Are you happy with your payroll process? Whether you’re using a software as a service, a CPA, processing through your bank, or run in house, do you find you’ve had a lot of issues with your procedures? Have you thought about looking elsewhere? If so, now is the time to do so. I know, how could I say that if year-end is so busy already? If you’re not currently considering shopping payroll providers, you should think again. Why you ask? Well, the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year when it comes to shopping. If you are already spending time shopping for gifts for your friends and family, why not shop for your business as well? After all, it is because of your business that you are able to purchase those gifts for family and friends, so why not do your best to improve it? If you have not changed your mind about shopping for payroll now, then you should read on.
Out with the Old and In with the New
December is the month when most people reflect back on their year. Think about how your payroll provider solved your issues this year, as well as how they didn’t. You need to make sure that your provider has answered all of your questions, that their customer service has been top notch, that they have helped you stay compliant, and that they make processing payroll as simple as possible. It’s the end of the year and by now you have probably made all the purchasing you need. Whether it is office supplies, computers, printers, coffee, or any other things for your business, you may have a residual budget that needs to be spent. If that budget is not used, you may face budget cuts for the next year. Instead of buying more holiday decorations for the office, consider investing in a new payroll software. Starting the new year with a new payroll software can help your business in many ways, it offers a fresh start.
You Deserve It
Sometimes you get caught up using the same old software and you don’t realize what else is out there. This holiday season, take a moment to look at different payroll providers and see how you can make your life easier in 2018. This doesn’t mean you have to make a decision for a new provider before the new year, but simply shop around and see what’s out there. By now, most people who are changing software have already done so. What does this mean? New business for payroll companies are at a lull and you have a chance to set up appointments at your leisure. The best time to shop is at the end of a quarter since sales representatives are looking to fill quotas and are more likely to get you a good price. Take this opportunity to get something in the works for a new software that will make life easier in 2018. After all, you deserve it.
The holiday season has become more and more commercialized throughout the years, and businesses do not miss that opportunity to gain new customers. Because of this, they come up with deals and promotions that only run for a limited time, and you should not waste that opportunity. Research different payroll providers and come up with a list of potential solutions for your business. While researching, there are a few things you should consider. (You can read more about that here.) Once you have that list, collect quotes from each of them. Make sure to ask them if they have any deals or promotions going on, as this can be another way of narrowing down your list.