Backstage Payroll module enables you to prepare payroll for staffs, and also make use of these result in Payroll modules. The key records in this module are:
|Pay Type||Define the nature of different pay amount|
|Job Order Template||Define the Pay Formula and the nature, e.g taxable, relevant income of each pay type. If the pay amount has a standard formula to calculate, then you can set up formula to let Backstage calculate it for you|
|Pay Item||Define the standard/recurring pay rate where applicable in the Salary Part of the Placement Profile|
|Pay Entry||For pay amount that is ad-hoc in nature, you can record them in advance and have Payroll retrieve them|
|Payroll Batch||Represent a payroll that can be logically grouped to gather (e.g. they will be issued in same autopay instruction file).|
Backstage has to know what are the different pay types available in your company. Usually, this can be known from your present payslip and look at the different pay item titles.
To automate calculation, Backstage needs to know the formula for each pay type. Usually, it should be either one of the following cases:
Some calculation (e.g. Basic Salary) requires you to enter a pay rate that is specific to the staff, and likely they have an effective date too. Update these Pay Rates in the staff Placement profile -> Salary section.
Once the above configurations are done, you can generate Payroll Batches and add Staff to the batch. Backstage will follow the formula you defined to complete the calculation. You can then further modify or validate the result.
You are likely to make use of the Payroll Batch result for further actions, e.g. issuing your MPF Statement, issuing Autopay instruction file, etc. Once these are done, you can "Post" the payroll batch to lock the result.
Once you finished the payroll, you can deliver the payslip