Compare Zenefits and Gusto - Jan 2023

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jan 28, 2023

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Zenefits or Gusto?

Gusto is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Zenefits, and Gusto is rated higher (99/100) than Zenefits (93/100). Zenefits offers users more features (10) than Gusto (9).

Looking for the right Human Resources 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:

Zenefits Vs. Gusto

Zenefits : Zenefits is redefining the way companies manage their mission critical HR systems, like payroll and benefits. A customer-centric company, we’re chock full of awesome people who are passionate about our product and the 5,000+ employees who use it.

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? Zenefits or Gusto HR?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Human Resources 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 Zenefits and Gusto HR.

Zenefits price starts at $8 per employee/month , On a scale between 1 to 10 Zenefits is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Human Resources 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 Human Resources software cost.

Bottom line: Gusto HR is more expensive than Zenefits.

Which software includes more/better features?

We've compared Zenefits Vs. Gusto based on some of the most important and required Human Resources features.

Zenefits: Benefits Administration, Employee Self-Service, HR Management, Payroll, Performance Record, Software Customization, Timesheet, Absence Management.

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

Target customer size

Zenefits is perfect for small and mid-sized companies that are looking for a complete HR solution. and Gusto HR's target customer size include: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Zenefits

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $8 per employee/month

Zenefits is a human resource management software that offers benefits administration, payroll management and compliance features in one single solution. If you are already using benefits or payroll software, yo...

Categories: Self-Service Portal, Product Lifecycle Management, Human Resources, Applicant Tracking.

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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Zenefits: 10 Features

Benefits Administration
Employee Self-Service
HR Management
Payroll
Performance Record
Software Customization
Timesheet
Absence Management
Employee Time Clock
FMLA Tracking

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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Zenefits
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$8 per employee/month
Functionality
31
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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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Workforc...
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$6 per employee/month
Functionality
32
Workday ...
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
10/10
License pricing
$45 per employee/month
Functionality
3
APS
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$50 per month
Functionality
13
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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.