Sage Payroll Features List

Sage Payroll

Cloud-based payroll management solution for small businesses

3.66/5 (35 reviews)

Sage Payroll Feature Summary

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

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Sage Payroll Feature Reviews

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

Wanda Tullio

Ok but not great for a large employer

2018-07-14

Its easy to set up new employees.

Pros

the software is reliable and easy to use. Easy to export employee data to excel

Cons

It doesn't handle partime rates auto uploads, I have to manually key each new rate per employee. Also I do not believe you have the ability to upload csv files (for updating)..

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Ron Finer

Sage Payroll 10-30 Employees

2016-11-16

Reports are very detailed and customizable. Optional e-file of reports is not expensive, easy to use and worth the cost

Pros

If you want control of your payroll, Using the built-in Sage Payroll is worth the extra cost

Cons

Nothing really

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Comprehensive UK payroll software

2018-07-06

Able to process monthly payroll in house

Pros

Produces clear reports, easy to use, automatically downloads updates, and can store as much or as little information about employees as you wish.

Cons

Not very easy to correct mistakes and re-run the payroll (but possible if you follow the Help).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Sage Payroll is affordable, and reliable. it also offers a detailed collection of reports

2018-01-18

Payroll process is now easier to complete

Pros

Provides detailed reports with the ability to allow users to pay their employees through direct deposit, or company-generated checks.

Cons

Outdated GUI with an unfriendly interface. This software can be complex and confusing for payroll officers without prior accounting knowledge.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Rita Falayi

Review for Sage

2017-08-09

Pros

Sage allows easy uploading and access to documentation of employees for employment regulations and so forth

Cons

Uploading failures occur quite frustrating at times I believe this happened when there are more users at one time

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Andrea Niessen

Sage 50 payroll with pension module

2017-01-24

Very good software if you got more than 20 employees. It's more complicated than other programs i.e.

Pros

See above

Cons

There is no flag when something needs submitting. I.e. HMRC or pension provider.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Bianca Perryman

This product is amazing!

2018-04-16

Pros

I love how easy it is to add new employees and how we are able to pay out on multiple things on one check.

Cons

I do not like the customer service we have gotten from the company.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Stephanie Shepherd

Covers all of my payroll needs!

2017-10-12

Pros

We use the report-writer tool daily, and having the ability to export the data we need is so helpful.

Cons

Although it is not the most robust payroll system in the world, it functions at a basic and reliable level and each update improves the system greatly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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JANA BECKHAM

THE ABSOLUTE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SALES TEAM EVER

2018-03-29

SAGE PAYROLL SERVICES

Pros

STILL NOT REPORTING CORRECTLY

Cons

DREW ORCUTT, HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Software Advice
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Michael Blubaugh

Good software for maintaining payroll for a small business.

2018-03-07

Pros

It is quick and easy to setup and they provide quarterly tax updates to stay current on government changes.

Cons

It can be slow processing large queries or running complicated reports. Support can be slow to respond during year end and tax season.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura Buckwalter

Not User-Friendly

2017-01-27

I have now been transferred three times. "Self-service" payroll is not an adequate name for this product.

Pros

It's quick to use for running payroll.

Cons

Updating rates, salaries, and deductions are very difficult. It causes such a headache.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering Sage Payroll

If you have employees that are pastors (have designated housing allowance and clergy pay) DO NOT USE this product. If you have employees who simply get paid hourly or salaried, I recommend this to you.

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BILL LAWRENCE

Easy to use. Great for a small business.

2017-07-18

Ease of use frees me up for other tasks.

Pros

Automatic. Great for a small business with no payroll changes.

Cons

Need customer service help to make changes.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joni Guttromson

Sage hijacked our payroll software!

2017-11-07

I do have to say since they forced us to find another payroll software, I can now see how cumbersome the sage software is.

Pros

I liked the reports that it created and that it would generate the 941's.

Cons

The high maintenance fees to maintain this software is ridiculous. I also did not like how you had to completely close a quarter and/or year before you could go on to the next. This is especially challenging with year end and the w-2's. I have since found that with other software this is not the case.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Software Advice
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Bill Lawrence

Sage Payroll

2017-01-24

Just set-up automatic payroll and Sage does the rest.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Does not have all the bells and whistles of other software

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Sage Payroll

Easy to use.

Source: Capterra
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Monica Mitchell

Good Bargin with experiance to back it up

2018-04-26

We replaced ADP with this product. I couldn't be happier with the ease of transition.

Pros

I like the ease of use and the availability of standard reporting. Really happy to have an actual person to talk to who uses the program.

Cons

I have only used the product for 2 payrolls and I haven't come across any problems or concerns yet.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
People Business Partner (Marketing and Advertising company, 5001-10000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Sage helped us pay our employees with ease!

2017-12-10

Pros

This was so easy to use I was completing payroll, making changes, producing reports and checking statements within a month of learning how to use this.

Cons

I would say reporting could be better as at times I wanted to make my own, but for me it looked complicated and therefore I didn't use it as much.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Tim Bryan

Cloud based payroll program that gets the job done

2018-04-10

Pros

This cloud based program lets us do our payroll and keep track of time in an easy enough to use platform.

Cons

There are times that this can be a little slow to use and buggy, but overall we haven't had too many issues with the program and think the benefits outweigh the cons. Nothing major that would hold us back from buying again.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jenn Johnson

Payroll solution for those with limited time

2018-06-11

payroll completed in a timely fashion with ease

Pros

fast easy and accurate, this program makes payroll a less daunting chore with many time saving features to help you finish accurately

Cons

i really have no dislikes in this program but it could be a bit more appealing to the eyes its very standard looking

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kim Price

So easy to use

2018-05-25

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.

Cons

I wish there was a way to make that instant again or turn it off so we could adjust manually immediately.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alyssa Perry

We use many Sage products but turned away from Sage payroll

2018-06-01

Pros

I liked that it was simple to code my work hours in the system, it was nice to do it right from my computer

Cons

We actually switched to a website to code time for payroll and I think we switched since we could not access from a website domain

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Margaret Spiers

Review of Sage One

2017-10-06

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

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!

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Michelle Tyson

great program

2018-01-30

Pros

i like everything about the program. it is easy to use and rarely ever have to call customer service for help

Cons

i think that the program should branch out further and have more options that can be used with the system

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander Rodriguez

I use it for a client, and for a time used it to my own business.

2018-03-17

It is not a bad software, but it needs to improve some things and stop being so greedy.

Pros

It integrates with the Sage Software and if you use them all it's a great perk.

Cons

It's expensive, if you are not going to use all the softwares it is a bit expensive for something you could do with some experience, knowledge and patience on excel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Barbara Obeng

Not my favourite

2017-12-05

Cons

Not very straightforward payroll, I found it too long winding and not very easy to use.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Software Advice
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Katherine Cantrell

Reminded me of an Old DOS Program, functioned well but seemed outdated

2016-05-04

Pros

Ease of use, the software is very user friendly and easy to navigate.

Cons

The amount of screens you had to go through to put in one new hire and the product was from a re-seller and direct support was difficult to obtain

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering Sage Payroll

Make sure the software will function for what you need it for BEFORE purchasing.

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