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Likelihood to Recommend

Paycom

Paycom is situated in all payroll and human capital management processes where when you want to manage your payroll in a seamless manner, free from errors then turn to Paycom. It also keeps the employee data securely and helps in recruiting new employees and still manage their performance and onboarding in your company. It further fits in all company portfolios whether small or large thereby proving to be excellent in managing your workforce.
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Paylocity

As far as payroll and ATS systems go this is the best I have used. It does have it flaws of course but they seem to be adaptable to changing client needs, up with the industries and times, and good agents. We run a group of restaurants and use them for ATS, HR, payroll and time clocks for 2/5 concepts now- they are leaps and bounds ahead of ADP. The only thing they could improve on is their biometric time clock; it needs to be hooked up to a computer 24/7 to effectively function. The former is not adaptable for a restaurant setting so we had to switch to another time clock solution- although we like it we would have preferred the biometric clock.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Paycom
7.7
Paylocity
6.9
Employee demographic data
Paycom
8.1
Paylocity
7.4
Employment history
Paycom
7.6
Paylocity
6.8
Job profiles and administration
Paycom
8.4
Paylocity
6.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Paycom
7.8
Paylocity
6.6
Organizational charting
Paycom
7.1
Paylocity
6.8
Organization and location management
Paycom
7.6
Paylocity
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Paycom
7.2
Paylocity
6.6

Payroll Management

Paycom
7.7
Paylocity
7.5
Pay calculation
Paycom
6.5
Paylocity
7.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Paycom
7.6
Paylocity
6.6
Benefit plan administration
Paycom
7.4
Paylocity
7.1
Direct deposit files
Paycom
8.5
Paylocity
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Paycom
7.8
Paylocity
7.7
Reimbursement management
Paycom
8.6
Paylocity
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Paycom
7.4
Paylocity
7.5
Approval workflow
Paycom
7.7
Paylocity
8.4
Balance details
Paycom
7.1
Paylocity
6.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Paycom
7.3
Paylocity
7.5

Employee Self Service

Paycom
7.7
Paylocity
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Paycom
8.2
Paylocity
7.8
Update personal information
Paycom
8.2
Paylocity
9.4
View company policy documentation
Paycom
7.7
Paylocity
8.5
Employee recognition
Paycom
7.2
Paylocity
8.4
View job history
Paycom
7.0
Paylocity
7.6

Asset Management

Paycom
8.3
Paylocity
7.9
Tracking of all physical assets
Paycom
8.3
Paylocity
7.9

HR Reporting

Paycom
6.7
Paylocity
5.7
Report builder
Paycom
7.2
Paylocity
5.7
Pre-built reports
Paycom
7.4
Paylocity
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Paycom
5.5
Paylocity
5.4

Onboarding

Paycom
7.7
Paylocity
7.4
New hire portal
Paycom
7.7
Paylocity
7.6
Manager tracking tools
Paycom
7.8
Paylocity
7.1

Performance and Goals

Paycom
5.3
Paylocity
6.9
Corporate goal setting
Paycom
4.8
Paylocity
6.4
Individual goal setting
Paycom
5.2
Paylocity
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Paycom
4.6
Paylocity
7.0
Performance tracking
Paycom
6.6
Paylocity
6.8

Performance Management

Paycom
6.1
Paylocity
6.9
Performance plans
Paycom
6.6
Paylocity
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Paycom
6.6
Paylocity
6.8
Review status tracking
Paycom
6.6
Paylocity
6.6
Review reminders
Paycom
5.1
Paylocity
6.7
Multiple review frequency
Paycom
5.6
Paylocity
7.3

Succession Planning

Paycom
8.3
Paylocity
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
Paycom
8.8
Paylocity
6.8
Candidate ranking
Paycom
8.0
Paylocity
7.3
Candidate search
Paycom
8.5
Paylocity
7.0
Candidate development
Paycom
8.1
Paylocity
6.5

Recruiting / ATS

Paycom
8.4
Paylocity
7.3
Job Requisition Management
Paycom
9.0
Paylocity
7.9
Company Website Posting
Paycom
8.8
Paylocity
7.4
Publish to Social Media
Paycom
8.2
Paylocity
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
Paycom
8.1
Paylocity
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Paycom
7.8
Paylocity
6.0
Applicant Tracking
Paycom
8.8
Paylocity
6.9
Notifications and Alerts
Paycom
8.4
Paylocity
7.7

Pros

Paycom

  • Our sales rep. has answered all our questions and fulfilled our growing and changing needs.
  • Paycom training for all employees was very easy to follow and the trainer was very professional
  • When needs change, customer service reps are very friendly and eager to help
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Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
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Cons

Paycom

  • I'd like to see the user and client login credentials managed as a true multilevel authentication instead of needing to log in to separate applications.
  • I'd like to see a free SSO implementation.
  • It'd be cool to see an API framework to allow more integration into other LOB applications. Expense management could flow directly from my corporate credit card accounts into Paycom if I had an API for expense management. (Example)
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Paylocity

  • Customer service - although you do get a dedicated rep, they seem to change quite a bit. Additionally, responses have not been timely for us. We often find ourselves continually reaching out. When we do reach someone, it seems we get a lot of "I can't help you now, but let me find someone who can and get back to you", then no one does. We've gone around and around on several issues.
  • It doesn't seem to be as customizable as it claims to be/should be. One tweak in the system and things seem to be thrown off. We've had issues, such as making pay rate changes, that seem to become bigger issues than necessary.
  • We've had trouble with features/links either moving or no longer being visible. We've had employees who have trouble submitting PTO because the link is not visible. When they log in at a future time, it's there. It has been an odd issue no one seems to be able to explain.
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Likelihood to Renew

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Paycom has been the best company decision for us!
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Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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Usability

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Paycom is exceptionally user friendly!
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Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
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Reliability and Availability

Paycom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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Performance

Paycom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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Support

Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 4 answers
Each support person would get to know us and become more knowledgeable to our needs with time. At that point they would leave or promote out of that department.
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Paylocity

Paylocity 8.3
Based on 5 answers
I would rate Paylocity at an 8. It's a simple, overall user-friendly website. That would be ideal for smaller companies using it mainly to track requested days off, days taken, and any payroll-related things. It's easy to edit and change information as well. The only downfall is that the sidebar can make it a bit more challenging to go back to the previous page, but besides that, it's simple and easy to use.
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Online Training

Paycom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
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Implementation

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementing Paycom as our trusted HR/Payroll management company was extremely effortless and the transition was seamless.
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Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
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Alternatives Considered

Paycom

I only compared Paycom to ADP and the decision was simple for me. Not only was the cost for Paycom less, but the entire system was online and accessible to me at all times. ADP seemed to be pieced together and somewhat difficult to use. I have never used another payroll company and if I have it my way, I never will. Now that we are set up I honestly don't know why we would want to change!
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Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
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Return on Investment

Paycom

  • The system saves us many man hours and salary costs due to the online capabilities of the program. I was able to reduce the admin staff by one full member just due to the lack of paper shuffling because of Paycom's documents section.
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Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
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Pricing Details

Paycom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Paylocity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Paycom
6.8
Paylocity
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Paycom
9.1
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

Paycom
9.1
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Paycom
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

Paycom
Paylocity
5.0

Support

Paycom
7.3
Paylocity
8.3

Online Training

Paycom
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation

Paycom
9.1
Paylocity
10.0

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