Look at the skeleton of the QuickBooks program and it's made of 5 basic functions. All of
them are on the home screen that split off into an abundance of specialized categories. It consists of Vendors, Customers, Company, Banking and lastly Employees. The Employee section of QuickBooks is predominately utilized when the payroll function has been activated which I will adamantly advise against. Some functions of the payroll section are available however even if you do not activate it, namely the employee names list. Before we begin talking about how to enter payroll let us briefly discuss the difference between bringing payroll in house (utilizing the QuickBooks payroll function) and using an outsourced vendor such as ADP or Infnisource.