The Best Payroll Systems to Integrate with NetSuite

Top 5 HRIS for NetSuite integration include Rippling, Paycor, Paycom, Paylocity, and UKG Ready. Build your own comparisons of these vendors on OutSail.

Brett Ungashick
OutSail HRIS Advisor
July 4, 2023
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OutSail works with hundreds of businesses each year helping them buy new HRIS systems. Often a big priority in the software buying process is: finding a system that can integrate with their existing accounting / general ledger software.

Since NetSuite is one of the leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the mid-market, this is often the system that our clients want to see an integration with.

In this article, you can learn about the 10 most popular payroll systems for integrating with NetSuite.

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1.) Rippling

Average Customer Size: 25-300 employees

Vendor Snapshot: If you’re looking for the most advanced technology in the HR space, Rippling is a really interesting choice. Rippling can integrate with just about any of your existing tools, while drastically simplifying your onboarding, payroll and ben admin experience. A few drawbacks with Rippling are their limited functionality (limited timekeeping and no performance or learning) and the uncertainty around the platform’s scalability. Finally, Rippling’s founding team’s track record with Zenefits is another thing to keep in mind. See a demo of Rippling

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS, Performance, Engagement
  • Not included: Learming (limited)
  • Price range: $21-29 PEPM

2.) Paycor

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paycor offers a full suite of HR tools that can help manage the entire employee lifecycle from hire to retire. Like many HCM companies, Paycor began as a payroll tool, but unlike many of their peers, they also have strong capabilities in performance and recruiting too, due to their acquisitions. Their ATS is one of the strongest ATS natively available in an HRIS. Some challenges with Paycor are that their system isn’t fully unified which can lead to an inconsistent user experience and delays in real-time data for reporting. Additionally, Paycor has traditionally been more of a small business solution so the product is a bit lean in some areas (such as compensation), but they are hoping to move up-market by acquiring 3rd party tools and making an investment in customer success.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $19-26 PEPM

3.) Paycom

Average Customer Size: 50-750 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paycom is one of the most integrated payroll systems . They offer a modern-feeling platform that can make end users comfortable on their own, while still being robust enough to support most HR needs. The platform can be implemented quickly and they have a strong product roadmap for the future of their platform. The biggest drawbacks with Paycom are that their integration capabilities are fairly basic and, although Paycom provides direct support, it is not always the most experienced. Additionally, their pricing is higher than most of their peers and also less predictable due to their billing model

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $24-34 PEPM

4.) Paylocity

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Paylocity is a strong platform for mid-sized companies. They have become known for their strong Core HR offering, but have continued to build new functionality to layer on top of the core. Paylocity also continues to make strategic investments to become more global, more integration friendly and more user friendly. The biggest drawbacks with Paylocity are: (1) support, as their implementations have gotten very poor reviews of late and (2) admin experience, which can be choppy for users, especially when Paylocity opts to use 3rd parties for benefits and time.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $22-32 PEPM

Get the Full Picture: Want more details on these HRIS options? Dive deeper into features, pricing, and user reviews in our comprehensive HRIS Marketplace.

5.) UKG Ready (formerly Kronos)

Average Customer Size: 150-2,500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: UKG Ready used to be known as Kronos Workforce Ready. UKG Ready is a scalable and unified HRIS platform that works especially well for companies that have large hourly workforces, due to Kronos' historical success in Workforce Management. UKG provides their own layer of proactive and knowledgeable support on top of the product's capabilities.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, ATS
  • Not included: Learning
  • Price range: $22-29 PEPM

6.) ADP Workforce Now

Average Customer Size: 50-2,500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: ADP is one of the most well-known payroll solutions and many buyers find it to be a safe choice. ADP often does well with core HR (payroll, ben admin, and time & attendance), and they are one of the few companies that can fully outsource things like payroll & benefits. ADP, unfortunately, is known to have below average customer support. Also, due to the structure of the system, users find they don’t have a great deal of control over how processes are set-up and how integrations work. This can lead users to being forced to adopt ADP’s processes and workflows.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $19-26 PEPM

7.) PrimePay

Average Customer Size: 50-500 employees

Vendor Snapshot: PrimePay is a support–driven organization that can offer a support model with fewer layers and more personalization. PrimePay acquired SyncHR’s HRIS platform in 2021 and can offer a modern architecture that is flexible and open to integrations. SyncHR's technology is especially dynamic around org charts, reporting and budgeting. The platform covers the entire lifecycle, but some of the system is provided by 3rd parties, rather than being fully built internally.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, ATS
  • Price Range: $19-25 PEPM


8.) UKG Pro (formerly UltiPro)

Average Customer Size: 250-10,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: UKG has a long track record of delivering smart automations to complex, global companies. They offer a robust, highly capable and reliable HCM platform that can scale with any organization's growth. Despite being a full featured system, UKG’s user interface is still accessible and intuitive for admins and employees alike. A few drawbacks with UKG are that the system’s back-end isn’t as modern as their peers and some of their modules are provided by 3rd parties. Additionally, while the merger with Kronos is going smooth, there are additional questions to be asked during evaluations to get comfortable with those changes

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $28-38 PEPM

9.) Dayforce (formerly Ceridian)

Price range: $22-31 PEPM

Average Customer Size: 250-10,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Ceridian Dayforce offers arguably the most powerful Core HR engine on the market. Their technology has been built on a single database, and the close integration of payroll, time and benefits delivers some of the most real-time data insights and accuracy in the industry.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS

10.) Workday

Average Customer Size: 1,000+ employees

Vendor Snapshot: Workday offers a single database solution that is configurable to any organization’s needs and user friendly for employees. When they do acquire companies, they translate the new code into the existing code base to keep the back-end databases and front-end user experiences uniform. Workday also spends a huge sum on R&D and is on the leading edge with AI and 3rd party integrations

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $34-42 PEPM
FAQs
1. Why is it important for payroll systems to integrate with NetSuite?

Integrating payroll systems with NetSuite, a leading ERP system, streamlines data management and ensures accuracy in financial reporting. It enables seamless transfer of employee data, payroll information, and financial transactions between the HR and finance departments, eliminating manual data entry and reducing errors.

2. What are the benefits of using Rippling for payroll integration with NetSuite?

Rippling offers advanced technology that simplifies HR processes, including payroll, while providing seamless integration with NetSuite. It can integrate with existing tools, offers robust modules like HRIS, Ben Admin, and Onboarding, and provides a user-friendly experience for both administrators and employees.

3. How does Paycor facilitate payroll integration with NetSuite?

Paycor offers a comprehensive suite of HR tools, including payroll, that can seamlessly integrate with NetSuite. With strong capabilities in performance management and recruiting, Paycor ensures efficient data transfer and real-time reporting, although some users may experience inconsistencies in user experience due to the system's lack of full unity.

4. What makes Paycom a top choice for payroll integration with NetSuite?

Paycom stands out for its modern platform and robust HR functionalities, making it a preferred option for integration with NetSuite. While its integration capabilities may be basic compared to other platforms, Paycom's fast implementation process and strong product roadmap ensure a smooth integration experience.

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Brett Ungashick
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Brett Ungashick, the friendly face behind OutSail, started his career at LinkedIn, selling HR software. This experience sparked an idea, leading him to create OutSail in 2018. Based in Denver, OutSail simplifies the HR software selection process, and Brett's hands-on approach has already helped over 1,000 companies, including SalesLoft, Hudl and DoorDash. He's a go-to guy for all things HR Tech, supporting companies in every industry and across 20+ countries. When he's not demystifying HR tech, you'll find Brett enjoying a round of golf or skiing down Colorado's slopes, always happy to chat about work or play.

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