Sage One Payroll: Online Payroll Solution for Startup and SMEs Launched in Kenya

Market and technology for integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, Sage has announced today that Sage One Payroll is now available in Kenya from 3 April. The cloud solution integrates with Sage One Accounting, offering a business solution for start-up and small businesses. This was announced at the recent Sage Summit Tour for Africa & Middle East that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sage One Payroll is a smart online payroll solution that can be accessed 24/7 that caters for local tax and legal requirements. It allows unlimited earnings (owed to employees) and deductions (what the employee owes). The software automatically calculates all statutory amounts – income tax, National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and any other payroll related costs – to leave employers with the correct net salary for each employee.

For Ksh100 per employee per month, Sage One Payroll streamlines the capturing of transactions, automates payroll calculations and brings visibility to the business. It also makes it simpler to keep track of annual changes to tax regulations that impact on payroll tax calculations and various changes in legislation.

“Because Sage One Payroll is online, business owners or managers can simply login from wherever they are and start working,” says Nikki Summers, Director for Sage One in East and West Africa. “The ability to file statutory returns, automatically update the payroll general ledger in Sage One Accounting and produce professional electronic payslips with a click of a button is a major timesaver.”

“The discipline a good payroll solution offers to the business also comes with other benefits”, adds Summers. “Payroll fraud is a major risk, especially for smaller businesses, and incorrect payments can cost dearly. Payroll software delivers better visibility into transactions, provides an audit trail, reconciles input and output and offers a set of controls, checks and balances that help to prevent errors and fraud.”

“Business builders and entrepreneurs don’t go into business to manage admin and red tape. Our vision is to make those tasks invisible by 2020 by automating the back-office functions so that they can focus on business strategy and more creative tasks that will enable them to follow their dreams”, concludes Summers.

Mediabox Advertising Limited– which specialises in outdoor advertising, print management, corporate branding and signage, creative design and promotional items – uses the Sage One Accounting solution and will use the payroll software. “We’re so excited about Sage One Payroll. It will save us a great deal of time as we manage the payroll,” says founder, Martin Kibote.

“We can easily comply with our tax obligations and print out professional payslips with a push of a button. Plus, the integration between Sage One Accounting and Sage One Payroll means that we don’t need to manually recapture payroll data in our accounting system.”

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