Comparison of payroll features in major accounting software

If you are looking for accounting software with payroll, you may want to review my comparison table below before making the big purchase. As the saying goes, “oils ain’t oils” and the same goes for payroll features offered by software companies. Basically, some features are great and others, well, not so great. Our comparison table reviews some payroll features offered by Saasu, Xero, QuickBooks Online and MYOB Essentials. I won’t be favouring one platform over the other in this blog, that’s your job; I will simply be presenting the facts which will hopefully make your choice a little easier.

The comparison table below presents some popular payroll features that you may be looking for in terms of your business’ needs via four popular online accounting software packages.

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To further assist you with your research, below you will find links and videos for each of the software platforms mentioned in our comparison table which specifically relate to their payroll features.

Saasu

How payroll works withing Saasu: http://help.saasu.com/payroll/

Link to video showing how to use the payroll feature in Saasu

 

Xero

How payroll works in Xero: https://help.xero.com/au/PayrollStart

 

 

QuickBooks Online

How payroll works in QuickBooks Online: http://qbo.keypay.com.au

 

MYOB Essentials

How payroll works in MYOB Essentials: http://help.myob.com/wiki/display/ea/Payroll

 

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5 thoughts on “Comparison of payroll features in major accounting software”

  1. Great comparison Louise – just a couple of things – Leave can be entered manually in the pay run process as well as by a supervisor / admin as a leave request and we also allow for expense processing in pay run and they are reported on the pay slip.

    I think it would be awesome at some stage if you took a deeper dive into the main compliance areas of payroll to display more clearly the difference between offerings… A great example of this is “Automatically calculates superannuation guarantee” – we all do it although KeyPay does the U18 and over 18 calculations automatically and the cap threshold automatically.

    Thanks again putting this together.

  2. Hey Louise

    Just some additional updates..

    Leave can be entered manually in the pay run process as well as by a supervisor / admin as a leave request and we also allow for expense processing in pay run and they are reported on the pay slip.

    Would apprecaite if you would update the table to reflect these things.

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