Pay Equity Provider Comparison

Syndio vs. Mercer

Pay Equity Tech Comparison

What they say

Mercer believes only a third party can provide an unbiased, credible perspective on your organization's pay practices.

What our customers say

We chose to partner with Syndio because their core purpose is pay equity, and their team is going to be farther ahead in their thinking, so they could push us and we could learn from them."

Stan Dunlap
EVP of Global Rewards at Salesforce

Our CEO, because she is a leader who knows the importance of this, challenged our comp function to ask, 'Are there third-party, neutral organizations out there that can certify us, look at what we're doing and say these are industry best practices that are substantial, justifiable, and defensible?' I found the Fair Pay Workplace certification, which obviously is a great sistership with Syndio and uses the Syndio platform."

Adam Swanlund
Compensation Manager, Elevance Health (formerly Anthem)

What they say

Mercer believes that a pay equity tech provider's methodology and experience can't measure up to a consultant. They also think tech providers cannot pivot to meet specific needs.

What our customers say

Syndio was the obvious choice… The company provides not only the best software in the space, but access to experts and guidance as we move through our journey."

Amy Reichanadter

Chief People Officer at Databricks

With Syndio, you get access to our team of seasoned, in-house experts in labor economics, workplace equity, data science, employment and labor law best practices, DE&I, and global pay equity. We are there with you every step of the way, even creating custom analyses so we can pivot with your needs — and we don't bill you by the hour for that support.

What they say

Mercer believes that a pay equity tech provider can't actually give you the full picture of everything that is impacting pay in your organization, like hiring, promotions, and more, to fully support your DE&I strategy.

What our customers say

On our DEI roadmap, we knew we wanted to establish pay equity. But what we didn't know was that Syndio insights would benefit other dimensions of DEI. With Syndio, we have become more intentional about building equity in other talent strategies."

Kate Harkess
Chief People Officer at Sellen Construction

Syndio's Workplace Equity Platform has been a critical tool for us to focus our strategies and efforts in DE&I."

Molly Gellerman

VP of Inclusion & Diversity, HR Digital Transformation, and HR Operations at Domino's

Syndio's Workplace Equity Analytics Platform helps you measure, prioritize, forecast, and report on all facets of workplace equity in a single solution — from improving representation in leadership to paying, promoting, and retaining employees equitably — to help you close your pay gap.

What they say

Mercer believes that a pay equity tech provider can't fully support you through every step of the pay equity analysis process — from groupings and controls to choosing a remediation strategy. They also believe that pay equity tech can't keep up with your changing workforce and the pay decisions you make day in and day out.

What our customers say

We chose Syndio because it gave us the ability to monitor global pay equity ongoing, in-house and access real-time pay equity insights and root cause analyses."

Total Rewards Leader

Enterprise social media platform

Syndio's team of expert consultants guides you through careful prep and configuration of sensitive HR and compensation data to complete your first analysis. But we don't just stop at uncovering what pay disparities you have, we help you uncover why they're happening in the first place. Syndio offers root cause analysis to help assess the effectiveness of your compensation policies and provides competitive and equitable salary recommendations for new hires, promotions, and transfers to proactively prevent pay disparities at every stage of the employee lifecycle.

What they say

Mercer believes that a pay equity tech provider can't keep up with the changing pay equity and pay transparency legislation to ensure your analysis meets these requirements.

What our customers say

Global analyses are complex, things are constantly changing, and it's slow and painful to try to manage that constant iteration with a consulting firm like Mercer."

Total Rewards Leader
Enterprise social media platform

Every capability we offer has been validated by legal experts — both in-house and third-party. We've spent years refining our process, methodology, and privilege protection to make sure we've addressed all the pay equity details that keep lawyers up at night. And we have legal experts on-staff that constantly stay up to date on the latest pay legislation.

What they say

Mercer believes that a pay equity tech provider can't actually save your team time or reduce the burden on your team.

What our customers say

It takes 2-3 weeks to get anything fixed with Mercer. With Syndio, we can run analyses instantly so we're not looking at old data or paying someone more money every time something changes."

Total Rewards Leader
Enterprise technology company

Syndio was much more complete and contained and easier for us to use."

Total Rewards Leader
Enterprise financial services firm

Our powerful software lets you run global analyses by country and across all your employee groups in a matter of seconds, with sophisticated features and visualizations that streamline budgeting, communications, and more.

Don't trust us because we say so. Trust us because they do.

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Nordstrom

After two years of using Syndio, we have no more statistical pay gaps based on race, gender, or age. Syndio has helped us achieve this outcome."

Senior Director, Total Rewards

300+

customers

30%

of Fortune's Most
Admired Companies

77

world-class NPS rating*
*The average NPS for a software company is 41.

100+

countries represented in
our customers' analyses

7.2M

employees' data analyzed

17%

decrease in annual pay equity remediation cost for repeat users

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See the results our customers have experienced:

Learn how Salesforce uses Syndio to scale their pay equity analyses as the company grows and expands globally.

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See how the University of California, Irvine used Syndio to embed pay equity, increase transparency, and build trust.

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Learn how Sellen, a Seattle-based construction firm, used Syndio to move to a proactive pay equity approach and become Fair Pay Workplace-certified.

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See what the experts have to say.

What [Syndio is] doing — which is very pioneering — is giving leaders and HR departments near real-time data on the equity implications of every pay, reward, hiring, and promotion decision."

Josh Bersin
Global HR industry and technology analyst

Syndio has adopted a data-driven approach to pay and workplace equity that could help build a strong foundation for a business's overall HR strategy. The firm offers a streamlined user experience with enough flexibility under the hood to account for outside variables that may be impacting perceived equity issues, improving potential for compliance and auditability — a key demand for HR users."

Conner Forrest
451 Research Analyst

Build equity into everything you do with the only Workplace Equity Analytics Platform.

After helping hundreds of companies achieve pay equity, they asked us for more — and we delivered. Developed in partnership with HR and Total Rewards leaders, our Workplace Equity Analytics Platform helps companies pay and treat employees fairly from day one to day one thousand (and beyond).

With Syndio, you can:

  • Ensure you're embedding fairness in every step of the employee lifecycle — analyzing equity in pay, promotions, performance assessments and more — without having to go through consultants
  • Respond to board and shareholder requests for workplace equity data with speed and confidence, backed by experts who can assist you
  • Prevent pay disparities with recommended equitable ranges for new hires, promotions, and transfers using both your internal and market data
  • Assess your compensation programs' impact on pay and pinpoint root causes of inequity in your practices
  • Develop a plan of action to reach your diversity goals by uncovering representation gaps using internal and external benchmarks, modeling scenarios, and forecasting representation changes over time
  • Explore the differences in outcomes for intersectional groups and drill into individual teams to pinpoint where disparities are most acute
  • Build a data-driven strategy for reducing median pay gaps
  • Continually monitor progress toward your goals with on-demand insights as your workforce evolves
  • Communicate about diversity, pay, and opportunity equity with confidence

On our DEI roadmap, we knew we wanted to establish pay equity. But what we didn't know was that Syndio insights would benefit other dimensions of DEI. With Syndio, we have become more intentional about building equity in other talent strategies, like development, promotions, and engagement."

— Kate Harkess, Chief People Officer at Sellen Construction

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Work with the best in the business.

From ongoing support and training with your dedicated Customer Success Manager to guidance from domain experts and seasoned consultants, our team is ready to help no matter where you are in your workplace equity journey.

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Workplace Equity
Communications Playbook

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[Syndio] provides not only the best software in the space, but access to experts and guidance as we move through our journey."

Amy Reichanadter
Chief People Officer at Databricks

Ask the right questions when evaluating pay equity software.

Whether you're looking to complete your first analysis with pay equity tech or are hoping to revamp your existing process, it's important to evaluate all of your options. But it's even more important to make sure you ask the right questions during your evaluation. Use this list of questions to guide your process and help you make the right decision for your business.

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