Posts with Category "New Features"

Important Changes to our ETI Functionality and User Interface

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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.

New Feature: Pro-Rate Custom Items

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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.

New Feature: Batch Pay Beneficiaries

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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.

New Feature: Approver Override

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Our new approver override feature allows full admins to approve requests when approvers are on leave.

New Feature: Custom Beneficiaries

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We’ve expanded our beneficiaries functionality so that you can add beneficiaries for custom items.

New Feature: Payslips Export

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You can now download a ZIP file with all the payslips within a specific date range for selected employees or pay points.

Automatic Quote Generator

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We’ve created an automatic quote generator that allows you to receive a formal quote in PDF format straight to your inbox.

New Feature: End Service Checklist

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This new feature reminds you of outstanding employer loans and savings when ending an employee’s service.

New Feature: Show More Payslip Info

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We have added a feature that allows you to view all payslip items without previewing the payslip.

New Feature: Individual UI 19 Forms

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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.

New Feature: Managing End of Service in Bulk

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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.

Automatic Logout Feature

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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.

New Feature: Employee Leave Expiration

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You can now specify that leave days carried over from the previous leave cycle expires if not used within a specified time frame.

Bulk Actions for Once-off Payslips

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We are happy to announce that we have increased our bulk actions functionality to include bulk actions for once-off payslips.

Increased Security Features with 2-Factor Authentication

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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.

New Feature: More Leave Functionality

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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.

We’re Making It Easier to Identify Draft Documents

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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.

Add Supporting Documents to Self-Service Leave Requests

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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.

Accounting Splits Made Easy

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We’ve listened to your suggestions and are thrilled to launch our long-awaited Accounting Splits feature.

Leave Take-Ons: New and Improved

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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.

New Roles and Permissions

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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.

New Look Payslips

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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.

Accounting for ETI Made Easy

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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.

Payslips Delivered Right to Your Inbox

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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.

2016 Payroll Changes – Additional Medical Tax Credit

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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.

New Leave Overview

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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.

Leave Calendar Updates

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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.

Improved Self-Service Leave Workflow

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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.

New Website Just Launched

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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!

Loads of New Features!

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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:

Announcing Self-Service Leave Requests

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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.

Interest Rate Change and New Features

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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%.

Just a Quick Feature Update

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We’ve been so busy releasing new features lately that we haven’t taken the time to announce them:

Self-Service and Full Take-On Released

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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.