Compare Sage vs. Wave Payroll Software

What’s the difference between Sage HRMS Payroll Software and Wave Payroll Software? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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Sage HRMS Payroll Software
9.1 / 10 - Exellent
#3 in Payroll Software
Wave Payroll Software
9.6 / 10 - Exellent
#2 in Payroll Software
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Key Facts
  • Time and attendance management
  • In-house and outsource payroll solutions
  • Check printing
  • Debit card payment option
  • Tax filling and year end processing
  • US and Canadian tax compliant
  • 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
9.1 / 10 - Exellent
9/10
Payroll Processes
9/10
Tax Features
9/10
Payment Services
9/10
Industry Applications
10/10
Services
9.6 / 10 - Exellent
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 Sage HRMS Payroll Software. Wave scores better than Sage across: Payroll Processes, and Payment Services. Both companies score similarly on Tax Features, Industry Applications, and Services.