2017 Reviews

Top Payroll Services - 2017 Reviews

ADP Workforce Now Integrated payroll & HR solution for mid-sized businesses

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Made for:

Mid-sized businesses that also need integration with other HR functions like recruitment, performance management, and benefits tracking. Also for Bank of the West customers, or those needing a mobile app in the form of ADP RUN.

Not for:

Small or large businesses, or businesses that only need basic payment processing.

QuickBooks (Intuit)

Online or desktop versions of payroll & accounting with analytic reports

  • $66-139/mo + $2/employee
  • 30-day free trial
Made for:

Small to medium businesses that need payroll, accounting, invoicing, and business analytics reports.

Not for:

Large or mainly international businesses, or ones that need integration with benefits and/or other HR functions.

Gusto Easy-to-use, affordable payroll with benefits for small American businesses

  • $35-623/mo
  • 2-month free trial
Made for:

Small American businesses that need affordable, easy-to-use payroll and some integration with health benefits and workers' compensation. Also for companies employing contractors.

Not for:

Medium-large and/or international businesses that need complex, fully integrated HCM suites that offer many features.

Paycor Intuitive, cloud-based HR and payroll for small/mid-sized businesses

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Made for:

Small and medium-sized businesses in the US looking for cloud-based onboarding, HR, payroll, and timekeeping software.

Not for:

Large and/or international businesses, or small businesses that only need simple payroll.

Kronos Workforce Ready Cloud-based, automated workforce management solution for small-medium businesses

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Made for:

Small-medium businesses that want a cloud-based and fully automated solution on a budget.

Not for:

Large businesses that need additional functionality like complex absence tracking and industry-specific optimization, or ones that want on-premise implementation.

Paychex

Customizable solutions for small, medium, and large businesses

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Made for:

Comprehensive, customizable solutions available for small, medium, and large businesses.

Not for:

Businesses that need time and labor management features.

PeopleSoft Global Payroll (Oracle)

Rules-based, scalable, and international payroll management system

  • $359.90
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Made for:

Medium to large global enterprises that need integration with Oracle's complex PeopleSoft Human Capital Management family of applications.

Not for:

Small businesses that only need simple payroll and/or only operate locally in the US or just one state.

OptRight Payroll (Wells Fargo)

Full-service solution that integrates payroll and business banking

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Made for:

Businesses of all sizes that need a full-service payroll/tax solution, especially ones that bank with Wells Fargo.

Not for:

Smaller businesses or sole proprietors who only need simple payroll/expensing functions and/or do not bank with Wells Fargo.

UltiPro (Ultimate Software) Cloud-based HCM solution for payroll, HR, analytics, and business intelligence

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Made for:

Any businesses (especially larger ones) that need a comprehensive cloud-based HCM solution, including less common features like analytics, predictive metrics, and business intelligence.

Not for:

Businesses that only need simple payroll.

Paylocity Cloud-based payroll and HCM software solution for medium-sized organizations

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Made for:

Medium-sized businesses that need cloud-based payroll and human capital management.

Not for:

Small businesses that have simpler payroll needs.

Vista HRMS (PDS) Comprehensive HR and payroll management suite for both US and Canadian employees

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Made for:

Medium-large businesses that need comprehensive management for HR, benefits, payroll, recruiting, time and attendance, self-service, workflow, and reporting. Also for those with both US and Canadian employees.

Not for:

Small businesses that do not need extensive HR and payroll management, or for ones with only US employees.

The Payroll Company Full-service cloud-based solution for businesses of all sizes in any industry

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Made for:

Businesses of all sizes in any industry that need HR, payroll, talent, time, tax, benefits, and regulatory compliance solutions. Additional administrative services outsourcing (ASO) includes staffing augmentation and executive search.

Not for:

International businesses or ones that only need simple accounting/payroll.

APS Configurable and scalable HR, online payroll, and time & attendance solution

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Made for:

Small or midsize businesses looking for customizable/scalable cloud-based core HR, online payroll, and/or time & attendance solutions.

Not for:

Large businesses, or other businesses only in need of simple payroll/accounting.

Advantage Payroll Services Comprehensive payroll and tax-filing services for small and mid-sized businesses

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Made for:

Small and mid-sized businesses, especially in Long Island and the New York metropolitan area, that need comprehensive payroll and tax-filing services.

Not for:

Large businesses or corporations, or businesses far away from the New York area.

Wagepoint Automated online payroll software for small American and Canadian businesses

  • $22-220/payroll
  • 30-day free trial
Made for:

Small (fewer than 100 employees) American and Canadian businesses that need automated, cloud-based payroll solutions.

Not for:

Medium-large businesses that also need more comprehensive HR, time & attendance, and benefits administration.

Optimum Payroll Integrated HRIS for payroll, HR, time & attendance delivered on-premise or cloud

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Made for:

Small-medium businesses that need an integrated HRIS suite for payroll, HR, and time/attendance. Also for those that need either in-house Windows/IBM or cloud-based SaaS options.

Not for:

Businesses that do not need additional HR functions/integration.

SurePayroll

Small business online payroll company with tax, accounting, and 401k services

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Made for:

Small businesses, S-Corporations officers, restaurants, nonprofits (including churches/clergy), and people who hire nannies or other household employees.

Not for:

Larger businesses, or those not working specifically in the targeted sectors.

USA Payroll Workforce management solution for payroll, insurance, benefits, and HR

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Made for:

Small-medium businesses that need insurance, benefits, HR, and third-party administrator services in addition to payroll.

Not for:

Large and/or international businesses, or small ones that only need simple payroll.

Patriot Software Affordable payroll/accounting service with optional HR and time/attendance

  • $10-25/mo + $2-4/employee
  • 30-day free trial
Made for:

Small American businesses that need affordable payroll and accounting services, with HR and time/attendance add-on options.

Not for:

Larger and/or international businesses that need more complex functionalities and high degrees of integration.

BBS Accounting, IT, tax, and HR services for start-ups and small businesses in Utah

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Made for:

Start-ups and small businesses in Utah that need accounting, IT, tax, and HR services.

Not for:

Non-Utah businesses, or medium-large ones.