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Paycor Review

8.8
very good
Top10.com Staff

In a Nutshell

Paycor’s payroll system makes payroll processing easy with general ledger integration, OnDemand Pay, AutoRun, employee self-service and powerful reporting. The system guides you through the process, so you know exactly what’s being debited before you run payroll. And behind the scenes it’s constantly updated, so you’re always in step with local, state and federal laws.

pros

  • Cloud-based, paperless software
  • Onboarding tool helps new employees

cons

  • Minimal support for setting up the software
  • Limited benefits packages

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Best For:

A robust suite of solutions to help small- and medium-sized businesses looking to attract, retain and develop their workforces.

Features and Add-ons  

Paycor offers a choice between its all-in-one Human Capital Management (HCM) platform or a simple payroll tool for businesses that don’t need all the added functionality. 

Paycor’s GUIDE Elite implementation experience provides new customers with the hands-on guidance, expert support and tools they need to ensure a seamless transition during implementation. Paycor offers personalized training content targeted to your product suite, and a change management toolkit full of resources to help prepare you and your employees for the transition to Paycor.

The cloud-based software should be fairly simple to set up for any business with an in-house tech team. Paycor also provides useful demos to help with the setup process. However, some customers have reported not getting enough support from Paycor’s team with setting up the software – which could be an issue for smaller business that don’t have a resident technical expert on site. 

Major features of the HCM platform include:

  • Recruiting and onboarding management: Includes compliance, real-time analytics and reporting, and the ability for new hires to upload their information before their first day at the office.
  • Learning management: Organizes, manages, and tracks individual employees’ training. Employees can use the tool inside or outside of the office.
  • Talent development: Focuses on more frequent coaching conversations to help ensure employees are focused on the right priorities.
  • Timekeeping and scheduling: Includes mobile punching, alerts and messaging, scheduling, budget planning, PTO tracking and overtime reporting.
  • Payroll and tax: Includes tax compliance and real-time analytics and reporting.
  • Benefits: Includes 401k and medical insurance packages.
  • Compensation: Seamlessly plan and execute pay increases, bonuses and rewards across your organization. 

Pricing

Unfortunately, Paycor doesn’t offer any pricing information whatsoever on its website. The final cost of the product varies per partnering business, and depends on the size of the business, the industry in which it operates, and whether the business is looking to use Paycor’s all-in-one solution or a handful of selected features. Judging by customer reviews, Paycor is best suited to companies with 50-1,000 employees. With fewer than 50 employees, the cost-per-employee becomes much higher than similar competitors. With more than 1,000 employees, you may be better off with an HR services company that caters to large businesses.

Tax Compliance

As part of the service, customers receive assistance from tax experts who work to ensure compliance across multiple US jurisdictions. Paycor calculates your employees’ salaries and tax, debits the total amount from your business’s account, deposits the money with the employees, and files reports when they are due. It also connects directly to many of America’s largest 401(k) providers. 

Payment Options

With Paycor, businesses can pay their employees via direct deposit or, alternatively, by Paycard using Paycor’s integration with several major Paycard providers. Employees can access all their pay stub and benefits information automatically through the Paycor mobile app. The software can also be used to automate processes such as employee child-support payments and wage garnishments (which involves a court order for an employer to withhold a certain amount of pay until an employees’ debts are paid off).

Usability

Judging by customer feedback, the software is simple and easy to use. Some businesses have reported having trouble with setting up the software, but once setup is complete employees should have no trouble using the system. Employees get access to a suite of free demos and tutorials to help navigate the system, and employees and management alike can benefit from the intuitive dashboard and detailed reporting and analytics. 

Customer Support

When customers contact Paycor, they will be matched a person that can quickly and accurately answer their question or provide additional support. For some that mean simple help with a quick fix, like resetting a password. For others, it means talking to a specialist with specific skillsets and deep knowledge of the Customer’s business.

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Bottom Line

Paycor has a strong suite of HR products covering most major needs, such as hiring and recruiting, payroll, tax compliance, and leadership and training. It’s unfortunate that the website doesn’t disclose any pricing information, but if you can overlook the initial hurdles, Paycor has a solid offering for mid-sized businesses. The payroll solution offers the same necessary basics as that of its competitors. Perhaps the biggest highlight is the recruiting tool, which makes it easy to view and manage open jobs and applications and to onboard new employees with minimum fuss.

Industry: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Nonprofits, Professional Services, Restaurants, Retail

Founded: 1990

CEO: Bob Coughlin

Founder: Bob Coughlin

Geos: United States

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Paycor customer reviews

Based on 51 reviews

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Top Reviews

Ease of use

Brand satisfaction

Value for money

Service quality

5 months ago

The pay system helps regulate the pay for each employee, plus sick days and vacation days.

5 months ago

They covered all the specific items needed at the time. They made management much easier and flow correctly.

5 months ago

Paycor is excellent HR software, as it handles so much of our employees' paycheck responsibilities and makes our HR team's workload much easier than before.

6 months ago

Paycor is an up-and-coming software. My company uses this software for our firm.

6 months ago

Paycor is excellent because it came at a very affordable price and was very easy to use.

6 months ago

Their user-friendly interface allows employees to access and navigate the software with ease.

7 months ago

It helps with routine tasks. so you have more time to focus on employees. It helps keep track of financial efficiency. I like that it enables me direct contact with employees from my laptop or phone. As far as I can tell, it covers everything and simplifies so much. It offers the opportunity for employees to enter information into their files personally. There is the option for employees to work through simple things allowing HR to focus more time on bigger things.

7 months ago

The system is very easy to use. They make sure that you understand the resources of the software.

7 months ago

It really has a great impact on human resources software, and it is very efficient.

7 months ago

I like them because you are able to track down to the second the amount of time you've worked and what your pay is.

2 years ago

I like it. The site is a little slow sometimes. It could be my computer system. Overall I like pay paycor very much. My co-workers like it too and haven't had issues on payday.

2 years ago

Their quality of service is very good. They always answer emails in a timely manner. Price is great for a payroll service

2 years ago

Paycor has never had an issue when dealing with the payroll for my employees. They are basically error free

2 years ago

Well personally I love Paycor because I associate it with my paycheck. It is what my company uses for recording our time cards and mileage and I've never had an issue with it.

3 years ago

I give it a high rating because it was very easy to use, is very professional, and my paycheck came on time.

3 years ago

They listen to you and they will do their best to help you with any issues you have and look for solutions. We haven't had issues with payroll with them.

3 years ago

It never fails to pay employees. It gets it done within the specified time frame and is done speedily and accurately

3 years ago

We need it for an effective and an excellent payroll process- it's become an indispensable part of business and our way of life. Super convenient.

3 years ago

Paycor helped me set up for my friend's small business that she has started. Had no trouble using it.

3 years ago

It is really great. I am happy with the service, and I trust them to be there when I need. I had to reach out when I had a couple of payroll issues and they were prompt.

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