The Advantage of the Latest Technological Advances
Polaris Payroll is built from the ground up using industry leading protocols. We haven’t had to add-on modules that complicate the function of outdated software technology. Everything is integrated into one flowing system.
More specifically, Polaris Payroll is developed on the ASP.NET framework and MS SQL Server database and is designed to scale and support significant growth. Itdoes not require any desktop installs, plug-ins, or applets. And, the system is so fast that you’ll think the software resides on your computer.
Cloud Computing Brings Power to Every Business
Using the Cloud to host and deliver your services in essence levels the playing field against the large national providers you compete against everyday. The cloud environment provides you the most powerful technology available today, that is both affordable and flexible. Cloud Computing greatly reduces the internal IT costs of a business and provides more business security, for example redundancy and automatic backups, than an internal network. Cloud Computing is at the very beginning of its growth curve and, considering the market trend, will grow to be the predominate method of software delivery for the SMB market.
A Game Changing Combination
The innovative thinking behind the Polaris Payroll design and the power and affordability of Cloud Computing combine to remove the limits of growth and profitability of your business. Supported by the latest technology and an ongoing evolution of development, Polaris Payroll offers a business model that is truly limited only by your imagination and effort.
The Software as a Service model has developed a solid foundation in the business community over the past few years. From enterprise level corporations through the small business owners, companies have realized the benefits of software provided over the Internet. Any initial concerns have been overcome by advances in technology, and in reality, the SaaS model is much easier to maintain and keep secure than most legacy systems and internal networks.
More specifically for payroll service bureaus, the advantages reduce many hassles that effect your day-to-day operations:
No downloads or keeping track of updates
No special network or firewall configurations for you or your clients
Clients don’t need to update their connectivity software
No IT department needed
No need to sync files
Access the system anytime, anywhere
You also gain some valuable services that are not possible with PC-based software:
Employer level self service. Allows companies to handle a lot more of the process.
Employee self service. All employees from each of your clients will have access to their own payroll related information online. A value-added service that will be appreciated by your clients... especially the HR people.
As a web-native solution, Polaris Payroll has been designed to be secure from all possible standpoints. Our multi-pronged strategy for handling this aspect will ensure that the system access is limited to authorized personnel, during authorized timings, and also to keep an audit trail that can provide forensic detail of any specific transaction or user in a highly usable interface.
Transmission Security Once a client has registered and set-up with Polaris Payroll, the system provides a secure, SSL-encrypted interface to allow the employer and its users to securely access the system from remote locations. Accordingly, we have implemented the standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt and secure all data transmissions originating from, as well as terminating at the site. The SSL communications capability is built-in to our transaction interface, with all transmissions encrypted with 128-bit keys.
Perimeter Security In order to provide a secure transaction processing environment, it is important that the physical network, where the web servers are hosted, must also be sure from outside attacks and hacking attempts right at the network’s frontiers, and within. Multi-layered perimeter security is implemented at both the hardware and software levels and includes hardware/software firewalls and establishing DMZ to keep intruders out of the network while allowing authorized applications to use the resources in a secure fashion.
In addition to the firewalls, perimeter security also involves using standard Access Control procedures to limit physical access to the servers within the data center. This tier is implemented at the data center where the Polaris Payroll servers are hosted.
Role-Based Access The Polaris Payroll solution includes a rigorous Role Based Access Model that is centered on the concept of ‘domains’ under which each user ‘role’ functions. The domains provide the context within which each role will derive its functionality and actions authorized.