I’ve used just about every payroll processor out there (I’m a CPA and interim CFO for 150+ startups) and I can confidently say that Gusto (formerly Zenpayroll) is the best, for a number of reasons:
Easy Online Interface: I know this is going to sound nuts, but other interfaces make finding basic information really difficult. I’ve spent hours trying to generate simple reports from other payroll processors. (Time I could’ve been spending doing more value-add activities!) I’ve even received patently incorrect reporting from a large Business Bank payroll processor.
Autopilot Feature: If all of your employees are on salary, you can set Autopilot and forget about running payroll. It just runs for you. Are there other processors out there that take 10 min to log in to and “push a button”? Sure. But all it takes is one time to forget to log in, and suddenly you have a mob of angry employees. Don’t risk it.
**Competitive Pricing: ** It’s really cheap. But I’d still use if it was 3x more expensive because the peace of mind that Gusto gives is priceless.
I trust Gusto with my startups’ payroll and with my own company’s payroll.