Is Payroll Check Printing Software Worth It?

Small businesses and accountants know that purchasing payroll check printing software is one of multiple ways to pay employees. Choosing to print checks requires making a few decisions that you have likely already considered. You will have asked yourself which purchasing supplies you need. You will have also chosen your check layout. Knowing the steps to take is one thing. Another question on your mind should be if investing in a check printing program is worth it.

Advanced Micro Solutions provides the tools that businesses and payroll service providers need when they print payroll checks. Whether you need to print MICR checks or print checks with a specific date range, AMS Payroll is an affordable solution.


Pros of Payroll Check Printing Software

Are you wondering about the efficacy of printing business checks with software? Consider some of the benefits so that you can make an informed decision.

Employees do not need bank accounts. Employees often cash checks with a bank account. Most people find that method more efficient and less expensive than paying fees at places like check-cashing stores. Yet some employees may prefer physical checks for personal reasons.

Printing saves you time. Small businesses and accountants should not spend more time than necessary running payroll. Use check printing software to minimize the time you will otherwise spend handwriting checks.

Employees gain more privacy. Many employees prioritize privacy and control over their own money. Printing business checks offers them that security and autonomy.


Cons of Printing Payroll Checks

You may encounter certain disadvantages if you decide to print business checks. Keep in mind that the right payroll check printing software may help you avoid the following pitfalls.

The price of purchasing supplies. Printing checks can add up quickly in fees. The fees might be higher if you employ both W-2 and 1099 workers. Remember that you will need to consider the prices of stock, MICR ink, and a compatible printer.

It could unintentionally harm a business or client. Printing checks means the checks can fall into the wrong hands by accident. Using direct deposit may be less burdensome than worrying about lost or stolen payments.

Accountants or bookkeepers may spend more time on payroll. Directly depositing payment for workers may happen quicker. Businesses may find that whoever runs the payroll spends the majority of their time assembling, formatting, and printing payroll business checks.


Payroll Check Printing with AMS

Payroll check printing software with AMS Payroll can help you reduce many potential issues associated with printing payroll checks. AMS Payroll is one of six optional add-on modules with our base W-2/1099 Forms Filer software. Another add-on module is our Software Generated Forms. You can print MICR checks once you add the Software Generated Forms module. Using the module interaction means that you can print MICR checks on blank check stock or virtually with any Windows compatible laser printer. Confirm whether you need any magnetic toner or additional required supplies.

Explore our system with our free, fully-functioning 1099-etc Demo. Call our customer support at (405) 340-0697 with any additional questions.

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.