HRIS for small businesses

We have been speaking with micro and small businesses for the past 5 years about their HR outsourcing options.  Obviously, we thing the best model is a Total HR outsourcing model, such as PEO or ASO.  But some small businesses insist on getting their own HRIS.  This is usually a very costly mistake.  The price-tag on these systems is often a roadblock in and of itself.  But the real issue is who is going to service and maintain the system after purchase? 


We recommend taking a hard look at PEO or ASO or employee leasing companies, as they have already bought the software and are running it for the benefit of their client companies.  At a much more reasonable price.