PaycheckCity vs. Square Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PaycheckCity
Score 9.5 out of 10
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PaycheckCity is an online paycheck, salary, tax and withholding calculator from Symmetry Software, powered by the Symmetry Tax Engine.N/A
Square Payroll
Score 6.1 out of 10
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Square Payroll is a payroll solution for hourly employees, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.N/A
Pricing
PaycheckCitySquare Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PaycheckCitySquare Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
PaycheckCitySquare Payroll
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
PaycheckCity
8.3
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Square Payroll
7.8
6 Ratings
4% below category average
Pay calculation8.03 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.03 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.03 Ratings4.44 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.03 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.03 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.33 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.03 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Best Alternatives
PaycheckCitySquare Payroll
Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.4 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
PaycheckCitySquare Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(3 ratings)
4.7
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PaycheckCitySquare Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
Symmetry Software
This is a great tool that works extremely well for smaller businesses. I am not sure how it would perform against enterprise tools.
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Block, Inc (Square)
Square is an amazing platform to have total control over the payroll of all the employees of a company or a specific sector. This platform has a very good functionality to collect exact information on how long each employee works, that is one of its most outstanding characteristics, because it monitors work schedules and overtime and generates detailed reports on the work time of each employee. Square does not allow to schedule payments, that is one of the main problems, however, I consider that it is a very good option for small and medium-sized companies that are looking for a way to have more exact administrative control over the working hours of all their employees. It is a software that works in the cloud, so all the work information that is collected will remain safe without any risk of loss.
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Pros
Symmetry Software
  • Easily generates reports and year end tax data
  • Does not limit or add to cost when needing more resources
  • Saves us tons of time by streamlining the process
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • 1099 contractor payments are easy, and they provide you with the IRS filing as part of the service.
  • Direct deposit/debit from your already connected account to the employee.
  • Reporting and management features are simple yet inclusive.
  • Low cost compared to alternative solutions.
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Cons
Symmetry Software
  • Could have more functionality but it is definitely great for the cost.
  • More responsive support team.
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • It's a bit pricey for larger companies at $5 per person paid per month.
  • Has a bit of a learning curve that seems steeper than necessary
  • reports can be confusing at first
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Usability
Symmetry Software
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Block, Inc (Square)
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
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Support Rating
Symmetry Software
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Block, Inc (Square)
I think they have quick and helpful customer service reps, however, I give them a 9 because I have had to wait on hold for long periods of time before.
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Alternatives Considered
Symmetry Software
This is really the only tool I have personally used but it has saved a lot of time and worked well so we have not had the need to try another. There are not really any competitors or options we have tried besides traditional payment methods
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Block, Inc (Square)
I liked patriot, but I found it to be more confusing than Square and took me too much time to setup. I setup Square Payroll in about an hour. I would also say the Square interface made more sense to me. I also like how Square offers more things like benefits, etc. that can be added on.
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Return on Investment
Symmetry Software
  • Helps us save time
  • Makes payments easier
  • Helps to automate a lot of the processes
  • Less errors
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • Square Payroll has dramatically reduced the time it takes to process payroll.
  • We could have a faster payroll with the Square POS integration for commission, but that is not something we've implemented yet.
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