What to Look for in Payroll Software Programs

It’s not hard to find payroll software programs. Finding one that is a good fit for your company—and yet affordable—is another matter. Especially if you haven’t discovered the software solutions available from Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS). We’ve worked meticulously to develop payroll software that enables our clients to easily set up a system that meets their payroll operation needs and efficiency goals.

Whether you’re an accounting professional or a small business owner, you probably recognize that smart business practices involve preparing for this year and next. It’s easy to forget how recently direct deposit payroll was a seemingly complex niche payroll service, while now it seems businesses who don’t at least offer direct deposit risk coming off as unprofessional. You need a software solution that’s intuitive enough to use now and versatile enough to respond to future payroll priorities. To this point, direct deposit is just one example of why it’s important to recognize that payroll software programs are more than just a list of features. You need to look at the software company itself.

Why Choose Advanced Micro Solutions?

In many ways, the history of AMS is itself a great example of this principle. First and foremost, AMS is a forms filer software company. Our software platform is still called W-2/1099 Forms Filer. But several years ago, a couple of our clients who had fallen in love with our intuitive, menu-driven platform asked us to develop payroll software that could be tied to the same platform solution. Turned out to be one of the best suggestions we ever received.

Popular AMS Payroll Features

Yes, we’re in it with you for the long run, but AMS is also every bit as proud of our current payroll solution. Here is an overview of our payroll software program’s most popular features:

  • Automated federal, state, and local payroll tax calculations (includes federal and state tax tables, filing requirements, and SUI forms).
  • 40 User Defined Fields for customized payroll operations.
  • Data import/export for quarterly and year-end tax filing and data reporting.
  • Direct deposit processing and paycheck printing.
  • Prints MICR checks (with Software-Generated Forms module).
  • E-file forms 940, 941, and/or 944.
  • A running tally of federal and state tax liabilities.
  • Creates SSN verification files.
  • Certified payroll reports and client letter formatting.

Filing Forms, Printing, and Payroll Software Programs

Again, with the W-2/1099 Forms Filer, it’s incredibly easy to import your payroll information into quarterly and end-of-year tax filing forms. Indeed, as a comprehensive software solution, it’s also cost- and time-effective to take advantage of our e-filing options. It’s not just software and data management, either. With our Software Generated Forms module, you can print your own MICR payroll checks. We mentioned earlier our commitment to meeting our clients’ long-term payroll and forms filing needs. Most recently, we’ve developed the Affordable Care Act Filer. This supports all your 1094 and 1095 filing requirements. Get it right the first time with AMS.

AMS Software Costs

Here is a full rundown of our software module products:

  • W-2/1099 Forms Filer
  • Payroll Module
  • Software-Generated Forms
  • Affordable Care Act Filer
  • Forms Filer Plus

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.