$6 / mo = $72 / year.
Or, to put it a different way, the cheapest version of Microsoft’s hosted apps system is 44% more than the price of Google Apps Premier (and #DIV/0% more than the cost of Google Apps Standard.)
If $6 / mo is *expensive*
Expensive is always in terms of the alternatives.
then I’m not sure how people manage payroll.
By not spending more than is warranted on other things.