Payroll patching for the new tax year

Christmas has come and gone. The New Year is well underway, and the end of the financial year is looming. This is an important time. Preparations for the start of the new tax year begin on 6 April, when new payroll tax legislation comes into force.

That’s only three months away – have you started your Oracle/SAP software payroll patching yet? Will you have time to test thoroughly? Will you meet the deadline and remain fully compliant?

A quick, affordable solution

Here at Support Revolution, we are busy developing our own payroll patches specific for all customers. Our R&D teams have been working closely with HM Revenue & Customs. They have been monitoring the proposed legislations, then confirming them following Autumn’s 2017 budget statement.

Since November, our development teams have been building the payroll patches required for all versions of Oracle and SAP. These will be ready for release by the end of January 2018. This is well in advance of when your vendor will provide patches.

Bespoke payroll patching

Unlike vendor patches, we don’t provide generic patches for all our customers and then release bug fixes once customers report issues. Our development is more bespoke. We tailor patches for each organisation’s system configuration. This reduces the likelihood of bugs needing to be raised. In most cases, our teams develop on environments provided by our customers, rather than developing on a generic environment.

By providing bespoke patches to our customers by the end of January, they have two full months of testing, before the patches need to be applied to their production environments. Our payroll patching process involves a partnership with our customers, delivering patches that work, and enabling ample time for user testing.

If you weren’t aware that you could receive payroll patches for unsupported Oracle and SAP software versions from alternative suppliers, then let us enlighten you. Contact us to find out how we could provide you with quality patches at a fraction of the cost.