Paylocity vs. Paycor

What’s the Difference? 

Paylocity’s all-in-one platform combined with award-winning service make us the HR and payroll solution of choice for HR professionals for companies of all sizes. With built-in capabilities to manage every stage of the employee lifecycle, Paylocity provides a unified experience for you and your workforce.

By partnering with our clients, we create great software to solve today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s needs. When you work with Paylocity, you sit at the center of our entire support ecosystem, and we invest to ensure we keep improving how we serve you.

So, what makes Paylocity the better choice over Paycor?

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Polywood saves 2,000+ hours per year through automation and has achieved 93% organic adoption of the mobile app.

Screenshot of Paylocity's 2023 G2 Top 50 HR Products Award


“Paylocity was far and above much better suited for our organization. I have used the majority of the vendors we demoed and Paylocity in all honesty blew them out of the water.”

 HR Manager, ProTech Security

Why Do Companies Prefer Paylocity over Paycor?

Screenshot of Paylocity's Employee Self Service Product with G2 Award

Increased Engagement

Employee engagement is the key to retention. Community, Paylocity's workplace social hub, features communication and collaboration tools employees actually want to use, like chat, video, and peer recognition. Within six months of implementing Community, clients saw peer recognition increase by more than 500%. 

Paycor does not have employee recognition or collaboration features.

Employee Experience


Unmatched Flexibility 

Paylocity believes in providing a seamless experience no matter what systems you use. Our single platform provides end-to-end HR capabilities paired with flexibility to connect to other business systems. Our Marketplace offers integrations with 350+ complimentary business systems, and our open APIs provide even more flexibility.

Although Paycor has a marketplace, Paylocity offers nearly twice as many integrations.



Continuous Product Innovation

Because Paylocity has developed an end-to-end solution from the ground up, we continually enhance and expand our platform to meet your evolving needs. Demonstrating our commitment to solving today's and tomorrow’s HR challenges, we invest 10-15% annually in research and development.

Paylocity invests nearly 3x in R&D compared to Paycor, according to FY22 fiscal results. Paycor has relied on acquisitions and partnerships to fill some core HR needs rather than build their own solutions. 



Superior Service

Your success begins right from the start. We work to understand your company’s unique needs and tailor our easy-to-use solutions to deliver the performance you expect. 90% of calls are answered in a minute or less — so you can get the support you need to stay focused on your business.

Users rate Paylocity higher than Paycor for Quality of Support on G2.


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Product & Technology Awards

Software Advice Frontrunners 2022
G2 Top 100 Software Products
Hr Tech Awards
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