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Rippling: Company & Service Overview

Updated: Jan 5, 2023


Who would benefit most from working with Rippling?


Startup with Founding Team


1-10 Employees


Startup to PEO: Rippling is a great option for startups who want access to great benefits, a slick HRIS platform, and additional IT services.


Reasons to buy: Better benefits, low admin, HR support, and 401k along with payroll is offered!


SMB with an HR professional


10-49 Employees


PEO to PEO or Open Market to PEO or PEO to Open Market: If you are an HR expert with a lot of experience at larger organizations, and this is your first startup experience, then you will notice certain things are missing in the HRIS likely provided by Oracle or WorkDay. Whether transferring from one PEO to another, or on a PEO for the first time, Rippling is able to support both transitions. They are also able to help an HR professional create a better workflow throughout the employee lifecycle to help you get data when you finally have a moment to breathe.


Reasons to buy: Technology Platform streamlines HR, IT, and finance. Reporting is robust if properly implemented by your internal HR team.


Quickly Scaling company with 2+ in HR Department


50+ Employees


PEO to PEO or Open Market to PEO or PEO to Open Market: If you have a full HR department meaning you have roles filled for different HR competencies like Payroll, benefits, Risk, Talent, Employee Experience etc… Then Rippling’s tech platform will allow you access to a robust amount of reports designed to help you focus on strategy.


Reasons to Buy: Technology Platform for scaling companies with lots of new hire activity. Partnering with the PEO to stay in compliance with multi-state and federal labor laws.


How does Rippling deliver their services?


Technology Platform


HRIS Integrations/ APIs: Rippling's HRIS platform is very user friendly with an intuitive employee interface. Rippling has an App Shop with over 500+ integrations already prebuilt. The integrations cover a variety of services from HR, Finance, and IT. This solution is perfect for companies with a remote workforce.


HR Services


Admin Support: If you are an employer or account administrator, you will have access to a dedicated support team for your account. They typically assign you a main point of contact and connect you directly to a specialist if the issue requires special attention like a bonus check allocation or how to report a workers compensation claim. They are available via email, chat, or phone.


Employee Support: As an employee, you can expect assistance with locating your benefits contacts, accessing your 401k, questions on a technical issue with the platform, or even a walk through of how to select your health plans. Most employees call in because they are troubleshooting a simple problem or familiarizing themselves with the platform.


How does Rippling price their solutions?


Admin Pricing

Rippling prices their PEO and HR service platforms on a per employee per month basis. Rippling is customizable and you may not need all of their products, so they have designed the billing in a way that helps you forecast cost by knowing the cost per user. Some PEO models charge a percentage of payroll; however, many customers find this confusing and Rippling prides itself on offering transparent billing.


Benefits

Rippling does offer benefits through their PEO and they also allow you to carve out benefits and keep your current plans with your broker if needed. Rippling partners with third party providers and carriers so you can offer: health insurance, 401k(k), commuter, and more.


Workers Compensation

You can get your Workers Compensation through Rippling or simply keep it with your current broker as a Workers Comp carve out. Rippling allows you to have a pay-as-you-go workers compensation payment each pay period versus the traditional quarterly or annual audit most companies use.


How to get a quote for Rippling’s services?


Work with Broker

A good broker will manage quoting process, negotiate best terms and pricing, and assist in the collection of RFP documents. A great advisor will know which options to share with you, because they understand your business. Some brokers don’t understand PEO because It’s complicated and includes a ton of knowledge around how payroll and tax payments work so be sure to work with someone knowledgeable.


Direct to Company

Great if you know exactly what you want and understand how to financially engineer a PEO’s total offering from WC, fed + state payroll tax, retirement funds, employee benefits, HRIS software billing, and much more.


Conclusion

Rippling is a great option to consider and you can find out more about Rippling on their website at https://www.rippling.com/


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