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Payment Evolution

Payment Evolution

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What Is Payment Evolution?

Our mission is simple: provide the best payroll tools possible to small Canadian businesses.

We deliver simple, fast and affordable payroll to SMEs across Canada because they deserve the best.

With us, you can run 100% compliant payroll in under 5 minutes without busting your budget. Get back to doing what you do best - automate payroll deductions, remittances and taxes.

Because you didn't start a business to stress over payroll - but we did.

Who Uses Payment Evolution?

Canadian small business owners who are looking for simple, affordable and fast payroll software. We also partner with accountants and bookkeepers who run payroll for their clients.

Payment Evolution Software - PayEvo pricing
Payment Evolution Software - Pay summary screen.
Payment Evolution Software - Dashboard and contact info.
Payment Evolution Software - Select a pay cycle.

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Reviews of Payment Evolution

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.1
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Individual & Family Services
Used the Software for: Not provided
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

I am very pleased with this product

5.0 9 years ago

Comments: After using a PC based software which was difficult to use and didn't report the way we needed, this is a dream! We had an accountant and Point of Sale system and just needed a payroll component. This really fit the bill and so far, is working beautifully. It's so automated and yet, there are many ways to customize it (for example, vacation pay calculations for your province). I haven't found a way that it will calculate stat pay though. Remittances were a breeze with this easy app.
Each employee is sent the pay advice into their email or it can be printed for them.
As one starts the payroll run, all the information is filled out: the pay period dates, the hours if the employees are paid the same every pay period (so just change it to the hours they actually worked), their pay rate, etc.
Since it is cloud based, it can be run from anywhere around the world.
I am very pleased with this product. I actually look forward to payroll now.

Pros:

Easy to use. Product support was amazing for the couple of questions I have had. Cost effective at $17/month (no hidden add-on fees) Communicates payroll effectively with employee

Cons:

I couldn't find a way to export employee information from my software to Payment Evolution, so had to enter it manually. With 10 employees it was fairly simple and just had to enter YTD amounts along with employee information.

Courtney
Director of Administration in Canada
Religious Institutions, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Payment Evolution

5.0 last year

Comments: It's made my life so much simpler, especially since it's my first time doing payroll!

Pros:

For someone, who has no formal accounting or bookkeeping education, this software has been pretty intuitive and easy to use.

Cons:

I don't like that in order to make changes to an employee's salary or information, I have to go through so many clicks to get there.I also do not like that when you enter in an employee's salary (when less than 40 hours a week), you cannot put the yearly salary that they would receive at 40hrs/week and the software doesn't adjust the number automatically to their salary at their number of hours per week -- which is how we account for salary base in our files.

Cal
Owner in Canada
Food & Beverages, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Alternatives Considered:

Unnecessary fees / Long processing times

1.0 3 years ago

Comments: Honestly I wish there was another system I could use, but payment evolution will continue to get my money until something else comes along.

Pros:

Processes payroll pretty easily and stat holidays are easily inputted. Saves a lot of time on T4's. Employees get their own log in portal so they go there instead of to me directly for pay stubs.

Cons:

You only have a 1 day window to process your payroll so it comes out on the day you want. My pay period ends on Saturdays so I only have Sunday to do it for it to be deposited on Friday-Because it's an unnecessary 5 day processing time. This also means if there is a holiday on a Friday, the employees pay ends up being 3 days late. They also charged me $60 because an employees bank account was unknowingly suspended. Paying a pricey yearly fee and with having a large number of employees, this is not something that I should be charged for. I lost all trust in PE after this charge, especially when they only let me know AFTER I had processed another payroll for this employee so I actually got charged the fee TWICE- the employees pay wasn't even this amount before they charged me again. Super disappointed. Reports are a little over complicated as well. I create a custom report for payroll monthly and its usually missing weeks and makes life hard.

John Marc
Pastor in Canada
Religious Institutions, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Payroll Evolution - a big help!

5.0 last year

Comments: We have been able to offer Direct Deposit payroll for all of our employees. We have also been able to integrate Payment Evolution with our existing accounting software making keeping track of payroll easy.

Pros:

We switched from in house payroll to Payment Evolution. The best parts of the software is the low cost, tax compliance, Quickbooks Online integration, and automatic generation and submission of T4's and T4A's.

Cons:

The initial setup took some time but overall it wasn't bad. We had only used Quickbooks payroll for a month before switching to Payment Evolution so there was a learning curve.

Kyle
Director in Canada
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Biggest mistake was leaving Payment Evolution...but they took me back

5.0 7 years ago

Comments: Payment Evolution was my first experience with online payroll, and it beat the pants off Quickbooks! I halfed my payroll entry time, quartered my time spent on ROEs, and getting rid of cheque payments to staff while providing them with online record keeping all was good.
Then came the price restructuring and I found myself one staff member into the higher tier, and the competition offered a 'we'll match PE and save you another 10%'. WORST thing I have ever done was leaving PE. 8 month of inflexible software, overly complex user interface, errors, painful online reporting for staff, & customer service nightmare! I am so glad Payment Evolution was willing to take me back. Completely the opposite experience: support that knows what they are doing, that proactively offers assistance in a timely manner, intuitive software that is simple enough that I can usually find the answers I need on my own. They have written code just for me. I can't say enough good things about them.
My only pain (other than inconvenient for me pricing tiers) is that they haven't made their Business Payment service available to us Quickbooks offline folks yet. Yet.

Pros:

Intuitive. Everything is simple and straightforward. I can figure out 90% of what I need to do myself, and in those 10% situations the support forum has descriptions detailed enough to get me back on track.

Cons:

There is one text box that doesn't trigger when you press enter, instead you have to press the send button...grrrr...and its logout for inactivity is slightly too short for my liking.

PaymentEvolution Response

6 years ago

Thanks for the feedback Kyle! We're really to happy to have you back and appreciate the feedback you've given us on pricing plans. QuickBooks (desktop) integration is available for payroll but not for business payments as you've pointed out. We're continuing to look at the business case for supporting QB desktop for business payments - it's a bit of a challenge given the offline nature of the product. - Kinga Jasek