Gusto vs Zenefits


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Gusto
Payroll, benefits and compliance designed with love. Run payroll in 1 minute on your phone. Pay taxes automatically. Make payday a celebration for everyone on your team. We'll help you pick a health plan that's just right for your team. Then we'll automate deductions, so you don't have to think about them.
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Zenefits
Benefits. Payroll. HR. All online, all in one place—free. Already have payroll or benefits? Connect them with Zenefits in seconds. Need benefits or payroll? We'll give you quotes and set you up. You and your employees get free access to our in-house insurance, payroll, and HR specialists. Call or email any time. No problem is too big, no question is too small.
Comparing Gusto vs Zenefits is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Zenefits has more user-friendly interface than Gusto because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Zenefits is more popular than Gusto

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Zenefits added performance management tool (in 2017)
- Zenefits simplifies human resources management for SMB (in 2017)
- Zenefits adds new tools for employee compliance (in 2017)
- HR service Zenefits opens up to third-party developers (in 2016)
- Zenefits launched own payroll platform (in 2015)
- ZenPayroll rebrands as Gusto and takes on Zenefits (in 2015)
- Zenefits launched free tools for managers and executive (in 2015)
- Cloud HR management provider Zenefits raised $500 Million (in 2015)
- Cloud-based payroll service ZenPayroll scores $60 Million (in 2015)
- Cloud HR startup Zenefits is one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses ever (in 2015)

Looks like Zenefits was recently more active than Gusto (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Gusto and Zenefits meet head to head:

2017 - Zenefits adds new tools for employee compliance to take on Gusto


HRM service Zenefits adds new tools for HR managers to ensure that employees are getting their documents in and they are compliant with regulations. The first new tool is a way for HR managers and employers to keep ahead of compliance requirements for their employees. For example, that might be flagging when an employee hasn’t submitted their required paperwork after accepting a job. This gives managers an overview of all the employees it needs to get in check in order to ensure that they are compliant with all regulations. The second is a documents-management application that gives HR managers a way to track all the documents that employees have to submit for their employers. The goal there isn’t to just offer file storage like a Box or a Dropbox. Zenefits’ documents app instead focuses on the metadata of those documents and tries to ensure that everything is signed and in a file somewhere. HR managers can upload documents on their own or request (or bug) employees to get their documents in on time.

2015 - Cloud HR management provider Zenefits raised $500 Million to challenge Gusto


The fastest growing SaaS comany in history, Zenefits has raised $500 million at a $4.5 billion valuation. Zenefits allows small- and medium-sized businesses to manage human resources services in a much simpler fashion. It offers its HR services dashboard to employers for free, and makes money by receiving commissions from insurers. Zenefits also said that it has signed up more than 10,000 companies in the U.S. and that it closed more business in March this year than it had in around the first year of its life. Now manages over $700 million in health insurance premiums, as well.