Payroll Services Comparison Chart

  Complete Business Solutions Online Payroll  Payroll Software Traditional Payroll Service
Access We can do everything for you, once you send us hours. You must use the computer where your accounting/payroll software is installed. You must make yourself available to submit hours by phone or online.
Setup We do the set up for you, there’s nothing to install on your end.  Software and tax table updates required. No help with new hire reporting, W-4s, I-9s. Paper intensive manual process.
Email Reminders Timely email reminders remind you of all important deadlines. Online reminders exist, but they are not automated. No reminders available.
Paycheck calculations Instant and guaranteed accurate. Instant and guaranteed accurate (but requires ongoing tax table updates). Paycheck calculations are delayed from the time you report hours.
Direct Deposit Free Extra charges apply. Extra charges apply.
Paychecks Print instantly on blank or pre-printed check stock – either at our office or yours. No blank check printing option. Delivered to your office for an extra fee.
Tax Impounding  No tax impounding- funds stay in your bank account until the payment is due. Depends on service selected.  Taxes are withdrawn on each payday, typically several weeks before they are due.
Electronic tax payments and filings  Electronic 940s, 941s, 944s, W-2s, and    E-file for most states (or we provide signature-ready forms). Depends on service selected. Electronic functionality available for 941s, and very few states. The service takes care of taxes for you, for an extra fee.
Customer Support As your trusted advisor, we’re here to help you whenever you have a question.  Extra charges apply. Included
Export Easy data download to QuickBooks®, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks® for Mac, Microsoft Money®, Peachtree® and Quicken®.  Works only with the accounting software you use. Downloads data to accounting software, but as journal lump-sum. There are no split level details available. 
Price All above services and more starting at $50.00 per month! Pricing can vary greatly by service selected. Additional fees for direct deposit. Pricing varies by no. of employees and payroll runs. Additional fees for direct deposit, quarterly filings, delivery fees, W-2s etc.

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