The storied past of payroll processing is long, and unless you’re a payroll history buff, it’s mostly very boring. Perhaps the only fun fact hidden in the history of payroll is that ancient Egyptians were paid in beer — among other things like bread. We’ve come a long way from paying employees in bread in beer, mostly due to the invention of paper money. A more recent development is the introduction of payroll software. If you’ve decided it’s time for you to introduce a new system into your business, then you’ll want to choose from the best payroll vendors.