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5 Payroll Tools for Your Construction Business

Updated July 31, 2018.

Payroll is an important and necessary step in ensuring your business runs smoothly. When you have a lot of projects on your plate, it can be easy to overlook payroll duties or make errors that could end up costing you fees or fines (or disgruntled employees!).

The best way to ensure payroll is running smoothly and your workers are happy is to implement the right tools or services. These make it simple for your small business to complete payroll without worry. Here are some of the best payroll tools specifically for your construction business.

  1. Jonas Construction Software

Jonas Construction Software offers payroll and union reporting software for construction owners. It helps manage the payroll complexities, including payments for certified, unionized and non-unionized employees.

This software offers:

  • Complete payroll systems to integrate both U.S. and Canadian payroll systems, handling government rules and reporting and multi-union processing
  • Full union capability and reporting to help create detailed reports and setups to manage complex union requirements
  • User-friendly experience that handles weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly payroll
  • Direct deposit features to pay employees faster
  • Certified payroll to set up rate and fringe table jobs with multiple payroll codes
  • Flexible solutions for various industries (mechanical, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, general, specialty trade, design builders, home builders, and real estate and land developers)

You can get a free demo to see if this software works for your construction business.

  1. Payroll4Constructon

Payroll4Construction offers payroll packages that come with free construction reporting. The free construction reports include:

  • Certified payroll
  • EEO minority compliance
  • New hire report
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Union reporting and tracking
  • Proofing reports
  • Job hour variance
  • Job labor report
  • Job costing
  • Custom reports

This tool offers the standard payroll processing features as well as construction-specific benefits, online interface and mobile timecard entry, and additional features and services. The construction-specific benefits include handling multiple jobs/localities/unions/trades/pay rates, automated pay rates by employee/job/location/trade, union reporting and tracking and more.

You can request a free quote for potential pricing.

  1. PENTA Technologies

PENTA Technologies offers construction payroll and labor management for contractors. PENTA Construction Payroll Software offers:

  • Multi-state, multi-union in US and Canada payroll processing
  • Integration with PENTA Construction Accounting Software
  • Integration with PENTA Job Cost Accounting Software
  • Automated accounting for inter-departmental and inter-company payroll charges
  • EEO-compliant, Davis-Bacon and Worker’s Compensation reporting and processing
  • Fringe, taxes and insurance burden expenses
  • Standard charge rates
  • Estimated burden allocation as a percentage of base labor or rate/hour
  • Mobile field service
  • Crew-based field reporting
  • eTime construction timesheet software
  • eExpense expense management software

You can also use the software to summarize level labor cost information and catch potential problems early on. It also offers labor costs, productivity and trend analyses as well as labor hours by trade. PENTA Technologies cover a variety of contractors, ranging from concrete to oil and gas to fire protection.

Contact them for more information about pricing or to request a demo.

  1. Spectrum HR and Payroll

Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum HR and Payroll tool offers everything you need to keep your crew happy and knowledgeable. It can help you manage:

  • Recruiting and retention
  • Training and certification
  • Employee benefits
  • OSHA forms
  • Incident reports
  • Succession planning
  • Employee performance and reviews
  • Important dates and milestones
  • Certified payroll
  • Multi-state and multi-company payrolls
  • Union payrolls
  • Confidential payrolls
  • Online time entry

With Spectrum HR and Payroll, you can streamline personal data management, create a secure virtual filing cabinet to digitize employee records and ease the payroll process.

You can request a demo to see if it’s a good fit for your business.

  1. ComputerEase’s Construction Software

ComputerEase Software offers multiple tools for construction businesses, and their payroll module can help ease any payroll headaches. It’s fully integrated with job costs (tax rates, pay rates, etc.) and ties tax rates to job sites to ensure federal, state and local tax rates are taken into account. Some of the features include:

  • Certified payroll
  • Union reports
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Federal, state and local tax reports
  • Affordable Care Act compliance
  • …and more

You can request a free demo to see if this tool can help address your specific needs.

Your payroll needs change depending on a variety of factors. And while it’s not the most exciting aspect of any growing business, it’s a vital one. To keep operations running smoothly, check out these tools to help manage your payroll so you can focus on other tasks.

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