Apple Pay vs. Square Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apple Pay
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Apple Pay is a payment gateway the vendor states gives customers an easy, secure, and private way to pay in stores, within apps, on the web, and in Business Chat.N/A
Square Payroll
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.N/A
Pricing
Apple PaySquare Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apple PaySquare Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Apple PaySquare Payroll
Top Pros
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Features
Apple PaySquare Payroll
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Apple Pay
-
Ratings
Square Payroll
7.8
6 Ratings
4% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings4.44 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apple PaySquare Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(18 ratings)
4.7
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apple PaySquare Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
I use it not only at stores in person but also online. It's so easy to use. I've been a victim of identity theft before and I just feel safer using it online than entering my individual credit card info every time. Plus I get cashback on purchases!
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Block, Inc (Square)
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.
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Pros
Apple
  • Apple Pay is extremely easy to access because you can access it whether you've unlocked your phone or locked it.
  • Apple Pay does a great job listing historic transactions.
  • Apple Pay easily allows users to add or remove different credit cards.
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • 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
Apple
  • The ability for other integrations to still have their restricting permissions to be used. As an example, I can't use Apple Pay and still choose when I want my delivery because it's not in Apple Pay's coding to allow outside restrictions.
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
Apple
It's now a standard.
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Block, Inc (Square)
No answers on this topic
Usability
Apple
Extremely effective and easy to use.
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Block, Inc (Square)
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 Rating
Apple
No answers on this topic
Block, Inc (Square)
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
Our choice to use Apple Pay was made because of the fast and easy access to funds, it is largely accepted by most vendors and it is a knowingly secure platform for transactions. Making it a trusted and effective resource for our company to utilize. We also found the setup to be more user-friendly.
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Block, Inc (Square)
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.
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • less time spent entering credit card numbers online
  • it has great security features
  • it's portable, since it's built in to my phone
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • 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.
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