Winpay™ is written by HR3 Pty Ltd, one of the leading suppliers of payroll & personnel software to small and medium size enterprises. HR3 has been developing, implementing and supporting Australian payroll software since 1984. When you purchase Winpay you are purchasing a complete payroll solution, not just another payroll package. Winpay was designed specifically for SME-sized companies, to make payrolls simpler than before. And that means cheaper to run with accurate, accessible records and the ability to tailor the system to your needs
Ease of use: If you can use Windows, you can use Winpay. Practically everything is as simple as point and click. Winpay comes with a comprehensive users guide in excess of 200 pages with examples to help get you going. Winpay also comes pre-loaded with a fully functioning training company to let you perform “dry runs” before running live. Authorised training and support centres are located throughout Australia and HR3 prides itself on a support service that is second to none. The telephone support and maintenance service ensures that you always have the latest version of the software and that you have access to knowledgeable support staff when you need them.
Flexibility: Having specialised in designing payroll and personnel systems since 1984, the designers of Winpay have built in a level of flexibility that has now seen Winpay installed in such diverse industries as manufacturing, health care, hospitality, accounting, law, retail, import, distribution, government, service industries and fundraising (just to name a few). Winpay allows you to define the way your organisation is structured through various validation files such as awards, leave accrual definitions, cost centres, departments, super funds (including minimum monthly earnings threshold), payment types, shift loadings, deductions, tax variations, salary sacrifice arrangements, and rostered day definitions.
Winpay has the ability to retain your terminated employees in an archive at year end along with their complete transaction history. This means that you can still report on employees even if they no longer work for you and also lets you re-instate an archived employee if they return to work in a subsequent financial year. It also gives you the ability to automatically calculate a dollar value or percentage based backpay value, based on actual earnings for a nominated employment period.
Reporting: Winpay’s powerful reporting facilities are one the features that makes it so flexible. Winpay has over 50 reports built in covering everything from mailing labels through to a variety of costing reports, leave liability reports, employee statistics reports, leave and earnings history transaction reports, superannuation summary’s, birth date, hired date and action date reports, as well as this pay, month to date and year to date reports.
Multi-Level costing: Winpay supports a 2 tier costing structure so that employees pay details can be allocated to departments within cost centres. Not only that, but an employee may also have their pay split to up to 7 different cost centres and/or departments within the same pay, and at different pay rates if required. Winpay can then produce a variety of costing breakdown reports from this information.
Electronic lodgement: Winpay can pay by cash, cheque, bank transfer (paper based) or Electronic Funds Transfer. Employees can have their pay split between 3 bank accounts, plus an amount in cash if required. Winpay can produce plain paper group certificates and supply the ATO copy via floppy disk or the Internet.
Multi-company and multi-user: If you process payrolls for more than one company, it’s not a problem. Just choose the company you wish to work with when you log into Winpay. You can also secure individual companies to individual login codes, so that certain operators only have access to certain companies. Winpay is also available with the option of a multi-user module.
Share data with other applications: Winpay’s standard import and export functions are designed to remove the mundane data entry tasks from payroll processing. The import function is used to capture and validate data from electronic time and attendance systems and process the data directly into a payrun. The export function lets you create a journal file to suit many of the well known Windows based general ledger packages, so you now have a powerful alternative to the “payroll module” that came with your accounting package.
Summary: Perhaps the last word should go to Ray McGregor of Ernst & Young. Writing in Charter Magazine, journal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, he summarised his Winpay review as follows;
“Overall I found Winpay to be a package rich in functionality and flexibility. The ease with which employee data can be updated, and the referencing of related files makes its operation quick and simple. Additionally the reporting facilities within Winpay are outstanding”.
Ray McGregor - Charter magazine