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Patriot Software

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    5.0

    Clearbooks

    50%

    Patriot Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Clearbooks ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Accounts payable

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cash management

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bank reconciliation

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Expense management

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Fixed asset management

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Clearbooks

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Patriot Software

    83%
    Patriot Software ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    15 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    5 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Patriot Software is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    Clearbooks

    70%
    1 Rating
    9.3

    Patriot Software

    93%
    20 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Clearbooks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Patriot Software

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Clearbooks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    Patriot Software

    92%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Clearbooks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Patriot Software

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Clearbooks

    Larger companies, multi-currency. Clearbooks is in a competitive environment with Xero, SageOne, FreeAgent, Intuit etc., etc.
    Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Clearbooks

    • SaaS, so accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world via a browser
    • Clear and straight forward navigation
    • Good choice of management reports
    Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Shannon Bronico | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Clearbooks

    • Like any SaaS product, Clearbooks is continuously evolving and being improved
    • Some of the reports still need some work
    Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Clearbooks

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Clearbooks Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Patriot Software

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    Patriot Software Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Basic Payroll$10/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
    Full Service Payroll$30/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
    Accounting Basic$15/mo (unlimited use)
    Accounting Premium$25/mo (unlimited use)
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    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 your federal, state, and local payroll taxes on your behalf. With full-service payroll, your 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 your employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, we offer free direct deposit.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Clearbooks

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Patriot Software

    Patriot Software 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It works well because it is cheap for us.
    Michael Krieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Clearbooks

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Patriot Software

    Patriot Software 9.2
    Based on 10 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Clearbooks

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Patriot Software

    Patriot Software 9.1
    Based on 10 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Clearbooks

    Clearbooks was chosen 5 years ago as our accountant recommended it. There is an element of inertia in moving accounts packages.
    Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Clearbooks

    • I am not sure that ROI is an appropriate measure for an accounts package. The cost is around £250/year, which is a tiny fraction of the cost of a bookkeeper/finance controller/finance director/CFO.
    Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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