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Likelihood to Recommend

Intuit Payroll

I believe the ideal scenario is when you are already using the Intuit family of products and the payroll bolts on to your existing QuickBooks infrastructure. Payroll software products have been around a long time, and this is a very competitive niche. Most of the companies do a good job of filing taxes promptly, reporting W-2 items properly, providing good reports, etc. Where you might really get some extra efficiency and benefit is the fact that the payroll is woven into the accounting system, creating one seamless enterprise solution. Also, where it might be less appropriate is in a really simple use case such as a one person company where there aren't complex fringe benefits to deal with. In that scenario, you can set up the ACH debits directly with the state agency and the IRS and possibly file your own 941, 940, W-2/W-3 and state equivalent forms. Of course, if you're willing to do this and are good with details, you can save yourself some money.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurePayroll

I love SurePayroll. Their telephone support is awesome. I travel a lot so it allows me to manage company payroll from anywhere in the world. I can change deductions, do 401K deductions, run reports, and do insurance reviews for our company's insurance broker. They even created a Paycheck Protection report for me to download to share with our bank. There isn't much that isn't possible with SurePayroll. The great thing is it gives me control at my fingertips. The errors that I had with a call-in payroll just never happen anymore.
Michael Lien | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Intuit Payroll
7.2
SurePayroll
9.2
Pay calculation
Intuit Payroll
8.7
SurePayroll
9.9
Support for external payroll vendors
Intuit Payroll
5.0
SurePayroll
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Intuit Payroll
5.3
SurePayroll
8.7
Direct deposit files
Intuit Payroll
8.9
SurePayroll
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
Intuit Payroll
7.1
SurePayroll
9.6
Reimbursement management
Intuit Payroll
8.2
SurePayroll
8.6

Pros

Intuit Payroll

  • Integration with QuickBooks Desktop. This is the key strength of IP... it is a complete, native integration and let's you maintain all employee records and time keeping in QuickBooks
  • Job Costing. Another key differentiation -- some payroll outsources say they do true job costing (by work or item code). Don't believe them. If its' not integrated with your accounting system, you will not get "TRUE" job costing. You can get costs ASSIGNED to jobs (which may be fine), but you won't get item level detail in QuickBooks from anyone but Intuit.
  • Variety of Payment options. Use Direct Deposit or manual checks... or whatever you want. Since its in QB, you can make payments any way you want.
  • Cash Flow. This is both good and bad, but IP will not take taxes out of your bank account until they are due. That's different than some other providers that want assurance that you have the tax payments available at the moment you push "SUBMIT."
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurePayroll

  • 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.
Coby Pfaff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Intuit Payroll

  • My biggest issue is that they do continue to raise their prices on a regular basis and it makes people feel stuck when there are so many clients already using the system.
  • They do not support roaming employees, so employees that cross over into various tax jurisdictions in one pay period pose a challenge for calculating taxes and pay.
  • The setup can be a bit daunting still if you are not familiar with the system or the various taxes and requirements for reporting.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurePayroll

  • 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.
Rob Siders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Intuit Payroll

Intuit Payroll 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Works perfectly as advertised.Our simple needs are well taken care of.
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurePayroll

SurePayroll 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The service works well and the price is worth it.
Daniel Lieber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Intuit Payroll

Intuit Payroll 7.0
Based on 3 answers
The customer support personnel have always walked me through the steps they need to take to assist me. Never rushed through anything. Always exceptionally thorough, answering all my questions and even sharing my screen visually (I have control, not them). It actually helps me to resolve future issues and questions, if they should arise.
Paula Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurePayroll

SurePayroll 9.2
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Intuit Payroll

I like maintaining one very strong accounting/ERP ecosystem that I trust and that is why I selected Intuit Payroll. The system is trustworthy/reliable, runs on the cloud and integrates with existing QuickBooks products. The pricing becomes more competitive when it is bundled with other Intuit products. Also, Intuit tends to be a company that listens to its customers and accountant implementation partners, and if a feature or area of functionality is suggested or recommended to Intuit, they take it very seriously. They are continually improving and rolling out new features on all their products.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurePayroll

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Intuit Payroll

  • Having all of my clients on one platform has been a huge benefit to quickly and easily processing payrolls and tax payments.
  • Intuit Payroll has saved me a ton of time also since, after the setup, processing payroll, taxes, and forms takes only a few clicks. That equates to hours of work time I can spend on something else.
  • The reminders ensure I never miss a deadline. The dashboard shows me a list of all outstanding tax payments and forms that need filed and by when.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurePayroll

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Intuit Payroll

SurePayroll

Pricing Details

Intuit Payroll

General

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

SurePayroll

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Intuit Payroll
7.6
SurePayroll
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Intuit Payroll
10.0
SurePayroll
9.0

Support Rating

Intuit Payroll
7.0
SurePayroll
9.2

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