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 Trial
  • 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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Francesca Douglass-Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Excellent customer service that is consistently kind and professional.
  • Easy to understand interface—very user friendly
  • Print reports and easily apply filters
  • None that I can think of, none that our business needs. They fixed our only “wish” when they added the 1099 employee option
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Everything is online
  • You can email if you have questions and they get back to you.
  • All your taxes are filed if you go with the premium version.
  • Sometimes takes too long to get an email response
  • They have made some accounting errors. Some I have found and some they have found. The corrections make all the numbers confusing.
Tom Ludwig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Rapid entry of standardized payroll in 3 easy screens
  • Easy entry of 1099 contractor payments
  • Friendly intuitive web based solution
  • Helpful and knowledgable customer support
  • Feature Rich, does most basic functions
  • Good payroll and 1099 contractor report generation
  • Does not support 401K plan integration as well as other vendors
  • Will not pay other vendors that are deductions from payroll like 401K vendor
October 14, 2021

Simple Strategic Storage

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Giving multiple ways to pull data
  • Holding donation profiles
  • Maintaining donor profiles and showing all changes to contact information
  • Connecting with outside software - we have an issue of Patriot not recognizing donors when connected to other websites when all the information is the same minus a middle initial
  • Giving an error page when something small is off. Instead of giving an easy to fix error notification, Patriot brings the user to an error page and they have to reenter everything.
  • Fixing dates easily. If a date is entered incorrectly, 8/13/21 instead of 2021, an error pop up appears but the user has to click enter/okay many times or refresh the page in order to fix this issue.
  • Enter vs Tab key - Patriot loves the tab key but if the user clicks enter instead, many times it brings them to the home page.
Andy Leiterman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • New client setup is made simple.
  • Payroll processing is quick and easy.
  • Easy to reprint and regenerate pay stubs and reports.
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Payroll for small businesses - easy and cheap!
  • Great customer service - easy to access at any time.
  • Decent reports.
  • Their timecard system is a little cumbersome, particularly for paid time off/vacation/holiday.
  • No employee scheduling tool.
  • Really best for very small businesses, larger ones with lots of complicated payroll facets should seek other tools.
Jerry Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Basic payroll--as good as anything else out there.
  • Tremendous value--not only is it a capable package but it's the cheapest I know of.
  • Customer service is exceptional.
  • The third party direct deposit processor Patriot previously used was not particularly easy to work with...but Patriot just brought all direct deposit processing in house.
  • Clergy housing allowance has to be manually entered each payday. They tell me they're close to adding the capability of making it (and other similar pay types) as a recurring item.
  • The setup process is geared toward novice users who need to be hand-held through the process. That's great for those who need it but a more streamlined, no-frills process payroll pros would be welcome.
Matthew Poirier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It is reliable and easy to use and learn for a small business
  • Whenever there are problems, customer service is responsive and communicates well.
  • I wish it was slightly less expensive for me because I only use it to pay myself about once per month.
Jason Moore, L.Ac. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Patriot's software is very easy to use for running payroll. It takes about 30 seconds to do.
  • The payroll reports are abundant, easy to find and print, and make my accounting very easy.
  • Having a full service payroll provider as easy to use as Patriot leaves me with more availability to focus on treating patients and running other aspects of my business.
  • Honestly, I am very happy with Patriot. They recently raised their price but it is still a good value and I am very happy with their service.
Nathan Kung | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It makes calculating people's time and hours very easy.
  • It makes printing checks very easy.
  • It makes tax collection and other government requirements effortless.
  • Some of the features can be a little difficult to use until you get used to them
  • Changes occur with no or little warning.
August 09, 2018

Patriot PAY is a Gem

Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Patriot pay offers smooth easy setup.
  • Patriot PAY is affordable, especially compared to other companies.
  • Patriot PAY provides a ton of helpful information that is accessible at your finger tips so you don't always have to call into customer service with questions.
  • Patriot PAY has helpful customer service and they are friendly.
  • Apart from pre-funded, the four-day timeline for direct deposit has been the toughest part for me when small businesses want to pay their employees faster (quick turn-around times).
  • No other complaints from me. I am really impressed with Patriot PAY.
Shannon Bronico | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
  • I wanted to download all of the individual tax deposit reports in .pdf form at the end of the year. I had to download them one by one, which was very time consuming. I has hoped there was a way to perform a batch download of these reports. Patriot can export spreadsheet in .csv format, but the layout of the .pdf reports is much more user friendly for record keeping.
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