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ADP Human Capital Management Solutions Enhance HSM Reporting and Efficiency

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Isenhower, Group Health and Workers Compensation Manager, HSM. “We are also finding ADP’s HCM solutions incredibly helpful for processing employee benefit deductions and its self-service options intuitive for our employees to view their payroll, benefits and retirement information.” “ADP has been working closely with HSM to help the company further automate key HR processes and streamline its reporting by leveraging more robust analytics,” said Don Weinstein, senior vice president of Product Management at ADP. “It has been gratifying to hear that HSM already is achieving noticeable improvements in executing core HR functions such as payroll processing, and is now able to more easily access and take action on enterprisewide HR, payroll and benefits information.” About ADPWith more than $11 billion in revenues and more than 60 years of experience, ADP /quotes/zigman/68751/quotes/nls/adp ADP +0.51% serves approximately 620,000 clients in more than 125 countries. As one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ADP’s easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.adp.com. The ADP logo, ADP, the ADP National Employment Report, the ADP Small Business Report and the ADP Research Institute are registered trademarks of ADP, Inc. The ADP Regional Employment Report and ADP National Franchise Report are service marks of ADP, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright 2013 ADP, Inc. Contacts: Steve CrossSenior Director, Corporate Communications, ADP(973) 404-4325 Steven.R.Cross@ADP.com Dwayne WelchExecutive Vice President Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, HSM(828) 328-2201 dewelch@hsmsolutions.com Ben TannerWeber Shandwick for ADP(212) 445-8245btanner@webershandwick.com Sheryl ZapcicGodfrey for HSM(717) 393-3831szapcic@godfrey.com SOURCE ADP Copyright (C) 2013 PR Newswire.

Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Updates Logo and Executive Staff

This program, and others like it, has made it much easier for entrepreneurs to run a company, says Ted Mallett, vice-president and chief economist with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. These programs are tremendously powerful for small firms, he says. Custom software is expensive, so companies are lucky that they can now use off the shelf products. A recent survey conducted by Intuit Canada, the makers of Quickbooks, found that of the 97% of small business owners who currently use payroll software, 18% like these programs because they can do all their payroll management in one place. Another 17% of respondents said payroll programs are efficient, 11% said theyre accurate and 7% said it gives them peace of mind. Our philosophy is that you dont need to be an accountant to do this, says Rob King, Intuits managing director of small business. Thats what these programs are for. For Mr. Sharma, a good payroll program not only needs to be able to calculate what he owns the government, but it also has to integrate with his bank and online payment sites like PayPal. He wants to be able to pay his six full-time employees and 22 contract workers with a click of the button.

Payroll management solutions and the simple secrets of off-the-shelf software

Best practice: Ask someone outside the Payroll department to define your sample, but set parameters for that person, Fraumeni advised. Once you have your population, you must set the sample period. An effective self-audit looks at one complete cycle, Poole said. A cycle can be one payroll, or a monthly, quarterly or annual period. You must also define your sampling unite.g., dollars or hours. Finally, you must consider how the error rate will be measured. And you have some choices, here, too, said Poolepercentage of pays, percentage of gross dollars or percentage of net dollars. Items to audit Self-audits usually rely on time records, the payroll register and wage and tax registers, general ledger balances, W-2 forms and the payroll check clearing account.

Expert Guidance In Payroll Management Offered By Payroll Report

In her new role, Summer will continue to oversee client relations in addition to supporting the strategic development of the organization from a sales perspective. The appointments of Ms. Chabana and Mrs. Poletti reinforce the Company’s focus on product development to drive growth. Al Blowers, owner and founder of PTM who is stepping out of the daily operations of the company, will continue to provide executive direction for the Cachet Holdings, Inc. family of companies as Chairman and CEO. Blowers is “delighted that Micheline and Summer have so enthusiastically accepted their new roles.

Ms. Chabana said, “I am honored and delighted to lead PTM; I look forward to working with each of the Company’s dedicated employees to continue providing innovative products and exceptional service. Micheline continues, Summers payroll tax knowledge is unparalleled and I have every confidence that she will prove to be a great leader for the PTM sales team.” Mrs. Poletti joined PTM in 2003, servicing PTMs portfolio of payroll tax products as an account executive and most recently directing the PTM and Cachet client relations team. In her new role, Summer will continue to oversee client relations in addition to supporting the strategic development of the organization from a sales perspective. The appointments of Ms. Chabana and Mrs. Poletti reinforce the Companys focus on product development to drive growth.

Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Updates Logo and Executive Staff

They are in need of a new Payroll Manager to lead a team of 6 8 Payroll Assistants / Payroll Clerks providing payroll services to circa 1000 members of staff. Due to their location being just outside of Northampton you will need your own transport to be able to commute to the site. To be considered for this Payroll Manager position you MUST have previous experience of being a dedicated Payroll Manager. You will ideally have experience of dealing with large numbers of casual & part time staff similar to that of a retail or hospitality environment. Reporting into the HR Manager you will be responsible for leading, managing, motivating and training a team of 6 8 Payroll Clerks, and where necessary provide hands on support to the payroll process. If you are an experienced Payroll Manager and you are looking for a new challenge with in an exciting and fast paced environment please send me your CV immediately. Job Title: Payroll Manager Key Skills: Managing a payroll team Location: South West Northampton area MUST DRIVE / HAVE OWN TRANSPORT Salary: 38,000

Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Updates Logo and Executive Staff

Ms. Chabana said, “I am honored and delighted to lead PTM; I look forward to working with each of the Company’s dedicated employees to continue providing innovative products and exceptional service. Micheline continues, Summers payroll tax knowledge is unparalleled and I have every confidence that she will prove to be a great leader for the PTM sales team.” Mrs. Poletti joined PTM in 2003, servicing PTMs portfolio of payroll tax products as an account executive and most recently directing the PTM and Cachet client relations team. In her new role, Summer will continue to oversee client relations in addition to supporting the strategic development of the organization from a sales perspective. The appointments of Ms. Chabana and Mrs. Poletti reinforce the Companys focus on product development to drive growth. Al Blowers, owner and founder of PTM who is stepping out of the daily operations of the company, will continue to provide executive direction for the Cachet Holdings, Inc. family of companies as Chairman and CEO. Blowers is “delighted that Micheline and Summer have so enthusiastically accepted their new roles. Both have worked tirelessly to build our companies, attract new clients and partners, and create new revenue streams.

Innovative, world-class HR and payroll developed locally

( EMAILWIRE.COM , October 26, 2012 ) London, UK — PayrollReport has been very much aware that a number of searches pertaining to their services is being made annually. With this regard, the company made their expert guidance available to their customers. A testimony from Mike Kerrigan, a Payroll Outsourcing customer states: Outsourcing payroll has given me extra time to focus on selling. That’s been great for our business. I’ve also managed to attend a few of my daughter’s soccer games, now that I don’t have to spend the time preparing payroll. PayrollReport website, http://www.payrollreport.co.uk , stated: Most business leaders prefer to concentrate on their area of expertise whether it is producing luxury cars, new fashions or designing websites than spend time on internal business processes such as invoicing or payroll. This is where payroll outsourcing services or outsourced payroll providers comes in. Navigate the world of payroll management with our expert guides, industry focused reports and expert editorial backed by the UKs leading publisher of payroll information for businesses. PayrollReport is your professional insight in to the world of payroll management, payroll outsourcing and sector specific payroll advice., quotes the spokesperson of PayrollReport. The officer-in-charge added: The PayrollReport website is supported by the experts and industry specialists at Athene Publishing and is designed to engage and inform on the payroll questions and challenges of big to small business payroll . In addition to publishing a monthly magazine and regular e-bulletins, PayrollReport is part of a payroll and credit publishing stable from a specialist publisher that provides payroll legislation updates and support to companies such as Capita Business Services. Payroll Report is designed to engage and inform on the payroll questions and challenges faced by small to medium sized enterprises to achieve payroll management throughout the United Kingdom as well as offering sector specific payroll information. Contact Information:

Payroll self-audits protect the company–and Payroll pros

(PTM),a national provider of payroll tax software systems and services, announces changes to its executive team and a new corporate logo.These announcements mark the most dramatic changes in the corporate identity since 2006. Micheline Chabana, formerly Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PTM and Cachet, accepted the executive role of President. While Summer E. Poletti, previously Director of Client Relations, was promoted to Vice President of Sales. Micheline Chabana has been with the company for eleven years, the last five as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing; in her new role she will drive PTMs overall strategy and daily operations. Ms. Chabana said, “I am honored and delighted to lead PTM; I look forward to working with each of the Company’s dedicated employees to continue providing innovative products and exceptional service. Micheline continues, Summers payroll tax knowledge is unparalleled and I have every confidence that she will prove to be a great leader for the PTM sales team.” Mrs. Poletti joined PTM in 2003, servicing PTMs portfolio of payroll tax products as an account executive and most recently directing the PTM and Cachet client relations team.

Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Updates Logo and Executive Staff

Sage VIP launched the VIP People Payroll and HRIS system in South Africa 24 months ago as a brand new, state-of-the-art HR and payroll application, targeting large to enterprise size businesses in Africa. Swanepoel says Sage VIP wanted to develop a product that could cater for those companies that required more detailed and complex functionalities than what has been available in the South African HR and payroll market, but without having to pay up to 10 times more for custom-built applications. “We employed the intellectual capital we’ve gathered over the last 25 years as leaders in the HR and payroll industry to develop a world-class system,” says Swanepoel. Swanepoel continues by highlighting the system’s key capabilities, which show how Sage VIP’s innovative solutions have produced a system that is globally on par. Security, stability and improved processes – The VIP People system not only lends security and stability to the modern HR and payroll environment, but also provides improvement of processes through innovation. The design also complements existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and builds on the strength of SQL as a unified platform. Latest headlines Microsoft in talks with Foursquare Online real-time design – The online real-time design provides substantial benefits to the end-user, making processing easy to monitor, vastly reducing errors and minimising risk. The combination of an online real-time design with a date-driven system is unheard of in the industry. It’s state-of-the-art technology. Innovative design contributes to efficient implementation – Due to the software’s pioneering design, the time required for implementation of the solution is a fraction compared to other systems of this calibre. For example, we recently managed to complete a full implementation at Mr Price for 19000 employees in three months. Implementations of this size would normally take between six and 24 months. Some interesting facts about VIP People: * The system was developed in .Net and runs on a MS SQL Server. * It employs a friendly and familiar user interface with the ability to customise the working space for each user as they prefer.

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Port of Portland Keeps Ships Moving With NetSuite

With more than 300 ships passing through the port each year, it delivers $3 billion into the region annually. Port of Portland is focused on growing its customer base of exporters, and needed to update its core business systems in order to support this future growth. Its previous systems were out of date and lacked integration, which required a lot of inefficient manual processes that led to data inconsistencies. Ship scheduling, in particular, was hand written on pieces of paper and not captured properly in its software systems. After reviewing a number of on-premise solutions, such as Technology One, Klein Ports, One Port and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, it turned to NetSuite’s fully integrated cloud-based business management solution to future-proof its business, as it was the only solution that met all of its requirements. “As we are a small-to-medium business with only 55 employees and 20 operational maintenance staff, NetSuite’s cloud-based solution was very appealing to us — it means we can be cutting edge with the latest advancements in technology, without having to manage and upgrade it ourselves,” said Kara King, company accountant for Port of Portland. “We don’t have a full-time IT person and we are in a remote location, so having NetSuite helpdesk at our fingertips is a big thing.” In conjunction with NetSuite’s cloud-based business management solution, Port of Portland is also able to leverage NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) Partners — i-Seaports for shipping and Infinet Cloud for payroll – which have built SuiteApp’s on the NetSuite SuiteCloud Computing Platform and have achieved Built for NetSuite verification. Built for NetSuite is a program for SDN partners that provides them with information, resources and a method to verify that their applications and integrations meet new NetSuite standards and best practices, giving NetSuite customers additional confidence. The ability for NetSuite to fully integrate with i-Seaports’ advanced shipping capabilities, was another key driver for Port of Portland’s decision to select NetSuite. The integration provides the port with a traffic management centre to manage all aspects of a vessel call from reservations to departure, as well as a communications co-ordination centre to coordinate notifications, updates and communications at every point of a vessel call.

Clas Ohlson outsources payroll management to Aditro

While many people think of Quickbooks as tax preparation software, it can now manage payroll too. Plug in who gets paid what and the program will calculate how much CPP, EI and other government payments the business owner has to hand over. This program, and others like it, has made it much easier for entrepreneurs to run a company, says Ted Mallett, vice-president and chief economist with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. These programs are tremendously powerful for small firms, he says. Custom software is expensive, so companies are lucky that they can now use off the shelf products. A recent survey conducted by Intuit Canada, the makers of Quickbooks, found that of the 97% of small business owners who currently use payroll software, 18% like these programs because they can do all their payroll management in one place. Another 17% of respondents said payroll programs are efficient, 11% said theyre accurate and 7% said it gives them peace of mind. Our philosophy is that you dont need to be an accountant to do this, says Rob King, Intuits managing director of small business. Thats what these programs are for. For Mr. Sharma, a good payroll program not only needs to be able to calculate what he owns the government, but it also has to integrate with his bank and online payment sites like PayPal. He wants to be able to pay his six full-time employees and 22 contract workers with a click of the button. We need an end-to-end solution, he says, adding that he thinks Quickbooks is the program that will provide that.

Payroll self-audits protect the company–and Payroll pros

Know thy payroll IRS auditors generally dont look at your entire payroll. Instead, they sample it. You need to sample, too, Poole said. Sampling is more efficient than testing 100% of the population, Fraumeni added, but she specified two situations where you should never sample: when you have small populations (fewer than 200 to 300 employees) and when you have large dollar amounts, including negative deductions or taxes or refunds of overwithheld FICA taxes. A department or class of employees (e.g., exempt or nonexempt) can be your sample, Poole noted, but whatever your sample, it should be objective. Best practice: Ask someone outside the Payroll department to define your sample, but set parameters for that person, Fraumeni advised. Once you have your population, you must set the sample period.

Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Updates Logo and Executive Staff

With the increase in the number of staff, there are growing expectations on payroll management. In addition to the basics – salaries paid correctly and on time – Clas Ohlson wanted to develop the processes and quality of its payroll management. In order to secure the development and continuity of the service, Clas Ohlson decided to build a reliable service in payroll management by utilising the experience and services of an external service provider. Since the establishment of the company, Clas Ohlson has focused on smart products and solutions. “The payroll management service provided by Aditro was a smart solution for us. We appreciated the focus on solutions in Aditro’s approach. They carefully examined our situation and took our unique needs into consideration when planning the package”, says Katariina Lajunen, Clas Ohlson’s HR Manager. “We believe that with our collaboration, we can further develop the processes and quality of our payroll management. This way we can make sure that, as our company grows, payroll management services are always optimally managed”, Lajunen continues. “We are glad that Clas Ohlson selected Aditro as its provider of payroll services. We believe that our experience of providing payroll and HR management services brings additional value to Clas Ohlson’s efforts to grow the company”, states Ulla Nikkanen, Director of Aditro’s outsourcing services. For further information, please contact: Sampo Paallysaho, Managing Director, Clas Ohlson Oy, tel.

Payroll management solutions and the simple secrets of off-the-shelf software

In her new role, Summer will continue to oversee client relations in addition to supporting the strategic development of the organization from a sales perspective. The appointments of Ms. Chabana and Mrs. Poletti reinforce the Companys focus on product development to drive growth. Al Blowers, owner and founder of PTM who is stepping out of the daily operations of the company, will continue to provide executive direction for the Cachet Holdings, Inc. family of companies as Chairman and CEO. Blowers is “delighted that Micheline and Summer have so enthusiastically accepted their new roles. Both have worked tirelessly to build our companies, attract new clients and partners, and create new revenue streams. These changes are part of our strategy to bring PTM and Cachet into the future as we build a stronger, more focused organization. PTMs updated brand identity presents the company as modern and evolving, reflects the strength of their payroll tax software systems and services while underscoring the Companys commitment to sustainability. “The new logo better communicates PTMs vision for the future,” said Marketing Manager, Jill Henderson. “We’ve retained the graphic elements that reflect our history but highlighted our objective to drive continued improvement through our focus on electronic payroll tax filing and payments.” About Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM): Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cachet Financial Services, is a national payroll tax software systems and service company headquartered in Santa Ana, California with satellite offices nationwide.


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Accountant Payroll Software Released, Announces PayrollMate.Com

Financial Accounting Software – Cloud & other winners

Cloud software in use

Payroll Mate is excellent payroll software for accounting firms and tax professionals. Below is a short list of what this payroll system can do: Automatically calculates 2013 federal and state payroll tax withholding. Supports different types of pay periods including weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly. Supports customizable income, tax and deductions categories. Can be used as QuickBooks payroll alternative with the ability to export payroll data to QuickBooks software. Exports Payroll checks to Quicken and accounting software like Microsoft Office accounting. Supports 1099 payroll with the ability to pay Nonemployees / 1099 contractors, track vendor checks, generate comprehensive 1099 reports and print IRS tax forms 1099-MISC / 1096. Supports the following payroll forms: – Form 941 – Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return. – Form 940 – Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. – Form W-2 – Wage and Tax Statement. – Form 944 – Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return. – Form W-3 – Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements. – California DE 9 – Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages.

Cloud adoption occurs differently for different application product segments. This summers interviews went beyond the credit union space. I interviewed (or received written feedback from) executives from the following firms: CFO, Talent Agency Director of IT, Global Automotive Manufacturer and many more. When I asked these executives what cloud software they used, I didnt give them any hints or coaching. What these overwhelmingly financial/accounting executives said surprised me. They could rattle off all kinds of cloud solutions in use at their firms. These solutions ran the gamut from CRM, Marketing Automation, Sales Compensation, Financial Planning, Payroll, HR, Talent Management, Office Automation and storage to name a few.

Accounting Software eases management via Assemblies Module.

“CenterPoint Payroll users will find that their voices were heard for the release of version 7, as all enhancements were derived from customer comments and suggestions,” says Jon Isackson, Red Wing Software Product Manager. “Users will find expanded payroll processing, additional setup options and improved Web services.” Version 7 also includes improvements to CenterPoint Payroll setup. Employees can now be set up to receive pay via both direct deposit and a check in the same pay run. Users will find the check stub design tool has been improved to include additional fields for translation into languages other than English. Earnings were also enhanced to allow users to configure a Third Party Sick Pay earning which excludes all taxes, but includes employer taxes for Medicare and Social Security. For more information or to order the latest version of CenterPoint Payroll Software visit http://www.redwingsoftware.com , contact Red Wing Software at 800-732-9464 or e-mail info@redwingsoftware.com . Red Wing Software, Inc., along with its nationwide network of business partners, offers industry-leading service, as well as training, on-site installation and implementation of the software. Their vision is to create the best management software experience through personal support and attention to customers’ business goals. Red Wing Software, Inc.

New Integrated Cloud-based Accounting and Payroll Option

Related Content More Xero , provider of online accounting software, and SurePayroll , provider of online payroll services, have announced an integration to offer an integrated accounting and payroll solution to small businesses and accounting professionals. SurePayroll truly pioneered online payroll for small business which is just one of the reasons we appreciate Xeros disruptive spirit as they seek new ways to better service accountants and their clients, said Rick Gunther, senior vice president, SurePayroll. Additionally their end-to-end system offers a host of solutions to help increase efficiency for small business. With the integration available today to our clients, we look forward to growing this partnership together from this point forward. Through the partnership, professionals can manage their payroll and finances in one place, providing Xero customers with access to additional solutions for 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers compensation and employee screening. The integration is designed to make it easier for small business owners to access and maintain their financials and payroll in real-time from anywhere. The ability to make smart financial decisions is key for small business owners, but in order to do this they must have the right information, said Jamie Sutherland, Xero president of U.S. Operations.Our integration with SurePayroll empowers accountants and small business owners with a robust online solution that puts critical data at their fingertips and ultimately helps them better run their business. Do you recommend this News?

Payroll Management Software – Accounting Tool with Multiple Merits

The new module provides enhanced inventory management capabilities that will help businesses streamline and organize their processes to help increase profitability. Built in flexibility within the software allows businesses to create finished products from other components in their inventory and allocate overhead/labor to an assembly. Also, the user-friendly tools in CenterPoint offer the capability to create and drill down within subassemblies and build them on the fly. Users can assign assemblies to projects and profit centers and the software will indicate where there are material shortages at run time. Red Wing Software is continually working on advancing the capabilities in its accounting and payroll software, says Ken Hilton, Red Wing Software President, With the latest addition of the Assemblies Module to CenterPoint Accounting, we have provided an expanded offering of inventory management tools to give businesses the analysis they need to make sound business decisions. For more information about The Assemblies Module and CenterPoint Accounting Software, visit http://www.redwingsoftware.com , or contact Red Wing Software at 800-732-9464 or e-mail info@redwingsoftware.com . Red Wing Software, Inc., along with its nationwide network of business partners, offers industry-leading service, as well as training, on-site installation and implementation of the software. Their vision is to create the best management software experience through personal support and attention to customers business goals. Red Wing Software, Inc.

Payroll Software provides optimized setup and reports.

Therefore, payroll software has to be purchased for this purpose. On the other hand, the entrepreneur has to make sure that software he invests on has proper synchronization with his business. To begin with, even though financial applications, calculations and other basic accounting options work in a standard manner, but, there are certain distinguished needs of companies which implicate the need of customized payroll management software. This is precisely where, the company owners should look into the technical details as well as seek consultation from the manufacturers of software of payroll in order to ensure whether the latter supports personalization feature or not. No doubt, this software act as resourceful tool that keeps a track of accounts of all the employees on their daily attendance, wage patterns, leaves, bonuses and similar constituents of payroll. In addition to this, when the decision of finalizing the software for managing payroll comes into existence, naturally, the entrepreneur has to look at the merits of the same initially. Flexible, absolute convenience in terms of accessibility, smooth functioning, reliability and affordability are the major points to be reflected over when the software is being purchased for maintenance of payroll. In such a scenario, considering HR payroll software will be ideal primarily because it has been packed with the promising features and contributed to the success of several companies. This product which is a mastermind of HR Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has 100% automation and customization can also be requested. It is indeed a handy tool for administrative department of all sized businesses of distinct domains.


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Payroll management solutions and the simple secrets of off-the-shelf software

Celtic Manor keeps Payroll on course with Pegasus Software Luxury …

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Plug in who gets paid what and the program will calculate how much CPP, EI and other government payments the business owner has to hand over. This program, and others like it, has made it much easier for entrepreneurs to run a company, says Ted Mallett, vice-president and chief economist with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. These programs are tremendously powerful for small firms, he says. Custom software is expensive, so companies are lucky that they can now use off the shelf products. A recent survey conducted by Intuit Canada, the makers of Quickbooks, found that of the 97% of small business owners who currently use payroll software, 18% like these programs because they can do all their payroll management in one place. Another 17% of respondents said payroll programs are efficient, 11% said theyre accurate and 7% said it gives them peace of mind. Our philosophy is that you dont need to be an accountant to do this, says Rob King, Intuits managing director of small business. Thats what these programs are for. For Mr. Sharma, a good payroll program not only needs to be able to calculate what he owns the government, but it also has to integrate with his bank and online payment sites like PayPal.

Accounting Software eases management via Assemblies Module.

The Newport-based resort is using Opera 3 Payroll & HR to ensure payroll is managed seamlessly for its 1200 strong workforce, as well as to ensure compliance with initiatives such as HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI) and Auto Enrolment. With a diverse workforce, Celtic Manor relies upon Opera 3 to process both weekly and monthly payroll and generate reports for the management team. Following a successful transition to RTI, Opera 3 will be integral as the resort prepares for its Auto Enrolment staging date in October 2013. Working with Pegasus Software’s Partner, Computer Services Group (CSG), Celtic Manor will use Opera 3 to assess its entire workforce, categorising employees into Eligible Jobholders, Non-Eligible Jobholders and Entitled Worker status, before automatically enrolling those who are eligible or opt-in. Crucially, the process will be managed on an ongoing basis to ensure changes are implemented as appropriate and live records are maintained – a feat which would be impossible to undertake manually. “The nature of the hospitality industry is that employees are often transient so having a robust, reliable Payroll & HR solution is a fundamental part of running our business,” comments Russell Bartlett, Payroll Manager, Celtic Manor. “Having used other accounting and payroll systems such as Sage in the past, Opera 3 stands out as being clear, easy to use and intuitive. As a result of the system, our transition to RTI was a stress-free process, and while Auto Enrolment is potentially very complex, we have absolute confidence that CSG and Opera 3 will help us to manage this complexity, and ensure that the initiative is implemented successfully.” About Pegasus Software With over 20,000 companies depending on its range of business management systems, Pegasus (www.pegasus.co.uk) is one of the UK and Irelands leading providers of Financial, CRM, Supply Chain Management, Payroll & HR solutions. Together with business intelligence tools and software for the manufacturing and construction industries, Pegasus prides itself on producing intelligent solutions that deliver the highest levels of functionality to small and medium-sized businesses. Users of Pegasus products are supported by over 80 certified independent experts and business consultants across the UK and Ireland. Pegasus is renowned for excellence in design and flexibility.

Shoebooks Online Accounting Software Services and Pricing

2. Prepaid Hour Blocks. This service can be purchased at a reduced rate at either 10 hours block or 20 hours block where clients will only pay for the actual time spent each month and unused hours is carried forward. In both hourly and prepaid pricing models, clients will receive a monthly account together with a comprehensive time report that provides a transparent method of billing Shoebooks’ services as well as a dedicated account manager is appointed for the client who will be the main contact for service delivery. 3. Fixed Price Packages. This service is offered for bookkeeping and payroll software services.

Payroll Check Software: Multiple Reports for Customer Convenience with EzPaycheck Software

Original Press Release Red Wing Software Releases Assemblies Module for CenterPoint Accounting Software New tools to manage Assemblies at-a-glance Red Wing, MN Red Wing Software, Inc. announces the release of an Assemblies Module to the CenterPoint Accounting Software series. The Assemblies Module allows users the ability to easily manage a production plan and build assemblies. The new module provides enhanced inventory management capabilities that will help businesses streamline and organize their processes to help increase profitability. Built in flexibility within the software allows businesses to create finished products from other components in their inventory and allocate overhead/labor to an assembly. Also, the user-friendly tools in CenterPoint offer the capability to create and drill down within subassemblies and build them on the fly. Users can assign assemblies to projects and profit centers and the software will indicate where there are material shortages at run time.

Payroll Accounting Software: EzPaycheck Updated with Many New Features for Small Business

Capable of handling both employee and contractor paychecks, ezPaycheck also includes flexible pay rate and deduction functions to accommodate the wide variety of staffing and outsourcing situations that might arise in a medical or professional office, such as using contractors for medical billing or outsourcing transcriptionists. Designed with ease-of-use in mind, ezPaycheck payroll software speeds up payroll tax calculations, paycheck printing and tax form filing. Customers seeking a way to simplify payroll processing can go online to http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp and download the payroll software. The download includes the full version of the paycheck software along with a sample database. The sample database allows new customers to try all of ezPaychecks exciting features, including the intuitive graphical interface, without wasting time entering data. Small businesses will appreciate the unique features in the latest release of ezPaycheck payroll software: – Supports daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods. Features report functions, print functions, and pay stub functions. – Easily calculates differential pay – Prints miscellaneous checks as well as payroll calculation checks. – Prints payroll checks on blank computer checks or preprinted checks. – Automatically calculates Federal Withholding Tax, Social Security, Medicare Tax and Employer Unemployment Taxes. -Includes built-in tax tables for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. – Creates and maintains payrolls for multiple companies, and does it simultaneously. – Prints Tax Forms 940, 941, W-2 and W-3.

Customers can now run a variety of detailed and summarized reports, export data, or just view lists for informational and tax reporting purposes. Updates to our small business payroll software includes more flexible report options in ezPaycheck, that will allow customers run the business with peace of mind, said Dr. Ge, the founder of halfpricesoft.com. Customers seeking a way to simplify payroll processing with more accuracy can go online to http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp and download the payroll accounting software. The download includes the full version of the paycheck software along with a sample database. The sample database allows new customers to try all of ezPaychecks exciting features, including the intuitive graphical interface, without wasting time entering data. Small businesses will appreciate the unique features in the latest release of ezPaycheck payroll software: Supports daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods.


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Bernard Madoff former payroll manager Eric Lipkin pleads guilty to his role in ponzi scheme

Fiserv to Offer PayChoice Payroll Platform via Online Commercial Cash Management Solutions

Madoff Investment Securities employees to deceive others” Lipkin said. “I knew these documents were fake because they were created by me.” Lipkin, whose father Irwin Lipkin was one of the Ponzi schemer’s earliest employees, worked under top Madoff lieutenant Frank DiPascali . Both DiPascali, who has also pleaded guilty, and Lipkin are expected to testify against the five other Madoff employees charged in the scheme. Lipkin detailed how he created a fake Madoff account for himself so he could qualify for a construction loan. “I was willing to mislead the lenders to get the loan,” he said. He also admitted creating a payroll record that falsely showed a son of operations director Daniel Bonventre worked at the firm. Bonventure is one of five former Madoff employees awaiting trial. The others are Jerome O’Hara , George Perez , Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi Lipkin and his father were sued last year for $9 million by Irving Picard , the trustee trying to get money back to Madoff victims.

Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Updates Logo and Executive Staff

Poletti as Vice President of Sales Press Release: Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Wed, Jul 3, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Print SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM),a national provider of payroll tax software systems and services, announces changes to its executive team and a new corporate logo.These announcements mark the most dramatic changes in the corporate identity since 2006. Micheline Chabana, formerly Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PTM and Cachet, accepted the executive role of President. While Summer E. Poletti, previously Director of Client Relations, was promoted to Vice President of Sales. Micheline Chabana has been with the company for eleven years, the last five as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing; in her new role she will drive PTMs overall strategy and daily operations. Ms. Chabana said, “I am honored and delighted to lead PTM; I look forward to working with each of the Company’s dedicated employees to continue providing innovative products and exceptional service. Micheline continues, Summers payroll tax knowledge is unparalleled and I have every confidence that she will prove to be a great leader for the PTM sales team.” Mrs. Poletti joined PTM in 2003, servicing PTMs portfolio of payroll tax products as an account executive and most recently directing the PTM and Cachet client relations team. In her new role, Summer will continue to oversee client relations in addition to supporting the strategic development of the organization from a sales perspective. The appointments of Ms. Chabana and Mrs. Poletti reinforce the Companys focus on product development to drive growth.

Queensland payroll inquiry fallout: Ministers to sign off on big IT investments

The new framework is the government’s response to an inquiry’s findings into the bungled Queensland Health payroll system. IBM rolled out a flawed payroll system for Queensland Health in 2010, resulting in thousands of pay errors. [ Get the latest IT news on the Australian government and businesses in Computerworld’s Business & Government newsletter ] The debacle is expected to ultimately cost taxpayers $1.2 billion. The government-commissioned health payroll inquiry was critical of the former Labor government’s management of the contract and system rollout. IT Minister Ian Walker announced the government’s response to the inquiry in parliament on Tuesday. Mr Walker says a new framework will be adopted that will ensure government agencies are accountable for maintaining and investing in computer systems. However, he will ultimately be the decision-maker when it comes to major investments.

Payroll management solutions and the simple secrets of off-the-shelf software

Theres no integration with our own accounting system, he says. Everything we do we have to do it in two systems. Hes now in the process of bringing payroll in house and hell be working with Quickbooks, an easy-to-use program thats hes long been using to help with accounting and business forecasting. While many people think of Quickbooks as tax preparation software, it can now manage payroll too. Plug in who gets paid what and the program will calculate how much CPP, EI and other government payments the business owner has to hand over. This program, and others like it, has made it much easier for entrepreneurs to run a company, says Ted Mallett, vice-president and chief economist with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. These programs are tremendously powerful for small firms, he says. Custom software is expensive, so companies are lucky that they can now use off the shelf products. A recent survey conducted by Intuit Canada, the makers of Quickbooks, found that of the 97% of small business owners who currently use payroll software, 18% like these programs because they can do all their payroll management in one place. Another 17% of respondents said payroll programs are efficient, 11% said theyre accurate and 7% said it gives them peace of mind. Our philosophy is that you dont need to be an accountant to do this, says Rob King, Intuits managing director of small business. Thats what these programs are for. For Mr. Sharma, a good payroll program not only needs to be able to calculate what he owns the government, but it also has to integrate with his bank and online payment sites like PayPal.

Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM) Updates Logo and Executive Staff

Poletti as Vice President of Sales SANTA ANA, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Payroll Tax Management, Inc. (PTM),a national provider of payroll tax software systems and services, announces changes to its executive team and a new corporate logo.These announcements mark the most dramatic changes in the corporate identity since 2006. Micheline Chabana, formerly Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PTM and Cachet, accepted the executive role of President. While Summer E. Poletti, previously Director of Client Relations, was promoted to Vice President of Sales. We’ve retained the graphic elements that reflect our history but highlighted our objective to drive continued improvement through our focus on electronic payroll tax filing and payments. Micheline Chabana has been with the company for eleven years, the last five as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing; in her new role she will drive PTMs overall strategy and daily operations. Ms. Chabana said, “I am honored and delighted to lead PTM; I look forward to working with each of the Company’s dedicated employees to continue providing innovative products and exceptional service. Micheline continues, Summers payroll tax knowledge is unparalleled and I have every confidence that she will prove to be a great leader for the PTM sales team.” Mrs.

“Adding a payroll service to enhance our online cash management offering is one more way in which Fiserv is helping financial institutions – and their business clients – succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace.” PayChoice payroll and HR administration services are delivered via a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Although available to all Fiserv clients as a standalone solution, PayChoice will soon offer single sign-on integration to financial institutions utilizing Business Online from Fiserv. Business Online is a real-time, self-service online solution that offers comprehensive, intuitive banking tools for business accounts. “In the same way PayChoice provides comprehensive payroll and employee management solutions to small- and mid-sized businesses, Fiserv provides comprehensive technology solutions that are cost-effective, secure and can be tailored to meet a financial institution’s specific needs,” said Robert Digby, CEO, PayChoice. “Together, we can help business owners using Fiserv business banking solutions to increase efficiencies and reduce operating expenses.” About PayChoice For more than 20 years, PayChoice has helped small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) succeed by providing them a Fortune 500-style suite of payroll and HR services that frees the owner to focus on growing and managing their business. The PayChoice suite of services includes payroll, tax filing, HR data management, time & attendance, workers’ compensation and other employee management services and solutions. Because PayChoice delivers these services directly to SMBs through an intensely personal approach, our client satisfaction and retention are among the highest in the industry. PayChoice is also the market leader in licensing payroll / HR software, and over 200 payroll / HR vendors nationally employ PayChoice’s technology as the core of their service offering. All of PayChoice’s applications are hosted in PayChoice’s state-of-the-art private cloud infrastructure and delivered via a SaaS model.


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Accounting Software provides strategic analysis for Ag industry.

Managers can, with Cost Center reports, measure impact of strategic decisions when managing costs for particular responsibility center, whileProfit Center reports enable matching of those costs against revenue generated. Original Press Release Red Wing Software Adds Management Accounting Module to CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture New Tool Provides Strategic Analysis for the Ag Industry Red Wing, MN Red Wing Software, Inc. announces the release of the CenterPoint Management Accounting Module for CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture. The Management Accounting Module allows owners and managers the ability to match costs to revenue for a more accurate picture of profitability. Cost Center reports allow managers to measure the impact of strategic decisions when managing costs for a particular responsibility center. Profit Center reports allow them to match those costs against the revenue generated. We believe the addition of the Management Accounting Module will provide users a tool to help efficiently manage and improve their profitability, said Ken Hilton, Red Wing Software President, Understanding and properly allocating all costs is the key to better decision making and will give mangers the analysis needed to make strategic decisions that impact their financial performance . Red Wing Software, Inc., along with its nationwide network of business partners, offers industry-leading service, as well as training, on-site installation and implementation of the software. Their vision is: Creating the Best Management Software Experience. For more information about Red Wing Software, visit http://www.redwingsoftware.com , contact Red Wing Software at 800-732-9464 or e-mail info@redwingsoftware.com . Red Wing Software, Inc. develops, integrates and supports the accounting and financial management needs of small- to mid-sized businesses, municipals, agribusinesses and producers across North America. For more information on Red Wing Software products, including TurningPoint Accounting, CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture, CenterPoint Accounting, CenterPoint Fund Accounting, and CenterPoint Payroll, call 1-800-732-9464 or visit http://www.redwingsoftware.com .

Shoebooks Online Accounting Software Services and Pricing

Cloud Accounting Payroll The payroll comparison points include: Built-in: Does the software have built-in payroll capabilities? Via add-on: Can the software handle payroll via a third-party add-on? Payroll is another section that I wasnt able to thoroughly test. Country restrictions wont allow me to set up proper payroll accounts in all countries, and there are significant requirements for payroll processing from one country to another. I would like to point out that any online accounting software can accommodate the manual input of payroll (and actually, once you understand how to do so, its not too bad). However, if you have complicated payroll needs or many employees, payroll is probably a pretty large consideration in your list of needs and youll want software that preferably does payroll in-house or has a good integration with a third-party provider. Payroll is such a hard thing to compare across the board, since each product has different payroll capabilities, depending on the country youre in. The only countries for which accounting software provides built-in payroll is Australia ( Xero ), U.S ( QuickBooks Online and Wave ), and Canada (Wave). For all the other software / country combinations you either have to do payroll manually or via a third-party integration.

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Look no further, try Shoebooks. Shoebooks, Australia’s leading web based bookkeeping and accounting solution for SMEs known for delivering fast online accounting software solution to businesses, simply and intuitively, offers a range of accounting software business services that cover bookkeeping, payroll, training and consulting services that can also be customized to meet your specific needs. In these financially troubling times, utilizing Shoebooks accounting software business services is not only suitable to the budgets of typical Australian businesses which are in search of a quality professional solution to their bookkeeping and accounting needs, but also can free up your time to focus on other aspects of your business that can help it survive, thrive and grow. Shoebooks range of accounting software business services covers: Bookkeeping Services Shoebooks bookkeeping services is offered under 3 separate models: 1. Hourly Rate – Pay as you Go. This service requires the client to only pay for the actual time spent on their work. 2. Prepaid Hour Blocks.

Your Options in Payroll Software, Packages, and Services

Wave provides integrated online applications for small business owners with zero to nine employees. Related Content More Wave recently achieved a new milestone, reaching more than 1.5 million users on its platform worldwide. Wave provides integrated online applications for small business owners with zero to nine employees. Wave was born when my co-founder, James Lochrie, and I were discussing how small businesses with nine or fewer employees were being neglected by traditional accounting software that was geared to medium-sized companies and people with pre-existing accounting knowledge. Traditional software was built to reflect the way an accounting textbook lays out reality, but thats not the reality of a business owners life, says Kirk Simpson, CEO of Wave. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 95 percent of American small businesses have nine or less employees, even though by definition a small business has 500 employees or less. They represent a huge portion of businesses that are driving the U.S. economy, yet they were an afterthought for not only accounting software companies, but business suppliers in general, says Lochrie. Simpson and Lochrie started Wave as an effort to support small business accounting in the cloud. They saw that accounting and small business finance tools werent leveraging the cloud and its potential to support the smaller businesses. Most small business owners go into business because they have a passion for their craft, or because they thrive on the freedom and control that comes with running a business – not because they want to manage accounting.

Payroll Software provides optimized setup and reports.

The new version provides enhancements across the entire program from processes and setup to over 35 expanded reports. Users will find the software more flexible and intuitive than ever. Paying employees is more intuitive with a revised and more natural placement of tabs, guides, and messages within the system. Users can quickly and easily modify time that was imported from time sheets. Also included, is a process for employers to pay the employee’s FICA, a process otherwise known as Gross Up. “CenterPoint Payroll users will find that their voices were heard for the release of version 7, as all enhancements were derived from customer comments and suggestions,” says Jon Isackson, Red Wing Software Product Manager. “Users will find expanded payroll processing, additional setup options and improved Web services.” Version 7 also includes improvements to CenterPoint Payroll setup. Employees can now be set up to receive pay via both direct deposit and a check in the same pay run. Users will find the check stub design tool has been improved to include additional fields for translation into languages other than English.

Cloud Accounting Software Reaches More than 1.5 Million Users

A payroll service bureau allows you to submit payroll input data, such as summarized time sheets, to a central computer which then calculates the payroll and prepares the payments, payroll register, and other reports. You can submit data to a service bureau either by filling in paper forms, by using a touchtone phone to tap in some numbers, or by using a computer terminal hooked up to the central server by means of a private data network. A Web service also takes advantage of a centrally maintained computer server to process payroll. However, it uses a standard personal computer for entering the payroll data over the Internet. Usually no additional software is required beyond a Web browser. There are several advantages to the online services approach to processing payroll. First, the payroll program and tax tables are maintained centrally by the vendor. This means they are always up-to-date, without requiring any additional effort on your part, such as periodic installation of payroll tax table updates.

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Supports different types of pay periods including weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly. Supports customizable income, tax and deductions categories. Can be used as QuickBooks payroll alternative with the ability to export payroll data to QuickBooks software. Exports Payroll checks to Quicken and accounting software like Microsoft Office accounting. Supports 1099 payroll with the ability to pay Nonemployees / 1099 contractors, track vendor checks, generate comprehensive 1099 reports and print IRS tax forms 1099-MISC / 1096. Supports the following payroll forms: – Form 941 – Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return. – Form 940 – Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. – Form W-2 – Wage and Tax Statement. – Form 944 – Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return. – Form W-3 – Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements. – California DE 9 – Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages. – California DE 9C – Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages Continuation. – Texas C-3 – Employer’s Quarterly Report. – Texas C-4 – Employer’s Quarterly Report Continuation Sheet.


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Small Business Payroll Services, Software or Management System?

The data is either sent by: telephone Internet direct link via personal computer Most services will collect and maintain tax data, as well as insurance and retirement data. Other services may also include the handling of personnel records, tax liability payments and other human resource services. Small Business Payroll Accounting Software One of biggest advantages for using accounting software downloads for payroll is the cost. Compared to using a service company or integrated management system, the expense of using a software download is generally much cheaper. Cost however is relevant to the options that are needed. Payroll software for a personal computer can run as low as $100. Normally a yearly update is needed to keep up with the changes in tax rates.

Automated, digital gov’t payroll system up for pilot-testing

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In a statement, the agency said that the administration’s Public Financial Management (PFM) Committee has been tasked to develop the centralizing software for the NPS. “As a fully automated and digitized system, the NPS will play a central role in ensuring greater efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the government’s human resource processes,” Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad said. Abad added that as the system will be completely electronic, all payroll-related activities will be implemented more quickly and with better accuracy whether it is about the distribution of monthly salaries due to government workers, or the regular monthly remittances that are made out to employees’ social security and health insurance accounts. Furthermore, the DBM noted that te NPS is also a component of the larger Government Human Resource Information System (GHRIS), which will harmonize and unify all human resource management operations in government, from the recruitment phase all the way to retirement. Completion of the GHRIS is expected in the second quarter of 2014. The agency explained that under the reformed and digitized payroll system, agencies will continue to have discretion over their respective human resource and personnel requirements. This will be expressed in a Monthly Cash Plan relating to Personnel Services that will be submitted to the Bureau of Treasury (BTr), which will in turn provide a payment file to the proper bank for the timely processing of employee salaries. According to the DBM, agencies will be asked to establish Automated Teller Machine (ATM) payroll accounts for all their employees to allow for the electronic distribution of monthly salaries. Government servicing banks–such as Land Bank and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)–will be prioritized, although other banks may also be proposed should Land Bank or DBP ATMs be unavailable for use in a particular area. Besides facilitating the prompt release of salaries and benefits to government workers, the NPS will also ensure the timely remittance of withholding fees to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Government Service Insurance System, Pagibig Fund, and PhilHealth. ___ (c)2013 The Manila Times (Manila, Philippines) Visit The Manila Times (Manila, Philippines) at http://www.manilatimes.net Distributed by MCT Information Services

Workforce Management Systems Reduce Payroll Costs

Employees may miss punches, or are punched in or out by a coworker. These problems also result in situations where overtime is not managed effectively, creating more staffing and budgeting problems.” A WFM system can help you create fair and reasonable work schedules, where employees who want overtime can be the first assigned to it, or it can be shared equally among employees. In contrast, those who desire to work fewer hours can be first to be taken off the work schedule during slow periods, or all workers can share equally in the time off. Baxter says that a properly implemented WFM system also gives companies the ability to thoroughly understand their staffing needs. “By analyzing work completed during attended hours, companies can identify process bottlenecks and inefficiencies, thereby increasing employee productivity,” he says. “That alone could remove the need for overtime.” Make sure systems work together Retailers appreciate the need for WFM solutions, according to the Aberdeen report. Sixty-three percent of respondents plan to spend money on a WFM solution in the next year or two. If your company is among them, Anand suggests you make sure the solution you choose integrates your processes company-wide.

Statewide reform of payroll system won’t deal with fraud

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The ongoing upgrade is on budget and on schedule. Department of Human Resources Commissioner Kate Duffy added its not clear whether the new system could have prevented James Deeghans alleged fraud scheme, which she described as very brazen. That case is very different than catching someone whos off a couple of hours here and there, said Duffy. Asked whether the ongoing upgrade could have helped in this case, she replied: Certainly. Would it have prevented it? I cant say that without more information. The extent to which the upgrade will help prevent fraud is unclear. State Auditor Tom Salmon said his office hasnt done a comprehensive audit of statewide payroll systems before. He observed that weak payment systems like Paradox and others partly facilitate fraud and embezzlement, by fostering an acceptance of inefficiency that adds risk of manipulation or circumvention. In light of the Deeghan case, Salmons office will start an audit of payroll practices at the Department of Public Safety this month, with expected completion in December. But results from a fuller statewide pay system audit will only come out around April 2013, said Salmon, even with the scheduled September start. Salmon remained unsure about what other steps the state could take to prevent payroll fraud in the meantime. He said that until specific vulnerabilities are unearthed in a more comprehensive review, recommendations are premature. We may not even realize what [system] weaknesses are driving some of the potential fraud that could still be existing now, said Salmon. Payroll fraud prevention is managed by individual departments, according to state officials.

Paperless Payroll System Saves Money, Cuts GHGs

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Companies can assess their environmental impact using Payroll On A Budgets Green Payroll Calculator . According to Payroll On A Budget, for a company with 10 employees and a weekly payroll, printing checks and reports, inserting them in envelopes and delivering them to employees requires more than 58 pounds of paper each year, or the equivalent of 12 reams. The environmental cost to produce, process and dispose of this paper is equivalent to 48 pounds of carbon gases and more than 2,080 gallons of water. And, the hard cost expenses for paper, checks, toner, postage and other supplies averages close to $500. Additionally, the company says, if the employee drives five miles to the bank every week to cash or deposit a check, thats 2,600 miles per year. This equates to more than 1.3 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide, according to the EPA, as well as a cost to the employees of more than $500 for gasoline. US Department of Labor and EPA figures show that paper use by business has increased more than six-fold over the last 50 years, Payroll On A Budget says. In addition to being a more environmentally friendly system, Internet payroll is more secure and helps avoid check fraud, says Charles J. Read, CPA, president of Payroll On A Budget. Going paperless and reducing packaging are easy sustainability wins for companies, according to January research by the Network for Business Sustainability. Despite this, a paper industry-led campaign the same month accused Google of greenwashing and federal trade violations, and urged it to reconsider a campaign urging businesses to go paperless. Two Sides sent an open letter to Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt warning that by promoting its Go Paperless in 2013 campaign,Google is trying to promote its services as environmentally preferable to print.