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Looking for an Employment Hero Payroll alternative?

Get better bang for your buck with Reckon accounting software

  • Competitive Pricing: Reckon’s plans start from $12/mth, whereas Employment Hero starts at $60/mth.
  • Suited to your small business: Employment Hero requires a minimum of 6 employees for payroll management, leaving businesses paying for more than what they need.
  • Free customer phone support: Unlike competitors, we believe in providing real-time support when you need it.
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Employment Heros “Standard Payroll” plan with min. 6 employees vs Reckon One “Payroll Essentials” plan.

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Unlimited admin users
Process pay runs
Email payslips

Min. 6 employees

Up to 4 employees
Manage STP
Calculate superannuation
Track leave and entitlements
Employee companion app
Payroll reporting
Free onboarding session

Free phone support

Monthly price
*This table is in comparison to Employment Hero’s Payroll Standard plan with a minimum of 6 employees. Reckon’s price is Reckon ‘Payroll Essentials’ for up to 4 employees. Reckon’s unlimited free phone support is available during business hours. Data correct as of January 2024.

Better value as your business grows

A seamless onboarding

Onboarding to Employment Hero may span a few weeks. Getting started with Reckon Payroll couldn’t be easier. Our expert team ensures swift and hassle-free onboarding with a complimentary session tailored specifically to your business needs.

Payroll software to manage your employees with ease

Our in-house payroll software is built with small businesses in mind. We have full control over pricing, features and integrations to suit your needs.

We're always a phone call away

Say goodbye to the hassle of logging tickets and three-day waits. Unlike competitors, we prioritise people-to-people service. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing immediate assistance, ensuring your questions are addressed in record time.

Migrate from Employment Hero to Reckon for free

Moving your data from Employment Hero to Reckon is quick and easy with our migration service. It’s free when you sign up for Reckon Plus or Premium plans.

Affordable payroll for all team sizes

You pay $48 more for Employment Hero

To get Employment Hero Payroll you must pay for a minimum of 6 employees at $60/month for the standard features. That’s 72% more than what you pay for Reckon. For a growing small business, this extra charge really adds up!

…while Reckon Payroll starts from just $12 /month

Reckon’s payroll plans are split across 3 very reasonable tiers. For just $12/month you can manage payroll for up to 4 employees. If your business grows over time the next bracket is just $20/month for up to 10 employees making it a super affordable and risk-free option for a small business looking to scale.
*Monthly cost of Employment Hero Standard Payroll at the standard price, correct as of January 2024.

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