Find out which HR solution is best for your business, Zenefits or Rippling

Zenefits vs Rippling

Zenefits is a platform that your business can grow with, including natively built Time Tracking, Performance Management, Compensation Management, and Employee Engagement tools that you can add on when you’re ready. Rippling requires you to bring on additional vendors if you want to expand beyond core HR functionality.


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Zenefits takes a no-surprises approach to pricing, with a simple, subscription based pricing structure that protects you from hidden charges.
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With Zenefits, you’re in control from the start: you can log in to a trial account, check pricing, configure the platform that’s right for you, and even sign up right from the website. With Rippling, you need to fill out a form and talk to a salesperson just to get a price quote.

Employee experience

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Zenefits gives your employees control over their HR experience. Our intuitive, award-winning mobile app allows your employees to clock in, request PTO, access insurance cards, update benefits and even check the status of performance reviews. It’s all in one easy-to-use app.
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Zenefits is a comprehensive HR platform with robust functionality both in our web-based tools and on our mobile app. With Rippling you get only basic functionality on mobile and need to rely on 3rd party integrations if you want to expand to tools like Performance Management and Employee Engagement.


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With its simple, robust mobile app, Zenefits was built for the modern working world. No work arounds, no bridges, just a comprehensive, native HR, payroll, benefits and compliance system, all with a single login that eliminates the need for cumbersome file imports and exports.

Zenefits’ award-winning onboarding syncs automatically with other essential business applications, including Gmail, Salesforce and Slack.
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Zenefits provides turnkey solutions allowing you to manage HR, Payroll, and Benefits. Rippling is still closing gaps in their platform; for example, if you need employee benefits there are still dozens of states in which Rippling doesn’t have a broker to connect you with.


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Zenefits is mobile from the ground up, with an all-in-one system that simplifies HR, payroll, benefits and compliance—including time and attendance, scheduling, performance and supplementary benefits. Zenefits gives employees maximum control over their own HR and makes it easy for administrators to do the rest.
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Time Tracking? Performance Management? Compensation Management? Employee Engagement? With Zenefits, all of these are available and natively built. With Rippling, you’re forced to work with multiple partners to stitch together an “all in one” offering if you want to move beyond the basics.


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Contact our support team —by phone, email or chat—whenever you need help. We’re ready to help you solve the problem and get things moving again. Of course, the best thing is a system that just works, and our top priority is solving problems before they even get to you.
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At no cost, all Zenefits customers have access to compliance tools, the Zenefits help center, the dedicated Zenefits customer community, and email help support. As for Rippling’s HR Help Desk, you’ll need to pay extra if you want their HR support.


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With a simple, powerful mobile app, Zenefits lets your team access everything they need, everywhere they go.
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With the Zenefits mobile app, your modern mobile workforce can do all their HR tasks - not just the basics - whenever and wherever they are: track time, check pay stubs, view the company directory, access benefits information, set and manage goals, fill out performance reviews, and complete engagement surveys. With Rippling, all your employees get is the basics: time tracking, viewing pay stubs, and viewing the company directory.


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With intelligent deadline tracking from Zenefits Compliance Assistant, tax and COBRA support, and a fully integrated platform to reduce errors, Zenefits is built for compliance.
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The Zenefits HR Library compliance tool is available for free for all customers and compliance safeguards are built into workflows throughout the product, from on-boarding to time tracking. Rippling on the other hand offers no compliance tools in its Core HR offering, only providing support to customers who are willing to pay an additional fee for its HR Help Desk add on.
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  • Industry Non-profit
  • Location San Francisco
  • Customer since 2016
  • Employees 150
Paychex' process was weird, expensive and I couldn't run the reports we needed. By contrast, I felt so comfortable with the Zenefits process.
BZ Petroff
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  • Industry Technology
  • Location Indiana
  • Customer since 2018
  • Employees 5
We switched from a big, known player to Zenefits after six months. We saved four times the cost.
Ganesan Gandhieswaran
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  • Industry Tile Manufacturing
  • Location San Francisco
  • Customer since 2015
  • Employees 150
Historically, we've had ADP managing our payroll and Zenefits managing our people. Now Zenefits Payroll can fulfill all our needs, we're happy to have everything all in one place.
Eric Edelson