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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    Tony
    Tony
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Top-Notch Service

    Reviewed on 31/07/2022

    Pros

    I like the ability to log in and do what I need to do when it pertains to employee payroll activities. I also love the features that are offered to the employees by allowing them to check and edit information when they need to.

    Cons

    It is a little pricey compared to some. I don't have many negative comments about the service, but it can be difficult to reach customer service after hours.

    Katrina
    Katrina
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Paychex Flex is great for completing payroll

    Reviewed on 15/09/2023

    I appreciate being able to check on the 401(k) and have the money go straight into employee...

    I appreciate being able to check on the 401(k) and have the money go straight into employee accounts, saving time and effort. Since insurance coverage is now related directly to who has enrolled in which plans, processing payroll has become much more efficient.

    Pros

    From either the employer's or employee's perspective, the website couldn't be simpler to use. Filters and stored views make it easy to customize your payroll experience based on your current needs.

    Cons

    Over the years, I've seen a few different specialists. Obviously, not everyone has the same potential. When my allocated person hasn't been able to help me, I've found that the online chat staff is quite responsive and helpful.

    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

    Alan
    Alan
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    PayChex is one of the best and easiest payroll programs

    Reviewed on 30/09/2023

    Payroll processing is tedious and time-consuming, but PayChex simplifies things significantly....

    Payroll processing is tedious and time-consuming, but PayChex simplifies things significantly. Having a professional create and update the guidebook for you is also a huge assistance.

    Pros

    Payroll processing for my business can be done whenever I want, the interface is intuitive, and all employees have access to their own data for purposes of audits and tax filings. The time I used to spend on payroll and tax preparation is now mine. I was relieved to have access to Paychex reports when a PPP opportunity presented itself.

    Cons

    They're doing their best to improve the system, but in the meanwhile, it can be inconvenient to use while they work on it.

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    Paychex Flex FAQs

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    Paychex Flex offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • 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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