Payroll Service Software vs. Payroll Software Programs

Remote or cloud-based payroll service software is an increasingly popular choice among small businesses and their accountants who mistakenly assume that this type of software delivery model works best where payroll is concerned. We admit, it’s an easy mistake to make. Whether your business uses a weekly, biweekly, or semimonthly payroll schedule, the assumption is that you want the flexibility of a payroll service that you can cancel at any time.

Here’s the thing: Payroll doesn’t stop with the additions, deductions, and check writing. The information within discrete and aggregate pay periods needs to be tracked and reported, along with deposits and payments. You need to make your quarterly and end-of-year filings on time and with accurate payroll information. As such, it makes more sense to implement software that works with specific tax tables, forms, and rules for that filing year. Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) offers a modular software system that allows our business owners and accounting professionals to pick the products that make sense for their firm.

Payroll Service Software Costs

Monthly subscription fees may go up and/or you may be asked to make a minimum time commitment. You can find bare-bones products that fail to deliver for less, but most of the reputable software out there starts at $50/month and goes up from there. With AMS, you can get a payroll solution for one low, fixed cost. Along with our required platform software, AMS Payroll will run you just over $200. You can then add Software Generated Forms for MICR Checks and blank form printing. You can E-File Direct. You can add our 1042-S and ACA Filer.

Better yet, you’ll know you have a software solution that works for this year—and next. We update all our tax tables and form filing information for each filing year, but the easy performance of our menu-driven interface, and our superior price point, stays consistent year after year. Check out our entire catalog of payroll and employer filing software:

Now, we’re not asking you to make this investment sight unseen. Download our free demo to see our software in action. You can also call our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099 if you still have questions. You can buy our software online at any time.

Accountant Software for Payroll Services

Here’s another testament to the versatility of our modular software approach: We get rave reviews from both small business owners and accounting professionals. Accountants love features that include support for up to 9,999 payers. Business owners love the compatibility of our supporting features with their hardware like a home laser printer. Everybody loves the combination of powerful automation and user-friendly operation.

And look, it’s not unlike we’re trying to say that software services have no role in employer and payroll filing. For those business owners and accountants with limited mail and e-file service needs, we’ve partnered with a third-party vendor who offers these type of piecemeal services. AMS is your go-to for payroll software support.

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.