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Is your payroll stuck in the stone age? Here’s how to choose real cloud-native software

Cloud-Native Software

Many businesses are clinging to outdated software, missing out on the efficiency and scalability of the cloud. But beware – not all “cloud” payroll solutions are created equal. There’s a sneaky tactic called “cloud washing” where legacy software gets a fresh coat of paint and pretends to be cloud-native software. This can lead to a pile of problems down the road.

Why Cloud-Native Payroll Makes Sense

Imagine cutting your payroll processing time by a third. Cloud-native payroll offers a host of benefits, including:

  • Automatic updates: No more scrambling to download and install new versions.
  • Scalability: Easily add or remove employees as your business grows.
  • Reduced costs: Pay-per-use model saves you money compared to fixed licensing fees.
  • Flexibility: Access your payroll system from anywhere, anytime.
  • Security: Cloud providers invest heavily in data security.

Spotting the Fakes: How to Ask the Right Questions

Don’t be fooled by cloud washing. Here are some key questions to ask potential payroll software providers:

  1. Is your software a single platform serving multiple clients? (True cloud-native)
  2. Do updates automatically roll out to all customers? (No additional work for you)
  3. Can we easily scale our employee count? (Cloud scales with your business)
  4. Was the software built for the cloud or adapted from desktop software? (True cloud-native is born in the cloud)
  5. Can we pay per payslip and adjust our monthly costs? (Pay for what you use)

If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” be cautious.

Real Cloud vs. Stuck in the Mud

Think of it like this: cloud-native payroll is like using your mobile banking app – convenient and efficient. Cloud-washed software is like waiting in a long line at the bank – outdated and frustrating.

Ready to Streamline Your Payroll?

Don’t settle for a fake cloud solution. PaySpace offers real cloud-native payroll software that can transform your payroll and HR department. Contact us today for a free consultation and see how we can help your business thrive.