Compare Global HR & Payroll Solutions

Picking a solution to manage all of your global employment needs is a critical decision. We’ve put together a list of comparisons to help you make the best choice for your growing business.

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  • Pricing

  • EOR Capabilities

  • Global Payroll Capabilities

  • Contractor Capabilities

  • Security

  • Integrations



$599 per employee per month

Starts at $500 per employee per month, up to $600

Additional fees for employees

No additional fees



$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


Global Payroll

$55 per employee per month

No public pricing

Additional fees for global payroll

Implementation: 1 month of payroll

Year-end closing: 1 month of payroll

Optional country-specific services apply separately



15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFS15OFF

No startup program

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

No social purpose organization program

Hiring Refugee Talent

Free for any full-time refugee talent hired

No refugee talent program

Owned entities

100% fully owned entities

Country Explorer

Limited country availability

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

21 coming soon

Not public

Government / Labor authority declarations

Tax authority declarations


Payroll support

Global payments

Exchange fees

Mid-market rate plus 1%


Locally compliant contracts

Tax document management

Localized guidance for hiring contractors in each country

Contractor payment methods

Wire transfer, Wise, Payoneer


Contractor payment card

Contractor health benefits

GDPR Compliant

SOC 2 Compliant

ISO 27001 Certified

Customizable API





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* Competitive data on this page was collected as of June 24th, 2021 and is subject to change or update. Remote does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.

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How to pick the right global HR and payroll solution

A contractor-only platform may suit your current needs. But as you grow, you may find that hiring contractors poses a risk of misclassification in certain countries, which can result in fines or penalties.

If your plans include both contractors and full-time employees, you want a platform that can handle both to help reduce your management overhead.

It’s important to understand the vendor’s employment model and whether they own their own legal entities (the safest bet) or are working with third parties (pretty dodgy).

Many vendors claim to provide employment services in more than 180 countries, but how they provide those services in each country is important. If they rely on third parties in the countries where you are hiring, this can present serious business risks. Only work with a provider that can guarantee owned legal entities in the countries where you want to hire.

Many global HR and payroll solutions seem like a good value until you get the first bill.

Be sure to ask about minimum costs per country or employee, onboarding and offboarding fees, whether they charge based on a percentage of the employee’s compensation, currency transaction fees, wire fees, and more. You should never be surprised by your bill.

Remote's Fair Price Guarantee means no hidden fees, deposits, or surprises.

You want to make sure your IP is never handed off or compromised in any way, which could expose your company to big risks. Your provider should offer maximum protection for your IP and have local legal experts whose job it is to stay on top of evolving IP laws.

The last thing you want is a data breach of sensitive employee information. At a minimum, the platform should be GDPR and SOC 2 compliant. If it isn’t, look elsewhere.

  • “We previously wrestled with the fine details of taxes across multiple geographies, work permits, benefits administration, and lots more. Remote has eliminated this complexity so we can focus on scaling quickly.”
  • “We wanted to start fresh and offer our employees a better experience. We aligned best with Remote in respect to the support we were given and the fast turnaround: in just a few weeks our entire Romania workforce was all set up and ready to go, with India following a few months later.”
  • “The Remote team works like magic: they are hands-on, proactive and we are always connected with the right people to get the solutions we need very quickly.”
  • “We work with 460+ contractors. I’d need to employ 5 or 6 people full time to keep on top of compliance, manage individual invoices, work with accountancy firms and make payments in multiple currencies. Remote has definitely been a timesaver and a money saver for us.”

Customer stories

What they say

Global businesses love Remote

  • “On Deck is a remote-first company looking to work with the best talent, without regard to borders or time zones, and Remote has helped us accelerate those hiring plans. On Deck is driven by a spirit of service to others and we're thrilled to work with a value aligned company like Remote.”
  • “We previously wrestled with the fine details of taxes across multiple geographies, work permits, benefits administration, and lots more. Remote has eliminated this complexity so we can focus on scaling quickly.”
  • “We do not have the time go through the bureaucratic and time-consuming process of setting up a new legal entity every time we make a new hire. Remote allows us to effortlessly onboard new employees, safe in the knowledge that we are fully compliant.”

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