Paycor

Paycor

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Paycor

Overview

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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Recent Reviews

Paycor Review

10 out of 10
November 23, 2022
We use Paycor to keep track of hours worked for our hourly employees. We also use it to keep track of what department our employees are …
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Paycor Review

1 out of 10
September 26, 2022
You paid for what you get. Paycor is relatively cheaper than its competitors however the apps and the products are not good at all I …
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A Great Time Saver

9 out of 10
July 26, 2022
My company uses Paycor for onboarding, personnel management, HR functions, and payroll. We recently began using the Learning Management …
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Paycor Review

8 out of 10
May 24, 2022
We use Paycor for several things. We are using it for our time cards, approvals, PTO, employee management, etc. We also use the payroll …
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How Paycor Differs From Its Competitors

Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved time, but I'm not sure how much.
Anytime we need to know something about an employee we can easily look it up instead of searching through paper files to find out. Paycor makes the onboarding time faster, if the employee is responsible enough to follow up with it.
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved over 50 hours per month.
Payroll used to take us easily 4+ hours to review and process payroll within HR. Many times it required 2-3 additional people from Accounting/HR to go through payroll for another 3+ hours just trying to figure out why the numbers weren't …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved time, but I'm not sure how much.
The system allowed for easy navigation and provided all the necessary information right at your fingertips. Having a central mechanism to track payroll, employee HR data, learning, and other relevant information resulted in …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved time, but I'm not sure how much.
I was not part of the implementation process of Paycor, but to my understanding, the customer support with Paycor has been more attentive than our previous provider so that has saved us time. However, there were periods of time …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved time, but I'm not sure how much.
We have gained time with our time off requests and onboarding processes because we utilize the employee-driven data input of those features. I have lost time with uploading our payroll data into QuickBooks because I have not had …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved 25-50 hours per month.
Our performance review was previously done via Word document. After moving from the Word document to the electronic HR, managers and employees were able to save time on this process.
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved 1-25 hours per month.
Relatively straightforward once all-time cards have been approved. This is mostly a matter of generating the files. Once the payroll file is generated, it needs to be entered into the ERP system, which is time-consuming.
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team is spending more time than we did previously due to Paycor.
No time savings has been realized as we are forced to manually create reports and documents to do what we used to do in minutes on our previous system. Their software is not capable of doing most tasks without …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved time, but I'm not sure how much.
I'm not a part of the payroll team, but in a joint session, we were able to explain our experience using the software. I was surprised that most of my fellow co-workers in that area gave very positive reviews about how easy it …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has not had any measurable time savings.
It seems to function on a basic level, but because our procedures don't match the way Paycor's systems we are still doing a lot of manual work. The good news is that Paycor seems to recognize its shortcomings in the customer …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved over 50 hours per month.
Over the past 5 years we have been able to absorb the workload of 2 people when they left the company because of the increased functionality with Paycor.
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved 1-25 hours per month.
Time savings by having timesheets import directly into the pay grid as well as PTO used importing. Most time savings is in the ATS where I can easily see where the in the funnel we are for each role and what I need for The next steps for …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved time, but I'm not sure how much.
We gained some efficiencies with moving to Paycor for payroll processing. The interface is user friendly.
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved 1-25 hours per month.
We previously processed manual time cards, which were sometimes inaccurate. The time keeping system is easy to use and limits user-error. Payroll processing can be completed in a few minutes.
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team has saved over 50 hours per month.
It used to take two full-time and one part-time personnel to complete payroll with our prior software, which was outdated. Paycor has reduced payroll processing time by around 10-15 hours per week in the two years after it was …
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Time Savings with Paycor

Our HR and/or payroll team is spending more time than we did previously due to Paycor.
We haven't saved time because our account wasn't correctly configured and we've had to chase down the team to try to get errors resolved. I know this sounds silly but 1 of our employees' names DOES NOT …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Direct deposit files (212)
    8.4
    84%
  • Pay calculation (215)
    8.3
    83%
  • Update personal information (187)
    8.0
    80%
  • Employment history (186)
    7.8
    78%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

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Time-off and Payroll Solved with Paycor: One User's Story
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Paycor Review: Taking Time Out of Payroll Processing
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User Review: Paycor's Support Team Keeps Up With Their Users To Keep HR On Track
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Pricing

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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.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Paylocity?

Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.

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What is ADP Workforce Now?

ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.

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Product Demos

Paycor Product Overview
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Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management

7.1
71%

Payroll Management

7.9
79%

Leave and Attendance Management

7.1
71%

Employee Self Service

7.7
77%

Asset Management

6.0
60%

HR Reporting

5.8
58%

Onboarding

7.1
71%

Performance and Goals

7.1
71%

Performance Management

6.9
69%

Succession Planning

6.0
60%

Recruiting / ATS

8.0
80%
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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. For 30 years, Paycor states they have been listening to and partnering with leaders, so they know what they need: HR technology that saves time, analytics that provide actionable insights and dedicated support from HR experts. The vendor boasts more than 30,000 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

Paycor Screenshots

Screenshot of Take the complexity out of workforce analysis and planning. Get real-time data insights to make critical business decisions.Screenshot of Paycor Home ScreenScreenshot of Easily see your companies organizational chartScreenshot of Streamline and optimize your recruiting process so that candidates have a great experience and you can quickly and effectively fill open positions.Screenshot of Make the right staffing decisions and create work schedules with ease.Screenshot of Paycor's mobile app allows employees to punch in and out from their phones

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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 8.4.

The most common users of Paycor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Non-profit Organization Management industry.
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Reviews

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November 23, 2022

Paycor Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is great for any company that has the same employee clocking into multiple positions. Although it can be confusing getting it set up but once you know what you are doing it is pretty easy. Paycor also has increased their fees payroll mistakes, such as wrong direct deposit accounts.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor stood out as an HRIS when compare to others in the area. In fact, it has been a reliable and easy-to-adopt system for our HR team. With a diverse set of people having a wide disparity between computer use, we have had no trouble getting people to interact with the system. As in from our most tech-savvy to those that prefer to not use a computer, we have been able to utilize Paycor to digitize their HR lives. This was not possible in other places we tried. We have also appreciated the ability of the payroll process to be tailored to our unique needs. The integration process was thorough and helped us not miss a payroll when getting started and has kept us going since.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor offers a robust set of modules and features. Not all of them apply to our non-profit organization, but Paycor is customizable to add or drop modules as needed.

Paycor also offers a lot of training opportunities which I have found extremely helpful.
Katie Dushane, SHRM-CP, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Perfect for any employer size! Highly recommended for even the smallest business with 50 employees all the way up to 5,000 employees. We have 120 on average, and it rocks! Paycor's payroll takes so much burden off your HR department so you can focus on more important tasks. Set the system up to pay your employees and handle paying your employer taxes and unemployment, along with child support due to states. You can even set it to autopilot if you want! Set up a 401k integration and let the two systems talk to each other, so you don't have to manually upload to a 401k system and worry about those silly errors. Paycor even notifies YOU when taxes change or when states have new laws coming up that might impact you.
September 26, 2022

Paycor Review

Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is not good for your HR and Finance Department in my opinion. In the long run saving money is not worth the frustration that you and your employees have to endure.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When evaluating software solutions for our business needs, we wanted to go with the system that provided the most value for our money for our company of <200 employees. Paycor certainly achieved that.
We did find that managing external contract employees was a challenge, that resulted in us tracking training for contractors in another system.
July 26, 2022

A Great Time Saver

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is suited for employee management. It is a great resource to centrally locate most employee personnel documents, evaluations, and discipline. When reviewing an employee's history, it is easy to view everything in one place. Our only complaint with the discipline tracking feature is that the comment boxes don't provide enough space and they aren't easy to view/print without cutting text off. Paycor is also suited for payroll management and includes easy features for wage garnishments and other deductions.
Brooke Partlow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think Paycor does a good job for small-medium sized companies, even if they are have locations spread out to different sites/locations. When adding new locations and taxes they do a great job of updating things and showing you what taxes need to be added based on a site. However, if you have particularly complex punch rules, or semi-monthly hourly employees, you will face difficulties and it may not be well-suited.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor has made our onboarding streamlined where all the employee data is entered and saved and feeds directly into our payroll process. Paycor handles all of the Tax Calculating and payments - this frees up tremendous time for a small business and brings reassurance that we are compliant.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
With Paycor it is very easy to process payroll (according to my payroll manager) lots of fields for data and customization the EDI department is really helpful and friendly reporting is easy to figure out and customizing reports is great we run 12 payrolls and transfer employees between payrolls is challenging and a lot of manual work (doesn't bring over deductions, etc.) ACA reporting is easy geofencing was great but now I believe we have to manually turn it on by employee sometimes I've waited over an hour for someone to answer the support calls.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is great for running payroll, the pay grid is organized in a way that's easy to view and customize. Being able to toggle between the grid and profiles has proved to be extremely convenient. Also, the process to void and reissue checks is pretty simple and straightforward.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is user-friendly and intuitive - we don’t have to spend a lot of time training our employees because they are able to figure it out. It’s well suited for performance management using talent development tools. Easy to build your organization objectives and performance management process.
May 24, 2022

Paycor Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is a very solid HR Platform. It is fairly straightforward and simple to use. It really makes life easy for Human Resource staff. We are a small-medium business with under 150 employees. This seems to be a good size. Larger organizations could have more advanced needs where Paycor is still developing, specifically in the reporting and integration areas.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I honestly cannot say where they are well suited as they have not shown me any competence in any areas of their business other than the sales department. They promised every feature we requested and ensured me it was possible to do the tasks we discussed. We were then told the products we needed to have and agreed to terms. It then became apparent after a month of trying to set up our account and failing to be able to do the tasks we were sold, that they had us on the wrong product. This was eventually fixed after some very heated arguments with their company, but to the tune of an attempted $600 per month charge, which we refused to pay. They also attempted to blame the associate for being new, not knowing their job, etc. Regardless, we did not get what we were promised and then learned after another month of setup, that most of what we asked for was "kind of" available, but with workarounds. We were not actually sold a product that was capable of doing what we asked YET, but they were working on some updates and it might be available in the future. Instead, we were told how to use band-aid features that still do not offer what we needed. So, regardless of the sarcasm, the only part of the company that did their job was sales, which used false promises to get us to sign up. No one seems to actually know what their product does, or how to do it, so you are wasting your time on Paycor.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Seems to work well enough for users in small to medium sized companies. Support has always been relatively knowledgeable when I have contacted them for technical questions. Really find most features easy to use, but the benefits part definitely needs some fine tuning.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In my own experience, the specific data that you see in the software is a great aid in managing your workforce and evaluating performance. It is straightforward to understand how to use it; I'm sure that after 2 to 3 weeks, most people won't have any trouble using it, but I don't want to sound biased since my knowledge only takes me so far into some of it the software capabilities. The user interface can be dull at times, but it's a minor, aesthetic issue, in my opinion.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This is a system that appears to have been designed for finance people, by finance people. If you need a solid system without bells and whistles, this is a good one to consider. Because our company puts a strong emphasis on culture and is tech/design/branding based, we expect our systems to reflect that, and that's where Paycor is lacking for us.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Valuable asset, easy to use and easy to train on. The reporting features are comprehensive and provide very valuable information. Unfortunately, the company has moved away from an assigned customer service rep model which has decreased the responsiveness, in my opinion.
Cortney Hollinger, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is great for professionals who have some experience with Payroll and HRIS. It is more self-serve than some of the other systems but is also lower priced than others. It might be a little too much for very small companies like 5 employees and probably not automated enough for very large companies but it's perfect for small and growing companies.
February 24, 2022

Good value

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paycor is well-suited for companies wanting an easy payroll user experience. Companies desiring an easy custom reporting process may want to dig deeper into system ability before signing-on.
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