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Patriot Software Featured in Crain’s Business and Inc. Magazine.

Patriot Software, a leader in online accounting and payroll software for small businesses, has been making big news for it’s rapid growth and internship best practices. The company has had to expand to meet growing demand for its SaaS based payroll and accounting services. That expansion has caught the eye of a pair of leading business journalism authorities, Crain’s Business and Inc. Magazine.

Patriot Software featured in Crain’s Business & Inc. Mag as local biz & internship leader.

Patriot was recently featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business for its rapid expansion in the Northeastern Ohio area, taking on 33 new employees in 2015 alone.

Patriot Software Offers Whitepaper on “10 Things to Consider When Choosing Accounting Software”

Patriot Software, an industry leader in cloud-based payroll and accounting solutions, released a free guide called “10 Things to Consider When Choosing Accounting Software.” Small business owners can use the resource to choose accounting software that will best fit their needs.

The guide includes questions small business owners should ask themselves while shopping for accounting software and addresses commonly overlooked selection factors like a small business owner’s accounting knowledge, GAAP, software cost, and business model fit. Patriot also included links to related articles about small business accounting.

Patriot Software Launches New Resource With Software Engineering Focus

Patriot Software Inc., an SaaS industry leader in online Payroll and Accounting, recently launched a new blog titled Patriot Software Engineering. The Patriot Software Engineering blog pulls back the curtain on Patriot Software Inc.’s software development practices. The blog is meant to offer tips, tricks, reviews, career advice, and best practices as shared by the talented and seasoned team of software engineers currently working for Patriot Software Inc.

“We have some of the best software engineers in Ohio working here at Patriot Software. In fact, I believe we have some of the best software engineers in the country,” says Patriot CEO, Mike Kappel. “The Patriot Software Engineering blog is a chance for us to showcase the cumulative talent we have here at Patriot Software.”

Patriot Software CEO Mike Kappel now Newest Forbes Contributor

Patriot Software’s CEO, Mike Kappel, was recently tapped to provide a steady stream of columns to Forbes.com’s Entrepreneurs section. Kappel, a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience starting, running, and managing small businesses, will add Forbes contributor to the list and offer stories and the insights he’s learned as a business owner.

“I’m passionate about small business ownership. I know how hard it can be to get a business off the ground and and keep it flying. All my companies focus on helping small business owners, and I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to share my experiences with the next generation of entrepreneurs through a venue as prominent as Forbes,” says Kappel.

Kappel’s first input as a Forbes contributor, titled Why Big Software Talent Is Coming Out Of Small Town Ohio details the unique challenges and obstacles of finding tech talent in small Midwestern towns, and how he’s overcoming them.

Kappel says, “You associate Canton, Ohio, with Timken Steel, or Diebold, or farming, or the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. Maybe Goodyear Tires, just a few miles north in Akron, Ohio. But software? No, you don’t think of software. I intend to change that.”

So far Kappel is doing just that. His company, Patriot Software, recently won G2Crowd’s 2015 award for Highest Satisfaction in Payroll.

Kappel will be contributing twice a month for Forbes, detailing his personal experiences as an entrepreneur, the future challenges he believes entrepreneurs will face, and his tips for overcoming those challenges.

Kappel’s company, Patriot Software Inc. is a Software as a Service company that provides online accounting and payroll solutions for small business owners in all 50 states. For more information, visit Patriot Software Inc. or,

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Patriot Software Co-Sponsors Grasshopper’s “Creating a Business That Will Make You Money” Fireside Chat

Are you tossing around a business idea, but you’re just not sure if it will actually work? Or maybe you’re ready to strike out on your own, but you don’t have a killer business idea to develop. How do you know what kind of business will work best for you? How do you objectively evaluate your idea to determine if it’s sustainable, or how big it might become?

Small businesses are our passion at Patriot Software, and we are excited to share any resource or opportunity we can to help small business owners. One of those opportunities is coming up on Wednesday, February 10, at 2 pm EST.

“Creating a Business That Will Make You Money” Fireside Chat

Grasshopper is hosting their latest fireside chat, “Creating a Business That Makes You Money.” We are excited to co-sponsor this live, online event which will feature a panel of successful business owners discussing ideas such as:

  • Choosing a business type.
  • Conducting research on the market and the competition.
  • Creating a budget.
  • Securing funding.

Guest panelists for this event are successful small business owners, and small business consultants, including:

  • Shannon Ware, the owner of TheCollective and a small business consultant.
  • Steve Feinman, SCORE District Director for Michigan and northwest Ohio.

Grasshopper is a Massachusetts-based brand that provides a virtual phone system that helps entrepreneurs sound more professional and stay connected from anywhere. Founded in 2003, Grasshopper now serves over 150,000 customers.

Patriot is happy to co-sponsor Grasshopper’s latest live, fireside chat, “Create a Business That Makes You Money.” This free, online event will bring together a panel of small business experts to discuss the challenges of developing a viable business idea, researching the marketing/competition, securing funding, and more. Don’t miss out on this event!

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Patriot Software Releases Whitepaper Detailing Employee vs. Employer Payroll Tax Contribution

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2016 — Patriot Software Inc. published a free whitepaper to help small business owners learn about payroll tax contribution. The whitepaper is called “Payroll Tax: Who Pays What?

The free resource gives a brief explanation of the federal, state, and local payroll taxes that employers need to know. The whitepaper also breaks down whether the employer or the employee needs to pay a specific tax for payroll.

Benefits of the Payroll Tax Whitepaper

“We’re trying to make payroll easier to understand for small business owners,” says Wendy Bolois, Payroll Product Director at Patriot Software. “That way, owners can run their businesses with the knowledge they need to stay compliant with payroll laws.”

Small business owners can easily check the current rates for federal payroll taxes using this whitepaper. Each payroll tax section also lists a link to an article with additional information for employers who want to learn even more about payroll taxes.

Anyone can download the whitepaper by visiting Patriot’s payroll blog or by visiting the payroll tax whitepaper’s download page.

Patriot Software Inc., located in Canton, Ohio, provides accounting and payroll software for U.S. small businesses. For information on all our products, contact Patriot Software Inc. at 330-455-9218, or visit our website at www.patriotsoftware.com.

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Whitepaper Available to Help Small Business Owners Avoid Payroll Mistakes

Patriot Software, Inc., released a free whitepaper to help small business owners avoid payroll mistakes while executing their payroll process. The whitepaper is called “10 Common Payroll Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make and How to Avoid Them.”

Learning good payroll habits

“Payroll is already a big expense, so if employers can start good habits now, they can avoid the added costs of fines,” says Wendy Bolois, Payroll Product Director of Patriot Software, Inc. “Right now, business owners are finishing up last year’s payroll. Employers can resolve to make a fresh start despite any payroll errors they made in the past.”

The whitepaper includes information about 10 payroll mistakes that employers frequently make. Each page provides information about how to avoid a particular payroll mistake. There is also information on what to do if the employer has already made the mistake.

Payroll is a large expense for small business owners. They have to worry about wages, benefits, taxes, and payroll processing. And, it is easy to make payroll mistakes. Payroll errors can result in costly penalties. In 2013, the IRS subjected businesses to $4.5 billion worth of penalties for payroll taxes alone.

“All employers should learn how to avoid common payroll errors,” Bolois says.

What else is included in “Avoid Payroll Mistakes?”

In addition to the information mentioned above, the free resource also includes many links to additional resources where employers can get more information if they want it.

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Patriot Software, Inc., located in Canton, Ohio, helps simplify employee management with online software applications for payroll and accounting. For information on all of our products servicing the United States, contact Patriot Software, Inc., at (330) 455-9218, or visit our Press Page at www.patriotsoftware.com/press.

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Patriot Software Wins G2 Crowd’s Highest Rated Payroll User Satisfaction Award

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Patriot Software, an industry leader in cloud based payroll and accounting solutions, is now the leader in user satisfaction among online payroll service providers according to G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform.

Patriot’s online payroll software service is an easy, accurate, and affordable payroll solution for for small business owners who want to take the hassle and tedium out of running payroll.

“I know most small business owners are not experts in payroll services. They want a product that just works, and is easy to understand,” said Patriot Software’s CEO, Mike Kappel. “Winning this award is validation that our mission to provide small business owners with the best payroll experience possible is being accomplished.”

Patriot Software has plans to launch more features for its award winning Patriot PAY software in 2016, including an umbrella login that will allow users to access multiple accounts and Patriot Software products with one login account.

highest rated best online payroll software satisfaction by G2 Crowd is Patriot Software

Patriot Software Launches Royalty Program for CPA’s, Bookkeepers, and Accountants

Patriot Software, an industry leader in cloud based payroll and accounting solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its Royalty Program. CPA’s, bookkeepers and accountants interested in utilizing Patriot Software’s streamlined accounting and payroll platform can now do so at wholesale prices, and earn royalties for each client they refer.

Patriot Software’s Royalty Program comes in two distinct tracks: Advisors and Certified Advisors. The Advisor program is geared towards CPA’s, bookkeepers and accountants. Advisor Royalty Program members must add a Patriot Software Advisor “badge” to their website. Customers converted from these badge link referrals will net the Advisor up to 10% of that customer’s monthly spend.

For those Accounting Professionals interested in or already providing payroll and accounting services for their clients, Patriot Software offers the Certified Advisor track. Certified Advisors have their choice between wholesale pricing on all Patriot Software products, and an umbrella log-in to help streamline client management.

“Our wholesale pricing makes it so bookkeepers, CPA’s and accountants can run payroll for their clients and make payroll profitable,” said Steven Hoffman, Director of Business Development at Patriot Software. “I’ve talked to CPA’s and accountants that weren’t running payroll at all, but, after seeing our pricing and streamlined platform, they decided to start running payroll simply because our product made offering a payroll service profitable.”

Any CPA, bookkeeper or accountant can become an advisor, but only those who take Patriot Software’s Certified Advisor exam are eligible for Certified status and wholesale pricing.

Patriot Software CEO Interviewed for FitSmallBusiness.com

Mike Kappel, CEO of Patriot Software, Inc., was interviewed for a FitSmallBusiness.com article that discusses the implications of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) notice on small business owners.

In July 2015, the DOL issued a notice that included a clearer test to determine which workers are employees and which workers are independent contractors. Kappel believes small business owners will see an increase in the payroll taxes they have to pay because of the items in the notice.

Contractor vs. Employee

In the Fit Small Business article, Kappel says many businesses currently use independent contractors to avoid paying payroll taxes. Since employers do not have to pay the employer portion of payroll taxes when they use contractors, it can be a huge cost saver for small businesses. Employers do not have to withhold and submit payroll taxes from a contractor’s wages either.

The DOL notice and test are more strict about who can actually be classified as an independent contractor. With the notice, many contractors may need to be reclassified as employees. This means big changes for some employers since they need to issue Form W-2 at year end to each of their employees. Employers also have to withhold and submit payroll taxes for their employees, along with paying the employer portion of the payroll taxes.

While reclassifying independent contractors as employees can be costly, small business owners should follow the DOL guidelines. Not following the guidelines can become much more costly, stated Kappel. If a business misclassified workers, the business may have to pay back wages, overdue payroll taxes, and penalties.

Other article highlights

During his interview, Kappel was asked about the pay methods Patriot’s online payroll software provides to employers. In his response, Kappel revealed Patriot is working to introduce pay cards as another option employers can use to pay employees. Currently, most of Patriot’s customers pay their employees with paychecks; others use direct deposit.

Kappel also explained a couple of the advantages of choosing Patriot Software over larger competitors.

Patriot Software Featured in Crain’s Business and Inc. Magazine.

Patriot Software, a leader in online accounting and payroll software for small businesses, has been making big news for it’s rapid growth and internship best practices. The company has had to expand to meet growing demand for its SaaS based payroll and accounting services. That expansion has caught the eye of a pair of leading business journalism authorities, Crain’s Business and Inc. Magazine.

Patriot Software featured in Crain’s Business & Inc. Mag as local biz & internship leader.

Patriot was recently featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business for its rapid expansion in the Northeastern Ohio area, taking on 33 new employees in 2015 alone.

Patriot Software Offers Whitepaper on “10 Things to Consider When Choosing Accounting Software”

Patriot Software, an industry leader in cloud-based payroll and accounting solutions, released a free guide called “10 Things to Consider When Choosing Accounting Software.” Small business owners can use the resource to choose accounting software that will best fit their needs.

The guide includes questions small business owners should ask themselves while shopping for accounting software and addresses commonly overlooked selection factors like a small business owner’s accounting knowledge, GAAP, software cost, and business model fit. Patriot also included links to related articles about small business accounting.

Patriot Software Launches New Resource With Software Engineering Focus

Patriot Software Inc., an SaaS industry leader in online Payroll and Accounting, recently launched a new blog titled Patriot Software Engineering. The Patriot Software Engineering blog pulls back the curtain on Patriot Software Inc.’s software development practices. The blog is meant to offer tips, tricks, reviews, career advice, and best practices as shared by the talented and seasoned team of software engineers currently working for Patriot Software Inc.

“We have some of the best software engineers in Ohio working here at Patriot Software. In fact, I believe we have some of the best software engineers in the country,” says Patriot CEO, Mike Kappel. “The Patriot Software Engineering blog is a chance for us to showcase the cumulative talent we have here at Patriot Software.”

Patriot Software CEO Mike Kappel now Newest Forbes Contributor

Patriot Software’s CEO, Mike Kappel, was recently tapped to provide a steady stream of columns to Forbes.com’s Entrepreneurs section. Kappel, a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience starting, running, and managing small businesses, will add Forbes contributor to the list and offer stories and the insights he’s learned as a business owner.

“I’m passionate about small business ownership. I know how hard it can be to get a business off the ground and and keep it flying. All my companies focus on helping small business owners, and I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to share my experiences with the next generation of entrepreneurs through a venue as prominent as Forbes,” says Kappel.

Kappel’s first input as a Forbes contributor, titled Why Big Software Talent Is Coming Out Of Small Town Ohio details the unique challenges and obstacles of finding tech talent in small Midwestern towns, and how he’s overcoming them.

Kappel says, “You associate Canton, Ohio, with Timken Steel, or Diebold, or farming, or the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. Maybe Goodyear Tires, just a few miles north in Akron, Ohio. But software? No, you don’t think of software. I intend to change that.”

So far Kappel is doing just that. His company, Patriot Software, recently won G2Crowd’s 2015 award for Highest Satisfaction in Payroll.

Kappel will be contributing twice a month for Forbes, detailing his personal experiences as an entrepreneur, the future challenges he believes entrepreneurs will face, and his tips for overcoming those challenges.

Kappel’s company, Patriot Software Inc. is a Software as a Service company that provides online accounting and payroll solutions for small business owners in all 50 states. For more information, visit Patriot Software Inc. or,

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Patriot Software Co-Sponsors Grasshopper’s “Creating a Business That Will Make You Money” Fireside Chat

Are you tossing around a business idea, but you’re just not sure if it will actually work? Or maybe you’re ready to strike out on your own, but you don’t have a killer business idea to develop. How do you know what kind of business will work best for you? How do you objectively evaluate your idea to determine if it’s sustainable, or how big it might become?

Small businesses are our passion at Patriot Software, and we are excited to share any resource or opportunity we can to help small business owners. One of those opportunities is coming up on Wednesday, February 10, at 2 pm EST.

“Creating a Business That Will Make You Money” Fireside Chat

Grasshopper is hosting their latest fireside chat, “Creating a Business That Makes You Money.” We are excited to co-sponsor this live, online event which will feature a panel of successful business owners discussing ideas such as:

  • Choosing a business type.
  • Conducting research on the market and the competition.
  • Creating a budget.
  • Securing funding.

Guest panelists for this event are successful small business owners, and small business consultants, including:

  • Shannon Ware, the owner of TheCollective and a small business consultant.
  • Steve Feinman, SCORE District Director for Michigan and northwest Ohio.

Grasshopper is a Massachusetts-based brand that provides a virtual phone system that helps entrepreneurs sound more professional and stay connected from anywhere. Founded in 2003, Grasshopper now serves over 150,000 customers.

Patriot is happy to co-sponsor Grasshopper’s latest live, fireside chat, “Create a Business That Makes You Money.” This free, online event will bring together a panel of small business experts to discuss the challenges of developing a viable business idea, researching the marketing/competition, securing funding, and more. Don’t miss out on this event!

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Patriot Software Releases Whitepaper Detailing Employee vs. Employer Payroll Tax Contribution

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2016 — Patriot Software Inc. published a free whitepaper to help small business owners learn about payroll tax contribution. The whitepaper is called “Payroll Tax: Who Pays What?

The free resource gives a brief explanation of the federal, state, and local payroll taxes that employers need to know. The whitepaper also breaks down whether the employer or the employee needs to pay a specific tax for payroll.

Benefits of the Payroll Tax Whitepaper

“We’re trying to make payroll easier to understand for small business owners,” says Wendy Bolois, Payroll Product Director at Patriot Software. “That way, owners can run their businesses with the knowledge they need to stay compliant with payroll laws.”

Small business owners can easily check the current rates for federal payroll taxes using this whitepaper. Each payroll tax section also lists a link to an article with additional information for employers who want to learn even more about payroll taxes.

Anyone can download the whitepaper by visiting Patriot’s payroll blog or by visiting the payroll tax whitepaper’s download page.

Patriot Software Inc., located in Canton, Ohio, provides accounting and payroll software for U.S. small businesses. For information on all our products, contact Patriot Software Inc. at 330-455-9218, or visit our website at www.patriotsoftware.com.

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Whitepaper Available to Help Small Business Owners Avoid Payroll Mistakes

Patriot Software, Inc., released a free whitepaper to help small business owners avoid payroll mistakes while executing their payroll process. The whitepaper is called “10 Common Payroll Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make and How to Avoid Them.”

Learning good payroll habits

“Payroll is already a big expense, so if employers can start good habits now, they can avoid the added costs of fines,” says Wendy Bolois, Payroll Product Director of Patriot Software, Inc. “Right now, business owners are finishing up last year’s payroll. Employers can resolve to make a fresh start despite any payroll errors they made in the past.”

The whitepaper includes information about 10 payroll mistakes that employers frequently make. Each page provides information about how to avoid a particular payroll mistake. There is also information on what to do if the employer has already made the mistake.

Payroll is a large expense for small business owners. They have to worry about wages, benefits, taxes, and payroll processing. And, it is easy to make payroll mistakes. Payroll errors can result in costly penalties. In 2013, the IRS subjected businesses to $4.5 billion worth of penalties for payroll taxes alone.

“All employers should learn how to avoid common payroll errors,” Bolois says.

What else is included in “Avoid Payroll Mistakes?”

In addition to the information mentioned above, the free resource also includes many links to additional resources where employers can get more information if they want it.

—-

Patriot Software, Inc., located in Canton, Ohio, helps simplify employee management with online software applications for payroll and accounting. For information on all of our products servicing the United States, contact Patriot Software, Inc., at (330) 455-9218, or visit our Press Page at www.patriotsoftware.com/press.

Contact:
Patriot Software, Inc.
Dirk Hayhurst, Director of Media Relations
(330) 597-3940 ext. 493
dhayhurst@PatriotSoftware.com

Patriot Software Wins G2 Crowd’s Highest Rated Payroll User Satisfaction Award

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Patriot Software, an industry leader in cloud based payroll and accounting solutions, is now the leader in user satisfaction among online payroll service providers according to G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform.

Patriot’s online payroll software service is an easy, accurate, and affordable payroll solution for for small business owners who want to take the hassle and tedium out of running payroll.

“I know most small business owners are not experts in payroll services. They want a product that just works, and is easy to understand,” said Patriot Software’s CEO, Mike Kappel. “Winning this award is validation that our mission to provide small business owners with the best payroll experience possible is being accomplished.”

Patriot Software has plans to launch more features for its award winning Patriot PAY software in 2016, including an umbrella login that will allow users to access multiple accounts and Patriot Software products with one login account.

highest rated best online payroll software satisfaction by G2 Crowd is Patriot Software

Patriot Software Launches Royalty Program for CPA’s, Bookkeepers, and Accountants

Patriot Software, an industry leader in cloud based payroll and accounting solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its Royalty Program. CPA’s, bookkeepers and accountants interested in utilizing Patriot Software’s streamlined accounting and payroll platform can now do so at wholesale prices, and earn royalties for each client they refer.

Patriot Software’s Royalty Program comes in two distinct tracks: Advisors and Certified Advisors. The Advisor program is geared towards CPA’s, bookkeepers and accountants. Advisor Royalty Program members must add a Patriot Software Advisor “badge” to their website. Customers converted from these badge link referrals will net the Advisor up to 10% of that customer’s monthly spend.

For those Accounting Professionals interested in or already providing payroll and accounting services for their clients, Patriot Software offers the Certified Advisor track. Certified Advisors have their choice between wholesale pricing on all Patriot Software products, and an umbrella log-in to help streamline client management.

“Our wholesale pricing makes it so bookkeepers, CPA’s and accountants can run payroll for their clients and make payroll profitable,” said Steven Hoffman, Director of Business Development at Patriot Software. “I’ve talked to CPA’s and accountants that weren’t running payroll at all, but, after seeing our pricing and streamlined platform, they decided to start running payroll simply because our product made offering a payroll service profitable.”

Any CPA, bookkeeper or accountant can become an advisor, but only those who take Patriot Software’s Certified Advisor exam are eligible for Certified status and wholesale pricing.

Patriot Software CEO Interviewed for FitSmallBusiness.com

Mike Kappel, CEO of Patriot Software, Inc., was interviewed for a FitSmallBusiness.com article that discusses the implications of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) notice on small business owners.

In July 2015, the DOL issued a notice that included a clearer test to determine which workers are employees and which workers are independent contractors. Kappel believes small business owners will see an increase in the payroll taxes they have to pay because of the items in the notice.

Contractor vs. Employee

In the Fit Small Business article, Kappel says many businesses currently use independent contractors to avoid paying payroll taxes. Since employers do not have to pay the employer portion of payroll taxes when they use contractors, it can be a huge cost saver for small businesses. Employers do not have to withhold and submit payroll taxes from a contractor’s wages either.

The DOL notice and test are more strict about who can actually be classified as an independent contractor. With the notice, many contractors may need to be reclassified as employees. This means big changes for some employers since they need to issue Form W-2 at year end to each of their employees. Employers also have to withhold and submit payroll taxes for their employees, along with paying the employer portion of the payroll taxes.

While reclassifying independent contractors as employees can be costly, small business owners should follow the DOL guidelines. Not following the guidelines can become much more costly, stated Kappel. If a business misclassified workers, the business may have to pay back wages, overdue payroll taxes, and penalties.

Other article highlights

During his interview, Kappel was asked about the pay methods Patriot’s online payroll software provides to employers. In his response, Kappel revealed Patriot is working to introduce pay cards as another option employers can use to pay employees. Currently, most of Patriot’s customers pay their employees with paychecks; others use direct deposit.

Kappel also explained a couple of the advantages of choosing Patriot Software over larger competitors.