What Makes for the Best Small Business Payroll Software

The best small business payroll software is able to deliver on a number of different business priorities. First and foremost, it must be secure. You don’t want to make it easy for someone to embezzle funds or even to obtain proprietary information about the size and structure of your payroll. Second, it must be able to accommodate all your operations. Structured, multi-option retirement plans. Health benefits for individual employees and family plans. Third, it must provide accessibility and dependable performance.

AMS: The Best Small Business Payroll Software

Here’s a rundown of the features available from AMS Payroll Software, the best small business payroll software and our most powerful software module:

  • Direct deposit processing and paycheck printing.
  • Processes payroll live and after-the-fact.
  • Supports federal, state, and local payroll tax calculations (includes federal and state tax tables, filing requirements, and SUI forms).
  • Supports up to 1,999 payers and up to 9,999 employees/contractors per payer.
  • Network and multiple PC installation (with purchase of site license).
  • 40 User Defined Fields for customized payroll operations.
  • E-file forms 940, 941, and/or 944.
  • Certified payroll reports and client letter formatting.

Additional Payroll Software Features

The best small business payroll software is able to handle the payroll needs of more than just mom-and-pop stores. Companies in labor-intensive industries can hit the crucial 50-employee mark long before they might ever be considered corporate giants. For this reason, AMS has developed the Affordable Care Act Filer to create a payroll tie-in for businesses that fall under these filing requirements.

Other businesses need the ability to print their paychecks, in addition to direct deposit processing. With our Software-Generated Forms module and the right toner, you can print your own MICR bank checks including over 30 different types of paychecks.

Intuitive, Menu-Driven Performance for all Businesses

At the same time, harried business owners of mom-and-pop type businesses can benefit greatly from taking care of their own basic payroll and tax filing needs. The key is to avoid getting swamped by an overly complex payroll software system. The W-2/1099 Forms Filer from AMS is the foundational software that creates a platform with easy, menu-driven access. Navigate your way through weekly/monthly payroll, as well as quarterly and annual tax filing returns, with our incredible software resources.

And if you do experience a hitch along the way, know that AMS offers plenty of resources to help you work through the uncertainty or payroll management problem. You can troubleshoot most issues easily enough on your own with our Support Knowledge Base and FAQ section. For stickier problems, you can contact AMS through email, our tech support service line, or our Live Chat feature when active. Likewise, you may to learn a little more about AMS software solutions before making any final decisions. We encourage you to sign up for a free software demo, or talk to our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099.

Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.