Square Payroll Features

Square Payroll

Cloud-based payroll processing solution

4.67/5 (550 reviews)

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401(k) Tracking
API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Benefits Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Compliance Management
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Direct Deposit
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
Leave Tracking
Multi-State
Payroll Management
Payroll Reporting
Real Time Reporting
Reporting/Analytics
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W-2 Preparation
Wage Garnishment
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401(k) Tracking
API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Benefits Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Compliance Management
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Direct Deposit
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
Leave Tracking
Multi-State
Payroll Management
Payroll Reporting
Real Time Reporting
Reporting/Analytics
Self Service Portal
Sick Leave Tracking
Tax Compliance
Third Party Integrations
Time Off Requests
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
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W-2 Preparation
Wage Garnishment
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Square Payroll Feature Reviews

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

Louis C.

Square Payroll has proven a valuable solution to organizing and managing many vital aspects of our financial output system to employees.

2018-12-28

This application offers access for employees to individual accounts in order import hours worked and to create reports regarding vacation hours or even company benefits to name a just few of many parameters.

Pros

Our team was also impressed with Square Payroll's ability to integrate with our third party operational management software already in place.

Cons

With such an outstanding and comprehensive application , our team found Square Payroll's customer service difficult to contact and almost as equally difficult to work with during our installation and integration phases.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Chris P.

Pretty positive so far. We'll be switching over our other business to Square Payroll in January

2017-12-11

Ease of payroll and POS in one place.

Pros

Ease of use with employee integration, timecards and tax payments.

Cons

The fact that we pay for employee management AND payroll.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher H.

Ditch Your Other Payroll Providers ASAP

2016-09-19

Every time I requested a change, such as employee bonuses or salary increases, they would screw up payroll for everybody.

Pros

Employees have real-time access to their payroll reports and manage their own accounts

Cons

I have to run payroll for salaried employees every two weeks.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Square Payroll

The price is right. I researched other providers when I was getting frustrated with Wells Fargo. Since payroll is a critical business process, I was hesitant to jump ship. This service is a no-brainer. If you run payroll, this is a must have service.

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Richard R.

User friendly easy to use

2017-12-06

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.

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!

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Wen Y.

Easy setup, easy to use and simple for small business

2017-12-06

Convenience

Pros

You can upload hours from a third party time management system like homebase.

Cons

Running payroll through a 3rd party like ADP is more affordable.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

It's fairly easy to use, but wished that there were more features

2017-12-07

Pros

I can port over the hours and timecards for my employee.

Cons

Wish there was an easier way to run reports for just regular wage for all my employees without exporting it. Or running reports for specific Payroll items.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

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Chanel M.

Easy to Use & Functional

2021-05-20

Overall square payroll works great and everything you need to run payroll and report it for taxes is right there.

Pros

I love how easy it is to run payroll no matter what your payroll system is, Square allows you to customize your payroll process for your business.

Cons

I wish square payroll included a customizable fully functional work scheduler for the employer and employees to create their schedules

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Carly O.

Overall, I'd give it an above average review. There are some things that can be improved,.

2017-12-08

We benefit from the easy to use, easy to set up nature.

Pros

In general we like Square and Square Payroll because it was easy to set up, easy to use, it has good UI, nice design, easy to run weekly payroll.

Cons

1) Cost is good for a small business, but hikes as soon as you get a lot of employees. We are a taproom with lots of part time employees and some only work once a month.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Monika M.

Very easy to use

2017-12-13

Making tax reporting easy!

Pros

Plus, it makes tax reporting and paying your employees easy.

Cons

Would change the timecards to view multiple days at once throughout the pay period instead of day by day for each employee. Also, a mileage reimbursement function needs to be added as it currently does not have this feature.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kay S.

Easy to use, both from desktop and on-the-go from my phone.

2017-12-06

payroll processing and reporting and payment remittances to state and federal payroll entities

Pros

Appreciate the import of the timecards for processing.

Cons

I have to Export to excel and print the summary.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert M B.

Square Payroll is the best Time Saver for my payroll and a great Value for the money!

2017-12-07

Saving time on my end for doing payroll and filing reports for the State and I.R.S.

Pros

Square takes care of everything including end of year Reports. I like the fact that they keep it Simple!

Cons

Make it easier to add or deactivate a employee. Give me a daily report on hours scheduled vs.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 11-50 employees)

Remarkably easier and less expensive than the competition

2017-12-07

Pros

I don't need a second app on my ipad for time cards... works in the same app I do everything else on that machine

Cons

I don't like that there the employee management tool is separate from the payroll manage employee function...

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Marisol G.

Over all good, easy to pay employees.

2017-11-05

Easy to learn and use

Pros

Easy to use and customer service is always willing to help but at time since they don't use the products.

Cons

Easier way for a receptionist to ring out different employees to lessen any mistakes, when pulling reports.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bernard N.

Very easy to use!! Employees clock in using the app and then we run the payroll 2x per month!

2017-12-06

Simplicity of having the POS, Employee Management and Payroll all integrated together in one system.

Pros

All I need to do is import the time cards every two weeks and press the button that says 'run payroll'.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Makes it easy to process payroll.

2017-12-06

The payroll process is easy and you file the government reports.

Pros

This software is easy to use and I really like that they submit the reports and tax payments on our behalf, it is one less thing I have to worry about.

Cons

I would like to see more customized reporting and interactive dashboard. Specifically, how much have I paid out for employee compensation over the year, and how much is my piece of the tax burden.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Karri W.

It has been good, easy to use

2017-12-06

It makes doing payroll easy, I enjoy using it.

Pros

Very user friendly, easy to add employees, generates yearly reports to provide to accountant

Cons

Sometimes staff do not get the email notifications to set up direct deposit.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dennis K.

Great service for small business

2017-12-06

The ease of not sitting a a desk for hours, filling out forms, writing out checks, and sending in taxes.

Pros

The ease of paying employees is great but the accounting aspect is better.

Cons

The coustom reports would be better if they allowed for a little more fininte reporting for audits.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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KK K.

full function, price-friendly

2018-04-17

Save a lot of time and figure out a lot of things via this one platform.

Pros

This app offers a series of services, covering lot of services about marketing promotions, employee payroll, sales report and the customer management.

Cons

The customer service is just OK because sometimes it didn't email you back in time.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan K.

Square payroll has made this part of my business a cinch. Thank you!!

2017-12-10

Pros

Employees love the direct deposit option and they can access their paystubs online.

Cons

I don't like that I cannot leave an open punch from the dashboard when someone forgets to punch in.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Andrew H.

Easy to setup and use.

2017-12-06

Payroll administration that's simple, intuitive, easy to use at a perfect rate for our small business.

Pros

Easy, intuitive payroll for small business owner without having to dive into all the withholding and reporting. And the price is fantastic.

Cons

Wish there were a desktop interface for employees to clock in and out as well as view (but not edit) hours during the current pay period and paystub history.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scottie S.

The payroll service has been one of the best experiences I have a with a payroll company.

2017-12-07

Pros

How easy you can import worked hours into the payroll format and include paycheck tips right from the payout screen.

Cons

It has been hard for me to pay employees who make one than one rate.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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August D.

Easy to use software when linked with Square timecards

2017-12-07

Pros

Easy to use and well integrated with banks. very clear instructions for check pay and failed withdrawals

Cons

No ability to allocate tips based on timecards and pay out via payroll; expensive to pay for employee management (timecards) AND payroll

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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CHRISTIAN P.

Easier than other payroll companies, just input employees hours and you are done! Highly recommend.

2017-12-06

Less headaches! employees can review and get their pay stubs right away.

Pros

It is very convenient, the fact the reports and pay stubs are available right away, reports are very easy to understand, another thing is the price and process payroll as many times as you wish?

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Craig D.

I have no complaints, very easy to use.

2017-12-06

Pros

Adding and Removing employees, running reporting, editing hours and commissions.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chad P.

Freezer Fresh LLC

2021-06-16

I would probably sell the business if I need not have Square Payroll to assist with paying employees and tax reporting.

Pros

Sales reporting is fantastic with downloadable reports to excel for analysis, trending to be used for purchasing and inventory controllable.

Cons

Employee timecards are hard to review on a weekly basis to see where there is an error.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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