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Sage 50cloud Payroll

99.9% success rate for HMRC submissions

What Sage 50cloud Payroll can do for you

With our automated checks and built-in tools, you’ll get payroll done quickly, easily, and accurately.


“The biggest benefit is the time it takes, it's so easy. I can do a whole pay run inside an hour.”

Tim Maloney, Oaklands Care Home   

Features & Pricing

Sage 50cloud Payroll Standard
£20 per month + VAT Add to basket
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Sage 50cloud Payroll Professional
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4 easy steps to great payroll

Choose the right software for you

Step 1.
Choose the right software for you

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Step 2.
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Download to your PC

Step 3.
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Quick online registration and you’re ready to go!

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Simple set-up

  • Simple installation - get started in minutes
  • No need to hire, or be a payroll expert
  • Easy set-up wizard walks you through setting up your business
  • 'Show me how' videos walk you through key tasks
  • Get to grips with your software with practice data
  • Access to our payroll experts by phone, email or live chat
  • Import your existing payroll data from a CSV file
  • Connect with Microsoft Office
  • Integrate with Sage 50cloud Accounts and Sage Payments
  • Additional Payroll Onsite Support is available as a standalone feature

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Manage your payroll processes with ease

  • Automatically calculate PAYE, National Insurance & tax deductions
  • Electronically pay employees using e-banking
  • Full compliance when you pay your employees
  • RTI (Real Time Information) ready - submit to HMRC every time you pay your employees
  • Set up custom holiday allowances and absence types for different people
  • Record and calculate Student Loan and Salary Sacrifice deductions
  • Set variances in pay or hours and be alerted when these are reached.
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Manage your people

  • Name, address, date of birth and contact details
  • Payroll number, tax code and National Insurance details
  • Record appraisals and meeting history
  • Track sickness and absence patterns
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Save disciplinary records
  • Employments and salary history
  • Written statements of employment

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Keep employee data secure and stay connected on the cloud 

  • Unlimited access to the Employee Online Service portal**
  • Consolidate all the employee data you hold and securely store and share key payroll documents with your employees - Including online payslips and P60s
  • Coming soon will be the ability to store other employee documents
  • Manage time online, with Online Timesheets**
  • Portal is password protected by your employees
  • Employee access 24/7 through any internet enabled device

See the Employee Online Service tab for further information.

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Be confident you're compliant 

  • HMRC recognised software with the latest tax year updates
  • Receive free legislation updates directly to your software
  • Submit PAYE data to HMRC online in real time (Real Time Information)
  • Automatically calculate statutory sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Record student loans and attachment of earnings
  • Record fixed amount or percentage calculated pension scheme management

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Manage Workplace Pensions Auto Enrolment 

  • Understand the cost of Automatic Enrolment to your business by calculating the contributions
  • Use our Pension Centre to create your personalised auto enrolment action plan based on The Pensions Regulator's best practice
  • Integrate Sage Pensions Module, or Sage NHS Pensions Module with your Sage 50cloud Payroll - automating the admin processes
  • Set up your Pensions quickly and easily with Pension's Fast-Track
  • Access Pensions Data Exchange via the Pensions Module to easily send payments to your provider

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Real-Time Information (RTI) Ready 

  • Submit to HMRC every time you pay your employees
  • Dedicated RTI Centre walks you through all you need to do
  • Check your PAYE data for errors before submitting
  • Employer Payment Submission, notifying HMRC of adjustments to your employees overall PAYE
  • Validate and obtain new employee National Insurance Numbers with NINO Verification
  • Submit your PAYE data to HMRC in a single click

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Powerful reporting and insights 

  • Make informed decisions about your people costs with customisable, accurate reporting
  • Manage cashflow and future budgets by accurately forecasting your people costs
  • Easily generate payslips, payment summaries, holiday and absence reports and more
  • Quickly find and print a range of reports with the Report Browser
  • Save your favourite reports for easy access
  • Run statutory reports P32, P35, P60 and P11
  • Analyse data by cost centre and department
  • Reports library with the most popularly requested customer reports & layout

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GDPR Support Tools

As part of your Sage 50cloud Payroll software, we have introduced new GDPR tools to support you with employee data management, which will allow you to review employee data easily and make informed decisions about what data you need and why you need it. You’ll also have easier visibility of data you may want to delete to assist with deleting it at the appropriate times. The new employee search will support you with ‘Subject Access Requests’ or ‘Right to be Forgotten’ requests. This will show you all data you hold on any employee at the click of a button, so you can quickly and easily provide the information you need.

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Avoid errors

  • Easily 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
  • Call our payroll experts to help you move, backup or recover your data
  • Express data recovery service within one working day.

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Technical requirements

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

General Technical Requirements

  • 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
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Keep your employee data secure, increase productivity and connect to your people with Employee Online Services. Give them the tools to self serve and work where they need to, when they want to.

Online Payslips

Consolidate your employee data and securely store and share payroll documents such as payslips and P60s with your employees, via the online portal.

  • A safe flexible solution for you and your people.
  • Password protected by each employee so only they can access their personal data.
  • Safer that paper payslips, eliminate the need to printand post hard copies.
  • Give employees 24/7 access to their payslip from any device.
  • Flexible scheduling so you can future date when your payslips are published.
  • Upload historical payslips so your employees have an online record of their pay history.
  • View your payslip dashboard showing pending and published payslips.
  • Save time and effort producing reports by allowing key stakeholders to verify payslip information in the portal before the payslips are published.
  • Make quick work of any payroll enquiries With the ability to upload historical payslips*

Online Timesheets

  • Safe, secure, and stress free - make time work for you with Online Timesheets.
  • Save time by transferring your employees' timesheet data online.
  • Allow your employees to securely view and submit their own timesheet info on the go, 24/7.
  • Data is updated in real-time online, so no more printing, posting or emailing sensitive information.
  • Approve and set different levels of pay.
  • Data transfers directly and securely to Sage 50cloud Payroll, so there's no need to worry about physical storage or safe disposal of any hard copies.
  • Available from 50p per employee per month.

Sage 50cloud Payroll Pensions Module

Get to grips with new Auto Enrolment legislation in minutes rather than months with our simple and effective Pensions Module. The Pensions Module assesses your workforce and automates all the data, payments and communications you need as specified by the Pensions Regulator.

Find Out More Sage 50cloud Payroll Pensions Module

Employee Online Services

Keep your employee data secure, increase productivity and connect to your people in cloud.

Further detail can be found in the Employee Online Services tab.

Sage Payments

Pay your suppliers and employees accurately and on-time with Sage Payments. By integrating with Sage 50cloud Payroll you can now manage and make swift and secure payments straight from your software.

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Sage Employee Benefits

Discover a world of savings and rewards. Sage Employee Benefits allows every employer to offer their employees additional benefits, over and above their regular salary including; shopping and holiday discounts, childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes.

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"I'm not a payroll expert but I've found Sage extremely straightforward to get to grips with. The business is growing and there is no way we could manage payroll without Sage."

Jean Foote Payroll Manager, The Light Cinemas