DATASMITH Custom Payroll Facts Sheet

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A NEW APPROACH: MODULAR, OPEN, EXPANDABLE

Fast-changing tax laws and widely varying company needs make payroll one of the most difficult business applications. Unlike spreadsheets, word processors, and other "generic" business software, a traditionally-designed payroll program can be made obsolete overnight by the stroke of a legislator's pen, by new union contracts, or by changing pay or benefit plans.

DATASMITH Payroll is not a "traditional" system. It's a forward-looking design, which anticipates accommodates, and embraces change as a natural part of the payroll process. It is the result of a complete rethink of the payroll problem...designed using Computer Aided Software Engineering techniques "from the ground up" with today's personal computing environment in mind...by people who actually use it.

DESIGNED FOR YOUR PAYROLL PROBLEMS TODAY
Complex pay and taxation is the normal case in the 90's. Even very small firms have tax deferred compensation, imputed pay, and fringe benefit reporting concerns. DATASMITH Payroll allows you to deal with these problems once...during the setup process...and keep your recurring period-to-period operations simple...without compromising accuracy or creating more work at year end. Features like "Preview", "Overlapped end-of-year processing", "User-defined Pay Categories", easy correction and the flexibility to make partial/additional runs take the urgency and aggravation out of most payroll problems.

ADAPTS QUICKLY TO TOMORROW'S NEEDS
All tax tables are compact, sensible, and easily user-maintained: no waiting on an outside organization to incorporate the latest tax tables. "Local" and "Other" taxes are supported by operator-titled region-specific generic routines, so that you're instantly ready for most new taxes. Complex new pay categories and deductions can be defined by the operator and used together with other standard items to quickly and correctly adapt to a new situation. No annoying limitations on Pension Plans, Cafeteria Plans, etc: we provide the tool...you define how it is used.
OPEN FOR EXPANSION/REMODELING

As your needs change, your DATASMITH Payroll can keep up with you. Add more deductions, more pay categories, more departments, Direct Deposit, DATACHECK Laser-Created checks,  Benefit Accrual, additional Deduction Limits, Deduction Limit/Switch at any time. Suddenly faced with reporting an employee's taxes in more than one state or locality?...choose from options which allow you to handle four tax homes per year... or even four tax homes per pay period for each employee. Hundreds of specialized add-on features are available.
OPEN FOR DATA INTERCHANGE
DATASMITH Payroll accepts hours data prepared with your database, spreadsheet, or word processor...in addition to its built-in hours entry screen. You can even use the built-in hours entry to edit your imported data, or to automatically pay salaries during data import. Reports can be written as text files on disk for use by your word processor. Documentation describing file formats is included with every system. A powerful Import/Export option which allows two-way communication between payroll and other systems is also available.
TAKES ADVANTAGE OF NEW HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
When you buy a faster computer, add a coprocessor, change to a faster disk drive, change to a faster display, buy a faster printer or change to a better operating system, payroll adapts and performance improves. DATASMITH Payroll supports up to four local or network printers per user, including the new network printers using PJL! Payroll will use the resources you provide. It adapts itself and installs easily into DOS, WINDOWS 3.1, WINDOWS 95/98/NT/XP, OS/2, and Networks: no hassle in "mixed shops".

DESIGNED FOR EFFECTIVE CONTINUING SUPPORT
We believe that effective support is a design issue. That's why every standard and optional part of the system produces elaborate error messages which trace the condition through all affected modules. Each module's function is also a user function, so that the explanation of a problem is often its own solution! Built-in procedural backup, a built-in error recovery system, and a plan which provides more than one way to accomplish most functions provides on-site work-arounds for unforseen or unusual contingencies, ...including many hardware problems! The strategy is to blunt the impact of the unforseen. Does it work? You bet it does!!! ...and we've got 25+ years of field experience to prove it!


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