SurePayroll - Top 4 Alternatives

SurePayroll Review
ITQlick Score: 93/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.8/5)
Pricing: 2.8/10 - low cost
Category: Payroll -> SurePayroll -> SurePayroll competitors
Ranking:Ranked 3 out of 70 Payroll systems
Company: SurePayroll
Pricing: starts at $29.99 per month
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Cloud
Links: SurePayroll review, SurePayroll alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 11, 2022

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SurePayroll competes with other payroll systems like QuickBooks Desktop Pro, UKG Pro, and Paychex Flex. We will compare these payroll systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: SurePayroll offers features like same-day payroll, Next-day payroll, Cancel payroll, Auto payroll, integrations, Save Time, Customer Service, Taxes Paid and Filed Guarantee, HR, etc. When compared to its alternatives, QuickBooks Desktop Pro offers features like Tracking inventory (available in SurePayroll), Tracking Sales Tax (available in SurePayroll), Invoicing, Managing Bills & Accounts Payable, Tracking Income & Expenses, Cash Flow Management, Maximize Tax Deductions, Tracking Miles, Running Reports, Sending Estimates, etc. UKG Pro offers features like compliance, global payroll requirements, Customer Service and Support (available in SurePayroll), HR (available in SurePayroll), Time Management, Pay for Smaller Organizations, etc. Paychex Flex offers features like 24/7 support, flexible services, Calculates, Files, Pay payroll taxes (available in SurePayroll and QuickBooks Desktop Pro), 200+ Compliance Experts, Customize Earnings, and Deductions, Analytics and Reports (available in QuickBooks Desktop Pro), Employee Self-Service, etc.
  • Customers/Industries: SurePayroll has customers like InoPrints and Patterson Realty. Compared to its alternatives, QuickBooks Desktop Pro renders its payroll services to Restaurants, Construction, Retail, Churches, Nonprofit, legal, professional services, Manufacturing & Wholesale, etc. UKG Pro has customers like Biltmore, Vancity, Mosaic, Miami Dolphins, Rollins, UICA, MarketSource, Precor, University of Illinois Health, Colorvision, Servicon, KIPP SoCal, etc. Paychex Flex is in partnership with Accounting Professionals, Banking Professionals, Financial Advisors, Franchises, National Associations. Paychex Flex has customers like Jewish Community day school, easy speech therapy, building bridges program, Antonio Cristiano salon, TYR tactical, Treasure Coast ABA, etc.
  • Cost: According to ITQlick expert cost research, SurePayroll is cost-rated at 1.4/5, which means it is low-cost payroll software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost. SurePayroll starts at $19.99 per month, offering a free trial. QuickBooks Desktop Pro pricing starts at $7.50 per feature and does not have a free version. QuickBooks Desktop Pro offers a free trial. The cost information for UKG Pro and Paychex Flex is unavailable on their official website.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: SurePayroll and all its alternatives are cloud-based. QuickBooks Desktop Pro offers On-Premise for Windows and Linux
  • Popularity: SurePayroll, a subsidiary of Paychex, is publicly traded NASDAQ under the PAYX symbol with 20 million Payrolls Run. QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a product of intuit; which is publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the INTU symbol. It has 20 offices in nine countries. UKG Pro is privately held with office locations throughout the world. UKG Pro has a network of more than 12,000 employees serving customers across 165 countries.
  • Scalability: SurePayroll is best for small businesses. UKG Pro can accommodate businesses of all sizes. Paychex Flex can accommodate small and midsize businesses.
  • Support: SurePayrol offers support channels like Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and Chat. Compared to its alternatives, UKG Pro offers a 24/7 live rep and all other support channels of SurePayroll. Paychex Flex offers Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live Rep), and Chat.

SurePayroll alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to SurePayroll that are worth checking out: RUN Powered by ADP for SMBs, Optimum Solutions for large size business, Rippling for growing companies, and entireHR Software 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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SurePayroll
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$29.99 per month
Functionality
5
Best for SMBs
RUN
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$59 per employee/month + $4 per employee
Functionality
18
Review
Best for Enterprise
Optimum
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$10,000 per license
Functionality
14
Growing
Rippling
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$8 per user/month
Functionality
18
Free version
entireHR
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$693 per user/month
Functionality
18

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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.