Check | January 25, 2024
Novo, the powerfully simple® financial solutions platform for small businesses, announced Novo Payroll. Working with Check, the leading payroll infrastructure company that pioneered the ability for platforms to embed payroll into their products, Novo has launched a payroll solution that is fully integrated into Novo’s platform of small business banking, budgeting, and working capital solutions, enabling small businesses to manage their finances from a single platform.
“Traditional small business payroll solutions consist of standalone applications characterized by high fees, burdensome cash-on-hand requirements, and either clunky or non-existent integrations between payroll and business bank accounts,” said Michael Rangel, founder and CEO of Novo. “In collaboration with Check, we built a payroll solution that simplifies and speeds up the process of paying small business employees."
Novo leveraged Check’s embedded payroll API to build Novo Payroll. With coverage in all 50 states, Novo Payroll streamlines the entire payroll process, from calculating wages to facilitating direct deposits and managing tax withholdings. This provides businesses with a comprehensive payroll solution that not only reduces administrative burdens but also ensures accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards.
Novo has conducted a beta of Novo Payroll, and will make the product available to Novo’s more than 200,000 small business customers in the coming weeks. Key features of Novo Payroll include
Affordable, flat-rate pricing: Unlike other payroll platforms where individuals have to pay extra for a range of features, Novo offers all of its essential features — including state and tax filings, end of year reports, and more — at $35 per month plus a small fee per worker.
Working capital for payroll: Small businesses who may need additional funds for a payroll cycle can apply for Novo Funding, a fast and flexible way to access working capital that’s available exclusively to Novo customers. Once approved for Novo Funding, customers can use the capital in minutes.
Next day payments: With Novo Payroll, recipients can opt in to receive their paychecks the day after payroll is processed at no additional charge. Instead of needing the necessary payroll funds days in advance, small business owners simply need to have funds available the day of payroll processing.
Built-in accounting and budgeting tools: Since Novo Payroll is fully embedded into the Novo platform, customers can seamlessly set aside funds for payroll, taxes, savings, and more using Novo Reserves.
Single- and multi-state payroll: Novo Payroll automates state tax filings for small businesses that have employees in a single state, as well as in multiple states.
Human-powered customer service: Novo Payroll customers have access to a range of resources to assist with payroll questions, including the option to call a Novo Payroll expert.
“We founded Check with the goal of making payroll easier for as many small businesses as possible. By partnering with Novo, we’re able to reach an even broader set of businesses, giving them the tools they need to save time and money on what is all-too-often a cumbersome task,” said Andrew Brown, co-founder and CEO of Check. “Novo has already burnished its credentials as a leading provider of financial services for small businesses. By embedding Check’s payroll, Novo is able to provide a one-stop-shop for small business financial needs.”
Novo Payroll is the latest in a series of products Novo has built for its small business financial solutions platform. Recently, Novo announced a range of updates to Novo Invoices, the company’s free invoicing application that small businesses have used to receive more than $500 million in payments. Novo also announced Novo Funding, offering small businesses a fast and flexible way to access working capital.
Novo Platform, Inc. (“Novo”) is the powerfully simple financial platform for small businesses.
Check is the leading payroll platform that pioneered the ability for companies to differentiate and open up new revenue streams by embedding payroll into their platforms. Historically, complex regulatory structures stagnated payroll innovation, making it harder for businesses to create their own payroll offerings. By building on Check’s best in class infrastructure, flexible API, and deep expertise, platforms can launch profitable payroll businesses much faster, and with little overhead or administrative burden.
Since Check’s public launch in January 2021, leading vertical SaaS companies and large scale workforce management horizontal platforms have built successful payroll businesses on its infrastructure. Check’s partners collectively serve more than 250,000 businesses and over 4 million employees. Check is backed by Stripe, Thrive Capital, Index Ventures, and Bedrock.
When I Work | January 08, 2024
When I Work, a market leader in shift-based workforce management software used by more than 200,000 workplaces worldwide, is excited to announce its new product, When I Work Payroll. When I Work Payroll is designed to make it incredibly easy for small businesses to run payroll. Because the employee schedule and time tracking data are on the same platform with payroll, businesses can pay their hourly workers quickly, with a single click. There's no data entry or uploading timesheets, so there's less chance for errors, letting small business owners spend time on their customers, instead of being stuck in the back office.
"It's been great to have all of our scheduling and payroll information in one place. We don't have to verify numbers in two places anymore—we're able to verify and run payroll in 10 minutes now," said Tim Hogg, owner of Tressia, a popular North Carolina restaurant.
Payroll from When I Work is comprehensive. Your employees track their time by clocking in and out of the mobile app and our payroll software calculates all the data in real time, including hours, breaks, overtime, and paid time off. When I Work automates payments and tax filings to make everything transparent. Employees can update their own payroll forms and personal information through the app. The system automatically handles taxes and sends direct deposits. When I Work also files your payroll taxes with the IRS.
"We consistently hear stories from small business owners about the countless hours they spend manually syncing and reconciling errors between systems," said Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Chief Product Officer at When I Work. "Our customers want an easier alternative to legacy payroll software, and they have a long history of trust with us, so we created Payroll for them. Now our small business customers can focus their valuable time on what they do best—building their teams and running their business."
About When I Work
When I Work is a market leader in shift-based workforce management software and delivers a powerful, employee-first experience that creates happier and more productive teams. Trusted by more than 200,000 workplaces worldwide, When I Work puts scheduling and collaboration at the center of workplace operations and brings empathy, agility, and consumer simplicity to the small business workplace.
Factorial | December 18, 2023
Factorial, a leading provider of human resources software solutions, announced its partnership with Cimplx, a provider of human resources and Affordable Care Act (ACA) cloud-based compliance solutions. The pair joins forces to provide a comprehensive suite of payroll and benefits management services to their HR customers via Factorial's unified platform.
According to Factorial Co-Founder and CEO, Jordi Romero, "We are excited about our partnership with Cimplx, as it enables us to offer our customers a comprehensive, integrated solution that handles employee data, time tracking, deductions, payroll, and benefits management. We aim to empower businesses with the tools they need to navigate the complexities of HR and compliance effortlessly."
The integration allows all data collected in the platform to automatically inform employee payroll, including time tracking, and ensures accurate compensation. Additionally, it secures employee data, such as bank details, tax deductions, and salary information, as well as supplements and deductions, such as bonus allocations, expense reimbursements, and benefits deductions.
Factorial and Cimplx shared the key benefits of their integrated solution
Compliance and Security : Achieve payroll accuracy with real-time tax regulations, mitigating risks associated with errors. Enhance data security with robust features, ensuring sensitive employee information remains secure and compliant with privacy regulations.
Time Efficiency : Save time by automating manual payroll tasks and empower your workforce with self-service options, reducing the workload and fostering employee independence.
Customization : Enjoy an integrated approach to human capital management and tailor solutions to your unique needs, eliminating the constraints of one-size-fits-all solutions.
Industry Expertise : Gain valuable insights into payroll costs, trends, and compliance metrics through our team's industry expertise, including certified payroll professionals and experienced benefits administration enrollment services.
"We recognize the evolving needs of businesses in managing their workforce. Teaming up with Factorial allows us to offer a holistic solution that combines our expertise in compliance with their advanced HR platform," said Stephen Schram, COO and President of Cimplx.
Founded in 2016, Factorial offers people-centric solutions for HR teams, automating processes so they have more time to dedicate to the people within their organization. With over 75,000 users across 65+ countries, Factorial serves clients such as KFC, Booking.com, and Whisbi. Factorial became Europe's newest Unicorn in 2022 following a Series C investment round.
SoftwareReviews | December 11, 2023
SoftwareReviews, a division of Info-Tech Research Group and a leading source for insights on the software provider landscape, has revealed its new 2023 Human Capital Management (HCM) Data Quadrant Report, highlighting the top nine HCM solutions in the enterprise and midmarket spaces for the year.
Adopting HCM software is essential for organizations, particularly as they focus more on attracting, keeping, and engaging their workforce. This software consolidates key HR functions such as storing employee information, managing payroll, recruiting, administering benefits, and more. By using HCM software, organizations can manage their employees more effectively, optimize HR service access, encourage learning and development, and improve employee engagement to develop a workforce that is both productive and content.
"The case for investment in HCM technology has never been stronger, but the market has also never been more complex to navigate. New vendors with exciting new technology are entering the market, and established players are consolidating, creating a constantly evolving landscape," says Lisa Highfield, principal research director at Info-Tech Research Group and McLean & Company. "As such, it's more important than ever for software buyers to carefully and thoroughly explore the HCM landscape to find the vendor and technology that best fits their strategic priorities."
To assist organizational leaders in deciding which HCM system aligns best with their strategies for retaining talent and fulfilling business requirements, SoftwareReviews has pinpointed the leading providers in the human capital management category. The top providers are ranked based on insights from verified survey data collected from 2,235 end-user reviews and high scores on SoftwareReviews' Data Quadrant.
The 2023 Enterprise Human Capital Management Software Gold Medalists are as follows
Workday HCM, 8.5 CS, ranked high for employee record.
UKG Pro, 8.5 CS, ranked high for availability and quality of training.
Ceridian Dayforce, 8.4 CS, ranked high for payroll administration.
The 2023 Midmarket Human Capital Management Software Gold Medalists are as follows
Rippling, 9.1 CS, ranked high for usability and intuitiveness.
Gusto, 9.1 CS, ranked high for business value creation.
BambooHR, 8.9 CS, ranked high for ease of implementation.
isolved People Cloud, 8.4 CS, ranked high for employee record.
Humi, 8.3 CS, ranked high for vendor support.
Zenefits, 8.2 CS, ranked high for the quality of features.
User assessments of software categories on SoftwareReviews provide an accurate and detailed view of the constantly changing market. SoftwareReviews' reports are informed by data from users and IT professionals who have intimate experience with the software throughout the procurement, implementation, and maintenance processes.
SoftwareReviews empowers organizations with the best data, insights, and advice to improve the software buying and selling experience.
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