BTerrell Group Blog

Using Sage Accpac ERP U.S. Payroll EFT Combine

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Tue, Feb 09, 2010

Recently, we reminded everyone that one of our great customers, Johnnie McGraw of Medicine Chest Pharmacies, diagnosed a bug with the EFT Combine function in Sage Accpac ERP U.S. Payroll (for which Sage recently released a hot fix).  This got us to thinking...how many realize the benefit of EFT Combine?  In general, the only thing for which banks currently do not charge is checking your bags when you fly...and EFT file submission is no exception.  Our own bank charges us $10 every time we upload these files to their Web site.  It's called an ACH File Upload charge, and it becomes an expense that EFT Combine can reduce when:

  • a Sage Accpac client company processes payroll for more than one company (thereby creating multiple EFT files) OR when
  • a Sage Accpac client company processes multiple payrolls in the same company (thereby creating multiple EFT files) OR when
  • a Sage Accpac client company processes payroll in such a way that both of these situations occur (thereby creating mass confusion out of which only EFT Combine can make sense)

You can find the EFT Combine setup function in U.S. Payroll Setup.  Please do not hesitate to contact Chris Firra for additional information or assistance with this or any other Sage Accpac ERP feature!  And remember...regardless of your decision to offer direct deposit to your employees or your decision to use EFT Combine...your bags still fly free!

- Brian Terrell, CPA and Managing Partner

Tags: Sage Accpac ERP, US payroll, EFT combine, bank

U.S. Payroll Version 5.5 Hot Fix and Tax Table Update

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Wed, Jan 27, 2010

Hot Fix:
Are you currently running U.S. Payroll Version 5.5? If so, you might need to implement this hot fix. It corrects a problem in the EFT file totals when two or more EFT files are combined. Thank you to Johnnie McGraw of Medicine Chest Pharmacies for his discovery and resolution of this issue! Contact Chris Firra to learn more.

Tax Table Update:
The U.S. government recently announced payroll tax changes that may affect your payroll update plan. These changes have been incorporated into the January 31, 2010 payroll tax updates. To download the updates online, select the "Download Tax Table" link on your Customer Account page. You will receive activation codes as part of the download process. If you prefer to order the updates on a disk, click on "Order PUP on Disk" on your Customer Account page or call Sage's Customer Care team at 1-800-642-7693.

- Chris Firra, Sr. Consultant

Tags: Sage Accpac ERP, US payroll, Version 5.5, v5.5, hot fix, tax table update