It's a common scenario: you've looked at the demonstration, you've played with some of the automation settings. You've realised Staffology really is as amazing as everyone says. But you're cautious. It's mid-year and you don't want to jump in feet first.
One of the benefits of working with an experienced team like our new colleagues at IRIS is that they can pre-empt a lot of issues that they suspect will likely come up in the future. We're now adding some areas of functionality to address some of them.
As some of you will know, I've been on the start-up journey before. In a previous life I started KashFlow and grew it over nearly ten years to 20,000 customers. Staffology came about, not because I wanted to do it again, but because of the clear need for some innovation in the payroll space
We've added a couple of features around employee management that might save you some time. On Hold: If you have temporary employees then you'll be familiar with the ability to filter payruns based on employees that are being paid and those that aren't.
We're already integrated with many accounting software platforms. But today we're adding one more to the list: Twinfield. Whereas the other platforms we integrate with are mainly used by SMEs, Twinfield is primarily used by some of our larger
We're starting to get a lot of enquiries about the ability of our software to handle payroll for IR35 and Off-Payroll Workers. We upgraded our software last year ready for the expected launch in April 2020 - so we've been ready for this for a while.
We already automatically generate P45s for employees that have left, and we make it easy for you to send them via email. What we hadn't done - until today - is give you the ability to simply tick a box to say whether or not an employee has been issued their P45.
We've added a few enhancements to the Accrued Holiday Pay feature. You can now override the default rate of 12.07%. You can do this either on the employer (so as to affect all employees) or you can override it on a per-employee basis.
We're pleased to announce yet another addition to our growing list of integrated software. Deputy is staff management and rostering software that's been around a while, but recently a lot of our UK customers have been mentioning it as something that they'd like to see integrated.
We're constantly adding small features and making minor tweaks to improve the product for you. Often they're too small to warrant announcing. But here are a few of the recent changes and additions that you might find useful
If you're on our mailing list you'll know I usually end my emails with a request to let me know about any features you need or any suggestions we can try and implement to make things easier or more efficient for you.
We've supported importing time and attendance data from uAttend, TimeMoto and Access People Planner for a while. But as they don't have APIs it's meant fiddling with CSV files. Better than nothing, but not ideal.
We've just added a new report based on requests from customers - the Variance Report. The report is intended to help you compare one period to another to identify any variations in pay as well as highlight joiners and leavers.
I was asked a great question a couple of months ago: "What kind of business is Staffology not suitable for?". Our customers range from single employee firms, to payroll bureaux and accountants, to a 1,200 employee business
We've just released a new report to help you make a claim a payment for furloughing employees under the UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. We'll walk you through the process here. It's quite likely that HMRC will update the guidance on how we should be making calculations so we will update our system accordingly
We like automation. It saves so much time. We know you make a lot of use of the automated payroll features we offer. But it's always been missing one piece of the jigsaw: Someone had to submit the BACS file to the bank for processing.
If you're working with Umbrella company payroll then your 2020 is off to a good start. We're really beefing up our Umbrella Features. At the beginning of the month we added CSV imports and now we're announcing to new reports
A new feature has just been added to help those of you managing multiple employers. We now have Employer Groups. You can set up as many groups as you like and you can then add employers to those groups.
Thanks to how easy it is to integrate other systems in to our payroll software, we now have a number of clients that are paying employees on an ad-hoc basis. Their systems tell our systems how many hours should be paid and the rest all happens by magic.
It's rare that we're asked if our software can do something and the answer is 'no'. But one of those things is daily payroll. When it comes to doing PAYE daily, it's tricky as it's not something HMRC recognises.
We're welcoming 2020 with the addition of a few new reports. Holiday Report - Found in the 'Employees' section of the 'Reports' area, the Holiday Report gives you an overview of the leave allowances for all of your employees at once.
We already have the ability to create departments and to add employees to a department (or multiple departments). That gives you a single level of analysis for your data which is sufficient for most of you
A new feature we've just added will make life a lot easier for those of you that are managing multiple employers. You can now configure the system so that when you create a new employer it copies settings from an already existing employer
Our Cloud CIS functionality has proven remarkably popular. I didn't realise just how little there was out there in terms of cloud-based, modern software for people paying subcontractors under the CIS scheme.
We're trying to stay away from any HR functionality as there are already a lot of great products out there for that. We want to stay very focused on payroll. Managing leave and holiday allowances falls in to that fuzzy space between HR and payroll and it's something some of you have said you really need.
Until today the CSV Importer for payments only supported importing the basic pay amount for a paylsip. You couldn't use this tool to import additional lines to a payslip. Now you can. Simply include the employee multiple times in the CSV file.
Whilst you've always been able to set the basic payment to employees as being either a fixed amount, an hourly rate or a day rate - when it came to adding additional lines you only had the option to add or deduct a fixed amount. Not any more
Umbrella companies have to do some pretty complex calculations to work out how much to pay an employee. This sounded like a challenge, so we've started building features to make these calculations as easy as 1, 2, 3.
The latest product additions are detailed below. There's a lot to like! Benefits, P11D and P11D(B). You can now record benefits for employees and create and submit the required P11Ds and P11D(B) at the end of the year. Which of course we'll do automatically for you
If you're already running payroll in another system then you can easily get started with Staffology or just see what it has to offer by importing an FPS file from your current software. What's an FPS? Every time you pay your employees your payroll software has to create a Full Payment Submission (FPS) file and send it to HMRC.
This month has mostly been focused on behind-the-scenes speed improvements and improved accounting integrations.. Accounting Integration. A journal entry will now automatically be posted to your accounting software when you finalise a payrun.
Another month gone and a raft of new features added to Staffology Payroll. Read on to discover what we've added in the last four weeks. NEST Integration. We're now fully integrated with NEST Pensions, so your pension contributions can now be automagically sent.
Just because we've now officially launched, doesn't mean that development has slowed down. We've added lots of new features in the past few weeks. Payroll Automation. Not everyone has the development resources
It's official. Staffology has now launched. This morning TechCrunch published a post breaking the news. The first (or was it the second?) phase is now over. The hard work of getting a product to market is done now the hard work of getting customers to love us begins.
The last update I posted was just before Christmas. Since then we've had a nice mention on AccountingWeb that ruffled a few feathers, and of course lots of progress on the software. I was aiming to get the software ready for public beta testing by the end of January and I'm pleased to say I reached that goal. Now anyone can sign up to try it out.
I thought I'd send a final Staffology update for the year before we all wind down for a bit over Christmas. There has been lots of progress in the past 3 weeks. Specifically: 1) Email: We've gone from zero email functionality to a lot of email-related features.
Since I announced the Staffology private beta a couple of weeks ago, lots more has been done based on your feedback. Below is a list of some of the changes and a heads-up on what we're now working on. Do let me know if you have any suggestions on what we should add/change or what the priorities should be.