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Feature Set Ratings

  • Rippling ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.5

Rippling

85%
7.9

TriNet

79%
Rippling ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.4
84%
248 Ratings
7.9
79%
375 Ratings

Employment history

8.3
83%
248 Ratings
8.0
80%
417 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.5
85%
301 Ratings
7.9
79%
387 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.6
86%
244 Ratings
8.2
82%
466 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.4
84%
313 Ratings
7.5
75%
318 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.8
88%
263 Ratings
7.6
76%
329 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

8.4
84%
194 Ratings
8.3
83%
431 Ratings

Payroll Management

9.0

Rippling

90%
8.5

TriNet

85%
Rippling ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

9.1
91%
346 Ratings
8.7
87%
596 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

9.1
91%
206 Ratings
8.3
83%
120 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.1
91%
367 Ratings
8.4
84%
605 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.3
93%
358 Ratings
9.2
92%
564 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.9
89%
235 Ratings
8.5
85%
490 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.5
85%
195 Ratings
8.1
81%
298 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.8

Rippling

88%
8.0

TriNet

80%
Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.0
90%
325 Ratings
8.0
80%
306 Ratings

Balance details

9.0
90%
296 Ratings
7.9
79%
367 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.4
84%
197 Ratings
8.0
80%
290 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

Rippling

86%
8.5

TriNet

85%
Rippling ranks higher in 3/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.2
92%
401 Ratings
8.8
88%
582 Ratings

Update personal information

9.4
94%
421 Ratings
8.9
89%
595 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.6
86%
331 Ratings
8.4
84%
501 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.5
75%
196 Ratings
7.9
79%
168 Ratings

View job history

8.5
85%
277 Ratings
8.6
86%
429 Ratings

Asset Management

7.9

Rippling

79%
1.0

TriNet

10%
Rippling ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.9
79%
156 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

HR Reporting

8.3

Rippling

83%
7.4

TriNet

74%
Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

8.5
85%
155 Ratings
7.2
72%
412 Ratings

Pre-built reports

8.0
80%
145 Ratings
7.7
77%
466 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
129 Ratings
7.2
72%
224 Ratings

Onboarding

8.9

Rippling

89%
8.0

TriNet

80%
Rippling ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.1
91%
281 Ratings
8.2
82%
495 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.6
86%
197 Ratings
7.7
77%
295 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.9

Rippling

89%
7.2

TriNet

72%
Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

9.2
92%
91 Ratings
7.3
73%
58 Ratings

Individual goal setting

9.3
93%
96 Ratings
7.2
72%
63 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.1
81%
92 Ratings
7.1
71%
59 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.1
91%
94 Ratings
7.1
71%
62 Ratings

Performance Management

8.6

Rippling

86%
7.6

TriNet

76%
Rippling ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

8.5
85%
105 Ratings
7.4
74%
112 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.9
89%
101 Ratings
7.7
77%
109 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.7
87%
110 Ratings
8.0
80%
104 Ratings

Review reminders

8.6
86%
122 Ratings
7.7
77%
108 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.6

Rippling

86%
7.3

TriNet

73%
Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
83 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.2
82%
86 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Candidate search

9.0
90%
92 Ratings
7.0
70%
48 Ratings

Candidate development

8.6
86%
84 Ratings
6.6
66%
44 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.7

Rippling

87%
7.9

TriNet

79%
Rippling ranks higher in 6/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.8
88%
80 Ratings
8.1
81%
55 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.7
87%
80 Ratings
5.5
55%
1 Rating

Publish to Social Media

8.1
81%
74 Ratings
7.7
77%
45 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

9.1
91%
75 Ratings
8.3
83%
55 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

8.5
85%
77 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

8.8
88%
81 Ratings
7.8
78%
59 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
102 Ratings
8.6
86%
64 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Rippling is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Rippling

88%
454 Ratings
7.4

TriNet

74%
635 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Rippling

88%
3 Ratings
8.7

TriNet

87%
37 Ratings

Usability

9.2

Rippling

92%
451 Ratings
7.8

TriNet

78%
530 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating
6.4

TriNet

64%
13 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating
7.3

TriNet

73%
13 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Rippling

83%
409 Ratings
7.4

TriNet

74%
1075 Ratings

In-Person Training

Rippling

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

TriNet

73%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Rippling

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6

TriNet

46%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating
7.8

TriNet

78%
40 Ratings

Configurability

Rippling

N/A
0 Ratings
3.3

TriNet

33%
8 Ratings

Ease of integration

Rippling

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

TriNet

55%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating
5.3

TriNet

53%
8 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Rippling

N/A
0 Ratings
2.7

TriNet

27%
9 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Rippling

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2

TriNet

52%
9 Ratings

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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TriNet

TriNet allows us to run our business without the distractions of HR management. It has been on cruise control since we began and ensures the "people" side of our business is run to a standard that any large company would use. As our needs grow, our use of TriNet will also grow, and it feels good to know there is plenty of room for expansion.
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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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TriNet

  • Adding a candidate to the ATS by their resume.
  • Being able to link our website (open positions) with the link given by TriNet to seamlessly send candidates to apply for positions through LinkedIn.
  • Being able to find a candidate per job through the Trinet's ATS.
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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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TriNet

  • Ability to calculate Payroll By State For Some of the Reports I need to run.
  • Lock IN Conversion Rate Earlier. It is always a problem when I run the payroll expecting one conversion rate and then find a different conversion rate when the payroll is actually run for Canada.
  • I liked having an assigned person to my account. Debra Ford was amazing, but I know that TriNEt moved to a more decentralized model.
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Pricing Details

Rippling

Starting Price

$8 starting price per user, per month

Editions & Modules

Rippling editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Recommended$8.001

Footnotes

  1. starting price per user, per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

For additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.

Pricing Info

TriNet

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

TriNet editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    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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    TriNet

    The only reason this is not a 10 is that the PEO market is very competitive and as the President of the company I feel obligated to listen to other options. That being said, it will be very difficult for anyone to unseat TriNet as I ma veery pleased with them
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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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    TriNet

    The system itself is very user-friendly! From the staff who have very little experience with these types of interfaces, to the group with years of experience, the system is easy to use and navigate. It is really helpful to have a step-by-step guide in processes as well as continual reminders for items that need to be completed.
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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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    TriNet

    They used to be really good at this when I had a dedicated person. Now that it's a general customer service account, it's really gone downhill and I don't get responses at all sometimes
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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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    TriNet

    Pages load at a speed that isn't too fast or too slow. I never have to wait long, but it's not instantaneous
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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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    TriNet

    The overall experience with TriNet has been excellent. From boarding to the daily questions/concerns: Our onboarding was extremely efficient. We had a very small window to switch vendors and TriNet was able to accommodate everything within the period we had. TriNet team is always available to help our company with questions or issues related to Payroll, Health Benefits, Retirement Benefits (401k), etc. TriNet also has a dedicated channel for our employees that can have their questions/issues solved via chat, phone, or email.
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    In-Person Training

    Rippling

    No answers on this topic

    TriNet

    it's been awhile, but I recall them being helpful. I got through a lot of it and when I needed help, they can walk me through it over the phone. It's also pretty user friendly in general at a platform. I don't really know what else to type, but they came and helped me in person and also when there was something new, they came and talked to me. They have not done that since with the new model that I hate
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    Online Training

    Rippling

    No answers on this topic

    TriNet

    it was good, but now I haven't done much and since they changed their model, it's a lot harder to deal with. We're talking online training of the trinet platform and not the online training they provide, right? Their online training is ok, and is unfortunate that there is a totally separate model for training that costs extra when we would only watch one or two things. However, the mandatory sexual harassment training is actually pretty good, it was just a little clunky
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    Implementation Rating

    Rippling

    No answers on this topic

    TriNet

    Someone familiar with benefits and human resources should be in charge of the implementation. It is a human resource platform.
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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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    TriNet

    Out of all of the platforms, I still think that Gusto is the most user friendly for employers and employees. However, they did not provide the support that I get with TriNet. In just a year, I feel that TriNet is listening to it clients and have already made changes to improve their system. TriNet, provides better support than any of the other companies I have used in the past. That is more important to me that the software.
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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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    TriNet

    For the size of our company, Trinet is perfect.
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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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    TriNet

    • TriNet has allowed us to stay within budget and streamline our payroll and benefits to one primary vendor.
    • TriNet has caused frustration in not being able to have all our information in one place (no ability to upload data) and costs are high for ancillary services (AAP for example).
    • TriNet has given us access back to Jackson Lewis, a trusted resource for Employment Law.
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