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A holiday calculation tool in KashFlow Payroll

By implementing a holiday calculation tool, my company's holiday calculations and overview would be improved considerably. The tool should be able to track employees' remaining and used holidays, as well as enter x number of holiday hours/days on an employee's payslip at a fixed or variable pay.
  • Andreas
  • Jan 10 2017
  • Jan 10, 2017

    Admin Response

    Hi Andreas, This is something that we have looked at previously and the decision was made to leave this functionality out of KashFlow Payroll in order to simplify the payroll process. We try to keep the functionality as light as possible so as to keep the system efficient and easy to use. That said, we are aware that development of this system is key and we will be looking at implementing imports and holidays in the future for sure. If you do require holiday functionality, IRIS does offer a number of payroll products that can handle holidays and even track accruals etc.
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  • Anonymous commented
    January 10, 2017 09:16

    Now that to me seems just a silly thing to say! It hardly simplifies the payroll process when you have to keep a record of holidays and use another app to record and manage the holiday entitlement. I was about to use the Payroll facility but will instead keep my current program which keeps a record of staff leave. Holidays are a key part of any payroll activity.

  • KashFlow Product Manager commented
    January 10, 2017 09:16

    Hi Sam,

    Regarding an app, KashFlow is optimised for mobile devices instead of using an app. All you need to do is log in using the browser on your phone and you will have the full KashFlow functionality available.

    We are aware of the request from a number of users to implement holiday calculation tools into KashFlow Payroll and are investigating a number of options at the moment. There are however no plans to implement this functionality in the near future.

    Many thanks

  • Sam Poore commented
    January 10, 2017 09:16

    I agree with Andreas, although keeping it light is great functionality is key. This is supposed to be making life easier? surely if people didn't want it as an option they could just tick a box to keep it out of site. But i wonder how often that would happen. I also now require an app to create Invoices and quotes on the fly. many programs out there have it but Kashflow doesn't :( any time soon?

    Thanks

    Sam

  • David Reece commented
    January 23, 2017 12:35

    I agree with Andreas - there can be no justification for not having a holiday pay function - it's something that affects every single employee in the land and is probably one of the easiest pieces of software to incorporate in the program....I cannot see that the 'admin response' is in anyway convincing.

  • Anne O'Brien commented
    June 9, 2017 13:15

    I have also come across this problem but more importantly, by adding other in basic and amending wording to holiday pay this does not take into account that you are paying 2 weeks money and treats it as though its 1 weeks pay  so the tax and NI are way above what it would be if you ran the employees payroll over 2 weeks.

    For example on a weekly wage of £310.80 Tax code 1150L

    Paying 1 week tax would be Tax £17.80 NI £18.46 Emp NI £21.22

    Paying 2 weeks together Tax would be £79.80 NI £55.70 Emp NI £64.11

    I am having to run the employees payroll weekly even though I have already paid the holiday pay to avoid this.

    This is causing more work than enough having to diary who has already been paid and not to pay again.

    I have just changed to Kashflow payroll from a system that calculated the holiday pay correctly and omitted the employee from the next payroll run. if this important and necessary feature in this payroll system doesn't get sortedI will be looking for another payroll system.

     

    Anne O'Brien