A payroll program designed by Paymate Software

Product Overview

Paymate Clarity is a payroll and HR software designed for US and Canadian companies. It offers reporting tools and modules for time & attendance. Its extensive payroll processing and HR functionalities, coupled with general ledger integration, make it ideal for medium to large-sized businesses. The software’s ability to support multiple companies and its bilingual capabilities further enhance its appeal to complex operations.


  • Extensive reporting, including integration with Aatrix for US federal and state reports
  • Customizable payroll categories and user-definable payroll calendar
  • Advanced security with definable access limitations


  • Lengthy setup
  • Not a good fit for small businesses

About Paymate Clarity

Clarity is an integrated Payroll, HR, Time and Attendance, and Employee Self Service software. Clarity is a comprehensive Integrated Payroll and Human Resources solution, ideal for medium and large sized businesses looking for advanced capabilities and HR integration.

Designed for the US and Canada, each module can work independently or as an integrated system sharing a common database. Clarity offers a cost-effective solution with a short implementation cycle, typically in less than a month.


  • Fully Integrated Modules: Clarity resides on a single database, allowing you to keep all your payroll and HR information in one place. Moreover, since it is a totally integrated solution, you need to enter the data only once and it is reflected in all modules.
  • Cost Effective Solution: Clarity is designed for mid to large-sized organizations looking to implement a very cost-effective, easy to use solution, with a short implementation cycle. Clarity, with its emailing and Internet capabilities, easily handles the requirements of multiple location organizations.
  • State of the Art Technology: Clarity uses MS Windows client server technology and an MS SQL® database for improved security, performance and reliability. Clarity is scalable, modular, and has multi-user capabilities to grow with your business. By using a common database, Clarity eliminates redundant data entry and simplifies the task of keeping your data current.
  • Full Suite of Professional Services: Clarity’s full range of services includes remote and on-site support, software updates, customization, training, data conversion/migration and project management.
  • Quick and Efficient Migration to Clarity from Other Software: Clarity also has easy-to-use conversion tools to facilitate migration from existing systems. Clarity helps you migrate from outsourced payroll service providers or from in-house software.

Delivery Options

Choose the mode that meets your budget and payroll requirements.

  • In House Software Solution: With this option you install the software on your computer and process your payroll. The benefits of this solution are that you can do your payroll when you want and do not have recurrent costs.
  • Hosted Solution (also known as SaaS – Software as a Service): With this option, Clarity hosts your software and data. You access and process your payroll from anywhere and at any time. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Clarity takes care of the rest. That means less IT costs, less management and more focus on what really matters to you!

Implementation Steps:

Clarity will not only give you the solution you need but will also be with you at every step of the way:

  • Customization – Need a custom set of reports? Have complex union agreements you need to meet?
  • Training – Your team will be quickly trained in how to use the software, through videos, documents and one-on-one sessions.
  • Data conversion – Your old payroll data will be converted to make sure nothing is lost in the implementation
  • Parallel runs – Clarity runs in parallel with your old payroll application, to make sure everything is running smoothly
  • Going Live – Once your team is satisfied with your new system, you’ll be able to take it from there.

And when all of these steps are completed, you will receive technical support, data recovery services & repair or any additional software customization you might require.

Core Features of Paymate Clarity

The core features of Paymate Clarity include:

Payroll–Core Module

  • Unlimited number of earnings, benefits, deductions, accruals, overtime banking, bonuses, advances and payroll taxes
  • Job costing functionality and automatic cost allocation
  • Build your own formulas and scripts for complex payroll calculations
  • Automatically calculate garnishes as a percentage of net pay or flat amount
  • Supports multiple union agreements
  • Burden and overhead calculations
  • Pension calculations and pension payroll
  • Supports multiple payroll frequencies
  • Multiple pay runs per period for bonus, vacation pay, etc
  • Emailing of pay stubs to employees securely
  • Direct Deposit (ACH/EFT)
  • Customize checks with MICR and company logo
  • Exports all reports to different file formats including Excel and PDF
  • Interfaces with many ERP/Accounting packages for general ledger and job costing
  • Time clock interfaces
  • Intuitive reporting capabilities including General Ledger Report, Employee History, WSIB Report, Year to Date and many more
  • Supports accrual accounting (for export to GL)
  • Unlimited payroll history
  • Backup and restore
  • Allows mass changes to employee profile, payroll template, etc.

Human Resources–Optional Module

  • Supports employee benefit plan information and calculations
  • Benefit enrollment and tracking for employee and family
  • Track probation and performance reviews and generate reminders
  • Develop and monitor employees training and certification plans
  • Family and emergency contacts
  • Maintains medical records
  • Tracks skills and employment history
  • Allows for memberships and contract administration for multiple unions
  • Incident and disciplinary action tracking
  • Employment equity
  • Offers over 50 HR reports and graphs, available in hundreds of combinations
  • Employment equity
  • Administer detailed absence and vacation/ sick pay entitlements
  • Career planning/succession planning
  • Customizable pay grids and pay ranges
  • Allows Document attachments (all HR functions)
  • Integrated security access

US Payroll: Federal, State and Local tax and other withholdings and tax forms Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) support Creation, E-Filing and printing of tax forms Canadian Payroll: Record of Employment creation and export to HRDC software for Web ROE Creation, E-Filing and printing of tax forms

Time & Attendance–Optional Module

  • Web based timesheet and electronic approval
  • Entering of time by employee or any designated person
  • Allows for two levels of approval before processing
  • Applies automatic overtime rules
  • Supports Job Cost detail entries
  • Supports user defined standard hours
  • Web Clock for quick sign in/out
  • Daily and weekly schedules
  • Daily or weekly overtime rule application
  • Expense entries for reimbursement
  • Email messages and reminders
  • Supports FMLA rolling 12-month calendar

Employee Self Service–Optional Module

  • View time off entitlements and request for time off
  • View and print pay stubs and pay history
  • Manage personal records and emergency contacts

Time Clocks

Paymate Software also offers time clocks.

  • Direct integration between Payroll and Time Clocks
  • Hardware clocks – card swipe, proximity, fingerprint and biometric
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Product Overview

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User Reviews of Paymate Clarity

Submitted on February 21st, 2023 by Strife

We have had a very good experience with Clarity. We only use the Payroll Modual, and the more you use the software the easier it becomes to fix and adjust deductions and pay.

The Good…

Very user friendly, and easy to configure payroll, and make changes to employees. Support is always willing to go the extra mile to help when there is an issue.

The Bad…

The update process for year end always has issues. The mass update of employees is a little tedious.

Submitted on June 16th, 2021 by Anonymous

Payroll program

The Good…

Not much

The Bad…

Customer service and lack of US tax knowledge on the implementation team.

Submitted on June 7th, 2021 by Anonymous

Paymate Clarity is the payroll software recommended by our ERP. A full service software system that allows flexibility.

The Good…

Integration with our ERP

The Bad…

Customer service and lack of US tax knowledge at implementation.

Submitted on May 30th, 2012 by Anonymous

Clarity payroll is a powerful, comprehensive and user configurable and has rich features that you would expect in a good system. This enables you to run your complex payroll that way you want.

Clarity is a comprehensive suite of payroll, human resources, and time and attendance modules that can work separately or as a fully integrated system.