The best payroll system

Choosing the Right Payroll System

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When choosing the right payroll software for your business, there are some things to bear in mind to make sure you find the right solution for your needs. A lot of these will be standard considerations but there will be some that are unique to your company and the industry in which you operate. If you don’t know where to start? Read on for some important factors that you need to consider to help you make the right decision.


When you use payroll software, you have control over your payroll. A payroll system that offers strong support could help you feel more comfortable with managing your own payroll. Many payroll systems offer customer support in some form. And other companies even help you set up your payroll system. And other payroll systems offer online support, support over the phone, or both.

Number of companies and users

If your business is doing payroll for a number of clients/companies, how many companies will you need to process payroll for? It is important to ensure that any software you purchase includes a licence for the required number of companies. Likewise, if you plan to manage payroll just for your own company, and you want to install the software on a server to allow multiple users to access it from a remote or local network, make sure you choose a payroll software package and licence that allows for this.

Free trial

A free trial helps you to know exactly what you are purchasing. Check to see if the payroll system you’re considering offers a free trial. You can ask them how to use it, explain what is payroll processing or what is the right payroll calculations for you before you buy. It also lets you learn the system with a hands-on approach and temporarily run your payroll at no cost to you.

Integration and Security

Whether outsourced or not, payroll software is dependent on the data in your attendance and time and book keeping systems. And seamless integration is the deal.

Payroll system involves some of your most sensitive business information like National Insurance numbers, salary figures, payroll records and bank account details. The security of that information is extremely important, and not least because of the liability should you lose control of it.

If you are looking for the right payroll system for your business, Chippendale & Clark can give you the best payroll system. For more details about our service, feel free to call us at 01249 465 435.

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