Gusto offers fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.

93% of companies find Gusto easier to use than traditional payroll providers

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*Based on 2017 TechValidate™ survey of more than 900 Gusto customers

Compare Gusto to traditional payroll providers

(Spoiler: They got nothing on us)

Traditional payroll providers often have clunky software, spotty service, and charge lots of extra fees. Gusto does things differently.*


Gusto Core
Paychex Flex Select
Intuit Enhanced
Full-service payroll
Unlimited payrolls
pay per payroll pay per payroll
Automated federal and state tax filings
Direct deposit
W-2s and 1099s
extra fees extra fees extra fees
Multiple pay rates and schedules
Multiple states
extra fees extra fees extra fees
Contractor payments
E-sign I-9 and W-4
Household employer payroll
International payroll
extra fees extra fees
Employee experience
Payroll self-onboarding
Lifetime access
Fun payday emails
Google (G-suite) SSO


Gusto Core
Paychex Flex Select
Intuit Enhanced
Benefits administration
Health benefits
pay premiums only
premiums + fees
pay premiums only
Workers' comp
pay premiums only
premiums + fees premiums + fees premiums + fees

HR features

Gusto Complete
ADP Run Complete & HR
Paychex Flex Pro & HR
Intuit Enhanced
HR management
Team directory and org chart
extra fees
Paid-time-off requests
extra fees
Online offer letters
Secure document vault and e-signing
extra fees
Gusto Concierge
ADP Run Complete & HR
Paychex Flex Pro & HR
Intuit Full Service
HR resources
Custom employee handbook
Job description and policy templates
extra fees
Proactive compliance updates
HR support and advisors
Certified HR pros
Direct phone line for dedicated support

*Competitive data as of December 2017

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*Competitive data on this page was collected as of December 2017 and is subject to change or update. Gusto does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page. All Gusto services listed in the payroll features comparison chart are provided by Gusto or by one of Gusto's trusted partners.

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