Time Portal can export any of its "out of the box" data into a payroll software. However, when importing this data, sometimes the payroll software needs to know a little more information than Time Portal can support "out of the box".
For example, a payroll software such as CertiPay, has a requirement that a "Department Code" is supplied for every employee. Time Portal does not have a Department Code but, through the CertiPay Payroll Template, we are able to add a Department Code to some of Time Portal's tables. Payroll Template fields such as CertiPay's Department Code can be added to the following tables in Time Portal:
Adding a Payroll Template Field to a Time Portal Table
The Payroll Template field "Department Code" is located on the left side (1), and the available tables are located on the right side (2). To add the "Department Code" to a table, we check the checkbox next to the table name and then click on Save Settings at the bottom of the page.
Editing the Payroll Template Field on a Time Portal Table
By adding a "Department Code" field to Time Portal's Employee table, we are then able to enter a "Department Code" of "Office", let's say, on each employee that is in the "Office" department. The "Department Code" is available on the employee's record (1) at the bottom of the page under a tab (2) by the name of the selected Payroll Template. In this example, it is CertiPay.
Now, Time Portal is able to export that "Department Code" with those employees so that the payroll software can map the data appropriately when it is imported.
Payroll Template Field Advanced Setting
You may have noticed that there is one additional checkbox called "Advanced". When this checkbox is checked, it reveals a text box input below it. This text box input allows us to generate a Department Code from multiple other data sources if needed. This is an advanced feature and is only required in rare scenarios.
You should now understand the Payroll Template settings in Time Portal.