Sage Payroll Services

Payroll Services—If payroll's the problem, we're the solution

Whatever your business, whatever your need, Sage Payroll offers a better way to manage your key payroll functions. That’s why we have the highest customer retention rates in the payroll industry.

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Sage Payroll Essentials

For businesses with up to ten employees, Sage Payroll Essentials provides unlimited processing, tax filing, and direct deposit—at one low, flat monthly price.

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Sage Payroll Full Service

For businesses with more than ten employees, Sage Payroll Full Service helps you outsource your work to our payroll professionals. It's simple, easy to use, and secure.

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Sage Payroll Essentials

For small businesses with
simpler payroll needs

Sage Payroll Full Service

For businesses that prefer one-on-one
service or with more complex needs

Company size

Up to 10 employees

More than 10 employees

Customer support

Online chat, click-to-talk, email

Direct access to a named, dedicated payroll expert with American Payroll Association (FPC) certification in addition to online chat, click-to-talk, and email support

Input method

Online, mobile device

Online, mobile device, phone, fax

Payment options

Direct deposit, paycards, client-generated checks

Direct deposit, paycards, client-generated checks, delivered checks (delivery cost applies)


PC, mac, browser agnostic

PC, mac, browser agnostic

Labor distribution

Limited to 5 predefined departments

More robust options available


11 predefined types



26 standard reports

Expanded array of standard reports
Custom reports with report-writer tool

General ledger

QuickBooks interface available
Robust integration to Sage 50 and Sage 100 coming soon.

QuickBooks interface available
Expanded GL export capability
Robust integration to Sage 50 and Sage 100 coming soon.


Employer: HR compliance center with live support from HR Pros tools
Employee: 24/7 employee access to pay stubs and W-2s

Employer: HR compliance center with live support from HR Pros tools
Employee: 24/7 employee access to pay stubs and W-2s

Time and attendance

Integrates with payroll, tracks PTO, overtime, and tardiness.
Notification and time off management

Integrates with payroll, tracks PTO, overtime, and tardiness
Notification and time off management

Additional products available

Employee screening
Pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation

Employee screening
Pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation
401(k) plan administration
Flexible spending administration
Additional preemployment screening services

Varies with number of employees paid, with a service fee for each pay run; e.g., a Sage Payroll Full Service customer with 11 employees and a bi-weekly payroll run would pay approximately $59.23 per processing

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Exceptional Customer Service and Support

With Sage Payroll Services, you get in-house certified payroll experts1 committed to simplifying payroll for your business—all backed with a no tax penalty promise2 and a six-month money-back guarantee.3

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"Everyone I speak with at Sage Payroll Services is very helpful. They offer alternatives to make sure I do what is easiest for me. They are excellent with any questions I ask and I never feel I am rushed or that my questions aren't important."

Kathy D., Massachusetts

"I don't have any intention of changing to another company. I have been very satisfied with how the payroll is taken care of by Sage Payroll Services. Lower prices are great, but not always the answer. Thanking you again,"

Mary T., New Jersey

"Your company has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Someone is always available to help go over a facet of payroll we only perform occasionally. . ."

Elaine H., Indiana

Sage Time

Integrate Sage Time with our payroll solutions for more efficient labor processes—
and save an average of 3% of your total labor costs!


Time-tracking tools

Now your customers can gain insight into almost every aspect of employee time and attendance data, activity patterns, and anticipated changes.


Anywhere access

Sage Time has a powerful portal that lets you access employee time and attendance on any mobile device.

How much could you save?

See how much your company could save on labor costs by automating your time and attendance needs.

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Sage Payroll Services: ACA Compliance

Manage your ACA responsibilities

ACA Comply includes the functionality needed to document your ACA compliance, minimize tax liability, avoid potential penalties, and comply with reporting requirements.

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Service bureau solutions

From products to technology to support, Sage Payroll is ready to help service bureaus find the profit in payroll. When you partner with Sage Payroll, you’ll find advantages for both you and your customers. We provide the best in partner program management.

Service Bureau Solutions

Partner with Sage Payroll

Payroll is a natural extension of the tax, audit, and other financial services you offer. A Sage Payroll alliance helps you expand the value and credibility your clients expect—and improves your profitability through referral fees at the same time.

Partner With Sage Payroll

Customize your service with add-on products

Recruit and hire

Manage your candidate recruiting and hiring process—fully integrated with Sage Payroll Services. Advertise for applicants and track them through a paperless process including background screening, E-verify, and more.

Worker's comp

Sage Payroll Services integrates with the very best pay-as-you-go workers' compensation plan providers. With the pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation plan, you make payments based on actual payroll volume. There is no more worrying about painful year-end edits or those huge finance charge surprises. You'll benefit from a no down payment plan that reduces the need for an audit.

General ledger

Sage Payroll Services provides a QuickBooks interface and expanded GL export capability. You or your accountant now have a convenient online capability to post payroll data. Save time, reduce errors, and have more flexibility with the general ledger interface.

Tax credits

Federal and state governments offer tax incentives to employers and new hires. Our HIREtech system captures these benefits for you including WOTC, HIRE Act, and HUD Zones. Further savings may be available through minimizing your unemployment tax rates.

Time and attendance

Sage Time can integrate with our payroll solutions. It efficiently automates labor processes whether by punch clock, telepunch, biometric scanner, or anything in between. Most importantly you'll save an average of 3% of your total labor costs!

HR compliance

In recent years, 53% of employers were subject to employment lawsuits. Learn how to protect your business by accessing HR compliance center tools. Get help from a certified HR professional on issues such as hiring, terminations, harassment, and more. HR pros can also create your employee handbook. This is our most popular product recommended by 98% of current users!


From low-cost startup plans to funding of existing plans, we are here to help. Unlike our national competitors, we will work with your provider to ensure a seamless flow of information from your payroll to your retirement fund.

SSN verification

Correct names and SSNs on W-2 wage reports are key to wage reports. In addition to ensuring your employee is properly credited for their earnings you'll save the processing costs of W-2cs. With this service we verify all of your employees and report to you any discrepancies.

Payment options

Make it easy for your unbanked employees to get paid with paycards. There are no additional fees, and it works just like direct deposit. If you prefer checks, consider our OMNI account. The checks are drawn on our account, saving you from reconciliation and potential check fraud.

HR data management

In a secure, online, HR data system, have your employee demographic, salary reviews, appraisals, benefits, and more securely stored.

Section 125 and ACA

When it comes to providing your employees with medical coverage, you need to save where you can. With our Med 125 administration you and your employees will benefit from tax savings. Furthermore, we're happy to help with special reporting to meet your ACA planning.

Employee check and W-2 view

With Sage Payroll Services, employees can access their pay stubs and W-2s directly so that they do not have to rely on you. They can also see and edit their own demographic and benefit data, as well as enroll in benefits.

*Varies with number of employees paid, with a service fee for each pay run; for example, a Sage Payroll Full Service customer with 11 employees and a bi-weekly payroll run would pay approximately $59.23 per processing

1Sage does not render legal, tax, accounting, or investment advice in providing its services. Customer should seek such advice from an appropriate legal, tax, accounting, or finance professional.
2 The error-free tax filing service guarantee includes payment of any fine or penalty directly resulting from a Sage error.
3If you are not satisfied for any reason, Sage Payroll provides a six-month money-back guarantee. The money-back guarantee is only available within the first six months of payroll processing with Sage Payroll Services through contacting our customer service department at 1-877-784-9706. The refund is only available on payroll processing fees, excluding courier, UPS fees, NSF charges, stop payment charges, and W-2 fees.

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