Security & Privacy
It is all about 'Ownership of Data'.
There is no Security or Privacy if you don't fully own and controll your data. That means you must have unconditional access and control over your data at all times including access to the application that you use to create the data.
"non-payment", "expiration of subscription" or "new version required" are not valid excuses to block you from accessing your data.
Long gone are the days when you owned your desktop software and used it as long as you wanted. Long gone is the time that you had full control of your data with almost complete privacy. Now, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is in control of what you use and where you keep your data. It has thrived into the most prominent way to deliver software to users. Now, you must pay a monthly fee or forget about your data.
Can you still claim that you own your data? While you read and hear about data security and privacy everywhere you do not hear much, if any at all, about data ownership. Of course, without access to the application you are out of luck.
That is why we provide all our members with a free complementary application as a "Desktop Module" which is the desktop version of our online system. You can download your online data and use it "offline" with zero dependecy to our system.
Our free desktop module gives you complete ownership of your data that cannot be taken away. Another benefit of our 'Desktop Module' is that you can keep your employees' Social Security numbers offline and only on your
computer. That is just another reason that Payroll co-op is the first and only Free Payroll system.
Desktop Module is intended to be a working back up of your online data. Do not use it to create new data or edit your existing data offline as future versions may not be compatible with the current version. Also, the 'Desktop Module' may not get updated as frequently as the Online version so some features and tax tables may not be available when you may need them.