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Professional Online Payroll Services

Published 01/29/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

PaymentEvolution is a payroll services solution for small to medium sized businesses in Canada. The application allows users to process payroll in less than five minutes. Payroll details and functions can be accessed from any computer with internet access. Accountants can also utilize PaymentEvolution to assist the professionals and businesses they work with. Multiple clients can be managed with one account. Integration with popular accounting systems is also supported. Developer tools are also available including custom widgets, commercial API and custom coding services. Features include reports, custom vacation rules, custom pay rules, electronic pay slips and the ability to add branding. Transaction histories are also maintained with an unlimited option for the highest level plan.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

PaymentEvolution was founded in 2008. The application is designed to give businesses and professionals convenient ways to handle payroll tasks. So far the application has earned high marks from many users. The most frequently mentioned benefit is the simplicity that comes with using the application. Even novice users noted that it took minimal time to learn the interface and streamline payroll functions. The application will also send data to QuickBooks, which is a big plus for companies who utilize this third party tool.

What are the differences to other apps?

Accounting responsibilities can be very intimidating for anyone who is not a professional in this field. Some applications lose touch with the novice user who may not be familiar with money management. PaymentEvolution provides a solution that works for users of any skill level. The application keeps the process as simple and effective as possible. Users can dive right in without spending hours trying to learn how to access data or submit payroll information.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

PaymentEvolution retains a familiar professional look with a subtle hint of personality. The interface favors a relaxing blue and white color scheme, staying within the safe zone of hues that many other business-related applications often prefer. The layout is logical and simple to master. This is a very good thing for anyone who is attempting payroll on their own for the first time.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a PaymentEvolution account by clicking the green “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The next step asks the user to select a subscription plan. The form on the following page requires an email address, company name, password, first and last name, mailing address, CRA payroll number and payroll year. A few optional fields are available at the bottom of the form, including one for website URL, Quebec business number and fax number. The user is advised that they must check their email inbox for a confirmation email before accessing their newly created account.

What does it cost to use the application?

PaymentEvolution is available in three sizes, starting with a free basic account. The free plan includes access to payroll functions, reports, electronic pay slips, one user role, three year history and management for up to five employees. The mid-range Business plan costs $18 per month and includes custom pay rules, custom vacation rules, add ons, up to three user roles, seven year history tracking, email and phone support and management of over five employees. The Business Pro plan costs $79 per month and upgrades to include unlimited history tracking, access to certified payroll specialists and management for 20 or more employees.

Who would you recommend the application to?

PaymentEvolution is intended for small to medium size businesses operating in Canada. The application is very easy to use as well as affordable, which makes it a great choice for companies that are still growing and may be on a tight budget. Professionals and businesses can streamline the payroll process and spend less time managing financial tasks and more time accomplishing other goals.

  • Handle all payroll tasks online
  • Access reports and functions from any computer
  • Accountants can manage multiple clients
  • Generate reports to track data
  • Integrates with most online accounting systems

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PaymentEvolution contact details

Telephone: 1 647 776 7600
Postal address:
83 Galaxy Blvd
Unit 2
Toronto, M9W5X6, CAN

PaymentEvolution pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $18.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $79.00




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