The Best Alternative to Bill.com Payroll Services
Meet Wrapbook: The Best Alternative to Bill.com
When a production wraps, everyone on set is wondering when they’re going to get paid. Meanwhile, everyone in the production office is wondering where they put the DP’s W4.
Enter: entertainment payroll services.
While Bill.com and Wrapbook can both help you pay your cast and crew digitally, there are a few major key differences that you should know before processing your payroll.
1. Made exclusively for film, television, and commercials
Whether you’re producing a low budget indie or juggling multiple productions at once, staying on top of entertainment payroll can be a gargantuan task – especially when it comes to hunting down forms.
Bill.com allows you to view your entire company’s invoices on one dashboard, so you can always find that PA’s invoice. However, since it’s not exclusively made for film, Bill.com doesn’t bucket your forms by production.
Wrapbook understands the nuances of each of your production’s payrolls, separating your productions and forms for you so you never get lost. Never struggle to find a W4, I-9, timesheet, or receipt again.
Wrapbook neatly groups your invoices and expenses by production. With the click of a button, you can pull view statistics on a specific production and reports to send off to your accountant.
Wrapbook provides new time sheets through the app as well, where you can set multiple pay rates per employee.
What is Bill.com?
A web app, Bill.com provides employers a digital dashboard where freelancers and employees can submit invoices that can be approved and paid out instantly.
While great for small businesses, Bill.com simply doesn’t offer the robust functionality and features that Wrapbook offers for video production payroll.
2. Film payroll taxes
Your production company is based in Los Angeles, but you’re shooting in Georgia, and your actors are based in Texas and SAG-AFTRA. How exactly do the taxes on that work on that?
While Bill.com is a great way to quickly collect invoices and send out money, it doesn’t take into account the regulations your production has to follow to be compliant with the federal government, state authorities, and various guilds.
Wrapbook calculates employer taxes automatically, so you know exactly when and what to withhold when your film crew joins your production.
3. Onboard crew in a jiffy
Finding the perfect artist to work on your production is hard. Getting their paperwork in order shouldn’t be.
Wrapbook is made for entertainment payroll, so it automatically collects forms from your crew and actors when they join your production on the app. Easily track who hasn’t submitted their forms so you know who to email before the shoot starts.
Since so many very different businesses use Bill.com, it’s not calibrated to grab all the specific entertainment payroll forms you need upfront.
In Wrapbook, you can easily see who’s onboarded in your production dashboard.
4. Easily set day rates and timecards
The bane of a producer’s existence is tracking down invoices and timesheets so they can close out the production.
Bill.com treats all invoices the same – leaving it up to you to sort out withholdings, day rates, and hours for each crew member.
Unlike Bill.com, Wrapbook has timesheets built in, making submitting hours for crew members easy for producers long after a project has wrapped.
With Wrapbook, inputting hours can be performed by both the employer or the cast and crew member in their account. The app does the heavy lifting, automatically calculating what’s owed based on the crew member’s predetermined rate you and tax information.
5. Union approved
Working with unionized talent?
Wrapbook keeps up with every regulation, so you’re never behind. When you enter your crew members’ respective guilds, the app calculates wages and remitting their pension and health to them.
Wrapbook submits pension and health to following guilds:
6. Wrapbook is free to get started
While you have to pay monthly for Bill.com, it’s absolutely free to demo Wrapbook until you process a payment.
Set up your production, collect timesheets, add everyone on your team, get everything just the way you like.
Wrapbook only charges a fraction of a percent when you finally cut the checks or pay them via direct deposit.
Click here to demo.
Wrapbook Is The Best Alternative to Bill.com…
Because it understands the nuances of film and television production. Producing a film is a long and difficult process. Entertainment payroll shouldn’t be.