About Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex is a cloud-based payroll management system which helps users manage payroll activity with payroll processing technology, built-in safeguards and automatic payroll tax calculation, payment, and filling, as well as reporting and analytics tools.

Accessible from any desktop or mobile device via single sign-on, Paychex Flex aims to help users spend less time keying duplicate information across multiple systems and more time focusing on what matters most to their business.

Employees can check retirement balances, update allocations, and punch in and out to record their time and attendance, as well as enroll, view and update benefis information. Users also have quick and central access to policies, procedures, employee documents and paystubs. Paychex Flex helps users make informed decisions with more than 160 standard reports and dashboards, plus fully customizable and configurable reports.

Paychex solutions includes 24/7 U.S. based support and the option to work with a dedicated HR professional. Paychex employs over 100 analysts to track changes to regulations, taxes, and laws, so users and their businesses can respond proactively to changes.


Key benefits of Paychex Flex

  • Self-service portal allows employees to access, and view, payroll information like paystubs and W-2s conveniently online.
  • Automatic notifications serve to alert users to potential payroll issues.
  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface aims to make running payroll simple.
  • Native mobile apps for iOS and Android give users the flexibility to manage payroll activity on the go.
  • Offers 24/7 tech support from experienced professionals.

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    Victoria
    Victoria
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great payroll and hr employer/employee program

    Reviewed on 24/03/2023

    Overall I've had no problems with paycheckflex really other than the direct deposit not transferring...

    Overall I've had no problems with paycheckflex really other than the direct deposit not transferring over from my job profiles but other than that it's been a really awesome experience it's been easy to use friendly and just great it's very useful and I do appreciate the software and I continue to use it to this day

    Pros

    On some pros are that it's easy to use the interface is set up really user friendly it's sectioned off and your different jobs you know your pay your schedule your onboarding your your stuff you need to complete for HR or assignments places to message people ask questions you can view when your check gets deposited or written how many hours you worked all sorts of things like that and your vacation time and it's just it's really easy and it makes my job easier and it makes knowing what I'm doing for other people who are using it easy and I get paid on time if not early actually for me not everybody does though and it's all right there like I can print off my w-2s I can print off my tax paperwork message my employers or employees and manage my benefits and everything it's a really great system.

    Cons

    Honestly the only thing I don't like is if you have multiple employers on there and you put in your direct deposit information for one it does not automatically carry over to another job if you have multiple jobs at the same time so there for a minute I was getting a hard check because I thought that that information that I just entered for a previous in my other employer that I'm still working would go through to my next account but it does not you have to manually re-enter that

    Lillian
    Lillian
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    It is very easy to use and has great support

    Reviewed on 18/04/2023

    Since then, many businesses have approached me about switching, but I still haven't found a good...

    Since then, many businesses have approached me about switching, but I still haven't found a good enough reason to abandon Paychex Flex. It's simple to use, produces excellent results, and supports my needs promptly. The direct deposit and web portal make payroll simple. It's easy to learn and adapt to the system. Timely reports can be simply integrated with other bookkeeping software.

    Pros

    In 2017, at the advice of our Accountant, we began using Paychex Flex. I was hesitant because I was the one who always handled payroll through our company's accounting program. But Paychex Flex is so straightforward that I can't imagine ever switching from it to some other payroll system.

    Cons

    The ability to write notes on an employee's paystub; for instance, a place to mention what the bonus is for when it is given; this would be helpful.

    Amber
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    • Industry: Medical Practice
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great Platform

    Reviewed on 02/01/2024

    Pros

    It is very easy to navigate and find answers.

    Cons

    Sometimes the pop ups prevent you form moving forward on a task.

    Aline
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    • Industry: Medical Devices
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    One-stop shop, but not very customizable

    Reviewed on 03/10/2019

    Pros

    It is very convenient to have access to the phone application, so you can access information and even run payroll from anytime / anywhere.
    The add-on Stratustime allows you to track the non-exempt employees' hours and feeds directly into the payroll system.

    Cons

    Entering one-off payroll data such as expense reimbursement or a medical insurance payback has to be done at the individual level through individual checks.
    it is difficult to customize access such as giving access to managers to accrue CTO days only, or giving them access to some HR info (number of vacation days, salary) without giving them access to all of it.
    Also, the marketing is a little aggressive, the company offers so many other side services (writing your employee handbook, offering 401k, etc) that they call you too often with too many proposals, often different people for the same products.

    Fred
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    • Industry: Research
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Vendor Review

    Reviewed on 13/12/2023

    Pros

    Customer Service - Friendlly and always on time, flexible 401K program

    Cons

    Can't think of any problems we have had in years of use

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    Paychex Flex offers the following pricing plans:

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    • Free Trial: Not Available

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    Paychex Flex has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000

    Paychex Flex supports the following languages:

    English

    Paychex Flex supports the following devices:

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

    Paychex Flex integrates with the following applications:

    Altametrics, BambooHR, Clover, Hubworks Suite, Quickbooks Online, Sage Intacct, Xero

    Paychex Flex offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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