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April 30, 2024

OnPay earns PCMag Editors’ Choice for 2024

In its 2024 review, PCMag states that “OnPay is one of the best online payroll services for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) because of its speed, flexibility, price, capabilities, and simplicity.”


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March 29, 2024

Forbes names OnPay the 2024 Best Overall All-in-One Payroll and HR Solution for small businesses

Forbes describes OnPay as “a simple, all-in-one payroll and human resource solution for small businesses” in its 2024 review.


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December 14, 2023

CNN Recognizes OnPay as a Top Payroll Software in its 2023 Review

​​OnPay, the top-ranked payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, has been named one of the top payroll software companies for 2023 by CNN,  earning the “Best for extra HR functionality” in their rankings.


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August 23, 2023

CNBC Names OnPay the Best Overall Payroll Service for Small Business in its 2023 Review

CNBC evaluated payroll services used by small businesses based on a range of features, including pricing, HR tools, and benefits. See why they pick OnPay as “Best Overall” for small businesses.


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June 5, 2023

Forbes ranks OnPay as the Best Overall Payroll Service for Small Business in its 2023 Review

Forbes conducted in-depth research on the top nine payroll providers and gave OnPay its highest rating, describing it as: “straightforward, all-in-one payroll and HR solution for small businesses.”


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May 8, 2023

PCMag Selects OnPay as a 2023 Editors’ Choice in their Best Payroll Services Roundup

In its 2023 review, PCMag states that OnPay “is an excellent online payroll service because of its speed, flexibility, price, payroll capabilities, simplicity, and user experience.”


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March 27, 2023

Forbes Advisor’s 2023 OnPay Review

Forbes describes OnPay as an “easy-to-use cloud-based payroll processing and human resources (HR) platform that’s affordable for small businesses” in its 2023 review.


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November 16, 2022

OnPay More than Doubles Headcount and Positions for Further Expansion with New Atlanta Headquarters

“We are thrilled to have opened the doors to our new office at Ponce City Market,” said Jesse Burgess, CEO at OnPay. “It not only marks an exciting new milestone for the company, but it also provides our teams with a dynamic work environment that’s more conducive to collaboration.”


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June 7, 2022

OnPay earns PCMag Editors’ Choice and Forbes Advisor’s “best of 2022” recognition

OnPay, the top-rated payroll software for small businesses and accountants today announced its recognition as an Editors’ Choice by PC Mag. Additionally, the payroll services provider earned a Forbes Advisor’s “best of” designation for 2022.


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May 18, 2022

The Motley Fool’s Ascent Names OnPay the Top Payroll Software for Small Businesses in 2022

OnPay, the top-ranked payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, has been recognized as the top-rated payroll solution in 2022 by the Motley Fool’s Ascent, which called it an: “excellent payroll software for small to mid-sized businesses.”


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February 22, 2022

Forbes Names OnPay the top Payroll Software for Small Businesses in 2022

Forbes conducted in-depth research on the top nine payroll providers and gave OnPay its highest score, describing it as: “straightforward, all-in-one payroll and HR solution for small businesses.”


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January 14, 2022

Inc: Three Ways to Create a Culture of Trust for Remote Workers

Inc used data from OnPay’s research to explain one of the reasons employers are embracing remote work: “In OnPay’s State of Small Business 2020 survey, 46 percent of remote workers felt their job was easier from home, and another 25 percent said it was about the same.”


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November 10, 2021

Entrepreneur: 3 Signs That Outsourcing a Business Function Will Be More Efficient Than Keeping It In House

Entrepreneur relied on independent research from OnPay’s State of Small Business Report to explain how outsourcing some business practices can save small businesses time and make them more confident. The article also included research from the Small Business Administration.


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July 7, 2021

Insightful Accountant: Payroll in Depth with OnPay’s Katelyn Sullivan

Our Partner Development lead, Katelyn Sullivan, CPA, sat down with Insightful Accountant’s publisher to discuss accounting firms’ expanding service offerings — and how the right technology can help.


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June 29, 2021

OnPay Chooses Atlanta’s Ponce City Market for New Headquarters

“Ponce City Market is the perfect location for us,” said Jesse Burgess, CEO of OnPay. “This move will allow us to better accommodate our fast-growing teams, continue to attract great talent, and play an increasingly meaningful role in Atlanta’s tech community.”


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April 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report Names OnPay Top Payroll Software for Small Businesses

In its 2021 review of payroll software, U.S. News & World report said OnPay “offer(s) a great value at an affordable price, with the features small businesses need but without the price-tag-boosting add-ons.”


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April 20, 2021

OnPay Named to Atlanta’s Fastest-Growing Fintech List

IBS Intelligence recognized OnPay’s growing presence in Atlanta’s fintech scene by naming us one of the five fastest-growing companies in Atlanta’s strengthening Fintech ecosystem.


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March 11, 2021

OnPay Launches “The Ledger” — a New Accountant Resource Center

To help accountants and bookkeepers build their practices and take better care of clients, we’ve launched The Ledger — an online resource center where tax pros can find updates to payroll tax laws, expert advice for building their firms, and opportunities to earn free CPE credits.


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January 13, 2021

The Motley Fool’s Blueprint Names OnPay the Top-Rated Payroll Solution for 2021

OnPay, the top-ranked payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, announced its recognition as the top-rated payroll solution for 2021 by the Motley Fool’s Blueprint, which called it “a top-notch payroll service that offers a long list of features and transparent pricing.”


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September 28, 2020

National Retail Federation: Through the Retail Lens: Hiring for the Holidays

Mark McKee, president and chief operating officer of online payroll processor OnPay, has a unique perspective on the intersection of small business and human resources. He spoke with NRF about the hiring outlook for small retailers heading into holiday 2020.


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September 16, 2020

OnPay’s New Payroll Report Designer Gives Small Businesses Powerful Insights into their Operations

OnPay, the top-rated payroll and HR provider, today announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind Report Designer, which gives small businesses and accountants the ability to create custom reports for analyzing personnel expenses in real time.


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August 28, 2020

Insightful Accountant: Lean on Me: Small Business Owners Rely on their Accountants Even More During Pandemic

According to OnPay’s State of Small Business 2020 survey, 62% of small business owners think their companies will return to normal by the end of this year — 66% of small business employees feel the same.


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August 26, 2020

OnPay Earns Editors’ Choice Award From PCMag

OnPay, the top-rated payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, today announced its recognition as an Editors’ Choice by PCMag. The publication’s 2020 review recognized OnPay’s “strong blend of payroll and HR tools combined with a beautiful, understandable user experience.”


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August 18, 2020 Why Should You Have An Accountant For Your Small Business?

Your physician is your go-to expert for your health and wellness. You turn to your mechanic to keep your car in top condition. But who should small business owners turn to when they need strategic or operational advice about running their businesses? Their accountants.


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July 30, 2020

OnPay Earns Best Value, Most Recommended Awards from Gartner Companies

OnPay, the top-rated payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, today announced a pair of 2020 awards from the Gartner family of companies: Best Value for Human Resources Software from Capterra and Most Recommended for Human Resources Software from Software Advice.


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July 6, 2020

Yahoo Finance: Small Businesses Target Payroll to Cut Costs: Survey

With many small businesses expecting the coronavirus pandemic to impact revenue, some business owners are tuning in on strategies to keep their payroll costs from growing.


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June 25, 2020

OnPay’s State of Small Businesses in 2020 Report

We surveyed more than 1000 small business owners and more than 1000 employees of small businesses to get a clear picture of how they run. We asked about everything from what software small businesses use, to whether they work with accountants, to how they’ve been affected by COVID-19.


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June 10, 2020

XU Magazine: Everything you should be doing for your clients right now

With the US tax deadlines pushed back to July this year, your focus may now be on tax prep, but there’s a lot more that your clients may need from their accountant, especially right now. (Note: article begins on page 62)


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May 3, 2020

Central Valley Business Times: The CVBT Audio Interview Podcast

Mark McKee, president and chief operating officer of the online payroll and back office services company OnPay, talks about what he’s hearing about business post-COVID in this CVBT Audio Interview Podcast.


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April 20, 2020

OnPay Offers Covid-19 Resource Center

Whether you or your clients are trying to protect your team from COVID-19 or find guidance on tricky HR issues, OnPay has pulled together useful resources, including a printable overview of major issues to consider.


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April 19, 2020

Forbes: COVID-19 Won’t Be The Last Crisis — These Entrepreneurs Discuss How To Prepare For The Next One

The author connected with entrepreneurs and business leaders to understand the preparations they’re making so their businesses can face an uncertain future with confidence and clarity.


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April 7, 2020

TAG Tech Start Livecast: A conversation with OnPay President and CCO, Mark McKee

TAG president and CEO Larry Williams speaks with Mark McKee about small businesses, payroll, COVID-19, and building a community.


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April 5, 2020

Atlanta Business RadioX: OnPay President Mark McKee

Our president and COO, Mark McKee, joined Atlanta Business RadioX hosts Lee Kantor and Stone Payton to talk about payroll, small business, and more.


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April 3, 2020

Modern Restaurant Management: What the Families First and CARES Acts Mean for Restaurateurs

The restaurant industry is facing unprecedented change and challenges in the face of COVID-19. Some forecasts predict industry losses of $225 billion and five-to-seven million jobs over the next three months. If you’re concerned about the viability of your business — or just taking care of your team — now is the time to seek relief.


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April 1, 2020

How we’re helping during COVID-19

We’ve rolled out new product features, plus detailed information and guidance. We’ve made sure that our team is safe, healthy, and prepared, and we’ve also joined in the effort to promote sensible, timely governmental relief.


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March 25, 2020

US News & World Report: Do You Qualify for Paid Sick Leave for the Coronavirus?

With the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreading throughout the country, plenty of people who are ill or worried about the possibility of catching the virus are wondering how to get paid sick and family leave, and whether they qualify for it. Here are answers to those questions and other coronavirus-related paid sick and family leave questions.


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January 20, 2020

OnPay Raises $6 Million in Oversubscribed Series A Funding

OnPay, the top-rated payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, today announced the completion of a $6 million Series A funding round. This exceeds the original goal of $5 million for its first round of venture financing. The company, headquartered in Atlanta, provides payroll, HR, and benefits services to more than 10,000 clients across the United States.


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January 2, 2020

Select Software Review: OnPay Named to List of 2020’s Top Payroll Solutions

OnPay is perfect for smaller companies (500 employees or less) who want a simple and straight-forward payroll process, plus help with HR.


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December 26, 2019

Accounting Today: 6 Questions to Ask Clients Before Offering Payroll

While most accountants might be interested in offering payroll services, many may not be sure where to begin and are even hesitant to approach their clients about the topic. The good news is that you don’t need to be.


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December 6, 2019

Entrepreneur: Grow Yourself — and Your Company — With These 4 New Year’s Resolutions

One of the best ways to lighten your load and strengthen your company in the process is through delegation. Payroll platform OnPay found that nearly half of small business owners and managers do their own accounting and finance work.


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December 3, 2019

Tech Report: 6 Tools You Should Consider Adding to Your Lineup in 2020

As the year winds down, business leaders are thinking about what to tweak for 2020. One of the areas most likely to be under the magnifying glass: software. New tools and platforms spring up every day, and it’s not easy to identify which are right for your company.


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November 13, 2019 Payroll Software Review

Whether you’re paying employees for the first time or are looking for a payroll application that is better suited to your needs, finding a product that’s right for you can be an imposing task.


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October 29, 2019

OnPay Appoints Katelyn Sullivan to Lead Partner Development

OnPay today announced the hiring of Katelyn Sullivan, CPA. Sullivan joins OnPay to lead the company’s efforts to meet the needs of accountants and bookkeepers and to expand partnerships around the US.


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October 23, 2019 6 ways tech is Streamlining Benefits Administration

HR pros are turning to technology to help ease the burden of everyday tasks. Indeed, the strategic use of technology, automation, and better vendor partners is making time-consuming and mundane HR and benefits tasks a breeze.


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October 17, 2019 2019 Review of OnPay Payroll – 5 Stars

OnPay Payroll offers full-service payroll, supporting an unlimited number of pay runs each month. Completely online, OnPay includes a mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, so users can enter payroll at any time, from any location.


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September 9, 2019 Venture Capital Is Just One Funding Option, Reminds OnPay’s Mark McKee

Virtually every startup has to find funding somewhere. Although some founders take venture capital in exchange for equity, that’s not the only way to do it.


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September 3, 2019

CPA Practice Advisor: How Payroll Can Be a Gateway to Offering Client Accounting Services (CAS)

By the end of 2019, a majority of accounting firms will be offering client accounting services (CAS). This trend toward offering a broader set of services looks to be a win for both accountants and their clients.


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August 28, 2019 When You Should Hire Your First HR Person

Eventually, every leader needs reinforcements. As your business grows in size and complexity, hiring an in-house HR professional becomes a necessary next step.


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August 20, 2019

Announcing Enhanced Partnership with Xero

We’re thrilled to announce a new integration with Xero for our customers in the agricultural industry and the accountants who work with them.


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August 2, 2019

“To create a fantastic work culture, be direct and honest” Interview with Mark McKee and Chaya Weiner

We encourage our employees to lean into awkward conversations. I try to lead by example by talking about uncomfortable topics as soon as I get a sense that something is wrong.


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July 16, 2019

Inc.: How Smart Small Business Owners Think About Outsourcing

Small businesses are big-time commitments. HR and payroll, which many entrepreneurs tackle themselves, require almost 40 hours per month alone.


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July 10, 2019

Under 30 CEO: For Your Company’s Sake, Quit Making These 6 Common Mistakes

Our research found that payroll and HR tasks take up nearly 40 hours of work per month, yet more than 40% of small business owners continue to handle that administrative work alone.


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June 5, 2019

Announcing HR Tools

OnPay today announced the roll out of a complete suite of HR tools available as part of our best-in-class services for small businesses and accounting partners — all at no extra charge. The HR tools provide everything a business needs to stay compliant with HR requirements and best practices.


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June 3, 2019

XU Magazine: Q&A Jesse Burgess Founder and CEO OnPay

“As OnPay steps into the limelight, Burgess’s approach to building software is becoming clear to everyone who’s paying attention: Do way more for your clients.” Our Founder & CEO answers questions for the magazine for Xero users.


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May 22, 2019

OnPay’s 2019 Small Business Finance and HR Report

We talked to over 1000 small business owners about how they handle back office responsibilities. For example, only 30% work with an accountant, but 86% of them see accountants as a trusted advisor. From growth to software choices, learn more about how small business build their companies.


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May 21, 2019

Forbes: The Best Lessons Entrepreneurs Have Learned From Their Teams

“A great attitude will ultimately mean a lot more to OnPay than where someone went to school or where they’ve worked.” Our COO talks about smart hiring and leading your team.


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May 6, 2019

Accounting Today: Tech and the Trusted Advisor by Mark McKee

“Only 25 percent of accounting firms describe ’keeping up with new technology’ as a challenge, but 65 percent of small businesses think their accountant is at or behind the technological curve.” See all our COO’s thoughts about the opportunities for accountants to do more for their clients.


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April 12, 2019

AtlantaInno: OnPay Named One of Atlanta’s Hottest Startups

“OnPay separates itself from the competition by being more than just an ordinary payroll service…”

April 2, 2019

PC Mag: OnPay Review: Excellent Payroll Software

“OnPay’s flexibility and depth make payroll processing understandable and fast. It’s an excellent choice for many small businesses, and even those with advanced needs.”


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March 14, 2019

NerdWallet: 2019 OnPay Payroll Software Review

“OnPay is an excellent option for small business owners seeking a full-featured payroll processing system at an affordable price point… Beyond processing payroll, OnPay also offers HR features to keep your employees organized and in the loop.”


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February 22, 2019

Insightful Accountant: Review: OnPay is More Than Just Online Payroll

“While OnPay’s easy-to-use payroll is the perfect solution for small and growing businesses, they have been improving their client experience by expanding into HR and benefits, and also giving both employers and employees tremendous support along the way, all for extremely low prices.”


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February 20, 2019

Announcing Integrated Partnership with Vestwell Retirement Plans

“Vestwell, a digital retirement platform, today announced they have partnered with OnPay, the top-rated payroll software serving small and medium-sized businesses. The complete integration… means that plan sponsors now have access to a turnkey retirement offering with seamless data flow between their payroll and retirement plan…”


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January 16, 2019

Announcing Endorsement from American Dental Association Member Advantage Program

“OnPay has a really great product,” said Dr. James Mercer, ADA Member Advantage board chair. “The company passed a rigorous (request for proposal) process with flying colors. We think that dentists will appreciate the simplicity of the platform…”


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December 26, 2018

Accounting Today: “OnPay Joins Xero’s Certified App Partner Program”

“OnPay… has joined Xero’s certified app partner program, which welcomes apps that are thoroughly vetted and tested with Xero’s customers. The partnership can be seen as part of the growing demand for robust payroll functionality…”


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December 17, 2018

Announcing OnPay Joins Xero’s Certified App Partner Program

Today, OnPay announced it is a certified App Partner with Xero, a leading-edge cloud accounting platform.


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December 13, 2018 “OnPay Eyes Agriculture With Payroll Partnership”

“Small business payroll and HR solutions provider OnPay is targeting the agriculture industry with a new collaboration…”


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December 12, 2018

Announcing OnPay’s Partnership with Farm Credit Services of America

Now agriculture businesses have a seamless way to integrate payroll services with their other financials. This partnership brings OnPay’s top-rated payroll software into Magnify, FCSAmerica’s innovative business management software for farms and ranches.


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November 29, 2018

Accounting Today: “OnPay Launches Partner Program for Accountants”

“Cloud-based payroll software provider OnPay has launched a Partner Program for accountants and bookkeepers. The program includes special pricing for accountants, along with a client dashboard and other features to help them better serve and manage their clients.”


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November 6, 2018

Insightful Accountant: “OnPay Announces Partner Program”

“In connection with their attendance at QuickBooks Connect 2018, OnPay, a payroll software provider for small and medium-sized businesses, has announced a new ‘Partner Program’ designed to make it easier for accountants, bookkeepers, business consultants, and QuickBooks ProAdvisors to serve their clients…”


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November 5, 2018

CPA Practice Advisor: “OnPay Offers New Payroll Partner Program for Accountants and Bookkeepers”

“The OnPay Partner Program adds powerful new features to the company’s award-winning payroll software, making it easier for accounting and bookkeeping firms to serve every client, integrate with leading accounting software and create partnership opportunities…”


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