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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HRdirect Smart Apps

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).
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
6.9
Employee demographic data
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
7.1
Job profiles and administration
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
6.3
Employment history
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.3
Organizational charting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.0
Organization and location management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.5

Leave and Attendance Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
7.5
Approval workflow
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
7.6
Balance details
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.4

Employee Self Service

HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
7.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
7.6
Update personal information
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
8.6
View company policy documentation
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
7.1
Employee recognition
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.9
View job history
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.6

HR Reporting

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
6.0
Report builder
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
6.9
Pre-built reports
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
6.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
4.8

Onboarding

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
7.2
New hire portal
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
6.9
Manager tracking tools
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
7.5

Payroll Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.7
Pay calculation
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.8
Support for external payroll vendors
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
5.9
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
5.1
Benefit plan administration
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.7
Direct deposit files
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.1
Reimbursement management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.5

Asset Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.6

Performance and Goals

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.1
Corporate goal setting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.6
Individual goal setting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.0
Performance tracking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.3

Performance Management

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.9
Performance plans
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.7
Performance improvement plans
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.7
Review status tracking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.0
Review reminders
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.5
Multiple review frequency
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.7

Succession Planning

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.7
Create succession plans/pools
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.4
Candidate ranking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.9
Candidate search
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.8
Candidate development
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.4
Job Requisition Management
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.5
Company Website Posting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.3
Publish to Social Media
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.5
Job Search Site Posting
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.9
Applicant Tracking
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
6.2

Pros

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • 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.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • 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.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HRdirect Smart Apps

HRdirect Smart Apps 1.0
Based on 1 answer
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HRdirect Smart Apps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

HRdirect Smart Apps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

HRdirect Smart Apps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HRdirect Smart Apps

HRdirect Smart Apps 1.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.1
Based on 24 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

HRdirect Smart Apps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HRdirect Smart Apps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HRdirect Smart Apps

No answers on this topic

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • 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.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HRdirect Smart Apps

General

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

HRdirect Smart Apps Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
NO 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.

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
Paylocity
5.7

Likelihood to Renew

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
Paylocity
7.1

Online Training

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

HRdirect Smart Apps
Paylocity
10.0

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