Velocity Global vs. Remote

With many HR and payroll options on the market, how do you choose a solution that will meet you where you are today and help you grow? This comprehensive guide will help you compare Remote with Velocity Global so you can decide which solution is right for you.

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  • Pricing

  • EOR Capabilities

  • Global Payroll Capabilities

  • Contractor Capabilities

  • Security

  • Integrations

Remote

Velocity Global

Employees

$599 per employee per month

Complex pricing structure. Monthly fee comprised of a percentage of fully burdened compensation, with a minimum fee per employee per month

Additional fees for employees

No additional fees

Contractors

$29 per contractor per month: only pay for the contractors you actually work with

No public pricing

Additional fees for contractors

3% credit card processing fee

Payroll

$50 per employee per month

No public pricing

Additional fees for global payroll

Implementation: 1 month of payroll

Year-end closing: 1 month of payroll

Optional country-specific services apply separately

Startups

15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFS15OFF

Social Purpose Organisations (nonprofits, charities, social enterprises, benefit corporations)

15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFG15OFF

Hiring Refugee Talent

Free for any full-time refugee talent hired

Owned entities

100% fully owned entities

Country Explorer

A mix of owned entities and third parties

Localised benefits package and administration

Ironclad IP and invention rights protection

Equity incentive planning support

Employee mobile app

Transparent service metrics

Number of countries supported

45+

Not published

Government / Labour authority declarations

Tax authority declarations

Reporting

Payroll support

Global payments

N/A

Exchange fees

Mid-market rate plus 1%

N/A

Locally compliant contracts

N/A

Tax document management

N/A

Localised guidance for hiring contractors in each country

N/A

Contractor payment methods

Wire transfer, Wise, Payoneer

N/A

Contractor payment card

N/A

Contractor health benefits

N/A

GDPR Compliant

SOC 2 Compliant

ISO 27001 Certified

Customizable API

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Questions to ask when comparing global employment solutions

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  • Does the provider own its entities?

    Remote owns entities in every country we serve, which means we can provide greater transparency, unparalleled compliance, fair pricing, and more. Working with a provider that only operates through owned entities creates a more consistent and integrated experience for your team.

  • Is my Intellectual Property (IP) protected?

    Your IP is your business. Some providers outsource HR and payroll administration to local third parties, which can cause you a lot of headaches by exposing your IP to risk. Be prepared to have local legal IP and invention rights experts review contracts with each third party to ensure maximum protection in each country.

  • Is my sensitive data secured?

    Data breaches are a big issue, so it’s crucial for your global employment provider to treat your organisational and employee data as a trusted custodian. But not all organisations will be rigorous with their data protection, especially if they’re working through third-party local providers and transferring your data to those unknown parties. For maximum security, look for providers that are GDPR and SOC 2 compliant and who own their own local entities.

Compare Velocity Global vs. Remote in more detail

  • Features

  • Employer of record capabilities

  • Contractor management

  • Global payroll

  • Intellectual property protections

  • Data security

  • Software and platform

  • Customer support

Pricing

Remote guarantees fair and transparent pricing at just $599 per employee per month when billed annually. There are no hidden fees — one price includes all payroll, tax, benefits, compliance management, and 24/7 local customer support. Plus, contractor management is $29 per contractor per month in more than 170 countries - and our fair billing guarantee ensures you only pay for active contractors each month.

Velocity Global charges a monthly fee per employee. On top of that, you’ll also additional fees including a wire transfer fee for every country you have employees in.

Remote

Own Legal Entities

Cost

From $599 /employee/month no long term commitments or extra fees

Over $100k per location, depending on country requirements and ongoing administration

Time

Onboarding in minutes

3-12 months depending on country

Administration

24/7 support from our network of local HR, legal and finance experts.

Find and manage your own HR, legal, finance experts to ensure compliance with local laws

Cost of winding down an entity if you decide to close it

There are no commitments and you can always transfer your employees.

You may have to spend thousands and keep working with gov/administrators to wind down over months.

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Employer of record capabilities

Remote is the only company with a 100% vertically integrated stack. That means we own legal entities in all covered countries for faster service with no third-party delays. Owning our own entities enables us to provide faster legal and HR support in each country, ironclad intellectual property (IP) protection, and fair and transparent pricing.

Velocity Global owns legal entities in some countries and relies on a network of third-party partners in others. They act as an intermediary, outsourcing employment to in-country providers, passing on their fees and pocketing the difference. This is not only expensive for you but can also cause delays when onboarding new hires or requesting support. Furthermore, how can you trust that your sensitive data and IP is being properly handled and protected? 

  • Not all global employment providers are created equal

    We fully own our legal entities, which means no expensive surprises. Know the risks of third-party dependent employment providers.

    Learn more

Contractor management

Remote offers invoices and payments for contractors in more than 170 countries for a low cost of $29 per contractor per month. We have thousands of contractors on our platform today. 

Velocity Global acquired a separate product called iWork Global to boost contractor management capabilities.

  • One platform, one global team

    Onboard, pay, and manage your international contractors and employees in one place.

    Learn more

Global payroll

Remote's Global Payroll platform is transparent, simple, and easy to get started. You can calculate and pay your own-entity employees in countries around the world in minutes, with confidence.

Velocity Global offers multi-country payroll, but doesn't provide much public information on its website. This makes it difficult to compare solutions and find the best provider for your needs.

Intellectual property protections

Remote offers the strongest protection for your IP and invention rights in the industry. via our 100% Remote-owned and operated entities. We are constantly monitoring changes in IP laws so you receive the maximum rights to your company’s IP.

Velocity Global uses a mixture of owned and third-party entities to transfer IP from employees to your company.

  • Is your IP fully protected?

    With us it is! Remote IP Guard offers the strongest protection for your IP and invention rights.

    Learn more

Data security

Remote is SOC 2 compliant and 100% GDPR compliant. We don’t rely on third parties, so we never share your sensitive data. Period.

Velocity Global holds an ISO 27001 certification, another recognised standard for data protection. But you cannot guarantee that their third-party partners adhere to the same standards, leaving your data at risk.

Software and platform

Remote offers a secure and modern platform. Our streamlined and automated onboarding process significantly reduces your time to hire in a country. No long back-and-forths over email to set up a new hire. Plus, all necessary employment documents are securely stored for easy access. 

Velocity Global’s platform has an outdated user interface, and their onboarding process can be slow and manual. You can expect a lot of back-and-forth over email, which can significantly slow your time-to-hire. 

Customer support

When you choose Remote, you receive 24/7 access to our local HR and legal experts. Our support teams are spread across the globe, guaranteeing you receive the most comprehensive and informed service with every interaction.

Velocity Global relies on third-party experts to provide information to your team members. Answers to important questions could take a few days as they reach out to their partner vendors before getting back to you. This service also extends to your employees, who may not get direct assistance when needed.

* Competitive data on this page was collected as of June 24th, 2021 and is subject to change or update. Remote does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.

Integrations built to simplify HR from end to end

Remote partners with the most powerful HR systems to seamlessly connect their people, payroll, and HR data. Through our Remote API and native partner integrations, we empower our partners to leverage our global infrastructure in their offerings and help more customers scale their global teams faster.

Customer Stories

Don’t just take our word for it

See how we help customers simply hire, pay and manage their team

  • “We’re a publicly listed company, so we needed the stability and reliability of a well-known brand to help us scale; with the support, the roadmap, and the ability to support multiple countries — and handle all the compliance wherever we wanted to hire. Remote immediately ticked all those boxes."
  • "Remote is a very strong partner for us. Onboarding is easy and everything is compliant, from their benefits, payroll, contract and other nuances specific to that particular country. The platform is very easy and straightforward for the new joiners, which wasn't the case with our previous provider. It’s a better experience for our global workforce."
  • “Remote has been instrumental in our growth. It would have been impossible to manage such a high volume of hires internally without their support. They provide the whole package, combined with great account management.”

Frequently Asked Questions

A global HR platform is a comprehensive software solution that manages all your organisation’s HR functions on a global scale. It does so through one centralised hub, taking on diverse HR activities across multiple countries. 

A global HR platform can handle: 

  • Hiring and onboarding 

  • Payroll and payroll management 

  • Benefits management

  • Compliance management

  • Day-to-day HR administration

  • Contractor management

Velocity Global is a leading global HR platform that is trusted by recognisable companies such as LastPass and Crunchbase. 

Velocity Global helps you: 

  • Hire, onboard, pay, and support global talent

  • Boost retention rates 

  • Simplify and improve the accuracy of your HR processes 

However, if you’re looking for an end-to-end solution to your global HR processes, including onboarding, payment, and compliance, then Remote is the superior choice. 


Remote and Velocity Global differ in terms of their: 

  • Scope of services

  • Entity ownership

  • Pricing structures 

  • Customer support systems