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424 Ratings
2 Ratings

Paycom

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service

Human Resource Management

7.2

Paycom

72%
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
Paycom ranks higher in 5/7 features

Employee demographic data

7.5
75%
209 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Employment history

7.7
77%
199 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

7.4
74%
200 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.5
75%
201 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

6.9
69%
150 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

6.3
63%
174 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
167 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.6

Paycom

76%
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

7.6
76%
237 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

6.4
64%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.7
87%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.6
76%
202 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

8.1
81%
238 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.2
82%
198 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

6.9
69%
134 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

7.7

Paycom

77%
10.0

Skyward HRMS

100%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.0
80%
204 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Balance details

7.5
75%
205 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
172 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

8.0

Paycom

80%
8.7

Skyward HRMS

87%
Paycom ranks higher in 3/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.2
82%
246 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Update personal information

8.5
85%
246 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

View company policy documentation

7.7
77%
215 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
120 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.9
79%
190 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Asset Management

4.6

Paycom

46%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Paycom ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

4.6
46%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.5

Paycom

65%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Paycom ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.0
70%
202 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.2
72%
201 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

5.5
55%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

7.0

Paycom

70%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Paycom ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.5
75%
197 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.6
66%
169 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

5.8

Paycom

58%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

4.1
41%
36 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.0
70%
113 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

4.5
45%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.5
75%
119 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.3

Paycom

73%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Paycom ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.2
72%
144 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.0
70%
135 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.3
73%
139 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

7.5
75%
145 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.4
74%
128 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

6.7

Paycom

67%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

9.1
91%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

6.8
68%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

5.7
57%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

5.2
52%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.4

Paycom

64%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

6.7
67%
127 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.6
66%
127 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.2
62%
102 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.5
65%
116 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.0
60%
113 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.6
66%
134 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.4
64%
137 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Paycom

70%
261 Ratings
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

7.9

Paycom

79%
13 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.1

Paycom

71%
17 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Paycom

91%
1 Rating

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Paycom

82%
1 Rating

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Paycom

87%
54 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.4

Paycom

64%
1 Rating

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

Paycom

73%
1 Rating

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

4.2

Paycom

42%
6 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

5.5

Paycom

55%
1 Rating

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Paycom

If you need a simple system to automate some of your payroll processes, Paycom may be for you. However, keep a close eye on your invoices as they are more than giving when it comes to charging additional fees for small things. The system is overall easy to use and is much like other payroll providers. It is a bit pricey, though and those additional fees add up fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

For a medium sized company I believe Skyward is an acceptable and not too complicated system. I do not work with the back end so I am not aware of the reporting capabilities which would be a deciding factor for some companies. For K12 Education it seems to check all the boxes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Georgann Peiffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

  • Skyward is superior in tracking and submitting PTO
  • Skyward is accessible in the cloud so 24/7 access
  • Menus and screens are fairly easy for non-technical users to navigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Paycom

  • Would like to see more options when creating a custom report.
  • Clocking in 1 minute after the start of a schedule, takes away half an hour from the employee. We are consistently pushing the clock back one minutes so that employees don't lose that half hour. This only happens on our morning shift; not our Swing Shift.
  • On anniversary dates the system changes the vacation accrual but does not enter the additional lump sum of 40 hours vacation to the employee's account. We go in and enter the lump sum manually.
  • It is difficult to reprogram our time clock bells. Over time, the bell rings 1 or 2 minutes earlier than the actual time.
Fran Bosch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

  • The Captcha screen can be needlessly complex or hard to guess due to letters overlapping
  • Then time off screen defaults to 0 hours when creating a new entry and the zero does not get replaced... turning 8 hours into 80 hours unintentionally
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Paycom

General

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

Starting Price

Skyward HRMS

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Paycom

Paycom 7.9
Based on 13 answers
Because it has everything that we need and as we grow, we are learning how robust Paycom can actually be but we need to be willing to spend the money. It's not expensive but we, as a company, are not used to spending that much on a system for HR and payroll.
Renata Falbo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Paycom

Paycom 7.1
Based on 17 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Paycom

Paycom 8.7
Based on 54 answers
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.
Lee Ann Tipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Paycom

Paycom 6.4
Based on 1 answer
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Paycom

Paycom 4.2
Based on 6 answers
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
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Paycom

Paycom is the exact opposite of DATIS in that it provides excellent customer service, has solutions for essentially every business problem or policy we put forward and is proactive in creating solutions for federal and state regulations like the OSHA ETS.
Michelle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

Not part of the selection process, but the new Skyward system is fr easier, user friendly and full featured than previous systems I have used
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Paycom

Paycom 5.5
Based on 1 answer
They are not able to meet our current needs
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Paycom

  • Cut payroll processing time from 1 week to 2 days.
  • Cut ACA reporting time from 2 weeks to 2 days.
  • Streamlined the benefits open enrollment from distributing, collecting, and faxing 100+ paper applications to having the employee enroll via the employee portal with minutes.
Cecilia Terrazas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skyward HRMS

  • Previously we had multiple systems for licensed and unlicensed staff, Skyward brings it all together creating a same experience for all users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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