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Sage Payroll 2018 Year End (21.3) Update - 07/12/2018

**Please Note: This update will only run on a Windows 7 or higher PC**

**Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

**Please ensure that there is no one else in any payroll or the Advanced Report Writer prior to installing updates.**

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 20.0 or higher (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing the year end update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2018 payroll will update to version 21.3 and an icon will be created for the 2019 payroll once the update is installed.
  5. There is no budget update. This year end update contains all relevant changes for 2019 including all nescessary changes for PAYE Modernisation.
  6. Users updating from version 20.0 will notice that the payroll has been rebranded to Sage Payroll - it is no longer called Micropay.
  7. Please note that there is a Data Evaluation report available to check for any issues in your payroll. More information on this can be found in the year end user guide on page 10.
  8. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates.**

Please also download the Year End User Guide and Checklist. We strongly recommend that you print these out, and read carefully prior to starting the year end update process.

** Download Sage Payroll 2018 Year End (21.3) Update here **

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Micropay v21.2 Update - 10/10/2018

    Please Note:

  1. If you are updating from v20.0 Micropay will become Sage Payroll and the Icon will look like this:
  2. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  3. You must be on version 20.0 or higher (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing this update.
  4. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates. If no updates are available, you can download the update from the link below.
  5. Your 2018 payroll will update to version 21.2 once the update is installed.
  6. This is not the year end update. The year end update will be released at a later date.
  7. If you are unsure about how to run this update, please contact us for help.
  8. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**
  9. **In a multi user setup make sure no one else is logged into the payroll or ARW when you are updating the software**

** Download Sage Payroll v21.2 Update here **

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Micropay v21.1 Update **This update rebrands Micropay to Sage Payroll** - 21/06/2018

    Please Note:

  1. Once this update is installed Micropay will become Sage Payroll and the Icon will look like this:
  2. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  3. You must be on version 20.0 or 21.0(displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing this update.
  4. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates. If no updates are available, you can download the update from the link below.
  5. Your 2018 payroll will update to version 21.1 once the update is installed.
  6. This is not the year end update. The year end update will be released at a later date.
  7. If you are unsure about how to run this update, please contact us for help.
  8. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**
  9. **In a multi user setup make sure no one else is logged into the payroll or ARW when you are updating the software**

** Download Micropay Professional v21.1 Update here **

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The next update for Micropay will rebrand Micropay to Sage Payroll - 20/06/2018

Sage is rebranding Sage Micropay and Sage Micropay Professional to Sage Payroll and Sage Payroll Professional. Nothing else is going to change regarding the layout of the software, it is just a name change.

Please be aware that when you run the next update for Micropay, the Name and Icon will change. If you have any queries on this please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Micropay Professional 2017 Year End (19.3) Update - 21/11/2017

**Please Note: This update will only run on a Windows 7 or higher PC**

**Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

**This update will not run on a PC running Windows XP or VISTA**

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 19.0 or higher (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing the year end update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2017 payroll will update to version 19.3 and an icon will be created for the 2018 payroll once the update is installed.
  5. There is no budget update. This year end update contains all relevant changes for 2018.
  6. Please note there is now a Validate Data option in the payroll to check for issues prior to creating your P35. More information on this can be found in the year end user guide on page 9.
  7. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

Please also download the Year End User Guide and Checklist. We strongly recommend that you print these out, and read carefully prior to starting the year end update process.

** Download Micropay Professional 2017 Year End (19.3) Update here **

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A **NEW** Micropay 2017 Mid Year (19.2) Update - 31/08/2017

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 19.0 or 19.1 (displayed at the top of the screen)to install this update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2017 payroll will update to version 19.2 once the update is installed.
  5. This is not the year end update. The year end update will be relased at a later date.
  6. If you are unsure about how to run this update, please contact us for help.
  7. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

** Download Micropay Professional v19.2 Update here **

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Micropay 2017 Mid Year (19.1) Update - 19/06/2017

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 19.0 (displayed at the top of the screen)to install this update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2017 payroll will update to version 19.1 once the update is installed.
  5. This is not the year end update. The year end update will be relased at a later date.
  6. If you are unsure about how to run this update, please contact us for help.
  7. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

** Download Micropay Professional v19.1 Update here **

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Micropay Professional 2016 Year End (18.6) Update - 02/12/2016

**Please Note: This is the last update that will run on a Windows Vista PC**

**Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

**This update will not run on a PC running Windows XP**

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 18.1 or higher (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing the year end update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2016 payroll will update to version 18.6 and an icon will be created for the 2017 payroll once the update is installed.
  5. There is no budget update. This year end update contains all relevant changes for 2017.
  6. Please be aware of the requirement to add a pension tracing number for each employee in a pension scheme into the employee details. More information on this can be found in the year end user guide on page 10.
  7. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

Please also download the Year End User Guide and Checklist. We strongly recommend that you print these out, and read carefully prior to starting the year end update process.

** Download Micropay Professional 2016 Year End (18.6) Update here **

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Micropay Professional 2015 Year End (17.4) Update - 04/12/2015

**Please Note: This update replaces v17.2 & 17.3 and contains a change for USC in a week 53. It also fixes an issue with email payslips when using Office 2016**

**Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

**This update will not run on a PC running Windows XP**

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 17.0 or higher (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing the year end update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2015 payroll will update to version 17.4 and an icon will be created for the 2016 payroll once the update is installed.
  5. There is no budget update. This year end update contains all relevant changes for 2016.
  6. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

Please also download the Year End User Guide and Checklist. We strongly recommend that you print these out, and read carefully prior to starting the year end update process.

** Download Micropay Professional 2015 Year End (17.4) Update here **

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Micropay v17.1 Update **New features** - 01/11/2015

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 17.0 (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing this update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2015 payroll will update to version 17.1 once the update is installed.
  5. This is not the year end update. The year end update will be relased at a later date.
  6. If you are unsure about how to run this update, please contact us for help.
  7. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

** Download Micropay Professional v17.1 Update here **

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Micropay Professional 2014 Year End (16.3) Update - 08/12/2014

**Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 15.0 or higher (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing the year end update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2014 payroll will update to version 16.3 and an icon will be created for the 2015 payroll once the update is installed.
  5. There is no budget update. This year end update contains all relevant changes for 2015.
  6. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

Please also download the Year End User Guide and Checklist. We strongly recommend that you print these out, and read carefully prior to starting the year end update process.

** Download Micropay Professional 2014 Year End (16.3) Update here **

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Micropay v16.2 Update **New features** - 10/09/2014

**This update has replaced the 16.1 update**

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 15.0 or 16.1(displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing this update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2014 payroll will update to version 16.2 once the update is installed.
  5. This is not the year end update. The year end update will be relased at a later date.
  6. If you are unsure about how to run this update, please contact us for help.
  7. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

More information about these new features and how to use them will be available here soon.

** Download Micropay Professional v16.2 Update here **

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Updated list of SEPA Banks for Micropay - 01/10/2015

Below is the list of banks that are available in Micropay for generating SEPA compatible files for the purposes of paying your employees through your bank. If your bank is not listed, please check back at a later date, as this list will be updated as more banks become available.

To select your bank, log into the payroll and go to the Company/Payroll Menu and select Company Details. Click on the Bank tab. Select the "Use SEPA Credit Transfer" option. Select the correct file type from the bank drop down list. If you bank does not appear, click on the INFO button beside "How to select your bank".

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Micropay Professional 2013 Year End (14.6) Update - 28/11/2013

**Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

    Please Note:

  1. The update has been released as a download only. No disks will be dispatched.
  2. You must be on version 14.1 or higher (displayed at the top of the screen) prior to installing the year end update.
  3. Updates can be downloaded by logging into the payroll and going to the Help Menu (not the button with the “?” but the menu above it) and selecting Check For Updates.
  4. Your 2013 payroll will update to version 14.6 and an icon will be created for the 2014 payroll once the update is installed.
  5. There is no budget update. This year end update contains all relevant changes for 2014.
  6. **Always take a backup of all payrolls prior to installing any updates**

Please also download the Year End User Guide and Checklist. We strongly recommend that you print these out, and read carefully prior to starting the year end update process.

** Download Micropay Professional 2013 Year End (14.6) Update here **

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Micropay v14.5 Update for SEPA - 22/10/2013

This update will bring your payroll up to version 14.5, and is the first update to add SEPA compatibility for users of AIB and Danske Bank. Other banks will be added in future updates, as and when those banks start accepting SEPA files.

As always, ensure you take a backup of ALL your payrolls prior to running any updates.

** Download Micropay Professional 14.5 Update here **

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Micropay v14.4 Update for Local Property Tax (LPT) - 19/06/2013

Please be advised that an important update has been released for Micropay to enable the deduction of the local property tax for employees that have opted to have it deducted from their payroll.

This update will bring your version of the payroll to v14.4 and will create a new deduction called LPT on the next available line in your deduction list. This new deduction is NOT AMENDABLE.

The only way to update the values for deduction is through an import of the P2C file from ROS (Tax Credit Import).

Please note that if you have already ran a P2C import that contained information about LPT deductions for employees, you will need to run that import again after you have updated to v14.4.

Running The Update:

This update can be downloaded from within the payroll by going to the Help Menu (above the button with the “?”) and selecting “Check for Updates”. If this option is not listed, just close out of the payroll completely and then log back in. The option should now be there.

When you are installing you will be asked to pick a type of installation. If the payroll is only accessible on the one PC pick the “Standalone” option. If the payroll is accessible on more than one PC pick “Server”. If you pick “Server”, when you log into the payroll for the first time on any PC after running the update you will be prompted to run an update. Make sure you click YES to run the update and pick “Typical” for the type of installation. This will run the “Client” install on the PC.

If you have any questions about the installation, or if you are unsure of what option to pick, please contact us for advice.

As always, take a backup of all your payrolls prior to running any updates. We highly recommend running the update while at START OF PERIOD only.

** Download Micropay Professional 14.4 Update here **

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Micropay v14.3 Update for SEPA Readiness - 25/04/2013

Sage have just release the latest version of Micropay (v14.3) which has been issued to prepare for the changeover to the SEPA standard for online bank transfers.

This update will allow the payroll to automatically generate IBAN and BIC codes from your employee's bank sort codes and account numbers. A SEPA readiness report is now also available from the payroll reports section.

The SEPA changeover is due to take place on the 1st of February 2014. More information about SEPA can be found here: IPSO Website

Other changes in v14.3 include a new report called "Cost by Employee" which can be found in Payroll Reports. This report gives a breakdown of costs by employee per Dept/Cost Centre, for the current period.

Also, the payment types "Disability" and "Paid Disability" have been renamed to "Illness Benefit" and "Paid Ill Ben".

This update can be downloaded from within the payroll by going to the Help Menu (above the button with the "?") and selecting "Check for Updates". If this option is not listed, just close out of the payroll completely and then log back in. The option should now be there.

As always, take a backup of all your payrolls prior to running any updates. We highly recommend running the update while at START OF PERIOD only.

** Download Micropay Professional 14.3 Update here **

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Micropay v13.6/v14.1 Update for Budget 2013 - 20/12/2012

The budget update for 2013 has been released for Sage Micropay and should be run as soon as possible.

If your 2012 payroll is on version 13.6 & your 2013 payroll is on v14.1 then you are fully up to date. Information on how to run the update is outlined again below.

The Budget Update can be downloaded and installed by logging into your payroll (2012 or 2013) and going to the Help Menu and selecting “Check for Updates”. Full information on this can be found in the payroll year end user guide. It is recommended that you print these out to help with the year end process.

    Please Note:

  1. As notified in a previous email, you must be on v13.4 or v13.5 to be able to use the Auto Update feature in the payroll.
  2. When the budget update has been installed, your payroll should be on version 13.6 for 2012 or 14.1 for 2013.
  3. This update contains all changes that were in the year end update. Therefore this update can be run INSTEAD of the year end update.
  4. You must ensure that the budget update is run prior to processing the 1st payroll of 2013.
  5. As always, take a backup of all payrolls prior to running any updates.
  6. If your payroll is accessed on more than one PC, you must run a server update first. If you are unsure, please contact us for help.

***IMPORTANT***

Due to an issue with the clear down process when setting up your 2013 payroll, it is very important that you run your P2C (ROS Tax Credits) import into your 2013 payroll prior to processing your first payroll of 2013. Any new starters in 2012 who are not contained in the P2C import for 2013 need to have the details in the PAY / YTD tab checked in the Employee Details - specifically the P45 figures for Gross Income and USC. These figures may have carried forward from 2012 and will need to be deleted prior to processing your first payroll in 2013.

** Download Micropay Professional 13.6 (2012)/14.1 (2013) Update here **

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