Are you closing your Payroll module in Sage 100 and notice that it’s taking a long time? This may be even more pronounced if you were previously using an older version of Payroll and upgraded to Sage’s Payroll 2.x.
According to Sage:
In “legacy” Sage 100 payroll (versions 2017 and older), data tables holding quarterly and YTD numbers were simply reset by the program and completely cleared out. Only the Perpetual History and the efiling data tables would retain detailed information on prior-year payroll amounts.
In “Payroll 2.0” (Business Framework coding, versions 2018 and newer), all data tables track much more detailed information and it is retained in all tables year over year. When year-end processing is run in these newer versions, the program must comb through the many detail records and purge only those records older than the required retention setting as set in Payroll Options. Large amounts of employee data and history will cause a lengthier processing time, and many customers have reported longer processing time the first year-end that is run in the new version.
Sage further advises you not stop any period end while it’s in processing. You should allow the process to finish because stopping midway through risks data corruption.
The latest Sage 100 Payroll 2.21 may be downloaded from here ( login required )