Payroll software

Julia CrouchJulia Crouch Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 68
Hi

I have always used Sage payroll for my payroll bureau and have absolutely no problems with the software or support offered. However, my license comes up for renewal in November and I today had a telephone call from Sage advising me that my new license would be in the region of £550 plus VAT !!!!

I nearly fell off my chair.

Now I can search the web for alternatives but any feedback from you guys on alternative software providers, pros, cons, costs etc would be very much appreciated before I make my investment.

I need to allow for about 50 payrolls, produce pdf reports and payslips as well as printed payslips.

Julia

Comments

  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Moneysoft Payroll Manager for me. £100 for a 100 company licence. Absolute pleasure to use. It will print to a range of different payroll stationery (as well as pdf) so I am still using up my old stock of Sage payslips.
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    Moneysoft Payroll Manager for me. £100 for a 100 company licence. Absolute pleasure to use. It will print to a range of different payroll stationery (as well as pdf) so I am still using up my old stock of Sage payslips.

    Got to agree with Dean, can't beat PM!!!!
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    same here too!
    Regards,

    Burg
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    i use thesaurus payroll simplistic to use from set up to on-line p35 i have a link PM me if you would like more info :)
  • Julia CrouchJulia Crouch Feels At Home Registered Posts: 68
    Thanks guys

    I have downloaded the 1 month free trial version of Moneysoft Payroll Manager to have a play with and to work out if I am able to import/convert my Sage payroll data.

    Dean, I have a pile of Sage payslips as well so It is good to hear that I will not have to waste them.

    So potentially I now have in the region of £400 for CPD courses :)

    Julia
  • Doug7Doug7 Settling In Nicely Registered Posts: 21
    Hi Julia can you let me know if it is possible to import sage to money soft payroll
  • Julia CrouchJulia Crouch Feels At Home Registered Posts: 68
    Doug,

    Sorry I do not know.

    Dean may be able to help with that. But I telephoned moneysoft and they are really helpful. Even offered me a huge discount if I sell on to my clients :)

    Although I am not renewing my Sage license in November I will keep using Sage payroll until the end of the tax year and look to import then, if possible.

    However, if it does not then no big deal as I will just start again with Moneysoft. I keep hardcopies of payroll anyway and the fact that I will not be renewing my license with Sage will not mean that I will not be able to access information prior to 05/04/10

    Julia
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    Doug7 wrote: »
    Hi Julia can you let me know if it is possible to import sage to money soft payroll

    You can import employers and employees details in .csv format. So if you can export from sage payroll in this format then you could import these details.

    Other than that I am unsure
    Regards,

    Burg
  • mc25mc25 Well-Known Registered Posts: 232
    payroll manager was recommended here and i have used it and find it really good and user friendly.
  • monkeypuzzle47monkeypuzzle47 Feels At Home MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 134
    I use Able Internet Payroll Bureau for agents. Its free until you submit annual year end returns then you get an invoice for around £19 per client once you have submitted the return.
    Its a nice easy package and does the trick, employees can go online and print off their own payslips etc.
  • monkeypuzzle47monkeypuzzle47 Feels At Home MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 134
    I think my option of able internet will be a little pricey for you, I have just downloaded moneysoft payroll manager and it looks v good. I think when i have more than 5 payroll clients I will move across to this package for sure.
    thanks for the reccomendation.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,069
    Everyone raves about Moneysoft, but I've never tried it.

    We use 12pay and it's really good, no complaints at all, good customer service and it's only £50 a year.
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