Did you know…
Your standard product for Microsoft Dynamics GP INCLUDES the Payroll and Human Resources modules at no extra charge. (Well, except for implementation and your add-ons, etc. We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch, right?) But, the point is, if you own Microsoft Dynamics GP, you own a tool that could very well produce your payroll, and print your W2s, and it even contains employee self-service features! It may even cost a lot less money than you pay to outsource your payroll, which will make your money holders happy. It may not even require much more of your time than you spend doing payroll with an outsourced company. (This will also make your money holders happy.)
If you’ve ever met me, or seen/heard me present about Dynamics GP, you have probably already figured out that I am passionate about this underutilized part of the software. It has been my focus area for (I don’t even want to say how many) years. I consider Payroll and HR fun. Yes, I said FUN. Sorry, we know that some of us in this industry are a bit warped regarding our concept of what fun is! For me, it’s a fun challenge to help clients implement and learn how you can do payroll, a process that many people think is very daunting. Even many consultants don’t want to touch it. Because, well, you know, if you mess something up, and have a lot of employees mad at you because there is something wrong with their check, that part is NOT fun. But yes, Microsoft Dynamics GP CAN do payroll and does a darn good job of it, in almost all cases. OK, if you have 25,000 employees, a different product might be better. But for the clients with anywhere up to 10,000 employees, it can handle it fine. And I’m sure there are customers running even more employees than that through GP Payroll. The key to having a good experience with GP Payroll is to set it up efficiently, and to get enough training in the product so you feel like you know what you are doing, and you’re not scared to press buttons - with some healthy caution, of course. At least learn what is dangerous and what is not, so you can be comfortable in your normal daily processes, and not have to deal with “fires”. My goal when working with clients is to give them great training so they don’t have fires, and they know what to do in case of one. Backups are always your friend, but you should be working efficiently enough to very rarely, if ever, restore from a backup. That doesn’t make them any less important. But I digress!
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When does it make sense to look at Microsoft Dynamics GP Payroll? Why should you consider bringing it in-house rather than outsourcing it?