Patriot Software

Patriot Software

Score 8.8 out of 10
Patriot Software


What is Patriot Software?

Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.
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Popular Features

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  • Pay calculation (15)
  • Direct deposit files (11)
  • Salary revision and increment management (13)
  • Reimbursement management (6)

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Accounting Basic

$15/mo (unlimited use)


Basic Payroll

$17/mo + $4 per employee/contractor


Accounting Premium

$25/mo (unlimited use)


Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $17 per month
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Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

8.3Avg 8.2
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Product Details

What is Patriot Software?

Patriot Software offers online payroll, made for USA small business owners with 1-100 employees and their accoutants. Payroll options include: Basic Payroll - base price $10/mo. + $4 per employee/contractor. Full Service Payroll - Base price $30/mo + $4 per employee/contractor. Users run payroll, Patriot handles the payroll tax filings. They further offer free direct deposit, or print paychecks. They describe further advantages as:
  • Free employee portal
  • Simple 3-step payroll process.
  • Guaranteed accurate calculations
  • Guaranteed accurate payroll tax filings with full service payroll

Patriot Software Features

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Additional Features

  • Supported: Free Pay-as-You-Go workers compensation integration
  • Supported: Free Quickbooks Time Integration
  • Supported: Free accounting integration (Patriot Accounting, Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop)
  • Supported: Customizable hours, money, deductions
  • Supported: Multiple payrates
  • Supported: Departments
  • Supported: Multiple work locations
  • Supported: Multiple pay frequencies
  • Supported: Electronic or printable W2s
  • Supported: Free direct deposit
  • Supported: Time off-accruals
  • Supported: Pay 1099 contractors in payroll
  • Supported: Free employee portal
  • Supported: Repeating money types
  • Supported: Deductions & Contributions

Patriot Software Screenshots

Screenshot of Payroll is carried out with a simple 3-step processScreenshot of Patriot Software is responsive, so there is no need to download and maintain a separate payroll app. Run payroll on any device with internet or data connection.Screenshot of Patriot offers comprehensive payroll reports to sort by work location, employee, and date range.

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Patriot Software Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.

Patriot Software starts at $17.

Paychex Flex, Gusto, and SurePayroll are common alternatives for Patriot Software.

Reviewers rate Pay calculation highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Patriot Software are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Michael Krieger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Paychex is considerably more expensive software granted they have services and analytics that are not available in Patriot. I am a small business with a tight budget, and that's why I ultimately selected Patriot Software because I can reinvest the savings in so many ways.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Patriot Payroll is cheaper with their partner program and customer service seems better. As well Quickbooks Desktop Payroll specifically was charging per direct deposit action which is cost prohibitive and Quickbooks customer service is virtually non existent. As well, Patriot Payroll is very user friendly to those unfamiliar with payroll.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Intuit Online Payroll (discontinued)
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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.
Jerry Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My early experience with Gusto was exceptional...then the wheels started falling off. I won't go into the details but I lost a couple payroll clients due to their errors and was on the verge of losing more. That coupled with massive fee increases made it necessary to find another solution. I spent three months researching/testing options. In the end, Patriot was the obvious choice due to its capability and affordability.
Joe "JC" Cross | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I did A LOT of research prior to making a decision on which software to use. Patriot had an abundance of high reviews, so I finally decided to give them a try. And while I don't normally find reasons to rave about software, I loved both the product and the service!
Jason Moore, L.Ac. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I switched from ADP to Patriot PAY almost 2 years ago. I switched because Patriot was a much better financial deal. Also, Patriot has MUCH better customer service than ADP. They have an online chat, which is very quick and easy to obtain an answer. They also (usually) answer the phones very quickly and are knowledgable and able to resolve any issue that I have had. ADP was always difficult to get a hold of and speak with and their service (the SAME service) was much more expensive.
August 09, 2018

Patriot PAY is a Gem

Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Cost is the major factor here, but the ease of use (and design of the interface) is a big advantage for Patriot PAY. Items are (ironically) more "intuitive" to find and manage in Patriot PAY than Intuit. Patriot PAY is closer to ADP/Gusto/Paychex in how it looks and feels and operates in a full-service capacity, but it is much more affordable.
Shannon Bronico | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I prefer Patriot to Paychex for several reasons. First of all, for a small business with less than 10 employees, the fees charged by Paychex are unnecessary overhead when Patriot offers high quality and more than sufficient tools to perform the same tasks. Paychex also does not offer the same option to add on services a la carte so that you only pay for the tools which you use regularly. When my employer used Paychex Flex, someone from the company would call each week to ask for the hours per employee to run payroll. I believe this is why they charge such a high fee as this is considered 'full-service payroll' since the user does not have to manually enter data. However, Patriot only requires logging in, entering each employees hours into a form and pressing 'OK' to run payroll each period. About fifteen minutes of easy and simple work saves a hundred or so dollars a month.
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