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Likelihood to Recommend

Paychex Flex

It is suited for a small to medium-sized company and for those who have outside employees who require punching in. The time clock is great for keeping track of those out in the field. They also send out W2's and can be a time saver. They will also send updated Posters and will help you write your company employee handbook. They will automatically deposit employee's checks, and if needed, will send a check directly to be given to the employee.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Paychex Flex
6.2
Employee demographic data
Paychex Flex
8.2
Employment history
Paychex Flex
6.6
Job profiles and administration
Paychex Flex
6.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Paychex Flex
6.5
Organizational charting
Paychex Flex
1.0
Organization and location management
Paychex Flex
6.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Paychex Flex
7.9

Payroll Management

Paychex Flex
8.1
Pay calculation
Paychex Flex
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Paychex Flex
7.8
Direct deposit files
Paychex Flex
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Paychex Flex
7.9
Reimbursement management
Paychex Flex
7.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Paychex Flex
7.7
Approval workflow
Paychex Flex
7.3
Balance details
Paychex Flex
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Paychex Flex
7.8

Employee Self Service

Paychex Flex
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Paychex Flex
8.4
Update personal information
Paychex Flex
8.3
View company policy documentation
Paychex Flex
7.8
View job history
Paychex Flex
5.9

Asset Management

Paychex Flex
4.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Paychex Flex
4.7

HR Reporting

Paychex Flex
6.6
Report builder
Paychex Flex
6.1
Pre-built reports
Paychex Flex
6.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Paychex Flex
7.6

Onboarding

Paychex Flex
6.5
New hire portal
Paychex Flex
6.2
Manager tracking tools
Paychex Flex
6.8

Recruiting / ATS

Paychex Flex
6.1
Job Requisition Management
Paychex Flex
6.5
Company Website Posting
Paychex Flex
5.0
Publish to Social Media
Paychex Flex
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
Paychex Flex
5.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Paychex Flex
6.9
Applicant Tracking
Paychex Flex
5.2
Notifications and Alerts
Paychex Flex
6.8

Pros

Paychex Flex

  • The app notifies you when your paystub is available. It is then accessible on both the App as well as the browser based application.
  • It automatically implements two factor authorization using your phone number on file as soon as it recognizes that you're logging in from a different device or IP address.
  • I know other platforms like Paylocity also offer similar functionalities, but I've used both. My wife currently uses Paylocity at her job. The platform is just clunky. Paychex feels lighter, more agile, and just easier to use from an end user standpoint.
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Cons

Paychex Flex

  • Reports. If you can manage with their many standard reports you're good to go, but customization of reports is truly lacking. To get a "special" report created for you usually takes a week, and you never speak to the person creating the report (they are shielded by this tall wall of mystery.) There is a lot of back and forth with your Payroll Rep to get it done the way you need it, and even then you are usually settling for the best they can do.
  • No true seamless integration. Their platforms do not communicate as they promise so you find that you need to go to multiple platforms to get all your information in. You will even need to go to different areas within the platform to get a new hire added, for instance.
  • You will hear a lot that Paychex Flex is not capable of doing something which means you have to figure it out since you still need what you need.
  • Their Geo-fencing and web punching have multiple ongoing issues. Since Paychex will only deal with a select group of people in your organization, those select people become inundated with having to deal with the systems technical issues, getting screenshots, emailing and responding between Paychex and the employee to troubleshoot throughout the fix. You in essence become their support team instead of you having a support team that will speak to the employee to fix the problems.
  • Their revolutionary Fingerprint Scanning Timeclocks are poorly designed and/or cheaply made. They go down and need to be replaced every few months leaving you with having to manually key in employee times. They know this is a problem yet will not agree to you having a back time clock unless you pay for it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 9.0
Based on 4 answers
overall we have had good experience. when problems occur paychex is quick to resolve the problems; however when encountering recurring problems and issues it doesn't matter how quickly they are resolved they should re-occur. Paychex will price match competitor's quotes.
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Usability

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Some tasks are easier to perform than others or the user must contact their account manager to assist. The self-service features should be more robust than they actually are. For example, employees are unable to access tax forms.
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Support

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 8.5
Based on 11 answers
For us, Paychex Flex is a professional system, where technical support helps you with any problem in the company, whether in the field it addresses and that gives us much more stability and that is why qualification, because, for me, it is software It helps a lot in problems and saves time in making the payroll of the employee and paying the right to each one, that is perfect for us.
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Implementation

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They work with you and we took our time to keep every thing organized and moving in the time frame it should be.
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Alternatives Considered

Paychex Flex

It’s great that Paychex is one place for all things, however workday in combination with a financial institution for managing 401ks is a cleaner and easier to use system. That being said, we didn’t utilize all the components of Paychex
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Return on Investment

Paychex Flex

  • The first three months took more time than it should have to try to get everything in order on our account. I am still running into issues from time to time. The $1000 we saved for one year was not worth the hours on the phone with the implementation specialist and in person with the sales rep trying to get the account in order.
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Pricing Details

Paychex Flex

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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