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.

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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United States

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Paylocity- Home Screen
Paylocity- New Hire Entry
Paylocity- Web Time Menu
Paylocity - Deduction Details
Paylocity- Submit payroll
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Total features of Paylocity: 95

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Absence Management
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Agile Software Development
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Integration
  • Application Sharing
  • Applications Management
  • Appraisal History
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Background Screening
  • Batch Processing
  • Behaviour Tracking
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Biometrics
  • Blended Learning
  • Bonus Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Career Development Planning
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Chat
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Client Portal
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting
  • Commission Calculations
  • Commission Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Statements
  • Compliance Management
  • Conditional Logic
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Management
  • Corrective Actions
  • Cost Analysis
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Employee Self Service
  • Financial Analysis
  • General Ledger
  • Labor Management
  • Mobile Integration
  • Organisational Charting
  • Payroll Integration
  • Payroll Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Requests
  • Vacation Tracking



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Nicole L.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

User friendly HRIS

Reviewed on 22/02/2021

Paylocity has been amazing through and through. We have been able to do so many great engagement...

Paylocity has been amazing through and through. We have been able to do so many great engagement activities thanks to Community. Managers are able to submit journal entries on the go for quick responses and feedback.


We love the mobile capability for our team. Most features are accessible from smartphones, which helps our technicians in the field.


The benefits of EDI transfers were more of an issue that it's worth implementing. Rates changes and the open enrollment spreadsheet is cumbersome. It's our least favorite product.

Lisa F.
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to use, end users have been impressed

Reviewed on 16/02/2021


The end user employees are able to take care of most questions and issues themselves through the Self Service Portal. Our semi-monthly payroll entry is simple. Like how the recruiting information for a new employee rolls over to onboarding and HR seamlessly.


There are some processes that aren't intuitive. For example, setting up HSA bank accounts for individual employees. The integration with our benefits software is a little buggy. There have been errors and I still have to go into our benefits system to make sure terminations and new employees are rolling over.

Cherina A.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Paylocity - Web Pay

Reviewed on 12/12/2014


Paylocity Web Pay is so easy. I love the fact I have access to this portal from anywhere. This option allows me to transmit payroll, run reports, update records from home, vacation, etc. Adding/deleting new earnings/deduction codes can be done by me. I do not need to get the approval from Paylocity to update my account settings. Employees can easily find their way around the portal, if used frequently. It's a slow learning process but eventually they embrace it. Managers have access to their team's information so instead of me providing the info they need, they will log into the portal and look for the info. Report writing is very simple. I am able to customize my own reports. I still export into Excel and format it, but overall, pulling the info I need is easy enough to do. There is a phone app for Paylocity, which is employee friendly! This is a great option if you're not in front of a computer to update personal info and submit time off requests. Reports live on the cloud, so no hard copies are provided when payroll is transmitted.


One thing I like least about this product is managing time off. We use a different system to track time and unfortunately the two systems do not talk to one another. We Pay does allow for me to keep into account the employee's time off to reflect their pay. Unfortunately, because of our industry, the time off submitted is always not so accurate so the system is set up to only track time off requests. I manually have to enter taken time - info based from extracting data from other system being used. I don't know if this system offers mass updates. I don't know if I can change a deduction amount across the board. For example, I had to increase each employee's medical premium by going into their records. It would have been nice if I had the ability to mass update all the employee's premiums based on specs. I would love it if I can edit a canned report. This option is not available.

Jennifer S.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

To move to Paylocity or not?

Reviewed on 22/02/2021

The integration was a large undertaking; however, we did them step-by-step. The payroll has been...

The integration was a large undertaking; however, we did them step-by-step. The payroll has been huge. We've gotten back hours to our days along with the reassurance that some random thing didn't go wrong with payroll that was previously out of our control. The piece of mind that everything is working as it should is worth all the effort.


The integration in the software with all of the different areas, i.e. benefits, recruiting, payroll, ACA, W2, timecards, HR all make it worth the effort to transition to this software. The company and software have delivered on all of the promises that were made when the software was pitched to us.


There are only small, personal changes that I would make. They are small picky things that I would like but do not hinder the software in any way.

Corina G.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

So good, selected a 2nd time

Reviewed on 17/02/2021

I first used Paylocity 10 years ago at a prior employer when we were changing our payroll system....

I first used Paylocity 10 years ago at a prior employer when we were changing our payroll system. When I left that company last year, we were still using Paylocity and happy with the services it provided. At my new employer, I was tasked with finding a way to leave a P.E.O. and researched several other systems before settling on Paylocity again. For the functionality and the pricing, Paylocity was very competitive for what we needed.


The features that Paylocity offers for an entire HCM system is very easy to use and implement.


It isn't always scalable. Some features that get rolled out are in the early stages making them difficult to implement all the time because the pieces desired are missing. We had originally planned to use the recruiting and applicant tracking system but it would take so long to set-up, it doesn't make sense to move from what we have been using that has so much of our previous history already available.

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Paylocity FAQs

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Paylocity offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Not Available

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Paylocity offers the following features:

  • Activity dashboard
  • Charting
  • Document templates
  • Employee management
  • Employee portal
  • Employee self service
  • Financial analysis
  • General Ledger
  • Interactive reporting
  • Labor management
  • Payroll integrations
  • Payroll management
  • Pre-registration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Self Service Portal

Paylocity has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Paylocity supports the following languages:


Paylocity supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Paylocity integrates with the following applications:

Deputy, Ease, Employee Navigator, Findmyshift, Identity Services,, Orbital Shift, Savii Care, Wisetail LMS, Workpop

Paylocity offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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