Michael Alter: Pushing the Paperless Frontier

SurePayroll CEO sees new freedom, flexibility for accountants

When SurePayroll started the first full-service online payroll service in 2000, it was a fairly radical concept, wasn’t it?

 

To us, making payroll paperless is a natural, first step toward a paper-free office. Our strategy was to buck tradition and create a 100% online Software as a Service payroll alternative offering a robust service level and tax management without the need for customer service reps.

 

With online payroll entry, making changes online, paperless reporting, electronic paystubs and online W2s and 1099s, there’s no need for our customers to print, fax or store any paper.

 

Who should be considering paperless payroll?

 

Our online model has always appealed to progressive businesses that want to jumpstart or accelerate their paperless office. Today, paperless is becoming the rule, rather than the exception. For businesses, it means big cost-savings and better security, as well as earning distinction with employees and customers as a “green” office.

 

With a single solution from SurePayroll, accountants can offer a program that serves a diverse set of clients with a diverse set of needs. For example, some clients may want to be billed per payroll, while others prefer quarterly. You’ll want a payroll partner that can offer tailored solutions to clients’ specific needs.

 

When will accountants be able to manage payroll on their cell phones?

 

You will see more and more opportunity to take your paperless office on the road. At SurePayroll, our service allows people to process payroll on their iPhone from anywhere in the world. That’s freedom. That’s service. We’ve also given our customers the ability to process on the road faster than ever before with our 1-Click™ Payroll.

 

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