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Trusted payroll software for small business

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

Amazingly simple small business payroll with expert support

You don't want just any payroll solution for your small business. 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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Want to Do Payroll Yourself?

For just a simple subscription fee, do-it-yourself payroll lets companies with less than 10 employees set up and run unlimited payroll.

  • Quick: Get set up in just 20 minutes.
  • Convenient: Run payroll when and as often as you want.
  • Save time: Taxes, direct deposit, W-2s are all included.
  • Simple: Get it all for one monthly subscription

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Why Choose ADP Small Business Payroll Software?

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

Watch a demo to see how quickly you can run payroll.

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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

Small business 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.

More ADP small business payroll software features

Workers’ compensation

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.

Payroll solutions 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 with useful integrations

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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