There are lots of pay components already in Sage Business Cloud Payroll which you can use. If you need to, they can be edited to suit your company, or you can create new ones.

Pay components can be added each time you process a pay run, or they can be added to an employee or pay group's payslip template so they appear automatically each time you start a pay run.

The default pay groups in Sage Business Cloud Payroll already come with common pay components as part of the pay group template. That means when you use those pay groups, you get a list of payment and deduction types to enter values for.


Create a pay component

To create a new pay component:

  1. From Maintenance, select Pay Components.

  2. From the Component Type drop-down, select the type of component you want to create.

  3. Select Add New Pay Component.

  4. Enter the details for the component as required, then Save.


Edit a pay component

The pay components that are already in your company cannot be edited, but you can change whether they appear in your payroll transactions.

If you want to change this or you've created a new pay component and want to change it:

  1. From Maintenance, select Pay Components.

  2. From the Component Type drop-down, select the type of component you want to edit.

  3. Select the pay component then edit it as required.


Attach a pay component to a pay group or employee

When you attach a pay component to a pay group it appears in all future pay runs for any employees in that pay group. This can save time if you have pay components that apply to lots of employees.

To attach a pay component to a pay group:

  1. From Maintenance, select Pay Groups.

  2. Select the pay group you want to attach the pay component to, then Edit Pay Group.

  3. Select Next, then Next again to bring up the Pay Template Detail options.

  4. Select either Add New Earnings, Add New Benefits and Allowances, or Add New Deductions as required.

  5. Select check box next to the new pay component, then Add.

  6. Check the pay component appears in the list, then Save.

When you attach a pay component to an employee it will appears in all future pay runs for that employee, even if they change pay group. This can be really useful if you have pay components that are uncommon.

To attach a pay component to an employee:

  1. From the Employee tab, select the employee you want to edit.

  2. Select Payslip Template Values.

  3. Select either Add New Earnings, Add New Benefits and Allowances, or Add New Deductions as required.

  4. Select check box next to the new pay component, then Add.

  5. Check the pay component appears in the list, then Save.

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