Jul 2022

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Thesaurus Customer Update: August 2022

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


Sick Leave Bill 2022 becomes law

On 20th July, the Sick Leave Bill 2022 became law. Once the law is commenced, which is expected to happen shortly, employees will be entitled to three statutory sick days. This will rise to five days in 2024, seven days in 2025 and to ten days in 2026.


Transform your practice with Thesaurus Connect [bureau]

Backing up payroll data, sharing payroll reports with clients and sending clients’ employees their payslips each pay period can be costly and time consuming. With cloud-extension Thesaurus Connect, you can transform your practice by taking care of these tasks within a few clicks.


Modernise your annual leave in 2022 with an online company calendar

Do you have an automated system in place that can help manage your employees’ annual leave? If not, this can be a monotonous task for employers. Read our latest blog and explore how an online company calendar can revolutionise your business.


How to prioritise compliance [bureaus]

How can you ensure all financial statements are automatically in line with the latest tax and legislative requirements? Surf Accounts Production has a dedicated compliance team in place to manage the complexity of compliance obligations.


Get paid faster with Surf Accounts [employers]

Sharpen up your billing process by using customisable templates, setting up recurring invoices, and by quickly converting quotes and orders to invoices. Save even more time by using the Surf Accounts app, and work from anywhere.


Strengthen client relationships by improving communication [bureaus]

The relationship between the client and the professional is no longer one-directional. What software has created is a new collaborative framework in which the payroll professional can thrive.


Payroll: There's an app for that [employers]

Improve employee satisfaction and make your life easier by introducing an employee app with powerful features. Employees can access the app securely, using their smartphone or tablet, from anywhere with an internet connection.


Auto enrolment update: what you need to know

Details regarding Auto Enrolment in Ireland were announced this year. The system is to be set up in 2023, with employee enrolments to begin in 2024. Learn how you can start preparing your business for auto enrolment now, to get ahead of the curve.


Living wage to replace minimum wage in Ireland

The Irish government announced that the current minimum wage will be replaced by a new living wage by 2026. This new living wage is to be set at 60% of the median wage in a given year. Read more in our recent blog post.

 

Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update


Jun 2022

28

Thesaurus Customer Update: July 2022

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


6th July: Free payroll and bookkeeping webinar

Manually entering payroll information into your accounting software can be time-consuming and prone to errors. Join our free webinar to learn how you can integrate Thesaurus Payroll Manager with bookkeeping software, Surf Accounts, to eliminate double entry from your payroll process.


Make your practice stand out above the competition

With our client self-service dashboard on Thesaurus Connect, your clients can: 

  • Streamline annual leave processes 
  • Keep track of Revenue deadlines 
  • See an overview of their employees’ payroll information 
  • Access reports that are synced from the payroll software 

Make faster payments with Modulr 

With Modulr, you can make same-day payments to your clients’ employees, once payments have been finalised before 2 pm. This means that you can improve client satisfaction by offering more flexibility. Learn how you can improve your accountancy practice today.


Learn how practice management software could transform your business

Would you like help with client onboarding, tracking working hours, and staying on top of tasks? Learn how practice management software, AccountancyManager, can improve the day-to-day running of your practice. Start your free, 30-day trial below. 


Living wage to replace minimum wage in Ireland by 2026

It was announced in June that the National Minimum Wage will be replaced by a living wage in 2026. The minimum wage rate will increase between now and 2026, closing the gap between the minimum and the new living wage.

 

Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update


May 2022

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Thesaurus Customer Update: June 2022

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


Free webinar: Integrate your payroll with Surf Accounts

Discover how you can reduce errors, save time, and streamline your workflow by integrating your payroll software with Surf Accounts. With this integration, you can send payroll journals directly to your accounting software, in just a few clicks.


Free webinar: Streamline your payroll and payments process

Join our upcoming webinar on the 15th of June. We will be joined by Modulr's Tom Kelly, to discuss how you can offer payments as a service to your clients to improve profitability..


5 benefits AccountancyManager can bring to your business

AccountancyManager is an award-winning practice management software that is part of Bright, provider of Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Take a look at our recent blog to discover the benefits of AccountancyManager, and how it can automate your admin and streamline your onboarding process.


Easily manage summer annual leave

Thesaurus Connect takes the stress out of managing annual leave. With a company-wide calendar and employee portal, your clients can easily approve holiday requests, on the go. The leave will automatically be added to the employee calendar and synchronised to the payroll software.


Simplify your bookkeeping processes with Surf Accounts 

Surf Accounts is a cloud bookkeeping software that helps you to streamline accounting processes, and makes it easier for you to keep up with your financial admin. The system offers a dual solution for your invoicing and stock management needs while allowing easy collaboration with your accountant, in real-time.

 

Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update


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.

 

Posted byEleanor Mc GuinnessinCustomer Update


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

1

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