XcelHR Review

Learn about XcelHR is a professional employer organization service for small businesses. Includes info on XcelHR, pricing, review, and FAQs.

Updated on May 29th, 2023

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XcelHR is a professional employer organization (PEO) service created for small to mid-sized business owners. The software offers users HR and administrative solutions, including payroll services, benefits administration, talent acquisition, and risk management services.


XcelHR does not reveal pricing on their website. The company offers users a customized solution when it comes to pricing as rates depend on the requirements of every business. If you are interested in the service, call XcelHR for a consultation at 1 (800) 776-0076 or fill out an online contact form.


We have ranked XcelHR lower down on our list of the top Professional Employer Organization (POE) Firms, but this company offers an impressive range of HR services, hiring support, employee benefits, payroll features, and risk and compliance management.

Users of XcelHR can enjoy HR services such as an employee handbook, a company directory, and supervisor training. XcelHR lacks employee onboarding and a company calendar, which one of our top-ranked POE firms, Oasis Outsourcing, does feature.

XcelHR features applicant screening tools, compensation and benefits package development, and employment law compliance guidance and administration assistance. So, in hiring support features, XcelHR is comparable to our top-ranked PEO firm, ADP.

When it comes to employee benefits, XcelHR is on par with ADP in offering a wide range of features, including 401(k) contributions, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, ACA filing, COBRA administration, direct deposits, and health reimbursement accounts. However, XcelHR lacks health advocacy.

In regard to payroll, XcelHR offers a wide range of features, such as garnishments, payroll taxes, time-off tracking, payroll reports, an employee self-service portal, and the ability to make multi-state payments. Users of XcelHR can also enjoy the rare payroll feature of ERISA reporting. However, it lacks the ability to do accounting integrations, job costing reports, time-tracking integrations, and tip allocation reporting.

Users of XcelHR will find risk and compliance features, such as filing of W-2s and 1099s, workers' compensation, and unemployment administration. XcelHR does lack a dedicated help center for risk management and compliance, instruction in OSHA compliance, and insurance consulting.

While not accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC), XcelHR enables small businesses to outsource human resource administration, such as payroll, benefits management, and more.

Key Information:

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Founding Date

Jan 01, 1995


7361 Calhoun Place, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20855 United States

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1 (800) 776-0076




What is XcelHR?

XcelHR is a professional employer organization (PEO) service for small to mid-sized business owners. The software offers users HR and administrative solutions, such as payroll services and benefits administration.

What is XcelHR's price range?

XcelHR does not disclose pricing on their website. You can go to their website and request a consultation or contact their sales department at 1 (800) 776-0076.

Is there an XcelHR free trial?

No, XcelHR does not offer a free trial, but they do offer a free HR Audit. To access your free audit, go to xcelhr.com and click "Register for a free HR Audit" in the main homepage banner slideshow.