TriNet vs Zenefits

TriNet provides HR solutions to small to mid-sized businesses, allowing you to focus on what your company does best. Our bundled HR products, strategic services and software simplify your HR. Tailored by industry, TriNet's bundled HR products cover the core services of payroll, benefits, risk & compliance, an HR team and a cloud platform. TriNet administers payroll and health benefits and advises clients on employment law compliance and risk reduction.
Benefits. Payroll. HR. All online, all in one place—free. Already have payroll or benefits? Connect them with Zenefits in seconds. Need benefits or payroll? We'll give you quotes and set you up. You and your employees get free access to our in-house insurance, payroll, and HR specialists. Call or email any time. No problem is too big, no question is too small.
Comparing TriNet vs Zenefits is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like TriNet has more user-friendly interface than Zenefits because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Zenefits is more popular than TriNet

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Zenefits added performance management tool (in 2017)
- Zenefits simplifies human resources management for SMB (in 2017)
- Zenefits adds new tools for employee compliance (in 2017)
- HR service Zenefits opens up to third-party developers (in 2016)
- Zenefits launched own payroll platform (in 2015)
- Zenefits launched free tools for managers and executive (in 2015)
- Cloud HR management provider Zenefits raised $500 Million (in 2015)
- Cloud HR startup Zenefits is one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses ever (in 2015)
- Cloud HR service Zenefits adds grant management (in 2014)
- Zenefits - leads the wave of next generation cloud HR services (in 2014)

Looks like Zenefits was recently more active than TriNet (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which TriNet and Zenefits meet head to head:

2017 - Zenefits added performance management tool to challenge TriNet

HR management service Zenefits launched a new performance tracking tool for employees, which has been built in-house as it looks to pick off niches on its effort to become a one-stop shop for HR in small businesses. That includes reviews, goals, and will eventually also incorporate check-ins and peer reviews. At smaller companies, these may often seem to be oversights or afterthoughts, but Zenefits seems to want to streamline the process and introduce these kinds of sophisticated corporate behaviors into smaller businesses. The conclusion is that Zenefits gets more focused on small business than TriNet

2017 - Zenefits simplifies human resources management for SMB. TriNet should better react

Human resources management service Zenefits released a suite of new updates that revolve around trying to simplify the process of managing an employee base, from benefits to payroll, to something as simple as a few taps on an app. Right now, they’ve worked on tools like time-off requests and clocking in and out, but it seems  clear that as it tries to recoup the good will it lost amid a major compliance scandal that effectively halved its valuation Zenefits is trying to methodically make its way back into the small- to medium-sized business mindshare with a simpler product than a complex desktop-based dashboard. Zenefits is also adding reporting and analytics for HR managers so they can construct reports on their businesses’ employee activity. One example use case of such a business intelligence function would be helping HR managers get better snapshots of data simply for presentations to their bosses.

2015 - Zenefits launched free tools for managers and executive . TriNet should better react

Cloud HR service Zenefits launched two free management tools generally reserved for larger enterprises. First of them - Zenefits for Managers is a tool that will allow managers within an organization to make HR changes on their end rather than waiting for HR or CEO approval. These are things like adding new hires, changing job titles and bumping up salaries. Zenefits will also start providing executives with access to business intelligence reports. Called Zenefits Business Intelligence, those using the platform will have the ability to filter workforce data such as compensation, employee headcount and turnover in real-time. This product aims to help reduce inequalities and give executives in different offices some insight on how their department compares.