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Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square Payroll

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.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Payroll Relief
8.7
Square Payroll
9.0
Pay calculation
Payroll Relief
7.3
Square Payroll
9.1
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Payroll Relief
9.1
Square Payroll
9.0
Direct deposit files
Payroll Relief
9.1
Square Payroll
9.7
Salary revision and increment management
Payroll Relief
9.1
Square Payroll
8.8
Reimbursement management
Payroll Relief
9.1
Square Payroll
8.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Payroll Relief
Square Payroll
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Payroll Relief
Square Payroll
9.4

Pros

Payroll Relief

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square Payroll

  • 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.
JoAnna Cohen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Payroll Relief

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square Payroll

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Square Payroll

Square Payroll 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
JoAnna Cohen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Square Payroll

Square Payroll 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Joanna Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Payroll Relief

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square Payroll

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.
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Payroll Relief

  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square Payroll

  • 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.
Alan Bloxham | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Payroll Relief

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Payroll Relief Editions & Modules

Edition
First Year Cost$14951
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)$20001
Pay per Payroll$356.951
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Square Payroll

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Square Payroll Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief
8.2
Square Payroll
6.4

Usability

Payroll Relief
Square Payroll
9.0

Support Rating

Payroll Relief
Square Payroll
9.0

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