Improvements to eTorQue During 2013

Improvements to eTorQue During 2013

Payroll / eTorQue

There have been so many new functions and features added to the eTorQue online integrated payroll and HR product during this year that it is impossible to mention them all in this newsletter. The following highlights some of the items that we feel are worth emphasising:

Performance Management
A complete revamp of this facility was done and it now includes the following:

  • Re-usable Parameters and Options are setup within HRM, this includes:
    • KPAs, KPIs MOs
    • Calculations
    • Ratings, Performance Calculations, Weightings
    • Rater Types
    • Free Format Appraisal Questions etc.
  • Performance Templates are setup using the above components.
  • Performance Appraisal Templates are linked directly Employees or indirectly by linking the Template to Job Descriptions.
  • 360° Performance Assessments can be done via ESS/MSS (employee self service and Managers self-service) and HRA.
  • Performance Surveys are catered for.
  • Performance Appraisal Reporting and Statistics.

Employee Self Service and Mobile
This module also saw a makeover and now includes a number of usability enhancements as well as useful Dashboard information specifically for Managers i.e.:

  • MSS Users can be determined/setup by either the ‘Position’ structure or the ‘ENP’ structure.

New Look and Feel
As well as various visual and navigational enhancements e.g. Quick Navigate allows the Manager to link directly to the required Employee and screen from this option.

  • Includes a facility to send email messages to colleagues from the ESS / MSS Module.
  • Leave Calendar allows filtering of Employees by Cost Centre, Department, Division, Pay Point, Job Grade and Job Title as well as other usability enhancements.
  • Managers can now view a mass summary of all employees’ Non-Financial Data.
  • Quick Authorisation can be done for both Email Requests and Workflow Authorisation Requests.
  • The following HR Statistical Dashboard Management Information is available on the Main Menu:
    • Overview of ‘Important Dates’ such as Leave Start and End Dates, Anniversary Dates etc.
    • Graphically represented headcount information
    • Summary of Leave Balances for Annual Leave, as well as ‘Days Taken’ for ‘Annual, Sick and Other’ leave.
    • Payslips & Tax Certificates Screen includes graphs for both an Income / Package Breakdown and a Tax, Nett Pay & Deduction Breakdown

In terms of Statutory changes, Monthly PAYE Return Mapping has been included for another five African Tax Authorities and the ‘big number’ conversion to cater for some African currencies has also been done.

In addition, we will deliver the necessary ETI functionality in January 2014 i.e. in accordance with the SARS requirements available at the time.