Competitor Comparisons

Our Top 5 Alternatives to Deel

September 5, 2023

If you’re looking for alternatives to Deel, you’re probably already aware of the complexities of global hiring. 

Perhaps you’re growing a distributed team, undergoing international expansion, or going through a merger process that will require hiring colleagues under new contracts. 

Either way, you need an Employer of Record (EOR) that fits your needs. Perhaps that’s Deel — or maybe it’s another provider, like Remofirst. 

There are plenty of Deel alternatives out there, but how do they stack up in terms of price, coverage, customer service, and more? Let’s take a look at five of our top picks to find out — and what makes Remofirst stand out.

1. Remofirst

Pricing: Starts at $199/employee/month and $19/contractor/month.

We may be biased, but we believe Remofirst beats most other providers. For instance, with coverage through our local partner network, Remofirst offers the most comprehensive global coverage of any EOR, including countries like Zimbabwe, where remote worker Naume Guveya was hired by her UK-based employer via Remofirst.

“Remofirst has been a game-changer for me as a Zimbabwean worker. Unlike my previous experience with EORs like Remote, where I had to send invoices every month and lacked comprehensive coverage, Remofirst provides extensive coverage and employee status,” Naume says.

Remofirst is convenient for employers, too. For instance, salary disbursements and invoices can be aggregated into one payment for ease of management — and you can fund accounts in five different currencies (USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, or SGD).

Remofirst’s easy-to-use platform allows you to manage benefits administration, global health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, global equipment provisioning, time tracking, and employment contracts all in one place, helping you keep on top of admin for your whole global team.

The onboarding process with Remofirst is quick and easy, and in many cases, same-day onboarding and offboarding are possible. We also take care of background checks, support employees with visas, give you a dedicated account manager based in your time zone, and provide 24/7 chat support.

According to Naume, “With centralized payroll management, access to payslips, automatic monthly payments, as well as expenses and tax management, it’s a seamless and efficient solution that truly empowers me in ways Remote couldn’t have.”

In short, here’s what makes Remofirst stand out:

  • Extensive global coverage
  • Competitive pricing
  • Easy-to-use platform with a user-friendly design
  • Robust customer support
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Global equipment provisioning at no extra cost

2. Remote

Pricing: Starts at $599/employee/month for EOR services with annual billing and $699 with monthly billing. $29 per contractor/month with a minimum contract term of 12 months.

Remote is one of the better-known brands in the EOR space, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best. For instance, global employment coverage is limited to 77 countries, while international payroll processing is available in over 180 countries, and tax compliance is offered in 100 countries. 

This is because, unlike Remofirst, Remote does not work with local partners and relies on its own local entities to provide coverage. Therefore, the coverage offered by Remote varies from one country to another, depending on the platform’s presence in the country.

With Remote, you can administer benefits — including health insurance, pension plans, paid time off, and time tracking — and onboarding and offboarding take one to two days. 

In terms of support, Remote offers email support, a help center, a 24/7 help widget, and live chat — however, that’s only available 7 a.m.-5 p.m. UTC on working days. Dedicated customer support teams are available only for Enterprise customers. 

Remote features that stand out:

  • A mobile app
  • Intuitive UI design that’s easy to navigate
  • Offers discounts to certain organizations, including charities, nonprofits, and refugee organizations.

3. Oyster

Pricing: Starts at $499/employee/month for EOR services and $29 per contractor/month.

Oyster is a global EOR offering global payroll processing and compliance services in 90+ countries. Clients can fund accounts in three different currencies (USD, GBP, EUR).

With Oyster, you can administer benefits, health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and time tracking; onboarding and offboarding typically take one to two days.

Oyster has a strong emphasis on self-service rather than offering personalized support — which is why its customer support structures include a knowledge base, email, help desk, FAQs, and forum.

Oyster features that stand out:

  • Tools for bulk hiring
  • Dedicated global employment support
  • Localized benefit offering

4. Multiplier

Pricing: Starts at $400/employee/month and $40/contractor/month.

Multiplier offers global employment coverage and payroll processing in over 150 countries with built-in compliance; however, you can only fund accounts in USD. 

Multiplier’s features include multiple billing cycles per month, benefits administration — including health insurance and medical benefits, stock options, and paid time off — and equipment provisioning in 50+ countries.

They offer multilingual and locally compliant contracts, same-day onboarding services, and support with offboarding, background checks, and obtaining visas.

In terms of support, Multiplier has a real-time live chat with 24/5 coverage, email, help desk, FAQs, and forum.

Multiplier features that stand out:

  • Localized insurance coverage
  • Automatic calculations for employee pay, deductions, and taxes
  • Library of HR resources and payscale guidebooks

5. Rippling

Pricing: Starts from $35/month plus $8 per employee per month.

With its library of payroll data report templates, Rippling offers EOR services in 90+ countries, and clients can pay their employees and contractors in just 90 seconds.

With Rippling, you can administer benefits — including health insurance and 401(k) plans. Additionally, you can create custom workflows that allow you to automate your manual human resources, finance, and IT processes.

Onboarding time with Rippling takes around four weeks, and customer support services include live chat, email support, online help center, and how-to guides.

Rippling features that stand out:

  • Adjustable payroll runs
  • Automatic enrollment in company benefits for new hires 

Alternatives to Deel: Why Remofirst Stands Out

We hope this round-up of Deel competitors helps you come closer to a decision about which EOR is best for supporting your remote teams. While Deel is a reputable EOR, there may be better choices for your business needs — for instance, those who are budget-conscious may find Deel’s high monthly costs (starting at $599/month) and $500 termination fees are not the right fit.

With our cost-effective price point, convenient and easy-to-use platform, and extensive global coverage, Remofirst stands out above the competition for hiring global talent and managing remote employees.

To learn more, read about the benefits of using Remofirst as your EOR platform, or check out our Country Guides