Wave Apps

Payroll by Wave

5 / 5 17 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Win the hearts of your employees every payday with Wave! Starting at $14 per month, Wave Payroll is suited for small businesses with 1-49 employees.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $14.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $10 per month + $4 per month, per employee.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Wave Apps
  • www.waveapps.com
  • Founded 2009
  • Canada

About Payroll by Wave

Affordable payroll designed for small business. Backed by our 100% accuracy guarantee, you can be confident in CRA tax remittances, issuing pay stubs, ROEs and T4s. Wave makes it easy to save time and get back your work day. Feel good when you calculate, run and pay your employees on time, the right way!


Payroll by Wave Features

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

Payroll by Wave Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I found it very intuitive to use and set up.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It does everything I need it to. I found it very easy to set up invoices, online payment options for clients, recurring billing for clients, and more.

Simple and easy to use as their name!

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: No longer have to fill out and turn in paper time sheets. Its very easy to use for all level employees.

Cons: At the end of every week it takes about 6 hours to punch in and key all missed punches from employees. But I do recommend the use of this software.

Overall: We appreciate the web based option for sheets to allow our remote workforce to access timecards, time off requests, and pay stubs from their locations

Love Wave App!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a great software for billing and invoicing clients, vendors, employees, and independent contractors. I love the ability to send the invoices via email and getting paid within the system. It's simply, easy to use and have a variety of features including, connecting your financial institution to the app for payment, saving and exporting data and interface is very clean.

Cons: The mobile interface does not work very well. The app sometimes crashes. Other than that, there no other cons with the software.

Easy way to run payroll

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Payroll by Wave is an easy-to-use system for processing your payroll in-house and also offering direct deposit. This platform is integrated with Wave's general accounting software, which helps reduce the need for additional manual journal entries. Very straight-forward.

Awful invoice

Nov 26, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it was ok in the beginging

Cons: They like to hold your payments and want to harrass your customer by asking personal questions.

Overall: they hold my payments so they can find information about my customers,that makes bad business i dont use this invoice anymore. For those thinking its good wait until they hold your payment then ask stupid questions about your customer. Pathetic..

Recommendations to other buyers: find another software to use not wave..

Wave Payroll - Super Simple Payroll

Aug 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using Wave Payroll for the past two years for both Canadian and US employees. It's by far the easiest service we've ever used.
- Employees have commented how easily and quickly they get their tax information and direct deposit setup. Payment by direct deposit works great every time, if they have questions, they can view their stubs online easily.
- I don't have to event think about CRA or US tax remittances, it just happens automatically
- Getting T4s, T5s, W2, W3, forms 940 and 941 every year couldn't be easier and they integrate nicely into the accounting part of the service as well
- Automatically filed ROEs are also a nice touch
- Having the payroll service integrated with our invoicing and accounting software just makes everything run smoothly, and saves us a ton of time every month

Best payroll product on the market!

Aug 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Wave Accounting is definitely one of the best companies for accounting, and their payroll app has really come out on top! It's easy to use, easy to learn, and the user experience is optimal. The customer service is by far the best in the business. The pricing is so inexpensive that you cannot go wrong!

I wholly recommend this product to any small business!

I recommend cost-effective solutions for small businesses and non-profit organizations

Aug 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Easy to use, extremely cost effective, direct deposit and Revenue Canada remittances, transmit payrolls in advance, cannot run off-cycle pay runs
Cons: Cannot schedule off-cycle pay runs.

For most business owners not being able to schedule off-cycle pay runs is an excellent safe guard to ensure (in Canada) that CPP and EI calculations are correct. As a professional I sometimes need to do to do this and have developed workarounds to ensure that Wave payroll still is my solution of choice.

Overall it's an excellent product with great customer support.

Easy to use but feature rich bookkeeping and payroll for small business

Aug 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Previously I had QuickBooks online. They were ok, but they cost me about five times the price, and their system has certain traditional accounting options that are way too much for me. Wave does great simple accounting at a really cheap price. I recommend it for any small business owner who needs something they can handle on their own without hiring their own accountant. The only reason I didn't give Customer Service 5 stars is because these folks are located in the eastern time zone and I'm in Hawaii, so I basically never got to talk to them when I paid extra for the phone support because they yabba-dabba-do on home at 5pm EST -- pretty classic, old fashioned business hours. Now I'm back on e-mail support and it's fine -- cheaper anyway. Phone or e-mail, the support staff are all genuine and work with you on a sincere one-to-one basis... no BS'ing or shining people on. Good people; focused, and responsible.

Great people, great service

Aug 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been utilizing Wave's services for a while now. It started with invoicing only and I have since upgraded to Payroll by Wave. Their communication and services are both excellent, as well as their pricing. I recommend any small business owner to make use of their services. You speak to real people and they are very at tentative and knowledgeable. They even go out of their way to help find solutions to your questions they don'e "have to answer". Great experience.

Good Value for Basic Payroll

Aug 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PROS:
A simple, user-friendly interface for small businesses that want to ensure they are abiding by payroll regulations. Works well when set up with direct deposit. Customer support is usually timely and quite helpful.

CONS:
Doesn't handle vacation accrual very well and does not include vacation payable in reports so manual calculation required. Somewhat inflexible regarding date changes.

I am a CPA that provides bookkeeping and tax services to business persons using the Wave software.

Aug 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The payroll module in Wave is very easy to use once set up. It can process payroll, take funds from your account and direct deposit to the employee's account as well as make the payroll deduction remittances for you. The cost is very low and the module integrates into the accounting software thereby saving many steps. Anyone that requires payroll I recommend they use Wave.

Ideal for Small Business

Aug 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Payroll by Wave for quite a few years now and are very happy with it. We are one of the top immigration law firms based in Pittsburgh, PA and our mission is to provide affordable experienced representation and personal case handling to cost-conscious clients and businesses. We have very caring and passionate employees that help us achieve our mission.

Payroll by Wave is the perfect solution for our small business needs for running payroll and managing vacation time. It is very easy to use with a very well designed and intuitive user interface. It guides you through the setup process if you are a new user. It has several features such as Reminders, Payroll Review, Direct Deposit, Tax Reporting and Tax filing (we do not use the tax filing feature since we already had a process in place before it was introduced). It is integrated into the Wave accounting platform (we use some other Wave apps as well) and has support for both full-time and part-time employees. Signing up new employees is straightforward.

The Wave Team provides excellent customer service and responds to questions / requests in reasonable time. They are also open to collaborating with their clients to get feedback and make the solution better.

Simple, Easy Payroll

Aug 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Integrated well with WAVE cloud accounting. Payroll features are easy to setup and control. Email alerts tell me when to run payroll. Nice.

Makes paying my crew easy

Aug 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using Wave Payroll for over a year and I'm not sure I'd still be running my business without it. It does all the work of navigating the CRA hurdles and with direct deposit, it really is a 2 button operation.

Simple, clean, and powerful

Nov 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Payroll by Wave makes it easy to schedule payrolls; adjust deductions, salaries, bonuses, and so on; it handles automatic remittances; and it's affordable. It has an intuitive interface.

I can fully recommend it after having evaluated it against its online competitors, having used it for 2 years, and having come from many years of struggles with ADP.

The only thing I'm waiting on is multi-currency support on its payments add-on: https://support.waveapps.com/entries/22235625-Multi-currency-support-for-Payments-by-Stripe

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money