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Payroll software automates the calculations, and provides tracking of, employee payrolls. Systems usually provide interfaces with the company’s accounting, HR and employee benefits systems.

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Mar

Author: Lisa Highfield (Info-Tech)

ADP is offering updates and webcasts to keep customers informed during the COVID-19 response. There’s a significant impact anticipated for employers, including complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding workforce management.

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UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

UKG Pro

UKG Pro™ (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) is a powerful, global human capital management (HCM) solution. Transform your business with a connected global workforce experience delivered through resilient and mindful HR technology. From payroll to talent to service delivery to surveys, and everything in between, UKG Pro is the powerful HCM suite you need to drive people-focused results.

8.2

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

90%

Likeliness to Recommend

29

Reviews

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Intuit

Intuit Quickbooks

QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions[2] that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions

8.2

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

30

Reviews

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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.

8.1

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

72

Reviews

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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.

8.0

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+82

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

Reviews

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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.

7.9

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

31

Reviews

ADP

ADP Vantage

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.

7.9

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

27

Reviews

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.

7.8

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7.9

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

25

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Paylocity

Paylocity

Our all-in-one software platform gives HR pros a way to easily manage daily tasks in payroll, benefits, talent, and workforce management. But what makes us different is that our technology is backed by a culture that truly cares about our clients’ success. Providers will merely sell you a product. But a partner actually cares about you and your business. A partner takes the time to get to know you and understand your needs. We work with you to identify the best solutions that will benefit your business today, while paving the way to a better tomorrow. And tomorrow is all about your team. Let's go forward together.

7.3

Composite Score

7.3

CX Score

+74

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

31

Reviews

ADP

ADP Workforce Now

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.

7.3

Composite Score

7.2

CX Score

+68

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

47

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Team Labs Inc

TeamPay

We help companies focus their resources on growth, not overhead. Teampay is the first purchasing software built for modern, technology-enabled businesses. Our products enable companies to request, approve and track expenditures in real-time. We give finance teams control and transparency, while empowering workers to be successful. Through automation we reduce the torment of manual processes, allowing our customers to concentrate on building the business.

9.1

Composite Score

9.7

CX Score

+98

Emotional Footprint

97%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

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Justworks, Inc

Justworks

Payroll, benefits, HR and compliance - all in one place. Justworks simplifies your business's back office complexities, so you can work fearlessly.

9.0

Composite Score

9.5

CX Score

+99

Emotional Footprint

91%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

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CanPay Software Inc

eNETEmployer

Work online from any location at any time of day with eNETEmployer, our Total Employee Management system. This web-based solution includes full-featured payroll and is perfect for Canadian companies of all types and sizes. Enjoy the convenience of calculating payroll at a time that's convenient to you - in a fully secure environment.

8.5

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

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BambooHR

BambooHR

The online Human Resources Information System that makes time for the work meant to do. BambooHR guarantees your success when changing from spreadsheets to our HR software.

8.2

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

Ascentis

Ascentis HCM

Ascentis HR / HRIS software is wizard-driven and very intuitive, and walks the user through simple steps so complex processes can be automated and reported on. Ascentis automates communication, keeping managers in front of employees' needs. We have 300+ standard reports within Ascentis HR, plus the ability to create unlimited custom reports, giving you extremely deep access to your employee data.

7.7

Composite Score

7.8

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

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Namely Inc

Namely

Namely allows you to save time, reduce costs, and manage your entire HR process with one integrated platform.

7.7

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+82

Emotional Footprint

74%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

ADP

RUN Powered by ADP

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.

7.6

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+70

Emotional Footprint

79%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

Oracle

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management enables you to architect a global foundation for HR data and improved business processes. PeopleSoft Human Capital Management delivers a robust set of best-in-class human resources functionality that enables you to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and lower your cost of ownership.

7.1

Composite Score

6.9

CX Score

+56

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

Automatic Payroll Systems Inc

APS HR Unified Services

APS OnLine delivers flexible tools for managing core human resources (HR), payroll, time and attendance and absence management. By automating workflows, APS reduces time-consuming payroll tasks, elminates paperwork and provides an electronic audit trail for all data changes.

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10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

PDS

Vista

PDS’ Vista® solution solves HCM challenges for organizations with employees across the U.S. and Canada. PDS provides a recruiting, onboarding, human resources, benefits, and payroll solution that can manage your business practices and processes more efficiently. Woven into the framework of Vista are powerful self-service, workflow, reporting, interface, and analytic tools that can be adopted for individual organizations. Recharge your employee experience with the PDS Vista suite of products.

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Likeliness to Recommend

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Blue Marble Payroll

Blue Marble Payroll

Blue Marble provides payroll services in over 135+ countries around the world. Stay organized and compliant with monthly aggregated reporting that gives you real-time access to your payroll across all countries and currencies. No more spreadsheets and faxing – just a click of the mouse and you have the reports you need.

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10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

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Umana Carver Technologies

Umana Payroll

UMANA allows you to pay employees easily and in a timely fashion by accurately calculating earnings, benefits and deductions. The application includes a Web portal enables employee access to view their pay slips. Umana Payroll complies with all Canadian Federal and Provincial government requirements. This module can be driven by Umana time and is fully integrated Umana HR.

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10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

94%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

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Paychex, Inc.

Paychex Flex

Save time and improve payroll accuracy. Paychex makes it easier to enter employee hours, calculate payroll taxes, and keep up with wage and hour laws – without taking time away from your business.

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0

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UZIO Inc

UZIO Payroll

We make Payroll processing and Tax Filings easier! Our cloud-based payroll platform integrates seamlessly with the rest of your HR and benefits data, 401(k), workers’ compensation, TIme-Off Management making payroll processing easier and fuss-free. This fully integrated payroll processing software calculates deductions accurately and generates payslips every month while keeping your business compliant. It adapts to changing tax laws and files payroll taxes on time. We help to determine if you’re meeting the requirements of the ACA and then make it super easy to track it.

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0

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Latest Research

18
Mar

Author: Lisa Highfield (Info-Tech)

ADP is offering updates and webcasts to keep customers informed during the COVID-19 response. There’s a significant impact anticipated for employers, including complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding workforce management.

Latest Research

20
Nov

Author: Carlos Sanchez Valle (Info-Tech)

The demand for a single suite for human capital management (HCM) solutions continues to grow. Kronos recently announced increased growth in the Kronos Cloud Payroll solution.