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Score 9.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN by ADP is perfect, in my opinion, for any size of company. Whether you have 5 employees or 500 employees. I feel that RUN by ADP will meet your needs and help make processing payroll as smooth as possible. Using RUN by ADP is a huge time saver for me. I love how easy it is to add new employees. I work at a company that is experiencing big growth and I am grateful for how easy it is to add new employees. I wish RUN by ADP was more transparent about the cutoff times to process payroll timely. It would be very nice to know what is the latest I could process payroll to have it be processed on time
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Patriot PAY

Frankly, I can't think of any small/mid sized business scenario where Patriot would not be an outstanding choice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.5
Patriot PAY
9.3
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
8.8
Patriot PAY
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
7.4
Patriot PAY
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
8.1
Patriot PAY
8.0
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.2
Patriot PAY
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Patriot PAY
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.6
Patriot PAY
8.0

Pros

ADP RUN

  • Very easy to add new employees. The process to add new employees is a simple step by step process. If you have the employee present, it is even more easier.
  • Processing Payroll. Processing payroll with RUN by ADP is super easy. When it is time to run payroll, you click on "run payroll" and follow the steps to process payroll for the given period. Processing Payroll with RUN by ADP is super easy and painless.
  • Reporting. RUN by ADP has so many different types of reports. You can get a report for each pay period by each employee or you can run a report for the entire year. Super Helpful.
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Patriot PAY

  • It is reliable and easy to use and learn for a small business
  • Whenever there are problems, customer service is responsive and communicates well.
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Cons

ADP RUN

  • Their fees were a bit too high for our small company, but we were able to negotiate lower fees that were within our budget.
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Patriot PAY

  • I wish it was slightly less expensive for me because I only use it to pay myself about once per month.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN

ADP RUN 9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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Patriot PAY

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

ADP RUN

ADP RUN 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Patriot PAY

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ADP RUN

While I still use QuickBooks for other accounting and bookkeeping uses, RUN was a lot more user-friendly when it came to payroll. It was cheaper and I felt that the help/assistance was much better, that if I did run into any issues, I would have an answer very quickly.
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Patriot PAY

Cost is the major factor here, but the ease of use (and design of the interface) is a big advantage for Patriot PAY. Items are (ironically) more "intuitive" to find and manage in Patriot PAY than Intuit.

Patriot PAY is closer to ADP/Gusto/Paychex in how it looks and feels and operates in a full-service capacity, but it is much more affordable.
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Return on Investment

ADP RUN

  • Before using RUN, I had to bring in someone to help with our old payroll system. Now, I am fully confident in doing it myself and no longer have to bring in outside help, which saves us money in the end.
  • It has helped us establish a company handbook and other resources for new hires and even current employees that may not have received any information upon being hired.
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Patriot PAY

  • Patriot saved me a huge headache in managing payroll and making tax payments!
  • They allowed my employee to access all of her forms and tax information through her own dashboard.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

General

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

Patriot PAY

General

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

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