Patriot Payroll from Patriot Software is an integrated human resource (HR) and payroll management solution that helps to streamline the different processes associated with managing payroll payments and tax submissions. The solution offers tools to maintain payroll records, print checks, establish direct deposits into bank accounts, generate payroll reports and submit state and federal taxes.

Patriot Payroll offers the ability to issue payrolls through direct bank deposits and electronic cheques. The software offers personalized portals for employees to access their payroll and related financial information. The application's reporting functionality helps employees generate their year-end reports and print W2 forms for tax reporting. While Patriot Payroll is an independent payroll offering, the solution can also integrate with other Patriot Software solutions, such as Patriot TIME (time and attendance) and Patriot HR (personnel tracking) to provide a full-fledged Human Resource Management (HRM) suite.

Patriot Payroll is designed for small businesses with 1-50 employees and serves customers across various industries such as distribution, retail, engineering, maintenance/field service and more.

Payroll Step One: Enter Hours
Payroll Step One: Enter Hours
Payroll Step One: Enter Hours
Payroll Step Two: Approve Payroll
Payroll Step Two: Approve Payroll
Payroll Step Three: Print Paychecks or Paystubs
Payroll Step Three: Print Paychecks or Paystubs
Payroll Register Report
Payroll Register Report

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8



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Joe from Walgreens

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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October 2018

Payroll dont at ease!

Pros

This program allows you to process payroll for you employees!! Very good software!

Cons

None at this time, but will update when needed

Jimmy from Awaken Columbus

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Simple Payroll - works for small church staff

Pros

This software is bare bones payroll when a lot of other companies want to market payroll + HR or payroll + benefits packages... sometimes you just want to get what you asked for and nothing else. Patriot Payroll does just that for our basic payroll needs.

Cons

Not sure I have much to say here... the web site could be a bit more user friendly as it isn't completely intuitive to find old pay stubs, pay histories, etc. when people ask for them.

carrie from HVAC

Specialty:  Construction / Contracting

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

easy

customer assistance is great. no matter what questions you have.

Pros

ease of it. customer service is great. great price on payroll services. chat button is very helpful.

Cons

need more functions like printing customer list. I am very new at this program not anything to say more.

Vickey from Vickey's Bookkeeping Inc

Specialty:  Payroll Provider

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Great Software for the Price!

Overall, Patriot Payroll works very well for my bookkeeping business and I would highly recommend them for other bookkeepers, small business owners, and nonprofits. I was using a very expensive full service payroll software that works inside of QBO...but had so many issues with them that when I switched to Patriot...it was a breath of fresh air! Their support was so much more "supportive" and being able to control the payroll transactions in QBO was wonderful! AND paying a fourth of the monthly fee of the "other" payroll software for better and more reliable software was nice too!

Pros

I use Patriot Software for all of my bookkeeping software because it is reliable and easy to use. It also cost a fraction of what other full service payroll software cost. Their Support staff is awesome and seems more knowledgable than the support reps I talked with my prior full service payroll provider. The payroll reports are easier to run and have the detail I need for my church clients. Setting up the unique compensation and taxes for churches is MUCH easier in Patriot also.

Cons

I don't like the journal entries (JE) Patriot automatically creates when you connect them to QBO. Better account mapping capabilities would solve that issue...but in the meantime I just turn off that feature and enter my own payroll JEs in QBO. I also don't like that I can't assign one employee to 2 or more different locations. You also can't assign more than one pay rate per employee. I have one client that is an employee of the church and of the church's preschool with different pay rates for both. Patriot helped me set up a work around...but it is not ideal. BUT even with these cons...I still love the software and am happy with their service.

Shiela May from Human Resources

Specialty:  Payroll Provider

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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October 2018

Patriot Payroll Review

Pros

> Helpful, so functional and easy to use! My job done easily thru using this software.
> My Reports and Payroll are all organized in this software!

Cons

> I saw nothing negative in this software.
> everything will difficult at the first timer, give time to learn then it will become manageable.

Marielle from Technology Engineering Company

Specialty:  Recruiting Agency

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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October 2018

Patriot Payroll Review

Pros

Its so manageable. Easy to use and not hassle. No need to worry about security, all my payroll are secured.

Cons

For beginners its a little bit difficult, you need to understand how to use it, but after you learned it will so manageable.

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Great for Small Businesses

Patriot Payroll allowed me to put my mind at ease when it comes to payroll. It makes doing payroll simple and easy.

Pros

I liked that the Patriot Payroll software was pretty straight forward and easy to use. I also liked that the software was very affordable. It's also nice that they have a 30 day trial so that you can try it out to see if you like it or if its a good fit for your company.

Cons

In all honesty I don't think there is anything about Patriot Payroll I didn't like. Everything was pretty straight forward and user friendly.

Carmel from Healthcare Company

Specialty:  Healthcare / Medical

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

Patriot Payroll review

Pros

easy to use, very useful and manageable. and we can monitor our payrolls with this app without hassle.

Cons

so far it works fine for me, it's secured I have nothing to worry about hacking my details or info. Great!

Abby from CLERMONT CONSULTING INC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

User Friendly

Pros

The interface is very user friendly, easy to follow the steps and complete the application.

Cons

As far as now, i don't have any to complain.

Sharmaine from IT services provider

Specialty:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

Payroll Software at its finest

Pros

A very user-friendly software and manageable. Almost everything template that you need is almost here. And not bad for its price.

Cons

Been using this for a month and so far, I do not have any problems with this software. Great work then, waiting for more update.

Lin from Lin Chai Rawlinson CPA PC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Review for Patriot

Overall experience is that it works for business with simple payroll with perfect data input. Once you make mistake, it's not easy to fix it. I think because of this drawback, I won't choose the software until I see the improvement.

Pros

The speed of the software is good comparing with Intuit payroll online. The customer service is quick and friendly. The web page layout is clean and easy to find what you need. The price is very affordable.

Cons

1. Takes 4 days to do direct deposit. So, it's not practical for many businesses. It leaves no time for the employers to gather the payroll information. It also put lots of pressure to the payroll processor like myself to get all the work done on Monday in order to meet Friday pay date.
2. The software is very rigid. It expects people makes no mistakes. Depends on what mistake you make during difference period of payroll, you have to void the whole payroll or get the customer service involved. A simple "Edit" function is not available.
3. For direct deposit option, the employees do not get any notification that the paycheck will be in your account at the certain day. Unlike Intuit payroll, you can click a bottom and emails will be sent directly to the employees.
4. For reimbursement for the employee, you can't simply enter a number in the payroll input screen. You need to change the employee's sitting and input the number there. Once you pay the employee, you need to remember to delete it otherwise the employee will get the reimbursement again.

Anne from Food Manufacturing

Specialty:  Food / Beverage

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

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September 2018

Effective System for our Business

Pros

One of the most useful product for the payroll system. Perfect for small businesses and templates are all provided by patriot payroll.

Cons

I had some issue with the price increase that happened in current customers. But other than that, nothing more.

Eugenio from Rising Star

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Very good starter software

Pros

I enjoyed using this app for the business as it was accessible anywhere and anytime via PC. A good software very easy to use

Cons

I wish it had a phone app access as it’s not a complicated software and it would make it much easier and faster on the employer to process payments etc

Response: Patriot Software, Patriot Software, Inc

September 2018

Thanks for the great review Eugenio! Although Patriot Software does not have an "app" the software is a responsive design, which means it can be used on any device including mobile devices and tablets. This is beneficial to our customers because they don't need to worry about an app using up precious memory on their phone or updating the app to ensure the tax tables are up-to-date. All of the software updates automatically, and with our responsive design, you can easily run payroll from anywhere you have data or internet connection.

Michelle from Food and Sweeten Preservatives

Specialty:  Food / Beverage

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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September 2018

Reviewing Patriot Payroll Software

Pros

What I really like about this software is the aesthetic web design of its features. Payroll system makes it easier than others. So much help!

Cons

It is a little bit complex for beginners but practice takes time. But once you manage it, it is really manageable.

Natalie from Schwartz and Associates

Specialty:  Legal

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

September 2018

Very user friendly!

Pros

It's very user friendly. Keeps employees information organized, takes about 5 min a day to run payroll.

Cons

There's not really any cons that I can think of. This software is perfect for payroll! Its easy to use.

Judy from CJ's Home Decor & Fireplaces LLC

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

September 2018

Customer service always helpful and committed to help.

Pros

Patriot was up to date with tax changes
Patriots' people were always willing to do what it takes to fix any issues
Program was easy to learn and navigate

Cons

I would have liked to have them take care of all taxes but I didn't like that they would deduct money from our bank every week and hold it in a non-interest account.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

Cheap and best payroll Service

Pros

We have moved from a different payroll to Patriot very recently. Very easy to setup and use for administrators. It is very inexpensive. You pay what you use. Especially the details on unemployment taxes are pretty helpful.

Cons

Sometimes you may need wait a bit for customer support

abdullah from Home Decor And Beyond

Specialty:  Retail

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Functionality

September 2018

Pay employees easier and help your taxes

Pros

With 3 stores and too many employees, keeping everyone’s payroll organized was a headache, especially because of the IRS. This software saved me so much from accountant fees!

Cons

It’s a bot and not a real accountant so you can’t expect all the easy personalizations and detailed changes.

Response: Michele, Patriot Software, Inc

September 2018

Thank you for your review Abdullah. Patriot Software is a software, (not a bot), with settings that you can easily customize as needed for your small business payroll. For instance, you can set up customized deductions, contributions, money codes and hour codes. Please refer to our help center for more information on how to customize your software.

beveryly from Advance Computer Forms Inc.

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

August 2018

A very affordable yet a big help for Payroll System

Pros

* the best thing about Patriot Payroll is the simplicity of its features where in you can easily learn how to use it
* so effective and accurate

Cons

* I have nothing to say against Patriot Payroll since its cheap but effective
* highly recommended even for small or medium type of business

Nathan from Vandy Painting Services, Inc.

Specialty:  Real Estate

Number of employees:  1 employee

Ease-of-use

Functionality

August 2018

Patriot Payroll is a good solution for smaller companies.

Pros

Their online help with getting the state-agency accounts open was quite helpful.
The price was also very good compared to the other companies I researched.

Cons

My first direct deposit was held up because I didn't see an email in time. So watch out for your first payroll processing.


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