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Malaysia Essentials Plan

We are introducing Essentials - a subscription plan for small businesses that need a streamlined, hassle-free and compliant payroll system at a fraction of the cost.

With Essentials, your clients will have access to a payroll engine that includes the following features:

  • Enter and manage hours for both wages and salaried employees
  • Manage leave taken and accrual in the pay run
  • Termination calculation
  • All monthly statutory calculations and reporting
  • Payslips
  • Bank files
  • Simplified payroll reporting
  • Employee details
  • Multiple pay frequencies
  • Partner dashboard & branded payroll management
  • Unlimited client & employee support

Features not available in Essentials:

  • Employee self-service
  • Automatic leave accrual
  • Timesheets & rostering
  • Expenses
  • Journals
  • Report packs
  • Pay condition engine
  • Pay run automation & approval
  • Year-end reporting

It's important to note that Essentials is not the same as our core product which is offered through Standard and Premium plans.

Please speak to your Partner Manager for more information.

Read more here: MY Essentials Payroll Plan

Slack Integration

Available 2nd May 2023

This feature is only available for businesses on Plus plans.

You can now integrate your payroll file with Slack to have your employee’s status updated when they are on leave*. When an employee's leave starts, their Slack status is automatically updated to show “I’m on leave” and the date, they will return to work.

*This only applies to the following leave categories; annual leave, leave without pay and time in lieu.

Read more here: Connecting Payroll to the Slack integration

Square Timesheet Integration

Available 2nd May 2023

This feature is only available for businesses on Plus plans.

You can integrate your payroll file with Square to have your business locations, employee data and timesheet data imported to be used for pay-run processing.

Read more here: Connecting Payroll to the Square integration

New bank files for Malaysia (Alliance Bank & Ambank eAmPayday)

We now support two formats for Ambank:

  • AmAccess Biz: refer to the User Guide section here and click on the Payroll section for upload instructions.
  • e-AmPayDay: refer to the User Guide section here.

And we have added support for:

  • Alliance Bank: Refer to this link for uploading instructions.

Read more about Bank files here: How do I Upload a Payment File to my Internet Banking Provider?

Added ability to claim 50% on child tax relief

We have now added the ability to easily select a 50% claim tick box if an employee claims 50% of the whole tax deduction for their child or children. This will then reduce the number of qualifying children for tax calculation purposes by 50%.

Read more here: Tax Relief

Additional public holiday for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Following the recent government announcement, we added a new public holiday for 21 April 2023. Please ensure to make proper adjustments for the April pay run if employees apply for leave or work on 21 April 2023.

If there are approved leave requests spanning over the new public holiday, you can make adjustments by following one of the below steps:

  • If the leave request is not yet included in a finalised payrun, refer to the section 'Editing Leave Request' in this article and reduce the number of leave days by one day.
  • If the leave request is included in a finalised payrun, refer to this article to credit the employee’s leave balance with one day in your following pay run.