Today we’ve released the latest changes to payroll and we also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you whats coming soon as we continue to see increased usage of payroll in Xero.
You’ll notice an updated Payroll Overview design that shows what needs your attention – time off requests or timesheets that need approval or pay runs that need paying. We’re also showing Taxes & Filing obligations to ensure you file and pay your payroll taxes on time. Overdue obligations are always shown as well as upcoming filings or payments. The overview header bar provides you with quick links to common tasks like adding a new employee and other useful information around your payroll.
We’ve also updated the Employees list, New Employee and Employee Details screens to improve the flow and make them easier to navigate. The employee header now provides easier navigation between employees as well as their photo or initials. As we update the remaining screens for the employee this header will become a common experience.
When you first access payroll for a new business you’ll notice a quick setup guide. These five tasks must to be completed before you can process a pay run. Once completed it disappears and the overview screen is visible. This is the first step of many on improving your payroll getting started experience.
For full details please check out our release notes.
Coming soon to payroll
General ledger integration is coming soon for Australian payroll. Transactions from payroll will seamlessly flow through to, and impact the general ledger immediately – the way it should be. This means that we’ll be restricting the ability to revert any pay run after this is released. We’ll only allow the most recently posted pay run per payroll calendar to be reverted.
And there’s more
- Federal e-pay for US payroll to allow for the payment of payroll taxes.
- Australian payroll will get updated screens and flows including the payroll overview, employee list, a localised setup guide and much more.
- Employee Notes to capture important notes and comments against payroll employees.
- Updates to applying for managing and approving employees leave/time off.
Modern browser support
To continue to deliver the best experiences, our teams need to make use of new capabilities available in modern browsers. Older browsers just don’t have the technology to provide you with the same high-quality experience. From September 1st, Xero will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 8.
If it’s been a a while since your last update, we encourage you to get the latest version of your favorite browser. There are many to choose from: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Please see our supported browser page for more details.