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
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Sybiz Vision – Business Intelligence Centre
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.