Decisions, decisions. Each day we face hundreds, if not thousands of decisions. As business owners, making good decisions affects everyone involved in our company. How can you make a good decision about which payroll software is right for your small business? This article will help.
We will look at 4 areas;
- Maintenance (do they still make parts for it?)
- Affordability (is the price right?)
- Simplicity (is it easy to use?)
- Capabilities (can it do what you need it to?)
Payroll Software Support & Maintenance
A good payroll software developer should be actively maintaining their software. Aside from the usual security and compatibility updates, the payroll market place is constantly changing. IR35, enough said.
Look for a payroll software provider that is well established in the market. Some smart questions to ask your payroll software developer are;
- How long have you been in business?
- How large is your client base?
- What is your annual turnover?
- What disaster recovery contingencies do you have in place?
Affordable Payroll Software for Small Businesses
The payroll software you choose for your small business should be affordable. It shouldn’t leave you gasping for breath as you read the invoice from the software developer. Look for a payroll software provider who charges a reasonable price for their software. But beware, if someone is charging an unusually small amount for their payroll software make sure there aren’t hidden extras further down the line.
We recommend using flexible pricing based on your business needs. Payroll software that charges you per contractor ensures that as your business scales, your software can grow to meet your needs without breaking the bank!
Simple Payroll Software for Small Businesses
Good payroll software should be simple and easy to use. After all, you are busy enough running your small business, you shouldn’t have to spend excessive amounts of time learning how to work your payroll software. If you need a degree in rocket science to operate your payroll software then it’s probably too complicated.
Payroll Software Capable of Serving your Small Business
It goes without saying that your chosen payroll software should do what you want it to. But so often we settle for something that isn’t quite right. Before you know it, it’s 2:30am and you’re squinting at an excel spreadsheet while your payroll software sleeps soundly in its little hammock.
Choose payroll software that not only does what you need it to today, but choose payroll software that is flexible enough to do what you might need it to do tomorrow. Remember IR35?
How to Find the Best Payroll Software for your Small Business?
In summary, you should look for payroll software that is Maintained (actively), Affordable, Simple and Capable of serving your business needs. While you are on our website, we have various payroll software options available for businesses large and small, with flexible pricing based on the number of contractors you pay. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a demonstration of any of our payroll software options for your small business.