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Switching Payroll Companies Is Easy, Fast, and Secure

When you switch payroll providers and work with us, we’ll help you:

  • Pull data directly from your previous system
  • Collect any necessary information to set up your account
  • Process the first few payrolls for you while balancing year-to-date payroll data

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Payroll Basics

Proactive, dedicated HR advisor available to provide clients with real-time HR advice and best practices

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Payroll tax payment and filing: federal, state, and local


Automatic new-hire reporting


Household wages support

Option to extend the collection of payroll funds from your bank by seven days without service interruptions or insufficient fund charges3

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Same-day ACH capability


All-in-one, scalable solution that integrates HR, payroll, and benefits

Employee self-service

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Employee self-service from native mobile app

Single native mobile app for payroll processing and other functions

Advanced time and attendance scheduling with meal and rest breaks

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PTO balance

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Multiple payroll pay entry views in a single platform

Common native mobile app experience for employees and administrators

Customer Service

Support via phone, chat, and email

24/7 availability

Company Profile

50+ years in business

On Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list

Named by Ethisphere® Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Chosen as the provider of the “Best HR Outsourcing for Small Business Overall” by

We’ll Do the Work To Help You Switch Payroll Companies

Simply provide some necessary information (federal ID number, employee bank accounts, etc.) and we’ll set up your account. To make things go even faster, we’re often able to help you pull your data directly from your previous payroll company's system.

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Experienced Payroll Support Every Step of the Way

Our highly trained representatives can help with your payroll questions each step of the way throughout the onboarding process:

  • Sales representatives will help you gather the necessary information prior to changing payroll systems
  • Implementation specialists will audit back to the beginning of the year and process your first few payrolls for you
  • Designated payroll specialists will be your single point of contact once you’re fully onboarded
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What Our Clients Are Saying About Switching to Paychex

TYR Tactical CFO Kevin Hull wanted to help his HR manager resolve some challenges. When they chose to switch payroll providers, Paychex worked alongside their C-suite personnel to ensure every detail was explained and worked out beforehand.

Kevin Hull is the CFO of TYR Tactical in Arizona
TYR Tactical - Payroll

"Nobody is excited about changing payroll companies. It is quite a bit of work to go through. You’re anxious leading up to that time making sure everything works out …. [With Paychex] when it got to go time, I had no uneasiness that the payroll process was going to work flawlessly. And it did."

Kevin Hull
Chief Financial Officer
TYR Tactical

Reasons To Switch to Paychex

We’ve been driving payroll innovations and experience since 1971. Today, we help approximately 740,000 small, midsize, and enterprise businesses pay their employees.

Multiple Employee Pay Options

Pay employees how they prefer. Paychex payroll services include direct deposit, paycards4, paper checks, and a Pay-on-Demand option.

Quick and Easy Online Payroll Processing

Paychex Flex makes running payroll online simple with an easy-to-use design that just makes sense. Choose from three different pay entry options, including a grid view for quick data entry.

Help Protect Against Mistakes

Our online payroll services have built-in safeguards, such as notifications to alert you of potential payroll issues, that can help ensure each payroll runs as smoothly as possible.

Give Your Employees Access

Spend less time answering employees’ questions by giving them controlled access to their payroll information online, including access to past check stubs, ability to view and make changes to their direct deposit, access to W-2s, and more.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Reporting

The reporting demands for the forgiveness of your PPP loan are complex and rigorous. We help support customers through the entire PPP process, including in-application-ready forgiveness reporting.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is It Hard To Switch Payroll Companies?

    Is It Hard To Switch Payroll Companies?

    An effective payroll company should make it simple to switch from your current service, and offer guidance on how to switch payroll providers. When evaluating new providers, look for a payroll company that’s focused on getting you up and running quickly, including working with you to collect the necessary paperwork and balance your year-to-date payroll data, and helping pull your data directly from your previous payroll company’s system.

  • How Long Does It Take To Switch Payroll Providers?

    How Long Does It Take To Switch Payroll Providers?

    The process of switching payroll companies can take as few as two business days or up to a few weeks, depending on the provider you choose and how quickly you can provide the necessary information to your new payroll provider. Make sure to allow for ample time during this process so that there’s no impact on running current payroll.

  • How Do I Terminate a Payroll Company Contract?

    How Do I Terminate a Payroll Company Contract?

    Before terminating your contract or switching payroll providers, review the terms of your current service. If you are in a contract with the payroll company, your business may be subject to a charge if you end service before the contract ends. Contact the company directly and speak with a representative, who can provide specific information on the steps needed to terminate payroll service.

  • When Is the Best Time To Switch Payroll Providers?

    When Is the Best Time To Switch Payroll Providers?

    You can switch payroll companies at any point in the year, but there are certain times when it can make the payroll transition process simpler. For instance, switching payroll companies quarter-end or year-end may be more convenient, primarily due to business tax filing deadlines. The contract with your current provider and its terms may also factor into this decision, so you may find switching payroll companies mid-quarter or changing payroll providers mid-year may make more sense based on your current service agreement.

  • How Do I Switch Payroll Providers?

    How Do I Switch Payroll Providers?

    In addition to determining when you want to make the payroll transition, evaluate your payroll service needs — they may have changed since you started payroll service with your current provider. Switching payroll providers will also require notifying your current payroll provider, signing a service agreement with your new payroll company, providing the necessary information for service setup, and notifying employees about the change and how it may impact payrolls moving forward. Consider these steps as a general switching payroll companies checklist, but make sure to check with your new provider for any specific steps you must take.

  • What Information Do I Need To Provide To Switch Payroll Providers?

    What Information Do I Need To Provide To Switch Payroll Providers?

    Your new payroll provider will need the following information to complete the payroll transition:

    • Your name, email address, and phone number
    • The company’s Federal Tax ID Number
    • Employees’ personal, payment, and tax information
    • Your company’s tax information
    • Business bank account details
    • Signed federal and state tax documents and service agreements
  • Why Should I Switch to Paychex?

    Why Should I Switch to Paychex?

    If you’re looking to switch payroll providers, Paychex offers leading payroll and tax filing services, industry-leading technology, dedicated support, and local staff who understand your business. Compare some of the leading small business payroll systems, including the services and features they offer.

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