The best payroll service for small businesses
March 06, 2020

The best payroll service for small businesses

Sarah Kershner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Paychex Flex

Paychex is being used by me personally to complete payroll and other HR-related items. It is also accessed by my employees through their own logins to obtain pay stubs, update their 401K, update their FSA and other related items. Paychex Flex simplifies payroll, 401K, FSA, and HR for my small business.
  • Customer service.
  • User-friendly.
  • Reporting could be tuned up a bit. Often I search for reports that I need and sometimes nothing comes up, or I find I have to search for it under a different area. All reporting should be under one single pane of glass.
  • Paychex Flex has had a positive impact on my business. Running payroll takes me 5 minutes, which gives me more time to focus on the other aspects of my business. The simplicity of using Paychex Flex for payroll, the self-service aspect given to my employees, and the wonderful customer service provided by Paychex when I need assistance on the program makes Paychex Flex one of the top solutions in my stack.
  • RUN Powered by ADP®
The ADP software is similar, but the customer service provided by Paychex is why they are better. I get answers from my Payroll Specialist in minutes, not days like ADP.
Paychex Flex's customer service is amazing. Like I stated before, I get answers and responses within minutes.

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 takes the guesswork out of payroll. When you have a small business you don't have extra time to double-check tax rates etc. Paychex Flex completes all the tedious parts of payroll and you are just left with adding in employee's time worked. It is also incredible to use for 1099 workers as well because, at the end of the year, Paychex will send out all tax documents to workers; full time, part-time or 1099.

Paychex Flex Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
10
Employment history
10
Job profiles and administration
10
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
10
Organization and location management
10
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
10
Pay calculation
10
Benefit plan administration
10
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
10
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
10
Annual carry-forward and encashment
10
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
10
View job history
10
View company policy documentation
10
Tracking of all physical assets
10
Report builder
10
Pre-built reports
10
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
New hire portal
10
Manager tracking tools
10
Job Requisition Management
Not Rated
Company Website Posting
Not Rated
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
Not Rated
Notifications and Alerts
Not Rated