Investing in a simple payroll software is a great option for small businesses overwhelmed with payroll. It’s also a great choice for those looking to make accounting more efficient. Small business owners do not need a complex software tool to complete payroll.
Often, you end up paying for more tools that you do not need or use for your business when you buy a complex payroll service. However, there are payroll software options that offer the simple yet essential functions your business needs to complete payroll on time and with accuracy. Advanced Micro Solutions offers payroll software ideal for anyone looking to improve their payroll process without paying for unnecessary add-ons.
What Is Payroll Software?
Payroll software is an application that allows employers to manage payroll, including inputting employee information, calculating payroll taxes, and generating pay checks each payroll cycle. With a payroll software, the whole payroll process becomes automated and electronic, with the exception of printing paychecks for employees.
Some payroll software tools exist on their own while others are an add-on to other business software tools, such as tax filing. In most cases, payroll software is a program you download onto a computer or access through cloud storage. Employers should make sure their computer type is compatible with the software so that the software can run on the computer without issue.
Functions of Simple Payroll Software
The simplest payroll software tools should be able to perform the following payroll functions for it to be a useful investment for your business.
- Generate Payroll Checks – Depending on your employees’ preferences, a payroll software should be compatible with both physical payroll checks and direct deposit paychecks. Along with printing payroll checks, a payroll software should automatically calculate the local, state, and federal payroll taxes. An employer must collect and pay payroll taxes for their employees. A software tool expedites this step of the process by calculating the tax rates.
- Complete Payroll Reporting – Employers must file a variety of payroll tax forms to the IRS, and a payroll software helps complete and submit these forms. The IRS requires employers to electronically file these payroll forms, so having the digital forms accessible in the software makes for an easy transfer.
- Easy Software Design and Use – Simple software should still be functional. If you are able to test payroll software before you buy it, be sure to check for the features listed above but also how easily you are able to navigate the software. As the user, you should be able to utilize the software without having any payroll background.
AMS Offers Simple Payroll Software for Small Businesses
Our accounting and payroll software is an easy-to-use, menu-driven payroll software ideal for businesses looking to make their payroll process easier. AMS Payroll Software is an add-on module to our accounting software, meaning you can combine the payroll tool with other features to build your perfect tool.
Before you commit, you can access a free demo of the software and call our Sales and Information Team at (800) 536-1099 to ask any questions.