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Compare ADP vs. Wave Payroll Software

What’s the difference between ADP Payroll Software and Wave Payroll Software? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: August 24, 2017
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ADP Payroll Software
8.6 / 10 - Excellent
#4 in Payroll Software
Wave Payroll Software
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Payroll Software
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Key Facts

  • Fast, easy to setup
  • Cloud-based
  • Mobile device compatible
  • Flexible time collection methods
  • Expert support for hardware installation
  • Starts at $9 per month (base fee plus one employee)
  • Access anywhere, anytime
  • Wage and tax reports
  • Employee income tax forms
  • Weekly, bi-monthly, monthly payrolls
  • Benefits, vacation pay and overtime 

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

8.6 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Payroll Processes
8/10
Tax Features
8/10
Payment Services
9/10
Industry Applications
9/10
Services
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Payroll Processes
9/10
Tax Features
10/10
Payment Services
9/10
Industry Applications
10/10
Services


Final Verdict

Wave Payroll Software has a higher overall rating than ADP Payroll Software. Wave scores better than ADP across: Payroll Processes, Tax Features, Payment Services, and Services. Both companies score similarly on Industry Applications.