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Posts with Category "New Features"
We’ve enhanced the way Xero tracking categories are mapped in SimplePay.
A cornerstone of the culture at SimplePay, which has greatly contributed to our development to date, is our commitment to continuous improvement. This culture is what drives us to continually review and critique both our processes and our system to see where we can be even better.
SimplePay automatically calculates and applies a pro-rate percentage to the Basic Salary of employees if they do not work for a full pay period i.e. the are appointed after the start of a pay period or terminated before the end of a pay period. We’ve received several requests to allow for the pro-rata percentage to be applied to other items, and are delighted to announce that this functionality is now available for certain custom items.
In March 2021, we introduced beneficiaries to the system (refer to our blog post dated 9 March). We’ve now expanded this feature to allow you to pay beneficiaries in bulk.
Our new approver override feature allows full admins to approve requests when approvers are on leave.
You can now capture leave in bulk by importing an Excel file.
We’ve expanded our beneficiaries functionality so that you can add beneficiaries for custom items.
We’ve added a new pay frequency for paying employees every four weeks.
You can now download a ZIP file with all the payslips within a specific date range for selected employees or pay points.
We’ve expanded our permissions functionality to include an option for read-only access.
You can now bulk assign leave policies to employees not on the company default policy.
You can now add passwords to payslips that are sent to employees via email.
Hourly paid employees can now use self-service to submit their hours worked for the period.
We’ve made extensive updates to our ETI functionality.
We’ve created an automatic quote generator that allows you to receive a formal quote in PDF format straight to your inbox.
We have a new opt-in feature for employee claims via self-service.
We’ve expanded our EMP201 webview to include breakdowns and variances for PAYE, SDL, UIF and ETI.
You can now override the gross remuneration figure in the Individual UI-19 form.
This new feature reminds you of outstanding employer loans and savings when ending an employee’s service.
New feature: retrieve your monthly UIF submission and responses from the UIF effortlessly from SimplePay
In addition to the existing tax trace and the new ETI trace announced on 5 June 2020, we now also have a UIF, SDL and Retirement Deduction trace.
Our new ETI breakdown and ETI trace provides more information on how ETI is calculated.
We have added a feature that allows you to view all payslip items without previewing the payslip.
New feature for UIF submissions: now both submissions and responses from the UIF can be downloaded for better record keeping.
Update 21 April: The Department of Employment and Labour has opened a dedicated UIF toll free hotline, running 8am – 10pm Monday to Friday. The number is 0800 030 007.
To ease the payroll burden on employers and payroll administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have introduced a new Employee Actions section to our Bulk Actions page to allow users to manage an employees end of service in bulk.
Our new optional timeout feature allows you to choose how long the system can be left idle for before automatically logging you out of SimplePay.
You can now specify that leave days carried over from the previous leave cycle expires if not used within a specified time frame.
We are happy to announce that we have increased our bulk actions functionality to include bulk actions for once-off payslips.
The functionality for the company car system item has been expanded to include a 100% taxable option.
Introducing a new optional security feature, called 2-factor authentication, which requires users to enter a verification code as an additional step when logging into SimplePay or when changing their password.
Our new feature allows you to prevent self-service leave requests or notify employees if their request will result in the minimum leave balance not being maintained.
To make it easier for you to keep track of versions of your documents, we have added a stamp to the draft version of payslips, EMP201s and UIF declarations.
We have built an API that allows integration with other HR and time and attendance systems.
Employees can now view their tax certificates via employee self-service.
You asked and we delivered! We have expanded the self-service functionality so that employees can add documents when they request leave. Now employees can attach doctor’s certificates, birth and death certificates, or any other supporting documents to leave requests with ease.
We’ve listened to your suggestions and are thrilled to launch our long-awaited Accounting Splits feature.
The way leave take-on balances are captured has been re-designed - providing more information and greater flexibility. Additionally, leave take-ons are now possible in bulk.
Another exciting new feature has just gone live! We have added two brand new user roles, which will enable you to exercise greater control over what users can see and do on the system.
We are very excited to announce the introduction of a new payslip design. All of the same payslip features and functionalities that you have become accustomed to will still be available.
We have just released a new feature that enables you to post ETI Utilised with the click of a button - no more need to do manual journals for this in Xero.
Amongst all the big updates that always come with the start of a new financial year, our tenacious developers have been able to sneak in some small but very useful features that we’re hoping will make your life just that little bit easier.
With the start of the new financial year looming ahead of us, lawmakers have been hard at work drafting legislative changes that will require Payroll administrators to keep their wits about them if they want to keep up.
With annual shutdown just around the corner for many companies, our dedicated team of coding elves have been cooking up a feature that a lot of you have been asking for.
Just in time for the festive season, we are super excited to present to you our updated leave calendar. This new calendar is more than just a pretty face; it sports a number of new features to make leave recording simpler and more accurate.
You may have noticed that the leave hierarchy has had a facelift. The interface is now cleaner, more intuitive and easier to use. But the improvements go far beyond aesthetics; the entire approval workflow has been updated to provide you with a simpler and more reliable experience.
We have been working hard on a new website design to provide you with an even better SimplePay experience and are very excited to announce that it just went live!
As usual, we’ve been hard at work adding new features to the system over the past few months, but haven’t gotten around to telling you about all of them yet. So, without further ado:
We’re please to announce a major new feature. Self-service leave requests allow your employees to request leave from their self-service accounts, and then initiates a workflow where another employee can approve that leave.
Due to the recent drop in interest rates by the reserve bank, the fringe benefit interest rate on low or interest free loans will now be 6% instead of 6.5%.
We’ve added 2 new features that you may find useful. The first is bulk input of recurring items, such as basic salary / hourly rates, which was previously only available for periodic items such as hours worked.
We’ve been so busy releasing new features lately that we haven’t taken the time to announce them:
We’ve recently released two frequently requested features. The first being employee self-service, which allows your employees to log in and access their current and historic payslips online. You can also have the system e-mail them when their latest payslips are ready. This is version 1.0 of self-service and future versions will include more advanced features such as leave requests and updating of the employee’s particulars.