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Payroll software

I'm looking to purchase payroll software to deal with all apsects of processing, filing etc. and also looking ahead to RTI.

Somebody has referred me to Payroll Manager by Moneysoft. What do people think of this software please?

Any other cheap, easy to use alternatives?

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15th Jun 2012 14:44

search

Use the search function on the top right hand corner of your screen - as this has been covered on this forum many many times!

 

Payroll Manager by Moneysoft - is the best!

 

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15th Jun 2012 14:46

Look no further than Moneysoft

It is cheap, will handle CIS sub-contractors, is already prepared for RTI and is brilliant.

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15th Jun 2012 14:46

We use payroll manager by moneysoft.

I find it excellent - very simple to use, cheap and does everything you need it to including all online filing.

Can't fault it.

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Does Moneysoft handle a payroll whereby some staff are paid fortnightly and other monthly?

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15th Jun 2012 15:25

Different pay periods

Moneysoft will handle monthly, weekly, fortnightly and 4-weekly pay, which you can select for each individual employee.

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Thanks Euan - I need to get some payroll software for a new client that can handle that - Moneysoft is now in pole position!!

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By alattax
15th Jun 2012 15:29

Yes, weekly, 2 weekly, 4 weekly and monthly all in the same company payroll.

You can download a trial and see how easy the whole thing is.

 

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15th Jun 2012 15:43

12PAY

You may also want to have a look at 12PAY.  Very easy to use and the full bureau licence is £110 + vat pa with no limit on the number of clients.

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By thomas
15th Jun 2012 15:45

Another vote for Moneysoft. Easy to use

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By c.szpak
15th Jun 2012 15:57

Multi user

Does anybody know if moneysoft allows for two users in one file at the same time?

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15th Jun 2012 16:13

Moneysoft

Allows only one user in one file at a time. I would imagine 2 people 'adjusting/working' on a file at the same time could get messy!  

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15th Jun 2012 17:31

No Contest....

...........  Sage.

Sorry........... Nursey has given me the wrong medication - MONEYSOFT  OF COURSE!

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15th Jun 2012 17:32

does it do annual payroll - for one man band ltd?

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@ neutru

Unless I misundestand your question, how could the answer be anything but 'yes'?

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16th Jun 2012 12:33

No annual payroll

... as such, but for a director - which a one man band presumably is - with an annual earnings period for NIC and a cumulative tax code, you can enter his annual pay all in Month 12 and it will give the right result.  However, if he is being paid more than the NI secondary threshold, you could not enter just one annual figure because the company would have PAYE to pay quarterly.  But that is not a problem because Moneysoft will give the right result for a director if you enter his pay quarterly in Months 3, 6, 9 & 12.

There is one shortcoming with Moneysoft.  We run a monthly payroll for a client which also runs its own weekly payroll (on Sage, regrettably), so we have to include the weekly paid staff on our Moneysoft payroll at the end of the year from the Sage records in order to file the P35 with all the P14s.  However, in Moneysoft, you cannot just enter cumulative gross pay and tax figures for an employee, so we have to enter the pay figures from the Sage P11 deduction sheets for each week in order to arrive at the annual total.

 

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17th Jun 2012 15:46

Yes, you can use Moneysoft for just end of year returns

Euan MacLennan wrote:

There is one shortcoming with Moneysoft.  We run a monthly payroll for a client which also runs its own weekly payroll (on Sage, regrettably), so we have to include the weekly paid staff on our Moneysoft payroll at the end of the year from the Sage records in order to file the P35 with all the P14s.  However, in Moneysoft, you cannot just enter cumulative gross pay and tax figures for an employee, so we have to enter the pay figures from the Sage P11 deduction sheets for each week in order to arrive at the annual total.

This is not the case. Go to Tools Menu and select starting month 13. This will enable you to file the end of year returns only.

 

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By sawales
16th Jun 2012 19:52

I use 12 Pay in my practice and have never have any problems with it

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17th Jun 2012 07:03

12pay

We use 12pay under a bureau licence and it works well for one person limited companies, but also clients who have both monthly payroll (say, for management) and weekly payroll (for retail staff).

Customer service has been prompt whenever we have needed to email them.

And payslips are automatically produced as pdf's to be emailed if necessary.

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18th Jun 2012 09:56

@Tonykelly

You are quite right - I had forgotten about Month 13, which does achieve an annual payroll option.

However, the problem with Month 13 is that it applies to the entire payroll.  You cannot use it to add "annual" employees to an existing monthly payroll.  In my case, I suppose I could run a separate Month 13 payroll company and load into it the YTD figures from both my existing Moneysoft monthly payroll and my client's Sage weekly payroll.

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By Bluffer
18th Jun 2012 12:13

Many thanks

Very many thanks to all respondents.

I've also made a note to self to use the search facility!

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18th Jun 2012 22:12

so much peer pressure, now looking to switch to moneysoft from 12pay as it does nicely the p11d... although i still do not like the user interface.

However, one thing 12pay does it can print a ''calculate with explanation'' details which i can find useful sometimes. Does moneysoft do this?

 

 

 

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19th Jun 2012 09:34

Calculate with explanation?

Not quite sure what you mean, but Moneysoft has a "Click here for explanation" button which gives access to the tax, NIC, SSP, SMP, etc. calculations for the individual employee for each pay period.

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20th Jun 2012 10:48

ok, will have a look - 12pay under ''calculate with explanation' adds some text that shows how the net was arrived at due to various thresholds of NI and Tax (LEL....) and how much money went under each etc...

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Other pay intervals

As a little nugget of extra information, a 12Pay Bureau licence can handle quarterly, halfly and annual pay intervals as well as the standard 1/2/4week/monthly option. This can be useful where non-directors (eg director's wife) is in the payroll and you don't want to trigger NI calculations for above-monthly-threshold payments, as well as directors with non-standard w1 tax codes with a low pay frequency to cut down on admin.

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