What to Look for in a Small Business Payroll Package

A payroll package is a software tool designed to meet a business’s payroll requirements. However, these needs differ significantly between organizations. The features construction payroll software might prioritize may not be what an accounting firm needs. A business who only works with contracted workers won’t likely need an Affordable Care Act filer, whereas a company with thousands of employees will need all the forms filing support they can get. Put simply: Choosing the right payroll software for your business is not an easy task.

AMS aims to make this choice easy. Utilizing a modular approach to accounting software, we ensure our users only pay for the services they need.



Modular Software for All Your Business Needs

The best payroll package is customized to what your business wants. When searching for payroll software, prioritize systems that operate modularly. A modular system means that payroll is just one component of a larger suite of software tools. When a customer decides to use that company’s platform, they are able to pick and choose the software modules they need. The result is a fully personalized accounting suite.

Conversely, some companies provide “all-in-one” programs. These programs comprise a single software tool that has all the accounting services a business might want. But while this might sound like a good idea, all-in-one accounting tools are rarely designed for small businesses. In most cases, they are too complicated to be user friendly. Additionally, businesses who opt for this type of payroll package end up paying for tools they’ll never use. When it comes to business accounting, there’s rarely a one-size-fits-all solution.


Comprehensive Packages from Advanced Micro Solutions

Advanced Micro Solutions uses a modular software structure. Customers purchase our required platform, a comprehensive W-2/1099 Forms Filer software. Then, they choose from six add-on tools to create a wholly customized product. When you choose AMS, you’ll have the option to add the following software tools:

If you only need payroll, you’ll only pay for payroll. If you only need electronic filing support, just choose the E-File software. This system allows us to offer state-of-the-art tools to all our customers, all for a fraction of what the popular brands cost.

For example, a business looking for a simple payroll package can expect to pay just $220 for AMS Payroll and the W-2/1099 forms Filer. That fee will pay for just a few months of service with other payroll providers. Plus, we don’t charge extra for each employee paid via AMS Payroll.

Not sure if AMS is the software for your business? Try our free, downloadable demo. If you have any lingering questions or doubts, we encourage you to give our Sales and Information team a call at 800-536-1099. We believe that software should be designed with small business payroll needs – and budgets – in mind. With us, you’ll never pay for tools you don’t need.


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.