A best-of-breed software solution that presents customisable, adaptable payroll and HR functionality on a highly secure Microsoft SQL database for medium to large sized businesses has been developed and launched by Softline Pastel Payroll.
The Pastel Evolution Payroll & HR software enables companies to implement customisable HR systems and procedures in line with both company policy and the requirements of legislation such as the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
Pastel Payroll managing director Grant Lloyd says Pastel Evolution Payroll & HR is a best of breed software solution that will operate as a stand-alone solution or as a logical and seamless extension to the Pastel Evolution ERP software suite. Users will benefit from tried and tested Pastel Evolution ERP and Pastel Evolution Payroll technology.
“Pastel Evolution is the only ERP suite in the medium to large business space that provides both HR and payroll solutions alongside fully functional ERP and Accounting solutions. This is a scalable software solution that caters for smaller companies with a single user as well as companies with more than 250 simultaneous users or an unlimited number of employees that require customisable user rights.”
Lloyd adds that legislation, accuracy and security were priorities in the development of the software, which offers the ability to customise user rights, control access to pay frequencies, place restrictions on adding, editing or deleting data and denial of access to certain functions while also offering pre-defined sets of transactions.
“We have included report writing, formulae writing and business intelligence (BI) functionality. There are 62 report layouts for users to choose from or they can simply and easily create report formats that suit their own specific requirements using the Report Writer and Business Intelligence Centre.
“This functionality empowers financial and HR directors to provide reports on the fly for top level decision makers, transferring information that assists them to make informed business decisions. After all, in most companies the biggest overhead is employees.
According to Lloyd, payroll is the key component and the starting point in any human resources function. “Our Pastel Evolution HR module delivers HR functionality incrementally as an extension of a well established payroll solution rather than a once-off, highly complicated, expensive stand-alone total HR solution.
“Human Resources is a fluid environment that will continue to change. It requires software that can respond accordingly, evolving incrementally to meet the individual company’s overall approach, HR systemised processes and specific requirements,” says Lloyd.
“The HR space is by no means standardised, varying from company to company. It is complex and is best tackled piece by piece. The Evolution Payroll & HR software therefore has a modular structure that will allow users to add additional HR functionality as they need it, which makes administrative and financial sense.”
The payroll software within the Pastel Evolution Payroll & HR solution is well proven, automatically ensuring legal compliance for companies and employees in terms of labour, tax, employment conditions and equity, unemployment insurance, occupational injuries and skills development.
The HR software has powerful yet uncomplicated functionality that keeps track of company assets and privileges relating to each employee, qualifications, internal and external training courses, disciplinary proceedings and performance management.