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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Harpoon

I think Harpoon works best for freelancers, consultants, self employed people and smaller companies with less client to bill. For larger enterprises with hundreds or thousands of clients, there are larger, more intricate platforms in the market that are better suited for those needs.
Scott Rosenblum | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Harpoon
Patriot Software
8.9
Pay calculation
Harpoon
Patriot Software
9.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Harpoon
Patriot Software
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Harpoon
Patriot Software
8.0
Direct deposit files
Harpoon
Patriot Software
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Harpoon
Patriot Software
9.0
Reimbursement management
Harpoon
Patriot Software
8.0

Pros

Harpoon

  • Makes Sending Invoices & Collecting Payment Easy, for Freelancers
  • Tracking Financial Goals (Monthly & Annual) & Projecting Future Results
  • Provides Insights On AR, Earned Income, Top Clients, and other helpful but highly relevant data points.
Jason Montoya | 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

Harpoon

  • Sometimes expense reporting bring up duplicate transactions, which may be more of a fault of the API that connects my account, which is Plaid
  • Would be nice if in the future, they can offer ACH as one of the payment options for invoices
  • There are some redundancies that pop up when setting time frames for client work and the projects attached to them. If they aren't aligned, it can cause inaccurate reporting. If it just sent it once and it took care of both functions, it would be easier
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • Setting up a bank account to pay employees thru ACH is cumbersome.
  • Doesn't have the option to print multiple pay stubs for a specific employee at once. Have to re-print each pay stub individually.
Andy Leiterman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Harpoon

Harpoon 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The few times I've needed help or had questions about the platform, the founder got back to me. And fairly fast. The extra effort resonated well with me
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Harpoon

I've used Less Accounting and & Quickbooks Online. After Less Accounting was acquired, its development was mostly stopped. While the tool was a simple way to manage invoices and expenses, its directional philosophy changed with the new owners. Quickbooks Online was a solid tool, but the company support was unhelpful and hard to work with at times. Harpoon provides a great tool, with a company that cares about its users.
Jason Montoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

QuickBooks Online Payroll is literally the devil. They make things unclear, very difficult to tell what has been filed and what has been missed, hard to adjust owner salary whenever you want. I hate it! Gusto is more robust than Patriot and so for bigger companies with more going on, I am referring people to Gusto, but it's also a lot more expensive. Intuit Payroll is just archaic.
Stephanie Majeran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Harpoon

  • Clear and precise visibility of my financial status.
  • Projections of how I'm doing today, this month, and this year.
  • Clarity on what needs to happen with client development to reach my goals.
  • It shrinks the amount of time I spend on getting clients to pay my invoices.
Jason Montoya | 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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Pricing Details

Harpoon

General

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

Harpoon Editions & Modules

Edition
Single User - Unlimited Everything$191
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Patriot Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0*

* We offer free payroll setup.

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)
    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.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Harpoon
    9.0
    Patriot Software
    8.1

    Support Rating

    Harpoon
    10.0
    Patriot Software

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