Best Software Acquires Federal Liaison Services, Inc.

Best Software Acquires Federal Liaison Services, Inc.

IRVINE (Calif.) — Best Software has acquired Dallas-based Federal Liaison Services, Inc. (FLS), a single source provider of employer payroll and tax filing solutions.

FLS provides software and technol-ogy solutions for the compliance, reporting and payment functions not addressed by most payroll and HR solutions or services. These products can be provided as a stand-alone software sale or as an outsourced, hosted solution. Prior to the acquisition, Best Software was a reseller of FLS products.

As part of the acquisition, Blake Eaton, formerly of FLS, will join the Best Software team as General Manager of the business unit. Mr. Eaton will continue to manage the Dallas-based FLS team, reporting to Rick Valentine, Vice President and General Manager, Best Software Payroll Services.

The company says the combined solution will enable Best Software to compete strongly with offerings from ADP, Ceridian and other tax and payroll outsource providers by offering full-level tax services in an outsourced environment.

“FLS introduced the payroll industry’s first web-based, hosted employer compliance solution, and has a strong brand in the tax payment, reporting, tax filing and garnishment arena. Its addition to the Best Software family demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing innovative payroll and human resource services,” said Jim Foster, Executive Vice President, Business Units, Best Software Mid-Market Division. “We’re excited to be able to expand our offerings with both the FLS web-based compliance solution as well as the FLS compliance outsourcing solution.”

Best Software has made over 15 acquisitions in North America in the past seven years, building itself into a leading provider of front and back office business software solutions for small and mid-sized customers. More information is available at or

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