Innovative technology along with classic features

21st Century Payroll for Adagio is flexible, complete and cost effective payroll to manage all your payroll needs. Payroll batches are automatically sent to Adagio Ledger and Adagio Job Cost for easy retrieval and posting in Adagio. Make your software conform to your company's practices instead of the other way around.

    Transfer to Adagio Ledger

    Payroll will automatically transfer data to Adagio Ledger when payroll posting creates general ledger entries. Optionally, transfer the check details to send G/L account details for each payroll check in a batch.

    Transfer to Adagio Job Cost

    When configured to do so, Payroll will automatically transfer data to Adagio Job Cost when payroll posting creates cost job-related entries. You can optionally transfer employee names if you wish to do so, or send only summary amounts.

    Regular or After-the-fact Processing

    Process Payroll automatically and print paychecks or enter check information from another source. The system displays the fields for employees who need additional information such as hours, pieces or sales. Enter the required information or obtain it automatically using timecards. You can also override existing values, such as salary amount or hourly rate, for this paycheck only or as permanent changes to the employee record.

    For either type of processing you can review the Payroll Register prior to printing/posting. You can make last minute changes easily. And you can insert a payroll into a prior payroll period. Click here for more information on After-the-Fact processing.

    Departmentalize Payroll Expenses and Liabilities by G/L Account Segment

    Take advantage of the option to departmentalize by G/L account segment if you want true cost center posting. The system automatically posts each employee's payroll expenses and liabilities to accounts with segments that represent the employee's departments or cost centers.

    When you select the option to departmentalize by G/L account segment you have the option in each pay factor setup to departmentalize the pay factor. ("Pay factors" are earnings, deductions, taxes, and so on.) Thus, certain expenses and liabilities that do not need to be tracked at the departmental level can be posted to company-wide accounts. Click here for more details.

    Optional manual earnings distribution

    You can optionally distribute employee earnings to up to ten general ledger accounts every pay period by percent of hours worked, by number of hours worked, or by amount of gross earnings. If the company is departmentalized, you can optionally post to the employee's departments.  The system distributes accruals to departments in the same proportions as you distribute earnings.


    Timecards give you easy input of hours worked plus unlimited distribution of payroll expenses.  Timecards can be imported or entered via a data entry screen.  If keying in timecard information, recurring timecards make for fast data entry.  You can distribute timecard information to as many G/L accounts as you wish.  

    Direct Deposit or printed checks

    You can print paper checks or pay via direct deposit in the same payroll depending on the employee’s wishes.  You can also print paper checks for direct deposit employees as needed, for example, for a bonus or advance.  Direct deposit provides a payroll advice for distribution to your employees.

    Direct Deposit

    ‘Printing’ direct deposit paychecks prints a non-negotiable check and stub to give to direct deposit employees for their records. The process automatically creates the Direct Deposit Paycheck file that contains each Direct Deposit employee’s paycheck and bank account information. A message appears on the screen telling you the name of this file.

    Follow your Direct Deposit provider's instructions for submitting the Direct Deposit file.

    You can have some employees with direct deposit and some who receive paper checks.

    Workers Comp

    Report wages and hours for jobs covered by workers' comp.  Set up the classification codes, calculation method, rates and ceiling that identify the kinds of work done by your employees.  Then assign the applicable WC Codes to the employee’s pay factors.

    The Workers’ Compensation Report calculates a workers’ comp “premium” based on this information (or on Timecards) used by Calculate Payroll to process payroll.

    Pay Frequencies

    Select from among the following pay frequencies:

    • Weekly
    • Biweekly
    • Semimonthly
    • Monthly
    • 22 per year
    • 13 per year
    • 10 per year
    • Semiannually
    • Annually

    Flexible and Unlimited Number of Pay Options

    Make your software conform to your company's way of doing business instead of the other way around.  Flexible options for employee salary, wages, cash benefits, deductions, vacation and/or sick accruals, accrual payouts, noncash benefits, savings plans, and taxes give you complete control over customizing Payroll according to your company’s practices.

    Each company can be configured for an unlimited number of pay factors.

    Unlimited Employee Pay Factor Assignment

    Assign employees any type and any number of incomes, deductions, noncash benefits, accruals, and taxes. Employees aren't locked in to particular classifications that you can't control or change.

    System Supported Taxes

    Subscribe to Payroll Tax Updates for the latest federal and state payroll taxes.

    User Defined Taxes

    Define any number of payroll taxes yourself to cover local taxes. Payroll fully supports all contribution methods for employee and employer, W-2 reporting and taxable earnings calculations.

    Wage garnishment

    The amount to deduct for a wage garnishment is based on a table that you set up. You also define the earnings base (disposable pay) for the garnishment. The authority that authorizes you to garnish an employee's wages provides the needed wage garnishment instructions and the tables. You specify the ceilings and floors, if they apply.

    Global Update

    Add, change or delete pay information for all or selected employees. The appropriate options appear in the Options section of the update window.

    Payroll Expense Tracking

    You can assign different general ledger accounts for every payroll expense for close tracking of your costs of doing business. For cost center reporting, you can optionally post and report on payroll expenses and liabilities by department.
    With the optional Tax Form Kit, you can print these Forms on plain paper. They are filled in with data from your Payroll system and ready to sign and submit.
    There is no need to buy expensive preprinted forms and then hope that your employees’ W-2 information will print correctly in the spaces on the forms. You can print forms and data from your laser printer ready to send to the IRS. Payroll also supports various W-2 forms from outside vendors.

    File Federal W-2s Electronically

    Payroll follows federal guidelines for the selected Payroll year to produce W-2 information in the correct electronic federal format.

    Verify W-2 information before you produce the electronic file by printing the W-2 data in a readable report format before submission.

    You can produce W-2s for all employees in a company who have W-2 data or for only a selection of employees.

    File State W-2s Electronically

    For states that accept the federal format file, the system produces the federal format file with the selected state indicated in the filename extension, limited to employees with SIT data for that state. You send this file to the appropriate state authority.

    For states that require a special format file, the system produces the special format file with the selected state indicated in the filename extension, limited to employees with SIT data for that state. You send this file to the appropriate state authority (not all states are supported).

    You can produce electronic or printed W-2s at any time during the year.

    Customizable Pay Summary Reports

    You can design your own Payroll reports. You can print the custom reports or export the data for further review or manipulation in a spreadsheet. You determine the number, order, and content of the report columns. Each line item on the report will show information for one employee. You can design as many different reports as you like in any Payroll company.

    Standard reports

    Payroll register Run the payroll register before printing paychecks to verify accuracy.

    Earnings Report

    Remittance Checks

    Enter and print checks for automatic remittance of your payroll tax liabilities.

    Set up payroll tax remittance payees and then designate the appropriate "remittance vendor" for each payroll tax when you configure the tax. The amounts due to each remittance vendor are tracked when payroll is posted. The default amount to pay is the total liability for all taxes associated with that remittance vendor through the most recent payroll posting. This amount can be overridden.

    You can print paper checks or record electronic payments. The information will be automatically transferred to Adagio GL.

    Unlimited Companies

    You can have an unlimited number of companies or data sets in Payroll for Adagio.