Paylocity

The most complete platform for the modern workforce.

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.


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.


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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 - Minimize manual tasks, save time, and have peace of mind knowing that your employees are getting paid accurately and on time.
Paylocity Software - Eliminate the need for spreadsheets, calculators, and signatures by digitizing the process of submitting, approving, and reimbursing employee expenses.
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 - Use out-of-the-box HR reporting and insight tools, or create customized dashboards to hone in on business insights, dig into employee trends, and make more informed business decisions.
Paylocity Software - Modern Workforce Index puts sophisticated AI into an HR intelligence dashboard that gives your leaders insight into employee sentiment, performance metrics, engagement, and more.
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 - Improve communication and foster a culture of engagement not possible with broadcast emails, antiquated intranets, or break room bulletin boards.
Paylocity Software - Focus on running your business while new team members complete a fully electronic onboarding process from any device, anywhere.
Paylocity Software - We help you fill seats more quickly, with the right people. Leverage intuitive resources like video tools and two-way email and texting to streamline the talent acquisition processes.
Paylocity Software - Give leaders, supervisors, and employees the tools for growth and success - minus the paperwork and manual tasks.
Paylocity Software - Allow employees to request a portion of their earned wages - with zero impact to your payroll process.
Paylocity Software - Gather valuable feedback from inside your organization to better understand existing issues, anticipate potential problems, and measure the effects of change.
Paylocity Software - Streamline internal communications and create meaningful connections through integrated video capabilities.
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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 - Minimize manual tasks, save time, and have peace of mind knowing that your employees are getting paid accurately and on time.
Paylocity Software - Eliminate the need for spreadsheets, calculators, and signatures by digitizing the process of submitting, approving, and reimbursing employee expenses.
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 - Use out-of-the-box HR reporting and insight tools, or create customized dashboards to hone in on business insights, dig into employee trends, and make more informed business decisions.
Paylocity Software - Modern Workforce Index puts sophisticated AI into an HR intelligence dashboard that gives your leaders insight into employee sentiment, performance metrics, engagement, and more.
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 - Improve communication and foster a culture of engagement not possible with broadcast emails, antiquated intranets, or break room bulletin boards.
Paylocity Software - Focus on running your business while new team members complete a fully electronic onboarding process from any device, anywhere.
Paylocity Software - We help you fill seats more quickly, with the right people. Leverage intuitive resources like video tools and two-way email and texting to streamline the talent acquisition processes.
Paylocity Software - Give leaders, supervisors, and employees the tools for growth and success - minus the paperwork and manual tasks.
Paylocity Software - Allow employees to request a portion of their earned wages - with zero impact to your payroll process.
Paylocity Software - Gather valuable feedback from inside your organization to better understand existing issues, anticipate potential problems, and measure the effects of change.
Paylocity Software - Streamline internal communications and create meaningful connections through integrated video capabilities.

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4.3 /5
(832)
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4.1/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
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Patrice
Patrice
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy for End Users to navigate and depend on

Reviewed on 16/6/2023

The overall experience for the end user is an easy product to use, with the ability to keep up with...

The overall experience for the end user is an easy product to use, with the ability to keep up with your employee benefits and payroll all in one place.

Pros

The home screen Dashboard is one of the best features of Paylocity. So many other programs make you dive through multiple menu levels, and Paylocity's overall design makes it easy for non-technical users.

Cons

Reporting didn't appear to be the easiest process. Generating a report took templates to be designed.

Mitch
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Paylocity has been a great tool for our company!

Reviewed on 20/12/2022

Our overall experience has been very positive. The implementation process went smoothly and felt...

Our overall experience has been very positive. The implementation process went smoothly and felt like we had a good team at Paylocity helping us get started with the product. The system was able to meet our pretty sophisticated needs and has been a very good investment if you are looking to move into a more user-friendly product.

Pros

Some of the best parts of this product is how everything is connected and works well together. There is no disjointed feeling as you move from one part of the software to the next. This makes life as an HR professional, payroll preparer, or general accountant a lot easier. We appreciate being able to place all of our HR processes and especially onboarding into Paylocity and eliminate a lot of busy work behind the scenes.

Cons

We wish the workflow software was a little bit further along but we have been told it is a priority in development right now so that is good to hear.

Alternatives Considered

Paycor

Reasons for Choosing Paylocity

We made the switch because we needed a software that was a little bit more sophisticated and more connected across all of its programs. Netchex could be a very good tool for some companies, but we needed one that was a little bit more advanced for our needs.

Switched From

Netchex

Reasons for Switching to Paylocity

We chose Paylocity because it was a good price for what they offered and the site was very user-friendly. Other products we looked at were not as easy to navigate.
Alison
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  • Industry: Philanthropy
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Persistent Issues/High Turn-Over

Reviewed on 4/7/2018

Their sales is excellent and they will sell you what they have while telling you they can make...

Their sales is excellent and they will sell you what they have while telling you they can make anything else work as they started as a "tech company." Be warned however, you never actually get to talk to a "tech person" if you have issues with their system and therefore, nothing ever changes. They also have a lot of turn-over and it appears that they lose their quality representatives to promotions and seemingly do not have incentive for those quality employees to stay in the representative positions. Those left to support the customer are typically very new and/or entirely unpleasant to work with. If you see exactly what they have during the sales pitch and it works for you, this company could work well for your payroll needs! I would highly discourage any employer from using this company if you have employees that work outside of typical daytime work hours. I do not have confidence that they are willing or able to fix some of the detrimental payroll issues that we are experiencing.

Pros

There are a lot of options that you can decide to use with Paylocity and like other reviewers, we were really impressed with the report options and capabilities when we were interviewing payroll companies.

Cons

We were definitely sold on a lot of options that we are necessary for us to run a smooth, effective and correct payroll but many of those have turned out not to be true. I'll describe out top three persistent, unresolved issues.

For starters, we have employees the work overnight shifts and the way Paylocity time sheets are set up is that if you work an overnight, all of your hours fall on the day you clocked in. This is a huge issue at the end of the week when employees would get paid for overtime in that week if we didn't manually adjust their time sheets to split the shift at midnight. I'll state that again... we have to manually edit every time sheet to correctly prevent incorrect payment of overtime. It's extremely time consuming and often leads to more errors and Paylocity has failed to mitigate this issue at every chance.

Secondly, some of our employees receive a shift differential if they work certain hours. Paylocity reportedly has a set up for this that "works at other companies" but in our experience, it is a serious disaster. Their code/rule/setup does not catch the correct hours for adding the differentials and does one of six things:
1. It does not add the differential at all
2. It adds the differential to some, but not all, of the correct hours
3. It adds the differential to hours that it does not apply to
4. It adds a double differential and on rare occasion a 1.5 differential
5. It adds random dollar amounts at the differential rate with no corresponding hours
6. It occasionally pays all of the hours correctly for one or two employees per payroll

To sum this up, we have to review ever employee and manually adjust these calculations. I'll state that again... we have to manually edit every time sheet to correctly pay our employees. It's extremely time consuming and often leads to more errors. Paylocity has also failed to mitigate this issue at every chance.

Lastly, we have been with Paylocity for almost exactly 2 years and are now working with our sixth company rep who can guarantees, like all the others, that they will solve this issue. There has been one attempt at resolving the issues that

Suresh
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Ideal Payroll Process Software

Reviewed on 24/1/2024

Pros

It comes with a helpful employee database
It helps when it comes to payroll processing
It has time tracking and employee engagement features
It simplifies most HR processes thanks to its many features.

Cons

It has helped us meet all the intended needs and no regrets

Emily
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy to implement payroll software

Reviewed on 20/5/2021

Paylocity has simplified and streamlined our payroll process. After switching from another payroll...

Paylocity has simplified and streamlined our payroll process. After switching from another payroll provider, and paper and pen to record hours, it has been a seamless transition to Paylocity for our team.

Pros

Paylocity is intuitive and simple to use. Prior to implementing Paylocity, our team members used paper to record all hours worked. The switch to recording hours in Paylocity was seamless amongst our team members.

Cons

We didn't find any aspects of this software to be difficult to learn or use. If anything, I believe we could use more of Paylocity's features, such as applicant tracking and benefits management, as time progresses.

Alternatives Considered

ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Choosing Paylocity

We struggled with Paychex customer service. Paylocity pricing was also more appealing to us.

Switched From

Paychex Flex

Reasons for Switching to Paylocity

The pricing and overall features offered by Paylocity surpassed that of ADP.
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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, Checkr, 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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