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Overview

Paychex Flex is a cloud-based payroll management platform which helps users manage payroll processing with automatic payroll...

Instant Pay is the leading earned wage access and pay card solution that gives employees free access to their pay after each shift.

  • 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

No info

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

Free

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

User reviews

4.1

5

4

3

2

1

474

339

169

48

40

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
86%
would recommend this app

No reviews

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4

3

2

1

0

0

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Pros

This product was recommended by our CPA who uses it for his own office. That recommendation was good enough for us and it has proven to be an invaluable asset to our business.

RG

Rachel G.

Great service, great app, great website. User friendly, leaves me with no questions after checking my breakdowns every pay period.

Meagan O.

We are a month into the implementation process with Paychex and just processed our very first payroll. So far the experience with Paychex and their implementation team has been outstanding.

MF

MIRANDA F.

Pros

Not enoughreviews yet

Cons

I never criticize publicly about an organization but this one was so very unprofessional and even made worse by the outrageous fees they charge.

JC

Joyce C.

It can be a problem to login to the work site which is frustrating when trying to clock in or clock out on time.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Just about everything else. Its not user-friendly, its customer service is terrible and we get so many complaints for employees, as the admin I have limited resources to help.

Courtney F.

Cons

Not enoughreviews yet

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review16 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewN/A

Key features

  • Total features55
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Background Screening
  • Benefits Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Direct Deposit
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Administration
  • HR Management
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Posting
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features5
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Background Screening
  • Benefits Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Direct Deposit
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Administration
  • HR Management
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Posting
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations53
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier