Zenefits is a comprehensive, web-based, free HRIS system that manages all HR, payroll, time-tracking, and benefits processes from a single online dashboard. HR processes are deeply integrated, so that changes made to one aspect of HR information automatically initiate changes to all relevant information. Companies can choose from among Zenefits’ solutions, including benefits administration, onboarding, core HR, employee scheduling, and more to best fit company needs and processes.
Zenefits software can help your company to automate and connect all HR, payroll, and benefits systems by either providing solutions or integrating with currently used processes. Zenefits can help your company save money by switching from solutions that require monthly fees to this completely free solution. Solutions are paid for by the health insurance carrier, including the cost of developing, maintaining, and supporting the solution.
Zenefits software makes recruiting and onboarding simple and fast for both employers and employee candidates. Employee candidates’ information is stored and displayed in one place, with prompts for required information such as I-9s, W-4s, and bank and tax information, as well as field population assistance that make it easy for managers to onboard after hiring decisions have been made. Employees themselves help with the onboarding process, going through prompts such as signing their offer letter and updating personal information through the self-service portal.
Zenefits self-service portal is attractive, intuitive, and comprehensive. Employees can completely manage benefit options, print insurance cards, track stock options, and easily update information as needed when life changes (such as babies or marriage) occur or during open enrollment periods-boosting employee morale and contentment. Employees can also update bank and deposit information, view pay stubs, and add and view vacation and time off requests, saving managers and HR professionals’ time while decreasing the likelihood of errors and miscommunications.
Zenefits software allows you to access up-to-the-minute data from all of your systems, customizing and printing reports as needed with just a few clicks. This makes it easy to meet compliance requirements, clarifying ACA, EEO, sexual harassment training, and COBRA administration needs and providing automated employee alerts to help you better manage these complex issues while avoiding errors. The comprehensive reporting allowed by Zenefits software can also increase visibility across the organization, allowing managers to view data from multiple locations and departments in one place for fact based decision making.
Zenefits payroll solution can be set up to automatically process a recurring pay run based on the information you enter. The smart system adds new hires to payroll as you add them to your HR system, even calculating their deductions. As you make changes to employee information such as promotions and changes in filing status, the payroll system recognizes the changes that need to be made to payroll runs and intelligently updates where necessary.
All changes and payroll information can be viewed along with the reason for the changes and the date the changes were made. If greater control is needed over payroll to customize deductions and earnings, payroll can be upgraded to pro for just a few dollars per employee per month. If you wish to keep your current payroll provider, you can easily integrate your system with the rest of Zenefits solutions and still enjoy many of the options that come standard with Zenefits Payroll.
|Ratings||Zenefits||Competitors Average||Best in category|
|Ease of Use||Vista|
|Value for the money||WorkforceTHRIVE HCM|
Ease of use. Great mobile app. Hiring and onboarding. Benefits management. Super easy payroll.Cons
Does not work well with international employees - YET - but they are working on it.
Ease of use and integration of all aspects of HR. Payroll, benefits and 401k. The value of this software is 2nd to noneCons
Reports are a little difficult to differentiate
Great features, all-in-one HR and payroll suite, and very easy to use.Cons
Would have preferred a dedicated customer service representative, but I'm not complaining since they always get back to us if there is a question
The beautiful user interface, ease of customization, and great new hire onboardingCons
It is always tough to switch vendors but Zenefits has a solid transition team to get you up to speed.
It makes it super simple to add and employee, have their W4 info at hand and secure. It has changed we have transitioned from a huge 30-60 page binder per employee to an easy to read and easy to control platform it has been a game changer.Cons
I guess perhaps, wanting some integrations with other apps like Monday.com that we use quite often, and it's not a Con per say just something that I would like to see.
Ease of use, easy implementation, cost-savings, user-friendly interface, mobility, innovative approach to HRISCons
Customer support could be better; there used to be a premium package but wait times have been long.
The ease of use and it is very user friendly. I can access any information I need without any hassle.Cons
Sometimes it's difficult to find the W-2 forms at the end of the year to prepare the Income Taz return
Streamlined our business and made what was a fairly convoluted way of doing things so much faster and easier!Cons
I'm a fan of using it - really no downside. Would be great to integrate org chart capabilities.
Zenefits has been extremely helpful for our small Business. We recently switched to Zenefits from another provider and are super impressed with the platform. As a small business, we certainly benefit from having Zenefits as a platform that can do it all. Not only are we able to get everything done in the same place, but it's extremely simple and quick. Zenefits also has great online resources that help answer all my questions, which make it so that I rarely have to call their customer service. When I do call though, the representatives are super pleasant and quick to respond to any questions, which is great. Overall I highly recommend Zenefits for any business large or small, they are great!Cons
While we're pretty new to Zenefits, we have not discovered anything we dislike about the software. Everything from the customer service to the platform itself has exceeded our expectations!
Quick and helpful support. They are available via chat or phone call and work quickly to resolve any setbacks or questions we might have.Cons
Some user interface features in the Time & Attendance tab can be improved - it sometimes lags.
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