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Comprehensive Methodology & Analysis

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The rankings we produce consist of the best firms which assist businesses in handling their payroll or outsourcing other human resource initiatives.

We take an in-depth look at the human resource and payroll services which businesses outsource to in order to ensure a high quality standard for the work they produce and an extensive history in consistent results achieved for their clients.

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Expectations & Projections

Payroll Outsourcing by Industry

As businesses grow and expand, their business requirements often change. For many businesses, payroll processing may not necessarily be an aspect of the business tackled in the business plan. As a result, businesses are often searching for the most effective way to manage a growing payroll. While many businesses look for ways to do things in house, it is becoming increasingly common for a business to choose to outsource their payroll processing.

The immediate benefit is the professional handling of payroll by an experienced provider rather than having to find someone which has enough experience to handle the task. Businesses across a diverse selection of industries often outsource their payroll either from the start, or as a later decision to make it more cost effective or to ensure accuracy.

Benefits Received Through Outsourcing

There are a number of benefits a company outsourcing their payroll processing may experience. Over the course of our research many businesses have highlighted decreased costs associated with their payroll processing as a result of their decision to outsource. Other businesses discuss the increase in productivity due to not having to redirect resources to handle matters of compensating team members and independent contractors or having to deal with the implications of being late on or having to ensure the accuracy of payments made for tax obligations at both federal and state levels.

Ultimately each company will have different reasons for outsourcing initiatives depending on their business plan, their current status, and the opportunities in their region.

Client Satisfaction of Recommended Providers

Over the course of our research we have identified the payroll services we believe to be most effective at managing a client's payroll. Client satisfaction is one of the primary aspects of a business which our team investigates prior to making a recommendation. As a direct result, the companies featured in our rankings are most likely to have a positive recommendation from a client.

This graph illustrates, based on our own research, the average review ratings that both ranked and unranked providers have based on the total number of reviews from a number of different review platforms. This is indicative that companies that are often featured at the top of our rankings are able to provide a consistently positive experience to their client businesses.

HR Outsourcing by Industry

Any business which has experienced a large growth period understands the challenges that businesses face in having to maintain a large workforce. As a result, many businesses make the decision to outsource their human resources to another agency or to seek consultation from an experience HR professional.

For companies in the hospitality industry the decision to outsource their HR solutions is often based on the structure of the company. However, most businesses within the industry make the decision to hire an HR management firm in order to ensure the right policies are in place to dictate behavior and daily functions. With the rise of internet-based services and software, we expect to see a larger portion of businesses outsource their human resources.

Average Time Saved by Payroll Software

For the businesses which opt to handle their payroll through an in-house team or an experienced professional, payroll software can serve as a key means to reduce the costs and time involvement required to effectively manage payroll. Over the course of our analysis, we connected with a number of businesses which had previously done payroll manually through record-keeping which now use software to handle their payroll. Many businesses receive a large productivity boost when using payroll software to ensure accuracy of their payroll and to automate many of the internal processes.

Larger businesses will most likely see the largest benefit from payroll software due to the amount of manual work required to process payroll traditionally, but smaller businesses still see a productivity benefit.

Agency Spotlights


5 ADP Blvd.
Roseland, New Jersey 07068

From our first account in Paterson, N.J., to the more than 610,000 clients we serve around the world today, ADP helps organizations of all types and sizes unlock their business potential. For 60 years, we’ve led the way in defining the future of business outsourcing solutions. And we remain one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and admired companies to work for today. We are a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services. Our unmatched experience, deep insights, and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.


12404 Park Central Drive
DALLAS, TX 75251

BenefitMall is a national provider of employee benefits, payroll, HR and employer services. BenefitMall®, has an all together better way of doing business. Working with a network of more than 20,000 Trusted Advisors, comprised of Brokers and CPAs, we deliver payroll, HR and employee benefits to more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses. Combining efforts with our Trusted Advisors, we help employers identify and provide the best benefits solutions for their employees ranging from medical and dental plans to accurate and timely payroll. BenefitMall’s expert teams, Trusted Advisors, and single source for your payroll and benefit data management provide the additional security of easier health care compliance.


Udyog Nagar, New Delhi 110041

Invoicera is an online invoicing application that was founded with the mission of simplifying business communication. Our goal is simple – simplify the process of account receivable/management by facilitating a platform that lets suppliers and vendors interact with each other with ease, without the need of a phone call or an email. Today, Invoicera is one of the most powerful cloud-based invoicing application with unparalleled features for various customer types, flexibility, scalability and flexible licensing powering more than 2M+ users and over 25 Enterprises generating more than 200M+ invoices each year. If you wish to know more about us or review our product, do write to us at:


2350 Ravine Way
Glenview, Illinois 60025

From the day we opened our doors in 2000, SurePayroll has been true to its mission. That’s the day we revolutionized payroll by introducing the first completely online payroll and payroll tax-filing solution for small businesses with between 1 and 100 employees. As a result, we’ve quickly grown into the number one online payroll company. Our innovative solution is now recognized by industry experts as the top choice for small businesses. In 2011, SurePayroll joined the Paychex, Inc. family as a wholly owned subsidiary, now providing even more resources to our customers. SurePayroll will deliver peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team.