Payroll software can save small business owners valuable time and money in calculating payroll taxes, printing paychecks and filing tax reports. However, choosing the right payroll software solution is not an easy job for new employers. In response to customers’ requests, Halfpricesoft.com (http://www.halfpricesoft.com), the developer of ezPaycheck payroll software, now offers a 6-step guide for small businesses.
“We have provided payroll tax solution to small businesses for over one decade. We noticed that buying the wrong payroll software can cost small businesses unnecessary time and money. We hope our guide will help our customers to find the best payroll tax software solution,” said Dr. Ge, President and Founder of halfpricesoft.com.
Halfpricesoft.com always believes small business payroll software should be simple, flexible and affordable. Big, expensive and complex payroll suite may not be the right choice for new small employers. Small business customers should focus on how to grow business, not on how to operate payroll software. And small businesses should not be forced to pay some features that they will never need to use.
Customers can find this guide at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/articles/sb-payroll-software-how-to-choose.asp The six steps are:
Step 1: List the features your company needs.
First off, customers should list every feature and function that they need. Don’t assume that they are included in all payroll software. Some are not.
Step 2: Separate must-have features from optional features and prioritize
Once customers have the list of features, identify which features they absolutely must have. Any product that doesn’t have one of these features should not even be considered.
Step 3: Look for payroll software that can enter year-to-date payroll information.
If customers plan to change to a new payroll software in mid-year, make sure to purchase payroll software that allows for year-to-date payroll entry for the employees.
Step 4: Look for an easy-to-use interface.
The key word here is the graphical interface – the window or screen that displays the options and accepts the data that you enter.
Step 5: Watch out for hidden fees for updating tax tables or use with multiple businesses.
Tax rate tables change every year as tax laws change. Don’t get stuck paying high fees to update the tax tables.
Step 6: Take potential software for a test drive
Many providers a offer free trial version of payroll software that small business can download from their web site.