Our Story

ComputerSearch Payroll Services, founded in 1967, is the area’s largest locally owned payroll processing service bureau. We provide payroll, tax filing, time & attendance and employee benefit services to over 4000 client businesses in Western New York and beyond. Our low overhead and streamlined processes allow us to provide payroll services for about half the cost of our national competition.

ComputerSearch Corporation, was founded in 1967 by a group of engineers from Bell Aerosystems. During the early years, ComputerSearch developed software in such areas as real estate information retrieval, on-line accounting and inventory systems, medical billing, and engineering time-sharing. In 1969 we acquired a local payroll company named Paytronics and thus our entry into the Payroll processing industry.

By the mid-80s, due to the increase demand for payroll services, management decided to consolidate our other services and concentrate strictly on payroll. This allowed for the expansion of our payroll software to include other related services such as tax filing, direct deposit, human resources, application integration with accounting and HR systems, and time and attendance interfaces. This lead to the creation of our online Payroll processing application, MicroPay.

Today, with the continued adoption of the Internet, personal computers, and evolution of the technology industry, ComputerSearch continues to evolve our core Payroll offerings and MicroPay features to match the ever growing demands of our customers and payroll industry.

Our people are the secret of our success. Over half of our staff have been with the organization for over 20 years!

What Our Clients Say…

“My name is Elizabeth Shoemaker, I own ElizaCo, Inc. and we are ComputerSearch payroll customers (H59).

Last year we received a flyer with our bi-weekly payroll regarding CS Benefit Services. Since I started ElizaCo in 2002, we have not offered Health Insurance to our employees. This year I decided that it was time to change our health insurance situation so I contacted Jim Banigan at your company because of the flyer.

The purpose of my email to you is to let you know that Jim was great to me. He explained company sponsored health care programs and discussed several options that I should consider for ElizaCo, Inc.
Whenever I have a problem with a company or an employee at a company, I am likely to complain to the employer about that employee, however, I seldom take the time to compliment an employer about an employee. In this case I am contacting you because Jim Banigan was really helpful and is a real asset to your company.

While we are on the subject of great employees, when I call in my payroll numbers, I always speak to Donna Tourot. She is another wonderful employee. She is helpful, polite and always follows up if I leave her a message or have a question.

It is a pleasure doing business with your company.”

Elizabeth Shoemaker
President, ElizaCo, Inc

“I have been with Niagara Transformer Corp. (Client #Q62) for thirty years. When I started here I actually calculated each paycheck and wrote it by hand. Over the years we have tried other payroll services but none even begin to compare to Computer Search! I cannot say enough about your staff and service.

Nick Nogaro, Mark Terry, Frank Wroblewski have all been great in making our transfer to CS so simple and efficient. We have not had any real problems. From designing specific reports, to running a regular payroll, your staff gets the job done right. I also want to give an extra thanks to my payroll specialist, Patti Cavalleri, I don’t know what I would do without her. She is always so pleasant and great to work with.”

Paula Walter
Niagara Transformer Corp.