Step 2: Processing your payroll

Thesaurus Payroll Manager caters for the processing of payroll on a weekly, monthly, or fortnightly basis. The process is similar for all these pay frequencies so I will be highlighting a monthly payroll throughout this video. You can enter an employee’s pay in one of two ways: Gross Basis (pay before tax deductions) or Net Basis (take-home pay) If you pay your employees a GROSS Wage, then choose one of the following options: Process ICON no. 3 or Payslips > Monthly Input, or Payslips > Payroll Preview/ Quick Edit

Both entry screens give access to the same information. The Quick Edit option lists the employees in report format, where the user can simply select the employee by double-clicking on their name from the list and entering the pay details. The Monthly Input screen displays only one employee at a time. After entering the pay details the user will select “Update file” or "Next" to save the changes. Due to the nature of the Quick Edit screen, not all features that are available within the Monthly Input screen are available within the Quick Edit screen e.g. the option to enter a note on an employee's payslip. To use the Monthly Input utility, go to Process ICON no. 3 or Payslips > Monthly Input.

Video Tutorials

Order using your Bright ID

Creating a new Bright ID

Using an existing Bright ID

Getting Started


Importing from last year (existing users)

Installing your ROS digital certificate (agents)

Installing your ROS digital certificate (employers)

Setting up employees using an RPN (new users)

Your Pay Period Process

Step 1: Retrieving your employee RPNs

Step 2: Processing your payroll

Step 3: Finalising your pay period

Step 4: Submitting your pay data to Revenue

Step 5: Distributing your payslips and paying your employees

Step 6: Paying your Employees

Paying employees directly with Modulr

Additional Processes

Backing up your payroll data

Corporate gift card orders with Thesaurus

Processing a leaver

Processing a starter

Surf Accounts API Integration

Thesaurus Connect

How to invite employees to use self-service

How to Register


PAYE Modernisation in Thesaurus Payroll Manager

Employee Smartphone App Demo

Promotional Videos

Connect for Employers

Connect for Bureaus

Connect for Employees

Employee Smartphone App

Bright Contracts

PAYE Modernisation with Thesaurus


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