Payroll Relief vs. Square Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Payroll Relief
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Payroll Relief is payroll processing software for accountants, from AccountantsWorld headquartered in Hauppauge. Payroll Relief automates actions like direct deposit, tax payment, tax filing, and electronic child support, boasting 100% calculation accuracy, and also supports batch processing of payroll and check printing, to minimize data entry.
$1,495
per month
Square Payroll
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.N/A
Pricing
Payroll ReliefSquare Payroll
Editions & Modules
Pay per Payroll
$356.95
per year
First Year Cost
$1495
per year
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)
$2000
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Payroll ReliefSquare Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Payroll ReliefSquare Payroll
Top Pros
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Features
Payroll ReliefSquare Payroll
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
8.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Square Payroll
8.2
6 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation7.31 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.11 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.11 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.11 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.11 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
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User Ratings
Payroll ReliefSquare Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1 ratings)
5.2
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Payroll ReliefSquare Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
AccountantsWorld
Payroll Relief can be customized to work for just about any business. Electronic tax payment and e-filing services are not available in all states so the system may be less appropriate in jurisdictions where there is a lack of automation on the back-end. This lack of automation can be overcome by a payroll processing provider that has good internal processes and an understanding of how to handle their clients' filings/payments directly with these unsupported states
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Square
Square is an amazing platform to have total control over the payroll of all the employees of a company or a specific sector. This platform has a very good functionality to collect exact information on how long each employee works, that is one of its most outstanding characteristics, because it monitors work schedules and overtime and generates detailed reports on the work time of each employee. Square does not allow to schedule payments, that is one of the main problems, however, I consider that it is a very good option for small and medium-sized companies that are looking for a way to have more exact administrative control over the working hours of all their employees. It is a software that works in the cloud, so all the work information that is collected will remain safe without any risk of loss.
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Pros
AccountantsWorld
  • Payroll entry and approval is simple
  • The system supports unlimited pay types so it is easy to customize the system for our clients
  • The system automates the filing of most tax forms and W-2s
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Square
  • 1099 contractor payments are easy, and they provide you with the IRS filing as part of the service.
  • Direct deposit/debit from your already connected account to the employee.
  • Reporting and management features are simple yet inclusive.
  • Low cost compared to alternative solutions.
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Cons
AccountantsWorld
  • The site navigation can be confusing.
  • The system lacks HR functionality. There is no automated employee onboarding option. PTO can be tracked but there is no way for employees to request time off from their employee portal.
  • Payroll processors do not get a dashboard showing a list of payrolls that are scheduled to be processed each day like some other systems do.
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Square
  • It's a bit pricey for larger companies at $5 per person paid per month.
  • Has a bit of a learning curve that seems steeper than necessary
  • reports can be confusing at first
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Usability
AccountantsWorld
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Square
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
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Support Rating
AccountantsWorld
No answers on this topic
Square
I think they have quick and helpful customer service reps, however, I give them a 9 because I have had to wait on hold for long periods of time before.
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Alternatives Considered
AccountantsWorld
Payroll relief is more customizable and easier to use than some other systems we have reviewed. The fee structure is better suited for our client base as well.
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Square
I liked patriot, but I found it to be more confusing than Square and took me too much time to setup. I setup Square Payroll in about an hour. I would also say the Square interface made more sense to me. I also like how Square offers more things like benefits, etc. that can be added on.
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Return on Investment
AccountantsWorld
  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
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Square
  • Square Payroll has dramatically reduced the time it takes to process payroll.
  • We could have a faster payroll with the Square POS integration for commission, but that is not something we've implemented yet.
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ScreenShots

Payroll Relief Screenshots

Screenshot of AccountantsWorld offers Payroll Relief with extensive data entryScreenshot of Payroll Relief offers extensive review screens for payrollScreenshot of Payroll Relief offers a comprehensive set of tools to manage your payroll practice, including a dashboard that monitors data for each client.