Paylocity

Paylocity is a web based payroll and HR solution for medium-

About Paylocity

Paylocity is an online payroll and human capital management solution for small and mid-sized businesses. The solution offers various features including payroll, human resources, administration, time & labor, and talent management. It has self-service capabilities which enables employees to access their information such as pay, benefits and time-off details. Paylocity offers various tools including QuickPay (to process payroll in batches), paycheck calculator, third-party direct deposit and check-creation capabilities, and Affordable Care Act compliance. Other human resource features include reporting and analytics and on boarding service. Users can also extract information from 100+ standard reports. It has an easy to use HR insights chart, ACA Reporting, and Point-in-time reporting. Users also have the option to get access to tax experts who can help them in tax filings and generate quarterly & year-end reports. Paylocity helps users to automate the benefit administration. Users can opt for time & labor solution also, which helps in managing time and attendance data for employees.
Paylocity is available for all industries across North America, and is also accessible via Paylocity mobile app.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Paylocity

Paylocity is capable of integrating with most of the retirement plans, general ledger and time and attendance applications.
Users can take help for filing taxes directly from experts via Paylocity Web Pay.
It allows users to generate insights charts, view real-time analytics and can schedule reports to be automatically generated.
Users can access their Paylocity personal data via a self-service portal.
Through its custom announcements, enrollment rules, and eligibility groups, users can ensure the complete enrollment of employees.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Paylocity

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Paylocity Software - Paylocity's Compliance Dashboard will change the way you view compliance. Through its intuitive interface, stay on track with your company's data completeness and visualized important employee compliance items, all in one place.
Paylocity Software - Employees want secure and easy access to their information, 24/7. With Employee Self Service (ESS), they can view checks, request time off, clock in and out, update personal data, and interact with each other.
Paylocity Software - Paylocity's unified dashboard shows you how well you're doing with step-by-step ways to improve. See your overall score and compare your performance to peers - then, breakdown results across utilization, employee sentiment, and organizational health.
Paylocity Software - Our Workforce Management tool helps get you out of juggling spreadsheets, bulletin boards, and multiple emails. Eliminate unplanned labor costs, minimize compliance risks, and deliver a mobile and connected experience for on-the-go managers and employees.
Paylocity Software - Flexible Benefits, made to order. Administer third-party benefit services like FSAs, HSAs, TMAs, and COBRA with ease. Supplement your standard plans with complementary programs, giving your employees the benefits options they need.
Paylocity Software - With Paylocity's Applicant Tracking system, find candidates that can jump right in because they're just the right fit. From applicant creation to communicating with candidates, our tool improves the hiring process for you and your future employees.
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Paylocity Software - Paylocity's Compliance Dashboard will change the way you view compliance. Through its intuitive interface, stay on track with your company's data completeness and visualized important employee compliance items, all in one place.
Paylocity Software - Employees want secure and easy access to their information, 24/7. With Employee Self Service (ESS), they can view checks, request time off, clock in and out, update personal data, and interact with each other.
Paylocity Software - Paylocity's unified dashboard shows you how well you're doing with step-by-step ways to improve. See your overall score and compare your performance to peers - then, breakdown results across utilization, employee sentiment, and organizational health.
Paylocity Software - Our Workforce Management tool helps get you out of juggling spreadsheets, bulletin boards, and multiple emails. Eliminate unplanned labor costs, minimize compliance risks, and deliver a mobile and connected experience for on-the-go managers and employees.
Paylocity Software - Flexible Benefits, made to order. Administer third-party benefit services like FSAs, HSAs, TMAs, and COBRA with ease. Supplement your standard plans with complementary programs, giving your employees the benefits options they need.
Paylocity Software - With Paylocity's Applicant Tracking system, find candidates that can jump right in because they're just the right fit. From applicant creation to communicating with candidates, our tool improves the hiring process for you and your future employees.

Features

Total features of Paylocity: 96

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Appraisal History
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Background Screening
  • Batch Processing
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Career Development
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commission Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition Software
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-State
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(659)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Sarah
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Slow but thorough

Reviewed on 01/05/2021

Personablity and productivity were high on their good side and the overall flow and application of...

Personablity and productivity were high on their good side and the overall flow and application of the app or desktop site were both high positives, and even though you had to wait 48 hours usually for a response, when you needed help you at least know they're reliable and responsible...even if they're not hasty.

Pros

This company had excellent rollout of the product into the work environment with the most amazing customer support I've ever received. Training and utilization were easy to understand and execute, with very little hiccups at all. Their app is colorful and keeps you very updated on your progress and profile management issues!

Cons

There wasn't an easy way to find answers to questions "fast", you would always get a personable and functional response to your questions from a real human who knew your name, but sometimes an immediate assist is more important than an overly communicative/thorough one.

Weston
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great system that's flexible and I can pay for what I need

Reviewed on 04/08/2022

Pros

I love the interface and intuitive location of tabs. Finding what I need is easy and the search gets me answers to most questions without having to call tech support

Cons

I don't like that my account manager keeps changing, I understand turn over is high currently but it's much better to not have to "fill in" each person I call on whatever issue we were working on. There is currently a gap between what we can do remotely on the mobile app and what we can do in the browser based system. I need more functionality on the mobile devices.

Alternatives Considered

ADP Workforce Now and Paychex Flex

Reasons for Switching to Paylocity

Their ability to give me what I need and not some giant package with things that cost me but I'll never use... Paychex was comparably priced but the company didn't seem like they would keep up with product development as well as Paylocity.
Lauren
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  • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Cannot advise against it enough

Reviewed on 14/07/2022

I had so many difficult conversations with the implementation specialist and our "dedicated support...

I had so many difficult conversations with the implementation specialist and our "dedicated support team" aka 1-800 number. He was a senior specialist and was absolutely incompetent. We switched from BambooHR and they didn't transfer our data correctly- incorrect start dates and direct deposit info. They wanted me to manually collect everyone's bank information then enter it in when we ran the first payroll- unacceptable.
We had to wait a month before our hourly time clock was up and running because that's a different implementation team- we had to use Harvest in the interm.
The teams are too siloed to help with each other. At one point, the dashboard was broken and I couldn't access the help desk. The implementation specialist refused to give me their 1-800 number or email which is so odd. While I was on the phone with him, I googled it, found it, then asked him why he was being so difficult.
I would have questions about the onboarding forms which are not intuitive at all, and onboarding team couldn't tell me how to give certain admins access to the forms I was creating. Even when our accountant was given full admin account access (she was the one running payroll), she still wasn't able to call in and get help over the phone because she wasn't on the approved phone call list. Dated, clunky product, horrible service.

Pros

I liked that it had performance reviews, time tracking, and what I thought was customizable onboarding.

Cons

The teams are too siloed, sending offer letters isn't easy, it's not intuitive.

Whitney
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Decent System but still lack luster

Reviewed on 14/04/2022

Its been ok. I've been able to use it to the best I can and show the employees how to use it. The...

Its been ok. I've been able to use it to the best I can and show the employees how to use it. The software for the most part is easy and most people like it better then our old product.

Pros

My favorite thing about the software is Community, Onboarding and Recuriting. Community is a super fun tool that allows our employees to connect with each other with has been difficult throughout the pandemic. Onboarding is easy and fun and recuriting is a piece of cake! I love being able to everything in one system. We love the mobile app too!

Cons

PTO is very confusing to track and to allow employees to understand. In order to add on anything it takes forever and the Self Service Portal looks a little out of date.

Alternatives Considered

Paycor

Reasons for Choosing Paylocity

Old System that was out of date.

Switched From

Paychex Flex

Reasons for Switching to Paylocity

Sales Team didn't pressure our upper management.
Alex
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Good product, terrible support

Reviewed on 07/07/2022

Our team has lots of experience migrating large systems from one software provider to another;...

Our team has lots of experience migrating large systems from one software provider to another; while these projects are always nuanced and challenging, we've never experienced the lack of support and integrity that we experienced with Paylocity.

Pros

The product is both well designed and executed. While implementation and support have been another story, the product's functionality and ease of use have been enjoyed by both our administrators and users.

Cons

Unfortunately, our organization had an extremely poor implementation experience. Like many, our industry has some unique payroll tracking and reporting requirements; however, through numerous meetings, Paylocity's salespeople and implementation specialists ensured the product could handle these requirements out of the box. With consultation from Paylocity's team, we scheduled over three months to implement and test the product before going live for a stress-free experience. Unfortunately, our experience was the opposite of what was promised. In addition to breaking numerous commitments and being misadvised by our implementation specialist on multiple occasions, we were not re-assigned an implementation specialist for over a month, which pushed us past our "go-live" date.
Ultimately, we had to self-implement the product to a large degree. After seven months with the product, we are still waiting on promised fixes to multiple issues. We have tried for months to address these experiences and concerns with Paylocity's [SENSITIVE CONTENT] of Implementation Services and other higher-ups. Unfortunately, our e-mails go unanswered for weeks, and the short responses we receive don't address the topics we have raised.

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Paylocity FAQs

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Paylocity offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Not Available

Please contact Paylocity for pricing details.

Paylocity has the following typical customers:

11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Paylocity supports the following languages:

English

Paylocity supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Paylocity integrates with the following applications:

ApplicantPRO, ClearCompany, FCRM Insurance, PiiQ by Cornerstone

Paylocity offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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