About Wave Payroll

Wave Payroll is a payroll management solution designed to help small businesses simplify and automate payroll processes, as well as stay compliant with taxes and deductions. With Wave Payroll, users can track and manage vacations, benefits, and overtime accurately and efficiently, and provide users with quick access to accurate pay stubs and reports. As a cloud based solution, Wave Payroll gives users the flexibility to access and manage payroll information anytime, anywhere, via any internet-enabled device.

Wave Payroll provides users with all the features necessary for small businesses to run payroll including Wave accounting, invoicing and receipt scanning integration, timesheets, tax forms, payroll reminders, and self-service check printing. An employee self-service portal enables users to access pay stubs and W2s conveniently online, while secure collaboration tools allow users to share information safely with bookkeepers, partners or assistants. 256-bit encryption and data backups ensure all data is managed safely and securely.

Wave Payroll supports automatic filings and payments for users in Canada, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Since Wave Payroll connects seamlessly to all other Wave accounts, users can record payroll journal entries automatically. Wave Payroll also support direct deposits, allowing users to deposit pay directly into an employee's bank account.

Pricing starting from:

US$20.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Wave Payroll

  • Wave Payroll manages vacations, bonuses and other benefit calculations, and provides accurate pay stubs and reports.
  • In Canada, New York, California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington, Wave’s complete payroll tax service can automatically pay and file state and federal payroll taxes.
  • Payroll journal entries automatically record as Wave Payroll connects seamlessly with the rest of a Wave account.
  • Supports direct deposits, allowing users to make deposits directly to employee your bank accounts quickly and reliably.
  • Employees can log into Wave securely to access their pay stubs and tax forms, and manage their contact and banking information.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$20.00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Wave Payroll: 26

    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Approval Process Control
    • Benefits Management
    • Bonus Management
    • Check Printing
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compliance Management
    • Contact Management
    • Data Migration
    • Direct Deposit
    • Employee Self Service
    • Forms Management
    • Multi-State
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Records Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • SSL Security
    • Self Service Portal
    • Tax Compliance
    • Time Tracking
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • W-2 Preparation

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (49)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    3.9/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support
    4.1/5

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    Shaun d S.
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    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    If was any simpler it'd be illegal

    Reviewed on 18/7/2018

    Super simple. We were actually able to get everything set-up in 4 hours, not missing a beat,...

    Super simple. We were actually able to get everything set-up in 4 hours, not missing a beat, employees were paid on time and reporting cash in - cash out doesn't require a degree from MIT.

    Pros

    I can't even begin to say how SIMPLE it is! I was looking for something that my Daughter and Wife could use to do AR/AP as well as payroll. It took me literally 4 hours to get 237 employees added with their payroll information. Didn't miss a payday :-)

    Cons

    The invoicing was/is clunky. You only have 3 designs to choose from. I haven't found a way to import designs from another invoicing software that I was using. I'd kind of like to just have one......but it's not too important right now.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Wave is better than Xero & QuickBooks

    Reviewed on 7/2/2020

    My overall experience has been spectacular. It was easy for me to add bank accounts and integrate...

    My overall experience has been spectacular. It was easy for me to add bank accounts and integrate other key extensions. I prefer this over Xero only because it's free and easy to use on both mobile and desktop. It's packed with many things that I still have to explore when I get the chance. I think everyone should give this software a shot before they decide on moving on to a paid platform.

    Pros

    I like that it's completely free and has many easy aspects of adding receipts, reporting, tracking your expenses, bank accounts and more. I compared it with other bookkeeping software and Wave is the best because it's free and does the same things as other platforms but more. I will mainly be using this in my business to keep track of taxes and file it accordingly.

    Cons

    There are no cons for me for this software as I recently started using it. I think the only thing they should do is continuously adding more features and updates.

    Britta N.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Wave Payroll

    Reviewed on 30/4/2021

    Overall the experience has been a great one, it has been reliable for the last year.

    Overall the experience has been a great one, it has been reliable for the last year.

    Pros

    I use this to check my payroll and keep a schedule for payments, it is easy and user-friendly plus there is a direct deposit option so employees are not getting paper stubs.

    Cons

    The software is probably better suited for smaller companies, after a certain number you will be charged for additional users.

    Lawrence D.
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Nice on the eyes, poor on performance

    Reviewed on 18/12/2020

    You get what you pay for. Great for when things were super, super simple, but at 11 employees,...

    You get what you pay for. Great for when things were super, super simple, but at 11 employees, I'm ready to ditch for something that can really help us when we really need it to just work. Wave doesn't.

    Pros

    User-facing pages are nice looking, invoices and other docs look professional.

    Cons

    Customer service is mainly by chatting with a bot. They have no help pages. The bot is generally useless and we have to eventually email for support. They have no phone support at all. Off-boarding a dismissed employee makes it look as if they have not thought through the process. Beneath this all the time is the constant annoyance with how long every operation takes. Their site is noticeable slow compared to many others, and for just about everything.

    Aisha L.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I have been using WaveApp For 2 years

    Reviewed on 25/6/2018

    Pros

    I absolutely love Waveapp. It is easy to use to manage my client invoices, estimates, employee payroll, and track business expenses.

    Cons

    The only drawback is waiting several days for funds to be transferred to your bank account. When my clients make a payment, I get a notification that I have been paid, however, those funds take a few days before they actually show up in my bank. It would be great if Waveapp was a bank as well.

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    Wave Payroll offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$20.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

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    Wave Payroll has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

    Wave Payroll supports the following languages:

    English

    Wave Payroll supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    We do not have any information about what integrations Wave Payroll has

    Wave Payroll offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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