Reckon Payroll VS QuickBooks Standard Payroll

Looking for a QuickBooks Payroll alternative?

Get better bang for your buck with Reckon accounting software

  • Competitive Pricing: Reckon’s plans start from $12/mth, whereas QBO starts at more than double that.
  • Payroll-only plans: QBO’s payroll plans are connected to its accounting plans. Reckon’s Payroll-only software allows you to choose solely what you need.
  • Aussie company with local support: Reckon is a proud Aussie company that provides tailored local support and safe data hosting in Australia.
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QuickBooks “Simple Start + Standard Payroll” plan with 4 employees vs Reckon One “Payroll Essentials” plan.

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Unlimited admin users
1 admin user only
Process pay runs
Email payslips
Payroll
4 employees
Up to 4 employees
Manage STP
Calculate superannuation
Track leave and entitlements
Employee companion app
Payroll reporting
Monthly price
$45.00
$12.00
*This table is in comparison to QuickBooks ‘Simple Start’ plan + 4 employees charged at an extra $5 /month per employee via Employment Hero payroll add-on. 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

Australian company

Our accounting software is built in Australia for Australians. We have a unique understanding of the industry and all our data legislation and hosting is under Australian legislation. So you’re in safe hands!

Payroll software to manage your employees

Our in-house payroll software is built with small businesses in mind. We have full control over pricing, features and integrations, unlike Quickbooks whose payroll is a third-party add-on.

Unlimited admin users

Reckon offers unlimited admin users on any plan. On QBO, you have to bump up to the ‘Plus’ plan to have 3 admin users on your account.

Migrate from Quickbooks to Reckon for free

Moving your data from Quickbooks 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

Intuit QuickBooks Simple Start + Standard Payroll is bundled.

To get Quickbooks Payroll you must sign up to its accounting plan which starts at $25/month, QBO also charges an additional $5/month* per employee or $10/month* per employee for more advanced features on top of its accounting plan. For a growing small business, this extra charge really adds up!

…while Reckon Payroll can be standalone and starts from just $12 /month

Reckon’s payroll plans can be standalone and 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 QuickBooks Online Plan ‘Simple Start’ at the standard price, correct as of January 2024. **Monthly cost of QuickBooks Payroll Plan ‘Standard and Advanced Payroll’ offered via Employment Hero. Data correct as of January 2024.

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