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Sage HR Africa-Premier Payroll

The expert package to help you improve business efficiency

Premier Payroll & HRM has been developed through years of interaction with thousands of our clients of every size and type. That’s why you’ll find that it offers every function you’ll need to manage your payroll safely and effectively, giving you the freedom to focus on what’s really important – being more productive and profitable.

It also gives you the flexibility and range of applications to control every aspect of your payroll, while keeping you in line with legislative guidelines.

Premier Payroll & HRM allows you to add modules and combine functions to expand its capabilities. It can be adapted to fit your requirements no matter how fast your business grows.

You simply define what you need and we’ll set your system up the way you want it and then train your staff to use it to its full potential. And you’ll always have expert support from qualified professionals just a phone call away.

Key features

Ease of use

  • Faster, easier processing through our real-time design
  • The ability to implement “what if” scenarios without having to do a pay run
  • Colour-coded mandatory fields that make it extra easy to add new employees
  • Help functions for easy table lookup
  • Print history payslips and reports

Smooth capturing of employee information

  • You can link employees to departments, paypoints, projects, sites, cost centers, etc., for costing purposes.
  • Payment facility that lets you select the payment method and do electronic submissions
  • You can make electronic payments to third parties and garnishees
  • You can make payments in local currency e.g. the Kenyan Schilling, US Dollars or Nigerian Naira.
  • You can define the language in which you print payslips
  • Attach photographs to employee records
  • You can record benefit details like medical aid, provident fund and pension fund

Convenience of on-screen payslips

  • An online payslip screen displays your employees’ earnings, deductions and company contributions
  • Online payslip capturing or bulk input (batch processing)
  • View the payslip in real-time and adjust the net salary while you process
  • Do net up calculations with dummy payslips

User-friendly reporting

  • A powerful, user-friendly report-writing tool
  • Standard reports based on our years of experience in the market
  • Legislative reporting required by local revenue authorities
  • Company-specific reports written especially to suit your business

The power of integration

  • Combine Premier Payroll with Premier HR and Premier Employee Self Service (ESS) and you have a fully integrated HR management system
  • Extract reports from multiple sources with the Sage Intelligence Reporting module
  • Integrate with a variety of accounting software and clock-card systems

Personnel History module

The Personnel History module is fully integrated to the VIP Payroll system and contains comprehensive employee details that are required for human capital management. Customized HR reports can be printed combining payroll and personnel history information. The system provides guideline information on various agreements, contracts and procedures that are required in terms of the relevant legislation. Transactions can be printed or viewed on-screen. This provides the Human Resources Manager with accurate employee information.

Leave Management module

Accurate leave provisions have become an increasingly difficult task for companies to manage. The Leave Management module has been designed to enable users to efficiently manage leave administration within the framework of the relevant legislation and to enforce company specific leave policies.

This module contains essential information which enables the Human Resources Manager to effectively manage leave policies as part of the human resources function. The Leave Management module is fully integrated with existing payroll fields to eliminate double entry.

General Ledger module

Balancing a salary journal is one of the most time consuming tasks in the payroll office. The General Ledger module will save you time and also allow you to allocate salary costs according to General Ledger account codes and cost centres.

Business Intelligence Manager

The VIP Business Intelligence Manager module (BIM) uses the power of MS Excel as a report writing tool, providing meaningful insight and interpretation of your VIP Payroll data. BIM is about getting the correct information to the right decision makers at the right time. It is an enterprise-wide platform that supports reporting, analysis and decision making.

Job Costing Module

The Job Costing Module is designed to allocate labour costs to projects, different departments, etc. This means that if a certain employee works on more than one project or at more than one site in one pay period, it will be possible to allocate the cost of his labour with regard to how many hours were spent on which project or at which site.

Hardware Single User Multi User
Minimum Pentium III Pentium III
Recommended Pentium IV 2GHz or higher Pentium IV 2GHz or higher
Operating System
Minimum Windows XP, 2000, Vista and Windows 7 Windows XP, 2000, Vista and Windows 7
Recommended Windows XP Windows XP
Minimum 512MB 512MB
Recommended 1GB 1GB
Screen Resolution
Minimum 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Requirement for all users: DVD-ROM DVD-ROM