Challenges faced by HR and payroll clients, and how they can be overcome

Some clients are still using manual payroll processing systems, which is time-consuming and so prone to human error. Globally leading and proven solution, Sage 300 People & HR, is fully automated. It is faster, saves time and potential errors.

There are separate systems to deal with payroll and HR – Sage 300 People offers a simple solution with a single database for payroll and HR, and this integrates with other Sage accounting applications.


This product is a fully compliant system that updates according to legislation when required, which, in turn, delivers peace of mind.

In terms of the multiple aspects of the HR function, including:

  • Employment equity;
  • Job profiling, learning and skills development;
  • Personnel management; and
  • Performance management.

All of the foregoing requires considerable amounts of information to keep track of, or maintain control – Sage 300 People & HR covers this entire array of issues by providing a wizard template that guides you through these processes and facilitates management, with ease, of all of these matters.

Keeping track of leave applications and current entitlement status, if performed manually, can turn into an administrative nightmare, which again is fraught with human error. Add to that employee personal information, claims, payslips, training applications, updating qualifications, which must be accurately captured – if performed manually, this is a daunting task for an HR department.

The following are just some of the business benefits of the Sage 300 People & HR software:

Pay your people anywhere, anytime

Confidently manage your payroll with a simple, reliable, and flexible online payroll system, no matter what your level of payroll experience.

Easy onboarding

Add unlimited companies, create monthly, weekly and/or bi-weekly pay cycles and save time by importing employees and their financials in bulk.

Payroll processing

By using our predefined SARS compliant payslip definitions, you can effortlessly set up once-off or fixed payments and deductions. We will take care of the PAYE, UIF and SDL calculations.

Paying your employees

Print or e-mail secure payslips to your employees. Use Automatic Clearing Bureau (ACB) payments to export a bank payroll file that can be imported into your company’s banking software to pay your employees’ salaries or wages directly.

Free leave management module

Effortlessly manage annual, sick, family responsibility or maternity/paternity leave with the leave management module, which is included for free!

Set up leave entitlement, capture leave transactions with notes and manage leave cycles according to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).

Legislative and payroll reporting

Whether it is the Monthly Employer Declarations (EMP201), Interim or Annual Employer Reconciliation Declarations (EMP501), Tax Certificates (IPR5) or UIF Declaration to the Department of Labour, we’ve got your legislative reporting covered. Payroll reporting includes customisable payslips, financial, leave, employee, company and audit reports.

Sage Online assistance

Our experts are available to help whenever you need assistance. Make use of our online chat, comprehensive help centre, videos tutorials, or connect with our Sage City community.

Run payroll with confidence

Get accurate, compliant payslips each pay period with just a few clicks. You can now easily manage the following:

Annual, ad hoc and performance bonuses, travel allowance and mileage reimbursement, commissions and overtime, leave and sick pay, independent contractors, plus labour brokers, bursaries and other non-cash benefits, medical aid, pension, provident and retirement funds, and much more.

Lastly, the most important question – why Sage 300 People Payroll & HR from Alnet Technologies?

Our value proposition to the market

Alnet Technologies offers a streamlined implementation process to ensure our customers’ transition to Sage 300 People is smooth. Our consultants are highly experienced, incomparably knowledgeable and will take the time to understand our clients’ requirements. We provide a high level of customer service and support before, during and after implementation.

Brief biography – Netesh Maharajh

Netesh Maharajh is a Director at ALNET Technologies and is a seasoned technology specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the sector. He moved from his first position at Sage South Africa (2001-2010) – previously Softline – to joining the Sage Partner Ecosystem as a Sage Business Partner specialising in ERP planning, design, software implementations and systems integrations. His skills include expertise in software architecture plus design, project management and business software continuity planning.

His passion for enterprise resource planning and business management solutions allows him to deliver to clients well-designed and structured implementations that are robust and scalable for business growth, and form part of their software continuity planning strategy.