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.

#1 in Multi-Country Payroll
#1 in Contractor Management
Best Results Small Business
Leader Asia Pacific
Best Software Products

  • Pricing

  • EOR Capabilities

  • Global Payroll Capabilities

  • Contractor Capabilities

  • Security

  • Integrations

Velocity Global


$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


$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

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


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

Social Purpose Organizations (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

Localized benefits package and administration

Ironclad IP and invention rights protection

Equity incentive planning support

Employee mobile app

Transparent service metrics

Number of countries supported

21 coming soon

Not published

Government / Labor authority declarations

Tax authority declarations


Payroll support

Global payments


Exchange fees

Mid-market rate plus 1%


Locally compliant contracts


Tax document management


Localized guidance for hiring contractors in each country


Contractor payment methods

Wire transfer, Wise, Payoneer


Contractor payment card


Contractor health benefits


GDPR Compliant

SOC 2 Compliant

ISO 27001 Certified

Customizable API





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Questions to ask when comparing global employment solutions

Take advantage of these special savings, plus full access to our Remote platform and our network of dedicated HR experts now.

  • What's included in the price?

    If the provider relies on local third parties to manage HR, payroll, and benefits, you can bet they are passing those costs on to you. Be sure to ask about the fee structure, minimums, and any hidden costs that may affect your hiring budget.

  • Do they offer support for both contractors and employees?

    Traditional EORs typically only support employees. The Remote platform has robust support for contractors and employees alike, so you can manage your entire workforce in one place.

  • Is the platform modern?

    What’s the time-to-hire in a given country? Will you have to do a lot of administrative work to get a new hire onboarded? Is your global employment provider streamlining the hiring process for you through automation or do they still rely on manual processes and email? The Remote platform is modern and secure with an automated onboarding process, so your new hires can start as quickly as possible.

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


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.


Own Legal Entities


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

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


Onboarding in minutes

3-12 months depending on country


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.

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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 recognized 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 work with 460+ contractors. I’d need to employ 5 or 6 people full time to keep on top of compliance, manage individual invoices, work with accountancy firms and make payments in multiple currencies. Remote has definitely been a timesaver and a money saver for us.”
  • “The Remote team works like magic: they are hands-on, proactive and we are always connected with the right people to get the solutions we need very quickly.”
  • “We wanted to start fresh and offer our employees a better experience. We aligned best with Remote in respect to the support we were given and the fast turnaround: in just a few weeks our entire Romania workforce was all set up and ready to go, with India following a few months later.”

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