There’s a good chance you already know what the answer is since you’re reading this article.

But just in case you still need some convincing that the old way you’ve been doing software has gone the way of the dodo and it’s time to bring your payroll system to the 21st century, here are a few ways to tell if you need to get a new payroll system.

Are you still doing payroll by hand?

Unless you really love doing payroll yourself, by hand, then it’s time to modernize to payroll services that will automate much of the work for you. Payroll software takes a lot of the time and frustration out of the process, and will help you better stay on top of your employees’ paychecks – even if you only have one employee.

Have the paychecks been late, or worse incorrect?

Your employees expect to be paid. And they expect to be paid on very specific days that you set down when you hired them. Whether you pay your team every other week, on the 1st and 15th, once a month, or any other pattern, it’s important for your employees to get paid regularly. Especially since 78% of U.S. workers are living paycheck to paycheck.

So when those checks come late – or are incorrect – that can cause big problems for your employees. And you don’t want that. So if your payroll company has ever sent late or inaccurate paychecks, it’s time to find a better payroll system.

Have you ever gotten into an argument with customer service?

You’re going to have questions as you work on payroll. It’s inevitable. Even if you’re a payroll expert who took all the training your software provider offered, questions are going to come up. And if you’ve ever gotten the runaround trying to get an answer to your question, or gotten so frustrated with the lack of clarity and service from your payroll software provider that you basically got into an argument with them, then it’s time to find new payroll software.

Are there any unexpected costs to using your current system?

While these costs might not be directly coming from your payroll software, its lack of current practices could be costing you money all the same. According to the American Payroll Association, automating your payroll can help reduce payroll processing costs by as much as 80%. If you’re not automating your payroll, processing all of those checks can really be costing you.

If you answered yes to even one of these questions, then it’s time to seriously consider a new payroll software system. When you’ve accepted this fact, make sure you look for a system that won’t just manage your payroll with accuracy and clarity, but will provide you with exceptional customer service and detailed insights into your organization.

And if you can find one that also takes care of all your HR needs too, then we can officially welcome you to the 21st century.

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