Like we said above, you won’t find anything too remarkable about Paycor’s payroll-only features. Beginning with the Basic plan (starting at $99 a month), all three of Paycor’s small-business payroll plans include automatic tax calculation and filing, direct deposit, employee self-service (including pay stub access), and a mobile app. You’ll also get limited reporting in an exportable PDF-only format, plus self-service wage garnishment and child support payments—automatic wage garnishment costs extra.
The Essentials plan (starting at $149 a month) includes a few HR-adjacent perks, namely PTO tracking and new hire onboarding, plus more thorough reporting. Honestly, though, most small-business payroll providers include all three of those features in their basic plans. And the same is true of the additional actions you get with the Complete plan (starting at $199 a month), which adds three more features:
- 401(k) retirement plan integration
- General ledger integration
- One-on-one HR support
Honestly, Paycor payroll’s main perk is its seamless integration with its optional HR services, which include the following:
- Benefits administration
- Centralized learning management system
- Recruiting, applicant tracking, and onboarding
- Time tracking, including timesheet integration
- Employee surveys and talent development
Each of these services cost extra, and you’ll have to contact Paycor directly to find out how much—pricing isn’t listed directly on the site.
If you have 40 or more employees, you can’t choose a standalone Paycor payroll service. Instead, you’ll need to choose a human capital management (HCM) solution for total people management, payroll included. You’ll select from the following options to build a payroll and HR package:
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) management and assistance
- Analytics and reporting
- Employee onboarding, recruiting, applicant tracking, and scheduling
- Employee career management and talent development
- Automatic wage garnishment
- Benefits administration
Paycor’s ACA Connect software is especially helpful for business owners who worry about open enrollment and IRS compliance. Its thorough people management helps you guide your employees through every step of their careers, from application to promotions.
However, Paycor doesn’t list the pricing for its mid-market solutions online. Instead, you’ll need to contact a Paycor representative directly for a quote. Unlike Paycor’s small-business payroll, its HCM solutions include a three-month free trial that we recommend you take advantage of.