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Top payroll software platforms

Top payroll software platforms
Top payroll software platforms

It’s a comfort to know that your payroll services provider has a lot of state-of-the art software to work with. In no particular order, here are our top 10 picks out of what’s popular right now. We’ll give a short description of the platform, who it’s good for, and some of the key features.


1. ADP Workforce Now

ADP Workforce Now is one of the hot items as far as HR software goes. Its core capabilities include HR management, talent management, payroll, benefits, compliance, analytics, and more. It’s a viable option for companies with more than 50 employees. Some great features are ADP Workforce’s workhorse single database, and its capacity to sync with other important HR and business applications through application programming interface (API) and its own ADP Marketplace.

2.  Gusto

Gusto merges payroll software, compliance, and more, and is perfect for small businesses in the North American market. Gusto is outstanding for its payroll features, appealing UX, and easy-to-use automation tools.

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3.  Xero

If you want to trust in a software’s capacity for financial processes, then check out what more Xero can do for small businesses through outsourced HR staff and accountants.

4.  Sage Business Cloud Payroll

From the UK and beyond, Sage Business Cloud can do wonders for your payroll. Sage Business Cloud is notably easy to use, has a 4-step pay run, and can quickly work through necessary data about hourly pay, annual pay, vacations, leaves, loads, and the like. Sage Business Cloud is a software favorite used in small-to-medium enterprises.

5.  Bamboo HR Payroll

Another oft-cited software platform for HR companies is Bamboo HR’s payroll services. What’s incredibly convenient about Bamboo HR is its mechanism of syncing a separate payroll platform to its own employee management software. It’s a powerhouse for any small-to-medium company that’s fast growing and needs to properly manage its employee records.

6.  Kronos Workforce Ready

For a single-cloud solution that can take care of payroll, compensation, attendance, time-ins, scheduling, and many more HR processes, check out HR specialist Kronos Workforce Ready. Its winning formula of human capital management and workforce management is of value to businesses of any size. Kronos Workforce Ready is also mobile-friendly and currently has its own mobile app.

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7.  Payescape

Payescape is another great solution for SMEs, especially those who want a simple, streamlined, easy-to-use payroll software for their employees. Among Payescape’s notable features are easily accessible pay slips, auto-enrollment, and safe management of private information such as employee addresses and bank account details.

8.  Zenefits

Zenefit’s dashboard-style system makes it easier to manage payroll and other HR functions, such as compliance, hiring, onboarding, and employee directory upkeep. But it’s also a particular godsend for smaller companies and new startups because the service is free to use.

9.  Namely

Namely currently boasts more than 400 client companies and caters best to mid-market companies that need help in deducting taxes, compliance, keeping tabs on health insurance, and the list goes on.

10. Justworks

Since its release in 2012, Justworks has become one of the more recognizable names in the HR software solution industry. Some of the important features it hosts aside from payroll services pertains to employee benefits and healthcare. It’s good for any company size, and is a great boost for payroll and general HR providers.

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