actiTIME vs. Patriot Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
actiTIME
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
actiTIME, from Canadian company Actimind, is time-tracking software.
$5
per month per user
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
actiTIMEPatriot Software
Editions & Modules
actiTIME Free (up to 3 users)
$0
per user per month
actiTIME Online (41-200 users)
$5
per user per month
actiTIME Online (1-40 users)
$6
per user per month
actiTIME Self-Hosted
$120
user
actiTIME Online (200+ users)
Fixed Cost
for unlimited users
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
actiTIMEPatriot Software
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsChoose from three different actiTIME versions: - actiTIME Free is online software for teams of up to three users with basic time-tracking functionality. - actiTIME Online is full-featured online software with free regular product upgrades starting at $5 user/month. - actiTIME Self-Hosted is software that you install on your own servers and purchase with a one-time payment.Patriot 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
actiTIMEPatriot Software
Top Pros
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Features
actiTIMEPatriot Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
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Ratings
Patriot Software
8.3
15 Ratings
0% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.36 Ratings
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User Ratings
actiTIMEPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
actiTIMEPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
actiTIME Inc.
ActiTime is a perfect program for managing payments and expenses within the company. It is an ideal tool to manage the activity of employees and the time they devote to their daily tasks within the company. ActiTime is undoubtedly recommended for its excellent performance in generating reports and the quality of its production. If anything could improve this tool it is its interface as it has become a bit outdated.
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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
actiTIME Inc.
  • It's a program that has different tools perfect for saving time.
  • It has a mobile application that serves to see the activities that are carried out from anywhere.
  • It offers detailed reports in real-time.
  • Its reports are customizable.
  • Allows employees access without the need to create another account.
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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
actiTIME Inc.
  • This application can be complex to use for new users.
  • ActiTime should further update its mobile application.
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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
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Patriot Software
It works well because it is cheap for us.
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Usability
actiTIME Inc.
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
actiTIME Inc.
It has quality support, solving any problem quickly, and clarifying any doubt that arises. It works very well and has quick and detailed answers, the quality of service in this sense is impeccable. ActiTime offers an online chat by which you can solve most of the problems almost immediately.
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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
actiTIME Inc.
This tool is the only one that has been used and worked wonderfully, it is an excellent program, it has not been necessary to try other similar tools.
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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
actiTIME Inc.
  • It allows us to take the process and the expenses made in each project, and these give us the possibility to choose the correct budget for what we are doing.
  • This application does not give the ease of knowing that the payments will be made to different employees without any complication, generating reports that justify the hours of work they did.
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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

actiTIME Screenshots

Screenshot of Choose between an online timesheet, a browser extension and a free mobile app. Record time spent in other apps and on the go. Ensure data accuracy and security with timesheet locking and approvalsScreenshot of Keep control of your projects with custom workflows, task estimates and deadlines. Monitor project health with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Manage workload and assign tasks to team members. Share details, comments and useful links. Review team performance with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Turn your data into colorful charts and reports. Review your team performance, project health, business costs and profits using real-time widgets and analytics toolsScreenshot of Set up task- and user-specific rates, track time across billable and non-billable activities to review project costs, run payroll calculations, generate bills and invoicesScreenshot of Connect actiTIME with other apps and industry software to enhance your time tracking experience. Use actiPLANS integration to manage employee time and absences in a single environment

Patriot Software Screenshots

Screenshot of the 3-step process to carry out payrollScreenshot of the Payroll interface, which can be used run payroll on any device with internet or data connection. There is no need to download and maintain a separate payroll app.Screenshot of a payroll report, to sort by work location, employee, and date range.