Oct 2021


New Feature: Introducing direct payments through Thesaurus Payroll Manager

Thesaurus Software have partnered up with payment platform Modulr to give payroll processors a fast, secure and easy way to pay employees directly through Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Up until now, when you wanted to pay employees through credit transfer, you needed to create a bank file that would then need to be uploaded to your online banking account. This can be quite a manual process that is prone to human error. This new method of paying employees cuts down on admin work and eliminates manual entry errors, saving you time.

To use this new integration, first ensure you have created a Modulr Account. You will also need to download a mobile app called Authy which you will use to authenticate user logins and payments. The Authy app is a second layer of security that will help protect your account from hackers or data breaches.

How does Thesaurus Payroll Manager’s new direct payments feature work?

1. Once you have updated payslips for a pay period as you normally would, under the payslips tab choose pay using Modulr.

2. A box will then appear on screen asking you to log into your Modulr account.

3. Once you have entered your details, you will authenticate your login through the Authy app on your mobile device.

4. Once set up, your payroll information in Thesaurus Payroll Manager will automatically synchronise with your Modulr account. In the pop up, any employees whose payment method is set to credit transfer will be listed along with their IBAN and the amount they are to be paid for that period, a reference can also be added here.

5. Next, simply select the account you would like to make the payment from and choose a payment date.

6. After clicking continue, you will be shown a summary of your payment request submission. Once you have reviewed the payment request you can click “Send to Modulr.”

7. You will need to authenticate the submission by once again using your Authy app. The following screen will be displayed to let you know that the transfer has been successful:


8. The final step is for the authorised person to log in to their Modulr account and approve the payment request submission. This may be the payroll processor themself or if you are processing payroll for a client then this task can be assigned to the client, giving them control by allowing them to give the final approval on the payment of employees.

For more detailed instructions on how to use Modulr with Thesaurus Payroll Manager, view our help guide.

What are the benefits of using Thesaurus Payroll Manager’s Modulr integration to pay employees?

Improved workflow and less chance of errors

Paying employees directly through Thesaurus Payroll Manager using our new integration with Modulr means that you can save yourself time by cutting down on admin work and eliminating the risk of manual entry errors.

Secure payments and peace of mind

Encrypted communication between parties and authentication using your mobile means payments made through Modulr are secure and fully traceable, giving you peace of mind.

More flexibility with same day payments

Thesaurus Payroll Manager and Modulr’s integration allows you to pay employees using SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area). With SEPA, if you authorise the payments before 2 PM the money will land in employees’ bank accounts that same day. If the payments aren’t authorised until after 2 PM then it will go through the next business day. This quick turnaround means that you have the flexibility to change payments up until the day before or even the morning of pay day.

Register for one of our free webinars where we will discuss how our new integration can benefit your business.

Webinar for Accountants    Webinar for Employers 

To learn more about Thesaurus Payroll Manager’s new direct payments feature visit our webpage.

Posted byElaine CarrollinSoftware Upgrade

Dec 2019


Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2020 is now available for download

Click here to download Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2020

Please note, with our new licensing model there is only one download which covers both Standard and Bureau customers.

Thesaurus Payroll Manager offers a 60 day free trial from the date of installation. This free trial is fully featured with complete functionality. The software can be licensed at any time during the trial period.

We have prepared a help sheet to guide you through the set up.

2020 Thesaurus Payroll Manager caters for all relevant budget changes and includes improved PAYE Modernisation functionality.

Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2020 licenses can be purchased by clicking here.

Download Thesaurus Payroll Manager

Year End 2019

Under PAYE Modernisation, employers no longer file a return with Revenue at year end or provide a year end statement to employees.

To access frequently asked questions on year end, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thesaurus Connect 2020

Thesaurus Connect is an optional add-on that provides automated backup of your payroll data to the cloud and a powerful web-based self-service dashboard for employers and employees.

Connect is billed at the end of each calendar month based on your total number of active employees in that month. Payments for Connect are automatically taken using the payment details you set up in your Thesaurus Account. There is no contract.

Find out more

Christmas 2019

The management and staff of Thesaurus Software Ltd would like to thank you for your valued custom in 2019 and to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our office will be closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December, it will re-open on the 27th of December; it will also be closed on the 1st of January.

Posted byPaul ByrneinPayroll SoftwareSoftware Upgrade

May 2017


Thesaurus Payroll Manager to discontinue Windows XP support

The technology that Thesaurus Payroll Manager utilises will be updated and improved from January 2018. As a result of this improvement, Thesaurus Payroll Manager will no longer be able to run on Windows XP operating systems. This technological enhancement brings many performance, reliability and security improvements, while also opening up new possibilities for our development team to add further functionality. Users will not notice any obvious difference using Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2018 compared to previous versions as all the changes are operating in the background.

Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP in April 2014. This means that Microsoft are no longer releasing upgrades for these systems. Although Windows XP machines may still work normally, it does mean that these PCs are more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

If you are still using Windows XP, you should consider upgrading to a newer PC or operating system. Due to the greater security risks, more and more programmes and applications are discontinuing support for Windows XP. Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported. If your Windows XP PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 8 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats.

These security threats became a reality for many Windows XP users in recent weeks with more than 200,000 organisations becoming victims of the widespread ransomware attack, WannaCry. This cyber attack affected organisations across the globe, including hospitals, banks and government agencies. The majority of these victims were using outdated or older Windows operating systems, such as Windows XP and Windows Vista.

While we do apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause, it is the best decision for our customers’ security and user experience.

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Posted byRachel HynesinPayroll SoftwareSoftware Upgrade

Dec 2012


New Payroll Software, BrightPay Launches in 2013 Alongside Thesaurus Payroll Manager

Thesaurus Payroll Manager

Thesaurus Payroll Manager is one of the leading payroll software programs available on the Irish market and is the choice of 55,000 employers. As we constantly strive to improve and continue as market leaders we welcome your feedback and queries which are key to our improvement plans for Thesaurus Payroll Manager in the years ahead!


BrightPay - 2013 Launch

During 2013 we will release a brand new second payroll option, BrightPay, satisfying every whim of the end user, written to evolve into the future in line with operating systems and legislative obstacles faced by employers. This software will mirror the dynamics and power of UK BrightPay, www.brightpay.co.uk, which we launched in 2011.

BrightPay will be feature rich and more powerful than Thesaurus Payroll Manager.


Which to use?

We do understand that many users will prefer to stick with what they know so we are committed to offering both payroll solutions, Thesaurus Payroll Manager and BrightPay, for the years ahead.

Every customer will have the choice to use either Thesaurus Payroll Manager or BrightPay (or both) - the price will be the same!

Any customer who has purchased a 2013 Thesaurus Payroll Manager license can avail of a free BrightPay license for 2013, to receive your free license simply email brightpay@thesaurussoftware.com to register your request, remember to quote your 2013 Thesaurus Invoice number.

Posted byPaul ByrneinNew FeaturesPayrollSoftware Upgrade