Payroll Overview
  • 15 Jul 2022
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Payroll Overview

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With Generations you can dramatically streamline your payroll process. The basic steps are:

  1. Create schedule and confirm schedule. Run the Unconfirmed Shifts Report.
  2. Create Timesheets
  3. Edit Timesheets if required.
  4. Review a billing or payroll report.
  5. If there are errors in the report, correct them in Generations.
  6. Transfer the data elsewhere - to QuickBooks, Paychex, ADP, or other.
  7. Process the information once transferred.


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Learn about payroll reports that pull from Timesheets.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Hours

Generations can alert you for FTE's. Review settings in Admin > Company Settings > Calendar Options. Learn more about the ACA Tools in Generations.


Generations does not have fields for deductions or accruals. Tax information and sick day accruals are maintained in QuickBooks or with your payroll vendor.


Generations can calculate overtime automatically. Please see the settings in Admin > Company Settings > Other Options. Learn more about overtime.

Payroll Interfaces

  1. Any supported edition of QuickBooks (Pro or higher.) QuickBooks currently supports the last 3 versions. We do not interface with the online version of QuickBooks.
  2. Paychex Preview or Core
  3. Payroll Export generates a file that can be used by third party payroll vendors including ADP Pay eXpert or Workforce.

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