Fiserv Prologue Financials vs. Patriot Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Prologue Financials
Score 3.5 out of 10
N/A
Prologue Financials from Fiserv, a fully integrated accounting solution, features enhanced, built-in automation and controls and a newly designed user interface, enabling users to increase the efficiency of financial accounting processes.N/A
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.
$17
per month
Pricing
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsPatriot Software
Editions & Modules
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Basic Payroll
$17/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Accounting Basic
$20/mo (unlimited use)
Accounting Premium
$30/mo (unlimited use)
Full Service Payroll
$37/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Prologue FinancialsPatriot Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPatriot 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 federal, state, and local payroll taxes on the customer's behalf; 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 employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, Patriot Software offers free direct deposit.
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Community Pulse
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsPatriot Software
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Features
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsPatriot Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Patriot Software
8.3
15 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Accounts payable9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Pricing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
2.4
(2 ratings)
9.6
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials will automate and help streamline your accounting processes and increases your data accuracy and create efficiencies that enables time and resources to be directed to strategic and profitable activities. Instant correction to errors and automatic journal entry reversal are very effective and excellent detailed audit trail allowing easy tracking and monitoring.
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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
Fiserv
  • In my opinion, nothing is done well. I hate this program with an extreme passion.
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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
Fiserv
  • Support is only available within business hours.
  • No free trials.
  • Takes time to implement during initial stages.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
Patriot Software
It works well because it is cheap for us.
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Usability
Fiserv
Powerful tool that helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and helps to deliver reliable and accurate accessible information that is crucial to the performance of our organization. Its easy to customize and to create financial reports of any kind from the GL and its ability to manipulate data through the system is amazing.
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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
Fiserv
It provides us with a fully integrated accounting management solution with effective account payables and investment portfolio accounting. It helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and it allows us to create custom financial reports easily enabling faster reports with accurate financial accounting data.
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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
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials is easily available and deployed in Mac and Windows and allows our financial controllers to create simple custom reports that enable them to report faster with accurate financial data. Great product that provides us with excellent cash management and payment management processes.
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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
Fiserv
  • Instant correction to errors.
  • Real-time financial data.
  • Automatic journal entry reversals.
  • Detailed audit trails that allows effective tracking.
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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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ScreenShots

Patriot Software Screenshots

Screenshot of the 3-step process to carry out payrollScreenshot of the Payroll interface, which can be used run payroll on any device with internet or data connection. There is no need to download and maintain a separate payroll app.Screenshot of a payroll report, to sort by work location, employee, and date range.