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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Stephanie from Liberty Mutual Insurance
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2017

October 2017

Covers all of my payroll needs!

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Pros

Sage Payroll is super easy, convenient, and fast to use. It has saved us many headaches in comparison to our old, clunky system! We use the report-writer tool daily, and having the ability to export the data we need is so helpful. The interface is simple and straightforward, and does exactly what we need it to do.

Cons

Although it is not the most robust payroll system in the world, it functions at a basic and reliable level and each update improves the system greatly.

 
 

Margaret from ThreeCs
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Review of Sage One

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We really liked how simple Sage have made this software, they must have used different developers than the Sage 50 developers! We also liked the VAT handling, top marks for that.

Pros

Sage One is extremely basic and fairly straight forward to use. The software is a no frills solution and is stripped down to bare bones. For instance, there are no nominal codes and no transactions list (audit trail) etc. The terminology is also very user friendly so that non-professionals and users without bookkeeping experience can understand it better.

The website has a mediocre design but the design of the accounting software itself was actually very good, better than the website’s design, which is unusual!
Speed: The speed of the actual accounting software is fast but entering transactions is not. For example, entering cash book (banking) transactions has three steps which seemed a bit overkill in our opinion. Also the places for entering sales receipts, purchase payments and bank transfers were spread out throughout the software which meant that it coule be time consuming if you have a mixture of transactions to enter.

Cons

We did not like how entering different types of transactions required the user to access multiple sections of the accounting software.

 
 

Eula from Paraizo Disegno
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great product - Strong company.

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Please know and understand, that I have firm belief this is a great product, but we have not used it yet. We go live in November. Customer Support is excellent

Pros

Wide range of business solutions. The company is solid, having know how and capital strength. Invited me to the summit, and I was sold.

Cons

Not all of the software solutions are integrated. Thus had to look for specialists that could get them to collaborate.

 
 

Rita from Three Cs
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Review for Sage

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Pros

Sage allows easy uploading and access to documentation of employees for employment regulations and so forth

Cons

Uploading failures occur quite frustrating at times I believe this happened when there are more users at one time

 
 

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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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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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.

 
 

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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BILL from Vision dynamics
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Easy to use. Great for a small business.

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Ease of use frees me up for other tasks.

Pros

Automatic. Great for a small business with no payroll changes. Just set and forget, payroll runs every week.

Cons

Need customer service help to make changes. Handles local taxes but takes some effort to get set-up.

Source: Capterra
 

Bill from SCC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage Payroll

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Easy to use. Great for a small business. Just set-up automatic payroll and Sage does the rest. Taxes and direct deposits.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Does not have all the bells and whistles of other software

Advice to Others

Easy to use.

Source: Capterra
 

Ron from CPA for Harvey's Hardware

November 2016

November 2016

Sage Payroll 10-30 Employees

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Very pleased with the ease of use, including salaried and hourly employees. Reports are very detailed and customizable. Optional e-file of reports is not expensive, easy to use and worth the cost

Pros

If you want control of your payroll, Using the built-in Sage Payroll is worth the extra cost

Cons

Nothing really

Source: Capterra
 

Emma from Pilates Plus Dublin
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Sage Payroll System

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I stared using Sage at the beginning of the year having previously used different payroll software for almost 9 years. My main reason for changing was that even though it had been promised for years the other software did not work on Apple and I needed it to as my main computer is a MacBook. I find Sage to be very good value. Easy to use on all computers. Quick and easy to do a payroll run but there are definitely quite a number of features it is lacking compared to other payroll software but then this may be due to the fact that it does offer such good value for money. I believe they may be adding to it which would be super.

Pros

Ease of use. Price. Can be used on an Apple Mac.

Cons

Lacks certain functionality.

Source: Capterra
 

Sam from Success Recruit

November 2016

November 2016

Difficult to use

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This is an out of date software that does what you need it to do, but in a really difficult and confusing way. There are so many options available and this is one of the most expensive. Truly awful. Although the customer support is actually very good.

Source: Capterra
 

kagiso

August 2017

August 2017

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Source: GetApp