Rippling vs. Paylocity: What’s the difference?

Rippling is the only software that unifies all your siloed HR, IT and Finance systems into one, easy-to-use platform—so you can fully automate your most repetitive busywork across every system, like payroll, benefits, time tracking, app and device management, and more.

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Data as of 4/10/23

Why do people choose Rippling over Paylocity?

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Automated employee-related changes

Paylocity requires admins to manually submit a form any time an employee’s info changes, like if they get promoted or married. With Rippling, all the admin needs to do is click a button indicating a change and the rest is handled automatically.

Configurable, customizable reporting

Paylocity offers a limited number of reports, without giving users the option to build their own. Rippling enables users to view data their way, with our powerful custom reporting tool, allowing them to visualize any data housed in the platform.

Seamless integration with your general ledger

Unlike Paylocity, which offers very limited connections with accounting software, Rippling integrates directly with your general ledger—whether it’s Quickbooks, Sage Intacct, Xero, or NetSuite—so universal updates happen automatically. Paylocity only generates a CSV file, which needs to be uploaded manually to each system.

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What we’re hearing from customers

Cenk Y

Rippling saved us from combining multiple platforms and paying and tracking them individually—now all of our HR and IT is in one place. It is a comprehensive, one-and-done solution that saved us from hiring an HR and IT manager (which can cost more than $200K). Definitely recommend that other companies implement Rippling early on.

Penny F

I love how Rippling Support is so responsive and reactionary. They are there for any question I have and are always very friendly.

Jacob C

I've worked with a lot of HR tools in the past and ultimately businesses move away from them because they refuse to innovate and consolidate softwares. Rippling is literally a one-stop shop for HR, ERP and IT services, so you can't beat that.

Daniel J

Something insanely hard, like setting up unemployment taxes in Ohio, is done effortlessly and simply in Rippling. The customer service and the customer support team (Shout out to RONIKA!!!) makes it EVEN more user friendly and innovative.

See how we stack up

See how Rippling compares to Paylocity and learn how to get rid of your most tedious HR, IT, and Finance busy work with our unified system—from onboarding to off boarding, and everything in between.