Advanced Cloud HR vs. Patriot Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Advanced Cloud HR
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
OpenHR from UK company Advanced is a complete human resource management system (HRMS). Integration with OpenPeople, the vendor's payroll processing system, presents a complete automated HR solution.N/A
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.
$17
per month
Pricing
Advanced Cloud HRPatriot Software
Editions & Modules
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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
Advanced Cloud HRPatriot Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPatriot 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
Advanced Cloud HRPatriot Software
Top Pros
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Features
Advanced Cloud HRPatriot Software
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.6
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.6
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
6.7
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Report builder10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
4.5
1 Ratings
57% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
New hire portal4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.3
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Performance plans6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.3
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
6.6
1 Ratings
17% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
-
Ratings
Patriot Software
8.3
15 Ratings
1% 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
Advanced Cloud HRPatriot 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
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Advanced Cloud HRPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Advanced
Advanced Cloud HR helps to solve problems with diversified magnitude and changing needs of an organization, the ones which are faced by the HR department obviously. This tool is a simple solution to most of the challenging HR tasks like leave application, Training tracking, Career progression, and many others. This makes it enough solution to cater to all the existing and futuristic HR problems.
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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
Advanced
  • Robust employee problems addressal.
  • Self accessible admin tasks.
  • Employee reporting is very easy.
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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
Advanced
  • User interface and navigation.
  • Ready training material not available easily.
  • Could add employee feedback functionality.
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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
Advanced
No answers on this topic
Patriot Software
It works well because it is cheap for us.
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Usability
Advanced
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
Advanced
No answers on this topic
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
Advanced
This is a cloud-native application and it's very easy to implement and deploy across multiple platforms. This makes it a go-to tool for many organizations. However, the above-mentioned tools are no way less. They are the market leaders in the HRM department and are already established, players. But considering the price tag, they carry on license Advance Cloud HR is absolutely a no-brainer choice for organizations looking to get value for money.
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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
Advanced
  • Excellent purchase considering the problems that the tool can address.
  • One stop solution to all the major HR activities.
  • It has the capability to enhance and adapt to changing Employee related data challenges.
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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

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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.