Rippling vs. TriNet: What’s the difference?

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

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Satisfaction Score

Data as of 4/10/23

Why do companies choose Rippling over TriNet?

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The only PEO built for scale

Rippling is a technology company first, meaning we offer all the services of other PEOs while also providing automation software that seamlessly connects all of your HR and IT systems. And if you outgrow the PEO, you can switch to Rippling’s Unified Workforce Platform quickly and painlessly.

Transparent pricing and lower admin fees

Trinet is one of the most expensive PEOs in the industry, with some clients paying hundreds of dollars per W-2 per month in additional hidden fees. Rippling PEO keeps it simple: just pay a fixed-rate administrative fee and not a penny more.

More control over your employee experience

Unlike Trinet, which requires you show its entire suite of benefits plans to your employees, Rippling lets you curate a portfolio that makes sense for your business. Trinet also imposes its employee handbook on your employees—over your own handbook! Rippling, on the other hand, gives you the resources to build your own compliant handbook or use our prebuilt one.

We're winning across the industry


From what I’ve seen, [Trinet] is like a dinosaur. They haven’t changed in several years. They do not scale well and onboarding is not self-service.

Erika Woods, Head of People at Stacklet


reduction in onboarding time

growth in a single year


Now that Rippling does state tax registration automatically, I don’t even have to think about it…it’s seamless.

Hayley Trace, Senior People Business Partner at Qualio

workforce growth in a year using Rippling


saved on annual benefits costs

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What we’re hearing from customers

Colby H., CEO

Rippling centralized all HR & benefits into one simple to use place. The PEO saves us thousands a year on insurance costs. Rippling also always continues to add more compatible apps to the platform. Honestly, this is a wonderful platform and far better than any other platform I've used including ADP, & Trinet.

Caleb M., Controller

Rippling is finally the one-stop-shop for all HR automation. It's all online (as it should be) and incredibly user-friendly. It is BOTH Payroll and HR and is reasonably priced.

Laura L., COO

Rippling is easy to use! For a small business where our COO wears many hats, it reduces the amount of time that it takes to perform basic but necessary tasks. Integrating expenses and 401(k) with payroll has been a time saver beyond compare.

Nicole K., Operations Manager

I love how helpful the onboarding team was. In general I have never had a question that I didn't get help solving. The tools available and the integrations make this system very valuable to me and my staff.

See how we stack up

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