Running payroll is one of the most important aspects of any successful business, but that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. With first-class payroll software, you’ll experience peace of mind knowing you have the resources to pay your employees and taxes correctly and on time.
ADP’s payroll software features:
24/7 access from any device
A user-friendly interface
Features and benefits
Nearly 60 percent of companies with more than five employees use an external payroll company, according to the National Small Business Association1. Discover how ADP’s payroll software can help you improve your business operations.
Processing payroll is simple with ADP. Our payroll systems automate labor intensive tasks, such as:
In addition, you can store all your employees’ information in our web-based interface. This drastically reduces the mistakes that can happen when entering data on a repeat basis.
ADP’s payroll software easily syncs with time and attendance solutions and other human resource programs. So, from one place, you can manage not just payroll, but also benefits, employee absences, 401(k) contributions, insurance premiums and more.
Never miss another filing with the government. Our payroll software makes sure all your paperwork is up-to-date and submitted on time. It also provides easy access to mandatory forms, such as W-2 and W-9, and notifies you about changes to minimum wage, tax codes and other regulations.
When payroll issues arise, you need the right solution fast. ADP’s certified, experienced professionals are available to assist with all your payroll software needs.
Built just for small businesses, RUN Powered by ADP® includes:
Just right for growing organizations, ADP Workforce Now® includes:
Payroll software automates the most labor-intensive aspects of running payroll. Specific features vary from one provider to the next, but employers generally are be able to use software to:
Businesses that opt for full-service payroll may also receive professional assistance with regulatory compliance and have taxes filed on their behalf.
No two payroll providers are the same, but most high-quality solutions generally can:
Organizations of all sizes use payroll software, but what works for one may not be suitable for another. A small business may only need basic features that save time and help them with tax compliance. Larger corporations, on the other hand, tend to look for more advanced solutions that can integrate payroll with other HR systems or have advanced reporting capabilities.
Yes, payroll can be processed without software, but this is often a risky option for employers who don’t have the time or the accounting skills to do it correctly. The tax penalties that ensue from mistakes can quickly negate any savings achieved through DIY methods. For this reason, many businesses prefer to partner with a payroll service provider or explore outsourcing solutions.
Regardless of how employers choose to run payroll, whether through traditional bookkeeping or a software solution, the process requires a few basic elements to get started. These include:
Of the many types of payroll software on the market today, some are easier to use than others. Those that are user friendly will usually provide hands-on training, digital learning tools, dedicated account resources or in-product demos to ensure that their clients can run payroll as proficiently as possible. To make things even easier, payroll software may also be capable of integrating with timekeeping, insurance and retirement solutions, and other HR programs.
Payroll software costs vary depending on the number of people employed by the business, its individual needs and the provider’s price structure. An annual base price usually applies and there may be an additional fee for each payroll transaction. When weighing payroll software costs, it’s important to assess the level of support provided with the product and how well it can integrate with other programs.
With ADP, you can start processing payroll at any time, not just a new quarter or new year. If you’re switching providers, you can ease the transition process by asking for all the necessary forms and information upfront.
Not all types of payroll software can meet the complex needs of international businesses. Employers that pay employees in multiple countries generally require a payroll service provider that offers worldwide compliance expertise, on-demand analytics and reporting, and first-rate security measures. Some, like ADP, are also capable of unifying data into a single system of record, which helps make managing global payroll easier.
Compared to manual data entry, payroll software can save you considerable time. The features available in the package you choose will ultimately determine your total work effort.
You can process payroll anywhere because ADP products are in the cloud. So, even if you’re relocated from your place of business, ADP’s payroll software lets you easily use a mobile device to pay your employees.
ADP automatically syncs with many popular accounting software products, including QuickBooks™, QuickBooks™ Online, Xero™ and Wave, to ensure a seamless transition of your data. Check with a payroll provider to make sure they pair up with your preferred program.
Your accountant will probably appreciate that you’re using a trusted payroll service provider because it enables seamless data integration, reporting and payroll processing. This empowers accountants to do more work with greater efficiency, so they have more time to work on strategies that help you run a better business.
Payroll is so quick it saves me a ton of time. Setting up new employees is also obscenely simple. Everything from tax withholdings to direct deposits are done in 2 minutes, max. Such a time-saver that I don't need to hire an HR person or additional accounting person.
Daniel Ledbetter, Managing Director, Palmetto School of Career Development