Sage 50 Payroll in-depth

Reduce the stress when the pressure is on with Sage 50 Payroll. You can be rest assured you're always legislatively compliant and in complete control of your payroll processes, with all of the information and tools you need right at your fingertips.

Get up and running easily

  • Download instantly when you buy online
  • Straightforward installation
  • Easy set-up wizard to get you started
  • Simple to use – no need to be, or hire a payroll expert
  • "Show me how" videos to guide you through common tasks
  • Connect with Microsoft Office by importing your existing data from a CSV file
  • Link your payroll software directly to Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 HR and transfer your data in a few simple steps
  • Payroll Onsite Support is available as a standalone feature

Take control of workplace pensions

  • Create your personalised action plan based on The Pensions Regulator's best practice, using the pension centre
  • Easily set up your pension with Pension's Fast-Track
  • Calculate contributions and understand the cost of Automatic Enrolment to your business
  • Optional Pensions Module available (at additional cost)

Manage your payroll

  • Process weekly, two-weekly, four-weekly and monthly payroll
  • Choose from a range of payslip layouts
  • Print or email payslips to employees
  • Automatically calculate payments and deductions
  • Calculate and process employee loans
  • Record and calculate holiday pay
  • Electronically pay employees using e-banking
  • Easily calculate your PAYE & NI liability
  • Post salary journals to Sage Accounts software
  • Set variances in pay or hours and be alerted when these are reached
  • Record and calculate Salary Sacrifice deductions such as childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme

Keep up-to-date with payroll legislation

  • HMRC recognised software
  • Comply with the very latest legislation for the tax year
  • Directly submit PAYE data to HMRC online
  • Exchange employee data direct with HMRC online
  • Automatically calculate statutory sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Record student loans and attachment of earnings orders
  • Record fixed amount or percentage calculated pension schemes
  • Prepare for and manage the impact of the new National Living wage
  • Keep records for Class 1A company cars

Pay your employees with your solution

  • Pay employees straight from your software with Sage Payments*
  • Save time and reduce errors by automating processes
  • Manage and track payments quickly and conveniently
  • Trust that your payments are safe, secure and controlled by authorisation processes and access rights

*Sage Payments is provided by Sage Payments (UK) Ltd which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (Register Reference: 900180) for the issuing of electronic money

Store employee records

  • Appraisals
  • Absence
  • Holidays
  • Disciplinary records
  • Job and salary history
  • Written statements of employment
  • Attach documents to employee records

Comply with Real Time Information (RTI)

  • Automatically send RTI data to HMRC
  • RTI Data Health Check tool ensures your data is error-free before you submit it to HMRC
  • RTI Centre with help & support when you need it
  • Submissions log lets you view and track the status of HMRC submissions

Submit to HMRC online

  • Send all your submissions to HMRC securely online
  • Track forms by status and sender
  • Comply with the latest legislation

Manage holidays and absences

  • Manage holiday entitlement for individual employees
  • Record holidays and absence in days or hours
  • Record your own custom absence types
  • Automatically record statutory payment absence types such as SMP and SSP
  • Easily & accurately accrue employee holidays
  • Automatically calculate payments & deductions for different absence types
  • Calculate payments for sick pay, maternity/paternity, overtime, bonus and pensions

Analyse your payroll data

  • Easily generate payslips, payment summaries, holiday and absence reports and more
  • Quickly print a range of reports in one batch
  • Save your favourite reports for quick & easy access
  • Analyse data by cost centre and department
  • Create your own reports with the report designer
  • Run statutory reports such as P32, P35, P60 and P11

Keep your payments accurate and secure

  • Easy backup and restore your data
  • Roll your data back to correct errors from previous payroll runs
  • Apply access rights to restrict users from accessing certain areas of the program
  • Securely email payslips to employees
  • Password protect PDF reports to keep them secure

Use a bespoke solution for your business

    Optional add-ons are available for Sage 50 Payroll:

  • Sage 50 Payroll Pensions Module: prepare for Auto Enrolment and eliminate the complexities of workplace pensions.
  • Sage 50 Payroll NHS Pensions Module: simplify and avoid time-consuming processes associated with NHS tiers.
  • Sage Payments: pay your suppliers and employees securely and on time, straight from your solution.

Technical requirements

General Technical Requirements

  • 10GB free disk
  • 2GHz processor or higher
  • 1Gbps network (minimum 100Mbps)
  • 2GB RAM

Operating Systems

  • All 32-bit and 64-bit variants of the below operating systems with the latest Microsoft Updates and Service Packs.
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Windows Server 2008

Engage your people with employee cloud services

Access flexible and engaging online tools for you and your people via a secure online portal. Save time, money and increase productivity with end-to-end automation of your processing-to-pay workflow.

 Sage Online Payslips

  • Protect your employees’ personal data by securely transferring their payslips via an online portal within Sage 50 Payroll
  • Employees can access their historical payslip information, print and save copies whenever they need them
  • Saving you both admin time and costs
  • 50p per employee per month
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Sage Online Timesheets

  • Works hand in hand with Online Payslips
  • Securely transfer your employees’ timesheet data online and allow employees to view and submit their own timesheet information 24/7
  • Securely manage and provide an audit trail for approving timesheets through the manager portal
  • Includes a minimum of 25 payslips per month with your Sage 50 Payroll subscription
  • Top up from as little as £3 per month
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