Gusto

Gusto

(190)
4.2 out of 5 stars

Payroll, benefits, and HR made refreshingly easy.

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Gusto Features

Core HR
Organization Management

Organizes employees in an org structure that can be used throughout the application for reporting, permissions, etc.

88%
(Based on 24 reviews)
Time, Attendance, and PTO

Tracks time, attendance, paid time-off (PTO), sick time, schedules, and other workforce-related information.

84%
(Based on 20 reviews)
Expense Management

Contains functionality for employees to submit expenses reports and track reimbursments

72%
(Based on 10 reviews)
Salary Structures

Manages position descriptions and pay grades/structures for each role

91%
(Based on 21 reviews)
Compliance

Helps protect risk areas by ensuring compliance standards are met through tracking and reporting

87%
(Based on 22 reviews)
Benefits Administration

Enables employees to manage their benefit plans by viewing plans, make changes during open enrollement, and for life event changes. Employers can report and manage payroll deductions based on selected plan options

90%
(Based on 22 reviews)
Employee Self Service
Web Portal

Allows employees to access current and past pay stubs, W-2 forms, and additional salary information.

95%
(Based on 138 reviews)
Benefits Manager

Allows employees to answer or update questions pertaining to benefits and receive information about benefit providers.

91%
(Based on 73 reviews)
Mobile

Allows employees to view pay stub and W-2 information via a smartphone app or mobile optimized website.

84%
(Based on 60 reviews)
Benefits Administration Platform Features
Benefits Record Management

Track and manage employee benefits information and eligibility information within a centralized database.

92%
(Based on 30 reviews)
Enrollment Planning

Facilitate employee enrollment in health insurance plans during open enrollment and special enrollment periods. Make changes to benefits data in real time.

95%
(Based on 23 reviews)
Third-Party Carrier Integration

Access a unique marketplace of benefits products provided by third-party carriers. Select from pre-built bundles or customize your own bundles within the system to offer to your employees.

93%
(Based on 16 reviews)
Document Management

Store and organize on-boarding benefits documents such as I-9s, W-4s, W-9s, and other employee agreements.

92%
(Based on 27 reviews)
Total Compensation Statements

Prepare ad-hoc and historical total compensation statements for employees. Employees can access statements to find a comprehensive view of their compensation, including benefits, wages, and stock options.

94%
(Based on 26 reviews)
Self-Service Portal

Allow employees to log in and review the details of their employee benefits program elections 24/7 and make changes and enroll in benefits as required.

96%
(Based on 29 reviews)
Regulatory Compliance

Ensure compliance with federal and state benefits regulations, including the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

96%
(Based on 24 reviews)
Benefits Dashboards

An easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status and historical trends of benefits data to enable instantaneous and informed decisions to be made at a glance.

93%
(Based on 29 reviews)
Mobile Benefits Access

Provide access to employee benefits information including ID numbers, deductibles, in- and out-of-network costs, and more.

92%
(Based on 16 reviews)
Integrations / APIs

The platform can integrate with HR and payroll software to manage employee data such as new hires, general profiles, salary changes, benefit deductions, and terminations into a single system of record.

97%
(Based on 18 reviews)
Administration
Payroll Entry

Allows administrator to enter payroll for all employees based on salary or total hours worked.

93%
(Based on 117 reviews)
Time Off Accrual

Calculation and tracking of sick and vacation days.

87%
(Based on 72 reviews)
Direct Deposit

Automatically deposits paychecks into employees' bank accounts.

94%
(Based on 130 reviews)
Expense Reimbursement

Allows administrator to reimburse employees for business-related purchases.

89%
(Based on 63 reviews)
Pre-tax Deductions

Automatically deducts wages for health care, 401(k) plans, etc. from paychecks.

92%
(Based on 89 reviews)
Wage Garnishment

Allows administrator to set up for wage garnishments to be deducted automatically from employers' paychecks.

91%
(Based on 43 reviews)
Approvals

Administrator can submit payroll approval request and the approver can approve, deny, or re-assign it to the appropriate approver.

90%
(Based on 57 reviews)
Check/W-2 Printing

Allows administrators to print valid paychecks and W-2 forms.

89%
(Based on 76 reviews)
Check/W-2 Delivery

Sends printed checks to administrator to distribute to employees.

91%
(Based on 74 reviews)
Taxes
Tax Calculation

Calculates taxes due and may include resources or tools for federal and state tax compliance.

93%
(Based on 117 reviews)
Tax Filing

Files payroll tax forms automatically for federal, state, and local taxes.

88%
(Based on 110 reviews)
Automatic Tax Payment

Allows payroll vendor, via power of attorney, to make electronic payments of withheld taxes to government.

90%
(Based on 112 reviews)
Integration
API / Integration

Application Programming Interface - Specification for how the application communicates with other software. API's typically enable integration of data, logic, objects, etc with other software applications.

86%
(Based on 48 reviews)
Time Tracking Integration

Enables administrator to import hours from time tracking systems.

84%
(Based on 47 reviews)
Accounting Integration

Provides standard integration with third party accounting software.

85%
(Based on 66 reviews)
Core HR Integration

Provides standard integration with third party core HR software.

88%
(Based on 36 reviews)
Platform
Customization

Allows administrators to customize to accomodate their unique processes. Includes ability to create custom objects, fields, rules, calculations, and views.

71%
(Based on 16 reviews)
Integration APIs

Application Programming Interface - Specification for how the application communicates with other software. API's typically enable integration of data, logic, objects, etc with other software applications.

85%
(Based on 15 reviews)
Internationalization

Enables users to view and transact business with the same content in multiple languages and currencies.

n/a
User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

77%
(Based on 25 reviews)
Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond to an action they took.

85%
(Based on 26 reviews)
Mobile User Support

74%
(Based on 11 reviews)
Reporting

Enables reporting of all data contained within the system. Typically contains standard reports as well as the ability to create ad-hoc reports.

81%
(Based on 23 reviews)
Dashboards

An easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status and historical trends of an organization’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to enable instantaneous and informed decisions to be made at a glance

85%
(Based on 22 reviews)
Platform
Reporting and Dashboards

Access pre-built and custom reports and dashboards.

87%
(Based on 119 reviews)
User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

89%
(Based on 116 reviews)
Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond to an action they took.

94%
(Based on 131 reviews)
Scalability

Allows administrator to easily add employees and grow payroll process as their company grows.

91%
(Based on 105 reviews)