Gusto is our choice as the best HR software for payroll. It offers nationwide full-service payroll functions, workers' compensation administration and the Gusto Wallet app, which your employees can use to access their payroll and account information. We like that with Gusto, you have access to unlimited and multistate payroll, tax filing and payments, direct deposit, state and federal unemployment insurance, year-end tax forms, garnishments, multiple pay rates and schedules, PTO policy management, holiday pay, and time-off tracking. It also offers reporting, accounting and time tracking integrations; new-hire reporting; and payroll reports.
Editor's score: 9.7/10
If you are looking to customize your software with integrated employee benefits, Gusto offers workers' compensation insurance, health insurance, health reimbursement, 401(k) retirement plans, 529 college savings plans, health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and commuter benefits. Gusto also offers licensed benefits advising and online enrollment, and it complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Employees can access important payroll and benefit features like pay stubs and tax information, payroll self-onboarding, and payday emails.