Who Uses This Software?

We have a hosted service for those with 1 to 200 employees, or a self service option for those with 1 to 15 employees, Sage Payroll is the simple, affordable and best in-in-class online service.

Average Ratings

54 reviews
  • Overall 3.6 / 5
  • Ease of Use 3.6 / 5
  • Customer Service 3.6 / 5
  • Features 3.7 / 5
  • Value for Money 3.6 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$49.95/month
  • Pricing Details Full Service pricing varies with number of employees paid
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Sage Payroll
  • http://www.sage.com/us

About Sage Payroll

Sage Payroll Full Service manages the complexity surrounding payroll and tax compliance for you, letting small and mid-size businesses focus on their daily operations. Youll receive a knowledgeable payroll expert dedicated to serving your company and committed to your payroll satisfaction. Have peace of mind knowing your employees are paid accurately and on time, every time!

Sage Payroll Features

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Compliance
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2/1099 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

Sage Payroll Most Helpful Reviews

Review of Sage One

Reviewed on 06/10/2017
Margaret S.
HR Manager
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We really liked how simple Sage have made this software, they must have used different developers than the Sage 50 developers! We also liked the VAT handling, top marks for that.

Pros: Sage One is extremely basic and fairly straight forward to use. The software is a no frills solution and is stripped down to bare bones. For instance, there are no nominal codes and no transactions list (audit trail) etc. The terminology is also very user friendly so that non-professionals and users without bookkeeping experience can understand it better. The website has a mediocre design but the design of the accounting software itself was actually very good, better than the website’s design, which is unusual!
Speed: The speed of the actual accounting software is fast but entering transactions is not. For example, entering cash book (banking) transactions has three steps which seemed a bit overkill in our opinion. Also the places for entering sales receipts, purchase payments and bank transfers were spread out throughout the software which meant that it coule be time consuming if you have a mixture of transactions to enter.

Cons: We did not like how entering different types of transactions required the user to access multiple sections of the accounting software.

So easy to use

Reviewed on 25/05/2018
Kim P.
Controller/CFO
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Allows us to easily do payroll for 25 people in-house and avoid an expensive service.

Pros: Very easy, smooth processing, zero issues in 5+ years. Easy to reach help if something needs changing or updating and changes are made within minutes (changing rate plan, updating bank draft info, etc)

Cons: The direct deposit fee system creates a journal entry for you and it is not immediately available. It used to happen when the payroll was synced but now you have to wait a day or so for it to download. I wish there was a way to make that instant again or turn it off so we could adjust manually immediately.

Beneficial Software

Reviewed on 10/10/2018
Jonathan T.
Payroll Analyst
Retail, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Sage software makes our job more easier and convenient since it can be access through mobile phones and fax which is very useful in our corporate that have a numerous number of branches, and make it possible to check ledgers any time even out of working hours. It also covers all payroll processing and taxation duties with expanded range of reports including general ledger.

Cons: As of now I don't have any problems with sage software it is very useful for all of us in our department and makes our work more efficient

Cloud based payroll program that gets the job done

Reviewed on 10/04/2018
Tim B.
Operations Manager
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: This cloud based program lets us do our payroll and keep track of time in an easy enough to use platform. Since this is geared towards small and medium sized businesses it was perfect for us. It allows us to pay with direct deposit, paycards, and company checks which is very convenient for us. Overall this program is great at doing what it needs to do.

Cons: There are times that this can be a little slow to use and buggy, but overall we haven't had too many issues with the program and think the benefits outweigh the cons. Nothing major that would hold us back from buying again.

Sage 50 Payroll

Reviewed on 21/08/2018
Andrea N.
Office Manager
Medical Practice, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: At home I do prefer Brightpay ( we've got only e employees and two/three sub-contractors); Sage seems to be the software for payroll when you got more than 20 employees. I wish Sage would let me know that wages or pension needs to be submitted to HMRC (which brightpay does).

Pros: Using it for over 10 years now; there is nothing I don't know about sage payroll by now. Pension module is easy to use, all necessary correspondents is saved in the individual employees file on Sage.

Cons: Very expensive! Pension module cost extra! GDPR cost extra! and so on. Sage payroll enrolls new employee with a future date but then wont let me submit the pension data as one or more employees auto-enrolment date is in the future. "Sage you set the program up that way and then you tell me its wrong to submit?" Very strange.

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