May 2022

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Thesaurus Customer Update: May 2022

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's April update. Our most important news this month include:


Free webinar: Broaden your service offering like never before [bureaus]

Tedious payroll tasks such as backing up data, annual leave management and payslip distribution can now be more efficient, thanks to cloud technology. In our upcoming webinar, we’ll be discussing how you can use this technology to automate your workflow, broaden your service offering to clients, and most importantly, increase profits.


Free webinar: Streamline your payroll workflow like never before [employers]

As a busy employer, tedious payroll and HR tasks can now be a thing of the past, thanks to cloud technology. Discover how you can securely back up your data, breeze through annual leave requests and streamline employee communications, in our upcoming webinar this month.


Have you heard the latest news on Auto Enrolment?

Last month, there was an update in the Dáil about Automatic Enrolment, with the system to be set up by 2023 and enrolments to begin as early as 2024. It's important as a business owner to stay ahead of the curve and start preparing for automatic enrolment now. Here’s everything you need to know so far.


Improve employee satisfaction with their own self-service app

It’s time to modernise your business with an employee self-service app. The benefits?

  • A payslip hub where employees can access their payslip history 24/7 at the tap of a button.
  • Employees can change their own personal details that automatically sync to the payroll software.
  • Employees can request annual leave through the in-app company calendar.

Integrate with Surf Accounts for a smoother and easier workflow 

Send your payroll figures directly to the general ledger in Surf Accounts thanks to the power of API technology. This allows both software to communicate with one another, providing you with a smooth and seamless payroll workflow. Save time, hassle, and unnecessary workloads. Click the link below to register for our upcoming webinar and to learn more about how this integration works.

 

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Apr 2022

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Thesaurus Customer Update: April 2022

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's April update. Our most important news this month include:


Keep your payroll data safe from harm's way

Whether you manually backup your payroll data or don’t back up your data at all, it’s important to consider the risks involved. By using Thesaurus Connect, your payroll data is automatically backed up to the cloud every time you exit the software, with a chronological history of these backups kept for you to restore at any time. 


Free Webinar: Connecting Payroll & Payments: The key to transforming your practice

Our integration with direct payments platform Modulr, offers you the flexibility to schedule payments in advance and make same-day payments when processed before 2 pm. Join our upcoming webinar to find out more about Modulr and the benefits of paying employees directly/how to offer payments as a service to your clients.


Is your business GDPR compliant?

GDPR still remains an important topic in payroll. In our recent blog post, we provide three tips to improve your GDPR compliance. These include automatically backing up your payroll data to the cloud, an employee self-service portal and introducing API integrations.


Wow your workplace with an employee app  

Give your employees access to their payslips, important HR documents and the ability to request annual leave at the click of a button with our user-friendly employee app, Thesaurus Connect.

 

Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update


Mar 2022

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Thesaurus Customer Update: March 2022

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's March update. Our most important news this month include:


Additional public holiday in Ireland 

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. 


Connecting payroll and payments with Modulr 

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.

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Streamline employee communications

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.


Thesaurus Software & Relate Software Merger - 6 Months On 

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. 


New bill for remote working  

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. 

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Feb 2022

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Thesaurus Customer Update: February 2022

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's February update. Our most important news this month include:


Webinar: Updated EWSS guidance  

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.


Integration with Surf Accounts (coming soon)

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.


Protect your business from data loss  

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.


Pay employees through Thesaurus Payroll Manager

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.


Keep up to date with us 

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. 

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Jan 2022

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Thesaurus Customer Update: January 2022

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's January update. Our most important news this month include:


5 ways to boost the efficiency of your payroll process      

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.


How to make a profit while streamlining your payroll services 

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.


New integration with Surf Accounts (coming soon) 

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.


Signing into Thesaurus Connect 2022 

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.


Transform your payroll this year with digital banking 

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.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Dec 2021

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Thesaurus Customer Update: December 2021

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's December update. Our most important news this month include:


Time to renew your 2022 payroll licence

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.


No annual leave headaches this Christmas  

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.


Purchase One4all gift cards 

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.


4 payroll resolutions for January 2022 

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.


Free Webinar: Pay employees through Thesaurus Payroll Manager  

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.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Nov 2021

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Thesaurus Customer Update: November 2021

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's November update. Our most important news this month include:


New: Pay Employees through Thesaurus Payroll Manager

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.


What to Include in a Hybrid Working Policy 

Having hybrid working policies and agreements in place is essential when returning employees to the office and agreeing on a split between working remotely and working in the office. Book a demo of Bright Contracts to see how they can help your business today.


Reward your employees with a One4all gift card

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.


Next Generation Payroll Trends for Accountants 

In today’s world, payroll can (and should) be profitable for accountants. Join our upcoming webinar where we explore various ways that accountants can automate payroll processes and become more efficient.


The App that Every Business should be using 

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.


The Year that was: 2021 in Review 

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.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Oct 2021

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Thesaurus Customer Update: October 2021

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's October update. Our most important news this month include:


EWSS eligibility rules and rates for October

Revenue have announced that the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) eligibility rules and rates will remain unchanged for the month of October 2021.


5 ways to boost the efficiency of your payroll process (for employers)

Join our upcoming webinar on 20th October where we discuss practical ways you can streamline payroll and HR processes within your business using cloud technology.


6 tips for payroll success while making a profit (for bureaus)

Join our upcoming webinar on 7th October where we discuss practical ways you can streamline payroll and HR processes in your practice using cloud technology while making a profit.


Set up Thesaurus Payroll Manager for multiple users 

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.


Let’s talk about family leave 

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.


A step closer to Sustainability

Earlier this year at Thesaurus Software we formed a ‘Green Team’ that will identify and implement opportunities that can improve the sustainability of our company. Follow us on our journey to keep up with our latest projects.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Sep 2021

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Thesaurus Customer Update: September 2021

Welcome to Thesaurus Software's September update. Our most important news this month include:


Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) changes in October

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.


A video message from Paul, CEO of Thesaurus Software  

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.


Link your payroll data to the cloud

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. 


What happens if I don't submit Revenue's Employer Eligibility Review Form?  

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.


Customer survey 2021 results 

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”.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Aug 2021

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What happens if I don't submit Revenue’s Employer Eligibility Review Form?

The Irish government has extended the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) until 31st December 2021. The scheme gives employers impacted by COVID-19, a subsidy per employee to help keep them in employment. On 9 July, Revenue published guidelines to highlight the changes to the EWSS applicable for the period from 1 July 2021. The main change made to the scheme was in relation to eligibility.

To assist employers in ensuring continued eligibility for the scheme, from 30th June 2021, all employers are required to complete and submit an online monthly EWSS Eligibility Review Form (ERF) through ROS by the 15th of each month. Companies claiming EWSS must fill out a monthly eligibility form, showing their revenue for 2021 remains at least 30% below the reference period in 2019 and a declaration to confirm that the information submitted is correct and accurate to the best of their knowledge. Failure to complete and submit the EWSS Eligibility Review Form that confirms the required reduction and related declaration will result in suspension of payment of EWSS claims.

Revenue has stated: “Where Revenue determines that an employer, at any time over the term of the scheme, claimed and received payment by applying accounting practices that are clearly not appropriate, or by deliberately misrepresenting the true financial situation of the business, it will be excluded from the EWSS in its entirety. No further claims will be accepted, and all subsidy paid and PRSI credit issued will be immediately repayable together with interest and penalties. The business may also face possible criminal prosecution.”

The government has paid nearly €4 billion to date in EWSS payments on top of the €2.9 billion paid under the earlier TWSS. Revenue have launched an investigation on companies that are suspected of overclaiming pandemic wage subsidies.

According to Revenue’s code of practice for audits and non-audit interventions, officials can make unannounced site visits, conduct profile interviews with business owners, carry out assurance checks, and initiate investigations. Please ensure you are submitting correct information to avoid any penalties.

Upcoming webinar

Join Thesaurus Software 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 and the Employer Eligibility Review Forms. There will also be a live Q&A session to answer any questions that you may have.

Limited Places Remaining – Click here to reserve your place.

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