Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Paycom
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Paycom is a core HR management software solution. It includes features such as talent acquisition and management, time tracking, and payroll management. It offers some automation capacities, particularly regarding payroll.N/A
Paycor
Score 6.8 out of 10
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Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.N/A
Pricing
PaycomPaycor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PaycomPaycor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PaycomPaycor
Considered Both Products
Paycom
Chose Paycom
ADP-Implementation was a joke, Nothing was set up correctly. They didn't pay our quarterly taxes. I had issues with every payroll run for 4 months.
Paycor-Looks like a good system but it didn't look as user-friendly as Paycom
Paylocity-Is user-friendly but not like Paycom. It was …
Chose Paycom
Paycom definitely has better technology than ADP and Paychex. I've used both ADP and Paychex for over 2 years and I've seen ADP and Paychex new platforms in 2019. ADP technology is just not there. It's bad technology with great GUI, Paychex is still the same old 2 platform …
Chose Paycom
Everything. Paycor is a mess. One of the best things about Paycom is that they have a dedicated specialist to help us with any of our requests. I find this really awesome because it allows us to communicate with someone who already has a idea of what our company is like and …
Chose Paycom
I initially thought Paycom was mountains ahead of Paycor when it came to direct deposit software. But again that was just the onboarding phase. They're quick to sell you, but once you're in [it feels like] you're [the] last priority. [I believe] Paycom doesn't take …
Chose Paycom
Each has good and bad, but so far, Paycom is easier to manage and use.
Chose Paycom
I had used the other two before and I like the look and layout of Paycom better.
Chose Paycom
Paycom is by far the best of the systems I have used. It is more intuitive and easier to navigate. ADP's systems were horrible, and their implementation and management teams are not good. I do not recommend ADP at all.
Chose Paycom
Paycom has greater functionality than the other companies, plus their application is owned/managed by Paycom and does not include external third-party software plug-ins, which is something that was very important to our company.
Paycom is far and away the easiest and most effective platform I have ever used for HRIS, Payroll, Time & Attendance, Benefits Enrollment, Performance Management, et al. It is extremely flexible with thousands of options available to customize to each organization's needs, …
Chose Paycom
Paycom solved our primary needs to pay our employees and it’s furthermore solved our so many additional HR problems as well. So it’s much more advance than the other similar software.
Chose Paycom
They are all very similar. The personal touch is where Paycom excels and that is why we choose them.
Chose Paycom
We ultimately chose Paycom because of the level of customer support and training as well as the robustness of the system. Very intuitive for the payroll and HR admin sections.
Chose Paycom
Paycom has an excellent customer support service where when you have an issue and your email/call their agents, he/she takes you through the process easily ensuring that you always have positive experience concerning the software. This makes it easy to use and also gives you …
Paycor
Chose Paycor
ADP - for me this is low threshold - anybody but ADP. It is easier to use and the customer service is about 1000% better. Paycom - did not get on with the salespeople.
Chose Paycor
Paycor's sales pitch lured our decision makers over Paycom. They promised experts in the industry which ultimately was not delivered.
Chose Paycor
Paycor has a much better support system. They have chat support and also dedicated CSMs who support you throughout your time with them. They allow for sandbox usage and also have a feature request area for users which is wonderful.
Chose Paycor
Paycor is a better platform than the other competitor because offers a good set of features for any organization.
Chose Paycor
Better than ADP and Paychex, allowed for a much more comprehensive product.
Chose Paycor
We selected Paycor because of the cost savings, easy of use and capabilities.
Chose Paycor
It was much cheaper than all the other products we vetted and came with more features. We had multiple demos with all companies and the user interface and experience with Paycor always kept calling us to come back. I'm very happy we went with our decision to move forward with …
Chose Paycor
Paycor offers a good all-in-one solution, yet other products can be more effective.
Chose Paycor
Paycor is easy to use and it can be accessed even from a mobile device and this gives you 24/7 insight to your payroll and other human resources policy. Its also affordable and the pricing plans are simple and low cost. This makes it the most preferred HR and payroll management …
Chose Paycor
It is hard to evaluate Paycor in this manner, as I had full access to the other products but do not have full access to everything Paycor offers. I was not personally responsible for the original evaluation, so I do not know what criteria was used to choose one system over the …
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Features
PaycomPaycor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.1
300 Ratings
Paycor
7.3
222 Ratings
Employee demographic data7.5267 Ratings8.1188 Ratings
Employment history7.5260 Ratings7.6203 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.2257 Ratings7.4187 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.2258 Ratings7.2185 Ratings
Organizational charting6.6185 Ratings6.9140 Ratings
Organization and location management6.6221 Ratings7.0148 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.9210 Ratings7.1139 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.6
314 Ratings
Paycor
8.0
237 Ratings
Pay calculation7.7304 Ratings8.3232 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.447 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.713 Ratings8.061 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.8257 Ratings7.5167 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.0306 Ratings8.3228 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.9249 Ratings7.4194 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.9166 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.8
275 Ratings
Paycor
7.3
176 Ratings
Approval workflow7.8261 Ratings7.4154 Ratings
Balance details7.6263 Ratings7.3171 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.9220 Ratings7.1144 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.8
315 Ratings
Paycor
7.7
219 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.0310 Ratings8.0200 Ratings
Update personal information8.5311 Ratings8.1204 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.8272 Ratings7.7153 Ratings
Employee recognition6.8148 Ratings7.123 Ratings
View job history8.1244 Ratings7.8176 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
4.8
26 Ratings
Paycor
7.2
71 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets4.826 Ratings7.271 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
6.4
265 Ratings
Paycor
6.8
193 Ratings
Report builder6.5259 Ratings7.1187 Ratings
Pre-built reports6.9258 Ratings6.8188 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data5.755 Ratings6.4120 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
6.8
258 Ratings
Paycor
7.4
179 Ratings
New hire portal7.3255 Ratings7.7176 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.4218 Ratings7.2133 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
5.7
153 Ratings
Paycor
7.5
76 Ratings
Corporate goal setting4.236 Ratings7.717 Ratings
Individual goal setting6.7141 Ratings7.473 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.835 Ratings7.261 Ratings
Performance tracking7.1149 Ratings7.674 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.1
193 Ratings
Paycor
7.3
98 Ratings
Performance plans7.1178 Ratings7.593 Ratings
Performance improvement plans6.9167 Ratings7.385 Ratings
Review status tracking7.1172 Ratings7.488 Ratings
Review reminders7.4181 Ratings7.289 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.0160 Ratings7.375 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
6.8
34 Ratings
Paycor
7.2
11 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.124 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.830 Ratings7.19 Ratings
Candidate search5.833 Ratings7.211 Ratings
Candidate development5.429 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
6.7
182 Ratings
Paycor
8.1
90 Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.1160 Ratings7.771 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.1158 Ratings7.575 Ratings
Publish to Social Media6.6123 Ratings7.965 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.9143 Ratings7.967 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.2137 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.7166 Ratings7.774 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.3168 Ratings7.679 Ratings
User Ratings
PaycomPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(332 ratings)
6.7
(251 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(16 ratings)
8.7
(15 ratings)
Usability
7.1
(19 ratings)
7.1
(219 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(56 ratings)
7.3
(94 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.2
(7 ratings)
7.9
(33 ratings)
Configurability
5.5
(1 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.5
(1 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
5.5
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
4.9
(2 ratings)
7.6
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.4
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
PaycomPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
Paycom
I have used a lot of different HRIS systems over 23 years in HR. Paycom is by far has the most comprehensive suite of options that is easy to use for end users and administrators. Their support is top notch in the industry, from helping you with setup and implementation to troubleshooting issues. Paycom has dedicated staff for you to reach out to at any time that are knowledgeable and work towards resolutions.
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Paycor, Inc
Payroll is best suited to tracking down employees' performance and their activities during working hours. It also showcases overall employee and company performance percentages. The candidate management feature helps to maintain any applicant's data, and there is a feedback option that they provide in the platform.
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Pros
Paycom
  • Provides easy-to-use payroll software that is structured to help eliminate human error, allowing me to self-manage payroll with complete accuracy.
  • Automatically generates the necessary and easy-to-access reports relating to wages and payroll taxes paid.
  • Offers exceptional customer service with dedicated representatives who are very professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and courteous.
  • Received thorough personal instruction/training on the use of the online software program.
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Paycor, Inc
  • Payroll- easy to view the pay grid, make edits, and even make notes on paystubs. There are quick reports and graphs to double-check everything.
  • Interface- employees can do so much on their own! Paycor is so easy to navigate and explain to new employees.
  • Customer Service- I can talk to a real person within 5 minutes!! Or I can even chat with a real person online and not even talk on the phone. And my problems get resolved. No unknown answers they can't figure out.
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Cons
Paycom
  • I would like to see a extra time given for training to employer and employees before going live for the first payroll process without the pressure of a definitive start date. I was told we would be charged additional fees if we could not start on the date we decided on and then was dropped in the middle of my first payroll run because the client service had a pre arranged appointment with another client. The first payroll run was very chaotic and stressful. Please be sure your client is comfortable and ready before processing. And perhaps plan to spend that first entire Payroll day with them.
  • Would like to see more long-term client service assigned to our account. We have had ours change several times within the year and it just feels good knowing your going to call and speak with someone that knows you and/or your business well and can give a better educated answer based on your specific business needs.
  • We are having an issue with our 2021 taxes and a discrepancy between what was reported to the IRS and the SS admin. I have supplied all the 941 information from our previous payroll provider that was sent to the IRS. I can not seem to get a real good answer about the discrepancy yet. Hoping this will be resolved soon though. I wish we had open access to speak directly to a tax team member. Everything gets communicated between a client service rep and it is difficult when they do not understand the tax situation.
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Paycor, Inc
  • Customer service, especially post-COVID
  • There was a recent change to the time off accrual system, which we weren't aware of, and everyone's PTO balances were wiped out overnight.
  • The updates don't seem to benefit functionality much, are simply different, not really improved
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Likelihood to Renew
Paycom
We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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Paycor, Inc
The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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Usability
Paycom
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
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Paycor, Inc
I think it is pretty straightforward. It is not a bad thing to say that it is similar to a lot of products in a lot of ways. That's not what this question is asking, though. It's about usability, and I feel that it carries on the easy usability that a lot of other products similar to it have.
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Reliability and Availability
Paycom
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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Paycor, Inc
We have not experienced any availability issues
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Performance
Paycom
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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Paycor, Inc
All processes work quickly
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Support Rating
Paycom
Paycom is the best payroll and HR software I have utilized in my 30 plus years as a CPA working in private industry. I am always confident in the software and my support team. The software is updated on an ongoing basis automatically. Paycom relieves a lot of stress over this vital area of any business.
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Paycor, Inc
I'd give a zero if that were an option. I currently have multiple requests for support that have not been answered in over a week. I have called their support phone line and usually hung up after waiting for 45 minutes for someone to answer. It is unlikely to get a quick response, EVER, even to urgent problems that effect taxes and benefit submission.
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In-Person Training
Paycom
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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Paycor, Inc
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Online Training
Paycom
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
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Paycor, Inc
The training was easy to understand, and the Paycor tutorials are a great, easy reference.
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Implementation Rating
Paycom
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
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Paycor, Inc
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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Alternatives Considered
Paycom
Paycom blows both Heartland and ADP away. No comparison. I had nothing but issues with the others and no issues to speak of with Paycom. I will recommend Paycom to anyone looking for a truly all-in-one provider.
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Paycor, Inc
Paycor definitely has a leg up on Paychex Flex. This is the system we went from to Paycor and it is much more basic with not as much opportunity for bundling data together and tracking information. Paychex did provide a dedicated customer service rep, which was very helpful, and I do miss that with Paycor. Paylocity is a company I've also used for over 7 years it does have some really good features. I feel Paylocity is more user-friendly but Paycor has more in-depth options and software features that are very helpful.
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Scalability
Paycom
They are not able to meet our current needs
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Paycor, Inc
We haven't needed to scale
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Return on Investment
Paycom
  • We no longer have a full-time HR manager. The duties are split between a Controller and another manager-reduced costs-all in an $80,000/year savings.
  • Employee self-management of benefits enrollments eliminated manager support for the process. It's completely self-administered by the employee, probably saves 80 hours of administrative work at a minimum and eliminating any chance that management makes an error on the employee's record.
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Paycor, Inc
  • They handle all of the numbers and tax forms, things that I HATE doing!
  • I can run my payroll in less than 5 minutes because their portal puts all of the information at my fingertips.
  • I like relying on their professionals to deal with different tax and unemployment offices in different states. They know their stuff.
  • Paycor is not the cheapest service out there, but they deliver Cadillac service and performance on a Volkswagen budget.
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