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Overview

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RUN Powered by ADP is a proven small business payroll solution built with ADP’s experience and knowledge gained from working...

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Square Payroll is a cloud-based U.S. solution that handles federal and state payroll taxes including withholdings, payments and filings

  • 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

25

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

40

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

778

5

4

3

2

1

511

176

57

20

14

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

4.7

609

5

4

3

2

1

450

129

18

2

10

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

Overall I think it's great I love the ease of access of everything on the page and how it helps you with your budget.
Also, RUN provided all the needed records for the cares act(PPP), which was a huge help with the loan process. Lastly, I also frequently use the mobile app, a great feature I do enjoy.
The time clock integration is key. Also, we've had great luck with customer support and our sales rep is AMAZING.

Pros

I love how easy it is to use, the price, and that it integrates with my current square system. The built in time clock is amazing and so easy to use.
The ease of use and the cost is the best for a small company like mine. With only 2 checks to write on a weekly basis, this program is easy and affordable.
I also appreciate the tax report automatic filing. The customer service is great and the representatives, with whom I have spoken, are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

Cons

I would have to say I hate the customer service aspect of the company. They are not helpful at all and really are useless to my employees as well as me.
Horrible Customer Service and Clunky Software.
When I said I was going to leave I wasn’t offered anything to keep my account. Months later I got calls and a million emails offering me months for free and no W2 charges.

Cons

The inability to schedule same day payments, but there isn't really a Payroll software that does this quite right.
I disliked that one time, when I had a major--and time sensitive--issue, that Square took 5 business days to get me a reply.
Square charges a fee per employee which can get pricey with a large team.
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Key features

  • Total features44
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • For Small Businesses
  • HR Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Total features36
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • For Accountants
  • For Cloud
  • For Small Businesses
  • HR Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment

Integrations

  • Total integrations7
  • 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 integrations28
  • 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

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Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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ADP for small business

Reviewed 6 years ago

Overall its a great payroll platform with good customer support and plans. If you have over 10 employees, it definitely makes sense to go with this platform.

Pros

Comprehensive plan that includes HR, labor posters, etc. which is super helpful for a small business

Cons

Monthly cost - we wound up switching to Square for our Payroll and pay half the cost of ADP. While I do miss the HR component, I've found that we can easily handle this ourselves, since we are still a small company.

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Melinda H.

Facilities Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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

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Not so bad

Reviewed 3 years ago

payroll

Pros

We were able to do this and have payroll ready for direct deposit on time and also the reminder for payroll worked just great for us

Cons

could not calculate our percentage pay and we had to put in extra time to do this process

Vendor response

Melinda, Thank you for your feedback on RUN Powered by ADP®! We are happy to hear that RUN® provides you with features and functionality that are easy to use and efficient, allowing you more time to focus on your small business. We appreciate your partnership on your payroll and human capital management needs. - Your RUN Powered by ADP® Team

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ANGIE H.

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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

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I love ADP. I have had an overall great experience.

Reviewed 6 years ago

I no longer have to worry about payroll, payroll taxes or government forms.

Pros

What I like most is that ADP customer support treats me like the professional that I am. I have often called with what I thought was a horrible mistake or emergency and they are always able to help me immediately. They are very good at teaching me to help myself as well.

Cons

What I like least is that I have to actually take time to learn to use some of the report features. Once I learn how to use the tool it is a wonderful experience.

Vendor response

Hi Angie - Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of our WFN system. I am very happy to hear you shout out our wonderful support team! We appreciate your business and loyalty to ADP!

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Celia K.

Used weekly for 2+ years

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No Problem using the software once the set up was complete

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Easy to use , love the preview sections The Staff took the necessary time to walk me through the first two payrolls

Cons

The setup of the payroll was time consuming but with perseverance made it through. The First payroll no direct deposits came through

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Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Payroll Taxes

Reviewed 4 years ago

It is not different than Paychex. Just big corporate software. It works well, but if you have a problem you are working with giant companies. Not sure with Paychex, but ADP customer service was horrific.

Pros

Actual payroll processing and data entry of employees and payroll is easy.

Cons

I had payroll tax issues that were not resolved by customer service, and in fact were made worse, causing a fine and back taxes.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review of RUN Powered by ADP?. We love hearing that RUN Powered by ADP? is not only easy and intuitive for you, but it also streamlines your payroll processing. Our RUN? Service Team would like to ensure your tax concerns are resolved, we look forward to connecting with you. As always, we strive to add value to your organization and add time back into your day through our products and services enabling you to focus on what matters most. - Your RUN Powered by ADP? Team

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Christian H.

Insurance, 1-10 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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I've used ADP for 5 years and have always had a pleasant experience. Top notch company!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Payroll simplicity

Pros

The ease of use is the best part! The support staff is great too! Any time I call, my problem is solved immediately...

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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Mary C.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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Very easy to use.

Reviewed 7 years ago

It meets our payroll needs better than other payroll services that we have used.

Pros

It is very easy to find what you are looking for. It is rate that I need to call for support because I can usually figure out what I need to do.

Cons

The only con I came across so far is that here is a Limit on Payroll Deduction fields. If they increase that, it would be perfect.

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Narendra D.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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

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This has been a great service

Reviewed 7 years ago

Time saving and direct deposit for our employees.

Pros

There are many pros but the biggest is it saves our company time. The system is very easy to use as well as on the go from my mobile device.

Cons

The only con about the service is running a special payroll. I was not aware of the fee associated with a special payroll.

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Aleigh K.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Slow customer support

Reviewed 5 years ago

From the very beginning of the set up process, ADP was not good to work with. Our account rep was not responsive. It really seemed like they told us they could do everything our company needed - just to get us to sign the contract. The follow through was terrible and we happily switched payroll providers.

Pros

This product was east to use and self explanatory.

Cons

We had to pay per payroll we ran. So if we had to run a pay run to get one person a bonus check, it cost us additional money. Our new payroll provider charges per month, with unlimited payroll runs.

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Lauren J.

Accounting, 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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Great program!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

We have clients on ADP payroll and logging into Run is easy and quick when trying to pull reports. The local ADP reps are also great.

Cons

If you need a full service payroll this is a great choice. There are less expensive options if you just need straight forward payroll.

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Cheryl E.

Medical Practice, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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

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Efficient Payroll Solution

Reviewed 5 years ago

Have run our payroll through this program for several years.

Pros

Monthly and quarterly reports are thorough and helpful. Payroll has never been late.

Cons

sometimes editing payroll- a change isn't as easy.

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Jane O.

Recreational Facilities and Services, 1-10 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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Very easy to use, can use on my mobile app

Reviewed 7 years ago

Easy weekly payroll.

Pros

Can use from anywhere, don't have to have my computer with me. It is easy to add overtime hours and also additional tax information

Cons

Menu is sometimes confusing when I am looking to run some reports. I can't always run pay stubs, I think it has to do with pop ups blocked but customer service has helped me.

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Marcia S.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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

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Easy to use and no training needed

Reviewed 7 years ago

Easy to run payroll

Pros

The software lets you navigate easily and what you are looking for is always easy to find. It is easy to use.

Cons

The initial setup process was not that easy but once you get into the software it is self explanitory.

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Bhagvan K.

Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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ADP review

Reviewed 5 years ago

ADP payroll processing software is great but needs improvement on web channel.

Pros

ADP has great features for payroll processing

Cons

ADP payroll web software needs improvement on user experience

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JOHN B.

Legal Services, 1-10 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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EASY TO USE.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Piece of mind.

Pros

IT IS EASY TO USE AND ECONOMICAL. IT AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATES AND LETS ME KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO CONTROL MY PAYROLL.

Cons

Can't change it once you have submitted payroll. If I make a mistake in payroll, then it is really a bid deal on getting it corrected.

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Dominic K.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily 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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Huge Fan!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Ease of use and peace of mind that payroll is schedule and processed timely!

Cons

No cons, I love running my payroll through ADP

Vendor response

Dominic, Thank you for taking the time to post this stellar review of RUN Powered by ADP?. We are thrilled to hear that RUN Powered by ADP? provides you with ease of use and peace of mind so you can focus on the things that matter most . We value your feedback and appreciate your insights!

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Jon Y.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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

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Was a learning curve but now it's easy to use.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Ease of processing payroll.

Pros

Makes processing payroll go quickly. Can get it done in about ten mimutes. There are a lot of useful reports available as well.

Cons

Sometimes difficult to figure out how to change something if you make a mistake. It seems like some items should go in different categories so sometimes makes it difficult to accomplish something easily.

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samba c.

Used other for 2+ years

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Very easy to use and setup for new employees. User friendly

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Ease of use and excellent technical support. User friendly. No errors in payroll process. Don't have to worry about taxes and calculations. The best in the market.

Cons

So far I haven't found any issues. I would like to have customer/company tied 401(1) direct deposit from ADP payroll app like depositing payroll directly.

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Isaac M.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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

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Great for small business; best to keep their customer service on speed dial

Reviewed 5 years ago

This app is great for quickly inputting payroll hours for your employees. Also, their customer service is stellar. But that is all the app is good for, in my opinion.

Pros

I enjoy the ability to calculate the payroll before I submit it. I also its notifications for payroll.

Cons

You have to be very precise when entering the payroll. The app doesn’t give you the ability to lock-in an hourly rate, so you can very well edit that on accident. Also, the app really is only good for inputting payroll, and nothing else. If you have to edit any employee, like change their direct deposit, you have to call into their customer service.

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Used weekly for less than 6 months

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

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Good payroll system

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

This payroll system is very easy to navigate and use for someone who recently just started processing payroll.

Cons

Sometimes it's hard to get through customer service. Be prepared to be on wait for at least half an hour to get a representative to help you on the phone.

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Jorge G.

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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It's been a flawless experience so far.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

I love that I'm able to get access through my phone app. It is also very user friendly. A++++ ALL AROUND ADP!

Cons

Monthly pricing is my only issue. In my opinion I should only be charge as I run payroll not get charge if I decided not to run payroll.

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Ronnie C.

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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Great and convenient

Reviewed 6 years ago

Ease of payroll reporting.

Pros

We use ADP for our payroll reporting and it is very convenient and ease to use. I have my payroll completed in 3 minutes or less and takes all my deductions out.

Cons

Every 6 months or makes you change your password. Otherwise this is a very convenient and time saving software.

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Sarah Clare C.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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Entering payroll is simple and easy. I really like the reminders.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Ease of processing payroll

Pros

I like the ease of use and the customer service. ADP is quick to respond to my questions and the site is easy to navigate.

Cons

I am not clear how to give my employees access to their information. Sometimes I get different reps heloing me and it would be great if I had one designated person.

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Deane M.

Computer & Network Security, self-employed

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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

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Saves Time and Money and Relieves Stress!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Payroll tax stress relief!

Pros

Simple to use. Set it up and go! Excellent reminders each payroll cycle. I no longer have to worry that my payroll taxes are getting done properly. I wholeheartedly recommend to my other friends in business.

Cons

The reporting side of the software pertaining to forms filed with government agencies could use a facelift - something to make it more clear what has already transpired and what is about to transpire.

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Marlon D.

Public Safety, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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Good softeware

Reviewed 7 years ago

Processing payroll with no problems

Pros

The system is user friendly and had no difficulty in learning how it works. Easy to use and few mistakes.

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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Danyel M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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

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Square Payroll

Very simple and easy

Reviewed 7 years ago

Simplicity is key for me. When running a business, the easier things can be the better. Especially something as important as payroll. I have used ADP prior to switching to Square and I prefer Square Payroll over ADP any day!

Pros

I can directly pull their timecards and complete payroll in a matter of minutes! When I am traveling and on the go, I don't have to be worried about taking time away to process payroll because i can complete it in just a few clicks. The last software you could use is to be able to create employee schedules and all my headaches would go away! Love square payroll!

Cons

I wish it would break it down to tell you how much was coming out on which date and detailed where it was going.. tax, employee tax, etc etc

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Stephen C.

Cosmetics, 1-10 employees

Used monthly 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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Square Payroll

Simple and efficient

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've really enjoyed using this software. We previously used ADP and Zenefits. Square nails it with this one.

Pros

Very user friendly, clean interface, prompts are easy to follow, intuitive, and helpful. Makes payroll seamless.

Cons

When trying to onboard new employees or users, I've had a difficult time auto sending them their login from the app so that they can fill out their W4 info online. Users complained they didn't receive it, making an automatic process much more laborious.

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Dennis D.

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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I have satisfied with my experience with Square Payroll for Independent Contractors.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I like how easy and reliable it was to set up direct deposit for our contractors. Even if direct deposit was not available, we were still able to print checks directly from Square Payroll instead of waiting for checks to arrive from ADP. I am looking into Square for Employees versus ADP services.

Cons

The speed of direct deposit is slow and takes about 5 business days. I had to record payroll in the beginning of the week (Monday) through Square for contractors to receive their money at the end of the week (Friday). ADP on the other hand can record payroll in the middle of the week (Wednesday) and direct deposit will be received at the start of Friday.

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Pavel L.

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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

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Square Payroll

Just switched from ADP. We are really impressed by using SQUARE Payroll

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

easy to use, low cost per month (vs ADP), high quality soft, usability - 5 stars, we can create invoices in some sec.

Cons

- hard to contact with specialist by phone, - didn't find online support, - we were unable to change owner for previous account, so we closed old and opened this one, but that was not OK. - no app integration with our Shopify eCommerce store

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Christy Marie P.

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Payroll makes it easy to run my small business

Reviewed 3 years ago

Using Square Payroll saved me money by eliminating the need for me to hire a CPA. It was easy to set up and any initial questions I had were answered promptly and efficiently by Square. I've used Square to run a restaurant with 10+ 1099 employees and now I use it to run a small marketing firm that employs all 1099 contractors. It takes me less than 10 minutes to run payroll and get my employees paid and I am extremely satisfied with the service.

Pros

Square Payroll was is the easiest, least complicated system I have found to run payroll. I used it for four years while owning a restaurant and it was simple to add new hires and remove employees who left the company. Square files your quarterly taxes, unemployment insurance, and workers comp with each payroll run so you don't have to visit and file in all the different portals. I never had any issues with getting my employees paid on time and Square offers multiple payment options which can be customized to work with each employee.

Cons

There's nothing about Square payroll that I don't like. Square continues to add new features to help me grow my business and make payroll a breeze.

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Wen Y.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Easy setup, easy to use and simple for small business

Reviewed 7 years ago

Convenience

Pros

It's simple and easy to use. You can upload hours from a third party time management system like homebase. You can print checks immediately after running payroll and not have to wait for the payroll company to mail checks.

Cons

It's expensive to have employee monitoring. Have to use outside free service to log employee hours. Running payroll through a 3rd party like ADP is more affordable.

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Anthony C.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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At first, I thought Payroll would be difficult to use. However, I found it to be very easy & simple.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Easy to understand labor.

Pros

The customer service that is available whenever I did have a question. Also, it's designed for easy use, especially when you have to make any edits or would like to see total labor hours and cost.

Cons

The only con is that it is a must to manually run payroll. In my case, I like to pay my team weekly so that translate that I run Payroll every Tuesday by 11pm in order for my team to get paid every Monday. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing because you have an opportunity to review hours.

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Shannon S.

Restaurants, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Payroll is perfect for my small business

Reviewed a year ago

It's a fanstastic and solid product. I've used square payroll for over 7 years after using several other services like Quickbooks, paychex, ADP and nothing beats it in terms of price and quality.

Pros

We use square for our POS, scheduling employees, and payroll. It's a fantastic all in one product for a small business.

Cons

I've used so many other products and I don't find anything about this one I don't like or that I feel like it needs in addition to what it already provides.

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Jesse F.

Restaurants, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Unlike the Square POS, Square Payroll has been mixed for me

Reviewed 7 years ago

Well the ability to do my payroll seamlessly with the same POS that clocks in my employees is nice and smooth.

Pros

Interface is nice, looks good, easy to navigate. Ability to print own checks in nice too, although theyre often slightly misaligned :( Pricing is super competitive as well which is what drew me away from ADP in the first place.

Cons

Some features clearly havent been thought through (Salaried employees being translated into hours and hourly wages makes zero sense), there is poor compatibility with Square POS (I cant tell you how many calls I put in where Square reps would transfer me to Square Payroll dept only to be transfered back bc nobody seemed to know). Employees shouldnt have two profiles, one in POS and another in Payroll. Too confusing! Importing prior employees was a nightmare too.

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Matthew H.

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use and great value

Reviewed a year ago
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It is so easy to use, either on the computer or mobile phoneVery inexpensive compared with Paychex and ADP (both of which I have used in the past)Comprehensive payroll service, I don't need to do anything other than input information

Cons

This does not matter to me, but it does not do the HR items that Paychex and ADP do. If you need a more comprehensive service, one of them might be better. For just payroll, Square is fantastic.

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Matt G.

Performing Arts, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great service & Great Value - Powerful, Intuitive, & Very Competitively Priced

Reviewed 7 years ago

Helps us efficiently and effectively run our business.

Pros

The intuitive nature of the software makes it very simple and efficient to use. And while it may be one of the best designed interfaces, it also seems to be one of the most affordable payroll services that I have come across.

Cons

The only thing that I was unable to figure out in Square Payroll was set up an employee that received an hourly rate, plus commission, plus tips. I had to combine the hourly rate and commission together (Tips are separate).

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Richard R.

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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User friendly easy to use

Reviewed 7 years ago

Does not take long time to run payroll and easy to train someone to run it! Tax reporting is done for you which eliminates risk of late filings!

Pros

Fully integrated with Square POS so clock in info easy to import. Reports are good and functional. Easy to download reports and information.

Cons

Delay in paying direct deposit employees our employees opt for checks instead of direct deposit as we give them checks 1 day after running payroll for direct deposits they have to wait 5 business days with a weekend and public holidays in between makes for long wait to get paid!

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Regina H.

Management Consulting, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Keep it simple

Reviewed 6 years ago

Again they are brand new in payroll- more will be revealed.

Pros

On pro side they keep it simple! Perfect for small business.

Cons

Price! After years of ADP - being nickel & dimed for every teeny-tiny service- it is delightful to decrease these costs. Very new. Very limited options. They are new to the game of payroll so expect limited options and functionality.

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Bryan H.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Perfect Solution for a Small Business Owner

Reviewed 3 years ago

We could not be happier with the Value of Square Payroll for our small business. It was exactly what our business needed and we love it. We were very nervous about taxes and getting folks paid correctly not being business owners before. Square Payroll made it incredibly easy to get setup, and then they just take care of it all. Then we get nice reports to get to my accountant, and all of the information you may need you can dowload at any time. It's an incredible value.