About Remote

Category: PEO
Remote is a brand that helps companies worldwide access and hire employees from the global market. Remote helps businesses move to a remote-first model and expand globally by hiring international contractors and international employees.

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 5.0
Features 4.0
Support 5.0

Pros

  • Opportunity to hire international contractors
  • Access to international employees
  • Global expansion
  • Opportunity to adopt remote work model

Cons

  • A bit expensive for startups
  • No free trial

Remote Comparisons

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Plans & Pricing

There are about four different plans available depending on the type of services required by a particular business. Whether you are hiring your first international employee or you are scaling your business for an international audience, there’s always a plan for you. Listed below are basic details about the available plans.

Contractor Management
$0
/mo
Employer of Record
$299
/mo
Global Payroll
Custom
Remote Enterprise
Custom

Employer of Record

This plan goes for $299 per month per employee. You can either subscribe on a monthly or annual basis. With this package, Remote can handle the local payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance of international employees. Also, your employees will have access to competitive benefits packages tailored to each country. IP and invention rights are also protected. Lastly, there will be support from local HR and legal experts without third-party delay.

Contractor Management

Although this plan is free, several benefits can be derived from it. Features of this package include; quick onboarding of international contractors, timely payment of contractors in local currency, automatic generation of 1099s for US contractors, and automatic approval of recurring contractor invoices with one click.

Global Payroll

This plan involves getting a quote as it is customized to the specific needs of businesses. This plan includes consolidated payroll processing, adherence to compliance, payroll reporting, and management.

Remote Enterprise

This plan is designed to provide custom solutions for a global enterprise. It also requires getting a quote as it is custom-specific. Key features of this plan include; the provision of dedicated support for onboarding multiple employees, free consultation with in-house HR and legal experts, and customized reporting, benefits, and payroll administration and integration.

Ease of Use

Remote software is flexible and easy to use. It is built to support customization, making it easy for businesses to adopt. The platform supports contractor management, global employment, global payroll, consulting services, global infrastructure, IP protection, security and compliance, and integrations. You can keep a tab on these things in one place.

Customer Support

Like every other global payroll system, Remote offers 24/7 support to its customers in several ways. Listed below are ways you can get across to the support and sales teams at Remote.

Phone Support
Phone Support
Phone support available to all users, regardless of package.
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
There is a live chat
Email
Email
There is an option for all users to email the support team.
FAQ
FAQ
The FAQ covers basic and advanced software-related issues.
Features & Functionality
General Features

Remote has several features available. You can have access to these top features regardless of the plan you subscribe to.

  • Unlimited space for the administrative team.
  • Automated payment and payroll processing in several local currencies.
  • It has inbuilt legal compliance management.
  • Administration and benefits management in all countries.
  • Continuous support from the customer support team.
  • Payment to tax regulatory bodies and insurance firms.
  • Enterprise-specific benefits management.
  • Access to employee annual reports.
  • Custom system integrations.
  • Enterprise-specific payroll data flow.
  • Total delegation of employers’ legal responsibilities to Remote in countries of interest.

Integrations

Remote is built to support various accounting integration.  This integration is to reduce manual input of data and to make work easy for users. With integrations, you will be able to create a more efficient process for your team and grow your business. Remote interface allows you to leverage the platform to scale your business.

Features
  • Human Resource Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Reporting
  • Onboarding
  • Performance and Goals
  • Performance Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Recruiting / ATS
Human Resources
Features
  • Employee History
  • Job Profiles & Administration
  • Benefits Information
  • Organizational Charting
  • Compliance Data
  • Report Builder
  • Pre-built Reports
  • New Hire Portal
  • Manager Tracking Tools
Payroll Management
Features
  • Pay Calculation
  • Payroll History
  • Direct Deposit Files
  • Off-Cycle/On-Demand Payment
  • Benefit Plan Administration
  • Payroll Tracking & Auditing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Salary Revision & Increment Management
Employee Self Service
Features
  • Employee Login
  • Update Personal Information
  • Request Time Off
  • View Job History
  • Employee Recognition
Performance Management
Features
  • Performance Plans
  • Performance Improvement Plans
  • Review Status Tracking
  • Review Reminders
Recruiting / ATS
Features
  • Job Requisition Management
  • Company Website Posting
  • Publish to Social Media
  • Job Search Site Posting
  • Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Notifications & Alerts
Verdict

Remote is a top-notch brand that helps start-ups adopt the remote style of work. Its global payroll services have helped businesses looking to access the global market scale. Even though it offers excellent enterprise-based services, it can be expensive for startups that are not financially buoyant. However, there is no limit to the number of employees allowed in an account.

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Remote User Reviews

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Alan P
11-50 employees
Used for: 6-12 months
21 Jan - 2022

Excellent service

Every question or issue I have had with them has been solved efficiently. There is always someone available to help with every request.

Cons

Sometimes service can take a while.

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Andy L
11-50 employees
Used for: Less than 6 months
13 Mar - 2022

Pleasant and efficient to use

Requests are handled in a timely and convenient manner.

Pros

Easy to upload documents and sign digitally.

Cons

No cons, I had a great experience using Remote.

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Amber K
11-50 employees
Used for: 6-12 months
13 Mar - 2022

Streamlining remote work

I was terrified to take my business overseas but with Remote the process was so easy I couldn't believe it.

Pros

Onboarding, staying on top of documents and reports.

Cons

A little confused by the currency conversion rate used by remote.