Taking HR and payroll to the next level


Sage VIP?s latest generation product offering, called VIP People is now officially
available to all South African companies, particularly for the enterprise market and
offers a turnkey integrated payroll, HR and Employee Self Service Solution.

'It is powerful, simple, flexible, feature-rich and highly customisable. The solution
caters for diverse and often quite complex payroll and HR challenges faced by South
African organisations, especially those with a large number of employees,' says
Anton van Heerden, Managing Director of Sage VIP (previously known as Softline

Anton continues: "VIP People places the organisation on the forefront of yet another
development. Innovation is one of the core values at Sage VIP and therefore we
continuously develop software that is fresh, forward thinking and in line with world-
class standards.

The new offering combines state of the art technology with VIP?s existing, well
developed infrastructure. It also effectively incorporates the Group?s extensive
experience in the HR and payroll industry, ensuring that companies are legislatively
compliant, while keeping focus on business efficiency and value. VIP People is the
result of years of interaction with our clients, learning how they operate and
incorporating best practices and procedures.'

Van Heerden says, "VIP People is one of the biggest research and development
projects the company has invested in for the last five years. Development of the
product was completed in August 2011. Systems were then sold into a controlled
environment to a small number of companies, ensuring everything runs smoothly
before the formal launch of the product.'

The first company that bought VIP People was King Price Insurance. Basil Song,
financial director, says: "King Price Insurance embraces innovation and is proud to be
the first live customer on VIP People. We like the fact that the software is scalable,
can grow and expand as our requirements change. Secondly, the software is
extremely easy to use, I was put in a position where I had to submit Equity reports
on short notice and, with VIP?s prompt assistance, was able to submit on time with
ease. As expected, VIP lived up to its reputation as being a world class service

Existing customers of VIP?s Payroll offerings will have the choice to continue with
their existing software or to buy the latest offering, with full support from Sage VIP
resources. The roll-out into Africa is scheduled for 2014.

Some interesting facts about VIP People:

? Developed in .Net and runs on a MS SQL Server.
? The real-time design that VIP?s products are known for, is also an integral part
of the People system.
? It employs a friendly and familiar user interface with the ability to customise
the working space for each user as they prefer.
? The payslip can keep track of, and manage details of external payments for
example garnishees, bond payments, revenue services, etc.
? It creates remuneration structures containing all the payroll definitions
applicable to a specific individual or group of employees, which streamline processes.

? Company management is also streamlined. For example, VIP People can create
unlimited companies per database and employees? pay periods can be viewed for two
years in advance.
? Customers can regularly receive all the latest statutory updates ensuring full
legal compliance with minimal effort.
? The reports allow for complex calculations and further manipulation.
? Multiple Medical aid providers with their various options can be created.

? The employees? leave transactions can be viewed on an actual calendar and
leave set-up is done according to company specific guidelines.
? It is built on an extremely secure design which employs best practice principles
to ensure maximum security and control.

For more information, visit www.vippayroll.co.za.