Remote Excellence Awards 2024 | Deadline closes 1 March 2024

Explore now

Compare Global HR & Payroll Solutions

Picking a solution to manage all of your global employment needs is a critical decision. We’ve put together a list of comparisons to help you make the best choice for your growing business.

Top 50 HR Products
Top 100 Highest Satisfaction Products
Top 50 Products for Mid-Market
Top 100 Global Software Companies

Compare Remote

  • Pricing

  • EOR Capabilities

  • Global Payroll Capabilities

  • Contractor Capabilities

  • Security

  • Integrations

Remote
Rippling

Employees

$599 per employee per month

Starts at $500 per employee per month, up to $600

Additional fees for employees

No additional fees

Unknown

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

Unknown

Global 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

Unknown

Startups

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

No startup program

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

No social purpose organisation program

Hiring Refugee Talent

Free for any full-time refugee talent hired

No refugee talent program

Owned entities

100% fully owned entities

Country Explorer

Limited country availability

Localised benefits package and administration

Ironclad IP and invention rights protection

Equity incentive planning support

Employee mobile app

Transparent service metrics

None

Number of countries supported

21 coming soon

Not public

Government / Labour authority declarations

Tax authority declarations

Reporting

Payroll support

Global payments

Exchange fees

Mid-market rate plus 1%

Unknown

Locally compliant contracts

Tax document management

Localised guidance for hiring contractors in each country

Contractor payment methods

Wire transfer, Wise, Payoneer

Unknown

Contractor payment card

Contractor health benefits

GDPR Compliant

SOC 2 Compliant

ISO 27001 Certified

Customizable API

Greenhouse

BambooHR

HiBob

Personio

Coming soon

See our detailed comparison of Rippling vs Remote

* 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.

Detailed comparison

How to pick the right global HR and payroll solution

A contractor-only platform may suit your current needs. But as you grow, you may find that hiring contractors poses a risk of misclassification in certain countries, which can result in fines or penalties.

If your plans include both contractors and full-time employees, you want a platform that can handle both to help reduce your management overhead.

It’s important to understand the vendor’s employment model and whether they own their own legal entities (the safest bet) or are working with third parties (pretty dodgy).

Many vendors claim to provide employment services in more than 180 countries, but how they provide those services in each country is important. If they rely on third parties in the countries where you are hiring, this can present serious business risks. Only work with a provider that can guarantee owned legal entities in the countries where you want to hire.

Many global HR and payroll solutions seem like a good value until you get the first bill.

Be sure to ask about minimum costs per country or employee, onboarding and offboarding fees, whether they charge based on a percentage of the employee’s compensation, currency transaction fees, wire fees, and more. You should never be surprised by your bill.

Remote's Fair Price Guarantee means no hidden fees, deposits, or surprises.

You want to make sure your IP is never handed off or compromised in any way, which could expose your company to big risks. Your provider should offer maximum protection for your IP and have local legal experts whose job it is to stay on top of evolving IP laws.

The last thing you want is a data breach of sensitive employee information. At a minimum, the platform should be GDPR and SOC 2 compliant. If it isn’t, look elsewhere.

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.”

Customer stories

A collage of pictures of different places around the world.

Discover employment around the world

Country Guides