Sage One Payroll Getting Started Guide

 
Sage One Payroll Getting Started Guide
Sage One Payroll
   Getting Started Guide
Sage One Payroll Getting Started Guide
Sage One Getting Started Guide
Getting Started
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Sage One Payroll
October 2015

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Sage One Payroll Getting Started Guide
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Table of Contents
Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................. 5

Terminology ............................................................................................................................................................................. 6

The Hosting Site ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Getting Started......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Steps to sign up as a user on Sage One Payroll ..................................................................................................................................... 8

Admin Tasks .......................................................................................................................................................................... 16
My Profile ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
Change Password ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Reset Your Password ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Unlock your account ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 19

Add a Company ..................................................................................................................................................................... 20
How to Switch between Companies or Reach the “My Dashboard” View.................................................................................. 22

Add an Employee .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Deleting an employee ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Ending employment ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 24

Client Information ................................................................................................................................................................. 25
Account details..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Invoice details ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Support .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27

Company ................................................................................................................................................................................. 29
Company Details ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 29
Manage pay periods .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Cycle Details ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Dates & Periods................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Setup benefit funds ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 34

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Payroll ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Hours and rates ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Employment Tax Incentive ............................................................................................................................................................................. 40
Payslip ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
Private Benefits.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Payslip Details...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45
Month To Date ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45
Year To Date ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 46
ACB .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46
Roll Over and Roll Back ................................................................................................................................................................................... 49

Reports and Exports .............................................................................................................................................................51

UIF Declaration ...................................................................................................................................................................... 58
UIF Submission ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58

Manage Additional Users .................................................................................................................................................... 60

Processing the Payroll from A - Z..................................................................................................................................... 60
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 60
Input Documents .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 61
Adding New Employees ................................................................................................................................................................................... 62
Explain Company Policy .................................................................................................................................................................................. 63
Changes to Employees Particulars ............................................................................................................................................................. 63
Changes that affect the Tax Calculation ................................................................................................................................................... 63
Changes to transactions which could affect employees .................................................................................................................... 65
Terminations ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 66
Reconciling income and deductions ........................................................................................................................................................... 68
Balancing earnings and deductions to input documents.................................................................................................................... 68
Reconciling this period’s earnings and deductions to those of the previous period ............................................................... 69
Producing Payslips.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 71
Producing Reports............................................................................................................................................................................................... 71

How to Videos ........................................................................................................................................................................ 76

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Sage One Payroll Getting Started Guide
Introduction
Sage One Payroll is an online payroll solution.

Sage One Payroll is a SAAS product. SAAS is the abbreviation for Software as a Service and is sometimes
referred to as "on-demand software". It is a software delivery model in which the software and the user’s data are
hosted online, and the user uses a web browser to access the software and their data over the Internet.

Sage One Payroll aims to provide a cost effective and easy-to-use payroll for the SME market. There is no cap on
the number of companies or employees that can be loaded. The payroll functionality that the user requires
determines whether Sage One Payroll is the payroll solution for them.

Sage One Payroll currently caters for:

       Monthly, weekly and biweekly payrolls

       multiple companies and

       unlimited employees.

To ensure that the system remains user friendly, easy to use and easy to support the customizability has been
limited. Earnings and deductions and basic calculations (such as overtime) have been pre-defined.

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Terminology

  Terms                        Information

  Hosting Site                 The website from where the user accesses Sage One Payroll is called the
                               hosting site.

  Client                       The person who opens an account with Sage One and is liable for paying the
                               account.

  User                         The person who logs in and processes on Sage One Payroll.

  User Interface (UI)          The UI is everything that is designed into an information device with which a
                               user can interact. This will include the display screen and the software’s
                               appearance on the user’s desktop as well as how a Web site invites interaction
                               and how the user responds to it.

  Company                      This is the PAYE entity or employer.

  Pay Cycle                    The pay frequency cycle.

  Pay Period                   Pay periods fall within a pay cycle. There are thus 12 pay periods (months) in a
                               monthly pay cycle, 26/27 pay periods in a fortnightly pay cycle and 52/53 pay
                               periods in a weekly pay cycle.

  Definition                   These are all your earnings, deductions, company contributions and fringe
                               benefits. Definitions are pre-defined in Sage One Payroll and editing has been
                               limited (e.g. descriptions and multipliers). Templates are used to select which
                               definitions are used in each company.

  Transaction                  We refer to the input that is done on all definitions as transactions. Sage One
                               Payroll allows for multiple transactions on each definition.

  Views                        The different screens in Sage One Payroll is referred to as “views”. We thus refer
                               to, for example, the Company Detail view, the Payslip view, etc.

  Minimised view               The blue blocks displaying to the right of the screen while another view is
                               maximised.

  Tiles                        Each employee is displayed in a tile on the employee list.

  Expander                     Views are divided into different sections, indicated by blue headers and
                               triangles to the left. These sections can be expanded and collapsed but the
                               user.

  Switch                       The action to move between companies or tax years.

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The Hosting Site
Information can be found on the following pages on the hosting site:

       Product Info

        o       Contains general information about Sage One Payroll and Sage One’s other products and services.

       FAQ

        o       This page contains basic questions about Sage One Payroll, as well as information regarding Tax,
                SDL and UIF. This page also has links to registration forms and websites with more information on
                each topic.

       Contact Us and Support

        o       These pages contain all the phone numbers and contact details for Sage One

       Login

        o       This is the page where all existing users log into Sage One Payroll. Users can bookmark this page.
        o       This page also contains details of what was released in each software update.

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Getting Started
Steps to sign up as a user on Sage One Payroll

       Go to the Sage One Payroll website: http://payroll.sageone.co.za/

       The following screen is displayed:

       Select BUY NOW.

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       The following screen is displayed:

       Select Buy Now. The following screen is displayed:

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       Complete the details on the Sign Up page. This is the information that will be used as the user’s login
        details.

        o       Your name and surname – This is the client name and surname.
        o       Email address – This is the email address the user will use to log into Sage One Payroll. This email
                Address is also used for all correspondence from Sage One Payroll such as activation and reset
                password emails. It is thus important that an active email address is used.
        o       Password – The password must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least one capital letter,
                one small letter and one number.
        o       Confirm password – The user must retype the password to ensure that the correct password was
                entered.
        o       How did you hear about us? – You can indicate where you heard about Sage One Payroll.

                The options to select from are:
                       Got an email about Sage One

                       Got my info from the Sage One website

                       I saw an ad/billboard of Sage One

                       I used another Sage product before

                       I was referred by my auditor/accountant

                       I was referred by someone

        o       Voucher number – You can enter your voucher number if you have one.
        o       Terms and Conditions – You can click on Terms and Conditions to read it before flagging the
                checkbox to be able to continue.

       After the details have been entered select Next.

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       The following screen is displayed:

       Complete the details on the Sign Up page. This is the information that will be used to generate the
        usage invoice from Sage One Payroll at the end of each month.

       After the details have been entered select Next.

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       The following screen is displayed:

        o       The invoice will be issued to a – One of the following options must be selected:
                       Company/CC,

                       Partnership,

                       Person

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       If the Company/CC is selected, then the following information must be supplied:

        o       Registered name of company
        o       Registration number

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       If the Partnership or Person is selected, then the person’s name and ID number must be
        completed:

        o       I am Registered or Not Registered for VAT
                       Select the applicable option from the combo box. If you are registered for VAT then
                        you must supply your VAT number.

        o       An order number can be supplied, if you make use of order numbers.

            Important Information

Please note that the contact details can default from the original detail already completed or
alternatively you can add another person for invoice queries.

       If you have an existing demo account and loaded your own companies on the demo
        software, you will be able to select to make the companies live.

       Select the checkbox next to the companies that you want to keep. Select Finish to
        complete the sign up process.

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       The following screen is displayed:

            Important Information

Please note that an activation email will be sent to you with a link on it. When you click on this link,
you will be prompted to enter your email address and password.

       The registration process is only complete once you have selected the activation link. You will
        not be able to access Sage One Payroll before activating your account.

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Admin Tasks
Sage One Payroll allows you to perform certain tasks to manage your profile and accounts.

My Profile

From the top black navigation bar click on the dropdown arrow next to your email address and select
My Profile.

You will be able to edit your details from this view.

Display Name – The name that will be displayed for this user.

Email Address – The email address linked to this account.

Clients I am linked to – The user’s information will be displayed here including the site code and the
date that the account was registered on.

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Change Password

Click on the Change Password button. A screen will be displayed allowing you to type a new password.
Make sure that your password is at least 8 characters long and contains at least 1 upper case letter, 1
lower case letter and a number. You cannot make your password your email address or any portion
thereof.

Reset Your Password

If you forgot your password, you can reset it.

       Go to the Sage One Payroll website: www.payroll.sageone.co.za

       Click on Login.

       Click on Forgot password? to reset the password.

Enter the email address for which the password must be reset.

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The following confirmation screen displays:

In order to setup the new password, the user must click on the link in the email sent by Sage One
Payroll.

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You will now be prompted to enter the new password. Click on Submit.

You may now log in with your new password.

Unlock your account

You have 5 attempts to log into Sage One Payroll. After 5 unsuccessful login attempts, you will be
locked out of Sage One Payroll. A red error message will indicate how many attempts you have
remaining.

Once locked out, the following message will be displayed to the user.

The user can request their account to be unlocked. If you click on Click here to request your account
be unlocked an email will open where you can request support to unlock their account. The account is
automatically unlocked after 24 hours.

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Add a Company
After successfully signing up and activating an account, you will be prompted to add a company when
you first log into Sage One Payroll.

       On the main navigation bar select Company and then click on Add new company or you
        can select the Add Company button. The following screen is displayed:

                                   or

       After selecting the option the following screen is displayed:

       Enter the registered Company Name and also enter a Company Number
        (0001 – 9999).

            Important Information

Please note that if you do not select a unique company number, the next available number will be
displayed for you.

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       Select Next. The following screen is displayed:

       Add a cycle name (for example, Monthly Salaries), choose a cycle frequency and add the date
        that the financial year will begin on.

            Important Information

Please note that the company tax year start date is automatically set according to the date selected
here. If the wrong date was selected and the process was finalised, the date cannot be changed. A
new company should be added and the company with the wrong date should be changed to
“HISTORY”. To change to history, change the company name on the Company details view.

       Select Finish once all the information has been entered. The following screen is displayed:

       Enter the company’s details as requested on the screen.

       Once all the information has been entered, select Save.

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How to Switch between Companies or Reach the “My Dashboard” View

Follow these steps:

       From the Company Details view, click on the green Change Company or Cycle button inside the
        black bar at the top:

       The following screen is displayed:

       Click on the company and the cycle you wish to switch to.

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Add an Employee
       Click on Employee in the main navigation bar and select Add new employee.

In order to add an employee, Sage One Payroll initially only requires 4 fields:

       Surname,

       Date of Birth,

       Date Engaged and

       Tax Status.

            Additional Information

Please note that in order to generate tax certificates, Sage One Payroll will require all mandatory
fields as required by SARS. The following are mandatory fields required before you will be able to
generate a tax certificate:

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Deleting an employee

An employee can only be deleted in the first period that you load the employee, by going to the
employee’s details and clicking on Delete Employee.

Ending employment

Ending employment can be done by clicking on the End Employment button. This button is available
when you click on Employee in the main navigation bar and select Employee details or by accessing
the Hours and rates, Employment tax incentive, Payslip, Private benefits, Payslip details or Year to
date values from the Payroll selection in the main navigation bar. You will also be able to access it
from the Leave option on the main navigation bar by selecting Employee leave details or Employee
leave transactions.

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Client Information
       From the main navigation bar click on the dropdown arrow next to your user name and select
        Manage Accounts.

       The following screen will is displayed:

Client Information has 3 tabs:

       Account details

       Invoice details

       Support

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Account details

Account details contain the details of the person/entity that will be invoiced, the address and contact
details. Most of the account details are completed by you during the sign up process. This information
can be changed at any time.

Invoice details

Invoice Details holds all the invoices and the bank details. The unpaid invoices are grouped together,
so that you can see which invoices are outstanding.

Invoices are always generated on the last day of the month. You are then billed for all usage during the
month.

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Support

You now have the option to give support consultants support access to assist with a query or to do an
off-site consultation. This means, the consultant can log into your account without having to ask for
your login details.

By clicking on Grant access the following screen is displayed:

Once you click on the Grant access button, the Support desk will have access to your information for
24 hours or until you decide to stop the access. Once you click on Grant Access you will see the date
and time when the 24h session starts. You will also get a reference number for this support session.

            Important Information

Please note that you must always log out of the system while the consultant is investigating. If both
you and the consultant try to make changes the system will give errors. ALL changes made to the
system will be discussed with you and confirmed that it is correct.

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To cancel the support session, you can click on Cancel Access as indicated below:

By cancelling the session it will not automatically log out the consultant. The consultant should still
click on Log out, but will then not be able to get back into the system as the access has been
cancelled.

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Company

Company Details

       From the main navigation bar select Company and then Company details.

There are 5 sections on the Company details view.

       The Company section contains the following information:

       Company Number
        This is the company number entered when the company was added, and can be changed here. It
        is any number between 1 and 9999.

       Company Name
        Enter the company’s registered name. This can be followed by the company’s trading name.

       Company Registration Number
        If this is a registered company or cc, enter the registration number here.

       Tax Registration Number
        If the employer is registered for PAYE, then enter the PAYE number, otherwise enter the
        employer’s Income Tax Number.

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       Trade Classification
        Select the applicable trade classification for the employer.

       SDL Payment Reference Number (SARS)
        This is the SARS payment reference number for SDL and must only be completed if the employer
        is paying over SDL to SARS.

       UIF Payment Reference Number (SARS)
        This is the SARS payment reference number for UIF and must only be completed if the employer
        is paying over UIF to SARS.

       UIF Registration Number (Debt of Labour)
        This is the UIF registration number as issued by the Department of Labour.

       Not eligible for Employment Tax Incentive
        This dropdown menu allows you to select an option for not being eligible for ETI.

       Standard Industry Classification
        Enter the SIC code. This code can easily be found by searching for it on the internet.

       Special Economic Zone
        A Special Economic Zone is an economic development tool to promote national economic
        growth and export by using support measures in order to attract targeted foreign and domestic
        investments and technology.

The Physical Address section contains the following information:

Enter the employer’s physical address.

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The Postal Address section contains the following information:

Enter the employer’s postal address. If the postal address is the same as the physical address, flag the
Default from physical address checkbox.

The SARS Contact Person Detail section contains the following information:

       Contact person

       Email Address

       Contact Telephone Number

The UIF Contact Person Detail section contains the following information:

       Contact person

       Email Address

       Contact Telephone Number

If the UIF contact person details are the same as the SARS contact person details, flag the Default
from physical address checkbox.

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Manage pay periods

From the main navigation bar select Company and then Manage pay periods.

Manage pay periods has 2 tabs:

       Cycle Details

       Dates & Periods

Cycle Details

This view contains the current company’s information and cycle information. You can add new cycles
here by clicking on the Add New Cycle button.

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Close cycle

You can flag cycles that are no longer in use as closed. This will typically be used when a business or
business unit closes.

The closed status is mainly used to include the cycle when generating tax certificates - we don't
expect the cycle to have rolled a full tax year.

You are able to flag a cycle as closed if:

       All the employees in the cycle has been terminated and

       The user rolled out of the period in which the termination is effective.

If these conditions are not met, a report with the relevant information will display.

Dates & Periods

This view allows you to edit period end dates of weekly and biweekly companies and move periods to
other payroll months.

Roll Over and Roll Back

Each period that you roll forward is recorded here and marked when completed.

       Rollover
        You can select to roll over to the following period by clicking on this button. A backup is
        automatically made as part of the roll over process.

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       Roll back
        You can select to do a roll back if you have to go back to a previous period. A roll back is
        different to restoring a backup. When you restore a backup of a previous month all data is
        restored to what it was at the time of the backup. When you roll back only your financial history
        (or anything affecting financials, such as tax status, age, etc.) is restored to what it was in the
        previous period. You are only allowed a maximum of two roll backs per company and you cannot
        roll back over tax years or to periods that you did not roll over from.

Setup benefit funds

       From the main navigation page click on Company and select Setup benefit funds.

From the Manage Benefit Funds view you will be able to add a pension, provident of medical aid fund.

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Pension and Provident Funds

Adding a pension or provident fund requires that you click on the Add pension fund or Add provident
fund button.

Adding these funds will require the following information:

       Fund Name
        Give the fund you wish to add a name.
       Clearance Number
        If a clearance number is provided this can be added but this field is not mandatory.
       Description
        To describe this fund.
       % Calculation or Fixed Amount
        You must select whether the calculation setup is based on a % that must be calculated or will it
        be a fixed amount.
       Calculation based on
        This field requires that you select the type of calculation from a dropdown menu.

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o       Fixed Pensionable Earnings Amount
                This selection changes the Calculation will be based on field to an amount field, allowing
                you to type in the amount that the calculation will be based on.

        o       Percentage Of Specific Earnings
                This selection changes the Calculation will be based on field to % field, allowing you to
                type in the value % that the calculation will be based on and adding a selection dropdown,
                containing all the income transactions, to select which incomes the % will be based on.

        o       Specific Earnings
                This selection is the default selection and changes the Calculation will be based on field
                to a selection dropdown, containing all the income transactions, to select which incomes
                the % will be based on.

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o       Employee Contribution
                This field allows you to enter a value for the % the employee will contribute of the above
                calculated/given amount.
        o       Employer Contribution
                This field allows you to enter a value for the % the employer will contribute of the above
                calculated/given amount.

       Save once you have entered all the information needed.

Medical Aid Fund

Adding a medical aid fund requires that you click on the Add medical aid button.

       Fund Name
        Give the fund you wish to add a name.
       Scheme Name
        Provide the Scheme Name.

            Important Information

Please note that adding a medical aid to the payslip of the employee will be done by adding the
transactions on the payslip itself.

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Payroll

The Payroll dropdown view is separated into 2 sections:

       The first section contains all the payslip details and information.

       The second section allows you to do a roll over and roll back as well as print or email payslips.

Hours and rates

When adding an employee you can add the employee’s monthly salary, rate per hour or rate per day on
the payslip view when entering the basic salary or you can access the Hours and Rates view and
complete the fields there.

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Adding rates from the Hours and Rates view:

From the main navigation bar select Payroll and then Hours and rates.

If you want to enter the number of days or hours worked every period, and do not want Sage One
Payroll to default the employee’s salary after every roll over, flag the This employee must not be paid
unless hours or days worked are advised checkbox.

Adding rates from the Payslip’s View

From the main navigation bar select Payroll and then Payslip. (Click on the Payslip tab.)

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The basic salary line will always default on the payslip screen of monthly cycles. If you click on it the
below screen will display. You can enter the employee’s rates here, or advise any once off amounts to
be paid.

If the basic is not to be paid this month, you can flag the I do not want to pay this Basic salary this
month checkbox.

Employment Tax Incentive

The Employment Tax Incentive legislation will encourage employers to hire young people by reducing
the amount of PAYE you have to pay to SARS, thereby, reducing the cost of employment to the
employer while leaving the employee’s earnings unaffected. The effective date of the legislation is 1
January 2014.

For more information regarding ETI, you can contact a support consultant:

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Payslip

From the main navigation bar select Payroll and then Payslip.

The payslip has sections for earnings, deductions, company contributions and fringe benefits.

In order to add a new transaction to the payslip, click on   in the applicable header. Select the
transaction you want to add and capture the information required on the side menu.

                                                       1.   Click on      .
                                                       2.   Select transaction.
                                                       3.   Enter values.
                                                       4.   Click on Ok then click on Back
                                                            to Payslip.
                                                       5.   Transaction added.

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Intelligent calculations on the payslip

       Annual bonus – In Sage One Payroll we designed the annual bonus calculation to be an
        intelligent calculation making adding, editing and deleting the annual bonus with or without
        provision and for a current or future month, as easy and simple as possible. It all starts with the
        way the annual bonus transaction popup works.

       Select           from the earnings heading

       Then select Annual Bonus.

Once you have selected the annual bonus definition you can either choose a manual bonus value or a
13th cheque.

Once selecting the system must calculate a 13th cheque you will then be able to select any date after
the current processing month that you are in on Sage One Payroll in which you want to pay out your
13th cheque.

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You also have the option to select the bonus provision period. You can either provide for the annual
bonus until the bonus is paid or you can select to provide until the end of the tax year.

You can however change this option from month to month up until the month the bonus is paid and
Sage One Payroll will recalculate the provision according to the options you make.

It is imperative that you take note of the bottom message. If the company is not flagged to pro rata a
13th cheque when paid to an employee, the employee will receive the full value. Alternatively you can
select a manual bonus value.

Private Benefits

From the main navigation bar select Payroll and then Private Benefits.

Private Benefits has two expandable views:

       Private Retirement Annuity

        A Private Retirement Annuity can be added by clicking on the add option next to it.

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This will expand the view once more.

        Enter the amount that the employee is contributing and the date from which the contributions
        will start. You can also add a clearance number if you have one.

       Private Medical Aid

        A Private Medical Aid can be added by clicking on the add option next to it.

        This will expand the view once more.

        Enter the amount that the employee is contributing and the date from which the contributions
        will start. You can also add a clearance number if you have one.

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Payslip Details

From the main navigation bar select Payroll and then Payslip Detail.

The Payslip Details view will display all the transactions on the employee’s payslip in a summative
format as well as the amounts that the system will use to do statutory calculations. This view can
come in very useful when doing manual calculations.

Month To Date

From the main navigation bar select Payroll and then Month To Date values.

The Month To Date view provides you with a table containing all the figures loaded for the employee
for the month, up to the current date.

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Year To Date

From the main navigation bar select Payroll and then Year To Date values.

The Year To Date view provides you with a table containing all the figures loaded for the employee for
the year, up to the current date.

ACB

From the main navigation bar select Payroll, ACB and then ACB Setup.

When setting up the ACB layout you can select from the following option:

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Each selection has its own criteria:

ABSA Business Integrator

FNB Online Enterprise

Netbank

Standard Bank Business Online

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After entering the details you can save and export the information. By clicking on the Export button
you will be prompted to give more information specific to the type of bank selected previously.

Once the information has been entered click on Process.

The Export to PDF button will display the file in PDF format. The Download button will download the
file to your Downloads folder and can be accessed there to import into the banking website.

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Roll Over and Roll Back

The roll over or roll back functions can be performed from two different options. From the main
navigation bar, click on Payroll and then select either Roll over to new processing period or Roll back
to previous processing period. From the black top navigation bar select the Current Period: option for
a dropdown menu and select either Roll Over or Roll Back.

Roll Over

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Roll Back

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Reports and Exports

From the main navigation bar select Reports.

The report to choose from are available on the left.

Select a section and then a report to the left, then click on Preview.

The report will be displayed on the right. Now you can print the report to printer.

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Or you can export the report to any of the following formats:

The Reports that are currently available are:

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Email payslips

You can email current and previous plain paper payslips to your employees.

            Important Information

Please note that payslips are emailed to the email addresses entered on the employees' Employee
details views. Please ensure that the correct email address is entered.

Follow these steps to email a payslip:

1.      From the main navigation bar select Reports or select Payroll and then Print or email payslips.

2.      From the reports selection bar select the dropdown arrow next to Payslip.

3.      Select the Current/Previous payslip – Plain Paper Payslip option.

4.      Select the pay period.

5.      Select the specific employees you want to include in the report.

6.      Select whether to exclude employees with zero or negative nett pay.

7.      Select whether you want to sort this report by

        o       Department, or
        o       Pay Point.
                The default selection is "None".
8.   Select whether you want to sort the employees by

        o       Surname (default sort option), or
        o       Employee code.
9.   Select the pay date.

10. Select the type of rate, which balance to use, company contributions, fringe benefits, private
     benefits and which leave balances to print.

11. Select Preview.

12. Click on         .

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13. A popup with the following information will display:

The employee’s date of birth is used as the password, and the format is yyyymmdd.

Click on Send Payslips to email the payslips to the listed employees. The employees will receive an
email with a PDF payslip attachment.

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UIF Declaration
From the main navigation bar click on UIF Declaration.

UIF Submission

The contact details on UIF Submission view defaults from UIF contact person details entered on the
Company => Company Details view. If no information is saved on the Company Details view, the user
will have to manually enter the details every time a submission is done.

       When all the required information is entered, click on the Submit UIF button.

       The file is now checked for validation errors. A popup will appear if there are errors – the user
        can select to submit the file with the errors, or to stop the submission and view the error report.

       After validation, Sage One Payroll will email the submission directly to the UIF email address and
        also CC’s the user.

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The UIF Submission Report and UIF Error Report are then generated and can be previewed on screen.

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Manage Additional Users
From the main navigation bar click on Manage Additional Users.

Sage One Payroll has made it possible for more than one user to be accredited to one company. By
accessing the Manage Additional Users view you will be able to add additional users. Simply click on
the Add New User button and enter the new users email address. You will be able to limit the new
user’s access by only giving them access to certain areas of the company created.

Processing the Payroll from A - Z

Introduction

Depending on the payroll administrator’s job description, the tasks that he/she will be responsible for
will differ. There are however certain duties that every payroll administrator will encounter at some
point in their career.

This section attempts to provide the payroll administrator with a list of such tasks and a checklist to
be used as a guideline for the processing cycle.

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Input Documents

It is advisable that standard input documents are used in order to streamline the record keeping of
payroll information and to minimise human error. It is important that all input documents are
authorised by the relevant person responsible, who will eventually assist in the yearly audit of the
payroll by the company’s auditors. This will ensure that changes are only made with due authorisation.

The payroll administrator should ensure that all the required input documents relating to the pay
period is acquired for processing.

Documents required will include:

       Clock cards or other input documents relating to normal hours worked, overtime hours worked,
        unpaid leave days, etc.

       Letters of appointment or service contracts for new employees.

       Transfer letters of employee’s to other branches, changes in department or pay points.

       Changes to medical aid tables received from medical aid.

       Medical aid adjustments, if these are processed through the payroll.

       Changes to pension fund or provident fund calculations received from the relevant fund.

       Changes in the personal particulars of employees such as the number of medical aid
        dependants, change in marital status, etc.

       Increases across the board or for specific employees.

       Bonuses to be paid in this period.

       New loans or changes to loan repayments for the period, and interest on loans.

       Changes to savings for the period.

       Changes to third party payments such as bonds, insurances and garnishee orders.

       Changes to fringe benefits.

       If the payroll administrator is responsible for updating leave, they must have leave input forms
        available for the different types of leave i.e. annual leave and sick leave.

       Letters of resignation and documents relating to terminations.

It is important that the responsible person approves all documents, e.g. overtime signed by the
relevant supervisor, increases and bonuses authorised by the head(s) of the relevant department(s).

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Adding New Employees

The administrator must ensure that they have all the information required to process new employee
payroll information.

Legal requirements

A contract of service is required when a new employee joins the company. This must include at least
the name of the company, the name of the employee, the engagement date and the starting salary of
the employee and basic conditions of employment. As this is a legal document it must be signed by
both the employer's authorised representative and the employee in the presence of two witnesses,
and each page must also be initialled.

For Income Tax purposes

The employee must furnish the employer with his/her personal details and an income tax reference
number. The payroll administrator or the relevant responsible person must obtain this reference
number. If the employee is not already registered as a taxpayer he/she must apply for a tax reference
number from the Receiver of Revenue and this can be done using e-Filing as well as with e@syFile.

Bank Details

If employees are paid via bank transfer, or by any other electronic means, it is necessary that the
payroll administrator acquires their correct banking details, i.e. the branch number of the bank, the
type of account (current, savings or transmission) and the bank account number. It is advisable to
check these particulars with the bank concerned, to ensure that his/her salary will be paid into the
correct account.

Importance of Identity Number for UIF purposes

Employers are required to submit details of all employees, whether they are UIF contributors or not, to
the Unemployment Insurance Fund each month. Provisions have been made for these details to be
submitted electronically via e-mail. The Unemployment Insurance Fund will only pay benefits to
employees who have contributed to UIF, and benefits will be based on the “UIF Remuneration” on
which the contributions for the employee were calculated.

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Occupational Injuries and Diseases (OID)

The OID Act states that when an employee is involved in an accident, which results in his/her
disablement or death, such an employee or his/her dependant will be entitled to the benefits provided
for and prescribed in this Act. The Act also provides for compensation if it is proved that an employee
contracted an occupational disease or that an employee has contracted a disease other than an
occupational disease, which has arisen out of and in the course of his/her employment.

It is not necessary to register individual employees with the Commissioner for occupational injuries
and diseases.

Explain Company Policy

It is advisable to provide the employees with a copy of the company policies and procedures, and it is
important that they sign an agreement that they have seen and understand the rules and regulations
as set out by these policies and procedures. All the necessary industrial council and union
requirements should also be included.

Some aspects to consider:

       The employee might be required to join a specific union.

       The employer may have to induct and train the employee according to specific requirements.

       Union deductions may be required from the employee.

Changes to Employees Particulars

It is of utmost importance that all employee records are kept up to date at all times. The employee is
expected to inform the payroll administrator of any changes to his/her personal particulars, e.g.
change in address. This must be entered correctly since the employee's correct address must be
printed on the tax certificate at year end.

In practice, employees frequently have to be reminded of this.

Changes that affect the Tax Calculation

Age

An employee’s age can affect the tax calculation. Employees that are older than 65 but not older than
75 receive an additional tax rebate of R 7 407.00. Employees that are older than 75 receive a further
additional tax rebate of R 2 466.00.

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Important Information

Additional tax rebates are effective as of the start of the tax year in which the employee turns 65 or
75 respectively.

Medical Aid

If the company has a medical aid scheme for employees, the payroll administrator must ensure that
the employee completes the necessary application forms and submit these forms to the medical aid
scheme.

If the employee has added or removed medical aid dependants, his/her contributions to the medical
aid scheme will probably change, and he/she will have to complete the necessary forms which must be
submitted to the medical aid scheme. This will also affect tax since different tax credits are applicable
based on the number of dependants on the medical aid scheme.

Pension, provident funds & retirement annuities

If the company has a pension, provident fund or retirement annuities for employees, the payroll
administrator must ensure that the employee completes the applicable forms. Beneficiaries must also
be named in certain cases. As these are legal documents they must be witnessed and any alterations
must be signed. The required documents must then be submitted to the relevant fund or insurance
company.

Pension, provident fund or retirement annuity contributions are unlikely to change except for annual
contribution increases, but if, for example, an employee has married, he/she may well wish to alter the
beneficiaries named. If this is the case, the necessary change of beneficiary forms will have to be
completed and submitted to the relevant fund or insurance company.

Other changes that affects the tax calculation

Other kinds of changes that should be updated include:

       Moving from one department to another.

       If the company has different departments, branches or categories that could affect the costing,
        it is important that this information is entered correctly and kept up to date.

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Changes to transactions which could affect employees

Changes which could potentially affect all or certain groups of employees, include:

       Changes in taxation.

       Changes in medical aid structures.

       Changes in pension or provident fund percentages or formulas.

       Changes to the UIF percentages or limit.

       Changes in interest percentages on loans or savings deductions.

       New earnings or deductions that have not been used before, e.g. a garnishee order.

Information to be entered for individual employees, include:

       Normal hours worked, usually for weekly or fortnightly paid employees.

       Short hours worked, where applicable.

       Overtime hours worked.

       Advances, loans, or savings deductions.

       Leave pay and leave deductions for weekly employees going on leave, e.g. during the
        Christmas/annual shut-down.

       Increases for individual employees.

       Bonuses for individual employees.

       Any adjustments to information which was incorrectly entered in a previous period.

Updating Employee Leave Records

If the payroll administrator is responsible for keeping employees' leave records up to date, all annual
leave, sick leave or other leave days taken must be entered onto the software. Leave is subject to
company policy and legislation, and it is therefore important that the payroll administrator is always
up to date with company policy. For example, the payroll administrator needs to know whether the
employee must produce a doctor's certificate if he/she is absent from work due to illness for more
than two days within an 8 week period (Basic Conditions of Employment Act).

Annual leave records must always be kept up to date, since the company is required to make provision
for the paying out of any leave days due to employees, if their employment is terminated.

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