INTEGRATION/IMPORT & EXPORT: 4.75 Stars
As a part of the Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite, Payroll CS directly integrates with the programs in the product family, including GL, client base data, analysis and planning functions, and document management. Individual employee W-2s also include a barcode that makes entering their 1040 tax information as simple as a scanner swipe using UltraTax CS. Payroll CS offers import from most time clock systems and can generate reports to PDF format. It does not directly share data with other accounting systems.
RELATIVE VALUE: 4.5 Stars
As with any program in the CS Suite, one of Payroll CS’ greatest attributes is thorough integration with the suite’s other programs, helping to reduce redundant entry. The system also provides outstanding web-enabled features, most notably the remote data-entry option (available through NetClient CS) and the Web Employee portals. Both of these features can save the firm time, while providing convenience for the client and its employees.