PeopleGuru Payroll Review

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PeopleGuru At A Glance

Good: Built-in payroll wizard for real-time processing, full-service tax filing, over 60 standard reports offered.
Bad: International payroll is only supported via PeopleGuru's Canadian payroll partner for U.S. and Canadian companies.
Bottom Line: With this robust module, staff at midmarket organizations can efficiently and accurately process payroll.

Product Overview

PeopleGuru Payroll is one of several modules in the PeopleGuru human capital management (HCM) solution. It helps payroll staff in midmarket organizations efficiently process payroll runs with a built-in wizard and other features. The module integrates with the PeopleGuru Time module, so timecard data automatically flows into the payroll solution.

PeopleGuru Payroll has several benefits, such as:

  • Robust verification processes for improving accuracy and compliance
  • Full-service tax filing features
  • Employee self-service functionality


With the Payroll Wizard, users get a step-by-step guide for processing pay runs, including built-in tax withholding calculations. Prior to posting payroll, staff can review the data to check for any errors, and they can run payroll reports with over 60 templates.

Additional features include:

  • Configurable time entry screens
  • Real-time gross to net pre- and post-payroll processing
  • The ability to reset the entire payroll process prior to posting
  • Payroll alerts and notifications to ensure accuracy
  • Full-service tax filing
  • Labor distribution
  • Eight-tier organizational structure with a four-tier general ledger structure
  • Weighted overtime calculations
  • Tip credit and make-up pay
  • Shift pay

Target Market

PeopleGuru supports midmarket organizations with U.S.-based operations, especially organizations that have dynamic, agile workforces across multiple industries. It’s uniquely positioned to support the requirements of nonprofits, health care, and the emerging cannabis market.

Some of the industries that PeopleGuru targets are:

  • Nonprofits
  • Healthcare
  • Agricultural/Dispensaries
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Business Services

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PeopleGuru’s average implementation timeline is 12 to 16 weeks. Each client is assigned a dedicated Implementation Project Manager who serves as a point of contact during the discovery, planning, building, converting and testing phases right through the first go-live.

Once the software is live, the Implementation Project Manager will hand off support to the Account Manager.

Customer Service & Support

Clients get a dedicated Account Manager, a Strategic Account Manager and a Help Desk support team.

While the Account Manager is the point of contact for any questions, clients can also reach out to the Help Desk team for tech support. The Strategic Account Manager’s role is to review the client’s software usage and other initiatives to help them maximize their return on investment.


PeopleGuru offers a per-employee, per-month model that includes both the software and its services. Its average price points range from $10 to $22 per employee, per month, depending on the modules and features the client selects. Contact PeopleGuru for a custom quote.


PeopleGuru currently doesn’t support international payroll, however companies in the U.S. and Canada can integrate it with its Canadian payroll partner.


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PeopleGuru was founded by HR pros who recognized the demand in the midmarket for a highly capable and configurable HCM application designed as a true single application solution. Its mission is to help clients leverage HCM technology to take care of their people.

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