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Payroll software worth raving about

See why experts ⁠— and our clients ⁠— say OnPay is the best.

INDUSTRY REVIEWS

The experts have spoken

Media outlets and publications agree: OnPay gets top marks for setting a higher standard for small business payroll.

Best for Small
Businesses

FORBES

Best Value

NERDWALLET

Best for Up to 100
Employees

PCMAG

Best for Small
Businesses

BUSINESS.COM

Best for Small
Businesses

THE ASCENT BY MOTLEY FOOL

“Easy to use, cloud-based payroll”

See why Forbes says: “OnPay is one of the best picks for payroll processing for small businesses. It’s an affordable option with a full feature set. It’s even a good pick for fast-growth companies because you won’t have to choose a higher-priced plan—only pay per new hire per month in addition to what you’re already paying.”

 

– Cassie Bottorff, Editor, Forbes Advisor

 

See the full Forbes review

“Fully automates all aspects of the payroll process”

“OnPay is a solid cloud-based option for small-business owners seeking a full-service payroll processing system at an affordable price point. It can run payroll according to a preset schedule, automatically disburse wages and calculate and withhold taxes and filing tax forms.”

“OnPay is one of the best payroll services, enabling managers to create comprehensive employee records and run unlimited payrolls each month.”

“With OnPay, you get access to all of the tools for the same price, and its cloud-hosted software is simple to use. Payroll can be complete in minutes, and the software’s interface is clearly labeled, making it easy to understand and learn.”

“A top-notch payroll service”

Experts say: “OnPay is optimally designed for small businesses, though the application can scale up nicely for mid-sized businesses as well.” It’s just one of the reasons that OnPay was recognized among the best payroll software for small businesses in 2022 by The Ascent, a Motley Fool service.

 

See the full review from The Ascent

ONPAY CUSTOMER REVIEWS

5-star software and service

Thousands of small businesses count on OnPay to run payroll and simplify back office tasks. Read on for first-hand user reviews that OnPay clients have shared across software review sites.

OnPay
Rated 4.8 stars out of 5 in 720 reviews

from Capterra, G2, and TrustPilot.

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Updated as of 9/13/2022

OnPay reviews from clients

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT

“Every time I have a question, there's someone available. The entire support staff is extremely knowledgeable but when I have a question they don't immediately have an answer to, they say that & then get back to me. I can't ask for more!”

– Heather M.

EASY TO USE

“Processing varied payrolls has been a breeze, including special payments and withholdings. Ease and speed of use is key, matched by the simple fact that it works the way you hope it would work.”

– Doug S.

EMPLOYEE SELF-SERVICE

“OnPay uploads general ledger entries to QuickBooks, our 401(k), and easily allows employees to make their own changes and view their payroll history. It notifies them when the direct deposit has been done. So far, the support has been great.“

– Janice M.

EASY TO SWITCH

“The usability is the best I've seen. OnPay is proof that payroll doesn't need to be stressful. They made the transition from one payroll platform to theirs easy and seamless.”

– Sara E.

SEAMLESS INTEGRATIONS

“The best part about OnPay for us is not only the ease of use, but the ability to set up [payroll] so it maps to Quickbooks Online ⁠— so we don't have to make any adjustments later.”

– David P.

ACCURACY GUARANTEED

"The chat function at OnPay helps me get payroll right. With the crazy rules around FFCRA, OnPay was there to help me get everything sorted out before submitting payroll, avoiding costly mistakes. They are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly."

– Martin

SIMPLE PAYROLL

“Their online platform is easy to use and navigate. I was looking for a payroll service that takes care of all of our tax filings, and OnPay provides everything I need.”

– Susan N.

RUN PAYROLL IN MINUTES

“OnPay has been a huge time saver! The platform is extremely user-friendly and easy to use. I’m able to do my payroll and onboarding in minutes. We’re incredibly happy with OnPay!”

– Vanessa T.

TIME SAVING

"OnPay is simple, accurate, and cost-efficient for payroll processing and handling taxes. It saves me time and money versus doing it myself or asking my CPA or accountant to do it."

– Bill G.

INTEGRATED WORKERS' COMP

“We also implemented a workers’ comp system that integrates seamlessly with OnPay. There's no annual deposit or reconciliation at the end of the year because it's all handled week by week.”

– Steve H.

REPORTING MADE EASY

"Reporting has been easy to use. I also like their price structure of a base then as you go with the number of employees you have since my business is highly part-time and seasonal."

– Denise

INTEGRATED 401(K)

"I have been using OnPay since January, and it is a great alternative to bigger payroll companies. I was able to set up my 401(k) and medical deductions right through the portal. It also calculates your company 401(k) match."

– Tari M.

ACCOUNTANT REVIEWS

Accountant-approved, too

“I will always recommend OnPay wholeheartedly — and I’m a bookkeeper who’s handled payroll for several companies using many services. OnPay is hands-down my favorite! Their reporting features are sublime. Their included HR functionality is fantastic. Everything is customizable in a variety of ways. They even have an integration with QuickBooks.”

— Heather M.

INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC REVIEWS

Loved by business owners in every industry

FARMS

"As ranchers, our lives are Always busy and on the go. OnPay allows me to do payroll wherever I am at. I don’t have to worry if it’s done right because OnPay does it for me!"

– Melissa B., Bringhurst Cattle Company Incorporated

ENTREPRENEURS

"As a first-time business owner with no experience in running payroll or managing employees, OnPay made everything easy. The platform is very organized and simple to use. OnPay is very responsive and quick to get in contact if you have any questions or need help."

– Karien V., Smart Scholars LLC

GYMS

"I have found OnPay to be an easy-to-use, inexpensive yet highly valuable way to process payroll. I wanted a system where I could print checks in-house vs. having to pay to have them mailed to us. I love that I can run extra payrolls during the month at no additional cost."

– Renee C., Phoenix Fitness & Martial Arts

DENTAL OFFICES

"Payroll can be customized to the way you want it to be. It's a great value, and I can run payroll anytime at no additional cost."

– Joanne, Tony Kuo, DDS, APC

CHURCHES AND CLERGIES

"OnPay is very simple, and the customer support is very good. They make everything easier for you. The price is reasonable and definitely worth it. You don't have to worry about taxes being paid, they handle all that for you. Year-end statements are done promptly and accurately."

– Lynn T., God's Glory Non Denomination Corp

DOCTOR'S OFFICE

"It's very easy to use and saves me a lot of time and mistakes calculating payroll taxes, 401k and health benefits."

– Durga Y., Healthy Eyes PLLC

NONPROFITS

"It literally takes me two minutes per week to review and approve payroll. When I opened our account, customer service walked me through the steps, I felt confident enough to get the ball rolling after that."

– Sayydah G., Pastoralist Child Foundation

FINANCIAL SERVICES

"With OnPay, scheduling, entry, and taxation for multiple jurisdictions are all handled automatically by the system. I just have to upload the information once, and monitoring is a snap!"

– Brent A., Templar Financial Services Inc

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FAQs about OnPay’s ratings and reviews

  • Does OnPay pay publications for “best of” rankings or awards?

    No! All of the reviews from expert publications are conducted independently, and every platform has its own evaluation criteria. All of the awards we have earned have been granted based on the assessment of independent reviewers.

  • What do companies use OnPay for?

    OnPay is a cloud-based full-service payroll app that can run payroll according to a preset schedule, automatically disburse wages, and calculate and withhold taxes and filing tax forms. And beyond that, small businesses can use OnPay to simplify onboarding, employee management, and even benefits administration.

  • Is OnPay a legitimate company?

    We’re not only legit, OnPay is a top-rated payroll software company, recently earning both a PCMag Editors’ Choice and a Forbes Advisor’s “best of 2022” recognition. We work with thousands of small businesses and accountants throughout the US.

  • How many customers does OnPay have?

    Over 10,000 businesses — and growing — work with the OnPay team across the United States. Our clients represent almost every industry you can imagine, including non-profits, dental offices, agriculture, and physicians — just to name a few.

  • Who owns OnPay payroll?

    Jesse Burgess is the founder and CEO of OnPay. He built the company on the foundation of a long-standing payroll business, pivoting the focus towards offering online payroll services. With the aim of building the best-in-class payroll app for small businesses, OnPay was born.

  • Are OnPay reviews a good source to trust when choosing a provider?

    Over 60% of businesses use online reviews to guide their decision-making before purchasing software, according to research by Gartner. It can be reassuring to know buyers with similar needs have had a good experience — so we hope these resources are helpful during your payroll software search.

  • How much does it cost to run payroll with OnPay?

    It’s a single monthly fee of $40, plus $6 per worker each for pretty much everything OnPay does. No pricing tiers, no sneaky add-ons.