Paychex Flex Software


 

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, benefits administration, time and attendance, payroll, retirement, and more.

Built on a central platform, using a single data profile for each employee, Paychex Flex tracks information in real-time and across the customizable applications.

Some of the major software functions include applicant screening, electronic onboarding, job and labor costing, garnishment payments, drag-and-drop visual scheduling and automatic compliance testing.

Paychex offers multi-tiered options for customer service, which allows companies to choose from a variety of options to best fit their size and complexity.

The accompanying Paychex mobile app is free and allows employers and employees alike to access information such as check stubs, tax documents and employee profiles on the go.

 

Paychex Flex - Home screen
 
  • Paychex Flex - Home screen
    Home screen
  • Paychex Flex - Requisitions dashboard
    Requisitions dashboard
  • Paychex Flex - Employee profile
    Employee profile
  • Paychex Flex - Payroll journal
    Payroll journal
  • Paychex Flex - Payroll
    Payroll
  • Paychex Flex - Payroll labor costs
    Payroll labor costs
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Mazen from Saudi Naval Support Co.
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

HR and Payroll Accounting can's be better

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Pros

State of art in HR and Payroll management, it allow control of all day to day staff benefit, attendance, payroll etc..

Cons

could benefit from some enhancement of certain features specially multiple language support to allow none English user to benefit form it.

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Katelyn from SDSM
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Never any problems!

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Pros

Ease of use is the best way to describe this software. It's easy to navigate through and find out exactly times/hours/PTO information needed.

Cons

There isn't anything I can pinpoint to count as a con with this software. To this day, I have never had any issues navigating through or operating the program.

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Grace from Witmer's construction
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

All inclusive payroll service

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There is no way that we can stay current an all the payroll laws. Since payroll is what Paychex Flex does they can keep up to date on all the requirements and make sure that all taxes are paid on time.

Pros

Paychex Flex takes care of all the functions of payroll, from calculating taxes and deductions to processing and paying taxes and w-2's. The employees also have a login to see their payroll history.

Cons

Some staff are more knowledgeable than others, so support can be spotty. We struggle sometimes to find reports needed, especially reports to report Ohio Workers Comp.

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Jake from CIE Tours International
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Not a friendly user experience

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Pros

I gets the barebones job done. You can combine both HSA, Insurance, 401K, and Paychecks in one place.

Cons

Bizarre password scheme, limiting password styles you're normally comfortable with. Archaic PTO request system.

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Paul from Gulf Coast Men's Health
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Great Payroll Option for All size Businesses

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Pros

PayChex Flex is a very useful system. The ease of use makes this a perfect system for any business whether it is a startup or a large company with hundreds of emplyees. The employees have great access to their paystubs and can access this through the internet as well as a user friendly app.

Cons

The only con that we have seen is that from an employee standpoint, there is a little bit of a disconnect if there is an error with either the app or with imformation updating when it should on their paystub. From a business owner point of view we have had no issues at all with the software or the the reporting.

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Debbie from The Wilderness Center
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

The Jury is still out.

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Pros

My company decided to go with Paychex so that we did not have to deal with internal payroll. Customer service helped us get everything set up and it made payroll so much easier for our company!

Cons

When my company first decided to go with Paychex, it seemed as if the interface was easier to use. Recently they have changed the interface and it just isn't as easy navigate.

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Minh from Jolie Siam
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Good fintech software

Ease-of-use

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Product Quality

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Value for Money

Pros

It has a strong HR solution for medium and big company. The user interface is not easy but you can easily

Cons

Glitching and sometime i can not login into my account. I have to call CS to fix it but overall is good

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Sierra from Jakprints
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Okay

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Value for Money

Pros

The company has good customer service. Good organization skills for big companies. Makes it easier for my hr

Cons

The app is very bad. Had a hard time also looking on the website to check my information. Lack of information

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Carlo from HGC
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Excellent software.

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Pros

Excellent software with great customer service staffs. Very easy to use. Great interface design. But the very good thing about this software is its capability to give employees access to online payroll system. And the processing of payroll is great and easy.

Cons

Expensive software. Other than there is nothing more to improve about this software. Works great and manageable.

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Sarah Jane from Sunnies Studios
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Paychex flex Review

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Pros

Paychex Flex have a great features in accounting system and i always using this in computing payroll. This help me so much.

Cons

I experienced slow loading maybe because of have many file but still manageable and useful.

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Timea from HR
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Taxes all messed up

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Pros

- It was a fast and easy implementation.
- Other then that nothing else was a pro, we found issues long after we switched from them

Cons

- Used it prior to ADP Workforce now and they are even worst than ADP
- All the employee taxes were messed up

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Kara from Mango Languages
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Paychex

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Paychex is a great tool for companies to use with their employees. As an employee I can easily access my information in a clear and efficient way.

Pros

Pay checks is clear and easy to find information.
It is organized.
The categories make it easy to budget.
The categories even include reimbursements and your companies stipend for insurance.

Cons

I have not cons concerning this product. It is a simple way to view your earnings and keep track of income coming in.

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Dan from GBRA
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Paychex flex can do the job.

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Pros

Easy to use interface design. It also gives access to employees on online payroll. The payroll processing is great and easy to use.

Cons

Expensive for a simple software. The integration is not as promised. And the customer service staffs are not very entertaining. It takes too much time to solved a problem we have encountered.

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Deborah from Sunland Home Care
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great payroll platform

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Value for Money

Pros

I like the ease of working and submitting payroll regardless of weekly or semi monthly payroll submission.

Cons

There are times when with anything new there is a learning curve but once you are familiar it gets a lot simpler

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Colleen from SIE Consulting Group
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Helpful HR product for small companies only

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Paychex is definitely a good interface for smaller companies (less than 50) who only have basic reporting needs. Luckily, we are one :)

Pros

- good customer service
- interface used during payroll is user friendly
- check stubs are easy to locate
- tax information located on main page - they also keep up with new tax tables

Cons

- pay stubs aren't designated by employee (more manual work)
- instructional videos are unhelpful
- payroll reports are not customizable
- doesn't track pay increases
- windows aren't fashionably organized

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Donnie from Megaflow real estate services
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Paychex Flex Review

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Pros

Convenient to use, hassle-free! I can be able my workflow, payroll in one click. This is highly recommended!

Cons

sometimes it takes time in browsing some features. Needs some updates and features.

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Micah from Alorica Philippines, Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Paychex Flex Review

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Pros

User- Friendly, help me so much in tracking, and giving you a good template. It always give an information and transparency. 24/7 live phone support.

Cons

A little bit expensive. Always need source of internet but its fine still helpful and useful.

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Jose from Engineering
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Paychex Flex Review

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Pros

Fairly user friendly. My payroll are secured here with no hassle and worry. Secured also my bank account here.

Cons

There's nothing dislike as of now, this is easiest payroll software i used. There's no way to search to understand the features of this software.

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Kathleya from Marketing
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Paychex Flex Review

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Pros

Very easy to navigate and easy to understand the features. I like the fact that you can change/customize the profile.

Cons

The least i experienced is sometimes it can't send in email instantly and fast. Nothing else it still manageable.

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Teyanna from Samaritan Daytop Village
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy to use

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Pros

Very straight to the point and user friendly. It allowed access to W2, stubs and time clock. Also on the mobile app, we were able to see location of an employee when they would clock in or out. I also liked that you could go in and enter future dates and pto balance would reflect the conditional balance.

Cons

I did not like that PTO balance would not reflect time requested and approved until actually used so if not organized, you may not actually have the time available.

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Jeff from The Adkins Group, Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Payroll processing made easy

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Extremely positive. Payroll is entered and processes accurately in a very timely fashion. Having access to realtime reporting is important to us and Paychex Flex excels at that.

Pros

Extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate. Many options to slice and dice your payroll reporting according to user criteria. Automated features to prevent having to duplicate data input. Mobile version comes in handy as well.

Cons

A couple of feature options are contained in "+" or drop-down menus, resulting in hidden add-on features not being seen. Might just be a browser compatibility issue.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tracy from Rockpointe Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Paychex

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Pros

This software is reasonably affordable.

Cons

This software is complicated and not user friendly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amanda from VCC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Paychex easy access

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I enjoy using this site to access my check and my hours worked and my vacation time. Great and easy to use.

Pros

I like how I can access from any device.

Cons

It is hard to use or you must go to your own Corporate head quarters if you lose your ID number.

Review Source: Capterra
 

TAOREED from medical lab
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

SECURED BUT LIMITED

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Pros

* Amazing app with secure login in
* document download option is a welcome development

Cons

-Does not allow special characters in passwords; only allows alphanumeric which I think is a limitation
-No fingerprint option to log in
-I would have loved to see account or payment snapshot without having to open up the check document

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Westerly Health Center
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Good HR Tool

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Pros

Easy to access employee info and create reports

Cons

Not all info flows from payroll software

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

A Growing Platform for a Growing Company

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As a small business, they were a great start for our general needs. Once we passed a threshold of what we were looking for, they worked with us to transition to a more robust platform.

Pros

Paychex Flex had great customer service, helping us with all of our questions as we continued to grow.

Cons

We found we were outgrowing the platform, Paychex Flex had limitations on how it could automate our reports and provide us the details we really needed.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Paychex is reliable, does what I need it to do

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Paychex improves my experience as an employee. Really simplifies retirement/benefits/tax information for us.

Pros

Paychex is convenient and just does exactly what I need it to do. I can view my payment information, view and update my 401k info, and access my tax documents all from their online portal or mobile app. The interface is nice as well.

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about Paychex. I will note that I am just an end user - I can't speak to our administrator's experience. But I can't ask for more on my end.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Easy to get started. Higher costs than competitive products.

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Pros

Paychex representative makes it easy to get started.

Cons

Confusing UI. Inflexible run schedule. Higher costs.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Thank You

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Pros

Easy for managers to approve time off, thanks!

Cons

Lots of verification to log in every time. Just because you log in to a new computer, you have to go through a lot of hoops.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amber from PB Intermodal Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Paychex Flex

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Great experience and would recommend. Reduces paperwork clutter.

Pros

Employees are able to access documents on their own, easy to use, provides checks and W2 at end of year.

Cons

Sometimes system can glitch showing blank screen. Paychex has not yet figured out what causes it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lacey from Alley Cat Allies
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Clock in and out from your phone

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It does the job fine.

Pros

When it works, you have the ability to clock in and out from your phone. Also is simple to request time off.

Cons

The problem is that if the GPS is centered on a single area, it can make it very aggravating to try clocking in and out. It also doesn't connect well between the desktop and phone platforms.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Paychex Flex

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Pros

It's pretty easy to use - it's nice to have all the HR information in one place so I can see my annual salary and time off and other company benefits. I like the timesheet express tab the most - easy to track time off and other hourly requirements at my organization.

Cons

It just takes a bit of time to get used to the layout and occasionally takes a little while to load the timesheet tab. Really there are no big cons at all - pretty easy product!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lauren from Larry J Phillips, CPA, PLLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

System sufficient, customer service lacking

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Pros

The software performs all of the payroll functions that you would require.

Cons

This software is more expensive than most and the customer service is subpar to other services.

Review Source: Capterra
 

nancy from safco
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

TIME TRACKING MADE SIMPLE

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its a great overall experience.

Pros

YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF ALL OF YOUR PTO VACATION AND SICK TIME. ALSO VERY SIMPLE REQUESTING TIME OFF

Cons

when you clock in on dashboard it doesn't show how many hours you have accumulated for the week.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Software Company that Ignores impact of changes

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they changed the interface and now entering payroll is very hard to do.
From simple to hard and simply not intuitive.
Disruptive changes in software with out any improvements
Increases prices EVERY YEAR and
They only want to sell you add ons

Pros

it used to be great and I miss the good ole days

Cons

they changed it and now entering payroll is very hard to do. - this is a payroll service company and weekly I am reminded of how good it used to be.
From simple to hard and simply not intuitive.
Disruptive changes in software with out any improvements
Increases prices EVERY YEAR and
They only want to sell you add ons

Review Source: Capterra
 

matthew from atrenne computing solutions
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

easy way to request time off

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Pros

The request and approval process for time off is quick and easy.

Cons

The interface isn't as easy to navigate as similar software from other companies.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pooja from Anjaneyap Global Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Run your payroll with Paychex

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I have used this product while i was working with US based client. They have norms per state and this product really helped me to run payroll easily for consultants who were located in different states and they had their different norms. One of the most easiest products which could help a company to easily run their payrolls.

Cons

Cons as such i don't remember but yeah sometimes, the system used to crash due to high end task on the task manager.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

A simple time card solution

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There is an ease of use at having all your time card info at the ready.

Cons

The 'remember me' function can be a bit of a hindrance. It allows you to check to remember your credentials on your device but still forces you to input a texted security code.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dana from Ridi Accounting LLC
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Decent software for the price

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Good software for the price but not as reliable as others.

Pros

Paychex is very affordable and very user friendly. It was an easy system to learn to use.

Cons

This is an affordable product but we decided to switch to another software. We have grown in our number of employees and we began to notice the system would crash or be unresponsive during certain periods or it would have problems pulling payroll reports. While the system was usable and a great deal for the price we ultimately decided to spend a bit more money and get a more reliable software.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Great software for large companies

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Employees can see history from home or office.

Cons

Hard to transition from former systems, location ID difficult to remember

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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