Data Quadrant Awards 2019

Payroll Software


SoftwareReviews names Intuit Payroll, Paycom HCM, ADP TeamPay, and ADP HR Solutions as Payroll Software Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Payroll Software

Data Quadrant

Data Quadrants are proudly founded in 100% user review data and are free of traditional “magical” components such as market presence and analyst opinion, which are opaque in nature and may be influenced by vendor pressure, financial or otherwise.

The SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant evaluates and ranks products based on feedback from IT and business professionals. The placement of a software in the Data Quadrant indicates its relative ranking as well as its categorization.

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  • business value scores
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  • individual feature evaluations
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  • emotional connection to products
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Payroll Software Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Paycom

Paycom HCM

Paycom helps businesses streamline their employment processes from recruiting to retirement and everything in between. Our Talent Acquisition, Time and Labor Management, Payroll, Talent Management and HR Management systems operate from a single database, eliminating redundant data entry and the integration of multiple systems.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
13Reviews

Intuit, Inc.

Intuit Payroll

Payroll and accounting data syncs and updates automatically to save you time. Easily share accurate, real-time payroll and accounting data with your accountant, anytime. Fast and free 24-hour direct deposit for employees and contractors lets you submit payroll when you're ready, so you can keep funds a bit longer.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
18Reviews

ADP

ADP HR Solutions

ADP HR Solutions provide a system of human resource management software solutions to streamline the management of human capital and payroll needs for any sized business.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
79Reviews

ADP Canada

ADP TeamPay

With TeamPay by ADP®, you can expect an easy-to-navigate cloud-based payroll solution that’s ready when you are, with wizards to guide you through key tasks as you go. The simple, single screen interface makes it easy to get things done fast, so you can set up new employees in just minutes.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
23Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Ceridian Dayforce

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Intuit Payroll

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Intuit Payroll

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Intuit Payroll

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Intuit Payroll

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Paycor Payroll and Tax

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Paycom HCM


Breadth of Features

Ceridian Dayforce


Business Value Created

Intuit Payroll


Ease of Customization

Intuit Payroll


Ease of Data Integration

Paycom HCM


Ease of IT Administration

Intuit Payroll


Ease of Implementation

Paycom HCM


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Paycom HCM


Quality of Features

Intuit Payroll


Usability and Intuitiveness

Paycom HCM


Vendor Support

Paycor Payroll and Tax


Other Evaluated Vendors


Ceridian

Ceridian Dayforce

Dayforce is a global human capital management (HCM) platform that transforms the employee experience. It unifies data from across the entire employee lifecycle to enable better decision-making at every level. Dayforce is a comprehensive cloud platform that combines HR, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management in a single application. Our scalable platform is built with a single, flexible rules engine combined with real-time updates and calculations that help address complex regulatory requirements.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+71

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

47Reviews

Ultimate Software Group

UltiPro

Built with an inherent focus on people, Ultimate Software’s UltiPro® cloud solution is designed to help companies across industries improve the employee experience. With UltiPro, organizations can deliver convenient recruiting and onboarding; process payroll with speed and accuracy; facilitate ongoing employee learning and development; leverage advanced surveys and sentiment analysis; and drive smarter, people-focused results with powerful business intelligence and reporting.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+73

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

16Reviews

Workday, Inc.

Workday Human Capital Management

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

24Reviews

Paycor

Paycor Payroll and Tax

Our online payroll is the easiest to use and most powerful solution for medium and small businesses. Payroll can be a time-consuming, administrative task for your HR team. Paycor’s payroll software is an easy-to-use yet powerful tool that gives your team time back.

7.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+87

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

63%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

10Reviews

Paylocity

Paylocity

Paylocity has pioneered a category of our own in the marketplace which combines the advantages of both In-house and Outsourcing solutions without any of the pitfalls of either. We deliver the best engineered cloud technology and pair it with an award winning service and support team

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

66%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

14Reviews

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SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

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