After a recent update, Moneysoft now displays a message warning that "Payroll Manager will not support split payrolls after 2019-20."
This affects our largest client - a pub/restaurant group with 12 sites. We pay up to 200 staff per week for them, mostly hourly-paid on NMW.
Because Moneysoft only allows up to 250 staff, we've long operated this client as a split payroll, with one file per site. This works well for data entry from timesheets and provides the client with site-based reporting; the only drawback has been EPS filing. [if more than 1 site has a statutory parenting pay claim, then we have to file a manual EPS from each of those sites, being very careful to ensure correct cumulative figures are entered.]
I anticipate we'll move the client to Brightpay for 2020/21, merging all the sites into one payroll file rather than continuing as a split payroll. (The rest of our client base will stay on Moneysoft as we are very happy with its functionality, value for money and ease of use.)
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has made the move from MS to BP:
-Are there any big differences I should be aware of?
-Anything you used to do in MS that you can't in BP?
-Any issues with importing from either your MS .pay file or from a .csv?