Gusto HR Software

Product Spotlight: Gusto HR, Payroll, Benefits, and More

At rinehimerbaker, we are committed to helping you find the right software for your business needs. As an Intacct Partner and consultant providing a multitude of leading cloud technology options, we are proud to partner with some of the leading names in business software including, MineralTreeTallie Expense Report Software, and Gusto HR, Payroll, and Benefits, a product which we will be introducing you to in today’s blog.

One of the biggest headaches that organizations have is that of HR. Often tasked with managing a process that is manual, laborious, and outside of the average business owner’s job description, the idea of managing HR is painful and—in the modern compliance environment—risky.

Gusto HR Services: Online HR for Payroll, Benefits, and Everything Else

From workers comp to payroll to the compliance landmine that is health benefits, small and medium businesses often need help. Luckily, technology has become more accessible to manage all of this and shade business owners from risks and pitfalls. Gusto is one of these options, helping growing businesses to mitigate their risk from the alphabet soup of government agencies who would gladly impose fines over a missed decimal or incorrect form.

Touted as all-in-one payroll, benefits, and HR, Gusto takes the human element out of the administrative tasks at over 40,000 businesses, automating processes so that leaders can focus more time on growing the business. Today, we’d like to discuss some of the features, but for more, you’ll need to contact us or head to their website.

Online Payroll

Paying full-time or part-time employees as 1099s is illegal, but paying them as W-2 employees is complicated—especially when you’re doing it manually. Gusto offers easy-to-use payroll from onboarding to end of year and everything in between:

  • Take total control of your payroll, running it from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Make it simple to onboard employees with an online self-onboarding process what allows them to add all of their information and even download their paystubs and W-2s after they are done.
  • Let Gusto handle the complicated taxes—Federal, FICA, State, and local; withholding the right amount of money and even auto populating the forms you need to fill out.
  • Integrate Gusto with the leading accounting software options of the day.
  • Automatically track birthdays, work anniversaries, and more, sending you reminders to add thank-you notes and celebratory attachments.

Health Benefits

We know, the health benefits landscape is complex. For businesses, setting up plans that are affordable while offering competitive plans is a challenge. But for your employees, understanding their roles and responsibilities in enrolling in health insurance is a challenge in and of itself.

Gusto was designed to meet the needs of both the employer and the employee navigate the health benefits and health insurance landscape. Learn more about the health benefits offering here.

Benefits: 401(k), 529 College Savings, and More

In addition to offering an intuitive, user-friendly health benefits platform, Gusto can also help you prepare your employees for major life events like retirement or sending a child to college.

With Gusto 401(k) retirement plans, the company will help your employees make easy and affordable investments, and since it works with payroll, setup is simple and making contributions is simple.

Similar to how they make retirement savings easy, Gusto makes it easy to put money away toward your child’s education with a 529 prepaid tuition plan.

Workers Compensation

Gusto can help you to mitigate risk for yourself and your employees—making it easy to get and stay covered with easy online enrollment, pay-as-you-go payments, and integration with payroll. Gusto offers an instant estimate and policy offer, and ability to e-sign immediately.


Even with all the bells and whistles mentioned above, Gusto still gets the basics done. As an all-in-one HR software, Gusto streamlines onboarding, consolidates employee records and reduces administrative busy work. We’re getting you out of the maze of spreadsheets and back in front of your team.

Gusto makes it easy to:

  • Manage employee documents all in one place.
  • Onboard your employees easily and affordably with paperless onboarding.
  • Manage time off with the click of a button.
  • Lead employee surveys and feedback.

All this and more in the All-in-one Gusto platform.

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At rinehimerbaker, we are proud to help growing businesses to select implement, and manage their finances, HR, and more in the cloud. As an Intacct Partner, we also work with leading software providers like Gusto to allow you to grow without the headaches that come from manual, laborious processes. Learn more about Gusto, learn more about our services, and get in contact with us for more information.

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If you’re considering moving your ERP processes out of legacy systems and into the cloud, you’re coming face-to-face with some terms that might be new to your finance and accounting team. There’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)—and they’re collectively referred to as the Cloud Computing Stack. You’ll want to be familiar with these terms as you explore your cloud-based options.

But before we “unstack” the components of cloud computing, let’s examine why you’re looking at cloud solutions in the first place.

Why the Cloud is the Frontrunner

Cloud computing is monumentally different from running traditional installed software, such as QuickBooks, on desktop machines. Today, growing companies choose cloud computing platforms and services to provide their teams with flexibility and functionality they simply can’t unleash from their existing systems.

When transitioning to a more powerful, poised-for-growth system, companies appreciate the ability to:

  • Minimize up-front costs. Cloud solutions eliminate the need to invest in new computers, servers, rack space, software licenses, and more.
  • Shift ongoing maintenance away from internal resources. Since cloud-based solutions are hosted, there’s no need to hire additional IT staff to develop, maintain, and support the new systems; the internal technology team, in fact, is free to focus on other initiatives.
  • Enjoy anytime, anywhere access to financial data. Thanks to the cloud’s internet connectivity, decision-makers are no longer limited to the constraints of manual reporting that has to be managed locally or on-site.

The Cloud: A New Way to Manage IT Services

Cloud technology changes the way your business pays for and uses technology. It enables you to replace legacy systems, installed software, and manual processes with more efficient, hosted, and vendor-serviced solutions. What’s the right solution for you? This brings us to the three levels of the cloud computing stack:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

It’s not likely you’re considering an IaaS solution for your new ERP system, but it helps to know what’s at the bottom, or foundation, of the stack. It’s the infrastructure: the basic computing power, storage, and hardware components of a computing system. A company using an IaaS solution essentially outsources hardware—think “virtual machine.” The servers and other hardware are remote (housed in the cloud) and belong to the vendor; the company’s internal IT team is responsible for the operating system, applications, and other software that runs on the virtual machines.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

With a PaaS solution, a company outsources their hardware and operating system. On top of these two pieces, the company’s software developers can build their own applications. Rackspace describes it as a “platform for the creation of software, delivered over the web…without the complexity of buying and maintaining the software and infrastructure underneath it.” As such, it’s a great fit for companies who want to maintain control over software application and development—and who want to manage deep customization of their solution and keep it “in-house.”

Software as a Service (SaaS)

You’re most likely looking at an ERP solution that’s delivered via SaaS. With a SaaS solution, the cloud provider gives you everything you need, from the servers to the software to the user support. There’s no need for your company to do any IT administration or development work: the cloud-based solution is completely on-demand. The software application and your company’s data are securely housed in your vendor’s remote data centers and are accessed through an internet connection on any device. And you don’t pay for licenses, as software use is flexibly subscription-based with by-user pricing.

Accounting software should be with you for at least five years—and should have the capability to grow with your business. The key is scalability. As your business grows, and as you add new entities or locations, your financial and accounting needs will rapidly change. You don’t want to keep changing your processes and underlying software with each “next step.” Taking accounting, operations management, and reporting to (and from) the cloud assures the scalability required to keep growing without the stops and re-starts that you want to avoid.

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