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Importing from Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2018

Changing from Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2018 to BrightPay 2019

If you choose to change from using Thesaurus Payroll Manager to BrightPay, you can import your Thesaurus Payroll Manager directly into BrightPay at any stage of the year, i.e. at the commencement of the new tax year or mid way through the tax year.

The smoothest transition will be to import at the start of the tax year so that the historical payroll detail, payslips and periodical reports all reside in the one program.

To facilitate the changeover to BrightPay 2019, all employee records can be imported directly from Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2018.

To import your previous year’s company and employee details from Thesaurus Payroll Manager, simply click ‘Import Employer’ on the ‘Open Employer’ screen, followed by ‘Import from Thesaurus Payroll 2018…’ > "Start at the beginning of 2019"


 

Here you will be given two options – to import from your Thesaurus Payroll Manager installation folder or to import using a Thesaurus Payroll Manager employer backup file.

 

 

Importing one or more Companies from the Thesaurus Payroll Installation Folder

 

Before selecting this option, please ensure that Thesaurus Payroll 2018 is not running in the background.

  • After selecting this option, select the directory where Thesaurus Payroll Manager 2018 is located

 

  • On the next screen simply select the employer files which you would like to import and select a location where you would like these employer data files to be created.

  • When ready, click ‘Import Selected’.


 

A confirmation message will appear to confirm the import has been successful. Click "OK" to continue.

 

 Your employer file(s) will now be available to open on the 'Open Company' screen. 


Please note: the password to open your new BrightPay employer file will be reset to ‘password’. When the employer file opens, you will be prompted to change this password if you wish. 

 

 

 

Importing from a Thesaurus Payroll Manager Backup File



To begin the import from a backup file, choose this option:


 

Next, browse to the location of your 2018 payroll backup file and click ‘Open’ to start the import.


 




A confirmation message will appear to confirm the import has been successful. Click "OK" to continue.

 

Your employer file(s) will now be available to open on the 'Open Company' screen.

Please note: the password to open your new BrightPay employer file will be reset to ‘password’. When the employer file opens, you will be prompted to change this password if you wish.




Important Note

 

In both import cases, it is always recommended that all company and employee details are verified before processing any payroll to ensure information imported across is still applicable and correct for the new tax year.

Benefit in Kind, additions and deductions (including pension deductions) will NOT import, therefore these must be set up in the first pay period for each applicable employee.

Need help? Support is available at 01 8352074 or support@brightpay.ie.

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