Related article from the Sept. 2010 Review of Professional Payroll Systems.
MBA Software offers Series 3, a suite of accounting, distribution, payroll,
compliance and human resources management tools that provides a comprehensive
solution to small and mid-sized businesses looking to regain more direct control
over their payroll processing functions. The system includes extensive reporting
options, as well as benefit plan management for 401(k)s, cafeteria plans and
paid time off. Other modules in the Series 3 Suite include GL, AP, AR, SOE,
INV, PO, HR and check reconciliation.
The Series 3 system uses an intuitive interface with navigation menus and tabbed work screens that streamline data entry, while also giving quick access to key features, including managing employee and company information. Time and transaction screens include rapid data entry features and automated computation of withholding.
The payroll module is designed to manage a single employer entity, with support for multiple payrolls of any frequency, and any number of employees, employee groups, departments, jobs/projects, earnings types, and standard and custom pre- and post-tax deductions. Direct deposit is included, with the ability to distribute pay to multiple accounts, while checks can be printed in-house using the system’s MICR interface.
Series 3’s payroll module includes built-in automation of time off accruals and tools for managing unemployment, workers’ comp and third-party payments. It includes tax tables for federal and all states, and offers compliance functions like the ability to assign and distribute pay to multiple states for employees.
The system generates federal 940 and 941, plus state quarterly and annual reporting, W-2 and 1099. Managerial reporting includes departmental percentages and summaries, check registers, employee lists, labels and checkwriting. The system integrates with the GL and other accounting systems offered by MBA Software, and can import employee data from time clock systems and export to common file formats for import into other programs.