How to Use Customized Payroll Software for Manufacturing

Effective payroll software for manufacturing is difficult to find. This industry has unique needs that most payroll tools can’t support. For this reason, accountants and business owners in this field should seek out payroll tools that cater to their industry’s specific demands.

If you’re in the market for a new payroll tool, consider Advanced Micro Solutions. AMS Payroll, our accounting and payroll software, is an excellent option for manufacturing companies of all sizes. We’ve carefully considered the accounting demands of this industry, and our software supports exactly what you need.



The Unique Needs of Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an industry where speed and attendance are essential. A manufacturing line is a finely tuned machine. Lost revenue may occur if an employee is missing for even just a few minutes. If you incorrectly calculate payroll, your employee may spend precious time disputing the check in your office. This can disrupt the whole line, leading to lost productivity. For this reason, among others, it is essential to pay employees and contractors correctly and reliably.

Manufacturing companies may also require a form of piece-rate pay for workers. In this situation, a worker is paid per unit. That “unit” depends on the industry – it could be anything from a specific car part to a piece of clothing. As a result, a manufacturing payroll software should be able to reconcile multiple forms of payment calculation.

Additionally, manufacturing companies employ a wide variety of people – from folks who work on the line to people who work in the corner office. A payroll software must be able to handle a variety of jobs and multiple rates of pay, as well as various 1099 forms used to hire contractors.


How Can AMS Help?

A payroll software for manufacturing businesses must consider industry-specific requirements. Payroll is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and manufacturing is a unique industry. This is where the AMS style of accounting software becomes useful.

Advanced Micro Solutions relies on a modular system. Users purchase our base platform, a 1099/W-2 Software Filer, and add tools as they are needed. AMS Payroll is our payroll software. This semi-automated tool automatically calculates federal, state, and local payroll taxes. The tool can also electrically file 941, 944, and 940 forms, and it supports up to 1,999 payers and 9,999 employees per payer. This is a great payroll option for manufacturing businesses of all sizes.

If you want more than a payroll software, we can help there, too. We are proud to offer a robust set of add-on tools to best support your business’s needs. This includes:


Get Started with AMS Today



If you think AMS might be a good fit for your payroll software for manufacturing needs, let us know. We encourage potential users to try our free demo software. This is a great opportunity to take the tool for a test drive before spending any money. If you’re still not sure if AMS meets your specific needs, give our Sales and Information team a call at 800-536-1099.

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.