Complete payroll systems vary by business, industry, and user. Some payroll systems are minimal, providing users only with wage calculations and the ability to print checks. Others are comprehensive, offering HR support, timekeeping, and other bells and whistles. In the middle are payroll tools that provide semi-automated tax and payroll calculations, but not the auxiliary features very large businesses might need.
Payroll systems vary widely in features and use. It’s important to home in on your business’s requirements and understand the type of tool you need. If you’re interested in trying a complete payroll system, consider Advanced Micro Solutions. We create software tools with small business needs – and budgets – in mind.
What Comprises a Complete Payroll System?
Complete payroll systems come in many forms. Some software tools, like AMS, provide a payroll platform as an add-on piece to the W-2/1099 Forms Filer. If a company is providing payroll services, then they will need to file 1099 or W-2 forms at the end of the year. Combining these tools is designed to provide complete support to the small business.
Some types of payroll systems include additional tools. The most common additions are HR and timekeeping services. While these features can be essential to some companies, they are unnecessary for others. Unfortunately, by bundling HR, timekeeping, and payroll together, the user ends up paying for tools they’ll never use.
The Problem With “Complete” Payroll Systems
Complete payroll systems will look different depending on a person or business’s individual needs. While some companies will need a “complete” option that includes something like HR support, others will not. When this happens, the user pays for more support than they need. Combining these services into a single payroll tool is a strategy software companies use to inflate a software’s price. This raises the cost to the customer – even if all they need is a simple payroll tool.
Build a Customized Accounting Tool with AMS
Advanced Micro Solutions takes a different approach to small business payroll accounting. Our software operates modularly. This means users can pick and choose the services they need to build a wholly customized accounting suite. AMS Payroll is the add-on accounting and payroll software to our base platform, the W-2/1099 forms Filer. If that’s all you need, you don’t have to pay a dollar more. However, if your business’s accounting needs extend beyond end-of-year tax and wage filing and payroll, we have a range of tools to help. From our E-Filer Software and Forms Filer Plus to our 1042-S Filer and Affordable Care Act Filer, small businesses will only pay for the tools they want.
If you’re not sure what your business accounting needs entail, give our Sales and Information team a call at 800-536-1099. We also encourage you to try our free demo software. This is a great opportunity to take the tool for a spin before putting down any money. Complete payroll systems look different for every business. Create yours with Advanced Micro Solutions.