About Paycor

Paycor builds HR & Payroll software for leaders. Paycor’s platform is comprehensive, it covers every aspect of people management, from recruiting and onboarding to career development and retention. Paycor started in Cincinnati in 1990 and the company has a strong presence in the Midwest. They are growing nationwide and have more than 29,000 customers in all 50 states.

Paycor allows users to create recurring employee schedules, control labor distribution and costs, and manage any exceptions, such as unapproved time cards and overtime alerts. Multiple time tracking methods are supported, including biometric readers, badge terminals, web browser time clocks, and mobile punching from employees’ smartphones. Employees can also view their schedules and request time off from their phone or web browser, and managers are given access to vacation and sick leave balances when approving requests.

Paycor’s payroll software includes tools for managing tax calculations and filing, 401 (k) data, workers’ compensation, pay stubs, W-2s, and 1099s, expense reporting, electronic child support payments, and more. Paycor’s unified experience also features robust analytics and mobile-first functionality. Employees can login to update their contact, tax, and direct deposit details, with administrators notified automatically. The HR and benefits administration solution enables online open enrollment or a range of employee benefits, performance review management, and company document sharing, and also includes a library of HR document templates.

Pricing starting from:


  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Paycor

• Mobile punching allows employees to clock in and out using their phones, and a range of time clocks can be integrated with the system, with support for biometric readers, badge terminals, telephone, and web browser clocking.

• Employee performance can be managed, with users able to create and conduct performance reviews, manage transfers, and track promotions.

• The employee self-service portal allows employees to request time off, new hires to upload their information before onboarding, and administrators to communicate important news with employees.

• Paycor’s applicant tracking system allows users to view analytics and status changes in real-time, with configurable workflows and approval routing.

• Charts and reports can be generated to give insight into historical labor trends, total compensation per month, employees paid per month, compensation by department, and average length of service, and users can also schedule reports to run automatically.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)


  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise


United States

Supported Languages


Pricing starting from:


  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription


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Total features of Paycor: 136

  • 360 Degree Feedback Software
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Background Screening
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Boolean Search
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Expense Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • For Accountants
  • Forecasting
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Succession Planning Software
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management Software


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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Why go with Paycor

Reviewed on 9/12/2022

My overall experience with Paycor has been great! Their HRIS and HCM offer us so much customization...

My overall experience with Paycor has been great! Their HRIS and HCM offer us so much customization that we didn't have before we came to Paycor. The transition was seamless and they offer so many wonderful products, not to mention their partnership with so many other valuable companies.


The software is easy to use, most of it is very intuitive and the implementation team we had was amazing! They made sure that the transition to Paycor went smoothly. They listened to our needs and were very prompt at helping us with any issues we had!


There are some reports that I would like to run, but cannot. If there is data for something, it should be reportable. However, Paycor reporting does offer a lot of reports and customization.

Alternatives Considered

Paycom, UKG Pro, ADP Workforce Now and Paylocity

Reasons for Choosing Paycor

Vibe went out of business.

Reasons for Switching to Paycor

They went the extra mile to really make us feel like it was the right partnership not just another vendor.

Response from Paycor

Hello Rebecca, thank you so much for the positive review! We are ecstatic to hear how effortless and simple your implementation process has been. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you are enjoying our second to none customer service!

We are always looking for ways to improve our products and encourage you to bring your reporting concerns directly to our product team by logging into perform and selecting "give feedback" as we believe it could be very helpful!

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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Paycor Makes My Life So Much Easier

Reviewed on 9/8/2022

Highly satisfied with the product and I recommend it to everyone!

Highly satisfied with the product and I recommend it to everyone!


Paycor has given us a cost savings as well as time savings. The integration between Applicant Tracking (which is amazing) and Onboarding has reduced our time to find, hire and set up new employees. Payroll processing time is dramatically faster as well as the time clock integration makes payroll easier. There is a great analytic component. The team is very helpful and we are seeing huge savings over ADP.


The tax component has been the only part that has been a little difficult. The time to get a response from this team is pretty long and it's not possible to contact them directly.

Alternatives Considered

Paycom and isolved

Reasons for Choosing Paycor

Cost, lack of customer service and unnecessary steps to process payroll.

Switched From

ADP TotalSource

Reasons for Switching to Paycor

Care for our mission, features and cost

Response from Paycor

Hello Cortney, thank you so much for your positive review! We are delighted to hear Paycor has saved you time and money and that you are enjoying our onboarding product.

I do see your concern about the tax team and I wanted to let you know that we have hired many additional members to this team. We are continuing to make optimizations to our service model and invest in our customer experience to ensure we are consistently delivering the highest level of customer service. If you have any additional comments please feel free to reach out to me direct at [email protected] as I believe your feedback could be very helpful.

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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 8.0 /10

Great payroll software

Reviewed on 5/25/2021

I used Paycor for two years for payroll and time reporting. The system did very well. I would have...

I used Paycor for two years for payroll and time reporting. The system did very well. I would have stayed with them if their HRIS was better.


The time and attendance and payroll functionalities are fantastic. Easy to use for both admins and employees. Robust reporting features. Employee profiles easy to use. Able to track 401k loans by setting goals.


HRIS features were not as robust as other platforms. Document storage was a big downfall as uploads were only saved by date of upload. No customization at all. There was no ability to create electronic workflows for setting up/terminating access when multiple roles (HR, IT, Payroll, etc.) had parts to play in the process.
My other dislike was my rep changed multiple times and I was not informed of the change. I would send emails with no response; finally call customer service (which took up to 2 hours to reach someone) and then to be told my rep changed.

Alternatives Considered

PurelyHR, Namely, BambooHR, SentricHR, BirdDog, Eddy and OnePoint HCM

Reasons for Choosing Paycor

We moved out of a PEO.

Reasons for Switching to Paycor

I did not choose to continue with Paycor when moving to a full HRIS, but wanted to share my experience with their payroll functions.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Stuck with disappointment

Reviewed on 6/24/2020

I am very torn. I do like the system and feel like there are a lot of functions to take advantage...

I am very torn. I do like the system and feel like there are a lot of functions to take advantage of, however because the customer service is so poor I can not get help to utilize them to the full extent. Also I am disgusted by their billing department, I don't understand why I cannot get answers on what I am expected to pay for and why it changes each week.

I honestly want to look for something different, but I feel stuck since we just went through the transfer last year. I have 150 employees and I don't want to put them through another change so quickly. I would change if I could and I would not recommend this to anyone.

This is my last hope to try to get someone's attention, 4 months ago I expressed all my frustration with the sales people and was hopeful for some change, but nothing has changed.


I really like the payroll function of the software, it is very easy to set up and run payroll. Also the user side of things is very simple and available in Spanish.


Billing is inconsistent and uninformative, you ask questions and cannot get a direct or clear answer, I think it is very fair to be asking what I am paying for. Which then leads to the other worst function for this company which is customer service, I have been working on a billing question about delivery fees for over a month now, I have now had to ask 3 different people which include the sales people that sold me on Paycor.

I have been working on getting a user simple access to review our time cards and it is taking 3 weeks now. I called the support team, they told me it was fixed (it was not). I then created a case number by reaching out to through their support email, a week later I had to follow up with another phone call and they told me they had not even started working on this, so I had to sit on the phone for an hour while they worked on it.

Response from Paycor

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! It is great to hear that you are enjoying your Paycor experience. Have a great day!

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Link Business Strategy with Individual Objectives, Measurement and Performance Reviews

Reviewed on 4/27/2020

We wanted a system to easily allow us to execute our Business Strategy through the OKR mechanism...

We wanted a system to easily allow us to execute our Business Strategy through the OKR mechanism and link these to our individual Performance Planning and Review for staff. 7Geese fits that bill.


7Geese makes implementing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) in your business fast and efficient. It compliments this with integration to Performance Reviews and other feedback mechanisms to create a holistically mechanism to integrate Business Objective setting with staff alignment and engagement.

It's simple to use and the interface is fast.


OKRs are a great way to set goals and align staff. Initiatives, which are the strategic steps to get to the Objective, need to be understood and tracked. 7Geese does not have a mechanism for this yet. If it did, it would be almost perfect.

It would also be great if the software had better 'at a point' reporting on OKRs, so that more traditional static monthly status reports could be generated.

Alternatives Considered

Perdoo, Workboard and 15Five

Reasons for Choosing Paycor

Workboard was an amazing product and has some extremely powerful capability to link in existing systems to track progress on initiatives (the doing actions to deliver the outcomes for OKRs). In fact, it has more capability than 7Geese. However, for our staff, Workboard was complex to use and the interface was slow. We found it very difficult to get buy in from staff to use the system. 7Geese is simpler and faster, a huge benefit for user adoption. 7Geese was also slightly more attractive price wise.

Switched From


Reasons for Switching to Paycor

7Geese balanced functionality, usability and price the best. While there were more powerful products (Workboard) and cheaper products (15 Five), 7Geese hit the sweet spot in our purchasing review giving us the most value for the price we are paying.
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Paycor FAQs

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Paycor offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99.00
  • Free Trial: Available

Plans starting at $99/month. Contact Paycor for full pricing information.

Paycor has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Paycor supports the following languages:


Paycor supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Paycor integrates with the following applications:

BerniePortal, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, DailyPay, Emburse Certify AP, Employee Navigator, Glassdoor, Global Shop Solutions, GoodHire, Hitch, Laika, NOVAtime, Outmatch, PCS Shipper TMS, Shift Admin, Tanda, VCS, Vitality, WageWorks, Workforce.com, eRSP

Paycor offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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