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How might PAYE Modernisation affect you? Are you planning for it yet?

There are lots of views as to the potential impact coming down the track from Revenue’s planned PAYE Modernisation initiative. This article from today’s Irish Times provides insight into the views of various businesses – big and small. It might prompt you to think about some of the possible implications for you. Let us know what you think. Leave a comment or email us at info@ardbrook.ie PAYE Modernisation will improve payroll processing for your Organisation PAYE Modernisation will definitely cause payroll processing problems for your organisation PAYE Modernisation will make no difference to your Organisation
By |April 4th, 2017|EuroPayX, Irish Payroll, P30, P35, P45, PayDay, PAYE, Revenue|Comments Off on How might PAYE Modernisation affect you? Are you planning for it yet?

Major changes coming to SEPA Direct Debit Scheme

Two and a half years after its launch, there are some major changes planned to the processing of Direct Debit payments under the SEPA Scheme from November 2016. In the main, the planned changes should make life easier for Originators submitting SEPA XML files. There are three major changes coming into force and our DEFT application has been updated to handle each of them although two of the changes really require that the systems at the various Retail Banks be updated to handle them. The changes are: 1. Eliminate the difference between FRST and RCUR transactions You will no longer be required to submit […]
By |July 7th, 2016|Ardbrook, DEFT, Direct Debits, SEPA, Switch to SEPA|Comments Off on Major changes coming to SEPA Direct Debit Scheme

Ever wish you could view your Payslip from your Smartphone?

The smarter way to get your Payslip. We’re delighted to announce the launch of our great new myESS App. Employees using myESS can access their actual Payslip over the internet – not just the latest payslip but also payslips from any prior period. And now with the great new myESS App your Payslips can be delivered straight to your smartphone – accessible wherever and whenever you want. No more stuffing your payslip into your drawer or the bottom of your bag never to be found when you need it. With the super new myESS App you have full access […]
By |February 26th, 2016|ESS, EuroPayX, Irish Payroll, myESS, P60, PayDay, Payroll, Payslip|Comments Off on Ever wish you could view your Payslip from your Smartphone?

Banks to end SEPA Conversion Service

From February 1st the SEPA Conversion Service offered by most Irish Banks will cease to be available. The SEPA Conversion Service allowed Bank clients to continue submitting “Old Format” bulk payment files – ones containing Sort Code and Account Number details – for processing under the SEPA Scheme. Once submitted, the Bank would convert the Sort Code and Account Number details to their respective BIC and IBAN equivalents, along with some other formatting changes to make the bulk payment file fully SEPA Compliant. Along with other changes coming into effect from February 1st, this Conversion Service is to be withdrawn by most […]
By |January 19th, 2016|Ardbrook, DEFT, Direct Debits, EMTS, SEPA, Switch to SEPA|Comments Off on Banks to end SEPA Conversion Service

Closure of the SEPA Business Service – SBS. Are you affected?

The SEPA Business Service (SBS) for processing Direct Debits against Business Debtors closes on February 1st 2016. All Debtors, including Business Debtors, will be able to claim a “no quibble” refund for up to eight weeks on all SEPA Direct Debits posted to their Account on or after February 1st, 2016. The SBS scheme was originally introduced to give Creditors confidence that monies collected from Business Customers by Direct Debit under the SEPA Scheme would not be automatically refunded by their Bank in the event of a claim from the Debtor. This was a reasonable measure during the initial SEPA implementation […]
By |November 20th, 2015|B2B, BPFI, SBS, SEPA, Switch to SEPA|Comments Off on Closure of the SEPA Business Service – SBS. Are you affected?

BIC becomes optional in SEPA XML files from 2016

Did you know that the BIC becomes an optional item in SEPA XML files from February 2016? Individuals and organisations will not be obliged to provide their BIC when providing their Bank Account details – only their IBAN will be required. What impact could this have for you? Your SEPA XML files must be able to handle situations where some Debtors do and some don’t provide their BIC details in Direct Debit Files. And similarly where some Creditors / Employees do and some don’t provide their BIC details for your Credit Transfer files. You will need to upgrade your […]
By |October 1st, 2015|DEFT, Direct Credits, Direct Debits, Electronic Funds Transfer, EMTS, PayCE, Paypath, SEPA, Switch to SEPA|Comments Off on BIC becomes optional in SEPA XML files from 2016

PAYE, USC, PRSI and LPT Calculation Breakdown

A good proportion of the support calls we receive from payroll staff on PayDay are queries about the calculation of PAYE, USC, PRSI and LPT because employees are asking them for explanations. In light of this, Ardbrook decided to introduce a nice neat feature to make life easier for payroll staff and, by extension their employees by providing a comprehensive breakdown of how these statutory deductions are calculated. This breakdown is available to payroll staff by clicking on the button on the calculation screen and, if required, a plain paper printout can be produced to give to the employee. […]
By |September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PAYE, USC, PRSI and LPT Calculation Breakdown

Irish SEPA Business Scheme ending on Feb 1st 2016 – Are you ready?

The interim SEPA Business Scheme ends on Feb 1st 2016 and is not to be extended by the Irish Banks. It is far from clear if the main Irish Banks will make the SEPA B2B scheme available from this date – or if they will all be technically able to do it. You may have to submit amendments on your payment transactions if you are switching from the SEPA Business Scheme to the CORE scheme. DEFT will handle all the amendments required. Contact us if you need help switching from the SEPA Business Scheme.
By |September 3rd, 2015|DEFT, Direct Debits, Electronic Funds Transfer, SEPA, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Irish SEPA Business Scheme ending on Feb 1st 2016 – Are you ready?

myESS – Ardbrook’s Employee Self Service option in the news

Revelation Software, developers of Open Insight – the underlying Database used in Ardbrook’s EuroPay and myESS products – have been highlighting the excellent performance of the myESS Employee Self Service product. myESS enables employees to access their Payslips and P60 details over the Web using any internet enabled device – Phone, Tablet or PC. Details are shown as HTML pages so are fully secure and do not remain on the device after the employee exits their browser. Employees can access their Payslips from the current or any historical period, thereby providing immediate access for the employees and eliminating interruptions to the […]
By |July 28th, 2015|Ardbrook, ESS, EuroPayX, HR, Irish Payroll, MicroPay, SAGE|Comments Off on myESS – Ardbrook’s Employee Self Service option in the news

DEFT from Ardbrook helps Organisations make switch to SEPA

The recent SEPA Focus in Friday’s Irish Times highlighted two major organisations who have recently made the switch to SEPA. Both UPC and Voxpro have implemented DEFT to handle some or all of their Direct Debit transactions under SEPA. UPC developed their own SEPA solution to handle the majority of their standard Direct Debits but bought and implemented DEFT to handle less straight forward or more complicated Direct Debits. Voxpro selected DEFT to handle all their Direct Debits under SEPA. By using DEFT Voxpro didn’t have to modify their legacy systems and by  keeping all their data in-house it is much easier […]
By |January 29th, 2014|Ardbrook, DEFT, Direct Debits, Electronic Funds Transfer, EMTS, PayCE, SEPA, SEPA Deadline Extended, Switch to SEPA|Comments Off on DEFT from Ardbrook helps Organisations make switch to SEPA