Patriot Payroll Features

Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software helps you keep your time and money!

4.82/5 (1,566 reviews)

Patriot Payroll Feature Summary

  • Online payroll Anytime, Anywhere
  • Free Employee Portal
  • Free setup
  • Free Support
  • Check/Deposit Payment Detail
  • Free Trial - No Obligation
  • Automatic Updates
  • Free direct deposit
  • Optional Service for Payroll Tax Filings
  • Paycheck History
  • W-2s/W-3s
  • Works on any OS
  • Payroll Tax Calculations
  • Printable W-2s
  • Optional Time and Attendance Add-on
  • Optional HR Add-on
  • Vacation Tracking
  • Secure SSL encryption
  • Free Employee Portal
  • Seamless integration with optional HR add-on
  • QB desktop export
  • Same encryption banks use
  • with Optional time and attendance software
  • Optional 1099 software
  • Create money codes for employee reimburements
  • with optional Time and Attendance Software
  • Manage employee time off

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Employee Management
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Employee Time Tracking
HR Management
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401(k) Tracking
Accounting Integration
Bonus Management
Chat
Commission Calculations
Commission Management
Compensation Management
Compensation Statements
Contractor Management
Deduction Management
Digital Signature
Direct Deposit
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
HR Management
Leave Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
Payroll Management
QuickBooks Integration
Reimbursement Management
SSL Security
Self Service Portal
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Clock
Time Clock Integration
Vacation Tracking
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401(k) Tracking
Accounting Integration
Bonus Management
Chat
Commission Calculations
Commission Management
Compensation Management
Compensation Statements
Contractor Management
Deduction Management
Digital Signature
Direct Deposit
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
HR Management
Leave Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
Payroll Management
QuickBooks Integration
Reimbursement Management
SSL Security
Self Service Portal
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Clock
Time Clock Integration
Vacation Tracking
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Patriot Payroll Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Patriot Payroll's features:

Noreen Eichstaedt

Customer Service and Features / Restrictions

2020-05-14

Payroll rules and tax reporting / payments are simplified in one place.

Pros

This software was very easy to use, and as my business grows I am finding the necessary features needed are available to me.

Cons

If I had not checked to verify this JE was correct, this would have been difficult to track down later.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Terri Villalva

Anytime I have a question, the staff is able to answer and direct me.

2018-06-28

Pros

The results are in real time and the process takes only minutes.

Cons

I have to select the reports I want printed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ray Toofan

Easy set up, simple payroll process

2016-02-21

Pros

Relatively quick and easy set up process. Some forms to complete, but everything can be done online.

Cons

Would be nice to have a seamless integration with Quickbooks (can still use IIF files to export/import data), but no major issues so far.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Patriot Payroll

Probably easiest to use Patriot Pay when starting Payroll for your company for the first time. Might be a bit more difficult to transition over from another service with several employees.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Michele


Hi Ray, Thanks for the terrific review. I wanted to let you know that we do offer free payroll setup for all of our new payroll customers. Switching payroll services for anyone is easy at any time of the year!

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Jared Feury

So far so good.

2017-10-27

Easy to use payroll.

Pros

Comes with an employee payroll reporting and optional electronic W2's.

Cons

It would be good if it would download to other accounting packages and a mobile app would be nice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Gregory Stetzel

Patriot sets me free from Intuit

2017-05-22

Pros

Easy to use, saves me money, AWESOME support.

Cons

Integration of data into my accounting program may not be possible automatically. I may need to enter all of my data manually.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brooke St John

Superb service and extremely easy to use

2017-06-06

Accounting, ease of use, much cheaper than what we are paying now, and no hidden fees.

Pros

They asked me to send them reports of a few different things and got everything all set up for me.

Cons

Also if I could give my sales and other associates access to invoicing without having to have my login and password for full access to everything.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alan Sacher

Payroll management became much easier with Patriot pay

2016-02-12

Pros

Patriot pay has made the Payroll management much easier for me.

Cons

User interface can be more user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Patriot Payroll

Everyone who needs to manage payroll data, need to signup with trial accounts. I am sure you would find it one of best payroll management tool.

Source: Software Advice
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Hailey McCurdy

Had a decent experience with this

2018-04-01

Pros

Being able to print all types of reports is also a plus

Cons

We would like for the software to be able to offer the ability to pay third party vendors and handle things like health insurance and handling the payments for the employer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Thomas Tramontana

Great payroll processing service

2020-05-08

I am very satisfied with this service.

Pros

All of my tax payments are made and deducted from my account automatically.

Cons

I have not found anything I could improve on.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amanda Reid

Great product and service

2017-06-05

Once the sales rep had us hooked, we were left with a revolving door of account managers and regular re-negotiating of our pricing.

Pros

The interface is super simple -- payroll is done in just a few clicks.

Cons

We haven't been through a full quarter yet though, so the reports may turn out to be more substantial with more data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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ANDY LEITERMAN

Great Software for Payroll start up

2019-06-20

Pros

easy to use, good reporting, economical price

Cons

Have to process payroll 4-5 days before you'd like payroll ACH deposit to hit employees bank account.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brenda Simonelli

Great and growing company

2019-08-06

i found everyone in customer service to be very friendly and helpful. The product is great and as long as you continue to upgrade the few bugs and enhance some featuers.

Pros

Software is user friendly and its easy to navigate the website

Cons

There are some limitations, especially in the time management area

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Patriot Software


Thank you for taking the time to review us Brenda! We are always looking to improve the software for our customers, so if you see something you would love to have, please let us know!

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Stan G

Helps with Tax and Pay calculations

2018-07-15

Pros

It has great options for tax management and employee benefit management as well.

Cons

It has helped us removing a lot of paper work for payroll management.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Mike Joslyn

Great Payroll Software and Service

2019-10-25

Pros

Patriot offers a great value for small organizations like mine that don't want the hassle of filing payroll taxes and reports but need an easy to navigate and use dashboard to track and report payroll as well.

Cons

The direct deposit processing time is a little long.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tony Bredin

Patriot Payroll has great customer service and is easy to use!!

2018-02-16

This software has saved our company a lot of time and money.

Pros

This product has a very user-friendly UI that is clean and very intuitive, this makes reporting very flexible.

Cons

Patriot Payroll does use ADP as a third party to do the direct deposits.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Michele


Tony, as of December 2018, we no longer use a third party to manage direct deposit. Everything is seamless and in our software. Did you know that if you are paying your employees by direct deposit, and have set them up with the free employee portal, no printing is necessary on your end? Employees can log in to their employee portal and download paystubs from their if needed, making your payroll paperless. :)

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Michael Santos

Easy to use, help available when you need it

2020-06-23

Easy to use, took minutes every pay period - once set up.

Pros

It takes the burden of the multi-level reporting and tax calculating off the table.

Cons

It sent through a third party, which I think was brought in house by patriot by now.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jason Short

Worry Free Payroll

2020-03-27

Customer service has been great and fast when I had questions setting things up. It is nice that they continue to add new useful features such as the ability to pay contractors now.

Pros

Takes little time to crank out my payroll now!

Cons

Integration with quickbooks desktop and with HomeBase timeclock to automatically import hours.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Senen Fontanilla

President

2017-03-03

Pros

Very easy to use even for a non-accounting person.

Cons

I have seen other companies reports that I like but Patriots' reports are ok/

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jacob Lopez

All the tools you need!

2020-02-27

The Accounting feature has been able to help balance my books, instead of relying on manual google sheets.

Pros

The Accounting feature is incredible so far.

Cons

The import transaction was tricky but support was able to help me through that with 24 hours.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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LaToya Kelsey

Easy Affordable Payroll Software

2018-03-11

The best feature for me is the direct deposit feature.

Pros

I like that it is easy to use.

Cons

I hate that I cannot see an employee's full bank account number within the software to verify what they sent is correct.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Patriot Software


Hi Latoya,
We hide all but the last few digits of employee banks accounts for security reasons. I apologize for the inconvenience, but the alternative of showing all of the employee bank account number leaves a security risk and vulnerability that is not acceptable due to our high security standards.

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Enrique Narvaez

Patriot Software

2017-04-27

However, if you are looking to grow and want to integrate more advanced HR features, this software is not for you.

Pros

Easy to use. Price.

Cons

Lack of HR integration. Difficult to follow the reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Erin del Llano

Patriot Software has saved me and my Business

2019-05-31

They have made my payroll and billing so easy.

Pros

The ease of use, It was so easy to set up.

Cons

I would also like to see that you can create an invoice and be able to edit it without deleting and creating a new one.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Very happy with this service. Online support is always great and helpful.

2018-04-16

Easy payroll services

Pros

They will walk you through step by step what you need to do or data you need for quarterly reporting.

Cons

No real cons; sometimes it's difficult to find reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Steve Saunders

Great accounting software

2019-04-01

Pros

The user interface is cleanly designed and everything is where it should be from a layout standpoint.

Cons

It has some good reporting templates but I could always use more.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Melissa Close

Patriot Software

2019-09-04

The software is so easy to use compared to other payroll software.

Pros

You can pull reports quickly and without having to make a call to request the reports.

Cons

The availability of reports for a multi store company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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