In case you’ve been wondering, or exploring, what options are available to help you run U.S. payroll, we are introducing a new payroll solution in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. The upcoming MS Dynamics AX 2012 R2 release includes new capabilities to help organizations manage their talent globally. In addition to these global enhancements, this release includes a payroll solution to address U.S. tax regulations and requirements.
In general, organizations only have two options when it comes to payroll: you can outsource it or manage the process in-house. When outsourcing payroll you may save time and resources but your sensitive personal and financial data is not fully under your control. What’s more, this option may or may not deliver the savings relative to the effort it takes to manage the process.
When processing payroll in-house your data is fully under your control. The main consideration is the resources necessary to run the process internally.
Whether you are in the public sector or private industry in the U.S. and you want better control of your payroll data and process, then I invite you to take a look at the new payroll solution available in this release . It is tightly integrated with other areas of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 (such as Human Resources, Financials) and enables you to do your payroll in-house. Whenever such highly sensitive information is at stake, processing payroll in-house helps to ensure your employees are paid on a timely, accurate basis while giving you peace of mind.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 provides a comprehensive payroll solution:
Because payroll requirements differ significantly by geography, if you are a customer outside of the U.S. that is looking for a payroll solution, please contact your local partner or Microsoft representative.
What are your top priorities when it comes to U.S. Payroll? I think we have developed a compelling Payroll solution to help organizations run their U.S. payroll in-house. Leave a comment, and let’s talk.
Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Microsoft Dynamics ERP
Is there any plan to include payroll for other locations such as New Zealand?
Wayne Broekhals (looking to use AX for Retail 2012 R2 if when it's released!)
We do not have any current plans to build a Payroll solution for New Zealand. The current plan for locations outside of the U.S. is to use 3rd party solutions.
Manuales en espanol cuando estaran disponibles...
Training manuals for the U.S. Payroll are scheduled to be completed in the February/March timeframe. These will initially be in English. Currently I am not aware of plans or timelines to translate the manual(s) to Spanish.
Manuales de capacitación para la nómina de los Estados Unidos están programadas para ser completado en el plazo de febrero y marzo. Inicialmente serán en inglés. Actualmente no soy consciente de los planes o líneas de tiempo para traducir el manual en español.
How does the payroll module work with the data partitioning? We are just beginning to evaluate new ERP software and Dynamics AX is on the list. I just read the blog post about data partitioning and it shounds like a perfect solution to an issue we have where we have a corporate office for AP and payroll, and two plant sites which management wants to treat as seperate entities. We'd love to find a package with in integrated payroll solution which could easily push the plant payroll expenses out to those entities without us having to do manual journal entries every month.
Unfortunately I don't think this will do what you want. The partition feature completely segregates ALL data even shared. So any data that is shared (benefits, earning codes, pay cycles, workers, positions, etc.) will be shared WITHIN a given partition not between partitions. Each partition functions as if it were a completely separate installation, but it truly isn’t as it is a single installation and a common code base. However tables are defined as either shared or non-shared (not by users, but in development). For what you want I don't think it will work as one partition doesn’t even know that other partitions exist and cannot share or pass GL data between. Sorry I couldn't have a better answer for you. I hope this makes sense. If not let me know.
This explanation is NOT payroll/HR specific. It applies thought out AX.
While the payroll is specifically localized for US Payroll requirements, is there anything in the licensing or features that would prevent a country specific partner from using the base functionality and localizing it for a specific country?
Hi Robert, no, there are no licensing issues at all. In fact, we would encourage this to help fill other countries' needs.