Sage 300 People 

Employee Management
A boundless system with unlimited companies, hierarchies, employees, pay period configurations and runs; unlimited definitions for earning, deduction, company contribution, fringe benefit and provision.

Sage 300 People (Previously known as VIP People) comprises an agile, innovative and cost-effective HR solution that effortlessly and powerfully processes HR and payroll functions in your business. Its world-class capabilities include fast and efficient system implementation, security, stability and improved processes, real-time online design for easy monitoring and reduced risk and universal calculation engine for simpler calculations across functions.

  • Cutting back on risk by reducing errors: Sage 300 People gives you real-time design and easily-monitored processing. The risk of human error is significantly reduced with this high-tech business management solution.

  • Online real-time design: Online, real-time design makes your processing easy to monitor, cutting down on errors and reducing risk. And its combination with a period-driven system is unprecedented in the industry, giving you truly state-of-the-art technology.

  • Smart design means fast, efficient implementation: The pioneering design ensures complete implementation in a fraction of the time it takes to install other systems of this calibre.

  • Universal calculation engine: This can be used in any design area - from calculating deductions and printing detailed reports to generating complex job-costing calculations. This functionality is just one example of Sage 300 People’s ability to give you cohesive, comprehensive and configurable solutions that break legacy configurations.

  • Improve productivity through integration: Prevent the waste of resources that results from disparate or poorly integrated systems; reduce costs and improve productivity through a solution that provides all the tools you need to drive HR and payroll in one integrated system.

  • Empower your employees: Retain and motivate your employees by giving them the power to work to their full potential through access to the information they need to make decisions and to help you grow your business.

  • Stay in control: Steer your business successfully through growth phases with an HR and payroll system that grows with you, giving you the stability and security you need to manage resources and costs efficiently and meet all compliance requirements.



  • Consolidate multiple payslips per pay period for a single printable payslip

  • Automatically calculate pro-rata earnings and deductions based on start and termination dates

  • Minimum net pay feature

  • Flag payslip lines to show effects on OID and/or BCEA

Employee management


  • Create multiple records for a single employee

  • Create new employees (or terminate old ones) with built-in checklists

  • Use the Transfer Wizard to easily move employees between companies, policies

Content management


  • Attach employee and company documents to any records in the system

  • All uploaded documents are stored in the database to ensure they are secure and backed up

Company management


  • Create unlimited companies per database

  • Define multiple payment cycles per company

  • View pay periods two years in advance


Remuneration structures

  • Create default payslip structures for individuals and employee groups with similar payslip setups

Leave management


  • Manage advance leave

  • Customise the leave function to match your company’s policies

  • Automatically monitor sick leave rule

  • Line managers can have access to all leave management reports, via ESS


Management reporting


  • Style, print and export reports, for distribution

  • Customise reports for limitless table and chart layouts

  • Export reports to MS Excel, or send as email attachments

Powerful, flexible calculations


  • Expression Builder allows you to define formulas and sliding scales for any earning structure



  • All system activities are recorded for detailed reporting – what the changes entail, who made them, and old vs new values



  • Sage 300 People has maximum security and control based on best practice protocols

  • Assign multiple security configurations to multiple users – define who views which data

  • Define security on navigation level, apply password policies, and integrate them with MS Active Directory for single login efficiency

  • Full security audit trail on the system

  • Process-driven modules on Sage 300 People modules follow a systematic HR process

  • Always-available, easy-to-use electronic employee files, to which you can attach documents

  • Give managers and employees access to real-time data simultaneously from a range of different locations

  • Robust reporting interface – email reports directly from the application

  • Managers can access employee records, conduct their employee performance reviews and print reports

  • Manage jobs and positions with the Job Management module – capture all information relating to a specific job

  • Manage employee profiles and all transactions – from disciplinary actions to experience and development path, medical history, etc.

  • Manage Employment Equity and monitor your employment equity targets and goals in relation to actual staff. Print Labour Department-sanctioned reports

  • Manage Learning and Skills Development by defining the critical skills required and monitoring development plans and interventions.

  • Manage employee performance – from defining agreements to conducting performance reviews and updating performance plans.

  • Take advantage of ESS’s fast and efficient functionality, giving your employees the capabilities to manage much of their own administration, so that HR managers are free to use their time more strategically.

  • Employees can apply for leave, manage their claims, manage personal details, view and print their payslips, complete performance reviews, start workflows, etc.

  • Line managers can conduct surveys and performance reviews, schedule tasks, and manage projects

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