What’s New in BambooHR: Payroll Tab and Homebase

October 15, 2021

Did you know that BambooHR does payroll? That’s right! When we say that BambooHR is all-in-one HR software, we mean it helps you take care of the entire employee experience, including getting them paid accurately and on time. And now that we’ve added a new Payroll tab to the main navigation in BambooHR, we’ve simplified your experience as the payroll admin at your organization even further.

The BambooHR Payroll Tab: Your Homebase for Payroll Details and Reminders

As the homebase for all things payroll, the Payroll tab will be your new entry point for running payroll and for checking on all your payroll data. As a BambooHR payroll customer, simply select the new Payroll tab for a clear overview of important payroll details and reminders, such as:

  • Payroll pay cycles and upcoming pay dates
  • Missing employee data needed to run payroll
  • Data changes since the last pay period
  • Key deadlines associated with a pay schedule

This exciting update makes it easier to monitor sensitive payroll data and stay on track to meet important deadlines. And anything that saves you valuable time deserves a dedicated spot on your toolbelt.

Let’s have a closer look at how the new Payroll tab breathes new life into your current payroll process.

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Pay Date Selection

You’ll find pay cycles and pay date information across the top of the page, where you can select any pay date between now and eighteen months in the future. Once a date is selected, the page will dynamically update to show the payroll details associated with that pay period.

In addition to alerting you to upcoming pay dates, small icons and color changes in this section also warn you at a glance of the following:

  • An approaching deadline
  • Multiple pay periods with the same pay date
  • A missed deadline
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Payroll Details and Important Reminders

When you select a pay date at the top, you’ll be able to see important details and reminders about that pay period. Just below these details, you’ll be served messages when time is short before payroll due dates, employees are missing key data, or other issues could create delays with your upcoming payroll. These messages are our way of giving you a heads up, so you can act quickly to fix issues and keep payroll running smoothly.

Along the right side of the Payroll tab page, you’ll see key dates for this pay period on display:

  • Pay schedules
  • Due dates
  • Start and end dates
  • The official pay date for this given pay period

All of this important information is displayed prominently and in brief for easy scannability to keep you informed and prepared.

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Surfacing Updates

This update also helps you track and store changes made to data in BambooHR. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find a summary of changes made since your last payroll run, so you can feel confident with each payroll run that every change is being represented for that specific pay period.

And if you want even more comprehensive payroll information, this summary of changes is also a launching point for you to a more detailed report of data changes.

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Why Payroll with BambooHR?

Our payroll software sets an uncompromising standard for convenience, accuracy, and ease of use. So whether you’re an existing BambooHR customer who’s still learning about our payroll add-on or you’ve found us on your search for a new HR software or payroll service, take a look for yourself and see how payroll in BambooHR can make payroll administration a better experience. Book a demo today!

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Rebekah Cuevas

Rebekah Cuevas is obsessed with empowering the “human” in human resources. As a next-gen, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ author and editor with over a decade of B2C, B2B, and creative writing experience, she connects HR pros to impactful HR solutions through research-driven narrative with a special interest in promoting DEI initiatives that build stronger, safer, and more profitable workplaces for all.