Paychex Flex Review 2021: Alternatives, Pricing, Features

Phil Strazzulla, HR Tech Expert
March 18, 2021

PayChex Review

Paychex Flex offers a time and attendance platform that helps businesses save time and improve accuracy with online timekeeping, time clocks, and integrated payroll. They have many flexible options based on how you track time, providing a solution that is easily integrated and mobile for users. This is a great all-in-one solution for very small businesses, who need guidance on the time and attendance side of things.

PayChex Customers

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

PayChex Stats

  • Paychex has 45+ years of industry expertise.
  • Paychex has 680,000+ clients in the U.S. and Northern Europe.
  • Paychex pays 1 in 12 U.S. private sector employees.

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Key PayChex Features

  • Time and attendance tracking
  • Shift scheduling 
  • Overtime and leave tracking
  • Multiple punch options (e.g biometrics, proximity badge, PIN entry, and web punch)
  • Customizable rules
  • Payroll exports
  • Analytics
  • Downloadable reports 
  • Mobile access

PayChex Implementation

PayChex Customer Success

Paychex has a help center with articles as well as video tutorials for customers to self-serve. Customers may also email or call Paychex’s support team if further help is required.

PayChex Key Integrations

Paychex Flex integrates with most of the leading software solutions for accounting, hiring, HR, and more. These solutions include QuickBooks, Xero, Indeed, BambooHR, Insight360, LCP Tracker, Hub works, Altametrics, and Clover.

What to be aware of

PayChex Pricing

Paychex’s pricing isn’t listed on their website. However, you may reach out to their sales team for an estimate according to the size and scope of your operation.

PayChex Alternatives

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