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By Gusto
4.41 out of 5 stars
Payroll, benefits, and HR built for small businesses.
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Xero users
Listed for
9 years
June 2014
Key functions
Payroll HR


Gusto is built for modern businesses and accountants who want a refreshingly easy, automated way to manage payroll, benefits, HR, and workers’ compensation all in one place, entirely online.

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Gusto + Xero

Payroll transactions sync with Xero each time you run payroll, keeping your books up to date and making your bank reconciliations a piece of cake. Gusto also supports Xero tracking categories so you get better visibility into payroll expenses without the need to manually tag transactions.

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Jeremy Milikow
Posted 22 Feb 2022
5 out of 5 stars

Really easy to work with

I've seen a lot of low reviews posted here and I have to say that I'm really surprised. Our experience with Gusto has been nothing but positive. The interface is very intuititve and easy to use. For the few situaitons where we needed customer support, they were very responsive and friendly. I have recommended them to colleagues and would not consider switching to any other provider at this point.
Daniel Hersey
Posted 14 Jun 2021
1 out of 5 stars

Couldn't even meet really low bar

I have very simple needs at the moment: Monthly payroll for a single employee that is the same every month. Should be pretty simple and no fuss. Setup was easy, although they forced and upsell on workers comp. I didn't think I needed it but Gusto told me it was required. So I reached out to their preferred provider who told me I didn't need it... Annoying I had to waste time on this. First payroll was easy and I had no issues. The problem came in when I tried to process the second month. Two hours before payroll is due I tried to run payroll. It was a 90 second process the first time. It came up with an error saying I was required to upload a photo ID. I didn't have it with me so I reached out to support saying I couldn't do it in time to make payroll. Support told me I had to upload it to process this months payroll. If something was required it should have been part of the setup process. Not some requirement you arbitrarily add when everything is already working. I had really simple needs and and Gusto failed to meet them.
3 people found this review helpful.
Kelly Hess
Posted 14 Apr 2021
2 out of 5 stars

Not impressed

The initial setup with Gusto was easy. But Gusto's interface is clunky and non-intuitive, and... We do our payroll quarterly, which Gusto has no option for. So not only are we charged in months where we have no payroll, but I get endless nagging reminders that I am late running payroll. Gusto remits our state payroll taxes, but it doesn't file the state tax reports, despite claiming it did so, repeatedly. I have to file those myself every time. The bill transactions that import into Xero don't match the bank transactions, so I have to redo those for every payroll.
2 people found this review helpful.

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Shared data

Accountsshared from Xero to Gusto
Invoicesshared from Xero to Gusto and from Gusto to Xero
Tracking Categoriesshared from Xero to Gusto


Payroll HR

App details

By Gusto
Added in 2014


United States




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