Frequently Asked Payroll Questions

Outsourcing Payroll
Costs and Savings

When, specifically, should a company consider payroll outsourcing?

Outsourcing should be a strategic decision. Ask yourself:

  • Is there a system in place in the organization that will issue payments effectively and on time?
  • Is the company internally able to do the calculations and deal with the details of the payroll with almost 100% accuracy, timeliness and compliance to tax law and government legislation?
  • Does the company have the personnel (and time) to review the accuracy of all the above operations?

If you can't answer yes to all of the above questions, you may want to consider outsourcing payroll.

I only have a few employees - Why should I worry?

Payroll services are suited for companies with any number of employees. The services are designed with you and your company in mind. All companies - big and small - have the responsibility for compliance with the latest rules and regulations. In addition, if you only have a few employees, you may not have an office manager and the admin paperwork probably ends up on your desk. Furthermore, the payroll service provides you with security and reliability, ensuring that your staff is paid accurately and on time.

Does provide payroll outsourcing?

No, we provide information to help educate business owners on payroll outsourcing. We also help to bring businesses and payroll providers together.

How should I pick the right company for my business?

When you understand what BPO services your business needs, get quotes from several companies through Evaluate the companies, including checking their references and methods as well as their pricing plan. Consider questions such as response time to inquiries, how they handle tax problems if they arise, and their customer support record. Also find out how they maintain security and confidentiality of business data and employee personal information.

What will a BPO Company do for my small business that my bookkeeper cannot do?

An outsourced BPO company does more than balance debit and credit sheets or issue paychecks. BPOs handle payroll services, tax-related services and knowledge, and human resources functions such as training and supervising accounting and bookkeeping staff. A payroll company can manage employee benefits, worker’s compensation and retirement plans, too. BPOs provide your small business with increased privacy regarding pay and benefits information. A BPO is able to devote more time and resources to your payroll and financial functions than even one full-time business office person could, and at a much lower cost.

What is the cost involved? Is it expensive?

Generally speaking, the cost depends on the number of employees and how frequently you pay them (weekly to monthly). The service can include direct deposit, check signing, 401(k) plan administration etc.

Will payroll services save me money?

The payroll service pays for itself in a number of ways: it saves time, bank charges and effort as well as gives you the comfort of knowing that a professional company is responsible for your payroll. This leaves you free to concentrate all your efforts on managing the business.

Exactly how much will my business save by outsourcing these functions?

Consider more than just the annual salary and benefits given to your payroll officer. Payroll and financial functions in your business include time and labor spent on data collection, IT systems and personnel and overhead such as technology and equipment. Every business will have different savings, depending on the size and nature of their business. However, the savings can be significant when all the factors are combined.

Is there a charge to use

No, the information at is completely free for business owners.

What services does provide?

We act as an online marketplace to bring together business owners and payroll service providers. We also provide free information on payroll outsourcing for business owners.

What exactly does do for my business?

We provide free and independent information to help you find the best match for the services you need. We get you quotes from the best Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies that can customize their services for your business. You can even hire a BPO for some functions, such as tax administration, and keep other functions like data entry in-house.

How do I use to get a quote?

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