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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CloudPay and Patriot Software are tied in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

8.3

CloudPay

83%
8.3

Patriot Software

83%
CloudPay ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

9.2
92%
5 Ratings
9.4
94%
15 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

7.4
74%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
5 Ratings
8.5
85%
13 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
6.9
69%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CloudPay

80%
5 Ratings
9.3

Patriot Software

93%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CloudPay

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Patriot Software

90%
1 Rating

Usability

CloudPay

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Patriot Software

92%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

CloudPay

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Patriot Software

91%
10 Ratings

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.
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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

CloudPay

  • Global Payroll Basic
  • Earned Wage Access
  • Global Treasury Service
  • Payroll Efficiency Index
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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

CloudPay

  • Fees
  • Tech support
  • Size restraints
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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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Pricing Details

CloudPay

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

CloudPay editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Patriot Software

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Patriot Software editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic Payroll$10/mo + $4 per employee/contractor1
    Full Service Payroll$30/mo + $4 per employee/contractor2
    Accounting Basic$15/mo (unlimited use)3
    Accounting Premium$25/mo (unlimited use)4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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

    CloudPay

    No answers on this topic

    Patriot Software

    It works well because it is cheap for us.
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    Usability

    CloudPay

    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

    CloudPay

    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

    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.
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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

    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.
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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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