Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, Paramount develops a suite of web-based professional programs that help accounting practices, and their clients, be more productive and profitable. Through innovative technologies that streamline processing and reporting, document management and collaboration between the practice and their clients, firms using Paramount’s solutions work smarter and more efficiently. Paramount’s mission is to help accounting firms take back their small business clients from the big payroll service providers. As a client service, payroll is exceptional at strengthening the relationship between these businesses and their accounting firm, since it keeps business management aware of the vital role that the firm provides week in and week out.
Paramount knows what professionals want and need. That’s why Paramount’s staff is devoted to ensuring the highest security and quality of all of their solutions, and constantly strives to make them as “hands-free” as possible. The flagship Crest Payroll solution provides accountants with technology that automatically handles many time-consuming tasks and helps monitor reporting due dates and payroll accounting issues.
Crest payroll is Paramount Software Solutions’ flagship technology offering for accountants and payroll service providers. Whether managing a couple of payrolls or hundreds, Crest’s features make it easy to stay on top of critical issues, process paper or electronic check runs at any time, and offer advanced HR management tools for small and mid-sized businesses.
Crest Payroll isn’t just easy; it is almost completely automated to handle back-end tasks, including direct deposits, tax reporting and compliance, and even unemployment and third-party payments. Plus, online portals let employers and their employees’ access secure payroll and HR information.
Completely Automated After simple setup and customization options, enter default time for employees, if necessary, and Crest Payroll will handle the rest.
Hands-Free Tax Compliance All federal, state and local reporting and payments are scheduled processed automatically. There is no impounding or escrowing of funds. The system also offers alerts and reminders, which keeps the accountant informed of client account balances prior to any payments or compliance reporting.
Unlimited Users and Clients Crest Payroll provides ability to set up role-based access for users within Accountant firm, Client and Employee Portals.
Anytime Access – For You & Your Payroll Clients Because Crest Payroll is web-based, accountants can access client payroll data at any time and from anywhere. Need to re-print a check on a weekend? Not a problem, because you can do it from home. Plus, the web-based data entry screens enable the use of smart phones, including iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.
Be Up and Running Fast Crest Payroll includes wizards that can help your firm quickly setup clients from templates or by using other clients as a template. You can also import basic company and employee information using Excel templates to increase efficiency and productivity.
Your Payroll Service, Your Branded Payroll Site With Crest Payroll’s Private Label option, accounting firms can tailor the web-based payroll system to reflect only their own branding and messaging, with formatting and templates that reflect their firm’s website.
Retain Your Client Relationships Stop sending your clients and payroll revenue to big payroll service provider. Payroll is a core client service that keeps your practice in your client’s mind when they are considering other business services.
Client Portals Another feature of Crest Payroll is that clients can be given as much, or as little, control over their own payroll functions as the accountant wants to grant them. Some clients are more advanced than others, and with Crest, you can treat them appropriately. Those who you’ve granted permission can log into the secure system from your own firm website and enter employee time, add rates or perform other tasks.
Employee Self-Service Just as you benefit from allowing your clients to do some of the data entry, allowing employee self-service is another great time saving feature for your firm. Employees can log into the secure system and download prior paystubs, W-2s, 1099s, W-4s and other personal information. They can also access employee handbooks or any other documents that the client company wishes to make available on-demand to its employees. Employees can also fill in time-off requests, with the program automatically routing it to the appropriate supervisor for approval. Other features include employee evaluations, training management and expense reporting.
Cost Effective Crest Payroll pricing is based on the number of active employees per client business, with all of the robust features of Crest included. With Crest, you get powerful but easy-to-use payroll processing, unlimited direct deposit and printing, complete control over reporting, automated compliance, expense tracking, HR features, employee self-service portals, and everything else for a single monthly fee that can be deducted along with payroll and employment taxes.
Comprehensive PTO and Benefits Management Crest Payroll includes full tracking of accrual-based benefits such as vacation, sick leave, holiday and other paid time off, as well as the ability to pay by virtually any pay type, including bonus/tipped, multiple rates, multiple cost centers and shift differentials. It can support unlimited number of custom benefits and deductions.
Powerful Reporting Capability Over 40 ready-to-use reports are available, including Payroll, HR and MIS. Plus, a Custom Reports Designer makes it easy to generate any number of reports using custom filters, with the ability to memorize frequently used output. Reports can be exported to PDF, Excel and other popular file format and batch printing and electronic generation allows firms to manage reporting across multiple clients at the same time.
Accountants can transition to Crest Payroll anytime during the year. You can seek help from our Support team to set up clients in minutes with the help of ready-to-use templates and data import utilities. Crest Payroll team can assist you to enter Year-To-Date payroll information for each of your clients at a nominal fee.
At Crest Payroll, We believe your business is no one else's. Your privacy is important to you…and to us. Crest Payroll is committed to protect the security and privacy of your personal information since we collect that information to process Payroll. Crest Payroll follows different principles in accordance with TRUST GUARD for customer privacy and data protection.
By the use of TRUST GUARD Web Privacy Program, Crest Payroll agrees to notify you of the following:
We also collect Emergency Contact Information. We only collect this information for the purpose of your Company having someone to contact in case of an emergency. We will not use this third party information for any reason.
As a Payroll Application Service Provider, Crest Payroll collects personal identifiable information about Payroll Service bureaus, Companies and respective Employees. This information includes Employee Code, Name, Address, Birth Date, Telephone, Fax, Email, Tax Identification Number, Social Security Number, Salary Information of individuals, Statutory Information for companies and individuals that comply with federal and state laws, Banking Information. We also collect demographic information such as your ethnicity and religion. We will collect your legal status, start date, employee status, probation end date and whether or not you are an active employee. We will collect your Gross Wage YTD, Federal Income Tax deductions, Social Security Tax deductions, Medicare Tax deductions, and Earn Income Credit YTD. Generally, this information is requested when your profile is being set up in the Crest Payroll website as a user (role-based site access) and/or to perform relevant 'payroll processing' tasks for you based on your employment and residential information. We may use your Personal Information for primary purposes such as:
We collect the following Non-Personal Information from all users to our site in log files: the date and time you access the site, the internet IP address from where it originated the request to our site, server IP address which originated the request to our site, the request and response method, the port address of the server, the browser type whether it is Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Chrome, Netscape, Firefox. We use this log files to administer our crest payroll website, for audit purposes, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential malfunctions within the server, to gather demographic information about usage of crest payroll and to track security threats. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer with the information about you. We use session ID cookies to maintain your login while you navigate the crest payroll website. Once you close the browser or log out of the Crest Payroll Website, the cookie simply terminates. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.
Crest Payroll does not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13.
We offer users of Crest Payroll the opportunity to chat with sales and support personnel. We recommend that you do not submit any personal information in chat since it is not designed to transmit and store it securely.
Our select employees may access your information only to help us provide you with superior service with respect to payroll services. We follow strict HR compliance rules to ensure that we hire the right people and train them on keeping customer’s information confidential and secure.
Crest Payroll has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
We want to ensure your transactions to be safe and secure. When you access our website, you're connected via Extended Validation (EV) secure server software SSL, the highest standard in the internet security industry which encrypts your personal information using 128 bit encryption before it's sent over the Internet. SSL is one of the safest encryption technologies available. Crest Payroll uses CAPTCHA, a type of challenge-response test used in computing to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. The process usually involves Crest Payroll server generating a random alpha-numeric text and asking the user to enter the exact text as generated by the server. This process avoids access to system by malicious bots or random computer generated credential information.
In addition, Crest Payroll has been secured with McAfee Hacker Safe protection. Leveraging Hacker Safe's remote vulnerability scanning technology, McAfee SECURE service tests Crest Payroll daily for vulnerabilities, dangerous content and links that expose consumers' computer and personal information to malicious use. McAfee SECURE service helps protect businesses and consumers from hackers, adware, spyware, browser exploits, spammers, phishing attacks and online scams.
Crest Payroll strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in USA or any other country where Crest Payroll its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located. Our website is hosted in a secured mirrored format for Disaster Recovery and Backup options.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your user name and password, so do not share these with others.
Your profile may be created by your employer/delegate to process your payroll through our portal. While doing so, we are provided with your relevant personal information. We use this information to allow you secured access to our Crest Payroll website, process transactions related to our payroll services subscription; send you announcements/notifications about your transactions within Crest Payroll, etc.
We may share personal information about you with banking institutions, who help us perform certain tasks related to payroll. In addition, we may disclose this information to the Internal Revenue Service or State and Local authorities as required by law. In the event that Crest Payroll is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, your personal information will likely be transferred. You will be notified via email, mail or our website prior to any change in ownership of your personal information.
Crest Payroll may utilize third-party engine for payroll calculation, filing the returns and making the payments to the Internal Revenue Service, State and Local Authorities. We will share the personal information necessary for them to do so. These third parties are not allowed to use your personal information for any other purpose.
Crest Payroll will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect the rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Crest Payroll or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Crest Payroll and its family of Websites, and, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Crest Payroll, its Websites, or the public.
Crest Payroll website enables you to update and correct personal information regarding Service Providers, Employees and Employers at any time on the website depending upon on role-based access. Service Providers and Employers may do so by logging into their account and view the corresponding information to be updated, change the required information and save the details into the system. Employees would have to request Employers for a change in their personal information in order to make those changes pertaining to their details. You can inform us about any change/correction in personal information referring to ‘Contact Us’ section below.
If you are using Crest Payroll website, please follow the guidelines for your safety in addition to the methods that you follow:
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
Paramount Software Solutions Inc., a web based business software and solutions company is SSAE-16 Type-II certified by an independent audit company. The SSAE-16 compliance is an internationally recognized standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that is recognized as a strong validation of our control environment in offering a reliable, stable and secure business applications.
The following are the controls that has been validated by the independent auditor:
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