Who Uses This Software?

We serve American small businesses with 1-100 employees.


Average Ratings

937 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $10.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Basic payroll is base price of $10 + $4 per each employee
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Patriot Software
  • www.patriotsoftware.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software offers online payroll to save you time and money. Made for USA small business owners with 1-100 employees. Choose the payroll option right for you: Basic Payroll - base price $10/mo. + $4 per employee. Full Service Payroll - Base price $30/mo + $4 per employee. You run payroll, but let us handle the payroll tax filings. Free direct deposit, or print paychecks.


Patriot Payroll Features

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2/1099 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

Patriot Payroll Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Patriot Payroll has great customer service and is easy to use!!

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is a very user-friendly and inexpensive way to get payroll done. This software has saved our company a lot of time and money. I would recommend this product to small and medium-size companies.

Pros: The customer support is very effective and made Implementation process very smooth. The process for logging employee hours and applying deductions are very easy to understand and straightforward. This product has a very user-friendly UI that is clean and very intuitive, this makes reporting very flexible. This is a cost effective solution for small companies as long as you do not need extensive job costing integration into an accounting system.

Cons: The direct deposit functionality is very restrictive at times and they require that the payroll is processed by Monday for it to be distributed to the employee's account on Friday. Patriot Payroll does use ADP as a third party to do the direct deposits. This doesn't really work well with our paperless environment. After you have entered hours you can not go back and correct any mistakes you may have made on a payroll deduction. This is frustrating at times. You have to delete the entire payroll, edit the deduction and then re-enter the payroll. This makes the software feel very clunky, an alternative would be to approve the payroll void the incorrect check and then re-run another payroll.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on February 20, 2018

Thanks for the feedback Tony. Just to clarify, our third party vendor for direct deposit is National Payment Corporation (NatPay), not ADP. Did you know that if you are paying your employees by direct deposit, and have set them up with the free employee portal, no printing is necessary on your end? Employees can log in to their employee portal and download paystubs from their if needed, making your payroll paperless. :)

Get a real company to do your payroll

May 03, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is very inexpensive and takes on clients that have very few employees. Customer service reps are EXTREMELY HELPFUL, polite, and very knowledgeable of the program abilities and shortfalls.

Cons: You can cancel ANYTIME, but then you have to send all the State/Government taxes collect to their respective agencies with the appropriate paperwork. Patriot sends all the taxes back to you to deal with. Some taxes are due annually, due the end of January, so if you want Patriot to file it, you have to keep the subscription until that date. Nickel and diming. If you want them to track sick days, accumulated vacation days etc, it is included. If you want your employees to be able to track it through the online portal, that will cost you additional per month. Check out the list of add-ons to determine what is important to you. They offer QuickBooks import of data, but I have yet to see how anything matches anything on the bank statement. Like taxes are deducted from payroll, they show in a different month than the payroll, and the payroll imports as the gross amount which is not the amount sent to the employee by NatPay. If you use a dummy account in your accounting software (QuickBooks) to run all the payroll functions through, this will not bother you and your accountant will made the journal entry additional adjustments. I could not get my first payroll to reconcile, and it was determined that Patriot made an error and did not collect $ 3.60 in taxes somewhere. I am going with when the taxes were going to be sent to the agency, the error would have been found and corrected (depending on the tax agency, some are sent monthly, some quarterly, some annually.) The next payrolls were done correctly. NatPay is a 3rd party vendor that facilitates the employee direct deposit. If you enter a payroll incorrectly and want to cancel, even seconds later, Patriot says it is canceled, but you have to CALL NATPAY otherwise it goes through. Be sure to not miss the pop-up warning. I was advised they are working on a better solution to make sure it is clear what to do in order to cancel a mistake payroll that was submitted. The site is not all that easy to navigate. There are report and default options that may not be easy to locate how to set. Strongly suggest that you contact customer services and they will walk you quickly through the process. I have worked with 4 different Payroll service companies over the last couple of years. They are not all the same, they each have strengths and weaknesses and wide range of costs. From what I can tell, they all do the payroll functions of collecting and distributing employee payments and taxes correctly. The big difference, besides costs, is what they include in the base price, and if/how they enter this information into your accounting system like QuickBooks. With any payroll service, you always have the option to enter it manually into your system from the paystubs which ensure it is entered how you want it.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on May 05, 2017

I'd like to take the opportunity to clarify some of your misgivings about Patriot:
1. You are correct, you can cancel anytime. If you do cancel, we do give you any money back we have collected so that you can make your filings yourself. If you want Patriot to file, for you, (we'd be happy to), you just need to cancel after the filings have been made.

2. You do not get charged to keep track of sick days or vacation days. There is a free feature in the software called "Manage Time Off".

3. Next pay periods DO automatically populate. This was a feature we added last year.

4. All payroll reports are under the Payroll tab under "Reports". We have an excellent "Payroll Details Report" where you can adjust dates and select specific employees and/or taxes to view. These can be grouped in a variety of ways: check, employee, paydate, totals

5. Once you run a payroll, a file is instantly sent to Natpay. If you void the payroll, you are correct, you will want to call Natpay and make sure the file has been canceled. Because this is a third party vendor who handles direct deposit, we can't control how their system works after the file is sent, unfortunately. We do give warning in the system to remind you. (We want to be sure your employees are only paid once.)

6. Our QB export only sends by pay date, not pay period.

7. We appreciate that we can make our navigation easier, and our UX team is on it!

I'm having a customer support rep reach out to you to help you with these things. We are here for you, Chris. We want you to be among the thousands of satisfied customers Patriot serves every day!

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A low-cost Payroll service

Jul 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's one of the lower cost full-service payroll providers out there, and it has an attractive feel, and will appeal to business owners who are not full-time HR professionals.

The dashboard is straightforward, decently uncluttered, and shows useful information at a glance, with the ability to quickly dive into more information as necessary.

Running payroll is also relatively easy once everything is set up, and with full-service payroll, they will take care of all filings as well which is nice.

The service is pay as you go, cancel anytime without penalty.

Cons: Running a payroll is a manual process, and when entering hours there doesn't seem to be a method for uploading a spreadsheet or any import process. For some businesses with many employees this would be tedious, unless you use their time tracking service as well (at an additional fee).

They offer additional services, which may appeal to some businesses, such as accounting, but unfortunately they leave those menus intact regardless of if you have the product or not. The result was that as I learned the product, I often found myself on screens that unhelpfully said I don't have a subscription for this. In my opinion those options are cluttering up space, I don't need a constant reminder for a service I don't need. The only reason it is there is for gratuitous upsell, which doesn't help user experience.

The biggest con for me, and the reason I ultimately chose another service, is the setup process. While I'd imagine it wasn't necessary difficult, it was overly complex, and involved printing documents, scanning, initialing, and steps other services don't require (or simplify) for setting up services such as Direct Deposit.

Working with customer support felt like talking to a robot, not a human, who stood behind her curtain of company policies and couldn't engage in real conversation or sympathy for a frustrated customer. In 2018, we have enough robots to talk to, when we speak to a human they should really sound like one.

Great Software for the Price!

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, Patriot Payroll works very well for my bookkeeping business and I would highly recommend them for other bookkeepers, small business owners, and nonprofits. I was using a very expensive full service payroll software that works inside of QBO...but had so many issues with them that when I switched to Patriot...it was a breath of fresh air! Their support was so much more "supportive" and being able to control the payroll transactions in QBO was wonderful! AND paying a fourth of the monthly fee of the "other" payroll software for better and more reliable software was nice too!

Pros: I use Patriot Software for all of my bookkeeping software because it is reliable and easy to use. It also cost a fraction of what other full service payroll software cost. Their Support staff is awesome and seems more knowledgable than the support reps I talked with my prior full service payroll provider. The payroll reports are easier to run and have the detail I need for my church clients. Setting up the unique compensation and taxes for churches is MUCH easier in Patriot also.

Cons: I don't like the journal entries (JE) Patriot automatically creates when you connect them to QBO. Better account mapping capabilities would solve that issue...but in the meantime I just turn off that feature and enter my own payroll JEs in QBO. I also don't like that I can't assign one employee to 2 or more different locations. You also can't assign more than one pay rate per employee. I have one client that is an employee of the church and of the church's preschool with different pay rates for both. Patriot helped me set up a work around...but it is not ideal. BUT even with these cons...I still love the software and am happy with their service.

What a life saver

Mar 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Even with the check printing challenges, I love the service. Nothing is perfect. We have been with Patriot for over a year now and our experience has been very consistent. We moved from another payroll service that cost about the same but did far less and had issues several times a year. I feel Patriot Software is fair. Most of the time when companies of multi service options as "piece meal" solution, the company does this in order to maximize the appearance of low cost. With Patriot, it is not the case, in my opinion it is to allow business owners to pick what their company needs.

Pros: Easy to use web interface and good help functions if you need them. Quick service if you have questions with their chat help feature. Very knowledgeable staff every time I have spoken to them. Patriot offers many options to pick from in order to meet each business needs. System just works without issues. If you choose, they will file all of your forms for you and I think it is well worth it. The employee portal is a great tool that allows employees to access their information at any time without using any man hours.

Cons: The printing of checks is the biggest issue we have found. It does print well once you setup. Printer setup is a bit challenging. The second part of the check printing issue is when you print on check voucher laser checks, no matter how you setup, it really does not print info in the right areas. Also unsure why you have to enter a check number on the "print payroll" page in order to download the file to print check with. Check numbers are already printed on the checks.

Used it for a month, liking it so far.

Jul 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was pretty easy once I got all the forms from the employees and numbers I needed from the state and bank. PS is right their to help you. They don't send a bazillion e-mails but a check up once in awhile. I have only been using it for about a month but so far so good. I did have the advantage of a friend's experiences with other payroll software...she's been through 3 or 4 so far. So I didn't give those a try at all. They will run my 1099's and W-2's at the end of the year for me. We do need to request some services as they don't necessarily do them automatically. I've had great customer service and they patiently walk me through everything when I need it.

Cons:

Sometimes it's hard to know where the online info is that I need.

The "check stub" gives the employee fees as well as the the employer contributions so I cut it in half. But that may be due to the fact that I write the checks instead of printing off a business payroll check.

I would like them to have an option just for commission. You have to put in some hourly thing (I put $1) and then you can put in commission later in the program. So it works, it's kind of like they worked for you for an hour and you paid them $500. Expensive looking hour.

Everything is online ( I am a paper in hand person...) so some times I am not sure where to find what I am looking for. However, a walk-through is just a phone call away (a Pro).

Overall: Took me awhile to navigate everything, mostly because we've never employed anyone before. I needed help to get started and great customer service to get me through the process since I was unfamiliar with all that was needed. They took me from New Hire to setting up the payroll. You can print checks or write them out yourself. It's been pretty smooth.

Competitively priced.

Recommendations to other buyers: I chose the "full service" so I don't have to worry about filing with the Federal government and state. That makes it easy. Also, it was a little less expensive. The program was put together by a guy trying to help others (not just for the money). I liked that he wanted to help others.

Patriot software's Full service payroll ---save the time and hassle of payroll filing yourself

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is fairly easy to use, and if you don't know how to do something, customer support is very helpful and prompt to respond.

Cons: Any changes made to an employee's info must be done before you start the payroll or you have to cancel the entire payroll and start again after the employee info has been updated. i.e. if you forget to add a wage change to one employee's info and discover this during the payroll data entry process, you have to cancel your work, update the wage info for the employee, and then start the payroll all over again.

Overall: Customer service is prompt, friendly, and helpful. When a mistake was made, they took responsibility for it and covered the fees involved. Payroll input is fairly simple, though any changes made to an employee's info must be done before you start the payroll or you have to cancel the entire payroll and start again after the employee info has been updated.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the time to review the filing that Patriot does on your behalf. Everyone makes mistakes, and it is important to catch them earlier rather than later!

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on January 09, 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Katie! This is very helpful user feedback -- we'll be sure to look into ways to make inputting employee info more intuitive.

Thank you so much for sticking with us -- here's to the success of your company!

Patriot Software is the best for small businesses

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've tried several other options over the years and have not found a better option than Patriot Software...even with much more expensive services. And for those rare times when I can't figure something out on my own, their customer service is fabulous. They are quick and responsive.

Pros: Ease of use, low cost, package deal. I love the HR module as I can handle all my HR tasks in one location and store all my employee documents right there online. No more files to keep track of and keep up to date and no more worrying about confidentiality.

Cons: The only downside I have found is that the accounting module doesn't handle multiple sales taxes as well as I would like such as being able to create different tax groups and/or apply different rates to the same product/invoice.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out!

Full service payroll customer, and wouldn't switch elsewhere!

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This company provides full service payroll at a bargain price, significantly below their competitors. I have been using them since 1/2017, and have been very happy. Set up is easy, and customer service will walk you through setting up the tax accounts if you need them to. They pay all my taxes for me on time, and submit relevant quarterly and year-end reports to tax authorities. Interface is easy to use and intuitive. Once employees are set up in payroll, I can run my salaried payroll from anywhere, in about 3 clicks. They have a variety of reports to help keep track of taxes and accounting, free direct deposit for employees, and an available employee portal. Before I chose Patriot, I got quote from two other companies, all of which had higher prices and/or set up fees. I haven't compromised one thing to get my payroll through Patriot, at their very economical price.

Cons: There is really nothing I don't like. Set up of direct deposit through Natpay (a company that Patriot uses to handle this service) wasn't particularly friendly, but it was once and done. If you want direct deposit without any additional fees, Natpay needs at least three business days lead time, and if you don't make that, payroll gets pushed back a day, but, really, that's all about planning. They take your payroll out well in advance of pay date, so you have to have it in the account, but that may be all payroll companies for all I know.

Overall: Full service payroll at an economical and predictable price, that does everything that I need it to.

Top Notch customer service, implementation and good value

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service is the best feature; they are so willing to go above and beyond in getting the software setup, training, and any questions along the way. Once set up, the software is easy to use and is a very good value.

Cons: I would like the reporting to be a little easier to find and more to the point. Most times, I don't need a detailed report, I just want to know how much did I pay out to employees in total and how much tax total (liability and expense) did I pay. Another thing I would like to see is a place to add accrued PTO and have it automatically add the time. Currently, I have to manually add the PTO on the 1st of every month. Setting up the Nat Pay direct deposit was a bit unsettling as there is a final step that must be completed or the employees don't get paid. This is where the staff of Patriot went above and beyond to help ensure that I didn't miss this crucial step. Still, this is a great software solution and I'm happy to have it.

Great and affordable total payroll and more

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, functionality, total package.

Cons: The only con is that I would like for it to handle multiple tax rates and tax groups better.

Overall: I have used Patriot Software for several years and love it. It's the total package. My employees handle their own time cards and payroll forms, Patriot handles all the taxes and filing. All my HR tasks are managed online as well as document handling. For the price, you can go wrong.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out. For the vast majority of small businesses like ours, this is the perfect software package at a very affordable cost.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on February 20, 2017

Thanks for your helpful feedback, John! The employee self-service is one of our favorite features, too. We're constantly working to improve our software, so be on the lookout for even more features in the future!

Patriot Software the solution to put payroll in the easy column

Jan 04, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You enter the hours and process the payroll. They handle the filing and all the calculations.

Cons: They were not sure if we would be required to pay SUTA as each state is different. But a call to the state got the information we needed and a call to patriot software finished the setup.

Overall: We needed a software that would handle Payroll and filings. Patriot software fit the need perfectly. No software to upgrade, no tax calculations to handle, no filing to take care of -it is all handled by a patriot. Just simply download the W2s and print and if the employee has agreed to receive an electronic W2 then attach it to their login. They enter the portal and can get directly to it. My favorite part is the no-nonsense filing. You run the payroll and the file. You can even print your checks or set up direct deposit. This software works for you not against you!

Recommendations to other buyers: Use the Free initial setup with customer support and you will be running in no time.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on January 09, 2017

Wow, we are over the moon from your review! We are so happy to hear that payroll is a breeze for you. We also know that getting all your rates in order is a bit tricky -- our customer support team is always available to help sort it out, plus we've got a State Payroll Guide that outlines specific payroll info by state: http://bit.ly/2iW2JLZ

Hopefully this helps and thank you for being our customer!

Simple & Straightforward without breaking our Small Business

Nov 01, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This product is so simple and easy. No software to install or updates on the software, this is a web portal (aka "the cloud") where you can essentially log in from any computer. Testing this out for 1 month was a breeze. It's not complicated and the GUI is straightforward and not riddled with numerous options so you know exactly what you're looking for.

Cons: 2 things ... (1) if you made a mistake on a payroll check you can't go and easily re-submit the correct hours, you have to cancel the payroll check and start all over. Somewhat of a nuisance, but I can understand the IT security logic for not wanting this to be "open access" for anyone because fraud would run rampant. But I've made mistakes on checks and had to start all over again... (2) is they are open from 8a-5p EST time zone. If you're on any other time zone don't wait until 8pm at night when you've got a problem and need some help.

Recommendations to other buyers: From the get go this was just easy as apple pie. As a small business owner I looked at other solutions, but this seemed to fit our needs perfectly without paying an exorbitant amount of money.

Chose Patriot

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that Patriot Software is very user friendly! The site isn't cluttered. The payroll reports are easily downloaded. I did a lot of price comparing before choosing Patriot! They are very reasonable and without the headaches of Quickbooks!

Cons: If I had to think of a con, it would be that if I'm in the middle of entering a payroll and I realize I need to make a change to an employee's information, I need to cancel the whole payroll or wait till next time. I understand the reasoning, so this complaint is more directed at the user!

Overall: I like that Patriot Software is very user friendly! The site isn't cluttered. The payroll reports are easily downloaded. I did a lot of price comparing before choosing Patriot! They are very reasonable and without the headaches of Quickbooks!

Recommendations to other buyers: I'm so glad I made the choice of Patriot for our payroll! It has made my job a lot easier!

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on March 09, 2017

Thank you so much, Stephanie! We put our customers and users first when designing our software. We couldn't be happier to hear that we've made your job easier! Keep sending us feedback--we're listening, and we strive to make our software even better for you.

Patriot Payroll review

Jul 26, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: great customer service, price is 80% less than what we paid our previous service adp. easy to implement, very intuitive

Cons: the direct deposit functionality is very restrictive. they require that the payroll be processed by monday to be in the employee's account on friday. they use a third party to do the direct deposits.(with adp you can do it right up the the day before payday) i think they need to address this to accommodate a more and more paperless environment. also if you make a mistake on a payroll deduction you cannot go back and edit the deduction after you have entered hours. you have to delete the entire payroll edit the deduction and then re-enter the payroll. very clunky. the alternative would be to approve the payroll void the incorrect check and then re run another payroll. :( To get around the lead time required for direct deposits, you can (1) do an ACH from your company account manually - banks usu charge for this feature or (2) set your employees up in bill pay but this also allows any one who might see a bank statement to also see payroll numbers so you must be careful with the descriptions you give these transactions. the data export to Quickbooks is bogus if you are looking to enter actual accounting numbers in to quickbooks

Overall: great customer service, price is 80% less than what we paid our previous service adp.

we can get through to real people and not be on hold

Recommendations to other buyers: the direct deposit functionality data import to your accounting system forgiveness for mistakes in data input if possible do implementation at year end. if not year end quarter end

This company is easy to use, and customer service is 100% RELIABLE EVERY TIME I CALLED. Value for what they do versus what you pay is amazing!!

Jun 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I highly recommend this product. They are WAY cheaper than any other payroll company that I looked into, and the services Patriot Software offers versus other payroll companies was the exact same, if not better.

Pros: I love that answering questions during the set up process was easy. I also loved that the first month was free so you could try out their software risk free. Every time I called them (and it was a lot because I had no idea what I was doing) they were very knowledgeable which made me feel like I could trust them. They never got impatient with me or made me feel bad because I had so many questions. Each representative patiently sat with me on the phone to walk me through anything I needed, for sometimes 20 to 30 minutes at a time.

Cons: I wish they had a 24 customer service because I had more free time to set things up after everyone goes to bed at night. But that's such a slight thing, I wouldn't really count that as much of a con.

Review for Patriot

Sep 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The speed of the software is good comparing with Intuit payroll online. The customer service is quick and friendly. The web page layout is clean and easy to find what you need. The price is very affordable.

Cons: 1. Takes 4 days to do direct deposit. So, it's not practical for many businesses. It leaves no time for the employers to gather the payroll information. It also put lots of pressure to the payroll processor like myself to get all the work done on Monday in order to meet Friday pay date.

2. The software is very rigid. It expects people makes no mistakes. Depends on what mistake you make during difference period of payroll, you have to void the whole payroll or get the customer service involved. A simple "Edit" function is not available.

3. For direct deposit option, the employees do not get any notification that the paycheck will be in your account at the certain day. Unlike Intuit payroll, you can click a bottom and emails will be sent directly to the employees.

4. For reimbursement for the employee, you can't simply enter a number in the payroll input screen. You need to change the employee's sitting and input the number there. Once you pay the employee, you need to remember to delete it otherwise the employee will get the reimbursement again.

Overall: Overall experience is that it works for business with simple payroll with perfect data input. Once you make mistake, it's not easy to fix it. I think because of this drawback, I won't choose the software until I see the improvement.

Insufficient

Aug 21, 2017
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: Cannot process one-time payroll deductions. Cannot undo payroll (that need to be undone because of the deduction issue). Have to manually delete pay stubs one-by-one. Deleted pay still shows on YTD calculations.

Pros: The price is justifiable considering the product received. It's inexpensive and apparently works with Quickbooks

Cons: The functionality is severely lacking and the customer service associates lack depth of knowledge to provide a suitable resolution for issues. Simple functions are made far too difficult.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on September 24, 2017

Hello Amber, we are sorry to hear about your frustration. I wanted to clear a few things up: 1. You can set up a one time deduction in the software. You would simply make the deduction for the amount you want and add a lifetime limit of that amount. 2. You are able to void more than one payroll at a time and even have a handy link for you in the side navigation: Payroll tasks>Void payrolls. There you will find a list of payrolls eligible to void. Select as many as you desire at one time. 3.Deleted pay stubs do not still show on year to date totals.(This has been tested and confirmed.) One of our reps will be reaching out to you to assist you and show you how these functions work and address your concerns. We want you to be among the thousands of happy Patriot Software customers who use us every day!

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Jan 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and a great value. Video tutorials are very useful.

Cons: The only downside is the fact that they operate on eastern time and I'm on pacific time. If I need to speak with customer service after 2:00pm my time, I am not able to get help until the next day. It just requires me to adjust my workflow a bit. With that said, they offer very detailed online help which includes video tutorials.

Overall: Patriot Software is affordable, easy to use software. Support staff is friendly and easy to reach. If your small business is looking for accounting software that is headache free and easy on your budget, I highly recommend Patriot.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't hesitate to give Patriot Software a try. With their generous free trial, you have nothing to lose.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on January 23, 2017

Thank you Amy! We are looking into what we can do to help our beloved west coast customers even more.

Service is great, Product is mediocre

Sep 05, 2016
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I cannot say enough wonderful things about the service and support. It is above and beyond.

Cons: The product itself falls short though. We are unable to use the full service because they do not support the tax forms we need. You cannot set up your recurring pay period dates and must manually enter them each and every time. It does not track vacation, holiday and other forms of PTO.

Overall: Consider closely what forms are needed for you industry because they do not support anything besides basic. They were honest with it after the fact and recommended/refunded us back to basic instead of full service so that was awesome. Most companies would have tried to keep getting more money from us but they suggested we pay them less. That does come with having to do all of our own tax filings though which was a major perk to selecting this software in the first place.

Recommendations to other buyers: If support is important to you, you cannot go wrong here. Truly every single person has been polite, knowledgable, has done more than just answer questions. Truly a delight to work with so it is unfortunate the software is not as great as their people

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on September 06, 2016

Thanks for your feedback Stephanie! We appreciate your feedback. Our software does track PTO and holiday pay. A customer support rep will be reaching out to you to help show you how to track this. In addition, we do offer a time and attendance software that employees can use to submit hours (employers can also track PTO etc. through this also.)

Our full service payroll files 940s, and 941/944s for small business owners. We do not file 943 for agricultural businesses at this time. However, we've made note of your request. We will let you know if this becomes a form we file for agricultural businesses in the future.

Absolute Steal for Amazing Service!

Apr 21, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We were looking for a low-cost but comprehensive payroll option for our small nonprofit and tried several options: Patriot was the best, by far! It saves up a ton of money, but more importantly, time every month. It's easy to use and very accurate: something critical, given the potential consequences for failing to file/pay taxes--or doing them incorrectly. We are 100% satisfied with Patriot, and would recommend it for anyone!

Pros: Ease of use Comprehensive service (payroll, taxes, direct deposit, reimbursements, pre-tax expenditures, reports) Customer service (among the friendliest, most competent--which is short supply these days, and fastest I've ever used) VALUE: Patriot is cheaper than all the usable options we tested

Cons: Only one minor one: it doesn't have automatic payroll processing for those pay periods when we don't have any payroll adjustments.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on April 22, 2016

We are so happy we are giving you the value your non-profit deserves! Your kind words about our product and customer service made our day!
We are taking note of your request for automatic payroll processing. We are listening!

Overall like this payroll provider

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall one of the most cost effective payroll providers out there.

Pros: Currently using Patriot with three different companies. Set up for the payroll was easy they even helped correct information when I made an error in the set up process. One of the three companies I use this for also uses the time and attendance feature, love that too. The employee portal for employees to look up their payroll history is straightforward and easy to navigate. I love the fact that the employees can set up their own direct deposit accounts in the portal. Tax service is great (use with two of the companies).

Cons: Employees with multiple rates can be an issue. Most other services offer either two or three day processing for no extra charges.

Patriot Software

Nov 16, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: IT does the job and it does it for Cheap

Cons: It does not have a lot of automation features to save time.

Overall: It is useful software, It will effectively replace quickbooks for a small business. It will cost significantly less than a quickbooks subscription, However is not as streamlined. To get things done will take more work. However as a Non accountant small business owner it was better in my eyes to go with Patriot.

Recommendations to other buyers: I think its a very economical replacement to quickbooks.

Solid Affordable Option

Jul 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the fact that it leaves me in control of my client's payroll.

Support has been excellent and has been extremely receptive to a couple suggestions/requests I've made.

While it doesn't directly impact the software itself, I sincerely appreciate the founder/owner's personal values.

Cons: I'd prefer to see data entry forms be a bit smaller/more concise to ease data entry and a couple data entry locations are not where I would have expected them--just took a little getting used to. Because most of my clients are in Ohio, municipal income tax withholding is a big issue. Being able to specify different mailing and work addresses would be really helpful. The majority of my clients are churches and ministries who have clergy employees. In the current iteration, housing allowance has to be manually entered each payday; however, following a conversation with my support guru, I'm happy to say Patriot is working on a permanent solution.

Overall: As an accountant who prepares payroll for a couple dozen clients I've used at least half a dozen payroll products over the years. I recently moved my entire client base to Patriot. I've found it to be a solid, affordable solution. I'm looking forward to a long, mutually prosperous relationship.

Recommendations to other buyers: Other solutions might be a bit slicker but few can match Patriot's combination of capability and cost. Check it out.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on July 18, 2016

Thanks the feedback Jerry. We're glad to hear you are happy with the support you are getting. We love making our customers happy, and hope a solution for you will be coming soon.

Simple, headache-free payroll for busy office managers

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very intuitive and simple. There are enough options and features to enable the payroll systems to function the way I want them to, but just enough features that I don't need any extra training to use this software efficiently.

Cons: I really have no complaints. It's not an aesthetically pleasing interface, but I'm happy to trade that for the quality I get for the low price.

Overall: I love how simple and intuitive Patriot is. I have alot to think about everyday as the office manager of a solo attorney law office, including bookkeeping, billing clients, performing the duties of a legal assistant and other office tasks. I'm glad I can rely on Patriot to calculate and pay taxes and file my tax documents so I don't have to juggle all the due dates doing it manually would entail.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take advantage of the demo offered by Patriot to get familiar with the functionality before signing up. That way you can use it efficiently from day one. Also, take advantage of the free payroll setup the company offers.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on April 14, 2017

Kenal, we're more than happy to provide headache-free payroll for busy office managers like you! You can count on us to calculate, deposit and file your payroll taxes--so you can get back to running the office.

Patriot review

Jul 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: great customer service, price is 80% less than what we paid our previous service adp.

we can get through to real people and not be on hold.

Cons: the direct deposit functionality is very restrictive. they require that the payroll be processed by monday to be in the employee's account on friday. they use a third party to do the direct deposits.(with adp you can do it right up the the day before payday) i think they need to address this to accommodate a more and more paperless environment. also if you make a mistake on a payroll deduction you cannot go back and edit the deduction after you have entered hours. you have to delete the entire payroll edit the deduction and then re-enter the payroll. very clunky. the alternative would be to approve the payroll void the incorrect check and then re run another payroll. :( To get around this you can do an ACH from your company account manually - banks usu charge for this feature or set your employees up in bill pay but this also allows any one who might see a bank statement to also see payroll numbers so you must be careful with the descriptions you give these transactions. the data export to Quickbooks is bogus if you are looking to enter actual accounting numbers in to quickbooks

Overall: Easy Peasy The people are very friendly and helpful.

Recommendations to other buyers: if possible do implementation at year end. if not year end quarter end

My experience was great with Patriot!

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I loved how easy it was to use patriot and the online stuff is super simple and its very easy to run payrolls. I was also never on hold for longer than 5 min if I had to call support which was amazing.

Cons: Only problem I had is that they didn't have my unemployment tax percentage correct which costed me in fines by the time I realized it.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on March 30, 2018

Thank you for your terrific review, Kerri. I wanted to be sure you knew, however, SUTA rates are individual to each employer and are assigned by the state department of labor and vary based on the industry, company's experience, and, sometimes other factors as well. The employer would receive a "SUTA rate notice" from their state's department of labor with an effective date. Because of this, SUTA rates are entered by the employer and not Patriot.

Patriot Payroll: simple, easy to learn Payroll Product

Aug 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: I am glad I tried it! I spent some time doing research and find your software just perfect for the small payroll I am doing and I would definitely use it again in assisting other small businesses with their payroll needs. Thank you!

Pros: The software is intuitive - screens are easy to navigate. It appears to have been developed to be as straight-forward as possible, so even those with little experience should find it easier than they imagined to process their own payroll. There are very good references for all your payroll questions. Again, I like how straight-forward it is to find that info within the program's library of information, and the links embedded within the easy to understand documents make is super easy to source additional information and documents, if you would like to do so. I hadn't processed payroll in several years, and this program made it so very simple to set-up a company for payroll, and start processing right away. The introductory offer provides additional value to the already very reasonable monthly rate. There is also an adequate library of payroll and tax reports that makes handling your account 'manually' easy and effective.

Cons: Residing on the West Coast, I suppose the hours of your customer service would be the area I would like to see improved upon. It would be nice to have access to customer service up to at least 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Easy to use

Jul 19, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Spend some time getting to know the software. Although, it is easy to use, it helps to get to know the lay of land a little bit to find out if this software really meets your needs.

Cons: Not much to dislike as yet as I whatever parts of the software I have used (payroll mainly), they work just fine. However, I am having a bit of problem getting the direct deposit going with Natpay as they are very slow in responding.

Spend some time getting to know the software. Although, it is easy to use, it helps to get to know the lay of land a little bit to find out if this software really meets your needs.

Overall: Very user friendly interface. Payroll is very easy to do. Setting up the payroll account is also a breeze. The software also gives very detailed instructions on how to setup automatic deduction of taxes and all the paperwork that needs to be filed with the state franchise department.

Recommendations to other buyers: Spend some time getting to know the software. Although, it is easy to use, it helps to get to know the lay of land a little bit to find out if this software really meets your needs.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on July 26, 2016

Thanks for the terrific review Andrea.

Great customer service, a decent alternative to Quickbooks for payroll

Jun 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Patriot Payroll has knowledgeable and helpful customer service located within the United States. The selling point for me was when customer service actually called me back when they had more information to share on a problem I was having. Their website is user friendly. What I need is generally right where I'd expect it to be.

Cons: There are a few quirks that could be address. We have multiple pay rates depending on job location. I can tweek their system to make this work, but it isn't straight forward. The downloads to QB were not in a format that makes balancing your checking account very easy (paychecks are entered as 1 line item; payroll liabilities are entered as multiple items). As a result, I manually enter the info into QB. Not a problem for a few employees, but would be if your company is large.

Recommendations to other buyers: The value to service is excellent in my opinion. I didn't want an overloaded payroll service. I can deal with what Patriot is lacking. It is soooo, let me say again, soooo much better than dealing with Quickbooks. Quickbooks is great right up until you have an issue. Then throw it out.

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Very satisfied user

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has chat section in their customer care service and this awesome and too fast to get information, request help and send quick feedback. Price is perfectly matched, it is just excelllent. Reporting is awesome as well as the search tool. It's too fast to pay by employee section.

Cons: Though everyone says that it is simple to use, I found their interface a little bit clunky and difficult. And other things are just great. Everything is working properly.

Fantastic service!

Jan 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service. When using an online service, there's always a fear that it may be difficult to speak with a live person. You can rest assured their customer service reps are ready to help in any way they can. They're knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt.

The layout of the website can be a little tricky until you get used to it. I recommended calling in and letting them guide you through the setup.

Cons: The website can be a little tricky to learn at first. I highly recommend calling them and letting them walk you through the setup.

Overall: We are a small business with only one employee. We look at using another national payroll service, and the cost was more than what would make sense for us. Patriot Software has made my life so much easier. They walk you through using the online service, and their customer service is top notch. I had a question in the beginning and used the chat feature and had an answer within 5 minutes. As a paid user, they file all of the necessary state and federal paperwork for me which takes a load of stress off. Overall, I have been very satisfied with Patriot and I will continue to use them!

The customer service. When using an online service, there's always a fear that it may be difficult to speak with a live person. You can rest assured their customer service reps are ready to help in any way they can. They're knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt.

The layout of the website can be a little tricky until you get used to it. I recommended calling in and letting them guide you through the setup.

Great for Small Business Owners; been using them for 4 years and Patriot Payroll continues to grow!

May 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Since 2014 when I setup our company; I was looking for an inexpensive and easy online solution. Patriot Pay is what I found. Super easy to use and setup. PP is growing and with features like free Direct Deposit and QuickBooks online integration, this makes it a great value for a small company.

Pros: 1) Customer Service can be reached via online chat or by calling support 2) No software to install; Patriot Pay is online. 3) Has lots of integrations and those continue to get better (QuickBooks online, Direct Deposit) 4) I've seen this company grow in the past 4 years and quite impressed

Cons: 1) Customer Service is available only during working hours--not available at night or during the weekend.

This software has made my job easier and stress free!

Aug 08, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: All I have to do is import payroll and Patriot takes care of the rest. This includes computing payroll, filing, submitting taxes and keeping track of vendors, taxes and payroll. It is very easy to use and affordable. When ever I call with questions, the staff is very helful.

Cons: Once we get used to a customer service rep, we are informed that they no longer work for the company. It is disappointing to have to start over with someone new.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend that anyone having to deal with payroll give this company a try. I was very reluctant to try this software, but is has been a life saver.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on August 10, 2015

Thank you for the great review Kathy. We actually have a very low turnover for our customer service reps, and rest assured all of our customer service representatives are as knowledgeable (and wonderful) as the next. We won't leave you with anything less than superior support.
We're happy to hear we are a stress reliever for your business. After all, who needs more stress because of payroll?

Great Payroll System

Sep 21, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and understand. It has saved me hours of work, stress of getting payroll done and takes care of all the payroll needs. Love the online chat.

Cons: I wish the time off feature could be easier to understand. I have struggled a bit with this and it should have employer capability to delete entries. I have no other faults with this program except the time off, vacation feature. This should be improved.

Overall:

I reviewed many payroll systems and decided on this product because of the ease, customer service and cost. I haven't regretted this decision at all.

Recommendations to other buyers: Call and have your list of questions, mine have always been answered and the online chat feature is great!

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Not fancy, but reliable and affordable with amazing customer service.

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Without a doubt, some of the best customer service on the internet with immediate online chat anytime you have a question. When you are doing payroll and need an answer, you do not want to have to send an email or sit on hold. You want answers fast and I have never been disappointed in the speed, knowledge or helpfulness of the chat support.

The user interface and features are nothing fancy, but get the job done.

Cons: I wish I had more control over my coding of labor distribution. I used QuickBook Desktop payroll service for years and had complete control of the coding of wages to multiple labor codes regardless of wage types(hourly, salary, commission. Later I had to change over to QuickBooks Online (QBOL) payroll service and lost much of this control. Patriot Payroll is a fractioin of the cost of QBOL and just as good.

Overall: Accurate, easy to use payroll service at an affordable price with great support.

I am so glad I found this payroll service!!

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Bottom line, this is a great value for your money. As a small business owner Patriot Payroll fits my needs perfectly. I use the basic service, so they calculate my taxes and payroll then I write the checks. They gave me the confidence to run my own payroll with no stress. I would encourage you to give it a try. I started with my free month (yes, it is totally free) and liked it so well I stayed with it.

Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to use. Customer service answers their phones AND are actually helpful and friendly. Have even used the online chat feature with great success. Quick and easy payroll. Sidebars contain links to everything you need, so no lost time searching the website. The online "help search" gives pertinent choices. No contracts - for real!! Lots of add-ons if you want more than just the Basic service. Easy to find and print tax data when needed.

Cons: After using Patriot payroll for almost a year now , I can find nothing negative to say about it. I have no complaints!

Patriot Software revolutionizes small business payroll options!

Jan 26, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: As a small business, Patriot Software takes the guesswork out of managing payroll and accounting. I plug in employee information, run a payroll, and Patriot does the hard work of managing taxes and deductions. I can run a variety of reports and it makes payroll seamless.

Cons: They work business hours - and so do I. I am running into a problem where I need to speak with someone about some withholding options, and my opportunity to make a call is after 5:00 EST, I can't reach anyone to discuss it. I have to call between the hours of 8:00 - 5:00, which isn't very convenient.

Recommendations to other buyers: Despite the business hours issue, I have enjoyed my experience with Patriot Software. I tried a couple other payroll options prior to Patriot Software, and none of them fit what I was looking for. Either the price was astronomical or the services were sparse. As a small business, it's important to have the features I need at a price point I can justify. With Patriot Software, I don't have to settle. The options I want are at the right price point. And, I can add and remove features.

In comparison to others it's fine

Apr 19, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Price-wise it's competitive, good customer support, they take the money as soon as it's calculated unlike other companies who make you "ask" to take it 2 weeks later.

Cons: Not easy to navigate, can't delete previous employees so they show up forever, you have to pay for the basic payroll separately to get the full service. Too many areas that aren't applicable that I have to go through to find what I'm looking for.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on April 24, 2017

Hi Brittany, you are correct, if you have run a payroll for an employee you cannot delete them from our system.(Note that according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must keep payroll records for at least three years, IRS requires 4 years, and some states even longer.) You can, however, "inactivate" your employees in our software, and are able to toggle between "show inactive"/"hide inactive" employees. I hope this helps!

Exactly what I needed

Dec 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I needed a basic payroll program that was cost effective for use at the church where I am an administrator. This online program is exactly what I needed. They were able to help me set it up since our ministerial staff has some deductions and reimbursements that are unique to people in ministry. It was easy to begin using and I am very pleased with it. I think for the cost of the program it is great. I use Quickbooks for my husband's company and I am seriously thinking of switching his company over the first of the year.

Cons: My only issue with it are things that I think are unique to ministry and perhaps the pastor's payroll. I have to change it manually week-to-week to make some changes, but again I think it is unique to his situation. It also took me a while to find my monthly employees not just my weekly ones. I call to customer support solved the problem.

Great Time Saver!!

Jul 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Saves time and money! The time savings and elimination of stress about deadlines is so worth the cost of the software. Easy to learn; No setup snags and no learning curve.

Cons: Would like to be able to handle several companies under one platform even if it would mean paying separate fees. I have to have an "account" and login for each company.

Overall: I use this software for several companies; each one with a unique situation. The software is very adaptable to all sizes of employers. You can use all or part of the functions, depending on your particular needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider the time you will save when you use this software. One late filing fee or penalty could outweigh the cost of the software.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on July 18, 2016

Good news Kathy: We have an umbrella login for accountants and bookkeepers who are a part of our free Royalty program. We will reach out to you with the details. :)

Easy to navigate and great customer service!

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: easy of use

no more taxes to pay by check

great customer service

No more filing of tax reports

Cons: price went up a lot this year

Overall: I have been using this software (after trying to do payroll on my own) for about two years. I only have to enter the hours (or for a salaried employee) and they do the rest! I have no paperwork to file anymore. I don't have to send in the checks for taxes. Excellent customer service either via chat or phone.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on December 02, 2016

Thank you for your review, Marcy! We designed our software to do almost everything for you, so we're happy to hear it's working out for you. We also strive to set the price right for small business owners -- our prices haven't changed in the past year. It's still $25/month for Full Service Payroll with one employee, plus $4 for each additional employee. Feel free to get in touch with us at info@patriotsoftware.com or 877-968-7147 should you have any questions!

Patriot Software

Jan 30, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use

Time Saver

Customer Service is quick and responsive

Takes the stress out of doing payroll

Cons: I haven't had any experience that was negative so far

Overall: I have the payroll and time clock manager functions. I think it's quick and easy to use. I like that all the filing with the government is taken care of automatically and I don't have to worry about it. Makes everything a lot more manageable. The few times I have had to contact customer service like when I was setting up the time clock information, the people were friendly, knew what they were talking about, and were able to quickly get me where I needed to go. I would definitely recommend trying it out. It's much cheaper for me than when I had another payroll company managing my payroll.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out. It's free for the first 30 days. I have never felt pressured into getting more than I wanted or needed.

Review for Patriot Payroll

Jun 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like this product because it is straight forward and easy to use. Being a nonprofit organization, it is very much affordable as well.

Cons: I really don't have any complaints or problems with this software. It has met our needs and we see no reason to change.

Overall: I've used the payroll software for three years, and have had no problems. My questions have always been answered in a timely manner.

Recommendations to other buyers: Utilizing the free demo is very helpful. The web site is easy to navigate and provides useful information.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on June 17, 2016

Thanks for sharing your experience Carla. We are happy to have served you for the past 3 years, and look forward to having you as a lifelong customer. :)

PA. Local Tax Issues

Feb 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, the product is a good product. It does what I need it to do with the exception of some local tax issues. I have resigned myself to the fact that I will always have to manipulate the local tax codes when I pay the taxes. And as long as we are a small company, that is not a problem. Then the W2's..........I was late filing them because your company had to fix the W2's and then the file to upload. What a nightmare! Then, it seems that not all of the info for PA taxes was listed. I think that it is still missing PA SUI. But no one has complained so I will wait it out and see who catches it. As long as everything runs smooth, I like it.

Pros: It is easy to use. The representative and some of the other support staff are great and try to resolve issues quickly.

Cons: Pa Local tax & codes

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are from PA, always check the local tax & codes. Check W2's early.

Our satellite offices use this payroll software which is great

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If you have lots of employee payroll needs here's your answer to save time

This payroll software actually takes up the slack on paying employee for our projects at some of our satellite offices which saves time and money

which of course we all want and need to accomplish oour goals of a company for profit

Cons: There is a learning curve for HR to get on board to use these payroll tools at some of our offices but once all on board it's great and project time saving and time is money

After comparing to the big 2 payroll companies .. Patriot stand far above

Feb 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Value is not even close .. patriot does it all at 1/4th the cost .. easy to use and setup .. live chat assistance is quick and very qualified to answer questions .. once you are set up payroll is one click and done .. no worries about dealing with the irs or edd .. once set up patriot does it all .. that is a real load off for me ..

Cons: honestly .. nothing worth commenting on

Overall: Value .. Ease of Setup and Use .. hands off payroll service is as advertised or maybe even better .. during setup I needed help on some questions .. live chat from patriot was fast efficient and provided accurate answers and solutions to my problems .. I don't think any part of the process could have been easier .. the only thing that could have made things smoother would have been if I had all my information available when I started the setup .. that is on me .. could not be more satisfied .. one less worry .. thank you patriot

Recommendations to other buyers: collect all the information you can about your business and your employees before starting the setup process .. would make it go much faster and easier .. get detailed quotes and costs for each service from the other companies .. then compare the list to patriot .. no comparison ..

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on February 20, 2017

Daniel, your review made our Monday morning! We're so happy to hear our software makes life easier for hard-working business owners like you. Thanks for giving us a shot, and we look forward to working with you throughout the years!

Easy to use for a total novice

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I wasn't sure that I would be able to run payroll and make my tax filings for my extremely small business on my own but patriot made it possible. It functions as a high end system with a ton on instant support on the phone or chat but literally anyone can use it. I have never had an issue with their tax reports.

Cons: The employee portal depends on me sending invitations via email and sometimes the employee never gets the invite. I wish the employee could do something to request access and manage their own passwords etc.

Easy to Use, Reasonable, with Good Support

Aug 17, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I'm glad I found Patriot Software.

I own a small business and was using a local CPA for my payroll, which occurs every other week. Many checks were cut for employees on Friday payday using estimates for their taxes and net. It was always a concern on Monday or Tuesday each week when I'd send in employee hours to my CPA that I'd have them by Friday morning so I could cut checks for my staff.

After six or eight months worrying about how to pay my staff, I decided I'd just use Abra HR and Payroll as I did for years when I was the only employee on my payroll. I contacted an Abra reseller to upgrade my license and couldn't believe how expensive it would be. That brought me to Patriot.

For a few bucks each month, I can run my payroll from anywhere I can get on the internet. Its easy to use and available night and day. Like any software it has a few little quirks, but none that make me want to stop using it. Overall, its excellent, accessible, and easy enough to use once you figure out how you want things to work.

I've told my CPA about it, and now he is recommending Patriot to many of his small business clients with good feedback as well.

Good job, Patriot, and thank you.

Vendor Response

by Patriot Software on August 17, 2015

Thanks for the great review Terry. We are happy you found value in our software. We enjoy serving you, and are looking forward to having many more years doing so!

Makes HR Easy for Small Businesses

Jun 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to add an employee, and set up all of the preferences. I have some employees that I pay monthly, others that I pay semi-monthly, and this software lets me set it up that way, unlike some others I've investigated. They take care of all of the complicated employee taxes with the federal and state governments for me, too. I would be absolutely lost without it.

Cons: I use another program from my accounting, because it's free and very functional. I wish that Patriot could offer me free accounting software as well as the great payroll option. My ideal world would include accounting, personnel and point of sale in an affordable bundle. So far, that doesn't exist.