Patriot PAY - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

Patriot PAY Review
ITQlick Score: 92/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.8/5)
Pricing: 3/10 - low cost
Category: Small Business Payroll -> Patriot PAY -> Patriot PAY competitors
Ranking:Ranked 2 out of 28 Small Business Payroll systems
Company: Patriot Software
Pricing: starts at $10 per month
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
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Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 12, 2022

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To make the right choice for your businesses payroll and accounting needs, it is essential to analyze which payroll software best fits your business needs. The three most tough competitors are Gusto, Squareup, and Sage.
  • Functionality Gusto is a cloud-based payroll software for medium-sized organizations and enterprises. With Gusto, you can automate your payroll needs in no time. It offers payroll reports, expense integration, integrated pre-tax benefits, employee management, paperless employee and payroll management, payment schedules, and multiple pay rates.

    In addition, you can integrate Gusto with leading accounting and project management software providing easy access to all your business tools. Overall, Gusto has more features than Patriot Payroll. Squareup offers two modules for payroll management. One module is for employees, and the other one is for contractors.

    Squareup is also a cloud-based payroll management software. It offers features such as unlimited payroll runs, automated federal tax payment, online accounts for your team, benefits management, hiring reports, and integrations with other accounting tools. Patriot Payroll and Squareup both offer similar features, but Patriot Payroll has an interactive user interface.

    Sage is a cloud-based payroll management software offering customer management, fixed asset management, invoicing, standard and essential accounting, employee management, and data insights. Although both Sage and Patriot Payroll have similar feature sets, the data sights feature is not available in Patriot Payroll.
  • Pricing: The cost of the Squareup employee package is approximately a $35 monthly subscription fee along with $5 per employee. Whereas for contractors, the cost is around $5 per person. Gusto offers three packages, namely, core, complete, and concierge. The core feature is priced at $39 per month with $6 per user. Whereas the price of complete and concierge is $39/month and $149/month, both have the per-user fee of $12. The cost of Sage is around $29.95 per month. Whereas the overall price of Patriot Payroll is lesser than as compared to the other three tools.
  • Support: Sage has both mobile and web-based applications for the users and phone and online support for the users. It also offers resources for shifting from specific accounting and payroll tools such as QuickBooks. Gusto provides complete support in a blog, tax calculators, embedded payroll guide, and online support. Whereas the support for Squareup includes online support, documentation, and community to help with urgent queries and discussions. Patriot Payroll offers blogs, online support, and documentation for the users.

Patriot PAY alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Patriot PAY that are worth checking out: ZenPayroll for SMBs, Web Pay for large size business, Square Payroll for growing companies, and BrightPay for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
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Patriot ...
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$10 per month
Functionality
16
Best for SMBs
ZenPayroll
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
4.4/10
License pricing
$39 per month
Functionality
11
Best for Enterprise
Web Pay
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
5.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
27
Growing
Square P...
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$35 per month
Functionality
9
Free version
BrightPay
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$59 per year
Functionality
8

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.