Payroll teams are constantly challenged with so many processes and regulations to keep track of to keep employees paid each month. Many payroll software options offer the basic necessities to ensure payroll is completed, but most payroll teams need more than just the basics. How can you tell if your payroll software is working for you and not the other way around?
If your payroll is cloud-based, you can access from any device, easily add and edit employee details and view payroll in real time. You don’t have to spend time using manual spreadsheets and processes to manage payroll, because the software does it for you. Look for cloud-based payroll that automatically updates with new payroll regulations or HMRC filing requirements, provides self-service portals for employees to make changes to personal data, and gives you real-time access to payroll so you can view costs and identify issues.
Just as each business is different, so are your payroll requirements. Some employees might be part-time or flexible workers, some might be salaried employees. Using a software that gives you customised reporting allows you to create reports that fit your needs – not a one-size-fits-all approach to reporting. You can also use the customised reporting to simplify year-end reporting, quarterly and annual reports for internal purposes, and ensure accuracy and compliance for your payroll in real-time.
Does your payroll software come with CIPP-certified experts to help you when questions come up? Behind every exceptional payroll software is a team that can assist you with complicated payroll issues that may arise. If you can’t get help when you need it, your payroll process can suffer or cause errors that result in fines or penalties. Make sure your payroll software has a certified compliance team to back up the technology – there will always be a situation where you need expert advice when it comes to payroll. With evolving regulations, furlough changes, IR35 updates, it’s vital to have a team of experts ready to help.
Make sure your payroll software is working for you – from technology, to reporting and compliance. You shouldn’t settle for a payroll system that just provides the basics – look for a technology that scales with your business, provides you tools and resources to ensure compliance, and goes above and beyond for your business. Talk to us today about simplifying your payroll with our cloud-based software, customised reporting, and our team of CIPP-certified experts.
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