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Payroll Software – How it handles the ‘monies’

17 December 2013 4 MIN READ

Every business needs a reliable payroll system. Afterall, if money matters run smoothly, the employees are happy which in turn shows through the productivity of the company. On a serious note, having reliable payroll software has become an integral part of any organization. As a company grows, the accounts department would have to deal with more and more paperwork. One minute mistake and the results can be cumbersome and irksome. Let the payroll software replace the stress that comes with the mounting paperwork and instead enjoy the many advantages of payroll software.

  • Accuracy – Payroll software helps avoid financial errors while computing salaries and wages. The conventional methods of paperwork and human calculations have a wide margin of errors. And committing even one error is too much when it comes to payroll. Not to mention, the time a software takes to compute salaries is a fraction that taken by a human, which in turn saves a lot of precious time.
  • ‘Holistic’ calculations – Payroll software doesn’t just calculate the salaries and wages. It takes into consideration various other factors like holidays, perks, salary hikes, overtime, double-time, commissions, bonuses, retroactive pay, wage deductions, auto payments and reimbursements. All these calculations hardly take any time and is as accurate as it can get.
  • Tax management – Salaries and perks aren’t the only thing that has to be managed by the accounting department. Tax management is equally important and the tax deduction varies with each employee. Managing taxes for a lot of different categories of salaries is nothing short of a tiresome task. An automated payroll system can drastically ease the calculations as all the salary records are stored in the system. As per the data and the changes made to them, the system provides an accurate tax record.
  • Time-keeping – Most of the organizations pay their employees as per the hours they put into work. With a manual payroll system, the clocked hours have to be calculated by hand. An automated system calculates the hours accurately and manages the pay accordingly. Since it reads and calculates the clocked hours correctly, the chances of errors are next to negligible.
  • Backup – Saving records of payrolls in databases is really easy and important. In case of any failure of the system, the necessary backup is present at any time you need. The same cannot be said for the heaps of papers and files. In case they are destroyed, and once all the important data is lost, it can never be recovered. This may spell disastrous for almost every organization.
  • ‘Predicting’ the expansion – Most of the payroll software comes with a feature that monitors all payroll expenses instantly. This graph generates a forecast giving an idea of a business’s performance. This helps to decide if new staff needs to be hired or any changes have to be made to the salary system. This lends a hand to the organization with their expansion plans.
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