When you first started your business, you probably had a plan for how you would handle your payroll. As you’re in business longer, you’ve discovered that payroll is more complicated than you imagined. It’s not one thing or the other. It’s every part of the payroll process. You must keep up with federal, state, and local payroll tax regulations. Finding a local payroll company, can eliminate those headaches.
Beyond all the regulations, there are the deadlines for reports, payments, and all the rest. You’re aware that you need help with your payroll processing, but you have probably also found that there are more than 100,000 results when you search for “payroll services.” Now, it’s just a matter of finding the right local payroll services to meet your needs. Here’s how you pick the right one.
What is the Cost?
The cost of the payroll services is always a factor, and it’s usually determined based on the number of employees you have as well as the level of services that you need every month. Ask about what the pricing structure is. Find out if you’re locked in with the same subscription rate or flat fee for the entirety of your contract. If it’s an introductory fee, what’s the cost when you’re past your trial or one-year intro? Find out about hidden fees, setup fees, and customization fees. What will it cost you to access analytics, setup a custom report, or add a new user? Are there fees for accounting errors?
At Atlantic Payroll Partners, our goal is to offer easy-to-understand solutions, without hidden fees or surprise charges. Payroll processing may be your company’s biggest expense, but it’s also an indicator of your success and financial health. Your brand’s reputation is at stake. You need a partner who can help you do it right, no matter what the cost. That’s what we’re here for.
What About Compliance?
One of the biggest challenges in payroll processing is the constant evolution of compliance requirements. It’s not easy to keep track of all the changes, and also to implement the new regulations in addition to all the other requirements of your job. Find out how frequently, the tax tables are updated for compliance. What steps does the payroll service take to ensure that their services are up-to-date, and how do they notify you when those requirements change?
At Atlantic Payroll Partners, we make sure you’re compliant. We not only keep up with the current requirements, but we work with you to be compliant with the law. With our payroll service, you pay your employees on time, pay your payroll taxes on time, and file your payroll tax forms on time. We make it easy by taking the guesswork out of the equation.
What Services Do You Need?
Map out a list of the services you need both on a monthly basis and over the course of a year. The level of services are often a factor of budgetary considerations, but don’t let that be your only consideration. How flexible is the service? Can you start out with one level and branch out or expand your service requirements to meet your organizational needs? Some of the most common services include (but are not limited to):
- Payroll Processing
- New Hire Reporting
- Payroll taxes (file and pay)
- PTO management
- Employee self-service
- Payroll reports
We know that you may not even really know what services you’d like to use. You just know that you need help. Together, as partners, we can access your current payroll process, and make recommendations for the services and solutions that will best meet your needs.
What About Recommendations?
Online reviews can be a great way to gauge how effective the payroll services are. You also need to reach out to people you trust. Ask business colleagues, friends, and online acquaintance about their experiences. You need insight on reliability, but also reputation. You need a payroll service that has the experience you need with a proven track record for successfully solving the payroll-related problems of businesses like yours.
The reviews and testimonials speak from themselves. Our customers come first at Atlantic Payroll Partners, and they have come to rely upon our experience and knowledge to guide them through the challenges inherent in the payroll process.
What About Tech Support?
When you’re first looking into the options for local payroll services, you don’t want to imagine that anything will ever go wrong. Even if everything goes right 99.9% of the time, there will invariably be some time when you will need technical assistance with the payroll system. When that happens, you cannot wait a week for help. Your reputation and the continued success of your business relies upon on-time and accurate payroll processing. You need access to a knowledgeable support person right away, and that person must be able to assist you in fixing the problem immediately.
APP offers hands-on support during the on-boarding process and every day as a member afterwards. You can call your Account Manager and get answers to your questions no matter where you are in the payroll process. That dedicated communication is key. That’s a level of support that you just don’t get from other payroll services.
Is the Payroll Company Local?
As you’ve already discovered, there are hundreds (even thousands) of options for payroll services. With most of those organizations, you’re just one of the customers they work with every day. You are a number, a cog in their giant machine. You need payroll services that puts you first as the customer and that understands the unique challenges that you’re facing in your business.
At Atlantic Payroll Partners, we know you by name. We focus on offering you the solutions that will make your life better, easier, and more productive. Our services are designed to give you the time and resources you need to do your job better. We want you to succeed, because we are a part of your community too. As part of your team, our mission is to support your needs and help you succeed.
At Atlantic Payroll Partners we believe we are the best, local payroll provider to help you grow your business. Even more than that. We’re a professional employment organization that offers an incredible suite of solutions for your business. In addition to offering payroll services we offer, full-service HR, workers’ compensation, accounting, and health care benefits. Our solution suite is back by over 100 years of combined experience in the PEO space.
We’re proud to say that we’ve helped businesses reduce employee turnover, increase revenue, make more money, and lighten their daily load by working with us. Our clients can offer their employees’ health care benefits and access to the same 401k plans that the Fortune 500 companies use without breaking the bank.
We welcome you to continue exploring our website, to learn more about Atlantic Payroll Partners and how we can help improve your business. We do our job, so that you can focus on yours.