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Overview

Automatic Payroll Systems (APS) makes payroll and HR easier for our customers.

Powerpay is a cloud-based payroll and HR solution designed to help small businesses with 1-100 employees handle payroll processing,...

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

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Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
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User reviews

4.6

621

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165

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4

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

4.7

260

5

4

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72

4

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

Pros

My overall experience with APS has been outstanding, will always recommend them to anyone.
The recruiting/hire feature has saved me hours of work in relation to on-boarding. It's been amazing to have the seamless transfer of employee data into payroll.
Being able to combine payroll AND HR online is amazing. I love the reporting options I have and that I can still run payroll in house but have APS handle the taxes so they are done correctly.

Pros

Excellent for payroll management since timely and accurately paid employees will generate good employee morale. I especially enjoy that this product is easy to use.
This improved efficiencies. Having the ability to access our whole payroll system remotely has been a great asset.
I like the ease I can toggle back and forth between payrolls. And also when I get stuck, I am always supported with Awesome Customer Service.

Cons

The only thing I dislike was the initial integration. I misunderstood what APS would do, and thought we were hiring someone to actually process our weekly payroll.
And we dislike that you have to use the drop down when correcting time sheets instead just being able to type in the correct time.
Comments are necessary if a punch is missed: for example, if an employee forgot to clock in from lunch, they would have to enter the comment "missed clock in after lunch 12:15" before they clock out.

Cons

BUT there certainly is a bit of a learning curve which made me dislike the software at first. Although, I have used much worse and more complicated processing software in the past.
I struggled with the issuing the ROE because the codes are not all included in our profile.
There is no history of changes on employees. There is no feature to print individual payslips.
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Key features

  • Total features51
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • For Small Businesses
  • HR Management
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features35
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • For Small Businesses
  • HR Management
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations4
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations5
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

User reviews that mention these apps

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Danielle S.

Warehousing, 1-10 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Powerpay

Payroll Made easy

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall no issues.

Pros

Doing payroll is pretty easy. Someone with no payroll experience can learn this software and process payroll.

Cons

Trying to find features (reports)are not simple. You have to hunt for what you are looking for.

Vendor response

Hi Danielle - Thank you for the feedback! We're happy to hear that you find Powerpay easy to use for your payroll needs.

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Karen T.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Powerpay is Awesome!

Reviewed 3 years ago

overall experience is great, customer service is always very helpful

Pros

Easy to navigate system, very easy to use

Cons

Wish you could customize payroll reports

Vendor response

Hi Karen - Thank you for your review of Powerpay! We're glad you find our solution easy to use and we will share your feedback around custom payroll reports with our product team. Thank you again!

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Parabhdeep G.

Higher Education, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Great for Payroll Processing

Reviewed 3 years ago

Source deductions are remitted to Canada Revenue Agency for you and T4's are produced within the system. Easy to file ROEs within in the payroll section. Reduces payroll processing time.

Pros

Easy to use software, integrates easily with payroll processes easily, customer support is one of a kind. They will walk you through any payroll questions.

Cons

None. I will never change payroll software.

Vendor response

Hi Parabhdeep - Thank you so much for the kind feedback! We're happy to hear that you find our software easy to use.

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Kayla S.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Powerpay

Does its job

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Powerpay was our first payroll system and makes the payroll process straightforward and easy.

Cons

The system takes some getting used to and is not the most intuitive. For a small organization like ourselves a system like Wagepoint might be easier to use and have the same features.

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Kim M.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Powerpay

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have used Ceridian Insync prior to this, and found that for a smaller payroll, Powerpay is a much easier program to work with.

Pros

Payroll preview is quick to receive. Tutorials are informative.

Cons

Lack of user changes allowed to reporting setup, ie. adjusting the payroll register layout. Inability to send a direct email within the payroll program.

Vendor response

Hi Kim - Thank you very much for your feedback around Powerpay. We are glad to hear you find Powerpay easy to work with. We appreciate the items you'd like to see in future updates and will share those with our product team. Thank you again!

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Nicole D.

Real Estate, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ceridian Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

Customer service is very helpful and efficient.

Pros

Easy to use. Access is easy as it is an online portal so payroll can be done from any computer. The app is a plus for quick reference as well.

Cons

There are things that could make entering payroll faster.

Vendor response

Hi Nicole - Thank you for the feedback, we are glad that you find Powerpay easy to use and efficient!

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Alesia L.

Government Administration, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Robust Online HR Tool

Reviewed 8 months ago

Payroll and human resource management.

Pros

Powerpay automate payroll, HR and benefits for employees.It track time and attendance to ensure employees are paid for what they’ve worked for.

Cons

This HCM program has a lot of features, even I haven’t explored all.

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Rebecca R.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Powerpay

Powerpay Time Saver

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I love being able to see payroll reports all online, and download them for review. The ability to see the report instantly after processing payroll is also helpful as we are not in office due to Covid.

Cons

Wish you could submit payroll online as well via Powerpay

Vendor response

Hi Rebecca - Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We're glad to hear that Powerpay has helped you especially through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Michael P.

Furniture, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Powerpay Review

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

integrated ROE production payroll preview

Cons

Reports not always easy access or set up

Vendor response

Hi Michael - Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate it!!

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Lina Z.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Opinion

Reviewed 3 years ago

Excellent

Pros

I like the ease of use and the prompt customer service.

Cons

Some reports are not available before the submission of the payroll.

Vendor response

Hi Lina - Thank you for your feedback!

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Verified reviewer

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Powerpay

Good

Reviewed a year ago

okay - their service team is great but the software itself seems to be missing some features and others that it has feels like they are added after the fact so it doesnt flow well

Pros

My bookkeeper can submit payroll with ease

Cons

No software integrations meaning my bookkeeper has to post payroll manually

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Noah M.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Very Satisfied

Reviewed 3 years ago

Semi-monthly payroll for 14 employees

Pros

It is so easy to use. Payroll takes me 15 minutes every two weeks.

Cons

No complaints, we have been very happy with it

Vendor response

Hi Noah - Thank you for your feedback, we're glad to hear that Powerpay saves you time!

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Jathniel J.

Legal Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Powerpay - its the only way!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

We use it for our payroll and its very good software. Cloud-base. Customizable and very useful for managing our payroll. Features provided definitely makes it easy for our small-medium sized company to handle all the intricacies of dealing payroll.

Cons

A little bit of a steep learning curve, but once you get used to the module/interface and the features, the program is very effective and useful.

Vendor response

Hi Jathniel - Thank you so much for the feedback, we're glad to hear that you find Powerpay easy to use and effective for your payroll processes.

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Melissa L.

Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Great Product

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Inputting new employees is very easy, inputting time on the rapid entry sheet is great especially since the last major overall of the website.

Cons

You have to have a payroll run open to access certain employee information.

Vendor response

Hi Melissa - Thank you very much for your feedback! We actually now have functionality available for you to be able to access employee info without being in an active pay period. We'd love to walk you through that!

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Wei G.

Wholesale, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Powerpay

Good and easy use software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Save my time on paying the remittance and YE tax forms.

Pros

Ease to use . You can set all your company's rate.

Cons

Add more report options. Add total vacation amount on the each payroll report.

Vendor response

Hi Wei - Thank you for your feedback!

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Lisa C.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Ceridian

Reviewed 3 years ago

We use Ceridian Powerpay for payroll administration. Great and fast customer service. Many different webinars

Pros

Easy to use, simplifies the payroll process

Cons

I have nothing bad to say about Powerpay

Vendor response

Hi Lisa - Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it!!

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Harleen H.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay Review

Reviewed 6 months ago

Quick and easy system to process/manage payroll

Pros

Its easy to use. Lots of learning modules available to learn the system. Able to review payroll before it is submitted

Cons

Only able to pull limited reports, have to pay to get automatic reports

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Sue P.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Easy to Access Payroll Information

Reviewed 3 years ago

Easy access and clear information on paystubs as needed.

Pros

Easy to log in and view payroll information.

Cons

I think it's great and gives me access to whatever I need to know as a client.

Vendor response

Hi Sue - Thank you for your feedback!!

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Fabiola M.

Insurance, 11-50 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

User Friendly and Awesome Help Desk

Reviewed 3 years ago

Wonderful! Easy to use and Customer Service is amazing.

Pros

Easy to use very intuitive. Extensive how-to videos and excellent webinars

Cons

Extra payment for Self-Service. Waiting time for processing payroll but it's not bad.

Vendor response

Hi Fabiola - thank you very much for your feedback!

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Lisa B.

Photography, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Easy

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great, staff are always great to deal with and know what to do right away.

Pros

Very easy to move around and get the information I want. Takes minimal time to create payroll and finalization of payroll to get the paystubs is fast.

Cons

If not set up correctly to begin with, it can be a nightmare getting the information I want.

Vendor response

Hi Lisa - thank you so much for the feedback! We're happy to hear that you find Powerpay easy to use and that you've received great service from our support team!

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LINE M.

Insurance, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Review PowerPay

Reviewed 3 months ago

this system is great for any small to medium company that is looking for a system that is worth their money. Easy to use and makes payroll easy and efficient.

Pros

The system is small but mighty ! It is great for a company that is looking to make payroll a quick and efficient task for their Payroll department.

Cons

The reports could be built out a little more offering more of a variety to make balancing a little easier.

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irina s.

Security and Investigations, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Powerpay

small buisness payroll

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

it's easy to use for small business payroll

Cons

That the service is not complete and missing full service for year-end payroll

Vendor response

Hi Irina - Thank you for your feedback!

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Debbie S.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay

Definitely recommend Powerpay

Reviewed 3 years ago

We were doing payroll manually and submitting remittances manually. Powerpay greatly shortened my time spent on payroll preparation, and ensured our remittances are filed on time, every time.

Pros

Powerpay is very easy to use. Support is great! A simple phone call has solved every issue I've had very quickly and respectfully. They talk you through everything as needed.

Cons

No cons at all. I've only had positive experiences using the software and with the support staff.

Vendor response

Hi Debbie - Thank you for your feedback and we're glad that Powerpay has helped to save you time!

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Luc L.

Military, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Powerpay

Great System

Reviewed 3 years ago

good, again, only monthly payroll with few employee change

Pros

simple to use, good on-line help, clear menu

Cons

I have monthly payroll, so when I need to make any adjustment I often first go to the help guide to make sure I go at the correct place

Vendor response

Hi Luc - Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Sachar D.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Powerpay

First Time User

Reviewed 3 years ago

so far so good ... day one of using it

Pros

Powerpay makes it easy for me to do payroll

Cons

Learning the ins and outs of how to use the software.

Vendor response

Hi Sachar - Thank you for your feedback!