About Paycor

Paycor is an all-in-one, cloud-based human resources (HR) platform which includes tools for managing recruiting, onboarding, employee records, time & attendance, benefits, payroll, tax compliance, and more. Solutions are available for small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, and nonprofit organizations.

Paycor allows users to create recurring employee schedules, control labor distribution and costs, and manage any exceptions, such as unapproved time cards and overtime alerts. Multiple time tracking methods are supported, including biometric readers, badge terminals, web browser time clocks, and mobile punching from employees’ smartphones. Employees can also view their schedules and request time off from their phone or web browser, and managers are given access to vacation and sick leave balances when approving requests.

Paycor’s payroll software includes tools for managing tax calculations and filing, 401 (k) data, workers’ compensation, pay stubs, W-2s, and 1099s, electronic child support payments, and more. Employees can login to update their contact, tax, and direct deposit details, with administrators notified automatically. The HR and benefits administration solution enables online open enrollment or a range of employee benefits, performance review management, and company document sharing, and also includes a library of HR document templates.

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Key benefits of Paycor

• Mobile punching allows employees to clock in and out using their phones, and a range of time clocks can be integrated with the system, with support for biometric readers, badge terminals, telephone, and web browser clocking.

• Employee performance can be managed, with users able to create and conduct performance reviews, manage transfers, and track promotions.

• The employee self-service portal allows employees to request time off, new hires to upload their information before onboarding, and administrators to communicate important news with employees.

• Paycor’s applicant tracking system allows users to view analytics and status changes in real-time, with configurable workflows and approval routing.

• Charts and reports can be generated to give insight into historical labor trends, total compensation per month, employees paid per month, compensation by department, and average length of service, and users can also schedule reports to run automatically.


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Pricing starting from:


  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Total features of Paycor: 147

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 360 Degree Feedback Software
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACA Reporting
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Tracking Software
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Background Screening
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Biometrics
  • Boolean Search
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Career Development
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Historical Reporting
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Incident Management Software
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Labor Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management Software
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Succession Planning Software
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management Software



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Keith P.
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  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

We are a 1,200 person company with many global offices. Newton was a perfect fit for our needs.

Reviewed on 06/04/2018

Recruiters now have more time to seek optimal candidates as they need less time in the platform to...

Recruiters now have more time to seek optimal candidates as they need less time in the platform to post jobs, schedule interviews, interact with hiring managers, etc. Newton does a great job in blasting out our job postings to the various job boards and tracks where our leads are coming from. Our job seekers have a much easier time with applying for jobs and since our business hires at over 40 locations internationally, having a simple job application process is key for getting applicants who do not speak English as a first language. The job listing integrates seamlessly into our company web site. All good!


Our previous job posting and applicant tracking system was quite old and the user experience for both recruiters and applicants was far from ideal. Newton greatly simplified the job posting process by integrating with Outlook for interview scheduling, allowing mobile feedback from hiring managers (so that they did not need to enter the platform if they did not want to), and having dashboards which quickly showed status of jobs for the recruiters. The application process for job seekers was fast and easy, resulting in our receiving far more applicants per job than the previous tool. Overall, Newton was a perfect fit for our needs as it allowed our recruiters to focus more on seeking candidates (since entering jobs was much easier) and we are getting more/better candidates given the expanded reach and ease of use that Newton provides our job seekers.


The main thing that we did not like was that the analytics dashboards and tracking were all Flash-based, but that was updated in the most recent platform update, so now our recruiters do not have to worry about Flash plug-in issues. Otherwise, we are quite happy with Newton.

Heather C.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great payroll software

Reviewed on 25/05/2021

I used Paycor for two years for payroll and time reporting. The system did very well. I would have...

I used Paycor for two years for payroll and time reporting. The system did very well. I would have stayed with them if their HRIS was better.


The time and attendance and payroll functionalities are fantastic. Easy to use for both admins and employees. Robust reporting features. Employee profiles easy to use. Able to track 401k loans by setting goals.


HRIS features were not as robust as other platforms. Document storage was a big downfall as uploads were only saved by date of upload. No customization at all. There was no ability to create electronic workflows for setting up/terminating access when multiple roles (HR, IT, Payroll, etc.) had parts to play in the process.
My other dislike was my rep changed multiple times and I was not informed of the change. I would send emails with no response; finally call customer service (which took up to 2 hours to reach someone) and then to be told my rep changed.

Sara V.
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  • Industry: Medical Practice
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Mostly positive experience with NimbleSchedule

Reviewed on 15/10/2015


In general, I am very happy with this product as the person putting together the schedules!
It is easy to see when requests are put in, and it is nice that our nurses can easily pick up shifts and we do not have to deal as much with filling in open shifts.
It is very helpful that we cannot double book an employee - I'm sure that has saved me countless times.
I have had a good experience with Nimble for the most part.


Occasionally when our employees look at the month view of their schedule, the program switches days and patient accounts. This is the biggest flaw we have encountered.
It is also sometimes a pain to enter shift times, though that is becoming less of a hassle as I am becoming more comfortable with the program.
On holidays, it is great that they are all entered so we cannot forget what day the holidays are, but I have found that the system also blocks out all employees as "unavailable" on every holiday. This has caused some confusion and made those days a little bit harder to deal with.
I have also noticed that it is possible to double book a shift - something that we have to watch for closely but it is also helpful when we are setting up mentor shifts where we actually intentionally double book!
One last thing - it is hard (depending on account label colors) to print visible calendars.

Matthew Q.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Valuable Time Keeping Tool and HR Tool

Reviewed on 16/06/2021

I have enjoyed using this software compared to my previous digital timeclock in state government....

I have enjoyed using this software compared to my previous digital timeclock in state government. That system was advanced, but too advanced. You almost needed a degree in HR management to use it. This is far more intuitive and easy to use. And it's accurate for tracking a plethora of reports.


Of the various time keeping methods I've been exposed too (from timeclocks to computer entry) in the last 30 years, this has been the most advanced system I have ever used. It also been one of the easiest to use. I have found no better system to input time or track my leave. The interface is intuitive and lets you do a variety things such as print your check stub.


Unfortunately, it is most accurate for time punching when you use a hard wired connection. I have found in several instances, that the time punch stays pending or finally records the punch an hour later when using Wi-Fi or mobile data (a phone). One our employees has had trouble from day one recording her time. We're not sure why.

Danielle N.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Stuck with disappointment

Reviewed on 24/06/2020

I am very torn. I do like the system and feel like there are a lot of functions to take advantage...

I am very torn. I do like the system and feel like there are a lot of functions to take advantage of, however because the customer service is so poor I can not get help to utilize them to the full extent. Also I am disgusted by their billing department, I don't understand why I cannot get answers on what I am expected to pay for and why it changes each week.

I honestly want to look for something different, but I feel stuck since we just went through the transfer last year. I have 150 employees and I don't want to put them through another change so quickly. I would change if I could and I would not recommend this to anyone.

This is my last hope to try to get someone's attention, 4 months ago I expressed all my frustration with the sales people and was hopeful for some change, but nothing has changed.


I really like the payroll function of the software, it is very easy to set up and run payroll. Also the user side of things is very simple and available in Spanish.


Billing is inconsistent and uninformative, you ask questions and cannot get a direct or clear answer, I think it is very fair to be asking what I am paying for. Which then leads to the other worst function for this company which is customer service, I have been working on a billing question about delivery fees for over a month now, I have now had to ask 3 different people which include the sales people that sold me on Paycor.

I have been working on getting a user simple access to review our time cards and it is taking 3 weeks now. I called the support team, they told me it was fixed (it was not). I then created a case number by reaching out to through their support email, a week later I had to follow up with another phone call and they told me they had not even started working on this, so I had to sit on the phone for an hour while they worked on it.

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