Thesaurus Connect
Thesaurus Connect

Cloud backup.
Employee self service.

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What is Thesaurus Connect?

Thesaurus Connect is an add-on to Thesaurus Payroll Manager that introduces powerful new features.

Thesaurus Connect is not a "cloud version" of Thesaurus Payroll Manager – it does not allow you to completely manage or run your payroll online. Rather, Thesaurus Connect provides a way to connect your payroll data to the cloud to enable new features.

Firstly, Thesaurus Connect provides a secure and user-friendly way to backup and restore your payroll data on your PC to and from the cloud.

Secondly, Thesaurus Connect provides a web/mobile based self service dashboard for employees and employers to log in and access their payroll data.

There's a lot to it, all of which makes Thesaurus Connect an essential tool for keeping your payroll data safe and streamlining employee communications.

Secure Cloud Backup

Never lose your payroll data again.

With Thesaurus Connect, you can safely and securely backup your payroll data to the cloud.

Thesaurus Connect maintains a chronological history of your backups. You can restore or download any of the backups to your PC at any time.

You can restore a backup onto your existing PC (e.g. to roll back your employer data file to a previous version), or you can simply download a backup onto a new computer (e.g. to get up and running right where you left off).

Employee Self Service

Give your employees easy access to their payroll documents and data.

When you have connected your employer file to Thesaurus Connect, you will be able to invite your employees to access Self Service, allowing them to:

  • Browse and download their history of payslips and other payroll documents.
  • View their payroll calendar.
  • Request annual leave.
  • View the personal details you currently hold for them.

Employees can access Self Service from any computer (PC or Mac), tablet (e.g. iPad), or smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Android).

Employer Dashboard for Bureau Clients

Save time, reduce admin, and effortlessly collect the payroll info you need.

Using Thesaurus Connect, you can not only give the employees of your clients access to Self Service, but you can also give your clients access to their own employer dashboard, allowing them to:

  • Access the data for each of their employees.
  • View the employer-wide payroll calendar.

Multiple Users

For employers using Thesaurus Connect

Whether it's your accountant, boss, colleague, departmental heads, or anyone else who may need to view the payroll data for your company, use Thesaurus Connect to grant them access to the employer dashboard and let them get what they need.

For bureaus using Thesaurus Connect

Grant access to the client dashboard for as many users as required for each of your payroll customers. Or share administrative access to all clients with your colleagues.

Safe and Reliable

Our number one priority is security.

All communication between Thesaurus Payroll Manager on your PC and the Thesaurus Connect servers is carried out on a safe channel with maximum security.

As you or your employees browse the online dashboards, we use various methods to protect against things like data injection, authentication hacking, cross site scripting, exposure flaws, request forgery, and the many other types of vulnerabilities.

Thesaurus Connect is powered using the latest web technologies and hosted on Microsoft Azure for ultimate performance, reliability and scalability.

How much does Thesaurus Connect cost?

Thesaurus Connect is an optional add-on to Thesaurus Payroll Manager, and is priced per employer.

For single employers, it costs just €59 per year. We offer up to 59% discount for bureau customers who wish to purchase several Thesaurus Connect subscriptions for multiple employers, as follows:

  • Single employer
  • 5 employer pack
    (19% discount)
  • 10 employer pack
    (29% discount)
  • 20 employer pack
    (39% discount)
  • 30 employer pack
    (47% discount)
  • 40 employer pack
    (54% discount)
  • 50 employer pack
    (59% discount)

Prices quoted are per tax year and are exclusive of VAT.

How do I get started?

When you buy a Thesaurus Connect subscription, you will receive an email with full instructions on how to get set up.

A quick summary of the set up process is as follows:

  1. Purchase Thesaurus Connect and receive your purchase code.
  2. On the purchase confirmation screen, as well as in your purchase confirmation email, there will be a link to redeem your purchase code. Click this link.
  3. You will be given the option to sign up for Thesaurus Connect or, if you already have an account, to log in. Once you're in, your purchase code will be redeemed, and you will be ready to connect your employer(s) to your account.
  4. In Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2017, open the employer you wish to connect to Thesaurus Connect, click the cloud icon and follow the on-screen instructions.

And that's it! Once that's done, there are further things you will do, like send your employees their invitations to access self service, and customise your Thesaurus Connect subscription as required.

Where do I get help?

Depending on what you need, we offer many kinds of Thesaurus Connect help and guidance.

Online Documentation

Visit our comprehensive online documentation for complete guidance on how to operate payroll and use Thesaurus Payroll Manager, including Thesaurus Connect.

Video Tutorials

See our online video tutorials to discover how to complete common Thesaurus Connect tasks, step by step.

Thesaurus Support Team

Don't hesitate to get in touch with any queries or question you have. See our support page for contact details and office opening hours.

* Note that Windows 7 or higher is required for Thesaurus Connect.