2013 Review of ZenPayroll

Best Firm Fit: Businesses or accounting professionals who want a streamlined, online payroll processing system that is primarily designed for managing up to 20 paid employees. However, the system can manage larger employee bases.


  • Accessible from virtually any web connected device
  • Simple interface design
  • Up-front pricing model
  • Employee portal included in pricing

Potential Limitations

  • Currently limited to six states
  • No time import capabilities
  • Reporting options are not as complete as competitors

Summary & Pricing

ZenPayroll is a web-based payroll solution designed to quickly process payroll. As a fully outsourced solution, all payments and reporting are processed automatically by ZenPayroll. Currently the payroll solution is only available in a few states, but is rapidly expanding. The pricing model for ZenPayroll is simple and straightforward and consists of a monthly base fee of $25 per month per company with the first ten employees processed at $4 per month.

After the first 10, each additional employee or contractor can be processed for only $2 per month. As an example, pricing to process 10 employees is $65 per month and includes all items noted in the review. The eleventh employee would raise the total to $67 per month.