HRdirect Smart Apps vs. PrismHR

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
PrismHR
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
PrismHR is a platform for PEO and ASO growth, boasting more users among HR service providers than any other software. The technology platform and expansive PrismHR Marketplace are specifically designed to help HR service providers compete in the market, operate efficiently, and reduce risk. PrismHR enables users to manage payroll, benefits, compliance, and HR for clients with a single technology partner. Today, PrismHR customers support more than 100,000 small businesses and…N/A
Pricing
HRdirect Smart AppsPrismHR
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HRdirect Smart AppsPrismHR
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 AppsPrismHR
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HRdirect Smart AppsPrismHR
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
PrismHR
8.6
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.63 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.04 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
PrismHR
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Approval workflow1.01 Ratings9.53 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.42 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
PrismHR
8.6
4 Ratings
6% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings9.64 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.64 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
PrismHR
8.2
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Report builder1.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
PrismHR
9.5
4 Ratings
17% above category average
New hire portal1.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Manager tracking tools1.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
PrismHR
8.5
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
PrismHR
8.3
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
PrismHR
9.0
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
PrismHR
9.0
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
PrismHR
8.2
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings8.72 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
PrismHR
8.3
4 Ratings
6% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
HRdirect Smart AppsPrismHR
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HRdirect Smart AppsPrismHR
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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PrismHR
PrismHR is well suited for running payroll and generating reports, managing employees, and creating a database with employee pay and benefit information. This wouldn’t be a learning and development platform or performance management system. It’s also not a great tool for automating data per department or financial dashboard. Lastly, I do not think previously it had a strong enough cyber security which is why there was a data breach. Thankfully sensitive information wasn’t compromised though.
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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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PrismHR
  • Reporting Structure
  • Applicant Tracking
  • User Friendly employee hiring
  • User friendly employee management
  • Billing and payroll for clients
  • The search bar can find anything with keywords very quickly
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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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PrismHR
  • Claiming notifications are not on home page.
  • Sometimes claiming are little difficult for the new users
  • Regularization, shift change, week off change are little difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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PrismHR
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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PrismHR
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
ComplyRight
No answers on this topic
PrismHR
We previously used TriNet, ADP Total source, ADP Resource. PrismHR is more basic in design for both the manager and user. But in the end, it does the same work all these other platforms perform, but at a lesser cost which is better for the company as it saves us money so we can pass along savings to our employees.
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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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PrismHR
  • Too soon to tell
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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

PrismHR Screenshots

Screenshot of PrismHR - Employee Portal features a mobile responsive, configurable experience for worksite managers and employees. It can be customized with branding elements and dynamically display content based on different types of clients and users.