We regard Patriot Software as a developer of payroll and accounting solutions for businesses with fewer than 100 employees—nothing more. While the company also offers a human resource title, it’s minimalist and impractical for most entities. As a result, you’ll need to embrace a fragmented personnel strategy that depends on Patriot Software for payroll and another vendor for HR administration.
If you’re cool with this piecemeal approach, then we think Patriot Software’s payroll solution is undeniably impressive. The top-level Full Service Payroll tier files all federal, state, and local taxes automatically along with year-end tax reporting, such as W-2 form filings. The company guarantees tax accuracy as it promises to cover any penalties and interest resulting from a rare mistake.
The company’s commitment to service is also quite alluring. Every client receives a free, personalized initial setup, saving boatloads of time and frustration. Plus, US-based phone support is available twelve hours a day, Monday through Friday.
And for the icing on the cake: Patriot’s far cheaper than both Gusto and QuickBooks Payroll while offering similar payroll features, especially when it comes to full-service tax filing. That’s why we’re in love with Patriot Software’s paycheck-cutting platform, even without any substantial HR support.