Celebrating 35 Years of Service to the Moving Industry.

Direct Systems has grown with the Moving & Storage Industry since 1979 as an IT developer providing the solutions and expertise needed to get moving companies on the road to success. With more than 700 satisfied customers, it’s no wonder Direct Systems is the #1 provider of enterprise software to the moving industry!

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All IBS Customers

01/04/2017 - Important Updates for IBS System

This is to inform you that year-end updates for both our TPS and SQL Systems are available for download.

Please download and install these updates even if you do not use our payroll system to ensure that your IBS system is up-to-date. These updates include any programming changes that were made to all of our programs during 2016.

IMPORTANT: If the payroll withholding taxes for your State will be changing in 2017, then please provide that information to us immediately so our programmer can make the necessary updates to our payroll system.

Note: The 2017 FUTA Tax Rate will be installed as 0.80 and you must edit the FUTA Rate & Limit, as appropriate, for your company.

Social security and Medicare tax for 2017: Our Updates will address the following requirements from the 2017 Publication 15: The social security tax rate is 6.2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2016. The social security wage base limit is $127,200. The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2016. There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax.

Additional Medicare Tax withholding. In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1.45%, you must withhold a 0.9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax.

UPDATES: Please run the Check for Updates process periodically to see if your IBS system is up-to-date. The Check for Updates feature is found under Updates-Download Updates on the IBS Main Menu. If a new release is available, then you should run the Download Updates and Install Updates to update your system to our latest release. Our IBS Updates include the latest release of ALL programs so you should Download and Install all new releases even if you don’t use our Payroll System. Please call us at 804-320-2040 if you have any questions or need help updating your IBS system.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PAYROLL USERS: After you update your IBS system with our end-of-year tax updates, then you should check the Standard Rates File (found on the File Menu in the Payroll module) to verify that the 2017 Rates have been installed. Please note that the 2017 FUTA Rate will be installed as 0.80 and you must edit the FUTA Rate and/or Limit, as appropriate, for your company.

There were no changes to the 1099 and W2 laser forms for this year; however, there was one slight change to the 1096 form and our system has been updated to accommodate that change.

NEW - MoverBiz SQL Accounting

The new MoverBiz SQL Accounting release is going flawlessly. Conversions are being scheduled 2-3 weeks out to assure, with proper planning, that your schedule is met. There is much enhanced functionality in this new software, which brings Direct fully into the Microsoft mainstream. Thus, there is no learning curve and no serious challenge to a smooth, quick and orderly transition.

ALSO - MoverBiz SQL Customer Service / Dispatch

MoverBiz SQL Customer Service / Dispatch has been installed and utilized successfully in several agencies since summer 2013. Much new functionality enhances MoverBiz Dispatch such as multi-Company and enhanced Load Board, day, week, month-at-glance calendar, etc. The transition from IBS Dispatch to MoverBiz Dispatch, as with previous major upgrades, will be easily accomplished with minimal disruption to your office routine.

CLOUD Computing for Movers

The Direct route to $$ savings.

In 2008 Direct Systems and Virtual Office Systems (VOS) formed a strategic alliance which has since brought CLOUD computing success to movers throughout the US and Canada.

Your Direct software and your data are accessed via a secured Internet connection hosted by VOS. Utilizing any Internet-enabled device (Apple ™, Computers, iPads ™, Android ™, Smartphones), users may securely access or modify data, create queries, and print reports just as if at the office.

In short, you can “work virtually anywhere. anywhere virtually,” in a secure environment at minimum cost. That’s the beauty of CLOUD computing from Direct and VOS.

Welcome Aboard!

  • Guardian Moving Systems (Atlas)
    St Louis, MD
  • AMJ Campbell (Atlas Canada)
    Ottawa
  • AMJ Campbell (Atlas Canada)
    Calgary
  • AMJ Campbell (Atlas Canada)
    Markham
  • R.C. Mason Movers Inc. (Atlas)
    Peabody, MA
  • Slater Transfer and Storage, Inc. (Atlas)
    St. George, UT
  • Guardian Moving Systems (Atlas)
    Memphis, TN
  • American of Virginia, Inc. (Atlas)
    Waynesboro, VA
  • Excel M&S (Allied)
    Charleston, SC
  • Amigo International, Inc.
    Short Hills, NJ
  • Passages Relocation Service (Atlas Canada)
    Toronto, ON
  • North Florida Moving Systems (Bekins)
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Harrison’s M&S (National)
    Chesapeake, VA
  • AMJ Campbell (Atlas Canada)
    Oakville, ON
  • AMJ Campbell (Atlas Canada)
    Manitoba
  • AMJ Campbell (Atlas Canada)
    Truro

These companies join over 700 other movers enjoying Software Success with Direct Systems.

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