iApplicants vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iApplicants
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
iApplicants is a cloud-based ATS that offers batch or mass communication with potential candidates via multiple channels, resume parsing, and data management. This particular platform is sought and used by small to midsize companies and is offered on a flexible payment schedule.
$800
per year
Paylocity
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.N/A
Pricing
iApplicantsPaylocity
Editions & Modules
ATS
$800.00
per year
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iApplicantsPaylocity
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
iApplicantsPaylocity
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Paylocity
7.9
546 Ratings
1% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings7.9458 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.03 Ratings8.1481 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings7.8375 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.03 Ratings7.8456 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.42 Ratings7.3388 Ratings
Candidate Search8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.03 Ratings8.1500 Ratings
Collaboration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.42 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings8.0501 Ratings
Reporting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
980 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5927 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2895 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.9832 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6846 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1777 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8758 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.6649 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
955 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6929 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.4456 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.6685 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.4649 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0925 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2738 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0460 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.7
806 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.9719 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5768 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.5600 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.4
969 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.6943 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.7960 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1764 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3680 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.4816 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
289 Ratings
5% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.4289 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.1
888 Ratings
7% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.1849 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.5865 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.8539 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
832 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.4826 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.1653 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
452 Ratings
9% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.5348 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.6415 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.5304 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.5418 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
574 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3514 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.3435 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.4527 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.6532 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6438 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
285 Ratings
7% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.0191 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.4232 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.6258 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.6207 Ratings
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User Ratings
iApplicantsPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
7.9
(1049 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(10 ratings)
8.9
(98 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(4 ratings)
8.6
(66 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
7.3
(89 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
8.0
(41 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(10 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
iApplicantsPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
iApplicants.com
In my opinion, they are well suited to any hiring scenario in which there are many applicants and you need to do an initial screening. The tests we use are effective in filtering out people who we have learned later or from experience would not work in our organization, those who have scored well have went on to be successful. It is an excellent tool.
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Paylocity
Well-suited, just all the different components that you can buy to go with it. It's really endless. We were just going to add the expense payment feature and we're really excited about that so it's going to make it a lot easier, but the options are endless.
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Pros
iApplicants.com
  • Innovation - iApplicants partners with other related businesses and develops tools to streamline processes. Their integration makes sense - e.g. integrated background checks or HR software integration.
  • Responsiveness - I don't think I've ever had a response that was beyond 24 hours of my request.
  • Training and Updates - The dashboard offers tutorials at your fingertips. Updates/announcements are displayed upon logging in. I appreciate having it there as a constant reminder, but without getting a lot of email notices that clutter my inbox.
  • Customization - I love that we can brand the application for a professional recruiting "portal" and add additional details about our company. Additional customizations are accessible to me as an end user via the GUI, so I don't have to make a request for everything.
  • The application is long enough to deter job hunters who are "click-happy" and apply to every job they come across - applications that allow job hunters to store their resume in the system and click to apply generated hundreds of unqualified people who were desperate for anything and didn't even read the job description. On the reverse side of the spectrum (particularly government systems), I've seen (experienced) online submissions that were so long and tedious and could take hours to complete online. While some fields are mandatory in the application, iApplicants doesn't require a candidiate to essentially re-key every piece of their resume into sections of an online form.
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Paylocity
  • Provides the majority of our data for our employees and reporting in one software product.
  • Once setup; the Onboarding feature makes bringing in new employees very smooth while collecting and completing all compliance information from the candidate themselves.
  • Performance Module with Journals provides a good platform for documenting positive as well as disciplinary events.
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Cons
iApplicants.com
  • The version we used didn't have the look and feel of more sophisticated ATS systems, which often feel more user friendly. It would be nice if it had less of a database format.
  • The posting feature utilized a third party which was great but didn't post to real time and required some follow up administratively. The feature of posting from the system is fantastic and the number of options is great but for sites that require manual entry and approval just knowing you are waiting on a third party company to manually enter those postings, have them approved and then verify they have actually been posted live requires a bit more follow up than I prefer.
  • We had a posting delete and no technical explanation as to why or how. It took someone several days to realize it was gone which lost traction and was alarming when we realized that the technical support team had no idea how it happened or what could prevent it from happening again. Needless to say that led to having to verify all postings were active daily for several weeks after which was time consuming when you have 30 open requisitions at a time.
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Paylocity
  • No, I know they're working on implementing it so that we can control our own GL that I'm looking forward to. That is one thing that I feel like has been missing, so I'm happy to see them addressing it.
  • We went through a couple of different service reps, but that's been my only issue. The problem is a couple of the service reps.
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Likelihood to Renew
iApplicants.com
This is simply because as we expanded our business to include a staffing division, our technical needs of a tracking system greatly increased because now we needed to also track job orders, time sheets and billing. Had we simply stayed a software development company, we would have stayed with iApplicants as it fulfilled our needs at that time.
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Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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Usability
iApplicants.com
iApplicants is rare -- they offer both a great company (service, innovation, and ongoing development) with a product that really focuses on the needs of its users. It provides the basis for HR/legal reporting. It's easy to use, just logging in for the first time, so even my not-so-tech-savvy managers love it.
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Paylocity
I find Paylocity to be almost too robust so that its functionalities are sometimes too complex to use. Sometimes it appears that they don't get a user's experience and keep a software developers mindset which doesn't always work well with users that are not at their technical level of expertise. A perfect example is the way the payroll dashboard USED to look compared to the recent update
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Reliability and Availability
iApplicants.com
I've used this product consistently for 8 years now. In that time, I've seen ONE time that they had a technical glitch -- and THEY were all over it. The only reason I even knew about it was an email alert they sent out to all clients, explaining the issue. They also had it fixed the same day.
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Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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Performance
iApplicants.com
It works. It's easy for everyone I've shared it with -- even my not-so-tech-savvy staff. When I hired a coordinator to handle routine HR duties, this was a simple transition to hand off to someone else without a lot of training. Sometimes it's a little slow downloading documents (resumes) from the site, but that could be a combination of issues that may not be related to their product. At one time, it wasn't able to accommodate newer Word documents (.doc vs. .docx), but they fixed that, as well.
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Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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Support Rating
iApplicants.com
Responses are always within 24 hours. They don't nickel and dime for everything we request. I like that they understand the request and we're not caught in a flurry of emails or failed attempts. Customizations, when needed by the vendor, have been at no charge. Most modifications can be made from my administrative panel. Everyone I've dealt with at iApplicants has been positive -- there seems to be a great sense of ownership across all staff there.
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Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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In-Person Training
iApplicants.com
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I didn't have in-person training, but I'm sure it was just as great as any other training/assistance Paylocity provides. Paylocity customer service is always available. You never have to be on hold and their answers are always accurate and timely. Documents in the help section are helpful as well. My in-person training was conducted y one of our employees who was involved in the initial set-up and training of all employees. She was excellent.
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Online Training
iApplicants.com
I thought the training was well structured and the demos well-paced. Topics are set up sequentially so one can watch each one and build on previous tutorials. However, they are broken down into segments so a user can hone in on just a specific area where help is needed and not waste time on other topics s/he may already know. I also like the fact that the tutorials are available on the home page of the admin login, so we don't have to hunt for topics in a huge "knowledgebase." It's easy to get a quick refresher when needed (or when ready to try out something a little more advanced) and apply it immediately.
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Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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Implementation Rating
iApplicants.com
Great product support!
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Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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Alternatives Considered
iApplicants.com
I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
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Paylocity
I did not select Paylocity. It was in place when I joined the company, but I did select ADP for my previous company. Paylocity is difference is the customer service and the account management support. We did not have that level of support at ADP.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
iApplicants.com
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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Scalability
iApplicants.com
At the very basic level, it provides a place to post jobs and cross-post to free job boards. It could just be used by HR staff. However, it's more than just another place to post if one opts to utilize the full functionality-- it's an applicant management system that allows a user to pre-screen, organize, and collaborate on candidates with other users. They've added built-in background checks, reporting tools, community boards, integrated with larger/broader paid marketing opportunities, and affirmative action programs.
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Paylocity
You have an account manager assigned to you on a daily basis but that person is barely available to you
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Professional Services
iApplicants.com
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
iApplicants.com
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster lead conversion
  • The ability to identify qualified candidates
  • Increased and more effective communication with candidates
  • Source tracking to assist in determining where to best invest our recruiting resources, in turn increasing our ROI in our HR department
  • The job board has increased our ROI as well with increased visibility on multiple job boards that would otherwise increase overall expenses
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Paylocity
  • We are very fortunate. We're a nonprofit organization that handles the donations of a university. So we are well-funded and so we've never had to make decisions just on money. We want to be fiducially responsible, but we don't just want to take the lowest scholars. So we look just like with our people, we look at different elements, different criteria for what we're doing and we always find that if we choose quality, the ROI will come out in the end and it does, it has .
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