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Score 9 out of 100
29 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Patriot Software ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

Patriot Software

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

Employee demographic data

6.3
63%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

7.4
74%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.4
74%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.1

Darwinbox

81%
8.3

Patriot Software

83%
Patriot Software ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.4
94%
15 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
13 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
6 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.6

Darwinbox

86%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

7.8

Darwinbox

78%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

8.0

Darwinbox

80%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

8.3

Darwinbox

83%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.0

Darwinbox

80%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

Darwinbox

81%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

Patriot Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

Darwinbox

74%
3 Ratings
9.3

Patriot Software

93%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Patriot Software

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Patriot Software

92%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Patriot Software

91%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
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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

Darwinbox

  • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
  • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
  • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
  • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
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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

Darwinbox

  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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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

Darwinbox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Darwinbox 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

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Patriot Software

    It works well because it is cheap for us.
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    Usability

    Darwinbox

    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

    Darwinbox

    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

    Darwinbox

    Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
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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

    Darwinbox

    • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
    • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
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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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