Bundling Enhanced Payroll To Save Money

As your QuickBooks Product Experts, we have discovered a hidden discount opportunity that many customers are not aware it exists. Let’s talk “Bundling,” shall we?

A perfect example of bundling is the Cable company. If you just buy the cable package you pay high rates, but by bundling the telephone and internet with your cable plan then you save a huge amount rather than paying separately for each.

For desktop financial software, the options are: QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise. Pro & Premier are for companies just starting out and QuickBooks Enterprise is designed for growing Small businesses. Compare versions here for more information.

QuickBooks Enhanced payroll is the “Do it yourself” integrated payroll option to process payroll right inside of your QuickBooks financial software. This option requires you to make your own tax payments, file your own quarterly & annual payroll tax returns. If you want those tasks done for you, ask about us QuickBooks Assisted Payroll.

Enhanced Payroll, alone is $50 per month plus $2 per employee per month.



Did you know that Enterprise GOLD edition now includes ENHANCED PAYROLL? The picture above is a great explanation of what each Enterprise edition offers. The price difference between each edition is about $20 per month. By including Enhanced Payroll in your bundle, there are no EXTRA FEES, and direct deposit is FREE!


In the case below, we highlight a Premier Customer who uses QB Premier and has an active QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll Subscription. There were three issues:

  1. They were required to upgrade to the latest version of Premier. MSRP $649.
  2. They complained that their performance was super slow. We found theirs has a file size that was more than double what is recommended for QB Premier.
  3. They were paying $120 per month for their Enhanced payroll subscription with 35 employees.

Total Annual Cost $2,089.00

Our Recommendation: QuickBooks Enterprise 1 user Gold Edition. $1,324 per year.

For LESS than what they were paying for JUST their payroll subscription of  $1440 per year,  they migrate to QBES Gold for only $1324 per year, and they saved $765 as an extra benefit, they noticed a significant improvement in their performance. 

As part of the migration process, we were also able to get them a refund for their unused prorated portion of their annual payroll subscription.

Total Annual Savings $765.00

Additional Benefits of Moving from Premier to Enterprise

  • You can pay MONTHLY for your annual subscription
  • You won’t have to repurchase the software you have access to the latest version
  • The software is a smooth upgrade, similar to the current interface, nothing to relearn
  • Data file will process significantly faster than before
  • Gold & Platinum Editions include QB Enhanced Payroll
  • Free US Support for software/payroll instead of paid overseas support
  • QB Payments available for no monthly fee!
  • Access to the Everything Enterprise learning center of videos
  • Data protection is included
  • You will now have access to Advanced Reporting

Want a review of what products you are using to see if we can save you time and money? Contact us to schedule a free consultation.


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