Compare Ascentis and Gusto - Jan 2023

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jan 28, 2023

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Ascentis or Gusto?

Ascentis is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Gusto, and Gusto is rated higher (99/100) than Ascentis (93/100). Ascentis offers users more features (15) than Gusto (9).

Looking for the right Payroll solution for your business? Buyers are primarily concerned about the real total cost of implementation (TCO), the full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, and the pros and cons. In this article we compare between the two software products:

Ascentis Software Corporation Vs. Gusto

Ascentis Software Corporation: Ascentis offers a comprehensive suite of on-demand HRIS/HRMS HR software, employee self-service, online payroll, applicant tracking system, and time and attendance software solutions. Our HRIS software/ HR management software, online payroll services, recruiting software, and online timesheet products are easy to set up, use, and are fully backed b...

Gusto: Gusto was started in 2011 by best friends Josh, Tomer and Eddie to help every business in the world put people first. In 2015, we expanded our payroll service to all 50 states and opened a new office in Denver. We changed our name from ZenPayroll to Gusto to celebrate our customers' courage and passion. We also added health benefits and compliance ...

Who is more expensive? Ascentis or Gusto HR?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Payroll software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance and support and other related services. When calculating the TCO, it's important to add all of these ”hidden costs” as well. We prepared a TCO (Total Cost) calculator for Ascentis and Gusto HR.

Ascentis price starts at $5.40 per user/month , On a scale between 1 to 10 Ascentis HR is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Payroll software. Gusto HR price starts at $39 per month , When comparing Gusto HR to its competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average Payroll software cost.

Bottom line: Ascentis cost is around the same cost of Gusto HR.

Which software includes more/better features?

We've compared Ascentis Vs. Gusto based on some of the most important and required Payroll features.

Ascentis: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: Benefits Administration, Employee Self-Service, HR Management, LMS, Payroll, Performance Record, Recruiting, Software Customization.

Gusto HR: Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Onboarding, Workforce Management, Benefits Administration.

Target customer size

Ascentis HR is intended for mid-sized companies counting between 100 to 2500 workers. and Gusto HR's target customer size include: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Ascentis

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $5.40 per user/month

Ascentist HR is a cloud-based software designed to help businesses in the USA to manage their operations. The software is designed to work well in small-sized businesses, medium-sized businesses, and large-size...

Categories: Applicant Sources & Marketplace, Applicant Tracking, Attendance Tracking, Benefits Administration.

Gusto

ITQlick rating
(4.7/5)

starts at $39 per month

A well-supported team is the key to a successful business. With Gusto easy-to-use platform, you can empower your people and push your business forward.

Categories: Check Printing, Performance Management, Document Management, Human Resources, Applicant Tracking.

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Ascentis: 15 Features

Benefits Administration
Employee Self-Service
HR Management
LMS
Payroll
Performance Record
Recruiting
Software Customization
Timesheet
Applicant Tracking
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Mobile Access
Recruiting Management
Resume Database

Gusto HR: 9 Features

Payroll
Human Resources
Employee Onboarding
Workforce Management
Benefits Administration
Applicant Tracking
Compliant With HIPAA
Business tax
Task Management
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Ascentis
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
5.8/10
License pricing
$5.40 per user/month
Functionality
32
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Gusto
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$39 per month
Functionality
20
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ADP RUN
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$59 per employee/month + $4 per employee
Functionality
18
SurePayroll
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$29.99 per month
Functionality
5
Optimum ...
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$10,000 per license
Functionality
14

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Shlomi Lavi is an entrepreneur and founder of ITQlick.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 17 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant and implementation expert for small, medium and large-sized (global) companies. Shlomi’s goal is to share the best knowledge and news about information systems so you can make smarter buying decisions for your business.