Good for small business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 29, 2019

Good for small business

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Paychex Flex

We use it for payroll only, but with a time cock interlocked. We are a small business and this works great at our level.

Took a little bit to get everything running smoothly, but after that no issues or problems.
  • Time and Attendance interchanges into the payroll module really simply.
  • The transition between T&A and Flex is really quick.
  • The new grid is always on basic, but basic doesn't work for me. I made my own grid but have to choose it every time, it's not automatic.
  • Any changes I make do not go into effect until next paycheck, even if you want it to go through some things just won't be immediate.
  • The price was good for our small business and they worked with us to buy the time clock to save that monthly payment.
Similar payroll system as far as information. It also has a T & A that it shares with Payroll.
I have had multiple representatives and not all so knowledgeable, but have had recent success with my new rep. But since I have filled out this survey she is no longer there so I now have a new one again.

Do you think Paychex Flex delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Paychex Flex's feature set?

Yes

Did Paychex Flex live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Paychex Flex go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Paychex Flex again?

Yes

Paychex Flex works well with time and attendance integration. Just some minor tweaking when you come from a different payroll platform.

Paychex Flex Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
8
Employment history
8
Job profiles and administration
8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
8
Organization and location management
8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
8
Pay calculation
9
Benefit plan administration
7
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
9
Balance details
9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
9
View and generate pay and benefit information
9
Update personal information
9
View job history
8
View company policy documentation
8
Report builder
8
Pre-built reports
8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
8
New hire portal
8
Manager tracking tools
8

Using Paychex Flex

1 - Payroll
  • Payroll
  • Time and Attendance
I really like the program

Evaluating Paychex Flex and Competitors

Yes - ADP platform
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
Usability is key to any program
If I were to do it again, I would look more into the fee's with each item in whole.

Paychex Flex Implementation

They work with you and we took our time to keep every thing organized and moving in the time frame it should be.
Yes - 
  • Side by side old payroll and new payroll.
  • Then we moved to live with support.
  • On my own with a select representative until I was comfortable.
  • Then I was on my own.
Change management was a major issue with the implementation - Everything needs to happen in a certain way and quickly to make the transition easy.
  • Specific time to roll it over to make it the easiest for taxes.
  • Setting up policies was time consuming.
  • Setting up time and attendance was a little touchy and had to work with the employees to make sure everyone could punch in or out.

Paychex Flex Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Difficult to get immediate help
No - Didn't know they had that.

Using Paychex Flex

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Time and attendance rollover
  • Time off accrual and adjustments
  • Grid needs to be adjusted every time I go onto payroll
It is pretty easy once you get to using it