Does anyone have a suggestion for a web based payroll service for less than 5 employees?


January 29th, 2016

Do you have any experience on inexpensive tools?

Rick Stratton Great States Software / Feed.Us / MKEcribs

January 29th, 2016

Greg, whatever you end up with, will you post the results back here? I'd like to know what works for you. Thanks!

Victor CGMA Partner at Eide Bailly LLP

January 30th, 2016

QuickBooks online payroll is simple cost effective and a proven product. They also cover all states which may be the only thing they have over Xero. 

Logan Kleier

January 29th, 2016

Xero (formerly Zen payroll) and Quickbooks Online are two good options. They cost roughly the same amount. At this point, I'd say that these types of services are mostly commodities and you're choosing an interface that you like better, as opposed to a feature set that one company has mastered better than the others. 

Renee Zau Founder of DonationMatch and SamplingforGood, Cause Marketing Guru, Startup Mentor, Fundraising Event Consultant

January 31st, 2016

I've used ADP, Paychex, and Paycycle (now Intuit Payroll) over the last 16 years for between 2-25 employees, and Paycycle/Intuit Payroll is my choice. Inexpensive, paperless, online national compliance, and you can authorize an access account for whoever is doing your accounting so you don't have to bother with exports. No extra cost for additional pay types like commissions, paid time off tracking, bonuses, etc.

Quoc Le Director of Engineering

January 31st, 2016

We used Gusto ( before. Pretty modern, Zenefits bought them..

David Rowell CEO & Founder at LifeLinker Inc

January 31st, 2016

ADP is excellent, and if you signup via Costco Executive, you get an appreciable discount.

Ryan Sears

January 31st, 2016

Kelliane Lam Founder at Time To Go Social and Kelliane Parker Farmers Insurance Agency

January 31st, 2016

I know a lot of people use paychex, but I always used my bank.Example, b of a uses adp and wells, has their own. I always use a service, as it acts like an insurance policy against errors which can get you hefty fines. Especially with hourly or commission employees. For only salaried employees, quick books is easy too.

What I like about the bank service, is that you open a separate account and they do all of the taxes for payroll each payroll. Then when you turn in quarterly it is simply sending the forms in.

Katie McKown Operations and HR Executive

January 29th, 2016

I used QBO for payroll years ago - inexpensive and to the point, no bells and whistles though. I am currently using Paylocity for 2 companies; one with 15 FTE and the other has 11 FTE--- the price point is right on and you can add modules as you grow. 

David Kostiner Managing Partner at Counsel LLP

January 31st, 2016

I use Gusto, which has been easy with great support.  Getting an EDD number from the state since i am a serial employer?  Not so easy...