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Jmor (talk|edits) said:

29 September 2006
can anyone tell me if there is a software program that does payroll only and the name of it? thanks for any help.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

September 29, 2006
I'm about to jump into PayPal and see if I can make some of the money that I've been referring out...since I don't have to be here for it to work! Accountants World has one as well which I've not explored. And I've used QB for just after the fact pr processing for years, works like a charm.

PDXCPA (talk|edits) said:

29 September 2006
I have 40 employees and use pensoft. It has its limitations but is sufficient for what I do here.

Captcook (talk|edits) said:

29 September 2006
I have clients who are using paycycle.com with success. It's not necessarily software, per se, but almost.

Tilt53 (talk|edits) said:

29 September 2006
I use Winfiler. It too has some limitations, but when you renew early you save big time.

Mtmckeecpa (talk|edits) said:

29 September 2006
JR,

expand more on the PayPal deal, please.

Rfarley (talk|edits) said:

29 September 2006
Try PayWindow by Zpay(?). Very cheap and i have had no problems with small clients

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

September 29, 2006
PayPal has been aggressively going after accountants for two years who can provide a payroll service, hands off. My problem has always been, in a one-man practice, having to be here to run PR for a client. With PayPal, the client accesses a screen with your biz name on it via internet, where all the payroll data is stored. They enter their hours, verify, and if they need to print checks do so, otherwise, it's all handled electronically. By PayPal. Direct deposits into employees accounts. Electronic reminders to pay pr tax deposits. And we access it as needed for maintenance and for quarterly reports. The charge is $15 per month for up to five employees, and like a buck or so after that. !! Yeah, I've got clients paying 200-300 for PR services where I can be charged only 50-60! Imagine the profit...I can charge 3x my cost and the client is saving big money in every case. I don't know what flexibility in reporting there is, that's my only question..can I get wc reports? Union? Can it handle SIMPLE deducts, and insurance, and the like?

Mauro (talk|edits) said:

30 September 2006
WE are using Payroll Relief by AccountantsWorld. Very great program and they are adding new features to fully compete with many big services bureau out there. We are very happy to do payroll in our firm now, and also the income that comes with it instead of referring it out .

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Do you have a website? Or is this it... www.surepayroll.com

Michaelstar (talk|edits) said:

30 September 2006
JR1 - is this a hands on p/r service that the client runs or does the accountant need to do realtime follow ups. Also, I was not to clear on this - are the p/r tax deposits and the p/r t/r's handled by the service (like paychex) or is this the accountant's resposibility?

Mtmckeecpa (talk|edits) said:

30 September 2006
JR,

Is this the paypal website below? If not, can you please post so I can review?

Surepayroll

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

September 30, 2006
Call me an idiot. *waiting* OK, PayCYCLE duh. Confused the name, so sorry for rabbit trail to wrong destination. paycycle
  • gnashing teeth, applying whip to back*

Jmor (talk|edits) said:

30 September 2006
ZPAY seems to be the best deal for a small business with few employees and is by far the cheapest one that I have found. thanks Rfarley.

Rruth (talk|edits) said:

2 October 2006
I've been using CFS for years, very inexpensive as well, but not the advantages of on-line.

RBM (talk|edits) said:

3 October 2006
WE HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH AME (ACCOUNTING MADE EASY.

TRcpa (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2008
I would think twice about accountantsworld if anyone is concerned. Don't mean hate but they are a laughable bunch in my opinion. Support that is adequate as best (@ 5pm they just completely close down), lack of consistent e-filing capabilities between states and within states.......and of course if you decide to quit don't bother asking them for anything related to your clients (i.e., reports).

They gave me the run around for the entire week and informed me that in order to get the reports I needed to pay $195 to reactivate my service....otherwise I need to wait until they CD burn everything @ year end........do yourself a favor go to paycycle if you have simplistic payroll needs with fairly comprehensive e-filing capabilities in a majority of the states or use the new ADP run. It can be a bit pricey but if you use the full service payroll from Accountantworld its likely in the same price range and you don't have to worry about e-filing throughout the whole US.

Wwtaxes (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
Since this has been bumped to the forefront again, are there any updated opinions on what to use? I've been doing a couple of small payrolls by hand and an Excel spreadsheet, but need to either get more serious or refer them out.

I'm curious to hear if JR went with PayCycle and how it has worked out.

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2008
I have had two clients use PayCycle, both payrolls are constantly screwed up. One client is on a MAC, and I don't know if that has anything to do with it, but last year it dropped three payrolls out of the mix and since I didn't get their stuff until about June, it wasn't discovered until summertime that at least 12 W-2's were wrong and the quarterlies that, too. This year one employee had three paychecks just drop out of the calculations. Second client, we found the calculations for FICA/MC were off and everything had to be corrected before the fourth quarter and W-2's could be completed. She's on a PC. Generally, I don't have much confidence in them.

TRcpa (talk|edits) said:

24 March 2008
Actually have had great experience with PayCycle. Reports are easy to run, setup is a breeze, just no nonsense payroll. Never had an experience like Actionbsns. The one thing I will say though is you can make changes. I.e., delete prior payroll information (though you have to delete the last check or payment first before say you can delete the second to the last). This is a pro or con in my opinion. It's great if you know what you are doing and you made a mistake.....though for clients that maybe doing it on their own it could be a receipe for disaster.

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