Choosing the Best Software from a Payroll Systems List

Scrolling through a payroll systems list is often the best way to begin software research. For new and small businesses, starting with a selection of vetted payroll products can help develop a sense of what you want in a tool. These resources often break down products by category. This usually includes top picks for budget, all-around ability, large companies, and more.

But businesses without experience in payroll software can struggle with these lists. Does it make more sense to pick the software that suits your budget, or the one that promises to grow with your business? To that end, your business might have a specific need that is not covered in popular payroll systems list publications. When this happens, where should you look for direction?

Advanced Micro Solutions has an answer. AMS creates business-friendly accounting software that meets all the criteria highlighted in “best-of” lists. Whether you’re running payroll for multiple companies or want an internal system at your small business, we have the software to fit your needs.



Where Payroll Systems Lists Fall Short

Payroll systems lists often cover one type of payroll tool: Cloud-based software. AMS provides a disc-based tool. For this reason, readers might not encounter programs like AMS with as much frequency as other popular software. But, while cloud-based tools are currently popular, disc-based software is often the better option for most companies.

Pay structure and accessibility are the key differences between cloud-based and disc-based tools. In a cloud-based product, like what you’ll see on a payroll system round-up, users access the software via an Internet connection. They pay a subscription price every month to maintain access to tools and data. This is also known as software as a service, or SaaS.

By contrast, disc-based software incurs an annual fee, and the program is stored directly on a user’s device. This means users have unfettered access to their own data. They pay a nominal annual fee for updated software tools, and they are not beholden to an aggressive subscription schedule.

Disc-based software is a more reliable technology. But payroll software lists often reach for what is new and shiny. This means they most often cover cloud-based options. This is why payroll lists fail many of their readers. They don’t present the scope of technologies available. For some businesses, this can lead to poor purchasing decisions.


Why Choose AMS?

Whether you’re a new or established business, Advanced Micro Solutions has payroll tools to support your ventures. Our software is affordable and user-friendly. AMS Payroll, the add-on accounting and payroll software to our W-2/1099 Forms Filer, supports up to 1,999 payers and up to 9,999 payees per payer.



A payroll software list will provide several options that work marginally well for most companies. Advanced Micro Solutions provides an excellent product that can be tailored to your business’s specific needs. If you’d like to see our tools in action, try our free demo software. If you have any questions, 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.