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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

Square Payroll

1 Ratings
Score 10 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN Powered by ADP is well suited for payroll processing. It handles its core task without issue. The reporting feature could be made simpler, especially for reporting on historic comparisons like how many hours an employee worked per month over multiple years. The paid time off tracking could be made easier too for companies that need a method of tracking this at the ground level.
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Square Payroll

Honestly, I feel that Square payroll is well suited for most sized small to medium businesses. The option to pay both W-2 employees and 1099 contractors is very flexible. At only $5 additional per employee, it scales well. And all of the appropriate forms are filed for you, so there's no need for an expensive accounting firm. One thing that could improve is the explanation of what to expect at the forefront of implementing W-2 employees. Many employers may not understand how the process will affect them money-wise when it comes to paying the taxes, etc. It may scare them off from using a W-2 instead of 1099, which have very different impacts on the employee's tax situation as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
Square Payroll
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
Square Payroll
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Square Payroll
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Square Payroll
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
Square Payroll
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Square Payroll
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
Square Payroll

Pros

  • Timekeeping is simple. Users can access their timecards on multiple devices.
  • Employee portals allow users to keep their personal info up to date, and access paystubs and year end statements. No paper necessary.
  • Payroll can be run in just a few short steps.
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  • 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

  • None - it's be best $300 a month spent
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  • More reporting options online. Downloading export is cumbersome.
  • Speedier deposits. 4 day turn around is a problem sometimes.
  • Improve W-2 process, explanations.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Square Payroll9.0
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.
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Alternatives Considered

Paycom was very good - but RUN is just so simple! Granted when using Paycom, I was processing payroll for some 50 persons. My ADP RUN experience is for a client that has only 3 employees. But RUN is very simple and straightforward - simple to use and setup. I would continue to use ADP RUN just because it is simpler, and provides mobile access.
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Cheaper and easier to implement Square payroll versus the competition. Accessible to the small business. Doesn't have a learning curve. Quick deployment to usage/adoption. The other options don't compare when looked at feature for feature vs. price.
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Return on Investment

  • The positive impact is the flexibility and the gain of time.
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  • Lessened accounting fees.
  • Improved payroll process. Reliability.
  • Adds the the overall ROI of using Square.
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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

Square Payroll

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