better decision-making; and cloud-based delivery for convenience and scalability.N/A
Pricing
HRdirect Smart AppsInova Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HRdirect Smart AppsInova Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNO PER EMPLOYEE PRICING, NO BUNDLED FEATURES. JUST $60 A YEAR PER APP. Simple Pricing, No Matter How You Slice It Only use the Smart Apps that best fit your unique needs and pay the same, low price for each one: just $60 a year. It's easy to add more at any time, too - either as your needs change or as our solutions expand.
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Community Pulse
HRdirect Smart AppsInova Payroll
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
HRdirect Smart AppsInova Payroll
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Inova Payroll
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Inova Payroll
-
Ratings
Approval workflow1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Inova Payroll
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View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Inova Payroll
-
Ratings
Report builder1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Inova Payroll
-
Ratings
New hire portal1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Inova Payroll
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
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Score 7.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
HRdirect Smart AppsInova Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HRdirect Smart AppsInova Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
ComplyRight
UPDATE 3/20/2020: I initially gave HRDirect a "0" recommendation due to all the issues we had with the PTO Module. However, since purchasing the Harassment Training Module ($90), this product is the best value for the money and puts us in compliance with mandated requirements. It is easy to use and well-presented. At this point in time, with the issues and frustration level of all our employees, managers, and payroll department, it would be difficult for me to recommend this app as suitable in any scenario. However, should HRdirect fix the issues and get the app to perform as it was originally designed, it would be a great product for a small to medium company that has limited resources yet wants a good product for the money. In our experience, the new hire portal did not appear to be functioning properly; our new hires were not able to access the blank documents. They could see them but not open them (PDFs).
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Inova Payroll
Unless I'm in an unusual situation with an employee, it only takes a few minutes to complete payroll with Inova.Some features are not yet fully customizable and, as a result, force us to reverse engineer processes in a roundabout way that does not necessarily meet our business needs.
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Pros
ComplyRight
  • Initially, you were able to see all activity and drill down for details.
  • It was easy-access for all our employees in the 7 states we operate in.
  • It provided tracking for the managers.
  • Payroll had access to all PTO requests.
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Inova Payroll
  • Calculate tax deductions and distribute paychecks for auditing and tax reporting purposes.
  • Applicant Tracking feature that allows you to create and post vacancies on the job page of the website and on various job portals.
  • Design plans for onboarding sessions and communicate with new hires.
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Cons
ComplyRight
  • HRdirect performed an upgrade in 2019 and that's where things went awry.
  • You could no longer drill down through the calendar to see the details - i.e. Doctor's appointment, illness, childcare issues, vacation, etc.
  • Previous year PTO requests were not archived and you now had to scroll through hundreds of PTO requests to see the most current.
  • Previous PTO requests were listed oldest to most current, resulting in much frustration trying to locate specific ones.
  • The print option was not longer functional.
  • The online help request form was no longer accessible.
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Inova Payroll
  • I would like the ATS component that monitors candidate hiring to be able to trigger more hiring activities like connecting with our background check provider and scheduling a prospect appointment.
  • The benefit statement could be more advanced.
  • A little more update for the UXI.
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Likelihood to Renew
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Inova Payroll
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ComplyRight
Due to the fact that we were patient for more than 6 months with no resolution in sight, we decided to end our relationship with HRdirect for PTO tracking. 3/20/2020: We have purchased the Harassment Training Module. Excellent product with great value for the money.
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Inova Payroll
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Alternatives Considered
ComplyRight
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Inova Payroll
Our company implemented the use of Gusto, and although the payroll service is excellent, the main reason we switched to Inova Payroll was the poor customer service that this program offered us in order to solve the "MANY" problems that were shown on the site.
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Return on Investment
ComplyRight
  • Initially, HRdirect was proving to be an excellent tool, and we were getting a quick turnaround on small issues. However, the upgrade messed things up on our accessibility, with no resolution in sight.
  • Harassment training module is excellent.
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Inova Payroll
  • It minimized our cost as we were able to get rid of the paper time tracking system altogether.
  • Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding are streamlined in one place where we can connect you directly to payroll.
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ScreenShots

HRdirect Smart Apps Screenshots

Screenshot of EMPLOYEE RECORDS
Smarter, Centralized Employee Management

 - Directory & Records
 - Employee Self-Service
 - Document StorageScreenshot of ATTENDANCE CALENDAR
Take Control of Employee Attendance

 - 12-Month Calendars
 - Absence Code Management
 - Absence NotesScreenshot of I-9 & W-4
Ease the Burden of Completing I-9 and W-4 Forms

 - Onboarding Workflow
 - Guided I-9 & W-4 Forms
 - History & Audit TrackingScreenshot of JOB APPLICATION
Smart Hiring Begins Before the Interview

 - Compliant Questions Library
 - Customizable Application
 - Online Application LinkScreenshot of PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE
Your Guide to an Effective Disciplinary Program

 - Employee Warning Notices
 - Discipline History
 - Action Plan DocumentationScreenshot of TIME OFF REQUEST
Let Employees Handle Time Off Requests for You

 - Employee Time Off Requests
 - Supervisor Approval Workflow
 - Attendance Calendar Sync

Inova Payroll Screenshots

Screenshot of Administrator dashboardScreenshot of WorkflowsScreenshot of Payroll register