You might have heard that Sage has been working on revamping the payroll module which will be called Sage 100 Payroll 2.0. From the information that has been released thus far, it seems to represent one of the most significant product changes in a while. Sage recently published a few videos that give us a sneak peek of what’s to come which we’ll explore in this article.

Migrating to the Business Framework

As you already know if you’re using the payroll module, it still works in the legacy framework while many of the modules around it have been migrated to the more modern Business Framework. That said, Sage 100 Payroll 2.0 will be migrated to the Business Framework which will open things up for more significant strides in features and capability.

Payroll 2.0 Preview Videos

Sage recently published a series of videos designed to showcase the progress they’ve made with Sage 100 Payroll 2.0. Here are some of the highlights.

Payroll Setup

Highlights of the new payroll setup functions include the ability to begin processing the next payroll quarter without closing the previous, better organization of tabs and options to turn on features that match your business needs, enhanced ability to reset time off hours, and more.

Employee Maintenance

Highlights of the new employee maintenance functions include expanded employee name fields, added fields like job title and emergency contacts, new medical coverage fields, veteran checkbox and military separation date, and up to 9 separate pay rates.

Payroll Setup Wizard

A payroll setup wizard takes you step-by-step through a series of questions that help you get up and running with options configured the way your business processes payroll.

Payroll Data Entry

The payroll data entry process will be improved with new options for pay cycle, enhanced date controls, a hyperlink to access employee maintenance fields (with proper security) right from the payroll data entry screen, enhanced payroll memos, check reversals, and more.

NOTE: Sage has not yet published these video demonstrations publically (on YouTube or similar). But if you contact us, we’ll send you the video files to download and view on your desktop.

Payroll 2.0 Release Date

The new Payroll 2.0 module will be included with the release of Sage 100 Version 2018 which is scheduled for later this year.  But feel free to get in touch if you have questions about the new payroll module before then.