Sage 100 Payroll starts a significantly new authorization scheme in a couple of weeks. Users of this module must pay attention to this important change to avoid glitches in their May payroll operations.
Sage changed the Sage 100 Payroll fees.
Your Payroll module’s pricing was different during your last Sage Business Care renewal. Sage now charges for your payroll module baseImpoerd on the number of employees you pay. When you renewed, you told Sage the maximum number of payments you would make in a payroll period. Sage calculated your fee from that.
If you try to run more checks than your subscription allows, it prints only up to the authorized count. If you happen to let your renewals lapse, your payroll won’t process at all. Your updated software now communicates with Sage’s “mother ship” to keep everybody honest about the count and the renewal date.
This change, while annoying, brings Sage’s practice into line with just about every other way to run payroll. There simply aren’t many, if any, accounting packages that don’t have some gating to enforce payments based on employee counts and periodic payments.
Check your Sage 100 Payroll Module’s Expiration Date.
Your Sage payroll module starts enforcing this licensing method on May 1, 2017. Be sure to check now that the correct renewal date shows in your system. Go to Library Master/Setup/System Configuration, and look under the Modules tab. Notice the “Payroll Subscription Expiration” Field. If that date is 4/30/2017 or earlier, your payroll will not run in May or beyond. (If you don’t find this field, please call us. We can discuss options for upgrading your version.)
If you have questions or concerns and you are covered by our Knowledge Transfer Agreement (KTA), call Jerry Norman at (512) 419-1444 x112, and we’ll help you figure out what needs to happen. If our KTA doesn’t cover you, then call your Sage Support contact. Of course, you could also call Jerry to buy one of our KTA’s and then have us work your payroll challenges!