HRdirect Smart Apps vs. Paypro Workforce Management

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
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Paypro powered by UKG Ready is offered as an all-in-one HR solution that makes the day-to-day better for a company's people. Paypro support teams average 5+ years at Paypro and 10+ years in the industry creating an industry-leading service experience that has led to a 95% client retention rate and an unheard of average customer relationship approaching a decade. • Paypro aims to help organizations become a great place to work by building people-centric, life-work technology that meets…N/A
Pricing
HRdirect Smart AppsPaypro Workforce Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HRdirect Smart AppsPaypro Workforce Management
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 AppsPaypro Workforce Management
Top Pros
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Features
HRdirect Smart AppsPaypro Workforce Management
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
Paypro Workforce Management
-
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
Paypro Workforce Management
-
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
Paypro Workforce Management
-
Ratings
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
Paypro Workforce Management
-
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
Paypro Workforce Management
-
Ratings
New hire portal1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
HRdirect Smart AppsPaypro Workforce Management
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(18 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HRdirect Smart AppsPaypro Workforce Management
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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Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management has custom report building that is easy to use and manipulate for data you need to pull. The onboarding system is overly complicated and not user friendly. Workflows are overly complicated and a workflow for PAFs is non-existent, causing our company to have to use paper PAF forms.
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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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Paypro Workforce Management
  • Setting up new employees is very easy and only takes a couple of minutes.
  • We have union and non-union employees, and we have both salaried and hourly employees. Workforce One lets us set up rules based on the union CBA, our office holiday schedule, etc., so we don't have to make many adjustments to timesheets when we have situations that deviate from the norm. The rules kick in and handle the situation for us.
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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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Paypro Workforce Management
  • Report Writing: Canned reports are antiquated like a dinosaur. Users should be able to design their own reports like all other systems. Click and it's there. Currently, it's not at all what it can be.
  • Very rigid with contract: meaning when a rule change and/or policy has changed the company is charged in order to make the change.
  • Integration within the system. There are times when you change the information in the system then it randomly changes another section.
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Likelihood to Renew
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Paypro Workforce Management
We are very happy with the product, our experiences using the product, and the continued support that we have received from the Paypro staff. We fully intend to keep our relationship with Paypro on solid ground. We are not considering replacing this product.
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Usability
ComplyRight
No answers on this topic
Paypro Workforce Management
The system is very thorough, has an efficient layout, and is very user-friendly. It can handle massive amounts of data and spit it out in manageable and useful chunks. We obtain tons of workable data from the various reports that the system can provide us. When it comes to payroll and HR, it can handle everything that you need.
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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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Paypro Workforce Management
I am always able to get an answer to my questions as soon as I ask. If there is an associate that can not answer my question - they will make sure that someone else helps me. The company is very responsive.
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Implementation Rating
ComplyRight
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Paypro Workforce Management
The Paypro team was organized, professional, kept you on the budgeted timeline, followed up, was patient, experienced and truly cared. You would never think there were understaffed!
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Alternatives Considered
ComplyRight
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Paypro Workforce Management
We have used in-house systems, ADP Total Source, and Valiant Services. This system, in my opinion, is more user-friendly and faster than others. We have more control on our end to process with flexibility that other systems just did not offer.
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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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Paypro Workforce Management
  • Workforce save time in processing . The company can manage the payroll , process by one employee. The company used to have two employees to split the whole company dept; now one employee can manage the whole process.
  • It's cheaper than other payroll company.
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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