iManage Payroll Review

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iManage At A Glance

Good: Robust payroll solution for connecting every aspect of human capital management.
Bad: Comes fully integrated within the HRIS, not sold seperately.
Bottom Line: Enterprise payroll system that is central to an all-in-one HRIS.

Product Overview

Software provider, Corporate Business Solutions (CBS), offers a fully integrated and robust Human Resources Information System (HRIS) called iManage. Within this software suite the vendor offers payroll features tailored to each business’ unique needs.

iManage saves time and helps ensure compliance across HR related tasks such as hiring, succession planning, performance management and more. Payroll is central to the solution so that users can prioritize employee data such as with benefits administration, wages and tax compliance. With self-service features, employees are able to take control over accessing and updating their information.

For the purposes of this review, we are reviewing iManage Payroll. Read the full iManage HRIS review here.


The following 3 key features allow iManage Payroll to meet a company’s full payroll needs:

1. Salary Plan & Compensation: Authorized managers are given access to the business’s salary administration and budgeting to provide a holistic view over workforce planning. As performance review criteria is met individually,  these authorized managers update employee compensation to ensure consistency and compliance.

2. Tax Filing & Wage Attachments: Payroll staff has access to all payroll tax matters for meeting complaince. By centralizing these important documents, employees are able to quickly access all wage attachments such as sick pay, vacation, wage garnishments and more, as well as online verification for any tax filings or deposits.

3. Time & Labor Integration: Managers are able to schedule employees on an accessible and transparent platform. As a separate module, Time & Labor connects directly to Payroll for helping automate many wage calculations. Real-time labor cost analysis is just one tool for managers to track wage expenses.

  • Benefits Management?
  • Direct Deposit?
  • Employee Self-Service?
  • Mobile Functionality?
  • Payroll Processing?
  • Reporting?
  • Tax Management?
  • Time & Attendance?

Target Market

CBS iManage is a fit for any size company. Industries that CBS has served include manufacturing, hospitality, financial institutions, healthcare, non-profit, and services. Here are 10 sample customers:

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How a company implements iManage depends on its company size. The average implementation time frame takes between 30-60 days. CBS suggests the following:

Under 50: Small companies would best use the solution to outsource payroll services. The Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a service and solution bundle for CBS to provide “big business” benefits to smaller clients by taking over many system responsibilities.

50-250: Mid-sized companies can also use the PEO solution, but if they don’t wish to outsource those services they can instead choose one of three levels of services to take over either minimum or maximum control.

250 Plus: CBS targets which components large organizations need help with and supports those areas of specialization. The client’s team has full control over all workforce goals and is able to identify areas that don’t make sense to manage internally.

Customer Service & Support

CBS appoints a point of access for each client so that businesses in need of help don’t call a generic 1-800 number. The vendor suggests quarterly face-to-face meetings to address any service issues and guarantees end-of-day resolutions for any service request.

The CEO vows to get involved in any outstanding requests within 24 hours.


CBS doesn’t publicly release its pricing information for iManage. Please contact them directly for a price quote.


While CBS offers HR solutions for small-sized companies of under 50 employees, some small business clients have complained that the solution was too robust for their needs and the service fees were excessive.


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Corporate Business Solutions was founded in 1995 as a 3rd party 401(k) administrator by co-founders Neil Araujo and Rafiq Mohammadi. CBS specializes in companies with multiple-location and across-state operations so that clients are able to ensure compliance.

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