Sage Payroll Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sage Payroll

Cloud-based payroll management solution for small businesses

3.57/5 (56 reviews)

Sage Payroll overview

What is Sage Payroll?

Sage One Payroll is a cloud-based employee payroll management solution for startups and small & mid-sized businesses with less than five hundred employees. The software helps businesses manage their payroll operations and related accounting activities. The solution can be accessed via web-browser on any type of internet-enabled device.

Sage One Payroll helps businesses record earnings and deductions of their employees and generates periodic as well as ad-hoc payroll reports in multiple formats such as PDF, Excel, and Word. The solution automatically calculates all the statutory amounts including UIF, SDL, and PAYE for determining net salary due for each employee on payday. The solution enables businesses to manage payroll legislations and comply with SARS requirements. Sage One Payroll supports EMP501 reporting standards for generating tax reports and other financial documents.

Sage One Payroll supports logins for multiple users as well. The solution allows central administrators to define roles and permissions for each user and supports role-based access restrictions. The solution calculates pay slip values in real-time and ensures that employees can view their latest pay slips and leave balances. The interactive dashboard lets users drill down and monitor every transaction and cash flow.

Sage One Payroll offers smooth integration with Sage One Accounting for managing complete financial operations. Sage offer a 30-day free trial period and full customer support via phone, email and live chat.
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Pricing

Starting from
$49.95/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Sage Payroll reviews

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Margaret Spiers

Review of Sage One

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-06
Review Source: Software Advice

We really liked how simple Sage have made this software, they must have used different developers than the Sage 50 developers! We also liked the VAT handling, top marks for that.

Pros
Sage One is extremely basic and fairly straight forward to use. The software is a no frills solution and is stripped down to bare bones. For instance, there are no nominal codes and no transactions list (audit trail) etc. The terminology is also very user friendly so that non-professionals and users without bookkeeping experience can understand it better. The website has a mediocre design but the design of the accounting software itself was actually very good, better than the website’s design, which is unusual! Speed: The speed of the actual accounting software is fast but entering transactions is not. For example, entering cash book (banking) transactions has three steps which seemed a bit overkill in our opinion. Also the places for entering sales receipts, purchase payments and bank transfers were spread out throughout the software which meant that it coule be time consuming if you have a mixture of transactions to enter.

Cons
We did not like how entering different types of transactions required the user to access multiple sections of the accounting software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marcus Smrecek

Sage Payroll

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

I like sage payroll compared to other providers for the prices they offer and the customer service that is available.

Pros
Sage payroll is easy to use and is cost effective. Sage charges very reasonable prices to run payroll and to direct deposit payroll checks.

Cons
I do not like that it takes up to 7 days to clear a pre-note when authorizing a new bank account. It is inconvenient to check manual checks while a pre-note is processing

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Coreen Zwarts Zwarts

Good luck if you're expecting world class support from a world class service provider.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-08
Review Source: Software Advice

After years of being a loyal customer I am saying goodbye.

Pros
The program can still be learned or a course the price of a arm and a leg can be taken and you will be able to work it after a while in part.

Cons
Please do not expect telephone support because pastel has a high call volume and year end the whole year through. Email support is a guide that is sent to sort you out and 80% misses the plot completely. Do not overpay your account even once, because each month you will have to throw a tantrum and send an email to all their departments to get out of arrears for overpaying them.

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Kim Price

So easy to use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-25
Review Source: Capterra

Allows us to easily do payroll for 25 people in-house and avoid an expensive service.

Pros
Very easy, smooth processing, zero issues in 5+ years. Easy to reach help if something needs changing or updating and changes are made within minutes (changing rate plan, updating bank draft info, etc)

Cons
The direct deposit fee system creates a journal entry for you and it is not immediately available. It used to happen when the payroll was synced but now you have to wait a day or so for it to download. I wish there was a way to make that instant again or turn it off so we could adjust manually immediately.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jonathan Teron

Beneficial Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Sage software makes our job more easier and convenient since it can be access through mobile phones and fax which is very useful in our corporate that have a numerous number of branches, and make it possible to check ledgers any time even out of working hours. It also covers all payroll processing and taxation duties with expanded range of reports including general ledger.

Cons
As of now I don't have any problems with sage software it is very useful for all of us in our department and makes our work more efficient

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sage Payroll pricing

Starting from
$49.95/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Starting from $49.95/user/month.

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Sage Payroll features

API
Activity Dashboard
Employee Portal
Real Time Reporting

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Automatic Notifications (375 other apps)
Customizable Branding (291 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (293 other apps)
Data Import/Export (282 other apps)
Employee Database (274 other apps)
Employee Management (341 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (240 other apps)
Employee Self Service (244 other apps)
Performance Management (229 other apps)
Recruitment Management (253 other apps)
Reminders (257 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (431 other apps)
Self Service Portal (302 other apps)
Third Party Integration (332 other apps)

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Additional information for Sage Payroll

Key features of Sage Payroll

  • Leave management
  • Integration with Sage One Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Daily backup
  • SARS compliant
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Pre-defined report templates
  • ACB payments
  • Email payslips
  • Self service portal
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial history
  • Online payroll management
  • In app support notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Secure data storage
  • 256-bit encryption
  • Live dashboard
  • Tax management
  • Multiple format support
  • Deduction management
  • List printing
  • Remote access to financial records & payslips
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Benefits

• Sage One Payroll is a complete SARS compliant accounting solution that helps businesses generate financial reports in SDL, UIF, PAYE and IRP5s standards for reporting and auditing.

• Sage One Payroll supports pay as you go models and offers multi-user functionalities that allow businesses to add new users as the demand grows.

• Sage One Payroll is a web-based solution that lets users access financial records and payslips from anywhere, avoiding installation costs.

• The solution automatically upgrades employees to the latest tax brackets, leave regulations and other financial regulations to ensure compliance with new policies.

• Sage offers daily data backups with 256-bit data encryption to ensure every payroll record and document stored in the cloud is secure and safe.