The Best Hotel Payroll Systems for Hospitality Accounting

Hotel payroll systems don’t need to be complicated to get the job done. The hospitality industry can have a complex worker structure. Most hotels work with a combination of full-time, part-time, and contracted workers. Still, everyone from the front desk workers to the Friday musical entertainment needs to be paid, both correctly and on time. The best hotel payroll platforms help users do this without any trouble.



For those in the market for a new hotel payroll software, consider Advanced Micro Solutions. Our accounting tools are built off a W-2/1099 Forms Filer. We understand how tricky the employee and contractor configuration can be in the hospitality industry. That’s why we place such an importance on making tax and wage forms accessible. Then, when connected to our accounting and payroll software, AMS Payroll, users have the workforce support they need to run a hotel efficiently.


What You Need in Hotel Payroll Systems

The hospitality industry has unique needs. This means you’ll need specialized hotel or restaurant payroll software. Between complicated workforce configurations, seasonal employees, and the various tax implications of running a hotel, you’ll need a software tool that addresses your requirements. Here are some features to prioritize:

  • Compensation Management: The best hotel payroll systems can manage every type of person you might work with. For example, AMS offers support for most W-2, W-3, and 1099 workers. This is also essential for hotels with seasonal staff. Look for accounting systems that can manage different types of workers while also saving personal information for seasonal shifts.
  • Payment Distribution Options: Because hotels have such a diverse workforce, hotel payroll users need a wide variety of payment options. Look for payroll tools that can facilitate direct deposit and print checks.
  • Personalized Addition/Deduction Features: The hospitality industry’s unique workforce makeup means not everyone will receive the same employee benefits. Your accounting software should reflect this diversity. For this reason, hotel payroll professionals should look for tools that offer personalized additions and deductions for each employee. For example, AMS Payroll provides up to 40 user-defined fields for options like health insurance and retirement contributions.
  • Support for a Large and Varied Workforce: Hotel accounting services need to support every person employed by the hotel. You’ll need a software that can handle a large workforce. AMS Payroll supports up to 1,999 payers and up to 9,999 employees per payer. Plus, our tools support all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


AMS Offers Hotel Payroll – and More

Hotel payroll systems are not created equal. When it comes to customization, AMS offers more than most. Our platform is modular. This means users choose the base W-2/1099 Forms Filer, then pick the add-on tools they want. For a mid-sized hotel, this might include a combination of AMS Payroll, Software Generated Forms, and our Forms Filer Plus. For a larger hotel or chain, this might include the whole software suite. If you’re unsure which products are right for you, give our Sales and Information Team a call at 800-536-1099. We’d be happy to walk through your options.

We understand the importance of trying a software before making an investment. For that reason, we’ve made our software available in the form of a free demo. Whether you’re on the fence or want to triple-check that AMS is the right product for you, this demo can give you peace of mind.

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.