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Overview

Category Leaders

We offer 2 payroll options for small business owners in the USA to choose from: Basic Payroll and Full Service Payroll. Basic...

Wave Payroll is a payroll management solution which enables small businesses to simplify & automate payroll processes, &...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

10

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

20

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,314

335

42

10

15

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

4.4

5

4

3

2

1

37

4

7

1

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
74%
would recommend this app

Pros

I am very pleased and happy because the excellent support which comes with the program.

JW

Joerg W.

I love how easy the site is to use & how helpful customer support is. Those 2 things are very important to us.

JK

John K.

At the time my client liked the affordability of the software. Costs for self service payroll is very affordable which is great for small business.

FT

Frank T.

Pros

Wave Accounting is definitely one of the best companies for accounting, and their payroll app has really come out on top. It's easy to use, easy to learn, and the user experience is optimal.

AA

Ashley A.

I love that it is easy to use and figure out. Costumer service is helpful.

SK

Shannon K.

Overall the experience has been a great one, it has been reliable for the last year.

BN

Britta N.

Cons

All our employees are not eligible for the same time off accrual, and the inability to change individual time-off/holiday settings was initially quite frustrating.

SM

Sierra M.

The set up was awful and Patriot left me on an island and did not finalize anything and failed to file any state reports.

DB

David B.

I lost my payroll person when covid hit. I was stressed about this because finding anyone to take on more business when lockdown happened wasn't going to happen.

DC

Diana C.

Cons

It is really ugly and you can't customize the features and the service, because it doesn't left you enough control over the payroll.

AM

Anyugel M.

Negative option for signing up. Lack of user friendly interface.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

We cancelled our subscription because the system cannot process QC payroll.

BH

Barbara H.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review16 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review24 days ago

Key features

  • Total features23
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Total features17
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

Integrations

  • Total integrations5
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier