Please note that our EWSS upgrade is now available. This includes a July/August Sweepback utility. It is important that you ensure you have registered for EWSS using Manage Tax Registrations (under Other Services) in the main ROS screen. EWSS registrations cannot be backdated. The qualifying criteria for claiming EWSS can be found here.

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.

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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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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,, 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 to register your request, remember to quote your 2013 Thesaurus Invoice number.

Posted byPaul ByrneinNew FeaturesPayrollSoftware Upgrade