Pay Equity Tech Comparison
Syndio vs. Payscale
5 reasons to choose Syndio over Payscale for pay equity
Leverage a purpose-built solution: Unlike Payscale, our focus has been pay equity since day one — we didn’t add it onto an existing product as an afterthought. Stan Dunlap, EVP of Global Rewards at Salesforce, said, “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."
Easily manage the complexities of pay equity at scale: 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. Syndio is designed with iteration in mind — so our platform lets you continuously fine-tune your analysis without the need to re-upload your data and start over every time you make a change. Plus, we’ve spent years refining our pay equity tools alongside many of the world’s largest enterprises — so you know it has the flexibility you want and the credibility you need.
Access ongoing, integrated support from leading experts: While a self-serve, low-cost solution might seem attractive, it’s not the best approach for something as important and complex as pay equity. You need access to proven approaches and guidance around groupings, controls, remediation, root cause analysis, and other features that strengthen the analysis. 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 — not just during implementation, not from a call center, and not billed by the hour.
Mitigate legal risk: Unlike other pay equity technology providers, every capability we offer has been validated by legal experts. 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 with so much legal complexity, choosing the cheapest pay equity tech option can actually come at a high cost.
Close your median pay gaps by improving pay and opportunity equity: Unlike Payscale, Syndio 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.
Don't trust us because we say so. Trust us because they do.
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
of Fortune's Most
world-class NPS rating*
*The average NPS for a software company is 41.
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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.
See how the University of California, Irvine used Syndio to embed pay equity, increase transparency, and build trust.
Learn how Sellen, a Seattle-based construction firm, used Syndio to move to a proactive pay equity approach and become Fair Pay Workplace-certified.
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."
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 DEI 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."
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, Total Rewards, and DE&I 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:
- Analyze equity in pay, promotions, performance assessments, and more
- Prevent pay disparities with recommended equitable ranges for new hires, promotions, and transfers using both your internal and market data
- Analyze and explain your policies' impact on pay and pinpoint root causes of inequity at the policy level
- Uncover representation gaps using internal and external benchmarks
- Model scenarios and forecast representation changes over time
- Explore the differences in outcomes for intersectional groups and drill into individual teams to pinpoint where disparities are most acute
- Incorporate your compensation philosophy into your remediation plan with advanced budgeting tools
- 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
Syndio's client and domain expert personnel are superb. The interface and the functionality of the tool is really excellent. Companies like Syndio are blazing a trail for pay equity automation."
— Executive Compensation Leader
2022 Silver Winner
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Product Leaders of the Year
Best Places to Work
America's Best Startup Employers
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.
Learn more about some of our leading consultants, who partner with our extensive customer success team to give you holistic, ongoing support.
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Get a little taste of the insights you'll receive from our experts.
[Syndio] provides not only the best software in the space, but access to experts and guidance as we move through our journey."
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.