Unless your employees work for love, payroll is one of those critical yet unglamorous tasks that has to be done, and done right — every single time — so you don’t get grief from your staff or from various government agencies. At the same time, you want to spend as little mental effort on the process as possible, because you didn’t go into business so you could spend time on payroll issues.
At some point you’ll have to put down the checkbook and pick up some standardized way of handling payroll — payroll software (standalone or as part of an accounting package), or an outsourced payroll service. Even if you’re currently using one of these systems, from time to time it might pay (!) to consider the alternatives, especially as your firm grows.
Intro & Background: An overview of the topic — Deciphering Payroll Jargon — A list of resources and further info. Read More »
Readers Rate: What payroll systems the readers of AllBusiness.com use and how they like them. Read More »
Recommended Capabilities: Here’s what to watch for in a payroll system, whether in-house software or outsourced software or service. Read More »
Vendors & Their Products: We take a look at a few of the vendors and products that typify the standard choices among payroll solutions, from software packages to outsourced services. Read More »
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