PayChex Review 2021: Alternatives, Pricing, Features

Listed in our research on: Best Payroll Vendors - March 2021

Phil Strazzulla, HR Tech Expert
March 17, 2021

PayChex is a top player in HR software for SMBs, with an offering that includes PEO, 401(k) management, benefits, and of course, easy payroll.

What's Inside

PayChex Review

Nearly 700,000 clients us PayChex to run their payroll, nearly all of them are less than 1,000 employees. Simply put, this is one of the largest providers in the space.

PayChex Customers

ESET, Funnelbox Inc., Smile Cafe, H.Y.P.E. Counseling Services, ASG, Pet Partners

PayChex Stats

  • 200+ compliance experts: federal, state, and local regulations
  • 600+ HR professionals averaging 8 years of training and expertise
  • Over 100 locations served in the US & Europe
  • PayChex is used to pay 1 out of every 12 American private sector employees

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Key PayChex Features

  • Customizations: Get three different pay entry options and a grid view for quick data entry.
  • Analytics: Reports are also customizable at no additional cost.
  • Employee Self-Service: Your people can create an account and log in to update their information.

PayChex Implementation

Getting started with PayChex largely depends on your payroll needs, which is why it's best to contact their team.

PayChex Customer Success

PayChex has a knowledge center, US-based support, and a news portal called the Small Business Employment Watch.

PayChex Key Integrations

PayChex integrates with leading software solutions like Indeed, BambooHR, Quickbooks, Clover, Xero, and many more.

What to be aware of

PayChex Pricing

PayChex's pricing is not provided on their website, but the process to get a quote is pretty quick and simple.

PayChex Alternatives

OnPay

Lowest cost option

PayChex

Complete solution for US & Europe

Gusto

Payroll on autopilot

Square

Payroll + payment services

QuickBooks

Payroll and financials for SMBs

Namely

Streamlined payroll & HR suite

Justworks

Simple software + expert support

Zenefits

Full HRIS with great payroll

Paylocity

All-in-one payroll solution

ADP

Popular & scalable payroll solution