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Small business payroll software comparison

A clever pricing system our competition can’t match.

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Employment Hero
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Process pay runs

Email payslips

Manage STP


1 employee only

4 employees

Min. 6 employees

Up to 4 employees

Calculate superannuation

Track leave and entitlements

Employee companion app

Payroll reporting

Free onboarding session

Free phone support

Monthly price





Data compared includes Xero's 'Grow' plan, QuickBooks 'Simple Start + Standard Payroll' plan, Employment Hero's 'Payroll Standard' plan and Reckon's 'Payroll Essentials' plan. Data correct as of July 2024.

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Xero | Quickbooks | Employment Hero

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Industry standard security

Industry standard security

We use AES-256 bit encryption and multiple layers of firewalls to ensure your data is always protected.

Automatic backups & updates

Automatic backups & updates

Your data is safe, and you're always on the latest, cutting-edge cloud accounting software.

Works on all devices

30 years in the accounting & payroll industry

We have earned the trust of over 100,000 businesses across Australia.

Data stored in Australia

Data stored in Australia

Store your sensitive accounting software data here at home, under Australian law.

Connect with an expert

Connect with an expert

Your accountant or bookkeeper can now help your small business in real-time.

“A well designed, well supported and reasonably priced platform.

I have been using Reckon One for payroll only and submission to Single Touch Payroll. The monthly fee is down to $12 per month which reflects the functionality that I use and reasonably paid for. Reckon One recently upgraded its application to meet the needs of the 2nd phase of the STP requirements. This upgrade further enhanced the interface and improved user experience. The telephone support team has nothing to fault. Every staff is so nice, patient, and knowledgeable. They can answer every technical question I asked so far.”

– Shirley, Education Management, 11–50 Employees

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