We’re often asked why we don’t include a payroll module with MoneyWorks. There are a number of very good reasons why:
- Unlike accounting, payroll is different in every jurisdiction. Thus the payroll that works in Sydney will not be any use in Seattle;
- Different organisations have different payroll requirements, so not having a payroll built in means that you can choose the payroll that best suits your requirements;
- Payroll systems are high support, requiring updates whenever a tax change comes along, which in turns necessitates some sort of annual support fee;
- By not providing payroll, we are able to focus on what we do extremely well (continue to develop MoneyWorks);
- A payroll system will normally generate one payroll transaction per pay cycle, so the benefits of tight integration with your accounting system are questionable.
So with MoneyWorks you are free to choose the payroll that best suits your business. That said, the ones listed below are good starting points—they are all cross-platform (run on Mac and Windows), developed and maintained by professional payroll companies, and interface with MoneyWorks in some form. However if these don’t suit, find another that best meets your special requirements.