Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rippling
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
SmartRecruiters
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
SmartRecruiters’ Talent Acquisition Suite is a cloud-based recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring platform. It features an open marketplace for third party recruitment services. SmartRecruiters also offers talent sourcing and screening as add-on features.
$0
per month
Pricing
RipplingSmartRecruiters
Editions & Modules
Recommended
$8.00
starting price per user, per month
Corporate
Varies, per FTE
Billed annually
Global
Varies, per FTE
Billed annually
SmartStart
Free
up to 10 active job postings
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RipplingSmartRecruiters
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$1,000
Additional DetailsFor additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.The software subscription is determined by the number of full time employees in your company. A one time cost to set up software, including customizations, integrations, data migration and training.
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Features
RipplingSmartRecruiters
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.5
376 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.4250 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.3251 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.5304 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.6246 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting8.4316 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.8264 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.4195 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
9.0
408 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.1349 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.1207 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.1370 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.3361 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.8236 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.5197 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.8
343 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.0329 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.0300 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.4200 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.6
433 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.2405 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.4425 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.6332 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.5196 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.5279 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
7.9
157 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.9157 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.3
161 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Report builder8.5156 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.0146 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.5130 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.9
290 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
New hire portal9.1283 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.6198 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.9
107 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.290 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.395 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.192 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.193 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.7
127 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Performance plans8.5106 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.9102 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.7111 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.6123 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.5100 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.6
102 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.584 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.287 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.093 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development8.685 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.7
110 Ratings
SmartRecruiters
8.5
112 Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.880 Ratings9.296 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.680 Ratings9.3100 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.174 Ratings8.2100 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.174 Ratings8.1104 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.576 Ratings6.7100 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.880 Ratings9.1111 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.7102 Ratings8.4106 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings9.292 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.5105 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings7.6108 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.0102 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings8.687 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings8.7100 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.494 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.192 Ratings
User Ratings
RipplingSmartRecruiters
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(458 ratings)
8.2
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(3 ratings)
10.0
(14 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(455 ratings)
9.1
(12 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(413 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
RipplingSmartRecruiters
Likelihood to Recommend
Rippling
For the most part, my day-to-day activities in Rippling are very easy to execute. It was a breeze getting set up when we first started, and regular work like sending out employment agreements or running payroll is extremely straightforward. For a smaller company like ours, after extensive research, we found it to be the best option. Compared to other similarly priced and rated payroll platforms in the market, they were also the only ones that gave us a demo and walked us through the platform so we could make an informed decision. The biggest downside is how long it took us to get set up with state tax agencies and get all our numbers processed. We're a fully remote company, and it would've been a lot smoother if Rippling had people who could help manage this process, so that we could take care of all our responsibilities without having to worry about that side of things. Having a tax consultant who can handle all the paperwork (even for a fee) would be a great add-on. It's been close to 5 months, and we're still waiting on numbers from North Carolina and it's just because we've never done it before, and aside from some help docs, Rippling doesn't offer much assistance here.
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SmartRecruiters
I highly recommend SmartRecruiters for all organizations to make job searches and applications smoother and easier. This application is currently well suited for this. I find it easy to search and review the job posting, job description, and criteria. It even shows the direct hiring manager and hiring recruiter. This allows me to send a separate email to either one if I had questions that were not answered directly on the posting.
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Pros
Rippling
  • Displays PTO, Time Cards, and Benefit information where you need it.
  • Has clear indications of where to find what you need, including a search bar.
  • Easy to look at past records on your payroll, and easy to look for co-workers if needed from an HR perspective.
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SmartRecruiters
  • Organization - SmartRecruiters is not so busy that I cannot easily tell what I am looking at. Everything is easy to navigate and follow intuitively.
  • Workflow - SmartRecruiters allows me to set up logical connections to automate subsequent fields in job creation. This aids in accuracy of job creation to match our payroll system, plus makes the process of creating a new requisition/ad faster.
  • Approvals - Approvals of job requisitions and offers could not be simpler.
  • Customization - There is very little that cannot be customized and/or branded to fit my organization's needs, including connecting to my other business platforms.
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Cons
Rippling
  • having to do a MFA everytime I log in from the same source is frustrating
  • The reminders should come at random times of the day
  • it seems like it is hard to talk to someone at Rippling as just an employee
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SmartRecruiters
  • Not having feature of referral data, who has referred
  • Another problem is that in [the] emails section it shows 'company name' field will show as Smartrecruiters vs. the name of our agency that will make confuse to [candidates]
  • Major problem of this is that it does not support api in the free version
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Likelihood to Renew
Rippling
Because it is through my current job I would recommend it to other friends with businesses both large and small. It is an easy to use app and it is super helpful and beneficial for time tracking and ensuring accuracy of the time clock. It notifies you when you are close to your allotted PTO limit which is also a neat feature.
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SmartRecruiters
Our team is currently on a free tier as we only hire a handful of people per year. With that said, I would not switch if the low usage tier was paid. We have several years of data and candidates in the system and they have continued to make the product better. I discovered SR years ago from their community management and customer services efforts, which were outstanding. They care about their users, and they're passionate about making them successful. They've definitely evolved to become more enterprise focused, but the free SmartStart versions still blows away competitors. Plus, they've got some kickass t-shirts
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Usability
Rippling
Easy to use. I can always find what I am looking for. Enrolling in benefits is a breeze. The learning section is really easy to manage and easy to keep up with what you have done. I also really like how tasks that need to be completed are highlighted as soon as you login
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SmartRecruiters
I would give this rating as overall it a great combo of all your problems. With just one click you can get away with all your problems such as recruitment, candidate update, Interview scheduling, updating candidates, reports of a job perspective, and recruiters perspective. Usability is worth of SmartRecruiters. The dashboard is also very attractive and once you open you will love working on this platform again and again. I would say it is the best platform to use once for smooth work in your organization.
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Reliability and Availability
Rippling
I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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SmartRecruiters
Rarely is there an issue and if the product is down, it typically is restored quickly.
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Performance
Rippling
Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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SmartRecruiters
I have no complaints about performance. The system works virtually flawless.
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Support Rating
Rippling
Not a ton to say here, I have only had to contact support once in the past year, and the issue was resolved immediately. This is exactly how support should work - pain-free, very responsive, and there when I needed it. If the company is great, then support is one of those things you shouldn't need to think about.
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SmartRecruiters
Response is normally very fast. There are times, however, when the response is not useful. It is difficult to work with the reporting and the offer letter templates, and the front line support agents usually are not very knowledgeable. Second, if there are any issues with integrations, the regular support agents will not be able to help you. You'll have to create that ticket and ask them to escalate it to an integration specialist.
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In-Person Training
Rippling
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
Quick and easy to learn.
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Implementation Rating
Rippling
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
It really was a painless and easy process to switch to SmartRecruiters.
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Alternatives Considered
Rippling
The previous systems I have used have been internally built. In these scenarios, the data and logging of tasks/updates have tended to be clunky and it was hard to easily find the information you need. When it came to looking at par stub details, I had to do my own math and percentage breakdown to make sure my with-holdings actually made sense. In addition logging time off and tracking timesheets was a mess of a process because sometimes you had to manage two systems and old/new versions for certain features.
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SmartRecruiters
I've really enjoyed using SmartRecruiters, but these other ATSs that we've checked out offer better reporting features and price points. Over time, we may be transitioning off of SmartRecruiters to one of these ATSs because the price is a set price where SmartRecruiters has employee-based pricing model. Also, these other software products offer better reporting features that would eliminate some of our manual tracking process that we're currently doing.
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Scalability
Rippling
I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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SmartRecruiters
No explanation really, just a great product.
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Return on Investment
Rippling
  • Rippling has made it incredibly simple for me to get the information I need when I need it
  • Rippling allows me to see the people I work with well, an especially important task for this remote environment
  • I've been able to save time in my day since I no longer have to goggle HR specific criteria thanks to Rippling
  • I also have been able to save time not having to go to all of the different sites to see things like my vested shares, 401k Balance, etc.
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SmartRecruiters
  • In terms of ROI, SR helped our business greatly in returning precious time to my productivity in business management, as well as my team's, so that we could get back to the main work we were hired for. The SR process did most of the heavy lifting.
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