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SurePayroll Payroll Service Review

SurePayroll takes the payroll service award for 2008 at We hereby declare them the best payroll service for small businesses. Read our SurePayroll payroll service review to find out why.

Offering a simple online payroll service that lets you process payroll in minutes, SurePayroll wins our payroll service award for 2008.
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In recent months, we've gotten to know many payroll services.

Based on our analysis, SurePayroll is the hands-down winner of our 2008 Best for Small Business payroll service award.

Winner - Payroll Service Awards at

Here are some things we love about SurePayroll:

  • Complete and total accountability for your small business payroll taxes. They literally handle everything for you, and if something should go wrong, they fix it.
  • Anytime, anywhere payroll processing via a simple online interface that makes processing payroll a snap. Any business owner that doesn't process payroll online these days is behind the times. No training is necessary because the system is very easy to use.
  • Nice features like employee self-service, which lets employees access pay stubs via a web site so they don't have to bother you, and a payroll preview feature that tells you exactly how much money you'll need to have in the business bank account to make payroll. We also like the email reminders that make sure you don't forget to process payroll!
  • Fast setup including a same-day enrollment option. You can literally sign up and run your first payroll on the same day that includes direct deposit and full-service tax functionality. Impressive!
  • Dedicated support that even offers Saturday customer support, something many other payroll services don't provide.
  • Affordable pricing that seems to be much less than competitive payroll services.
  • 401K, workers comp insurance, and health insurance offerings that can be purchased in addition to payroll outsourcing but that are integrated very nicely with the payroll service.
  • Many nice free payroll service add-ons such as HR tools and resources, compliance posters, pre-populated business forms, how-to guides and an alerts and reminders service for things like employee birthdays and service anniversaries.

We have used this payroll service for one of the Gaebler Ventures portfolio companies and have never had an issue. We rarely have to call customer service (maybe once per year max) and we've never had to even look at the online help. We can process payroll in three clicks and in less than two minutes.

For all of the reasons outlined above, SurePayroll is a sure winner for this year's Best for Small Business award.

To learn more, call SurePayroll at 1-877-954-7873 or visit the SurePayroll website.

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Contribute to this SurePayroll payroll service review with comments, payroll tips or questions. We especially would like to hear SurePayroll comparisons between ADP and PayChex, the other two big full-service payroll services. Also, do you agree that online payroll services will eventually replace traditional payroll services? We welcome your comments.Thanks!

Portland Guy 1/12/2011

SurePayroll may have been a good resource in 2007, but in 2010/2011 they are a very poor service. Error-prone, unresponsive, they must surely now fall to the bottom of the options. ADP & PayChex both offer old-model alternatives that are expensive but accurate. PayChex just bought SurePayroll, so its unclear what impact that will have on future service. I strongly recommend not using SurePayroll.

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