Desktop payroll software is an excellent way to rein in monthly small business spending. Choosing a payroll tool with desktop installation shields businesses from paying a hefty subscription price to access important data. If you’re in the market for a payroll tool, prioritize desktop-based options.
Advanced Micro Solutions has an excellent desktop payroll tool. AMS Payroll, an add-on module to our W-2/1099 Forms Filer, has everything you need without the price of a cloud-based platform.
What is Desktop Payroll Software?
Desktop payroll software is a computer-installed tool. In other words, the software exists on your own computer, not in the Cloud. In most cases, desktop payroll utilizes a disc or a provider’s website to facilitate a download. All data entered and generated with the software is then stored locally on the computer. In most cases, the user will only need an Internet connection when they need to update the software or electronically file forms.
Choose Desktop Over Cloud Payroll
New businesses are increasingly relying on cloud-based payroll tools. But, in most cases, small businesses have more to gain by using a desktop payroll tool.
Desktop payroll platforms allow users to exert more control over their data and what they pay. Because the data is stored locally on the computer, they won’t need to worry about losing access to vital information should they miss a service payment. Using a desktop payroll tool can also help small businesses cut down on Internet and data costs over time. Because these software tools do not require a constant Internet connection, they can be accessed without incurring additional data charges.
Crucially, desktop payroll software for small businesses usually have a one-time cost, or perhaps a per-license fee. By contrast, cloud-based payroll tools rely on monthly or annual subscriptions. Cloud-based tools sometimes also impose a per-payee fee, charging several dollars per employee or contractor paid via the platform. For small businesses keeping a watchful eye over their bottom line, this pay structure can become unsustainable.
Using a desktop payroll tool is the best strategy for businesses to have control over their data and spending. These tools are more affordable, and they allow businesses to own their information rather than navigating to a cloud-based platform to access data.
Find Your Perfect Accounting Software with AMS
Advanced Micro Solutions provides an excellent and low-cost desktop-based payroll software. AMS Payroll has everything you need to run payroll affordably and efficiently. With network and multiple PC installation, AMS Payroll is a great option for meeting all small business payroll software needs.
Our accounting and payroll software includes a variety of exciting features. Users can automatically calculate federal, state, and local payroll taxes. They can also electronically file 941, 944, and 940 forms. At the end of the year, easily export payroll data to the W-2/1099 Forms Filer for year-end tax and wage processing.
If you’re unsure whether this is the platform for you, try our free demo software. We encourage all potential customers to take our tools for a test drive before spending any money. Those with any lingering questions can give us a call at 800-536-1099.