INTEGRATION/IMPORT & EXPORT
CheckMark Payroll offers direct integration with the vendor’s MultiLedger accounting system and can import data in common file formats, including QuickBooks, Peachtree, spreadsheets and plain text. It can also import employee data from most time clock systems. Data can be exported into formats for import into the GLs of most accounting systems. Although no specific functions are offered for timesheet management, some utility is available using employee-focused reporting options. 4
Traditional Help and index functions are available along with additional tools on the company’s website, including a knowledgebase, tutorials, support issues and documentation. System and rate table updates are offered periodically and are available for download from the support website or by manually using the “check for updates” function. Support for the first 60 days is included with basic pricing, but continued technical support requires purchase of either a Priority or Essential support plan, or a per-incident support charge costing $3 per minute with a 10-minute minimum. A support package is not required for system updates. 4
CLIENT SELF-SERVICE FEATURES
CheckMark Payroll does not offer any online components for client or employee self-service and therefore was not rated in this area. N/A
SUMMARY & PRICING
CheckMark Payroll is an inexpensive payroll package designed for use by professional preparers or in-house by businesses managing multiple employer payroll functions. The system is best geared toward lower volumes of entities and employees, providing a mostly manual payroll system with support for federal and state reporting. Pricing is fixed at $249, with annual support packages starting at $149.
2010 Overall Rating 4