Overview of PAY-PACK
A more detailed description of PAY-PACK is available.
The Lewis PAY-PACK
payroll system lets you use your computer to help you pay your staff.
The PAY RUN
PAY-PACK lets you
process the pay run in several different stages.
Initially you are
prompted for the information that could vary each pay run, such as the number
of hours worked at each penalty rate.
For salaried staff, the pay is automatically calculated.
the tax. You can edit the pay details in many ways, for example to enter sick pay or
holiday leave or one-off pay adjustments.
Pay slips and management reports can be printed. Finally, you file the pay run to update the
PAY-PACK data files.
Flexibility is the
keynote. All details of the pay can be
edited. You can do editing, pay slips
and reports any number of times and in any order. You can exit from PAY-PACK and resume
processing of the pay run with all the pay information still intact.
The pay run reports
include cash breakup and lists of abnormal payments such as leave
payments. One report gives the total pay
for each department or group of departments.
You can control which reports get printed.
If you pay direct
into employees' bank accounts, the standard version of PAY-PACK will produce a
report for each bank of the employees' deposits. If you buy the Bank Direct Entry option, PAY-PACK produces a diskette file containing the data needed
by the bank to pay direct into your employees' accounts.
Employees that are
paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly can be included in the same payroll. The employees can be permanent or casual, and
can be paid a fixed annual salary or hourly wages. Most PAY-PACK users will refer to their
employees by name but you can also use an employee number.
For payment of
overtime penalty rates and shift rates you only have to specify the number of
hours worked at each "overtime factor". On the pay slip PAY-PACK prints the overtime
details in a way that can be easily understood.
An unlimited number
of allowances and deductions can be set up for each employee. These can be taxed or untaxed. PAY-PACK can calculate the amount of each
allowance or deduction according to any of the formula types:
details of allowances and deductions are itemised on the Payment Summary.
- Fixed amount per pay;
- Amount per unit (of shift,
- Amount per hour worked;
- Percentage of actual pay;
- Percentage of regular pay.
- Percentage of gross.
PAY-PACK does all
payroll aspects of superannuation: employer SGC; salary sacrifice; and employee
contributions. A special report can help
prove that you have complied with your legal requirements. PAY-PACK can exclude super for employees
earning less than $450 per month.
A new version of PAY-PACK will be available before the start date of SuperStream on 3 November 2014.
Sales commission and bonuses are treated by
PAY-PACK. Tax on these
"irregular" payments can be averaged over the course of the year.
For each employee
you can store a virtually unlimited amount of free-form description in a notepad.
Holidays are accrued each pay
period. Holiday time can be recorded in
days or hours.
For employees who work variable hours, you can get PAY-PACK to
calculate the accrual based on the actual number of hours workes. Leave loading bonus can be
calculated when holidays are taken.
PAY-PACK keeps tab
of each employee's entitlement of sick
time in either days or hours. At a
specified date, usually the anniversary of employment, PAY-PACK reminds you to
review the entitlement.
the number of hours of Rostered Day Off
pay due to employees. The RDO pay is
specified on the pay slip.
Long Service Leave can be accrued. PAY-PACK can calculate provision estimates
for holiday, long service and sick leave.
PAY-PACK offers you
many variations for leave recording, to reflect the many different practices in
When an employee terminates, PAY-PACK can calculate the
lump sums for unused annual and long service leave, and the tax thereon. You can enter details of other lump sums and
print these on the Payment Summary, or on the ETP Payment Summary.
PAY-PACK can remind you when a birthday is about to occur. Other dates can be reminded such as salary
extensive on-demand reporting, in addition to the reporting each pay run. All reports can be displayed on the screen or
printed. Some, but not all, can be written to a CSV file. Most of the reports have numerous
options. PAY-PACK stores all details of
each pay, so that you can produce history reports. You can create your own Ad Hoc Employee
For group tax
remittance, PAY-PACK will produce a summary of all pay runs in a month, and the
tax due. For any deduction, you can
produce a report showing the contribution of all employees in the previous
PAY-PACK can print
Payment Summaries (the replacement for group
certificates) onto an A4 sheet of
plain paper, using a Laser printer.
At the start of the
financial year PAY-PACK creates a new set of data files. Use the new files to process current pay
runs, and at your leisure you can print Payment Summaries and reports from the
When there is a
change of tax rates, you can update the new rates on the screen in a few
minutes. Custom-Made Software Pty Ltd
sends details to all customers who have paid for the maintenance service.
If there is an
interruption to your computer while you are using PAY-PACK, you can immediately
check whether the data files are intact so that no data has been lost. This process is called Validation of Data.
If employees work
in several different cost centres or on several different jobs, you can
purchase either of the costing options. These produce reports on a pay run, monthly
or yearly basis of the labour cost of all jobs.
All components of the pay, including leave pay, can be allocated to
jobs. The contents of the report can be
written to a disk file which other programs may access.
Some employers like
to record pay run information on a day-by-day basis. If you purchase the day-by-day option,
you would enter the hours worked each day, or the start and finish times. PAY-PACK will add these hours to get the
weekly or fortnightly hours worked.
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