By Erica Kasper
Content Marketing Manager
Hundreds of thousands of companies use Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to manage their business processes and customer relations. Is your company one of them? If so, it’s important to ensure that all the software you trust to keep your business humming along will play nicely with whatever flavor of Dynamics you’re using. Whether you’re working with Dynamics GP, BC, NAV, AX, F&O, or another ERP entirely, your business can’t run properly unless everything syncs.
One of those vital aspects of running your company is payroll. It’s not just about ensuring paychecks are cut on time, although that’s crucial. It’s also about catching potential errors, having the flexibility to change pay run details on the fly, and giving your employees power over their data. Your payroll software should be confidently compliant, as well; payroll that handles comprehensive tax codes keeps you from stressing over penalties. In general, your payroll platform should save you time, money, and resources, while making your life as easy as possible.
Of course, the perfect payroll software doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work with your Microsoft Dynamics ERP. When you’re shopping for the ideal payroll platform for your business, be sure to consider not just the functionality, but also the integration. Ask yourself (and your team) what features your business needs, and then ask your potential payroll software provider whether they can provide those features while also integrating with Dynamics.
Some questions you may want to ask yourself and your team include:
Should this software just cut checks, or do we want to include time entry, benefits management, and other modules?
What is currently frustrating us about our payroll process, and what features might fix that?
How many employees do we have, and where are they located?
How quickly is our business growing?
How important is it that we have step-by-step wizards or other tools for completing tasks?
Some questions you may want to ask your potential payroll software provider include:
Does this payroll software integrate smoothly with our Microsoft Dynamics ERP?
How easy is this software to install, learn, and use?
Does data flow easily between modules?
If we change ERPs later, will this software still be compatible?
What’s the customer support like? If we have questions, will someone be available to answer, and if so, will it cost extra?
Can we see a demo of all the functions we want to use?
How long has this company been around? What are the reviews like among existing customers?
Are the company employees happy to work here?
You’ve come to rely on Microsoft Dynamics for running your business, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for payroll software that doesn’t meet your needs. Use an insourced payroll platform that is compatible with the ERP you trust and that can grow with your company. At Greenshades, we are a certified Gold Microsoft Partner for five core competencies, including ERP, Application Development, DevOps, Cloud Platform, and Communications. Our payroll platform features all the modules you need to empower employees and conquer compliance, and whatever ERP you use today or in the future, we’re with you. Click the button below to learn more about Greenshades and to schedule a demo!