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AccountantsWorld — After-the-Fact Payroll




2011 Overall Rating 4.75

Best Fit

Firms managing year-end compliance and ATF payroll for multiple entities.


  • Strong multi-client views, dashboards.
  • Web-based system provides remote access.
  • Integration with larger web-based suite.
  • Comprehensive forms support.
  • Electronic filing of federal and state quarterly forms, W-2 and 1099


Potential Limitations

  • No built-in invoicing functionality, but offers integration with other systems.


Summary & Pricing

After-the-Fact Payroll is the most fully featured web-based year-end compliance system covered here, providing excellent multi-user functionality and integration with client collaboration tools and document management systems. After-the-Fact Payroll costs $395 per year, inclusive of all features and e-filing. It is also available as a component of the Power Practice System, and functions best with this broader web-based suite of eight integrated professional accounting and practice management solutions.

Product Delivery Methods

___ On-Premises

_X_ SaaS

___ Hosted by Vendor


Basic System Functions 4.75

Reporting 4.5

Import/Export Capabilities 4.5

Help/Support 4.75

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