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Folder CPS Comparison Charts & Integration Articles

This section contains additional educational articles such as:

  • User Case Studies
  • Integrating Certified Payroll Solution with QuickBooks.
  • Certified Payroll Solution Design & Utilization of the Intuit QuickBooks SDK (Software Development Kit).
  • Certified Payroll Solution Whitepaper.
  • Certified Payroll Solution Product Brochure
  • Comparision Chart.



pdf 2004 Awesome Add-on Sleeter Group Popular

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Certified Payroll Solution was selected by The Sleeter Group, a nationally recognized leader in software training for accountants, bookkeepers, and small business owners, as one of ten "Awesome Add-ons' for QuickBooks in the September 2004.

pdf Article - Certified Payroll Reporting, A Bookkeepers Nightmare Popular

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Certified Payroll Reporting - A Bookkeeper's Nightmare.  An interview with Nancy Smyth, President, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.

pdf Brochure - Certified Payroll Popular

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A downloadable 2-page brochure which provides an overview of Certified Payroll Solution for QuickBooks features, key benefits, customer comments, and system requirements.

pdf Case Study - Direct Digital Controls, Inc. Popular

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Kirsten Russell, Office Manager for Direct Digital Controls, Inc., in Rancho Cordova, CA has been using Certified Payroll Solution for QuickBooks since April 2003.

With Sunburst Software’s Certified Payroll Solution in place, what took about 4 hours and cost approximately $100 per week - and was incomplete, to make matters worse - now takes 10 to 15 minutes. “It takes longer to sign and mail them than it does to actually produce the reports. CPS has been a tremendous help in our business,” Kirsten states. “We no longer have to worry about the certified payroll reports that we submit, making the grade, like we did before.”

Click the "Download" button to obtain a full copy of this case study.

pdf Case Study - Flexible Financials LLC Popular

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Don Grassman, Owner of Flexible Financials LLC in Brentwood TN runs an independent financial consulting firm with over 25 years of experience in helping fast-growing businesses.

According to Don, the Certified Payroll Solution program worked, as advertised from day one, and it achieved a payback in less than 60 days. In fact, as a software product, it is probably the highest return product Flexible Financials has implemented to date.


pdf Case Study - Kimo Constructors, Inc. Popular

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Chris Gillespie, Administrator for Kimo Constructors, Inc., of Bosque Farms, NM used Certified Payroll Solution for QuickBooks from July 2001 through 2008, when the company shut down their Heavy & Highway Division.

Processing payroll, for anywhere from 10 to 50 employees a week, for an average of 4 jobs, requiring certified payroll reports had Chris Gillespie, Administrator for Kimo Constructors, Inc., spending 4 to 8 hours each week manually completing reports. This caused too many errors and took too long. Chris began searching for a way to make reporting faster, more efficient, and more accurate, in order for the company to be paid without any delays.  After implementing CPS this was reduced to 10 - 15 minutes.

Over the years, Chris has recommended and implemented Certified Payroll Solution for other contractors in her area.


pdf Case Study - Montano Plumbing, Inc. Popular

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Kristi McNutt, Office Manager for Montano Plumbing, Inc., in Santa Cruz, CA has been using Certified Payroll Solution for QuickBooks since July 2003.

Kristi was spending at least 12 hours a week generating prevailing wage reports on the state mandated form DIR-A-131, your Certified Payroll Solution software has cut the amount of time I spend to about 15 minutes.  All I have to do now is sign my name to the reports.


pdf Certified Payroll Solution Comparison Chart Popular

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Compare the features and functionality of Certified Payroll Solution with Quantum Software Solution's "Certified Payroll Reports", Wizard Business Solution's "CertPay Wizard", Point's North "Certified Payroll Reporting", and Intuit's "Certified Payroll Report" in this convenient side-by-side comparison chart.

5 pages.

All information is current as of 2/10/2010 and is based on internet research and current customer/trial user feedback.

pdf Certified Payroll Solution ProAdvisor Review Popular

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Part of the requirements of becoming an Intuit Gold Developer, is to have your software evaluated by an independent Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor that Intuit has chosen.

Sara Watson, a CPA and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, gave Certified Payroll Solution an overall rating of 9.0 out of 10.


pdf Certified Payroll Solution Program Design Popular

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Read about the thought process behind the design and development of Certified Payroll Solution, and how the Intuit QuickBooks Software Development Kit (SDK), has been utilized.

4 pages.

pdf Certified Payroll Solution Whitepaper Popular

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The information provided in the Certified Payroll Solution Whitepaper will supplement what you find in the Folder Audio/Video Training section , and other information, that you will find on our website. While geared toward ProAdvisors, CPA's, and Consultants, this document contains most of the information found in our manual and is suitable for anyone who wishes to evaluate Certified Payroll Solution for its suitability for their company.

Updated 9/29/2010

pdf Certified Payroll Solution/QuickBooks Integration Popular

By 7414 downloads

Use this article in conjunction with the Certified Payroll Solution pdf whitepaper , and the Folder Audio/Video Training section , for a complete overview of how to install Certified Payroll Solution, grant permission to access the QuickBooks file, how to create "linked records", why linked records are necessary, and to successfully integrate the program with QuickBooks. While geared toward ProAdvisors, CPA's, and Consultants, this article is suitable for anyone who is evaluating the use of Certified Payroll Solution for their company.

41 pages.

pdf Inside QuickBooksArticle - Certified Payroll Solution Popular

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The following article, by Elaine Marmel, was published in the March 2002 edition of the Inside QuickBooks Newsletter and is reprinted by permission of Delicia, Inc.


pdf Sleeter Group - Desktop Accountant 2005 Popular

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The following article was published in the June 2005 Desktop Accountant Newsletter from the Sleeter Group, and is reproduced with permission. The Sleeter Group provides QuickBooks resources for accountants, bookkeepers, QuickBooks consultants, CPA's, QuickBooks software developers and small business owners. To find out more about the Sleeter Group, visit


pdf What Does the Built-In QuickBooks Certified Payroll Report Like? Popular

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We've had a lot of folks ask us how our software (Certified Payroll Solution) compares to the new Certified Payroll Report which is built into QuickBooks.

There are many differences, which includes:

  • You have to print 1 job at a time EACH week - no batch processing ability.
  • You have to re-enter project # info & Statement of Complaince info for each job - each week.
  • Does not generate "No Work Performed" Reports.
  • Does not provide state specific forms, only an alternate/substitute federal form.
  • Does not create EEOC Reports
  • Does not do Mailing Labels for each job.
  • Cannot automatically omit employees when they are clerical or owner
  • Cannot use defer to employee for multiple work classfications.
  • Does not show Federal Withholding allowances
  • Does not provide ARRA Reports.
  • Does not have Wage Manager
  • Does not accurately produce Fringe Benefit Reports.
  • Does not show cash benefit rate.
  • Does not provide electronic certified payroll report files for electronic filing.
  • Does not show last 4 digits of SSN.
  • Incorrectly assigns Overtime, Double Time & Shift time as "Reguular Time".
  • Does not combine Straight Time, Overtime & Double time.
  • Available ONLY to QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise Users who subscribe to Enhanced or Enhanced Plus Payroll.

For a complete comparision, download our pdf Certified Payroll Solution Comparison Chart .

Use the Download or View buttons below to see what the QuickBooks Report looks like and then compare it to pdf our version of the Federal WH-347 form .