CloudPay vs. Intuit Online Payroll (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudPay
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
CloudPay is a payroll management tool designed specifically for organizations that have an international workforce. They offer payroll automation services, an earned wage access platform as well as global treasury services to ensure any employee no matter their location gets the money they have earned.N/A
Intuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Intuit Online Payroll was a small business payroll option available as a standalone SaaS solution, that Intuit announced it was discontinuing in favor of Quickbooks Online Payroll, available via Quickbooks.
$22.50
per month
Pricing
CloudPayIntuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Core
22.50 + $4 per employee
per month
Premium
37.50 + $8 per employee
per month
Elite
62.50+ $10 per employee
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudPayIntuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
CloudPayIntuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CloudPayIntuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Intuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
7.3
10 Ratings
12% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings3.89 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.27 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.78 Ratings
Best Alternatives
CloudPayIntuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Rippling
Rippling
Score 8.6 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Rippling
Rippling
Score 8.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM
Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM
Score 7.3 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
CloudPayIntuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
3.0
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
3.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.5
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudPayIntuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudPay
In my organization, we have replaced all paperwork with this software, for the case of payroll, treasury, or on-demand payment. And from the backend, we have requested to enhance the feature like deductions and reimbursements. So in this way, it comes as a single tool to automate the whole payroll process. Which can be accessed, stored, update, and monitored from anywhere. So the whole organization and communications seem just to be a click away. Since we have switched to the cloud pay for payroll management, a lot of finance things are still there which need to be integrated with this system to make everything intact and altogether but cloud pay, as of now, do not have room to accommodate, and that's an issue to us, as a manager. So it's a request and suggestion as well to consider other finance-related things and try to fit in the same application, I know it's a big ask, but can be tried.
Read full review
Intuit
I believe the ideal scenario is when you are already using the Intuit family of products and the payroll bolts on to your existing QuickBooks infrastructure. Payroll software products have been around a long time, and this is a very competitive niche. Most of the companies do a good job of filing taxes promptly, reporting W-2 items properly, providing good reports, etc. Where you might really get some extra efficiency and benefit is the fact that the payroll is woven into the accounting system, creating one seamless enterprise solution. Also, where it might be less appropriate is in a really simple use case such as a one person company where there aren't complex fringe benefits to deal with. In that scenario, you can set up the ACH debits directly with the state agency and the IRS and possibly file your own 941, 940, W-2/W-3 and state equivalent forms. Of course, if you're willing to do this and are good with details, you can save yourself some money.
Read full review
Pros
CloudPay
  • Global Payroll Basic
  • Earned Wage Access
  • Global Treasury Service
  • Payroll Efficiency Index
Read full review
Intuit
  • Integration with QuickBooks Desktop. This is the key strength of IP... it is a complete, native integration and let's you maintain all employee records and time keeping in QuickBooks
  • Job Costing. Another key differentiation -- some payroll outsources say they do true job costing (by work or item code). Don't believe them. If its' not integrated with your accounting system, you will not get "TRUE" job costing. You can get costs ASSIGNED to jobs (which may be fine), but you won't get item level detail in QuickBooks from anyone but Intuit.
  • Variety of Payment options. Use Direct Deposit or manual checks... or whatever you want. Since its in QB, you can make payments any way you want.
  • Cash Flow. This is both good and bad, but IP will not take taxes out of your bank account until they are due. That's different than some other providers that want assurance that you have the tax payments available at the moment you push "SUBMIT."
Read full review
Cons
CloudPay
  • Fees
  • Tech support
  • Size restraints
Read full review
Intuit
  • My biggest issue is that they do continue to raise their prices on a regular basis and it makes people feel stuck when there are so many clients already using the system.
  • They do not support roaming employees, so employees that cross over into various tax jurisdictions in one pay period pose a challenge for calculating taxes and pay.
  • The setup can be a bit daunting still if you are not familiar with the system or the various taxes and requirements for reporting.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Works perfectly as advertised. Our simple needs are well taken care of.
Read full review
Usability
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
Intuit
I would rate it a 0. It gets worse and worse all the time. It seems like every time I go into IOP to run a payroll for one of my clients, I have one more problem.
Read full review
Support Rating
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
Intuit
The customer support personnel have always walked me through the steps they need to take to assist me. Never rushed through anything. Always exceptionally thorough, answering all my questions and even sharing my screen visually (I have control, not them). It actually helps me to resolve future issues and questions, if they should arise.
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
CloudPay
It allows the feature of flexible payment methods to complete of the payment of termination and the payment to be process on time which is recognized worldwide. The card payment process time is 3 days faster than the normal bank payment process, and you can stop easily. It integrates your payment procedures with a global cash flow solution that ensures the timely payments to regulate authorities like your employees, local authorities or to the third parties.
Read full review
Intuit
It's a payroll software with decent customer support readily available and direct integration with my accounting tools. This made it a prime fit for me, and made payment and tax reporting relatively simple, and errors readily correctable. It does not have time tracking, and I still believe that this software is overpriced, but it's the best fit for me right now.
Read full review
Return on Investment
CloudPay
  • The positive impact is, a lot of manual work is automated now, which is saving a lot of time and man-hours.
  • Requests and demands can be accessed, monitored, and raised anytime from anywhere. So a lot of dependencies have been resolved.
  • Human resources and all finance is been integrated which is resulting in less work at the desk.
Read full review
Intuit
  • Positive: Less of a learning curve to train payroll accountants, as they are already familiar with using Intuit. Also, in general there are a larger pool of candidates who know this system than many of the other "niche" lesser known payroll products.
  • Positive: More options to choose from depending on the level of service needed. For example, there is a Full Service offering if needed. This might apply to an organization that doesn't have the resources available or an internal person who has the time/bandwidth to handle the entire company's payroll. Thus, it is possible to cherry pick the level of service needed depending on the type of company/situation.
  • Positive: Good audit trail. This can be extremely important and cost efficient when a business is going through an external audit by an outside CPA firm and the payroll accounting function is undergoing testing (ie. less time required by the external auditor would likely lower their bill for their services).
Read full review
ScreenShots

CloudPay Screenshots

Screenshot of A screenshot of the Calendar tool within CloudPay that keeps track of all of payroll activities across all locations.