QuickBooks Payroll Enhanced for Accounting Professionals by Intuit ProLine
Best Fit: Accounting professionals who do client bookkeeping/write-up or payroll preparation in QuickBooks for Windows, as well as those who need support for payroll integration with job costing in QuickBooks.
From the Sept. 2011 Review of Professional Payroll Programs
QuickBooks Payroll Enhanced is an on-premises payroll solution from Intuit and directly integrates with QuickBooks accounting software. Intuit provides two tiers of service through QuickBooks Payroll Enhanced: one tier for small businesses and another tier for accounting professionals. Although both products are similar in function, this article will focus on the product tier designed for accounting professionals, QuickBooks Payroll Enhanced for Accountants. This service has a number of features designed to assist accounting professionals who manage payroll for their clients and has a strong after-the-fact payroll feature set.
BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONS:
Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Enhanced for Accountants is designed to work within and directly integrates with the QuickBooks application. The payroll module is integrated into the QuickBooks menu and includes two payroll management dashboards: Employee Center and Payroll Center. The Employee Center allows full management of employees, including adding/removing employees and reviewing history. The Payroll Center is a dashboard showing scheduled payroll related tasks, such as upcoming payroll runs and scheduled liability payments.
The Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Enhanced for Accountants subscription includes payroll processing for up to 50 client EINs. The subscription service is intended for small business employers and is optimized for small to mid-sized businesses with 100 or fewer employees within each client file. Due to direct integration with QuickBooks, job costing and other allocations may be processed with each employee paycheck. Employees may be paid on different payroll schedules with different intervals (e.g. hourly employees paid weekly, salaried employees paid monthly). Direct deposit is available as a per-transaction charge and supports up to two bank and investment accounts. Employees without direct deposit capabilities may be issued a traditional check, or employers may choose to offer a prepaid debit card. The company noted that there are no fees to the employer for setting up or loading money onto the prepaid debit cards through payroll. There are only nominal fees for the employee who uses the card, normally only if the employee uses an ATM to get cash. There are no fees for normal purchases you might make with any Visa. See https://paycard.intuit.com/support/fl_paycard.html for the fee schedule.