Inhouse Payroll Software vs. Third-Party Software Services

The hype about cloud-based, third-party software is fading back to reality. And with it, many businesses are taking a long, hard look at how their current inhouse payroll software is contributing to their accounting department, operational efficiency, and employee recruitment/retention. Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) has emerged as a new leader in menu-driven navigation, powerful data management, and dependable system performance.

Our dedicated software platform, the W-2/1099 Forms Filer, provides the kind of foundational support, data importing/exporting, and customized control that are too often lacking in cloud-based software. (Our platform outperforms most software systems in general.) AMS is also more cost-effective for the many businesses that can leverage their accounting and payroll services inhouse. Just a little over $200 will get your company both our Forms Filer platform and payroll software solution.

In-house Payroll Software from AMS

From large-scale data collecting and numbers-crunching to filing all the applicable forms and actually cutting the checks, AMS Payroll is itself an incredible resource that empowers companies to take control of their own payroll services. One of the best ways to experience our software platform and payroll solution is to sign up for our free software demo. If you still have lingering questions, you can also reach out to our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099. In the meantime, here is a rundown of essential features offered through AMS Payroll:

  • Processes “live” or after-the-fact payroll.
  • Direct deposit processing and paycheck printing.
  • Supports all 50 states plus the District of Columbia
  • Easy payer and employee setup.
  • Automated federal, state, and local payroll tax calculations.
  • Direct deposit processing and paycheck printing.
  • MICR checks can also be printed with our Software-Generated Forms module.
  • 40 User Defined Fields for customized payroll considerations.
  • E-file forms 940, 941, and/or 944.
  • A running tally of total federal and state tax liabilities.
  • Create SSN verification files.
  • Certified payroll reports and client letter formatting.
  • Network and multiple PC installation included (site license applies).

The Best of Both Worlds

Cloud-based software continues to leave its mark on the marketplace. But perhaps the biggest myth about choosing software is the choice that’s too often overlooked: Many companies do best when they leverage both inhouse payroll software and third-party software services.

This is a big reason why AMS has partnered with a third-party vendor for certain e-filing services. Some of our business clients have complex payroll service needs, despite dealing with a relatively few number of employees and independent contractors. Our E-Filing Services may make the most sense for your company, but we’ve also developed our own E-File Direct module for those businesses that can benefit from keeping all their filing and software services inhouse.

In this way, our commitment to customer satisfaction extends beyond even our own inhouse payroll software. Through the years, we’ve continuously updated our software solution, while building out our catalog of software modules. These add-on-modules demonstrate our ability to offer customized software packaging, as well as an ongoing commitment to address the latest tax, payroll, and general accounting business needs:

AMS Software Costs

  • W-2/1099 Forms Filer:
  • Payroll Module:
  • Software-Generated Forms:
  • Affordable Care Act Filer:
  • E-File Direct: $154
  • Forms Filer Plus: $54

AMS also maintains a tech support line, email communications and, during busy times of the year, a Live Chat feature. You never have to worry about fighting with your payroll solution with AMS.

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.