Aatrix Software: One Comprehensive Process for Hassle-Free E-Filing

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Steve Lunseth, CEO With an experience of well over three decades, Aatrix Software has been one of the nation’s premier payroll reporting specialists facilitating unemployment, wage withholding, new hire report, and payment streamlining tax reporting process. As an ace in the field of payroll reporting, Aatrix has a strong presence in the small and mid-size accounting market and continues to experience tremendous growth in both revenue and usage. In fact, the company has already processed more than 30 million W2s, 1099s, and ACA filings and billions of dollars of electronic payments to over 170 federal and state agencies in the last year alone.

Having served the market for so long now, Aatrix is well acquainted with the ups and downs of the payroll reporting landscape. At present, businesses are faced with ever-increasing reporting requirements driven by federal, state, and local taxing authorities. The obvious efficiencies that electronic filing provides the authorities also drives the move towardpaperless processes. Although many authorities provide a web portal to assist with electronic filing, there is no standard process. A business filing in as few as three states requires dealing with more than a dozen different sites, processes, confirmation methods, and login credentials. Aatrix, on the other hand, provides one process regardless of the report being filed or the agency it is filed to. A single set of login credentials is used to file any report, receive all confirmations, and manage all reporting from a single website. “We have always focused on making the process simple, accurate, and affordable, which is why we have driven our payroll technology through automation, security, and nearly fool-proof error checking, turning one of the most time-consuming and complicated tasks, simple,” says Steve Lunseth, CEO of Aatrix Software.

Converting a Two-day Task to a Two-hour Task

The company assists in filing payroll tax reports through its patented technology that helps build and maintain any form as well as the process to fill in the forms automatically from the host payroll software. Aatrix provides a secure eFile method to facilitate the processing of over 1800 report pages and payments to over 170 taxing authorities in the U.S. and Canada.

Aatrix is integrated into nearly all Sage payroll solutions and continues to see significant growth each year. Recently, Aatrix has also introduced cloud solution for Sage customers, and enables the clients using Sage web-deployed payroll systems to use Aatrix for all their reporting requirements. Over 260,000 Sage customers use the Aatrix’s Federal and State solution.


Available at half the cost of similar solutions, Aatrix leads the market with nearly every significant feature of its solution, and our survey response confirms a 98 percent acceptance rate with clients’ payroll solution


Information on the electronic forms is already filled out directly from the Sage payroll data. Clients can view and edit the information on screen, and once the data is verified, the form is ready to be printed or e-filed.

Aatrix provides automated payroll form filling with its comprehensive state reporting tool, Aatrix State & Fed Payroll Reports, offering instant and seamless integration to tax forms and new hire reports for each state. The tool allows customers to automatically complete over 1800 state and federal unemployment, withholding, and new hire form pages from the payroll data within their payroll software. “We provide a single administration site to maintain a history of all filings, payments, and confirmations,” adds Lunseth. Once the reports are automatically completed, reviewed, and edited on screen, they are printed on plain paper, ready to be mailed or are eFiled in minutes to the Aatrix eFile Center for processing.

The e-filing process is completed by Aatrix’s Single-Point eFile Center that eliminates the need to track forms, formats, regulations, or any of the myriad issues faced by payroll administrators. The eFile Center provides a simple UI and workflow for eFiling where clients can select the report to be filed, view a replica of the form that has been automatically filled in, and click eFile to complete the filing. Aatrix’s solutions not only seamlessly integrate withhost software but also help clients in filing a typical 941 report in less than five minutes. “Available at half the cost of similar solutions, Aatrix leads the market in nearly every significant feature of its solution, and our survey response confirms that 98 percent of Sage customers confirm the solution works well with their payroll software,” notes Lunseth. Aatrix currently supports unemployment wage-withholding, new hire, W2, 1099s, 1095 (ACA), HR forms, T4, ROE, T5018 and certified payroll reports and payments for the U.S. and Canada.

Driving Innovation with Teamwork

“Our customers range from sole proprietors with as few as one or two employees to enterprise businesses with over 10,000 employees,” says Lunseth. The solution is simply accessed through standard menu items such as State Reports or W2s.
In case clients have queries, they can easily reach out for Aatrix support through live phone support, email, live chat, and a remarkable interactive knowledge base. “We conduct an annual survey of our eFile customers, and over the past decade, our recommend rate has never been lower than 93 percent. In fact, the 2018 survey resulted in a 96 percent recommend rate,” reports Lunseth.

Having owned and operated numerous businesses, Lunseth is a seasoned entrepreneur who continues to introduce new ideas and opportunities. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he is always working toward finding better baits, tactics, and lures, which translates into his leadership at Aatrix when it comes to tackling technical challenges and changing market trends. Lunseth has grown Aatrix from an Apple development startup focused on financial management software to the largest Mac payroll solution company with an authorized payroll solution for QuickBooks, and finally the leading payroll tax reporting solution with well over 335,000 customers in the U.S. In his determined efforts to bring the company to the fore, he is backed by a team of dedicated professionals. “Aatrix is a true teamwork-centric organization where ideas are encouraged and adopted routinely. It is this spirit that drives the innovation that Aatrix delivers to the marketplace continuously,”explains Lunseth.

Relentless Focus to Fulfill New Requirements

With the complexities in reporting business activities to state, fed, and local taxing authorities increasing by the day and new business reporting requirements like ACA and other government requirements surfacing, there is a continued need for innovation. “New requirements such as ACA reporting are what drive our development relentlessly. We continue to focus on innovation and foresight to make certain we are prepared to deliver a comprehensive solution to our customers to meet all of their filing requirements,” extols the CEO.

Lunseth points that Aatrix has rolled out Electronic Payroll Reporting Forms cloud-deployed payroll solutions. This will allow cloud deployed payroll solutions to integrate the Aatrix payroll tax solution into their products. Another advancement that Aatrix is focusing on is building an interface for back-end Payroll Report/Payment eFile Center. Payroll processors will be able to hand off their report/payment processing needs to Aatrix, and the company’s highly automated processing center will properly format the files and transmit them to the respective government agencies.

Aatrix anticipates more than a dozen partnerships to begin in 2019 including expansion of its relationship with Sage. “We have had a tremendously successful and beneficial relationship with Sage for 15 years and look forward to continuing to provide the industry’s most complete tax reporting and payment solution for the foreseeable future,” remarks Lunseth. With over 260,000 Sage customers using Aatrix, this relationship will continue to expand to additional form-sets and services in 2019.

Company
Aatrix Software

Headquarters
Grand Forks, ND

Management
Steve Lunseth, CEO

Description
Provides a single process for Electronic Payroll Reports and eFiling to accounting software for businesses of all sizes

Aatrix Software