The Ultimate Entertainment Payroll Alternative to Bill.com
TakeOne vs Bill.com
TakeOne is the leading entertainment payroll software, tailored to your production’s needs unlike 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.
Stacking Bill.com and TakeOne side by side, it’s clear TakeOne makes television and film payroll as painless as possible.
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.
It’s easy to lose track of your invoices on Bill.com, since it doesn’t bucket your forms by production. Plus, they don’t offer timesheets.
Fact: Sorting out your invoices in Bill.com is arduous and the quickest way to drive your assistant to mad.
TakeOne 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.
TakeOne neatly keeps your invoices and expenses grouped by your production.
With the click of a button, you can pull view statistics on a specific production and reports to send off to your accountant.
What is Bill.com?
A web app, Bill.com allows vendor, employeers, and freelancers a way to submit invoices and pay out quickly without having to go through a payroll company. While great for small businesses, Bill.com simply doesn’t offer the robust functionality and features that TakeOne offers for video production payroll.
2. Automatically calculates 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 Uncle Sam and various guilds.
TakeOne calculates employer taxes automatically, so you know exactly when and what to withhold when your film crew joins your production.
Not to mention, TakeOne automatically includes workers compensation insurance.
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.
TakeOne 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 text passive aggressively.
Since so many very different businesses use Bill.com, it’s not calibrated to grab all the specific entertainment payroll forms you need upfront, which can make for plenty of headaches and stress eating.
In TakeOne, 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 makes sorting through production finances even harder, as it treats all invoices the same – leaving it up to you to sort out withholdings, day rates, and hours.
Unlike Bill.dom, TakeOne has timesheets built in, making submitting hours painless for crew members and easy for producers to navigate long after your project has wrapped.
With TakeOne, inputting hours is a matter of logging into the app, answering a two questions, and that’s it. 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?
TakeOne 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.
TakeOne submits pension and health to following guilds:
6. TakeOne is free to get started
While you have to pay monthly for Bill.com, it’s absolutely free to sign up for TakeOne until you process a payment.
Set up your production, collect timesheets, add everyone on your team, get everything just the way you like.
TakeOne only charges a fraction of a percent when you finally cut the checks or pay them via direct deposit.
Click here to sign up free.