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Sage Payroll Essentials

Payroll software with unlimited processing, tax filing, and direct deposit—at one low, flat monthly price for up to 10 employees.

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Sage Payroll Full Service

Manage payroll with our payroll professional. For businesses with more than 10 employees, 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, phone & knowledgebase 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)
Compatibility PC, mac, browser agnostic PC, mac, browser agnostic
Labor distribution Limited to 5 predefined departments More robust options available
Deductions 11 predefined types Unlimited
Reporting 26 standard reports Expanded array of standard reports
Custom reports with report-writer tool
General ledger Robust integration to Sage 50 and Sage 100
QuickBooks interface available
Expanded GL export capability
Robust integration to Sage 50 and Sage 100
QuickBooks interface available
HR 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

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

Recruit, onboard, and manage top talent

Sage Payroll HCM helps your HR department hire candidates and retain employees.
With Sage Payroll Services, you get in-house certified payroll experts1 committed to simplifying payroll management systems for your business—all backed with a no tax penalty promise2 and a six-month money-back guarantee3.

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