How To Choose a Top Payroll Software
Choosing a reliable payroll software that fits the needs of your company isn’t always easy. There are so many options and the pressure to make the right choice can be overwhelming. It may even seem like making a change at all is more trouble than it’s worth. We feel ya.
As a leading payroll software provider for small and midsize businesses, APS knows what a huge responsibility it is for payroll and HR managers to make decisions that affect the entire company and choose a top payroll software. So here are the three key features when choosing a top payroll software:
Feature 1: Ease of Use
A top payroll software is best in its class because it’s as easy to use as it is comprehensive. A payroll solution should be intuitive enough for anyone to use while also alleviating the headache of manual processes and compliance issues. Any provider worth their salt should be able to enlist the “train the trainer” model - train the admin user so they can turn around and teach other users as needed. The easier a solution is to use, the higher the adoption rate and the quicker you’ll realize your return on investment.
Feature 2: Meets Business Requirements
If a payroll software won’t make your business processes easier and help solve your current problems, then it doesn’t meet your requirements. Whether you’re looking for tax compliance services, a unified payroll, core HR, and time & attendance solution, or you’re simply trying to reduce payroll errors, figure out what problems you want to solve and those that may arise as you grow. The solution options that are able to handle your company’s basic and unique needs are the ones you should research.
If you use other systems like general ledger and point-of-sales solutions, check to see if the payroll software options you’re considering provide integration capabilities. You don’t want to come to the realization down the road that you didn’t choose the best payroll software option for your business needs.
Step 3: User Satisfaction
User satisfaction reviews provide a level of insight and honesty that you simply can’t put a price on. You get to pick the brain of a payroll software user and get a “fly on the wall” perspective on what’s it like to use that specific system. User reviews can help you:
- Answer any lingering questions you or anyone else may have.
- Get an honest opinion about a software provider.
- Ease any trust issues with a particular payroll solution.
- Bolster your solution recommendation to any other decision makers in your company.
Keep Calm and Payroll On!
You can find the right payroll software for your company and it doesn’t have to drive you to polish off a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in the process (although we find that Cherry Garcia gets the job done). Just make sure you consider ease of use, your business requirements, and what users are saying. So just keep calm and payroll.
How APS Can Help
APS’s Payroll solution was named the Best Software for 2017 based on G2 Crowd user reviews. Check out for yourself why users love APS year after year and learn how we can help your company solve its payroll challenges:
- Pay your employees accurately
- Partner with tax compliance experts who have your back
- Easy year-end processing and new hire reporting
Call us today at 855.945.7921 to speak to a knowledgeable sales rep or contact us.