Access People HR Suite vs. Patriot Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access People HR Suite
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Access PeopleXD is a mobile-first, 100% SaaS HR and Payroll solution that connects processes from hire to retire including Payroll, People Management, Workforce Management, Talent, Recruitment, Learn, Compliance and Analytics. The unified solution can be integrated or implemented as standalone. Access PeopleXD aims to transform how complex organisations approach their people strategy by giving users the freedom and flexibility to adapt, evolve and use technology to create engaging experiences.N/A
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.
$17
per month
Pricing
Access People HR SuitePatriot Software
Editions & Modules
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Basic Payroll
$17/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Accounting Basic
$20/mo (unlimited use)
Accounting Premium
$30/mo (unlimited use)
Full Service Payroll
$37/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access People HR SuitePatriot Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPatriot Software has two payroll options to choose from: Basic Payroll, and Full Service payroll software. Both start with a simple three-step payroll process. With the Full Service Payroll, Patriot will collect, deposit, and file federal, state, and local payroll taxes on the customer's behalf; end-of-the-year payroll tax filing is included at no extra charge. Print W2s on 8 x 1/2 x 11 plain white office paper to hand to employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, Patriot Software offers free direct deposit.
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Community Pulse
Access People HR SuitePatriot Software
Top Pros
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Features
Access People HR SuitePatriot Software
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
7.5
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
7.7
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
7.3
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
6.0
1 Ratings
20% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
8.0
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
-
Ratings
Patriot Software
8.3
15 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.111 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.56 Ratings
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User Ratings
Access People HR SuitePatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Access People HR SuitePatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
It is very useful for the medium size or large scale of businesses, it almost settled down the HR and payroll basis transactions just click away. In this digital era it also provides you a desktop free or desktop away environment (accessible via cellphone). You may use it to extract your payslip, mark your leave, generate a report as an when it required
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Patriot Software
Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
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Pros
The Access Group
  • People management
  • Payroll management
  • Talent management
  • Digital Learning
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Patriot Software
  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
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Cons
The Access Group
  • Provide easy ways for customization
  • Provide more ways for integration of processes
  • Provide access at user level to prepare reports, drag and drop basis
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Patriot Software
  • Connecting with outside software - we have an issue of Patriot not recognizing donors when connected to other websites when all the information is the same minus a middle initial
  • Giving an error page when something small is off. Instead of giving an easy to fix error notification, Patriot brings the user to an error page and they have to reenter everything.
  • Fixing dates easily. If a date is entered incorrectly, 8/13/21 instead of 2021, an error pop up appears but the user has to click enter/okay many times or refresh the page in order to fix this issue.
  • Enter vs Tab key - Patriot loves the tab key but if the user clicks enter instead, many times it brings them to the home page.
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Likelihood to Renew
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
Patriot Software
It works well because it is cheap for us.
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Usability
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
Patriot Software
I think it is great once things are setup as for general user looking to look for simple things like a copy of a paystub or a current pay rate for an employee. However, to find specialized things like a state withholding number or payroll integration settings those do require a bit more digging to find or possibly a call to customer service for help.
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Support Rating
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
Patriot Software
Generally speaking it is pretty good that when I need to call somebody up for a payroll question I can generally within five minutes get somebody on the phone and they can help me resolve the problem or specify where specifically I need to go or contact to find my answers. However, that being said, for my specific situation as a partner my assigned contact has not always been very responsive.
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Alternatives Considered
The Access Group
Access people HR suite (people XD) having a complete package as per the requirement of medium or large scale of businesses, all the HR and payroll related opts and benefits may gets via single window, but for the small businesses/enterprises its of very high cost and not useful on optimize level
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Patriot Software
I briefly used Intuit Online Payroll, and it was expensive, had no support, and was very frustrating to use. I also used 3 local tax companies for payroll - they were extremely expensive and messed up all of the time. Their employee turnover was very annoying (and it seemed to happen every other month) and each employee did things differently. When I let one of my employees go, the last company paid them after termination (2 weeks of salary), and had to get into a legal battle because the employee would not give the money back.
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Return on Investment
The Access Group
  • Time saving for business
  • Cost saving for business
  • Effective and efficient system to use
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Patriot Software
  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
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ScreenShots

Patriot Software Screenshots

Screenshot of Payroll is carried out with a simple 3-step processScreenshot of Payroll can be run on any device with internet or data connection. There is no need to download and maintain a separate payroll app.Screenshot of Comprehensive payroll reports to sort by work location, employee, and date range.