HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits vs. SurePayroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
The Payroll and Benefits solution from HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth, is built specifically for restaurants and hospitality, and allows users to manage multiple employments, varying pay rates, shift work, variable hours, temporary staff, and PTO. Users may optionally outsource payroll to HotSchedules & Fourth.N/A
SurePayroll
Score 2.6 out of 10
N/A
SurePayroll offers an online payroll service that lets small business owners run payroll anywhere, anytime. The vendor automatically pays and files federal, state and local payroll taxes.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitsSurePayroll
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
SurePayroll
3.7
14 Ratings
76% below category average
Pay calculation8.01 Ratings4.314 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings4.112 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings4.17 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.37 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings4.313 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings4.110 Ratings
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User Ratings
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitsSurePayroll
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
1.3
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitsSurePayroll
Likelihood to Recommend
HotSchedules and Fourth
Hot Schedules/Labour Productivity has been very useful in helping with sales forecasting, utilizing past data combined with weather and national events; however its allocation of staffing is very generic across a large brand, so not much scope for the software to 'learn' what works well for individual sites - e.g. where one restaurant may need 2 people to cover their peak, another may need 4, to account for things like prep, restaurant layout, etc.
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Paychex, Inc.
We use SurePayroll to make monthly payrolls in our company, as well as to close the month and year with all the income and expenses and most importantly to make tax payments. The application is perfect for making payrolls when the personnel adapted for it is not in the head office, SurePayroll has an application for mobiles that allows to make these operations remotely. The application is perfect when you want to make immediate payments, at the time of loading the payroll to the system, it proceeds to automatically perform transactions for each employee entered without any error.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Personal Information Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Labour Costing
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Paychex, Inc.
  • Super easy interface - honestly running payroll couldn't be easier on their site.
  • Incredible customer service - VERY knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They will walk you through anything you need to do on the site and understand payroll, tax and benefit issues.
  • Tax filing and payments and year-end paperwork for 1099 contractors and W-2s. They make it so easy.
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Cons
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Quicker Sales Data Importing
  • Easier Access to Employee Documents
  • Holiday information on employee end
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Paychex, Inc.
  • My chief complaint is the software sometimes requires me to have a code sent to my phone before I can continue with some process. That in itself is fine. The problem is the check box that lets SurePayroll remember the computer doesn't actually do that. I select that check box every time, but the software doesn't remember me or my computer.
  • Fees have creeped higher every year over the last two or three years. I feel like I'm nitpicking here, though. What I spend for the service is reasonably priced for the amount of headaches it prevents.
  • I have a case where an employee is sometimes salaried and sometimes contract. There's not a way to handle that without terminating him when he needs to switch.
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Likelihood to Renew
HotSchedules and Fourth
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Paychex, Inc.
The service works well and the price is worth it.
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Support Rating
HotSchedules and Fourth
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Paychex, Inc.
SurePayroll was great when we had questions or needed support, ie. if we messed up with a payroll, needed to submit tax documents or get documents. The ease of communication between us and the organization was great and they made it easy for users to call in with support requests.
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Alternatives Considered
HotSchedules and Fourth
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Paychex, Inc.
SurePayroll offers a comparable service at a better rate. They are better designed for small companies who need to save money any way they can. Their fees are more appropriate than ADP but the service offerings are just as good.
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • More Accurate Forecasting
  • Better Daily Labour Control
  • Holiday Planning
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Paychex, Inc.
  • SurePayroll helps us process payroll quickly and effortlessly 97% of the time.
  • On the rare occasion when there is an issue SurePayroll needs to address, it can take hours and hours of time over many months to get that issue resolved. Through the process, SurePayroll employees have always been professional and courteous in their communication.
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