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What is Paycor?

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

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My payroll software

7 out of 10
February 23, 2024
We currently utilize this payroll platform for 50 or more employees. While the product is robust enough, their customer service does not …
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Great HR System!

9 out of 10
February 19, 2024
Paycor is used as our HR hub for our employees and data records for our subcontractors. The program has been pretty easy to use with just …
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  • Direct deposit files (288)
  • Pay calculation (291)
  • Update personal information (268)
  • View and generate pay and benefit information (264)

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What is Paycor?

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

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What is Namely?

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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

Avg 7.8

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

Avg 8.0

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

Avg 7.6


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 7.9

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 8.1

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 7.9

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Paycor?

Paycor's Human Capital Management (HCM) platform aims to modernize every aspect of people management, from recruitment, onboarding and development, to payment and retention. Operating for 30 years, Paycor HR technology helps users to save time, analytics that provide actionable insights and dedicated support from HR experts. The vendor boasts more than 29,000 medium & small businesses using Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

Paycor states they build HR software for leaders who want to:

Focus on Strategic Goals

A core HR solution for all employee data, so users never have to switch platforms, log-in to multiple systems, re-key information or open multiple spreadsheets.

Understand Their Business at a Deeper Level

Paycor Analytics brings enterprise-level insights to medium and small business.

See Around Corners

Paycor delivers expert advice at every stage of the process, from the consultative sales approach that seeks to understand the user's business before recommending solutions to ongoing guidance from a dedicated customer success team.

Paycor Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets
  • Supported: Asset issue and transfer management
  • Supported: Asset return

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

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Paycor Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.

ADP Workforce Now, Paycom, and Paylocity are common alternatives for Paycor.

Reviewers rate Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Paycor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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February 19, 2024

Great HR System!

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Paycor is much more user-friendly and more understandable in their sections and use of each. It is a lot less confusing than the other program. The ease of just getting out training to the employees have been so simple and they are able to access from their company phones with no issues.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Paycor seems significantly more intuitive than workday. I often felt like I need to be a programmer to fully understand Workday's capabilities. It was also tons of clicks on workday for me to end up where I wanted to be---finding items was a game and felt extremely time consuming. Paycor's interface is much simpler.
December 22, 2023

Paycor Has It All!

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
With using ADP in the past, the system itself did not offer a lot of services as far as performance management or employee engagement. Same goes for Kronos. I enjoy that Paycor offers a lot in these areas and it is an all-in-one system.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
I thought Paycor was very competitive against other vendors. However, what Paycor was able to provide was the same as what the other vendors were providing. My biggest issue with Paycor was customer service which is improving. More importantly, it was already integrated and working for our employees. It wasn't broke so we didn't see the need to make any changes for a very similar experience.
December 14, 2023

After launch, it's great!

Elizabeth Stevenson, MBA, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor has more features than OnPay even tho OP worked well for a small company. Heartland was simplistic but wasn't scalable enough to offer all the other features that go with a Payroll or HR system.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Paycor was just the product that seemed to offer the most diversity of products and the easiest to use. Our previous software was too complicated when you needed to add a job code or change a benefit. Paycor makes these changes easy to do. The employee app was also the one that looked like the most beneficial for our user experience.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Paylocity was cumbersome and not very intuitive. I was constantly on the phone with them trying to figure out how to do something. I once called back 4 different times( because I didn’t believe the answer they gave me was how to do what I was asking), explained my problem the exact same way and got 4 different answers. So, I lost trust in the product and started looking for a product I could rely on.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
We utilized ADP in the past and were not satisfied with the services provided. There was a large amount of manual entry required for Payroll processing and we were not impressed with their options for benefits management or timekeeping. We found Paycor offered a better service and seemed to be a better value for the price. We did not utilize Paychex, but did evaluate it. Paycor was a better match for what we were looking for in a program.
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
We have used in the past ADP, we just outgrew it and needed it to do more things. Paychex, I would say we also outgrew. We are with Paycom now, we are pleased with the product and the various modules. It allows us to run reports and have our benefits and EDI feeds set up accurately and be processed accurately.
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