Velocity Global vs Remote

There are many global HR solutions to help you hire top talent from around the world — but how do you know which is the best one for you?

Find out how Remote and Velocity Global compare in terms of pricing, contractor management, and employer of record (EOR) capabilities.

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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

$55 per employee per month

No public pricing

Additional fees for global payroll

Implementation: 1 month of 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 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 EOR services for up to 10 refugee employees with the code RFR10FREE

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

45+

Not published

Government / Labor 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

Localized 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

When choosing a potential partner, pay particular attention to the following areas to ensure a smoother, safer, and more cost-effective experience:

  • Does the provider own all its entities?

    Working with a provider that owns all its entities creates a more consistent and integrated experience for your team. Remote owns entities in every country we serve, resulting in greater transparency, unparalleled compliance, fair pricing, and more.

  • Will your intellectual property (IP) be protected?

    Some providers outsource HR and payroll administration to local third parties. This can expose your IP to risk and result in local legal IP experts reviewing all your third party contracts. Remote’s IP Guard offers the strongest protections for your IP and invention rights.

  • Will your sensitive data be secure?

    Data breaches are a big issue, so it’s crucial for your global employment provider to treat your sensitive data as a trusted custodian. However, not all providers are as rigorous with their data protection, especially if they’re working with third-party providers. Remote protects your business and employee data through industry-leading security and compliance measures.

Compare Velocity Global vs. Remote in more detail

  • Features

  • Employer of record capabilities

  • Contractor management

  • Payroll

  • IP 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 — our price includes all payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance management, and 24/7 local customer support.

Remote also offers contractor management at $29 per contractor per month in more than 170 countries, with our fair billing guarantee ensuring you only pay for your active contractors each month.

Velocity Global charges a monthly fee per employee. On top of that, you’ll be required to pay additional fees, including a wire transfer fee, for each country in which you have remote teams.

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 owns its own legal entities in all our covered countries, resulting in no additional fees, faster service, and no third-party delays. Owning our own entities also enables us to provide:

  • Faster legal and HR support in each country

  • Ironclad intellectual property (IP) protection

  • 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. Not only is this method more expensive for you, but it can also cause substantial delays when onboarding new hires or asking for support. 

Furthermore, the involvement of third parties makes it difficult for you to trust that your sensitive data and IP are 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 provides invoice management and payments to contractors in more than 170 countries, for just $29 per contractor per month. With our Contractor Management platform, you can: 

  • Quickly onboard international contractors: We own the full-stack infrastructure in every country we operate in, ensuring a fast and streamlined onboarding process for new hires — regardless of their location. 

  • Pay invoices in one click: Our seamless payment system allows invoices to be settled in just one click, ensuring prompt payment and less work. 

  • Generate localized contracts: We can provide you with tailored contractor agreements that are fully compliant with the legal requirements in your contractor’s country. 

  • Securely manage documents: As well as offering our own all-in-one HR system, we securely integrate with other leading HR and payroll tools, enabling you to synchronize your data and optimize your administration processes.  

Velocity Global has acquired a separate tool (iWork Global) to boost its contractor management capabilities, and has recently added a contractor payment solution as part of its services. However, Velocity Global is more focused on employment management than contractors. 

  • One platform, one global team

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

    Learn more

Payroll

Remote’s Payroll platform is transparent, simple, and easy to get started with. It allows you to calculate and pay your employees in various countries around the world in a matter of minutes, with full compliance and complete confidence. 

Our Payroll platform enables you to: 

  • Centralize your payroll management: Remote streamlines payroll processes across multiple countries, enabling you to track, monitor, and oversee all your global payroll activities in one place.

  • Ensure accurate, timely payments: Remote’s automated and reliable payment system ensures that employees are compensated accurately and promptly, increasing trust and satisfaction among your workforce.  

  • Comply with ever-changing payroll regulations: Remote ensures that you are fully compliant with all employment and payroll laws across the globe, at all times. 


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.

IP 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

Employees and contractors place an enormous amount of trust in you to keep their personal information safe. Therefore, data security should be a key factor when deciding which global HR platform is best for your company. 

During the selection process, it’s crucial to carefully evaluate providers that exhibit an unwavering dedication to data security. 

Remote is ISO27001 certified, SOC 2 compliant, and 100% GDPR compliant. We don’t rely on third parties, so we never share your sensitive data. 

Velocity Global also holds ISO27001 certification. However, there is no guarantee that its third-party partners adhere to the same standards, meaning your data could be 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

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

Velocity Global relies on third-party experts to provide information to your team. As a result, you’re likely to experience significant delays getting answers to your questions. 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 doesn’t make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.


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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, roadmap, and ability to ensure full legal 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 without their support. They provide the whole package.”

Frequently Asked Questions

A global HR platform is a comprehensive software solution that manages all your organization’s HR functions on a global scale. It does so through one centralized 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 recognizable 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