How an MSP prevents payroll errors before they arise
Aaron Wawman

3 minutes

How an MSP prevents payroll errors before they arise

Payroll involves many steps, such as calculating wages, taxes, deductions, benefits, and compliance. If you do it yourself, you need to invest in payroll software and training, keep track of tax laws and regulations, and ensure accuracy and timeliness. Any mistake or delay can result in fines, and possibly more importantly seriously affect your employees and temporary workers.  

The human price of payroll errors  

If workers aren’t paid what they expect when they expect it, this will affect their ability to pay their bills. This could go on to affect their credit rating and life plans in the long term, but with the cost of living so high, concerns could be more immediate. 

Nearly 40% of people end the month with no money left, and as a result, they rely on their paycheck being both on time, and the correct amount. Any error for some people might be an inconvenience, but for others it could mean not being able to get grocery shopping  or pay for their next day's train ticket to work. 

Payroll issues will backfire on any employer in terms of staff retention. A fifth of Brits have changed jobs after being paid late or inaccurately by their employer, which means that a single payroll error could well generate recruitment and training costs, as you work to replace the staff member lost over a preventable error. 

Avoiding payroll errors 

A managed service provider (MSP) can help you avoid these problems by providing you with a reliable and efficient payroll service.  

Here are some of the ways an MSP can reduce your payroll issues: 

  • An MSP can automate your payroll process, saving you time and money. They can integrate your payroll software with your accounting, HR, and time-tracking systems, eliminating manual data entry and errors
  • An MSP can handle your tax compliance, ensuring that you pay the right amount of taxes and file the correct forms on time. They can also keep up with the changing tax laws and regulations, so you don't have to worry about them
  • An MSP can manage your payroll benefits, such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. They can enroll your employees, deduct the appropriate amounts, and remit them to the providers. They can also handle any payroll-related queries or issues from your employees 

How to choose the right MSP for your payroll needs 

Not all MSPs are the same, and you need to find the one that suits your payroll needs and budget. Here are some factors to consider when choosing an MSP for your payroll: 

  • Experience and reputation. Look for an MSP that has a proven track record of providing payroll services to SMBs in your industry and location. Check their testimonials, and references to see how satisfied their clients are
  • Scope and quality. Compare the features and benefits of different MSPs and see what they offer in terms of payroll software, integration, automation, compliance, and support. Choose an MSP that can meet your payroll requirements and expectations
  • Cost and value. Evaluate the pricing and contract terms of different MSPs and see how they fit your budget and cash flow. Consider the value and return on investment that an MSP can provide, such as saving you time, money, and hassle 

Payroll is a crucial and complex function and by outsourcing this area of a business to a reliable and experienced MSP, you can ensure that your employees and workers are paid accurately and on time, that your payroll taxes and compliance are taken care of, and that you have more time and resources to focus on your core business activities. 

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