Sage Payroll Software


 

Sage offers web-based payroll solutions designed for small and midsized companies in many industries. 

For companies with 10 employees and 5 departments or less, Sage Payroll Essentials is a straightforward platform can be accessed through any web browser or mobile device. Employees can be paid through direct deposit, paycards, or company-generated checks. Twenty-six reports come standard in the system. 

Sage Payroll Full Service is recommended to companies with more than 10 employees, and offers a full service and feature set including a report-writer tool, GL export capability, delivered checks, and support from a named dedicated payroll expert. 

Both Sage Payroll Full Service and Sage Payroll Essentials can integrate with systems such as Sage 50, Sage 100, and Quickbooks. They can also be combined with time and attendance solutions to track PTO, overtime, and tardiness. 

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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veronica from Hockomock YMCA
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Terrible

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Value for Money

We could not be less happy with this payroll product. We have been using Sage Payroll since October of 2016 and have had nothing but problems since then. A few of the major problems: Staff with duplicate pay, staff not paid, W2's with incorrect information, inaccurate reports, unable to upload payroll file, middle initials disappearing, staff paid from incorrect departments. These are just a few of our issues over the past year!

Pros

There are no pros from a Payroll Administrator's view

Cons

This system is not user-friendly. There are many unneeded steps for all payroll processes from adding a new employee to entering a pay rate on the pay grid. There isn't a search option when writing a manual check so you need to go through multiple screens to find an employee by the last name. You are unable to select a department for manual checks. After adding new employee you then need to manually add them to the pay grid, again there isn't a search option for this so, you have to go through multiple pages to find them by the last name.

Advice to Others

If you are looking into Sage Payroll as an option keep looking! This past year has been one major problem after another and has caused all sorts of extra, time-consuming work for my whole department.

 
 

Laura from Missio Dei Church
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Not User-Friendly

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Value for Money

I feel like a pretty competent and computer savvy person. The more I use Sage, the less and less I like it. I don't know if it's just my company or what, but every January, I lose my mind. When it's time to update rates & salaries, there are one million steps and once I think I've figured it out, I look at the calculated totals for our next paychecks and almost all of them are incorrect. I have to then call to get things sorted out. I have now been transferred three times. "Self-service" payroll is not an adequate name for this product. I have been told that there are certain features that I can change on my own and others I cannot. It should be 100% self-service or 0%. Additionally, every year the W-2s for two of my employees are incorrect. Overall, running payroll from paycheck to paycheck is a simple process! I'd recommend it for that, but a headache I experience each year in updating totals and doing taxes is starting to make me question whether I should stick with Sage or not. I will say that 80% of the people I speak with in customer support are friendly - so I guess that's good.

Pros

It's quick to use for running payroll.

Cons

Updating rates, salaries, and deductions are very difficult. It causes such a headache.

Advice to Others

If you have employees that are pastors (have designated housing allowance and clergy pay) DO NOT USE this product. If you have employees who simply get paid hourly or salaried, I recommend this to you.

 
 

Andrea from Alex Horner Plastering
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage 50 payroll with pension module

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Value for Money

Very good software if you got more than 20 employees. It's more complicated than other programs i.e. Bright pay but the pension module makes dealing with automated enrolment very easy. It deals with all correspondence and records every letter sent out in the record of the individual employee.

Pros

See above

Cons

There is no flag when something needs submitting. I.e. HMRC or pension provider.

 
 

Katherine from American Retirement Homes
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

May 2016

May 2016

Reminded me of an Old DOS Program, functioned well but seemed outdated

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Likes Best

Ease of use, the software is very user friendly and easy to navigate.

Likes Least

The amount of screens you had to go through to put in one new hire and the product was from a re-seller and direct support was difficult to obtain

Recommendations

Make sure the software will function for what you need it for BEFORE purchasing.

 
 

Carlos from Dgs
Specialty: Software / Technology

April 2015

April 2015

Review for Sage

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Review for Sage

Likes Best

Friendly user interface, windows compatible, cost effective

Likes Least

Adds on options, does not work in Mac iOS, no tools for Mac developers

Recommendations

Make it compatible with Mac iOS, use Mac developers kit

 
 

Frankie from NEILL TSP
Specialty: Other Services

January 2015

January 2015

HR rep utilizing this system for talent acquisition and hiring

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Likes Best

The software allows easy uploading and access of employee documentations for employment regulations.

Likes Least

When multiple users are on, delays were occurring and documents were lost after uploading failures occurred.

Recommendations

I'd like more security. I think that individuals with access should be allowed to upload documents freely. But reviewing and downloading personal info should be regulated to upper management.

 
 
 
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