As you may know, Intuit recently sent out an e-mail stating that support for Quick Payroll will end on December 31, 2009. They will no longer update tax tables or tax forms for the product. Users will still be able to process payroll and produce year end forms through the end of 2009.
It has also come to our attention that Intuit is eliminating their current version of Intuit Online Payroll (IOP) and replacing it with a new version of IOP. The new IOP is a completely different product from the original IOP we tested and recommended to our customers a few months ago. The new IOP does not include the same Export to Excel feature as the old IOP. This export option was needed to be able to import payroll into Shepherd’s Staff.
Intuit's decision to go in a different direction on a couple of fronts has prompted us to add support for Payroll Mate. A trial version of Payroll Mate can be downloaded from www.payrollmate.com
. This desktop-based payroll software, which has to be installed on your computer, can be evaluated for 30 days. After evaluation, you will then have the option to purchase the product for $99.99 a year.
Shepherd’s Staff users who want to import payroll from Payroll Mate into the Finance module will need to download and install Service Pack 1 for Shepherd’s Staff 2010 (7.7). The service pack includes the new payroll import option and a few software patches. It can be downloaded by clicking here
Payroll Mate interfaces with Shepherd's Staff the same way that Quick Payroll does. Click here
to download step-by-step instructions for importing an Excel file from Payroll Mate into the Finance module of Shepherd’s Staff. Please contact us at 1-800-346-6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions about this update for Shepherd’s Staff.