Reckon Payroll VS Xero Payroll

Looking for a Xero Payroll alternative?

Get better bang for your buck with Reckon accounting software

  • Save Money: Reckon’s payroll start from $12/mth, Xero starts at $15/mth.
  • User-Friendly Design: Reckon is built with your small business in mind, so you can easily complete tasks like setting up payroll and superannuation.
  • Free customer phone support:  With quick access to phone support, you won’t be left waiting for help when you need it most.
Reckon One UI

Get more features for less

Xero’s “Payroll Only” plan  vs Reckon One “Payroll Essentials” plan.

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Unlimited admin users
Process pay runs
Email payslips

Up to 4 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 Xero’s “Payroll Only” plan. 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

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.

We grow with you,
without the price tag

If your business scales to more than 4 employees, you must go on Xero’s Premium ($85) or Ultimate Plan ($115). Reckon’s next bracket is just $20/month for up to 10 employees, making it an affordable and risk-free option for a small business to scale.

A user-friendly design

Xero can be inconsistent in layout, difficult to customise, resulting tasks like payroll setup becoming more time-consuming and less straightforward. At Reckon, we design our software with you in mind so you can get to business straight away,

Migrate from Xero to Reckon for free

Moving your data from Xero 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 more for less support.

Xero’s absence of direct phone support and live chat can be a big problem for small businesses, especially when navigating complex tasks like payroll setup that need immediate assistance. This means you end up paying more per month for less support.

…while Reckon Payroll starts from just $12 /month with unlimited phone support.

We understand the urgency in payroll tasks, and our unlimited phone support ensures you have immediate assistance without any extra costs – saving you money and time with Reckon.

There are a million reasons to love Reckon

Cancel at any time

Cancel at any time

Switch us off whenever you want. Your data is saved for 7 years.

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.

Convinced Reckon Payroll is the perfect Xero alternative for small businesses?

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