To a large extent, affordable payroll software is in the eye of the beholder. For one thing, if the software doesn’t deliver the capabilities you need, it doesn’t really matter how low the price tag or subscription fees are. Likewise, you don’t want overpriced, overhyped software with so many bells and whistles that the platform and navigation become unwieldy. In other words, you shouldn’t have to pay for more software than you use.
In this way, the search for affordable payroll software isn’t so much about finding an economy-minded software developer as it is finding a developer that offers versatile software solutions. And this is precisely how Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) delivers customized and affordable payroll systems to our business clients.
AMS System Software
The W-2/1099 Forms Filer is our foundational platform. This software provides the essential data management features needed to automatically transfer data into quarterly and end-of-year w-2 and 1099 filing forms. You can enter any additional information through a screen that resembles the actual form or through a spreadsheet format with the Browse command. Data reporting helps take care of client reports, encrypted PDF files, and hash totals for checking data accuracy.
The AMS Payroll Module
This software product offers the vast majority of payroll features available from AMS. It starts with the payroll itself: Process direct deposit as well as over 30 different types of paychecks. This includes automatic calculation of federal, state, and local payroll taxes—for all 50 states, DC, It also includes 40 user defined fields, so you can set up automatic calculation of insurance benefits, retirement plans, and other types of employee and non-employee compensation programs.
With easy payer and employee set up, individual accountants and business owners can readily handle their own modest payroll needs. Meanwhile, for larger operations, a site license provides multiple PC/network installation.
Fallen behind on payroll management during your search for affordable payroll software? Our module can handle both live and after-the-fact payroll tracking and data processing. This includes the ability to electronically file forms 941, 944, 940, as well as 30 state quarterly returns. And in addition to data importing from a number of sources—QuickBooks, PeachTree, Excel, and Tab Delimited Text Files, just to name a few—you can input compensation and other 1099 information by check throughout the year.
Affordable Payroll Software from AMS
- W-2/1099 Forms Filer
- Payroll Module
Thus, for many of our payroll clients our solution can cost as little as $208. There are, however, additional features that can be leveraged from our other tax and filing forms modules (below). Again, our commitment is to provide our clients with affordable payroll software that fits their business’s needs:
- Forms Filer Plus : For businesses with an independent payroll system, many times the only missing component is payroll filing forms. In lieu of our full payroll solution, this product offers easy support for 940, 941, 944, 945, 941-X, W-4, I-9 and W-9 plus forms.
- Software-Generated Forms : This software offers a way to print a wide range of filing forms, but for small businesses, the key payroll feature is often the ability to print MICR checks.
- Affordable Care Act Filer : This is exactly what it sounds like. This module will easily take care of your 1094 and 1095 ACA filing forms requirement.
- E-Filer : More than just tracking payroll for end-of-year tax returns, these options allow you to e-file your own business taxes or to have a third-party vendor take care of it for you.