Seamlessly manage payroll for multiple companies with SapphireOne ERP

Multi Company Payroll is a Standard feature of SapphireOne

Many ERPs on the market today deploy a single functional system and interface it with bolt on modules. This can become expensive to implement in the long term as each individual module attracts its own costs and licensing. SapphireOne is all-inclusive, providing access to every module via a single toolbar.

SapphireOne leverages off the database backend, providing unlimited numbers of concurrent users with real-time access and optimal processing speeds with no data file size restrictions. With our user-friendly ERP system, your employees will be able to extract custom reports with ease. These reports will enhance and improve your daily workflows.

Multi Company Payroll is a Standard feature of SapphireOne

SapphireOne is true multi-company, housing unlimited companies, currencies and tax realms within the one data file. SapphireOne is built with your growth in mind with the ability to process multiple payrolls in multiple companies as a standard functionality. SapphireOne’s single toolbar provides instant access to your employees vital data.

Delivering payslips instantaneously on payday. This is required by Fair Work Organisations and is a breeze with SapphireOne. At the click of a button Payslips are delivered via email delivery system in a secure, best practice format.

Easily process payroll across multiple companies

SapphireOne’s advance functionality allows you to process payroll across multiple companies. This eases the challenges of managing your team, and efficiently manage HR to ensure your business is compliant with all federal laws and regulations.

SapphireOne’s standalone and fully integrated multi company payroll system saves time , lowers payroll management costs and makes better use of your valuable employee time and data.

On occasions you may have to allocate your employees costs across multiple companies, you will have to ensure that you have the locations set up within your company’s profile. You will also need to ensure that employee/s working at multiple companies have the relevant locations allocated to their profile’s within the system, so they are available to have hours/costs credited to the location/s.  This will help you to split the cost across multiple companies.

A flexible Payroll System

SapphireOne Payroll system is very flexible. Our built-in and comprehensive leave request  functionality streamlines all leave requests. It also streamlines approval processes with an inbuilt workflow, with unlimited stages and unlimited levels within each workflow stage. The workflow can have a unique electronic signature at each stage and each level.

SapphireOne’s payroll caters for multiple pay cycles including weekly, fortnightly, bi-monthly, 4 weekly, monthly and  one-off payments.

SapphireOne calculates the gross wages, Pay as you Go (PAYG)/Pay as you Earn (PAYE), superannuation contribution and take-home pay. You can then pay your employees directly across multiple companies by simply initiating the payrun from SapphireOne multi company Payroll System. While using multi company payroll functionally, you can process Single Touch Payroll (STP), the process is identical as if you are doing a single company entity. The only difference is for multi company you have to process STP separately for each company.

The fully featured and flexible SapphireOne Payroll supports payroll for full-time, part-time, casual, contract and directors. SapphireOne is a truly multi-company payroll application and with this you can run multiple companies in different countries, tax jurisdictions and currencies using a single data file.

Payroll System Australia- how to understand the mandatory ATO obligations

We have all heard about STP (Single Touch Payroll) reporting requirements, but are you ready? In case you haven’t heard, STP is the new way of reporting tax and super information to the ATO. Cut-off date is nearing with compliance on 1st July 2019.

Phase 1: Single Touch Payroll became mandatory on 1st July 2018 for all employers with 20 or more employees.

Phase 2: Single Touch Payroll will be mandatory for employers with 19 or less employees from 1st July 2019. Since July 2018, all employers were able to move over to the new reporting system. 

If you use a payroll or accounting software, your provider should offer STP. Ask for their accreditation and how long they have been offering the service, this ensures your payroll obligations are streamlined. SapphireOne Payroll System Australia has been accredited since 1st May 2018 with clients enjoying from 1st July 2018. 

Ultimately, it’s your responsibility as the employer to ensure you are STP enabled. Every time you run your payroll, you have to send employees’ tax and super information to the ATO. Don’t fall into the danger of smaller software companies claiming to be accredited. Make sure they will help you with the transition. 

What are the next steps for your Payroll System in Australia?

If your software company is not ready, check they have applied for a deferred start. The ATO is more lenient for clients and companies of 19 or less employees. Here is the link for ATO deferred start conditions

Otherwise it is important to ensure you train all your staff who will be involved in payroll. Go through current employees’ payroll details and check they are up to date. 

Once you are STP ready, take a look at the following steps recommend by the ATO.  This ensures the files you send to the ATO are successful. ATO start reporting checklist.

If you are not ready, contact your accounting software’s support team and keep up to date with their communications.

SapphireOne was the first to achieve world-wide full STP accreditation on 1st May 2018. Our clients have been enjoying the benefits since July 2018. For more information – SapphireOne Business Accounting System and STP.