I am solo-baker running a node. I want evolve to small bakery. I am looking for a simple script or software that will automate payouts
There is a brand new tool called Gingerbread, which the link describes as:
an open source dashboard application that makes it easier for bakers to track rewards and payout their delegators.
There are a few choices that I know of:
You be the judge.
Also be aware that it is likely in the not so far off future, on-chain reward mechanisms will be able to built via smart contracts which may be a good supplement and/or replacement for the above options. This protocol upgrade proposal is described more in Cryptium Labs' Medium article.
Tezos Reward Distributor is a great solution for this problem.