About Remote

Category: Payroll Services
Remote is a global payroll service platform that helps businesses of all sizes in hiring and paying the top talent. While the majority of the benefits can be used by large, multinational enterprises, it offers a comprehensive range of solutions and is a trusted provider of payroll.

Company: Remote

Remote was founded in 2019 by Job van der Voort and Marcelo Lebre to simplify how companies employ global talent. Remote empowers companies of all sizes to pay and manage full-time and contract workers around the world. Remote makes it easy to manage international payroll, benefits, taxes, stock options, and compliance in 50+ countries.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 4.0
Ease Of Use 4.5
Features 5.0
Support 4.5


  • No hidden charges
  • Supports multi-currency payments
  • Intuitive self-service platform
  • Invention and IP rights protection


  • Can be costly for small businesses

Remote Comparisons

Plans & Pricing

Remote has specified three key plans for its customers; Employer of Record, Contractor Management, and International Payroll and Benefits. Moreover, there are distinctive plans for startups, non-profits as well as refugee employers.

Other Charges

There are no hidden or additional charges for using Remote, a feature that is difficult to find in modern-day platforms. The service is completely transparent, and only makes you pay for the perks you enjoy. The payment is flexible and can be made on monthly and yearly basis with 14% discount each month.

Nevertheless, you need to pay a security deposit that covers the difference between invoice values and actual payment values for your employees. You receive a refund of this difference at the closure of the employment period.

Employer of Record
Contractor Management
Global Payroll & Benefits
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Employer of Record

This plan is priced at $299 per month per employee; however, the exact pricing varies depending on the country and currency selected.
With this plan, you can manage key payroll-related tasks, such as onboarding, managing and paying employees. Moreover, this plan allows you to access native legal and HR consultants, which happens to be distinctive for all workers depending on the country. The plan furthermore protects your intellectual property rights. This plan conjointly permits you to own as many system admins as you want, and also covers 24/7 operations and client support.

Contractor Management

The contractor management plan ensures viable procurement of contractors at a null cost. To benefit from the plan, you and your available contractor need to register on the Remote platform. You will subsequently receive invoices from the contractors, where they could easily be approved with just one click. It is only befitting that Remote then transfers all liable payments on schedule to the respective contractors.
The meticulous, labor-saving nature of the plan itself enables the acquisition of contractors and allows punctual payments (regardless of currency and at zero additional charges). Moreover, having all their contract files in a sorted manner is a massive plus. You may even relish the comfort that comes with the security of your intellectual property rights as well as round-the-clock support from Remote client representatives.

Global Payroll & Benefits

The pricing of Global Payroll and Benefits plan, also known as Remote’ premium plan, is customized. In addition to the previous plan, this plan also provides a variety of customized business reports.
This plan further permits transnational corporations to alter their payroll system across multiple nations. And this centralization doesn’t just make the payroll process seamless, it also reduces prices for your business and ensures that you just don’t flout native payroll laws wherever you have got entities.

Special Plans

Some specialized plans are also offered by Remote. The “Remote for Good” plan is suitable for NGOs, which are tight on the funding and often search for more lenient and cost-effective methods of managing their workers. The payments under this plan allow them to relish up to 25% discounts off the initial “Record Plan” for up to ten employees with free management of their contracts and website marketing on Remote’s website.
The “Remote for Startup” is another tailored plan for the startups, which allows them initial two months free as well as free contractor onboarding.
Finally, the ‘Remote for Refugees’ set up permits businesses to hire the refugees in different countries. Users can avail this service for $0 by entering the promo code available on Remote’s website.

Ease of Use

Remote offers an easy and interactive UI that helps you set up your distant account as effectively as possible. It doesn’t require you to add much of your personal information. When you click on the ‘Get Started’ option, you’ll need to indicate the type of service you need: to pay international staff or to pay contractors. This will formulate a customized setup for improved interaction.
While joining Remote, you are required to enter your name, company email, and password. You’ll be able to additionally indicate if your company has a promotional code; afterward, click on ‘create an account.’ Once you enter the details of your business, you’re all set to use this payroll platform to manage your personnel globally. Onboarding new staff, paying contractors, reviewing payments and accepting or rejecting the invoice is simply a matter of clicks. Remote, being a cloud-based platform, doesn’t require any downloads or installations before use. You can access it from any desktop or mobile device, provided you’re connected to the internet.

Customer Support

Remote supports their clients by providing customer support.

Additional support includes:

An informative blog for businesses

Podcasts covering aspects of labor and business

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
24/7 phone support for current and potential users
Phone Support
Phone Support
Phone support available to all users, regardless of package.
Email support is also provided
An all-inclusive FAQs section on their website
Features & Functionality
General Features

International HR Management

The Remote HR solution ensures that all employments, enlisting and acquisitions comply with international employment standards. Remote further aids in overcoming any encumbrance your company may face in global expansion i.e., hiring globally to uphold diversity and inclusiveness in an ambitious employment package.

The procurement of workers and contractors is simplified through the Remote HR solution. It ensures that management of invoice approvals, supervision of salary structures and/or salary transfer, and handling of any vacation period remains easy-to-manage, while precisely complying and abiding by the respective national laws. The Remote consultation team aids you further in forecasting labor prices in other countries, thereby enabling efficient hiring of the workforce.

Payroll Services at Global Scale

Remote ensures impeccable quality in service and connects you with well-versed HR specialists, payroll service providers, accountants, and native law attorneys, all over the globe. As such, each payroll service rendered to your international workers is aligned with the laws prevailing in their countries of residence.

Full Localized Compliance

Remote also protects you from the hectic nature of filing taxes and labor law compliances problems, despite your choice of country of hiring. Remote’s tax and compliance teams assist you in analyzing the tax setting of your planned country, as well as their labor and business laws. This analysis can assist you in forecasting the consequences of employing the workforce from a given country on your employees’ total benefits, your stock credibility, and your business profitability.

Intellectual Property Rights Protection

Remote also protects your intellectual property rights even in countries where you don’t have a legal entity.

Relocation and Digital Hiring

Hiring digital labor via internet is typically a challenge, but Remote helps you in conducting thorough investigation of your workers, be it in any part of the world. Furthermore, you also get valuable insights into every country’ employment, visa and tax regulation before relocating your employees.

Contractor Management

Using Remote, you will be able to perform tasks such as managing your contractors, approving their invoices and completing their payments in a few clicks. This platform additionally permits you to firmly store contracts and employment documents for the length of every contractor’s service period.

Remote stands as an entity to defend you against false claims by contractors, who either claim to be the workers or are misclassified by their country’ laws and regulations.

Integrations and Add-Ons

While Remote provides you the premium services, it also strives to make sure that your entire business process is streamlined. You don’t get to ditch the solutions and products you already love. Instead, the service allows you to integrate a large variety of different business software systems and products. You can also generate revenue from referring your shoppers and contractors to Remote.

With these subtle changes, you can simply connect information about your employees from your system to Remote. You can also share relevant info across various platforms during the period and alter task allocation and assessment for your staff.

Remote’s API can also ease the information management process. It allows you to simply connect your employees and contractors to the product they are aware of without the requirement for multiple software system setups.

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Compliance
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2/1099 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
Attendance Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time Tracking
Supported Devices
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Mac
  • Web-based
Pricing Model
  • Monthly Payment
  • One-Time Payment
  • Annual Subscription

Remote has established itself as a highly reliable and trusted payroll entity for firms that operate across the globe. Its schemes are inclusive and user-friendly, and it offers a comprehensive yet simple worker management suite. Remote is straightforward to use and does not require any coaching for setup. Given the unparalleled range of features in the price range, it does offer value for money.

Murad Jaffery
Author: Murad Jaffery
Murad Jaffery is a chartered accountant specializing in the field of accounting and finance. He has been writing on these areas for nearly a decade, and is also an accounting tutor. He holds master’s degrees in accountancy and English literature. Murad enjoys traveling and reading.

Remote User Reviews

Gabriella B
11-50 employees
Used for: Less than 6 months
19 Jan - 2022

Remote is setting the standard

Smooth and extremely pleasant. They automate the onboarding process for new employees so that what should feel tedious and time-consuming becomes smooth and quick. Considering how straightforward their platform is, the customer success team is a pleasure to work with.

Jackie B
02-10 employees
Used for: Less than 6 months
19 Jan - 2022

Still new, waiting to see the assistance

We just started using Remote due to Covid19. Waiting to see exactly how it benefits.So far its been an easy onboarding however its too soon to tell if this is the right solution for us

Gary L
Capital Markets, 02-10 employees
Used for: Less than 6 months
10 Jan - 2022

Nice Payroll

You can contact the Remote team. Accessing documents and creating requests for leave or expense reimbursements are easy. The UI is simple