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What is PeopleGuru?

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,...
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6 out of 10
January 24, 2023
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  • Report builder (13)

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Human Resource Management

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

6.8Avg 8.0

Payroll Management

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

7.4Avg 8.1

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.

6.7Avg 8.2

Employee Self Service

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

7.6Avg 8.2

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.

7.3Avg 7.9

HR Reporting

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

6.3Avg 7.7


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.

7.2Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

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

7.1Avg 8.2

Performance Management

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

6.4Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

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

6Avg 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.

6.4Avg 7.7
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Product Details

What is PeopleGuru?

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 services include: Implementation, Account Management, Tax Filing, Banking Services, Garnishment Management, ACA, and Year-End Reporting.

PeopleGuru 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
  • Supported: Statutory form 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

HR Reporting Features

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

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: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate development

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

Additional Features

  • Supported: Core HR
  • Supported: Payroll
  • Supported: Benefits Management
  • Supported: Time and Labor
  • Supported: Social Collaboration
  • Supported: Onboarding
  • Supported: Recruiting
  • Supported: Performance Management
  • Supported: Salary Administration
  • Supported: Reporting and Analytics
  • Supported: Vaccine & Health Tracking
  • Supported: LMS
  • Supported: Expense Management
  • Supported: Scheduling
  • Supported: Full Service Tax Filing and Year End Services

PeopleGuru Screenshots

Screenshot of A single employee profile panel stores all employee data including personal documents, PTO requests, banking, skills, certifications, awards, and more.Screenshot of PeopleGuru HCM is delivered with client defined dashboards which can be easily configured and controlled by an employee and/or administrator to improve the employee experience and drive user adoption. All dashboards can be easily 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 makes it easy to manage a large, dynamic workforce. Filter by different locations, departments, or other various structures.Screenshot of Available either via mobile or self-service, employees have access to their pay stubs, W-2s, compensation statements, and PTO management.Screenshot of Unique to PeopleGuru is our Daily Feed- a modern day communication platform to engage, reward, recognize, and collaborate with your people. With the Daily Feed, employees can communicate with work groups, use direct private messaging, and publish posts for their peers.

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PeopleGuru Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesAfrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

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Reviewers rate Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 8.3.

The most common users of PeopleGuru are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Payroll, recruiting, HCM, Scheduling
  • Time management very streamlined and easy to use
  • User interface for employees and management very user-friendly
  • Support team is fast and efficient
  • Recruitment is a little confusing and hard to tell how much it really draws in candidates
The PeopleGuru team makes using their software worthwhile. Always so supportive and happy to help.
January 24, 2023

Payroll Perspective

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PeopleGuru for managing our employees HR information, timekeeping, and payroll. It is hard to find a system that fits any business perfectly, but they have been very good at working with us to address any system issues. We have automated our necessary forms, recruitment, onboarding, HR data management, timekeeping, payroll, & tax filing.
  • Support great at pushing possible changes through development
  • Ad Hoc Report writing
  • 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)
PeopleGuru has improved their software significantly over the past 2 years, and much of this has to do with their support stepping up where the software is lacking. Because many of these changes resulted from issues that we had with the system, it is difficult to recommend when there is still room to improve. The workflows confuse supervisors when a form needs approved because they can click a poorly named "Approve" button that allows you to skip over signing the PDF. Future dated position changes do not work even though they claim to have this capability. The benefit plan & deduction effective dates are hard linked by a defined number of days, and this causes the deduction to begin or end to soon if the Payroll Coordinator doesn't catch the error. That being said, no software is perfect, and they have been responsive to suggested improvements.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PeopleGuru for timesheets, benefits, performance reviews, recruiting and other HR related tasks.
  • Timesheets
  • Reporting
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Reviews
  • Worflows
  • Customize Timesheets
We have had great support with PeopleGuru and they always listen to us about what we want to see enhance in the program. When updates are applied to the system sometimes it causing problems in different modules. I wish they spent more time testing updates before applying them.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am the super user for my company.
We use PeopleGuru as our company's HRIS system to utilize for employee personal data, process payroll and benefits and corresponding documents associated with those data points.
  • layout is easy to use
  • user experience could be better-extra/unnecessary clicks to get around
  • timekeeping system not ideal for California clients
  • sometimes the wait for ticket resolution is longer than I'd like
-When I have a filter open and have to look up employees, I have to keep opening the filter. The filter doesn't stay open when it's in use, resulting in extra clicks and page loads. -have to utilize workarounds to get California specific labor law compliance -this was one of the few company's that would take on cannabis clients. I feel a bit stuck that I can't utilize a service provider that caters more to California specific clients in both labor law and time zone.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PeopleGuru is a great payroll solution that services the cannabis industry. It allows employees to see their timesheets in real-time and is very easy to use once you've learned it. There are additional HRIS features that can be used, but we are not using them at this time due to the small size of our company. The onboarding and support staff are extremely kind and always helpful. I will say that the user interface is outdated and difficult to navigate without the initial onboarding instruction. Still, your onboarding professional will be with you through the first couple of payroll runs.
  • Visibility
  • Compliance
  • Recordkeeping
  • Reporting
  • Design/user interface
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are a rapidly growing consumer goods company that utilizes PeopleGuru for payroll, employee database, timekeeping, attendance tracking, performance evaluations, recruiting, onboarding, and salary budgeting. Our previous provider was extremely difficult to work with and since coming over to PeopleGuru, the efficiency and capabilities of the software far surpass our expectations. The payroll reporting is extremely robust as well as the Adhoc reporting capacity has been very helpful to the accounting, payroll, and human resource departments.
  • Payroll
  • Timekeeping
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Form I9 tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Recruiting module is very clunky and not streamlined. I've worked with recruiting platforms that are more efficient.
  • Job changes are a multi-step process that feels like it could be one screen asking all the necessary info regarding pay rate, date, labor, etc. whereas now you have to go through multiple tabs and screens to change someone's position.
  • Labor mapping seems to be a custom request every time when the pay rate is different for two different jobs. Feels like there is a lot of back-end work that needs to be accomplished before it pulls correctly into labor.
  • Would like to see an app with supervisor/time manager functions. At least to approve punch correction or time-off requests.
  • Advanced scheduling available to certain job roles instead of all or nothing.
The payroll module and reporting are top-notch. The different reporting functions as a whole are great! Timekeeping is very easy to use but only when you have a computer/laptop. Definitely wish there was an app for Time Managers to at least approve punch corrections or time-off requests. Adhoc reporting allows custom reports that can be easily shared with other users.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ECVC uses both the payroll and HR enterprise functions of PG. The system helps us maintain employees' payroll and electronic employee records. I also use AdHoc reporting quite a bit to create unique reports.
  • AdHoc Reports
  • Applicant Tracking System(ATS)
  • Flexibility in Performance Reviews
  • Ability to manage company set-up and reporting
  • Ability to customize standard company forms in PG for usage
  • Ability to transfer resume data to candidates profiles
  • Ability to list the specific job title on the Transaction Requistions notifications
  • Ability to show other basic applicant registration information in the candidate profile(i.e. desired salary) not visible to the employer
  • Easier ability to get rid of My Office "Transactions Approvals"
PG's ability to customize to fit our company, we are unique. Could use some fine-tuning on the Recruitment tool; i.e. ability to transfer resume data to candidate
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have currently switched over to PeopleGuru from Gusto and When I Work. We made the decision to switch to PeopleGuru due to our company growing and how tedious it was to run payroll as Gusto and When I Work were no longer synching together. There were a few things with Gusto that we were not able to customize to meet our business needs thus causing us more work whenever we ran payroll.
  • Customization on the back end
  • Support
  • Reporting
  • There is so much room for customizations that some of the customizations we would like are not implemented especially with the time and attendance.
  • East of Use - it is a bit tedious to have to log into so many different roles to locate certain information or reports. It would be great if there was a master Admin that could do everything under one role
  • Glitchy; The PeopleGuru app is not as well developed as I hoped. There is a lot that cannot be completed through the app and we are required to log into the browser instead.
PeopleGuru is definitely well suited to creating an HRIS platform that is geared toward your business needs. There is so much that can be created on the backend of PeopleGuru that customization is endless. Of course, they have not thought of everything but the development team seems to roll out updates quite often.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PeopleGuru to run payroll for approximately 125 employees biweekly. We also use the time and attendance and PTO functions.
  • They work with the cannabis industry
  • The mobile app saves us from having time clocks or paper timecards
  • This isn't a top-tier payroll system and it sometimes shows
  • Some of the screens take a long time to process
  • Why do they call direct deposits "net pays"?
If you work in cannabis and are limited on your payroll provider selections, this is the best you will find.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use People Guru HCM to process payroll, store HR data, manage PTO, and onboarding. The software allows for all data and functionality for both HR and payroll to be included in one system. It allows me to perform duties with higher efficiency and accuracy.
  • Payroll
  • Timekeeping
  • Onboarding
  • Great network with very little lag time.
  • PTO Management.
  • Alerts for Pay Changes.
  • Ability to Assign Additional Supervisors for each location.
  • Tax Filings.
Overall, the software works really well. The network is fast and has little lag time. The software is intuitive and allows for greater efficiency and accuracy. The customer service is awesome! I enjoy working with the PeopleGuru team.
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company utilizes PeopleGuru HCM for payroll, new hire processing, time keeping, and benefits. I now have one system that takes care of all of my human resource functions.
  • One system for all human resource functions.
  • Easy ticketing function if you have an issue with the software.
  • Cost effective option.
  • Less cumbersome wizard processes.
  • More user friendly HELP guides, more detail on where to find items or fields.
  • Bullet point steps to correct a system entry, some explanations are too long and do not provide examples (some processes are written for experienced users not newly onboarded).
All in all, PeopleGuru HCM is an excellent option for businesses in the cannabis field as most banking companies are not able to support a cannabis company at this time. The onboarding process is well orchestrated but it does require a lot of work by the end user prior to launching the system for live use. At times, I felt like I was being pressured to get data at PeopleGuru HCM's timeline in order to launch their product. My interaction with the training team was good except their trainer was difficult to understand at times due to a very thick accent.
  • Online training
If I have had a problem, I open a ticket and normally get an answer within a few hours.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use PeopleGuru to process payroll and for monitoring benefits and employee info
  • payroll
  • deductions
  • data storage
  • updating records
  • user friendly
  • better interface
PeopleGuru is kind of difficult to grasp at first. It requires some dedication from the user to get familiar with at first but once you are it's pretty straight forward. I know that in the cannabis industry there are limited options and they are one of the best.
Nicole Cady | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PeopleGuru HCM helps us manager payroll, deductions, employee data and time and attendance. This is something that was done using an outdated system in the past and it has saved us time and made our department more efficient. Information is found in one system versus multiple. It is also accessible to employees using their phones, so that is very helpful as well!
  • App Use is very helpful for employees to have access to information
  • Time and Attendance is user-friendly
  • Data is accessible at your fingertips
  • Reports are a little cumbersome at times to locate
  • Some of the updates cause glitches that need to be corrected
  • Set-up isn't always the easiest when rolling out new parts of the software
Overall good software. There were some items in the beginning that would have gone smoother if the implementation team followed up more. Things have gone much better now that we have a team we work with on a more consistent basis. They have been able to help us with various system issues and have made it much easier for our small team.
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