Small business payroll services

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Partnering with small businesses is our sweet spot

More than half a million small businesses trust us with their payroll services - many have as few as one employee. We know each business is unique, so we've built solutions to help you:


Discover our affordable options and only pay for the services you need.


Every minute counts. Run payroll in just a few clicks.


Payroll and taxes done for you — accurately, on time and in compliance.

RUN Powered by ADP® platform and mobile app

Get amazingly simple payroll, plus expert support

You don't want just any payroll solution. You want the best - hands down. With ADP's online payroll, you can:

  • Run payroll faster in just a few clicks, on desktop or mobile
  • Have taxes calculated, deducted and paid automatically
  • Get answers 24/7 — from experienced payroll professionals
  • Have quarterly and annual reporting done for you
  • Integrate time tracking with payroll

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Top-rated payroll software

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As of date: 4/11/19

See all you can gain from partnering with the payroll experts

Value is key — and so is price

You need a payroll solution that works for you now and in the long run. We get it - so with our affordable options, you only pay for the services you need.

Not only are we spending less time and getting much more accurate and complete data, but our costs are down even more than we anticipated.

— James S. McLean, Finance Director/Business Manager
    Bethel International United Methodist Church

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Keep things simple — and quick

Imagine running payroll in just a few clicks — anytime, anywhere, on any device. Your taxes, health and retirement contributions, calculated and deducted automatically. Your quarterly and annual reporting — done for you. Forms W-2 and 1099 created and sent automatically. We even handle inquiries from the IRS.

"In terms of time, I don't worry at all about payroll. That for me is huge."

— Adrienne Fudge, Owner
    40 Dreams Catering

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Compliance is important, and we’re on it

We make it our job to stay on top of regulations - so you don't have to. Feel confident that our solutions can help you with the latest compliance burdens, such as payroll and tax regulations, wage and hour laws, new hire reporting and much more.

Keeping data safe

Our world-class global security organization helps ensure that your and your employees’ data is safe and secure.

  • ADP is ranked #1 among Business Service Peers by Security Magazine
  • ADP is ISO 9000 and ISO 27001 certified — the gold standards for quality and security process management

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  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Review
  • 3 Edit
  • 4 Preview
  • 5 Approve

Payroll made easy

Run Powered by ADP® is designed to make your small business payroll quick and easy. With a streamlined process and powerful technology, you'll complete payroll in no time.

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See employees time at a glance

Review all employee time for this pay period — and with Time and Attendance from ADP, employee hours are automatically added.

Next: Enter Time

Manage your staff's time

Easily edit your entire staff's hours, rates, benefit time and bonuses for the current pay period — including 1099 contractors.

Next: Preview pay period

Be confident

Preview how much cash you need this pay period before processing payroll. If things look good, simply click "Approve."

Next: Approve payroll

Congratulations! Your payroll is complete.

With RUN Powered by ADP, running payroll can't get any easier — or more convenient. Complete it from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Even more reasons to choose ADP

Workers' comp

When you partner with ADP for payroll, your business’s workers’ compensation insurance premium and payment can be automatically deducted every pay period — so you can improve cash flow and save money by avoiding a large upfront estimated premium.

Payday — your way

A check, direct deposit or a pay card? It's your payroll solution, so do it the way that works best for you. Choose from:

  • Direct deposit
  • Prepaid Visa® cards
  • Paper checks delivered to you
  • Print your own checks


Save time by integrating with your favorite business and accounting software including QuickBooks™, Wave and many more. Plus, discover hundreds of new apps at our online store, ADP Marketplace and enjoy free 30-day, risk-free trials of many of our software solutions.

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RUN Powered by ADP® platform and mobile app

RUN Powered by ADP®For 1–49 Employees

A web-based solution that handles the nitty-gritty details of running small business payroll and HR, and now with ZipRecruiter® to help with hiring, so you can focus on what you do best.

ADP TotalSource® platform and mobile app

ADP TotalSource®For 1–1,000 Employees

A professional employer organization (PEO) with dedicated guidance and advanced cloud technology to manage your HR, talent, risks and payroll — plus access to Fortune 500®-caliber employee benefits.

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