PeopleGuru™ vs. WorkForce Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PeopleGuru™
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
PeopleGuru is a cloud-based Human Capital Management solution designed for mid-market organizations. From recruitment to retirement, PeopleGuru HCM manages the entire employee life cycle. PeopleGuru's single platform, single database, solution includes: HR, Payroll, Benefits Management, Onboarding, Recruiting, Reporting and Analytics, ACA Management, Salary Administration, Performance Management, and Social Collaboration Tools. In addition to PeopleGuru's next generation technology, PeopleGuru…N/A
WorkForce Suite
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
The WorkForce Suite, by WorkForce Software, is a mobile-first, cloud-based modern workforce management solution with integrated employee communications and collaboration capabilities. The WorkForce Suite aims to help global enterprise organizations optimize their labor, protect against compliance risks, and maximize productivity while building a highly engaged, resilient, and agile workforce.N/A
Pricing
PeopleGuru™WorkForce Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleGuru™WorkForce Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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PeopleGuru™WorkForce Suite
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PeopleGuru™WorkForce Suite
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
6.7
13 Ratings
16% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data6.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
7.3
12 Ratings
10% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Pay calculation7.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration5.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
6.5
11 Ratings
22% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
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Approval workflow7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment6.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
7.7
13 Ratings
5% below category average
WorkForce Suite
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.113 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
6.8
5 Ratings
14% below category average
WorkForce Suite
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Tracking of all physical assets6.85 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
6.4
13 Ratings
17% below category average
WorkForce Suite
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Report builder6.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports6.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
7.3
10 Ratings
8% below category average
WorkForce Suite
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New hire portal7.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
7.2
2 Ratings
13% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
6.4
4 Ratings
22% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Performance plans5.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans6.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking5.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders6.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency6.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
6.1
2 Ratings
26% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search6.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
PeopleGuru™
6.6
6 Ratings
16% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management6.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media6.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking5.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.35 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
PeopleGuru™WorkForce Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(13 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.4
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PeopleGuru™WorkForce Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
PeopleGuru™
I'd say PeopleGuru is well suited for most businesses -- a more significant (200+ employees) company may want to use something with a sleeker design. This provider is willing to work with cannabis businesses, which is unusual for payroll providers now.
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Workforce Software
EmpCenter is really well suited for companies with minimal variety in time keeping needs. Certainly somewhere that has fairly regular work schedules and operational needs the system would be programmed for and meet those needs quite well. I think they assert themselves as a product specifically for those more complex companies, and I believe it is one of a few products available for companies with many employee types and complex work schedule and pay needs, but because of those complexities each have their own specific customizations I feel it is difficult for the company to then manage the different products that end up existing. Each ends up being unique so applying large scale changes doesn't work well as something we may request and need if applied over EmpCenter in general may cause problems for another company. Therefore everything has to be done on an individual basis and is more time consuming and costly.
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Pros
PeopleGuru™
  • One system for all human resource functions.
  • Easy ticketing function if you have an issue with the software.
  • Cost effective option.
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Workforce Software
  • A lot flexibility in configuration of the system
  • works well with other systems. We were able to collect data from another time system, Avaya phone systems and even a point of sale system with not a lot of difficulty.
  • They know their product and integration points. They were able to troubleshoot problems with hardware time collection devices quite quickly. We found the devices they sold to be quite durable.
  • Out of the box they have more reports than I would have anticipated. Creating new reports was sometimes a task if it was complex but there were usually similar reports you could use as a starter template
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Cons
PeopleGuru™
  • Position change future dating
  • Timecard reporting including approval (multiple reports to show timecard with approval)
  • W2 Reconciliation Reports (had to calculate wages to verify accuracy)
  • Benefit Plan effective dating & how it affects the deduction effective dating (results in payroll errors if not careful)
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Workforce Software
  • One feature I would like to see on EmpCenter is a vacation calendar that monitors all vacation requests for all employees within a group.
  • EmpCenter is not wholly compatible with other softwares and there are occasions when time data does not properly translate.
  • Moreover, I would like EmpCenter to automatically provide timekeepers with delegations from managers. This way if a manger does not want to grant the timekeeper authority it is easier to rescind, rather than tracking down all managers to grant timekeeping privileges.
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Likelihood to Renew
PeopleGuru™
The software is cost-effective and exceeds our needs compared to the previous software.
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Workforce Software
After spending close to 5 years to decide on which payroll product to acquire for our University, I cannot image we would switch now that we have it in use.
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Usability
PeopleGuru™
The software is intuitive and user friendly.
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Workforce Software
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Support Rating
PeopleGuru™
The customer service is great for the most part. There are a few issues with tax filings but overall I am pleased with the customer service provided by PeopleGuru.
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Workforce Software
Extremely knowledgeable staff that truly care about our business processes
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Online Training
PeopleGuru™
The trainer was difficult to understand.
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Workforce Software
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Implementation Rating
PeopleGuru™
The implementation process was cumbersome and stressful. It took an extremely long time to complete this process. We had to learn a lot on the fly because this was the first implementation for all of us. The process would have been a lot easier if there was a third party that could assist with a lot of the work required to transfer and verify data.
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Workforce Software
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Alternatives Considered
PeopleGuru™
PeopleGuru is better than other cannabis-friendly payroll systems, like CheckWriters or MyPaperlessOffice (companies so small they were not available in your dropdown). It is not as good as bigger companies that are not cannabis-friendly, like ADP or Paylocity. ADP is super expensive but given the choice I would be with Paylocity over PeopleGuru.
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Workforce Software
Deputy was a LOT easier to use, and I personally liked it more. It did not make approving payroll at the end of the week as easy as WorkForce, and Deputy did not show any PTO balances. Deputy seemed like a simpler, less in-depth version of WorkForce. Personally, I would prefer Deputy, but a lot of my colleagues disagree
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Return on Investment
PeopleGuru™
  • Less platforms that need to be managed or maintained
  • Less platforms to pay monthly or annual fees for
  • More costly than Gusto
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Workforce Software
  • EmpCenter has reduced the amount of time administrators are spending on payroll. Certainly it has made our entry to our pay system more efficient since we can simply load the data from the time keeping system and we are not collecting actual physical signatures and paper timesheets that must be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. The system does this for us and some automatic calculating of certain pay due that we were hand adding. However the feedback I am getting is that the supervisors feel their work has been increased greatly. They are spending more time correcting and approving time. Essentially the work we were doing in our central offices to review and correct time the supervisor must now do as they approve the time. We have now asked them to be more responsible for proper reporting and use which requires they know more about the rules and many different aspects of pay than they had before. We have employees who are union represented and get some benefits from the contract others do not receive, contract employees who have certain pay aspects in their contracts that must be known, as well as temporary employees and students who get very different pay from the other employees. While some things have been programmed for the system to know and handle, some things must be added to the time sheet to pay properly or the way time is reported is different (some clock out for lunch some don't) supervisors must now know these differences while that used to be a role that was more mine as an administrator. Now I just help them and audit and review.
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ScreenShots

PeopleGuru™ Screenshots

Screenshot of A single employee profile panel stores all employee data including personal documents, PTO requests, banking, skills, certifications, and awards.Screenshot of PeopleGuru HCM is delivered with client defined dashboards which can be configured and controlled by an employee and/or administrator to improve the employee experience and drive user adoption. All dashboards can be exported to Excel.Screenshot of A user experience designed to help employees select the right benefits for themselves, family members, and dependents.Screenshot of The Employee Master, which can be used to manage a large, dynamic workforce. Filter by different locations, departments, or other various structures.Screenshot of the employee portal, available either via mobile or self-service, where employees have access to their pay stubs, W-2s, compensation statements, and PTO management.Screenshot of PeopleGuru's Daily Feed- communication platform to engage, reward, recognize, and collaborate with people. With the Daily Feed, employees can communicate with work groups, use direct private messaging, and publish posts for their peers.

WorkForce Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of WorkForce HUB: More than just a dashboard, the WorkForce HUB provides an interactive control center for major actions and daily messages that matter most in a typical workday. Available on any device.Screenshot of WorkForce Absence and Leave Management: Manage all aspects of employee absence and leave with a single source of record that removes administrative overhead.Screenshot of WorkForce Time: Remove error-prone and labor-intensive manual time processes with automated global compliance and real-time visibility into workplace operations.Screenshot of WorkForce Assistant: Identifies and prioritizes urgent matters, such as potential compliance risks or labor attendance issues, and triggers predictive and proactive notifications that alert stakeholders when action is required.Screenshot of WorkForce Experience: Communication and collaboration channels, feedback and in-the-moment information gathering, micro-training, self-service, and access to critical work resources – optimizing employee experience while strengthening workplace bonds.Screenshot of WorkForce Scheduling: Gives employees a voice in how they are scheduled while maintaining compliance and meeting the business needs for every employee population.