The extra once-off public holiday on 18th March 2022 was brought in to recognise the efforts of the public and in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that employees are entitled to an additional day’s paid leave.
Register for our upcoming joint webinar with Modulr on 10th March to discover how you can make payments to employees from within Thesaurus Payroll Manager.
Thesaurus Connect is an essential tool for keeping your payroll data safe and streamlining employee communications. All communication between Thesaurus Payroll Manager on your PC and the Thesaurus Connect servers is carried out on a safe channel with maximum security.
In September we announced that we have joined forces with Relate Software. Over the past six months, we have been working hard to merge both companies into one, and we are now jointly operating as Bright Software Group. By operating as Bright, we have access to additional resources to improve the services and support we provide to our customers.
There are no changes to the functionality of the software or the support you may receive from our team.
The government wants to introduce legislation that will underpin employees’ right to request remote work. Thesaurus Payroll Manager, in tandem with Thesaurus Connect, will allow for completely seamless “working from home” functionality, where there are multiple individuals who work on or require access to the same employer files.
A recent customer survey revealed that only 15% of Thesaurus bureau customers actually charge their clients for the extra features of using Thesaurus Connect. This is a very surprising figure, as we expected it to be much, much higher. Thesaurus bureau customers are losing out on potential profits and revenue by not at least passing on the cost of Thesaurus Connect to their clients – even though they are providing an additional service to their clients.
Thesaurus Connect is charged per active employee on a monthly basis. The more employees you have, the greater the discount. For example, if you have less than five employees you will pay €0.50 per employee, but if you have 500 employees you will pay just over €0.19 per employee and if you have 5,000 employees you will pay just over €0.09 per employee. This is the total number of employees across all companies linked to Thesaurus Connect.
You can view a breakdown of example monthly Thesaurus Connect bills below or use our calculator to estimate your bill.
You may not use every single Thesaurus Connect feature, but below is a list of additional services alongside processing the payroll, that can be offered to your clients. Remember, once signed up for Thesaurus Connect – all of these features are included in the price - so why not make use of them!
Invite your clients to their very own client dashboard where the client can view and run payroll reports, upload important documents for employees, and manage annual leave. We recommend that you book a 15-minute online demo to view an overview of Thesaurus Connect.
Employees can be invited to a self-service portal where they can request and cancel annual leave. Once the client approves the leave request, it flows automatically into the payroll software on the bureau’s PC and is added to the employee’s calendar.
Both the bureau and client can add as many users to Thesaurus Connect as they wish. We recommend that you only set users up as standard users. You will be able to edit permissions on what each user will have access to. Follow step-by-step instructions to assign a new user on Thesaurus Connect.
Post-pandemic, there has been a growing trend of businesses implementing long-term and permanent remote working and hybrid working work environments. Thesaurus Connect has been updated to include improved remote working functionality. This includes a ‘version checking’ feature when opening the employer file and an ‘other users check’ to prevent the risk of conflicting copies. This is extremely useful when there are two of more processors, processing payroll from multiple PCs.
Thesaurus Connect’s employee self-service portal allows employees to access their payslips, documents or their holiday calendar 24/7, anywhere, anytime. The portal can be accessed through an internet browser or through the Thesaurus Connect smartphone and tablet app which is available on both iOS and Android devices. This employee app reduces admin work for a manager or HR department having to accept and track annual leave and sending payslips.
The many features and benefits mentioned above will ensure that your business is future proof in keeping up with all payroll trends. Thesaurus Connect will benefit you, your clients and their employees. The client will have more control over payroll data and can create custom reports without having to request them. There is less admin work needed overall, meaning that the time saved can be spent on other important aspects of the business that need attention.
We recommend that you list all of the additional services that your client can benefit from by introducing Thesaurus Connect. They might want to use all of the features or others might want to select a few. Either way, it’s helpful to include everything as they might want to re-visit the features at a later date. The client could be saving money themselves as they could have been paying for a separate annual leave system that they can now get rid of as Thesaurus Connect includes one.
There are many ways that you can charge your clients for Thesaurus Connect. The top three options are:
Charge per employee
As we have mentioned, Thesaurus Connect is billed based on the total number of active employees across all clients that you have linked to Connect (i.e., 1 client with 10 employees is billed the same as 10 clients with 1 employee each). You can pass this cost directly onto the client or you can set a fee per employee yourself.
Charge set rate
Another popular option is to charge for Thesaurus Connect at a set rate. This means that you will charge your client a set amount, regardless of what features they use or how many employees they have on the payroll, as this may fluctuate.
Include in payroll cost
Lastly, some bureaus will not charge their clients any extra for Thesaurus Connect. They feel that by offering additional services on top of their standard payroll service, will ensure that they are staying ahead of the competition and will increase customer retention and satisfaction as a knock-on effect.
By introducing Thesaurus Connect to your clients, you are giving them access to the great benefits of cloud technology. Integrate your payroll and HR processes to save time by eliminating manual data entries, using one system that caters for multiple processes. Book a 15-minute demo today to discover more about Thesaurus Connect.
Do you backup your data regularly? 17% of businesses keep no data backups whatsoever and store information only on their computer's hard drive. The purpose of a backup is to create a copy of your data which can be recovered in the event that the original is disrupted. Backups protect against hardware failure, virus attacks, natural disasters, and human error.
A recent Hiscox report, which surveyed 355 companies in Ireland, showed that 41% of Irish businesses suffered at least one cyber-attack in 2020. The report also revealed that 6.5% of Irish firms paid a ransom following a ransomware attack.
It is essential that you backup your payroll data to protect your business and your employees. Your business can save time and money if any of the above events occur, and you have a copy of your data elsewhere. Discover three ways you can backup your data below.
Investing in cloud storage such as Google Drive or Dropbox allows you to keep your data safe in the cloud. You will need to remember to manually backup your data regularly. With cloud storage, an advantage is that your data has multiple backups within your storage provider’s data centres. This means that if something catastrophic happened to your backup, it is already backed up somewhere else.
A less popular option is backing up your data using a physical storage device or USB key. Your data transfer speeds are typically faster as you don’t require an internet connection. This method can come with its own risks and cost per GB can also be expensive.
If you process payroll in-house, Thesaurus Payroll Manager’s add-on product, Thesaurus Connect, enables users to safely and securely backup their payroll data to the cloud. A chronological history of backups will be maintained which can be restored to your PC at any time. Click here to book a free 15-minute online demo of Thesaurus Connect.
To discover more about Thesaurus Payroll Manager and Thesaurus Connect and how it can improve your payroll services and save you time, schedule a free online demo with a member of our team today. Thesaurus Payroll Manager also offers a 60-day free trial of its payroll software, an ideal way to test out the software to see if it’s the right fit for your business. The free trial version has full functionality with no limitations on any of the features. Thesaurus Connect is not included in the free trial.
Register for our upcoming webinar on 4th February at 2.00 pm where we will be joined by guest speakers from the Revenue Commissioners to discuss the upcoming changes to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which will take effect on 1st February 2022.
Thesaurus Software’s latest API integration with Surf Accounts allows both the payroll software and the accounting software to directly communicate with each other to upload the payroll journal seamlessly. This eliminates the need to manually export and import the file, ensuring no manual data entry errors occur.
It is essential that you backup your payroll data to protect your business, your clients, and their employees. Backups protect against hardware failure, virus attacks, natural disasters, and human error. You can safely and securely backup your payroll data to the cloud with Thesaurus Connect.
Get greater flexibility when paying employees with Thesaurus Software’s payments partner, Modulr. Schedule payments in advance or make last-minute changes at the click of a button. With Modulr, you can make same-day payments when processed before 2 pm.
In 2021 we hired 40 fantastic employees and we are looking to hire more. Follow Thesaurus Software on LinkedIn to keep up to date on company news, industry insights, and all our latest job postings.
Boost the efficiency of your payroll process by using cloud technology. Thesaurus Connect enables your HR and payroll processes to be more streamlined than ever before. Join our webinar to find out how your business can benefit.
Kick-off the new year by aligning your payroll software around key goals that will help propel your company into the future! By introducing cloud technology to your payroll, such as Thesaurus Connect, your payroll and HR processes can be more streamlined than ever before.
Using API technology, Thesaurus Payroll Manager will produce the payroll journal in a file format that is unique to Surf Accounts. This allows users to easily send their payroll figures into their general ledger at the click of a button and avoid any manual processing errors.
Once you have downloaded Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2022, it is essential that Thesaurus Connect users sign into their 2022 software to avoid their account expiring. Please follow the simple steps below to ensure that you continue to use the amazing features of Thesaurus Connect while securely backing up your payroll data.
Thesaurus Payroll Manager users now have access to Modulr, the payments platform behind banking app Revolut, to pay employees. Having an integrated system between the payroll software and the digital finance platform can offer a smoother, more efficient payroll workflow each pay period.
The quickest and easiest way to purchase your 2022 licence is online. The order process is straightforward and takes approximately 3 minutes to complete. Once your order is complete, you will receive your invoice along with your licence key which you will need to activate your 2022 licence.
Please note: Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2022 has not been released yet. We will send you another email once the software is available to download and install. The estimated release date is mid-December.
Trying to accommodate staff leave over the Christmas period can be stressful as it's a very busy time for leave requests. Thesaurus Connect's annual leave management tool will ensure managing staff holidays over the Christmas period is a stress-free experience for everyone.
You can purchase One4all gift cards in Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Employees can receive a gift card completely tax-free each year, up to a maximum of €500. This is the perfect gift to give employees to reward them this Christmas.
Please make sure you are using the latest version of Thesaurus Payroll Manager when purchasing One4all gift cards.
With the new year approaching, now is the perfect time to reflect on your business’s past year and decide what you want to do differently for 2022 to grow the success of your business. Here are four payroll resolutions that you could take on for 2022.
Thesaurus Software have recently partnered with Modulr, the payments platform, to enable the ability to pay employees directly through Thesaurus Payroll Manager with same-day payments and without the need to create bank payment files. Register for our upcoming webinar on 9th December.
Thesaurus Payroll Manager's optional add-on product, Thesaurus Connect, unlocks powerful cloud features that help improve your payroll processes. Below, we outline 4 mistakes that you should be avoiding when running payroll, and what solutions both Thesaurus Payroll Manager and Thesaurus Connect can offer to ensure that your business is safe and secure using the latest technology.
It is highly recommended that you always keep a back-up of your payroll data. Using a cloud platform such as Thesaurus Connect or an external device to back up data is the safest option to ensure you never lose valuable information, should something happen to your computer.
Do you need an easy-to-use leave management tool? With Thesaurus Connect, employees can request annual leave through their own self-service portal. Once approved, the leave will be automatically synchronised to the payroll software on the desktop.
Your efficiency when running payroll will depend greatly on the level of automation used. Automation cuts down on the repetition of uncomplicated tasks. Thesaurus Software's automation includes payments platform Modulr to help reduce the risk of errors.
Using GDPR compliant payroll software means you and your employees can rest assured that all personal data is stored and managed in a safe and secure manner. Click here to find out how Thesaurus Connect is helping with GDPR.
Watch this short video for an overview of how your business can benefit from Thesaurus Connect.
Thesaurus Payroll Manager is excited to introduce our latest integration with the payments platform, Modulr. This integration will give you a fast, secure and easy way to pay employees through the software without the need to create bank files. Join our free webinar to find out how it works.
With Halloween officially over for another year, it’s time to start preparing for the festive season, in particular, how you would like to reward your employees. Did you know, you can purchase One4all gift cards for employees through Thesaurus Payroll Manager?! Employers can give a gift card of up to €500 tax-free to employees.
Give employees more control with Thesaurus Connect’s employee self-service app. Employees can view their payslips and HR documents, request annual leave and view their leave balance taken and remaining and can even update their personal details. Book a free 15-minute demo to find out more.
2021 was a year of both personal and business challenges. COVID-19 changed life as we knew it and resulted in a lot of changes being made worldwide. New policies were introduced, people's places of work changed as well as a number of other adjustments.
Join Bright Contracts for a look back at 2021 where we detail all the employment law changes that were made and a look forward as to what the year 2022 will bring.
Each Thesaurus licence key can be installed and activated on up to 10 PCs. If shared access is required, the data location can be set to your server or cloud environment.
Join our sister product Bright Contracts for their free webinar on 19th October about all things family leave related. From Maternity Leave to Parent’s Leave, Bright Contracts gives you all of the information about entitlements and pay that employers need to know.
Join BrightPay for a free webinar on 30th September where we will be joined by representatives from the Revenue Commissioners to discuss upcoming changes to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme in October.
Watch a short video where Paul talks about how our add-on product Thesaurus Connect can reduce your stress and perhaps even help improve your bottom line as an accountant.
With Thesaurus Connect, you don't need to worry about manually backing up your payroll data. When you link an employer to Thesaurus Connect, it will be automatically synchronised to the cloud as you run your payroll or make any changes.
Failure to complete and submit the EWSS Eligibility Review Form that confirms the required reduction and related declaration will result in the suspension of payment of the EWSS claim and possible penalties.
The results are in for Thesaurus Software’s annual customer survey. Our key findings include a 99.4% customer satisfaction rating, which is fantastic news! Some customer comments include:
“We are a very happy customer; we are a small company but extremely happy with the fantastic efforts of support during a world pandemic. I would consider this reliability when recommending you”.
“Your product is the best wage system for Irish employers since day one. It has made payroll so easy and efficient for employer and employee. It is unbeatable. Your Support people are accessible and always helpful. A wonderful team. Thanks for making my life so easy for more than 25 years”.
“Anytime I have had to phone Thesaurus the staff are so friendly and helpful and know their job so well. It's a complete pleasure to deal with them”.