Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped thousands of small businesses choose the right payroll software so they can calculate wages and make sure workers are paid on time.

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Zenefits

Zenefits is a cloud-based human resources information system (HRIS) that features user dashboards, core human resources, benefits administration, onboarding and employee scheduling. When new employees are hired, HR professionals using... Read more

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RUN powered by ADP

RUN, powered by ADP, is a web-based payroll solution designed for small businesses. The solution can be deployed on either iPhones, iPads or on any touchscreen device. RUN can integrate with multiple third-party accounting software... Read more

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Paycor

Paycor is an integrated cloud-based software suite that offers functionality to encompasses the entire employee lifecycle - from recruiting and onboarding to time and attendance management. Collectively, the solution offers tools for... Read more

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APS

APS has a mission: to make payroll and HR easier. They have been providing payroll and tax compliance services to companies since 1996. In 2004, APS released its cloud-based solution for workforce management. APS delivers a single-system... Read more

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Viventium

Viventium is a cloud-based payroll and human resources (HR) solution for small to mid-size businesses. Key features include payroll, HR, talent acquisition, ACA tracking, business intelligence, and time and attendance. A mobile Employee... Read more

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Patriot Payroll

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... Read more

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Triton HR

Triton HR offers small to midsize companies a cloud-based human resources (HR) solution that integrates payroll services, employee benefits and core HR applications into a single system. The system can be configured to support a wide... Read more

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iManage by Corporate Business Solutions

iManage by Corporate Business Solutions is a cloud-based HR solution that caters to midsize and large businesses and helps them to manage their HR practices payroll processing routines. It helps managers handle the labor-intensive... Read more

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TeamPay by ADP™

TeamPay by ADP is a payroll solution designed for Canadian small business owners. The solution is cloud-based, protected by double-layer authentication, and allows users to access systems from multiple devices through a secure system. TeamPay... Read more

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SurePayroll

SurePayroll by Paychex is a cloud-based payroll service for small businesses. It offers resources for tax form completion and legal compliance, payroll calculation, direct deposits and more. SurePayroll has partnered with various... Read more

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Gusto

Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) is a fully featured payroll, benefits administration and compliance management platform. Designed to serve mainly small businesses across the United States, Gusto provides tools to manage core HR needs such... Read more

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Hubstaff

Hubstaff is comprehensive time tracking and work management software for remote project teams. In addition to providing web, mobile and desktop timers, Hubstaff lets business owners send invoices, pay team members, view over 13 detailed... Read more

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Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex is a modular, web-based human capital management solution designed to meet the needs of employers of any size and industry. With a single login, users can access recruiting and applicant tracking (ATS), onboarding, HRIS,... Read more

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Square Payroll

Square Payroll is a full-service payroll solution that helps small businesses pay employees and handle payroll taxes. It can be integrated with a variety of payment processing and employee management systems. Square Payroll offers... Read more

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BrightPay

BrightPay is an on-premise payroll solution built for small businesses in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Features include flexible payment schedules, customisable additions and deductions and automated HMRC payments, among others. The... Read more

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Calamari

Calamari is a cloud-based human resources solution that offers two best-of-breed modules: leave management and clock in or out services. The software is suitable for small to midsize businesses in any industry and offers Android and... Read more

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Paylocity

Paylocity is a web-based human resources (HR) software solution suited to businesses of any size, across a variety of industries. Key features of this platform include payroll, core HR, benefits administration, time and labor and talent... Read more

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QCommission

QCommission is a cloud-based and on-premise sales commission solution for small to midsize businesses and larger enterprises. It helps users calculate salespeople’s compensation. QCommission allows users to calculate commissions... Read more

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OnPay

OnPay is a cloud-based payroll solution that helps small businesses automate tax filing and payment workflows. Key features include employee self-onboarding, new hire reporting, automated payroll taxations and scheduled pay runs. OnPay... Read more

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Wagepoint

Wagepoint is a cloud-based payroll management solution that caters to small businesses helping them to pay their employees or contractors while remaining compliant with IRS regulations. It serves businesses across industries like banking,... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 18, 2019

If you work for a small business, you’ve probably tried processing payroll manually. At first, it may seem simple—but small-business owners quickly find there’s much more to payroll than just writing checks. That’s where payroll software comes in: It helps simplify and streamline your in-house payroll processing.

There are a number of vendors that provide payroll software tailored specifically to the needs of small businesses. This guide will give you a head start on choosing the right system. We’ll cover:

What Is Small-Business Payroll Software?
Common Applications of Small-Business Payroll Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Market Trends to Understand

What Is Small-Business Payroll Software?

This type of software is designed to help small-business users process payroll in house. It often includes modules for time tracking, tax filing and benefits administration. Small-business payroll software automates data entry and tedious processes that users would otherwise have to do manually, saving both time and labor costs.

There are many different solutions out there. Larger companies might need deeper functionality for managing human resources in multiple locations or tools for complex reporting as part of their payroll system. But small businesses typically need software with more basic capabilities, such as compensation, time tracking and tax filing.

Common Applications of Small-Business Payroll Software

These system