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The Best Payroll Systems to Integrate with NetSuite

January 25, 2023
Brett Ungashick
Founder

NetSuite is one of the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the market today. Most companies that are using NetSuite want to find an HRIS & Payroll system that can seamlessly integrate payroll data into NetSuite's accounting and general ledger components. Here are the systems that are best equipped to meet this need:

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 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.

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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.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Not included: Performance, Engagement
  • Price range: $19-26 PEPM

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2.) Paycor

Average Customer Size: 25-350 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: $17-23 PEPM

3.) Paycom

Average Customer Size: 50-500 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: $24-30 PEPM

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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: $19-25 PEPM

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5.) UKG Ready (formerly Kronos)

Average Customer Size: 200-5,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Kronos is well-known in the market for their workforce management tools (time collection, scheduling, workforce forecasting). These capabilities have served as the foundation for their HRIS platform which makes it highly effective for companies with large hourly workforces. The Kronos platform is often competitively priced an their support teams are broken out by industry, so the support you receive can be knowledgeable to your business.

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, ATS
  • Not included: Learning
  • Price range: $18-23 PEPM

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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: $20-26 PEPM

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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: $26-34 PEPM

9.) Ceridian

Average Customer Size: 250-10,000 employees

Vendor Snapshot: Ceridian’s platform is arguably the most powerful Core HR platform on the market. Their technology has been built on a single database and offers the most real-time data and highest accuracy in the space. They also offer a very comprehensive global payroll offering. For end users, Ceridian’s platform is straightforward and intuitive but not the most sleek and modern interface. In particular, the talent management module does not always deliver a new age user experience. Finally, one challenge with Ceridian is that their implementations can be slower and more costly than some of their peers

  • Modules offered: HRIS, Ben Admin, Payroll, Onboarding, Performance, Time & Attendance, Learning, ATS
  • Price range: $22-29 PEPM

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: $40-60 PEPM

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Brett Ungashick
Founder
Brett is the founder of OutSail. He spent the early part of his career selling HR software before switching sides and going to work for the people buying the software.

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