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APA Survey: One-Third of Payroll Businesses Using Outdated Software


Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018


Survey: One-Third of Payroll Providrs Using Old Software | Time Rack

Nearly 1 in 3 payroll professionals are using software that is 10 or more years old, according to an American Payroll Association (APA) survey that polled 1,000 payroll professionals across all industries in small, mid-size and enterprise-level organizations.

With 29% of participants acknowledging that their payroll solutions had not been updated since at least 2007, the survey suggests that a significant number of payroll providers may be at risk of falling behind. Only one quarter of the respondents reporting having software less than three years old.

The Risks of Outdated Software

The problems created by outdated software can be significant. Outmoded or manual processes can lead to errors that affect employee retention, increase the risk of compliance issues and make it difficult to report and track key performance indicators, leaving a business at further risk of falling behind.

Wage and hour errors can be particularly costly. Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recovered more than $270 million in back wages for more than 240,000 workers whose employers had not fully complied with wage and hour laws. In addition to back wages, violations also subject employers to potential penalties and other damages.

Update with a Time & Attendance Solution

If it's time to update your payroll software, make sure your makeover includes an accurate and efficient time and attendance system. At Time Rack we offer flexible, efficient and highly secure time and attendance software that streamlines the process of collecting, managing and processing employee time, saving you time and compliance worries. Our web-based time & attendance system provides customized time tracking and reporting solutions for thousands of employees in the staffing, grocery, security, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and distribution industries.

A customizable and compatible interface creates a seamless alignment with a long list of leading payroll software brands. And if you don't see your preferred software on the list below, our in-house development team can create a bridge to virtually any other software you choose.

  • Abra
  • Accord
  • ADP
  • APEX
  • AME
  • Avionte
  • Ceredian
  • Coats
  • CYMA
  • Darwin
  • Evolution
  • Great Plains
  • iSolved
  • Keystone
  • Madison
  • MAS 90
  • Millenium
  • PayChex
  • PayChoice
  • Quickbooks
  • Xero
  • Sage Payroll, formerly SBPR (Thomson Reuters Accounting CS and myPay)
  • UltiPro
  • WagePro
Time Rack clients also have access to an add-on human resources (HR) module that can streamline employee data and automate numerous HR functions from onboarding to insurance and benefits, expense reimbursement, workers' comp documentation and performance reviews – bringing large company resources to companies of any size.

Contact us to learn more about Single Sign-On Time & Attendance and HR Solutions