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SurePayroll

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SurePayroll online payroll services for small businesses make payroll easy. Run payroll online. Enter hours, review, approve. Ensure tax compliance.

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SurePayroll review by Gabrielle L.
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"One of the best payroll system out there"

What do you like best?

I really like how quick and easy it is to use the SurePayroll system. The tabs are not hard to find. I can review the payroll and see just how much taxes have to be paid. As a business spending to much time on tasks is not good. I need to quickly run payroll and get back to my job. SurePayroll is affordable as well because I can pay one price for up to 100 employees and run payroll as much as I need to without being billed for each time. The customer service is great. The representative treated me concern and care. They were happy to help me in any way within their power to do so.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that even though I register my work computer with the website I always have to request a verification code to log in. This is a bit time consuming because I just want to sign in and run payroll, instead of waiting for a code. I completely understand the security part, but if I am using the same computer over and over again, registering my computer should stay.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Everyone who is a small business owner and looking for a easy to use and affordable payroll system, SurePayroll is the best pick.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving the problem of paying the correct amount of business taxes. SurePayroll does all the work for me. I realized that it is important to have a good payroll system in place to run a good business. Every small business needs SurePayroll.

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SurePayroll review by John G.
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"Amazing customer service and an easy to use product"

What do you like best?

Their customer service as every bit as good as they claimed and then some. The product was pretty easy to use and when I ran into some hiccups they went well beyond I expected to address it. I use it to pay our nanny, so I'm about as small of a customer as they can have, but I'd never know it by how responsive and helpful they are.

What do you dislike?

They do require you to do some of the sign-up work yourself with the state/local governments, which for non-HR people (e.g., others using to legally pay the nanny) can be very frustrating. Other services that charge way more than surepayroll (SP) will do a lot of that for you. Dealing with the local governments was a huge pain, but SP helped and we got through it, and now it's smooth sailing at half the cost of their closest competitor. Also, I can never get the mobile app to work, but it doesn't bother me because their website works fine when accessed from my mobile browser.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're going to pay a nanny legally, then I highly recommend SurePayroll. If money is no concern, then go with one of the super full-service offerings or if you love love love tedious paperwork, monthly reporting to multiple local governments then DIY... otherwise SurePayroll is a great solution for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use them to legally pay our nanny. They do all the paperwork. I don't know that I would have been even able to do it myself, but I certainly would not have the time or patience.

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SurePayroll review by Candace F.
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"Great payroll service for small business"

What do you like best?

This system is easy to use and easy to understand. You can get help easily when you need it and it covers everything you need to run a small business. There is no reason to sweat over payroll when you use an outsourced system.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike is the repeated security code requests - but at the end of the day it's nice to know the data is secure. But one verification code per day would be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your homework and have a list of things you need your payroll service to provide. Then check off the boxes as you evaluate them to make sure everything you need is covered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Direct deposit for our employees is the most important thing we provide in addition to accurate payroll processing, compliance with state and federal tax programs in addition to accurate 1099 filings. It's also a great way to do expense reimbursements and bonus pay. One less thing to have to worry about because they have it covered.

What Payroll solution do you use?

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SurePayroll review by Vanessa O.
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"Simple and effective - great for small business!"

What do you like best?

It takes me about 10 minutes to log in, enter payroll for 10 employees, export data to quickbooks and I am done for the week!

What do you dislike?

I do not like the constant need to re-validate my account. every. single. time. I need to log in. It says it will register up to 6 devices, however, that is absolutely not the case.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it! You'll Like it. You might be thinking - I don't want to have to pay for the service for my small growing business - but it is SO worth the tiny expense for all the time you will save!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sure Payroll is a time saver when processing weekly payroll and figuring taxes, deductions, etc.

SurePayroll review by User in Internet
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"The worst payroll system I've encountered as an end user"

What do you like best?

I always got paid on time and I got a timely response from support when I reached out even though my issue wasn't solved.

What do you dislike?

My biggest issue was the difficulty in downloading my W2 which I tried on multiple occasions, browsers, and following various support recommendations. Between that and the fact that you cannot reset your password (need to go through your administrator), I wasted HOURS trying to get my W2.

SurePayroll also does not mail W2s so doing my taxes was an incredible inconvenience. We didn't switch to ADP until February so I am dreading dealing with SurePayroll again when I do 2018 taxes.

Other things I didn't like:

-default is a meaningless username and limitations on that field make it difficult to change it to anything intuitive like your email address

-can't reset your password (only admins can do it for you)

-UI is incredibly dated without any type of graphics

Update:

- After checking again I was able to find the mobile app - it just wasn't on the first page of results.

- Our HR admin was eventually able to troubleshoot the issue and point to the browser settings I needed to change to download my W2. The frustrating part was that the message in SurePayroll kept saying it was an issue with Adobe Reader so I and the support team spent lots of time trying to "fix" that issue instead of looking at anything else.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's not trivial to set up a payroll solution and I would caution against selecting a solution based on cost. You'll spend a lot more time as an admin supporting your employees trying to use it and then once your company grows you'll need to switch to a more robust solution anyway.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was a cheaper payroll solution for our smaller company, but as an end user it doesn't seem worth the cost savings.

SurePayroll review by Elizabeth A.
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"New or Old Business, Great Payroll Services."

What do you like best?

Just open a New Company and there is so many things to do. Sure Payroll on the phone with a live video teach me everything I needed to know to get my Payroll up and Ready. Direct Deposit or printable checks is so easy, less than 5 clicks. Easy to add a new employee or delete an employee. Change dates to get paid easy and the reminds in my emails are great. There is no way to forget payroll.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike. What company gives you 1 to 2 months no fees for your company to get a chance to start your business. Anything comes in the mail from IRS or Federal, you scan and send by email to your agent and that's it. What is there not to like. Plus, there was 1 small mistake from the system, and with only 1 call, I even got another no fee cost. That is 3 months FREE. Sure Payroll even for a very small fee sends you by Jan 10th the W-2. Great! Nothing to Dislike!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy, fast and secure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I only have 2 employees now, but I am already training another person and he got a form by me of information that is needed to be in Payroll. One of many benefits is that with very little clicks and my payroll is done. Print or direct deposit and that's it, More time to do more business.

SurePayroll review by Jason A.
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"When it works, it works. When it doesn't it can take SEVERAL MONTHS of daily calls for resolution."

What do you like best?

SurePayroll is really easy to use. Just enter pay information and everything is done for you. I really like being able to preview payroll amounts quickly. This part of SurePayroll gets a 10/10 rating from me.

What do you dislike?

I was notified by my state that they have no proof of wage withholding taxes being paid -- for years! SurePayroll has been debiting my account to pay these taxes, which amount to thousands of dollars. SurePayroll has the correct state account information, but despite calling almost daily for the past two months, the company has not resolved this issue; they cannot prove that they paid the state any of this money. They have been extremely polite and customer service oriented -- EXCEPT for getting a quick resolution. SurePayroll, please help!

Recommendations to others considering the product

SurePayroll is a decent system. Room for improvement:

* Beware that you're paying for one payroll per *calendar month*. So, if you process March's payroll April 1st, and April's payroll April 30th, you'll pay for an unused payroll in March, March's payroll April 1st, April's payroll April 30th, and an unused payroll in May, if you process February's payroll at the end of February and May's payroll in the beginning of June. In other words, there's a chance you'll be charged extra processing fees, depending on when you process.

* Customer service is pleasant but unempowered. Don't expect issues to be resolved quicker than 2 months.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SurePayroll, except for their inability to deal with anything non-automated, has a good system for ensuring payroll is processed. It's something my business needs.

SurePayroll review by Administrator in Political Organization
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"Worst payroll provider I've ever seen - stay far away!"

What do you like best?

Honestly, nothing. I can't think of anything that worked well.

What do you dislike?

I'm a former customer and I have to encourage people to find another payroll provider. Surepayroll is the worst. When you own a small business, you just want your products and services to work and to get basic, competent, and respectful help when you can't. Surepayroll won't give you any of those.

They've messed up multiple payrolls in the short time and I wish I had just paid more for a real service, like an ADP.

If you're a customer, you'll expect long wait times and really poor customer service.

I tried cancelling today (February 7th), and Surepayroll is trying to tell me that they won't pay the taxes that they are holding for my empoyee. So in plain English - Surepayroll has taken taxes from my account is sitting on them, and won't send them to the IRS and state department of revenue unless i keep paying them through the end of the quarter. Cancellation should have been easy but the Surepayroll reps are trained to make it as hard as possible. One even played a neat game of saying she wouldn't cancel without me filling out more paperwork but quickly backed off when I told her that I didn't think this was legal.

You are charged a fee for payroll admin and reporting and if you cancel, the company should simply allow you to do that and then make the necessary payments (that they are holding, evidently) and file the reports. They claimed they wouldn't necessarily do that, which means you are not receiving the service they claim to provide.

Totally sketch, totally incompetent, and literally no redeeming qualities. Stay far away.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look, maybe all of the budget providers are this bad. But I would encourage you to stay away and to look at other options. ADP or Quickbooks were priced a bit higher, but worked far better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic payroll administration.

SurePayroll review by Administrator
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"Great service for nanny payroll!"

What do you like best?

Great customer service & communication are something this company prides itself on and from my experience they do excel at both traits.

What do you dislike?

I’ve had the incorrect answer given to me before and it caused a bit of frustration, but one that was resolved. Also, when setting up the required withholding registrations for your particular state proved a bit different than their instructions, but all worked out in the end - they just need to do a bit more research before giving out step instructions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Surepayroll is great if you are an individual household looking to pay & withhold taxes for your nanny with ease!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a household that hired a nanny and needed help navigating the process of paying nanny taxes. Surepayroll has made the process of paying our nanny and complying with required tax withholdings a much easier process - it was a terrifying thought on our own!!

SurePayroll review by User in Internet
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"Totally unusable from an employee perspective"

What do you like best?

Nothing. I guess the best thing about it is that I was able to set up something for myself in the first place, but since then it's been worse than pulling fingernails.

What do you dislike?

Everything. The UI is outdated, but that's only if you can actually access the platform. I have to change my password EVERY SINGLE TIME I log in to the platform because I will accidentally hit their arbitrary limit of THREE (just that, no more) attempts at guessing my password. I use a variety of different combinations of passwords on the various platforms I have to use on a daily basis, and remembering which one I use for this tool that I should only have to use once a year is downright impossible.

If you *gasp* forget your username (which they don't send you in an email), you will have to ask your in-house administrator.

And if you somehow manage to overcome all that and actually get in, you get no information. You can see your pay stubs, but if you try to print those, they look like something you could have doctored up with Microsoft Word. If you want to try to get into your 401k, you have to go through the login process ALL OVER AGAIN! This tool is a joke and is going to crash and burn. You heard it here first.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Avoid at all costs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None. I guess if your business' main problem was too many people accessing their pay stubs or 401k information, then it solves that problem.

SurePayroll review by Julia M.
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"Making payroll easy"

What do you like best?

The payroll feature is easy to use. I have two companies I use SurePayroll for. It is quick and easy to review and process the payrolls. Payroll reports are easy to generate and easy to read. Staff can access their information directly such as printing payslips. Staff get an email notifying them they have been paid. This is a great help for me as I no longer need to produce payslips and generate checks.

What do you dislike?

Having to wait for a customer service representative when I need assistance. But usually the wait isn't too long. I needed to start a new employee and the forms on the SurePayroll site were out of date (2016). I had some issues when I started the payroll as i started half way through a quarter. This caused some underpayment/overpayment in federal taxes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use service. It's important to keep SurePayroll up to date with any changes you may have and also any notifications from Government Departments that directly affect your payroll.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I no longer need to write checks to all the staff which frees up a lot of my time. I no longer have to report my payrolls to Federal and State Deparments, as SurePayroll does all the required reporting. The direct deposit features is helpful to employees as they no longer need to cash checks. All end of year forms are generated by surepayroll, ie, W-2's and 1099's. Review of these forms is also easily completed.

SurePayroll review by Joseph A.
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"The ease of using Sure Payroll"

What do you like best?

How user friendly the website is and that I can get on the phone with someone if I have any questions. Access to the payroll from anywhere that has internet. The reminders to run payroll and the cutoff times. Providing the necessary tax forms for new hires and the required compliance posters.

What do you dislike?

The fees but I understand there necessary. Need new pictures in your advertisement. Have to reset employees logins from time to time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For us Sure Payroll has worked great, they provide everything you need for hiring an employee, getting all the necessary paperwork, Identification, and information. Allowing employees to easily request change to their tax status, to filing all the necessary taxes and payments and helping us in our HR department and keeping track of key dates for every employee. Having twenty four hour access helps too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Linking the payroll to our workers compensation reports makes it accurate and easy for me to see the rates. Paying bonuses through the payroll helps with taxes at the end of the year. Knowing that all the tax reports are filed and properly paid on a timely basis. Reminding the company of the employees birthdays lets us properly address the employees and puts them in a better mood. We can also run a background check through the website.

SurePayroll review by Rob S.
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"SurePayroll is great"

What do you like best?

Easy to use. Support team is super helpful. I'm a busy solo operator and dealing with tax filing and whatnot is a major PITA.

What do you dislike?

It's not free. Free would be good. Can't have it all. Seriously, it's a great service and I have no major complaints. I'm honestly picking at nits here.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I've suggested SurePayroll to several of my friends who own small businesses. It's easy and they have excellent customer service. Payroll is a headache I no longer have because SP makes it super easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tax filing and related reporting made simple. It's as easy as maiking sure you click a button. They do the rest.

SurePayroll review by User
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"The app is spectacular"

What do you like best?

As most payroll systems go, I don't think too hard about the ins and outs of it until it doesn't work or if it's a hassle to check in on paystubs, etc. The Sure Payroll app is a godsend , should you ever want to check on past and current paystubs and any other information that's linked to your profile.

What do you dislike?

I've only ever utilized Sure Payroll's twitter when I was struggling with getting past the "mobile notifications" page on the website. (I wasn't able to receive the activation code, which is more the fault of my service provider than Sure Payroll, but it was annoying that I couldn't skip past that activation code page. So I tweeted at Sure Payroll and got a super unsatisfactory, unhelpful answer. But turns out that the mobile app was so much more beneficial than anticipated.)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for the app. It's awesome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Checking my paystubs, my deductions, my benefits, etc. It's all right there; so helpful.

SurePayroll review by Administrator
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"Good Product. Good Service. "

What do you like best?

SurePayroll provides comprehensive services for my small business which allows me to focus on the other million things that occupy my time. It's nice to NOT have to worry about payroll! SurePayroll takes care of all the details!

What do you dislike?

As my business is growing and my employee list grows as well... the price is getting higher and that is one consideration that might be a factor for my continuance of use of SurePayroll down the road.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a good, inexpensive, reliable product. We did a ton of research before we selected SurePayroll and I am very pleased with the decision.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick and easy timesheet loading. Good and easy to use 'intuitive' features on entering time. Allows for 'come and go' time entering and I particularly like the "pick up where you left off" feature.

SurePayroll review by Charla V.
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"2nd Year with Sure Payroll"

What do you like best?

Sure Payroll is very user friendly and seems to answer many questions before they're asked. When I was still unsure, though, the telephone customer service representatives have been very helpful and patient, always making sure my questions are thoroughly answered.

What do you dislike?

In the beginning, I disliked the requirement of running payroll two days before usual so it could be subtracted from our account. I understand the reasoning, however, and was able to adjust our pay schedule to best accommodate our staff.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sure Payroll helps to prevent and solve tax compliance issues. It has also helped us realize the best ways, forms in which to pay employees.

SurePayroll review by Staff S.
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"SurePayroll Review"

What do you like best?

Surepayroll has a good back-end system and their front-end customer support is excellent. There are not typically long wait times to talk to a payroll agent and they are all helpful.

What do you dislike?

Surepayroll has difficulties negotiating or complying with state tax law and regulations in smaller states (such as Rhode Island and Massachusetts). This has resulted in me having to pay late or other unnecessary fees and correct filings on my own, both of these one would expect a payroll provider to cover for (which they have not to date).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great especially for larger states.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Paying taxes and filing.

SurePayroll review by Lori R.
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"Easy and fast to use."

What do you like best?

I love not having to keep track of taxes and calculate vacation and sick leave. Everything is right there when I need to know. Easy to print reports and paystubs.

What do you dislike?

Can't think of anything. This service works so much better than any I've used in the past.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. I like it so much better than other systems I've used in the past at several different jobs over the years.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No checks to write, no calculations to make. I know it's all taken care of, and it's easy to find the information when I need it.

SurePayroll review by Betty W.
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"Good service, easy to use."

What do you like best?

I don't have to think about payroll, everything is taken care of for me. So I can concentrate on my core business. they direct deposit in employee accounts so I don't even have to write a check. I give their reports to my accountant and all is taken care of in a professional manner.

What do you dislike?

The fee for the service raises from time to time. But it's not bad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an architect, my employee needs change. SurePayroll takes the worry away from me. I know I can handle adding or subtracting employee's easily.

SurePayroll review by Kathleen R.
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"Less complicated than my last service"

What do you like best?

Cost of the service and the fact that if I don't run a payroll in a given month I can freeze my account for a minimal fee until I'm able to run a payroll again. My other company charged monthly no matter what.For their pricing I could only run 1 payroll a month. My business doesn't work that way.

What do you dislike?

Thus far there has been nothing I dislike. Been a customer for 3 months.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it at least and see for yourself.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can run numerous payrolls in a month without extra costs. There is someone always available to answer questions. Real estate doesn't provide specified payroll dates so this made so much sense to me and my business!

SurePayroll review by Wes M.
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"Responsive to all questions and Accurate"

What do you like best?

I appreciate the accuracy and quick responses to questions. Also having a 401K and worker's comp all rolled in is nice. Simplifies my life as this make the backoffice admin less hassle. We use an outside contract bookkeeping service for payroll, and adding other features won't affect that. Got calls from each person responsible for various element - payroll, 401k, worker's comp insurance. Seems like a well integrated team approach, but plan on getting call from various people.

What do you dislike?

I am not sure if SurePayroll will stay as a separate operation from Paychex. The last payroll service we used was acquired by Paychex and is now being shut down. Not everything is handled by a single contact, so some people might prefer that, but I like speaking directly to the experts in each service. Not dealing directyl with our account rep as a filter is a plus to me, but other's may want to speak to one rep only - not a rep for the 401K, another for the workers comp insurance and a third for payroll. It's just not the hard to speak directly to 3 people instead of 1.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Absolutely worth considering. Watch for where the company goes as part of Paychex - will it maintain the small business focus or eventually try to go after larger companies with more potential. If they get left to serve the micro-business niche and household services employers that would be great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having the 401K and worker's comp added in with payroll simplifies our business processes. Less time on admin, more on our core business. Outside bookkeeping service was familiar with SurePayroll, so easy to integrate with our current accounting process.

SurePayroll review by Michael L.
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"Awesome product to let business owners control the payroll experience."

What do you like best?

They have very good customer support. I appreciate the flexibility of entering payroll from where ever I travel when I travel for the business.

What do you dislike?

Future payroll dates get messed up if you run an extra payroll instead of another check.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The price and support we've received are a big step up for us.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Definitely a huge cost savings, allows me to control when payroll gets entered and prevents a lot of the mistakes that occurred when we called in payroll.

SurePayroll review by Administrator in Education Management
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"We use it at our dental office"

What do you like best?

Normally it is pretty quick to do payroll, by entering the employees' information and submitting it online.

What do you dislike?

They have "extra" security measures, which I suppose many would see as a good thing, but if you are in a hurry, it is sort of a pain to always have to get a secure access phone on a cell phone before proceeding, and also it often "times out" if we take too long between entries while doing payroll or other tasks. And they require you to change your password much more often than we would prefer, because it is hard to keep track of all the changes we have to go through for that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can also easily access our past payroll information on the website.

SurePayroll review by Craig H.
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"Great payroll service with business-friendly pricing compared to "

What do you like best?

I like the ease of company setup and the ease of payroll processing.

What do you dislike?

I have had a couple issues with timely filing of taxes, but it was rare and handled promptly by customer service.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Compare the pricing per employee AND payroll frequency

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Direct deposit has saved our employees time wasted driving to the bank. Easy access to W2's allows for faster tax refunds as well.

SurePayroll review by J.D. W.
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"Great payroll solution without all the hassle."

What do you like best?

SurePayroll lets me have enough control that I'm still running my business, but no so much control that payroll is all I get done. I do the thinking SurePayroll does the drudgery.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the constant authorizations. When I went to Africa for a number of weeks I had to leave my cell phone with a friend who was handling payroll for me. Very inconvenient to travel abroad without my cell phone. Also wish it handled 1099 contract workers better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easiest way to manage your payroll short of hiring a full time accountant.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i'm getting payroll taxes handled without the headaches. I don't miss deadlines or miscalculate because SurePayroll handles it all.

SurePayroll review by Administrator
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"Good value for the money spent"

What do you like best?

SurePayroll is a very affordable yet still comprehensive payroll service. For the service you receive (including payments and filings to government agencies), the cost is practically unbeatable.

What do you dislike?

As a lower priced option, I feel like I gave up some relatively valuable benefits from my previous payroll company -- some which would be very easy to fix: (1) The deadline for processing is a day longer than my previous company -- and the fees if you miss the deadline are large (or, worse, in many cases, the payroll has to be pushed back by a day, which is not an acceptable outcome). (2) The 1099 input is much too limited. The options should be the same for a 1099 as for an employee as it relates to type of income or reimbursement. This would be an easy fix and make a world of difference. I almost left SurePayroll because of it. They provided a workaround to some degree (a second check) but that is not my preference. This is still my #1 pain point with SurePayroll, and if ADP would meet their prices, I would return to ADP just because of this. AND, this would be very easy for SurePayroll to fix, which I've requested a couple of times now. (3) Reporting is limited and largely not customizable. This is a huge take away from my previous payroll provider. Again, I've been able to work around it but some ability to better customize the types of reports I want/need and the information I want within the reports (without having to cobble together multiple reports) would be a huge improvement. (4) Service is good, although the level of service and helpfulness I received from my previous company (including times available to speak to a live person) was fantastic, so I only mention it here because there is definitely a difference. That said, service is acceptable, particularly for the price paid. (5) The confirmation of login (using a code sent via text) is much too aggressive -- it's basically constant since we use multiple computers and travel a lot and SurePayroll has to "confirm" our login almost every time we sign in. It's maddening quite frankly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You won't beat the cost-benefit value that SurePayroll offers -- trust me, I've looked!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't have to worry about whether my tax payments are being paid correctly and/or timely, because SurePayroll handles that. I also appreciate the benefit of being able to provide direct deposit (or a check) to my employees, based on their preference. Direct Deposit is greatly appreciated by my employees.

I also appreciate the relationship SurePayroll has with my workers comp carrier, Hartford, so I can pay those premiums paycheck-by-paycheck, based on actual wages earned by my employees (which saves time and money at year-end audits).

SurePayroll review by Stephen J. Shults I.
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"great website for processing good value on cost"

What do you like best?

website user friendliness and the cost, I saved over $1,500 per year, love the ease of the Website too. I recommend this to anyone that needs to pay emloyees.

What do you dislike?

nothing yet, so far I have not found anything yet in the service, the website navigation, or anything else that I do not like.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it is going great so far

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

saving over $1,500 a year

SurePayroll review by Mike H.
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"Great service reasonable price."

What do you like best?

We were able to cut payroll service in half from our accountant. Easy to use and great service when you need it.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike about this product. Much cheaper than our old service.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It works you just have to give it a try. Try to get as much information as you can.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Payroll is taken care of and I don't have to worry about it getting done. Payroll service is a reasonable cost.

SurePayroll review by Joel D.
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"Poor Customer Service, Errors in filing"

What do you like best?

Nothing. Service has dropped over the past several years.

What do you dislike?

I have used SurePayroll for years, the past the service has declined significantly. The problem wasn't just isolated to one business, but all three of the businesses I have. Each had errors in filing and the local taxes they never seemed to get right with notifications throughout the year referencing untimely filing. Two of the businesses I moved to a different company. The last, I made the mistake to not prioritize a move. Now, it is 1/31/16 and I am not able to print my W2's for my employees, which is required by today. I sent an email weeks ago and never received a response. I called them and the lady was unhelpful and told me they would be ready by 1/31. That was when they were to batched. I was furious and the manager offered no solution other than tough luck I will have to wait. So here it is 1/31 and guess what? It says there some error and I cannot print them and to call. So I called, but it's Sunday and no one there to help me out. Terrible, terrible, terrible service. Avoid at all cost!!!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Services have been declining. I would recommend finding another solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Payroll and tax filing

SurePayroll review by Dave R.
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Everything is easy and if you get stumped you can chat immediately to get resolution. I'm a very small business so cost was an important factor but they also really help you get things right.

What do you dislike?

2 phase approval to get in to do payroll is annoying. I didn't used to have to do thata.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Payroll management is the only thing.

SurePayroll review by Geoffry P.
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"service review"

What do you like best?

easy to use, I log in enter the information and hit process

What do you dislike?

there is not much to dislike, there was one long phone call about a payroll but that was about it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The time required for a small business to process and report all of its payroll

SurePayroll review by Nan  S.
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"SurePayroll is easy, VERY user friendly and their customer service is amazing."

What do you like best?

Very easy to navigate, easy to learn and user friendly.

What do you dislike?

I have 4 entities..I have to log into each one of them each time & enter a have code texted to me every time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps me concentrate less on payroll and more on other things.

SurePayroll review by Robert Z.
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"Valuable partner"

What do you like best?

All the tools a small business owner needs at a rate I can afford. Better option than any I have found. It’s fast and easy and trusted.

What do you dislike?

The only thing is not being able to get text reminders when I get close to the payroll deadline. I am busy and have forgotten to submit when the day gets crazy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving money. Saving time.

SurePayroll review by Debbie D.
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"Excellent Service "

What do you like best?

Talking to a human, quickly, is one characteristic that sets SurePayroll above similar services. Next, is affordable payroll processing.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to classify expenses for contractors. 1099 personnel have reimbursement expenses as well. Lumping expense with fees reflects higher than realistic consulting fees.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure, online payroll with direct deposits and automated reporting.

SurePayroll review by Erin H.
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"Great Payroll Company"

What do you like best?

It's easy to add, enter, change employees and payroll.

What do you dislike?

Too many cell phone verification text. I would like to shut it off.

Employees need to be able to reset their own user and password. Having the employer reset it is not efficient and I am always doing it!!!

Recommendations to others considering the product

The fees for a late payroll is expensive. I have only been late a couple times in 4 years due to holidays, etc. $5 each employee is painful. it was over $200 to run it late. Eek! The previous late payroll 1-2 years ago was $100 or less

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NA

SurePayroll review by Alfred L.
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"Reliable and Available"

What do you like best?

Customer service is there to assist when I call.

What do you dislike?

The monthly fee was raised this year; considering changing to Patriot Software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to set up and affords peace of mind that payroll is done accurately so you can concentrate on business at hand.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Peace of mind that payroll taxes and filings are done on time and accurately.

SurePayroll review by Neil J.
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"SurePayroll has made the whole process incredibly easy."

What do you like best?

Friendly reminders keep my on track. Tax payments are all taken care of.

What do you dislike?

We have not fully utilized this product. There are definitely more features that we should dig into.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a small business and just needed a way to pay our employees and stay on top of required government fees. Surepayroll makes that easy.

SurePayroll review by Bob H.
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"Well worth the price for the small business owner"

What do you like best?

Extremely easy for both the employees and employer to use. My employees enter their hours every two weeks, then I go in and confirm the hours, and approve - about two minutes and I'm done.

What do you dislike?

Not much. More often reports on mandatory payments (taxes, etc.) would be good, or SurePayroll sending that data would be helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not many. Just make sure you give SurePayroll all the proper information so they can set up your accounts correctly so you don't miss a pay period or mandated payment to the state or feds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dealing with payroll is can be a time-consuming chore for the small business. But, SurePayroll has made it very simple. It saves me a lot of time, and it's very competively priced with other payroll services.

SurePayroll review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Helpful Service"

What do you like best?

It is always easy to get ahold of someone if I have questions and everyone i have worked with has been very personable.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes paying early can be tricky, also it can be frustrating that my employee has to wait a few days to get paid even though we have the same bank so it could be immediate if I wrote her a personal check.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have SurePayroll because i have a Nanny. Their services help me to keep tax deductions and payments on track.

SurePayroll review by Mikel R.
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"Excellent payroll service for me"

What do you like best?

It is as easy as advertised to run payroll, add contractors/employees, view employee records, etc.

What do you dislike?

I constantly am being asked to either authorize my computer (which I use all the time, yet it must not recognize it...) or change my password (have changed my password at least 5 or 6x in a year).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic payroll ops

SurePayroll review by Administrator in Computer Games
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"No-Hassle Payroll"

What do you like best?

Running payroll is just a couple of clicks away. Very little friction in the payroll workflow and easy sign-up process.

What do you dislike?

The interface could be more modernized (flatter colors, skinned UI instead of native browser controls, etc.). Also it could be a little easier to set up company matches post-account creation without having to go through help desk.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up company matches during signup process rather than after the fact. Besides that everything else is pretty easy to set up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving confusion surrounding taxes, making it significantly easier to manage finances as a self-employed individual.

SurePayroll review by User in Internet
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"Super easy to use as an end user!"

What do you like best?

I get an email notification right when the payment has reached my bank account each pay period. The flexibility of the payroll in that I can run payroll any time, any day I want, which makes it super flexible and simple to use.

What do you dislike?

The implementation is tedious at the beginning since you have to manually enter each and every employee, along with their information, into the system. After that, turnaround time before being able to use was about 24 hours, which I think is okay

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flexible payroll and benefits. Communication to employees upon payment add further transparency and visibility into payments

SurePayroll review by Lisa H.
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"SurePayroll has been great for us!"

What do you like best?

I like the flexibility of the system. We have run into s few limitations for some of our clients, but for the most part, we've been able to find all of the features that we need.

What do you dislike?

There are a few things that we've run into that SurePayroll doesn't support (yet).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Review the pricing and explore the features if possible. It is a boutique payroll experience at an affordable price.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The cost of SurePayroll is unbeatable in the comparisons that we've done with other providers. The programming team has been really open to work with us on improvements that we envision.

SurePayroll review by Chris H.
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"Gets the job done, but feels a bit dated"

What do you like best?

We've been able to use SurePayroll for many years now, and it's always gotten the job done. Most useful has been their help in filing most necessary state and federal tax forms. The reporting is pretty useful, and the Customer Service is responsive.

What do you dislike?

The whole experience feels a bit dated compared to something like ZenPayroll, especially from the employee's perspective. We've thought about moving to something else, but I can't imagine trying to pull out all of the data Surepayroll has; we're kind of stuck there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep in mind that once you're in, it's tough to switch to anything else, so make sure it's what you want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solves the huge problem of not needing internal resources for much of the business accounts in different states. We have employees in about 5 states and it's nice to get help keeping up with the unemployment insurance and the like.

SurePayroll review by Heidi J.
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"Service"

What do you like best?

I am very happy with SurePayroll service. They always assist me whenever I have questions when I process payroll for my employees. The customer service representative are very professionals in handling any questions that I have.

What do you dislike?

I don not dislike anything for SurePayroll. Right now, they are helping my business in processing payroll for my employees.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SurePayroll is a great help in doing payroll for my business. It saves me time in processing my caregivers pay every two weeks.

SurePayroll review by Administrator in Architecture & Planning
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"Simple online payroll, Great customer service"

What do you like best?

I had other online payroll companies, after using SurePayroll once I was amazed how quickly and simply can post my payroll from one screen. They have great security requiring multiple points of contact to log on, (email security code each time you log on)

What do you dislike?

Being new at this I do not currently have any items I dislike about this cloud based payroll implementation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I find the customer service great both by phone and online chat, All issues were resolved promptly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I went to online payroll for my 1st employee and found it trouble free and takes the headache out of employee tax filing. The fees more than cover the time it would have taken for me to do this.

SurePayroll review by Administrator
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"Best company I deal with in any given month!"

What do you like best?

The process is so quick and seamless. I have full confidence that everything will be done promptly and efficiently. If every company in America gave the kind of customer service that SurePayroll does, all of our business lives would be carefree.

What do you dislike?

In the year that we've been a client, I've found no problems whatsoever.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want more time to focus on your business, you couldn't make a better investment than SurePayroll. I'm thrilled with the ease of the process and the level of support. What an amazing company!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefit is not being bogged down with state and federal forms. It gives me time to better run the business without additional needless distractions. What an amazing gift! And at such a reasonable price.

SurePayroll review by User
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"Easy to implement "

What do you like best?

The online account and mobile app is easy to use. Just click on the employee’ names and you have the option to input the number of hours or just leave the info as is if they’re on fixed salary

What do you dislike?

Some snags in the set up. SurePayroll will not file previous quarter for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Inexpensive to use. Just one task to remember each month. No more quarterly reports to fill out as they will file it for you.

SurePayroll review by Sharman G.
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"I am confident that our payroll and associated taxes are done properly and accurately"

What do you like best?

I like knowing that the payroll and associated taxes are processed accurately and easily. I like having the access to needed reports and forms, like Workers Comp and previous 941s. I like the interface and ease with which one can enter payroll, so I can focus on the needs of the business.

What do you dislike?

I value this service, but feel that it is pricey for a group under 10. The interface for Vacations and Other could use more clarity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using this service allows us to do the things we know best and need to do, and leave payroll to the experts. We are an IT company, and focus on troubleshooting and improving our skills; SurePayroll frees our time for the things that we are doing to serve our clients.

SurePayroll review by Administrator in Professional Training & Coaching
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"Excellent Service, Even Better Customer Service"

What do you like best?

Surepay allows a small business the opportunity to have a seamless payroll service without high costs that typically follow a payroll service. The ability to use online access to run payroll is an excellent option and is easy to do. If you do have any questions, Surepays customer service is accessible and top notch.

What do you dislike?

None that I can think of at this present moment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Surepay has eliminated the middle man with their online service. The cost of surepay is affordable for a small business.

SurePayroll review by Brad G.
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"No hassle payroll"

What do you like best?

Accuracy, ease of use, convenience. The user interface is easy to use with email reminders. I had to use another service when I incorporated and could not wait to get back to SurePayroll at the end of the year.

What do you dislike?

There is not anything I can think of that I do not like.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I know what my total payroll cost is before I submit. I can do payroll from anywhere. Even my employees like it better!

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