When paying all employees within a pay group don’t laboriously go through your employee list and tick each one! Instead group the employees by, for example, dragging the pay group field (see below) to the area above the employee list and then simply tick the one box at the head of the group. This will automatically tick all employees in that pay group. Similarly, if you were paying only employees in a specific location or department then you can achieve the same thing by doing the relevant groupings.
Superannuation Changes from 1 July 2013
Employers across Australia will have new superannuation obligations under a range of reforms.
From 1 July 2013, they will need to:
• increase the minimum rate for superannuation guarantee payments on behalf of employees from 9% to 9.25%
• begin making superannuation guarantee payments for employees aged 70 years or older.
In relation to the reporting of superannuation on the payslips which is meant to come into effect from 1 July 2013, the regulations for this legislation have not yet been finalised. The last update we received was on 23 February 2013 and that was to advise there was no update!
It is unlikely that the new payslip reporting will commence from 1 July 2013 but there is still a possibility.
The ATO has links to more information via http://www.ato.gov.au/content/00308471.htm
It’s probably also a good time to subscribe to our new product blog as we will use that to provide updates between SybizFlash editions.
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A Data Connection holds the relevant connection information to connect to a supported ODBC or OLEDB compliant data source. This data connection object is then used for all connections to this data source. By adding a data connection the Connector can make data available from this data source.
To add a new data connection, double-click on the Enterprise object and select the relevant connection type (driver) to use for the connection, by clicking on it in the object window. Right select and select Add Connection.
In the Connection Name field, type the name of your connection.
NOTE: Depending on the connection type of the connection being created, certain values will need to be entered to specify how the data is accessed (some connection types will allow you to browse for data using the buttons to the right of the text boxes). Where paths or folder names are required for creating a Data Connection always use the Universal Naming Convention as opposed to using drive mappings. For example \\Servername\c\mydata\ as opposed to X:\mydata where X is a mapped drive to \\Servername\c\. This will ensure that reports against this Data Connection can be run from any workstation regardless of drive mappings.
1. In the Server box, browse to or add your server name
2. In the Database Name box, enter the name of your Database
3. In the User Id: text field, type your User Id: if you have security settings on the data folder
4. In the Password text field, type your password for the above entered User Id
5. Click on Add. The new Connection will now appear in the Object window
6. To test the Connection, right select on the Connection, select the Check/Test
7. Once you have done a Check/Test on the Connection you can now add the Containers to the Connection.
The jargon of software upgrades
When it comes to software, there is a lot of jargon floating around. This week, Sybiz’s Ben O’Brien and Peter Whalley explain the difference between the terms ‘upgrades and service releases’ as well as some other details surrounding these terms!
Click here to access both the blog and the video.
Important changes to ClickSuper registration
Earlier in the year we wrote to inform you that Payment Adviser (who have become ClickSuper Pty Ltd) would be taking over the provision of the ClickSuper service from Cuscal Ltd towards the end of March. This handover was pushed back a few weeks and is now scheduled for Monday 15 April 2013.
Existing users will notice little or no change in the way the service operates, with files transferred seamlessly through Attaché Alex and payments scheduled on the ClickSuper website as usual. Hopefully, the real change for these users will be in the quality and responsiveness of the support services, which have now been moved to Payment Adviser’s team of superannuation experts.
For new users, however, there is a significant change in the registration and onboarding process. They will no longer register via an Attaché branded web page. Rather they will use the standard ClickSuper registration process and will be asked to enter a special promotion code (ATTAU1) on the page to identify themselves as Attaché Payroll users. At this time they will also complete their Direct Debit details.
As well, ClickSuper will no longer provide users with the unique unlock code required to activate uploads in Attaché Payroll or the data cleansing service. Both services will now be provided by the Attaché ClickSuper Support Team. We will shortly update the Superannuation with Attaché Payroll User Guide, Appendix 4 — Getting started with ClickSuper, to detail the new registration process.
Registration requests made since 26 March 2013
It is our understanding that all registrations that were initiated or completed in the last two weeks will be suspended and will have to be re-done from Monday 15 April. If you are aware of any user who registered or attempted to register in the past two weeks, please advise them to contact ClickSuper directly on 1300 834 535 and clarify their status.
Getting assistance from Attaché
During the transition, the Attaché ClickSuper Support Team will be available to offer support and advice on registration, unlocking Attaché Payroll for ClickSuper and data cleansing. Please contact the team on 02 9455 1391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.