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Date 22/06/2017

  • 2018 Tax tables updated
  • 2018 HEC/HELP tables updated
  • 2018 Maximum super contribution base updated
  • Date 21/06/2017

  • Employees can add their own bank details with BSB validated against Bank database
  • Improvements to Propagate data page
  • Microkeeper Referral Program official release
  • Payslip - Other Payments - CSV upload option
  • Improvements to roster page
  • Date 14/06/2017

  • Microkeeper fingerprint and NFC Timesheet software version 3 - Ability to use fingerprint if software looses focus
  • Upgrade to version 3 by following the guide
  • Date 30/05/2017

  • New Payrun showing birthdays for all staff, changed to only show birthdays for active staff
  • Date 29/05/2017

  • Shift Rule page improved to fit on smaller screens and be easier to visually identify a rule
  • Visual Tick marker added to list of active fingerprints to see who has an enrolled fingerprint
  • Date 19/05/2017

  • Clock on/off multiple staff at once, all from the Employer Control Panel
  • HR File Upload in beta testing
  • Improved search box added to Timesheet page
  • Terminated staff displayed on Timesheet when jumping from Payslip to Timesheet
  • Duration field added to Rate Rules, allowing Rate Rules to trigger based of duration of employment from employee start date
  • Roster, Leave Request, Payrun calculations all updated with new Rate Rules
  • Invoice page, run filter again after load more, add load more button, hide deleted by default, improved page performance
  • Date 04/05/2017

  • Location Config page revamp
  • Group Config page, sorted by name rather than added order
  • Date 13/04/2017

  • Location search applied to roster on timesheet page thus only displaying rosters for search location
  • Date 31/03/2017

  • Microkeeper fingerprint and NFC Timesheet software official release
  • Upgrade to version 2 by following the guide
  • The Setup process must be followed
  • New features in version 2
  • Date 29/03/2017

  • Change HECS note on payslip for better readability
  • Several spelling mistakes fixed
  • Sitemap and robots updated
  • Date 27/03/2017

  • New branding rollout across entire website
  • Date 23/03/2017

  • Login page moved from home page to dedicated login page
  • Date 20/03/2017

  • New timesheet page
  • Timesheet page merged into Timesheet Vs Roster page
  • Select "Created" from the "Order By" Search for familiar Timesheet page view
  • Search before load
  • Add shift inline without page refresh
  • Add shift from roster without page refresh
  • Add shift button option for each employee
  • Total hours recalculated under all circumstances
  • Timesheet locked after payroll is processed for managers only
  • Clone shift button added
  • Single Edit/Add box reduces page load times
  • Edit buttons removed
  • Search by Status: Pending approval, Deleted, etc
  • Click/Tap on time to edit a shift
  • Delete button moved to edit box
  • Shortcut keys added
  • Mouse over shift and press "Del" to delete a shift
  • Press "Enter" to Update a shift
  • Press "Esc" to close the Add/Edit box
  • If you have more than 100 employees please note
  • They will load 100 at a time which improves load times
  • Scrolling to the bottom of the page will load the next 100 employees
  • The browsers find feature will not work as expected
  • We recommend using the search tool instead
  • Date 03/02/2017

  • Linked accounts page is being replaced with Linked users page
  • Visit Linked users from the Payroll menu to setup the new access method
  • Date 31/01/2017

  • Salary page replaced with Payrun page
  • Payrun page improves load times, especially for larger accounts eg 1000 staff
  • Seamless rollover from one financial year to the next
  • Comparison feature improved to allow comparisons between runs from multiple years or any selected runs
  • Reset week feature now requires password for additional security
  • Fortnightly pay can start on any week allowing for easier migration from past payroll system
  • 53rd week for fortnightly replace with 27th fortnight
  • Select payment date before payroll is processed
  • Ability to override the number of runs in a year for tax purposes
  • Payment date replacing Period end date to determine if there will be an extra payrun for the year
  • Date 28/01/2017

  • Improved security with password attempt limits to help prevent brute force password attacks
  • Date 18/01/2017

  • Global setting - Payment days in arrears, used to set the number of days after the pay period staff get paid
  • Microkeeper has pre-set the Payment days in arrears value using past data
  • Date 12/01/2017

  • Cloning roster template to roster calendar restricted to only the locations the manager has access to
  • Rate rules carry through when rostering
  • Default Job added to propagate data page
  • Date 05/01/2017

  • Mini profile for managers on home page that displays a quick list of employee contact details
  • Date 03/01/2017

  • New Report - Super breakdown by job
  • Date 21/12/2016

  • Rate Rules carry through to Reports: Leave summary, Leave breakdown and Payroll breakdown
  • Issue when clocking on just before midnight and time rounded to midnight, date changed to next days date instead of data at time of clocking
  • Total for selected payments on other payments page when adding payments to payslip
  • Date 13/12/2016

  • Shift rules that overlap can be detected, returning the correct hours calculated, Example After 6pm Penalty and After 7.6 hours OT
  • Weekly Overtime feature added - Rules can calculate overtime on a weekly basis, Example double time after 40 hours worked
  • Rounding improvements made when calculating payroll
  • Refresh to payslip page style
  • Annual salary figure on payslip for salary staff changed from printed date to pay period end date
  • Date 11/11/2016

  • Payroll tax report improved to calculate nationwide payroll tax calculations when business is conducted across multiple states
  • Date 30/09/2016

  • 2017 tax tables updated
  • Date 22/09/2016

  • New dedicated Microkeeper fingerprint and NFC windows software - Contact Microkeeper to get early access
  • Access control in employee profile for managing fingerprints and NFC tags
  • Management page for fingerprints and NFC tags
  • Select Active or Inactive employees in the reporting area, only employees that earn something during a fiscal year included
  • Date 17/08/2016

  • Manager access to calendar fixed, manager can view calendar if given access to roster or leave requests
  • Total added to super via fund report for CSV export
  • Public holidays added to roster on employee console
  • Roster load times improved using in page loading
  • Date 09/08/2016

  • Option in employees profile to set a fixed amount for super that will override the super guarantee
  • Date 04/08/2016

  • Option to add the employees address to the payslip for snail mail
  • Date 02/08/2016

  • Mobile version link now only available after log in as it was causing SEO issues
  • Date 27/07/2016

  • Location search added on roster pages
  • Select all feature added based on location search results
  • Display improvements for cleaner layout for desktop and mobile
  • Date 21/07/2016

  • Group allocation table improved to display selected group or by single employee
  • Cell width change on roster pages to display better on ios and mac devices
  • Date 04/07/2016

  • Payment on payslip can be assigned to a job
  • New report payroll breakdown by job
  • Date 23/06/2016

  • 2017 tax tables updated and 2017 HELP/HEC table updated
  • Blog system with new article format
  • Assign percentage to employee within group
  • Payroll Summary report split values by percentage assigned to employee within group
  • Date 10/06/2016

  • Microkeeper integration to SuperChoice API
  • Super via fund report can send super data directly to SuperChoice via API
  • Terms of use updated to include agreement between Microkeeper users and SuperChoice
  • Date 01/06/2016

  • Extra rules can be applied for a shift if it's over a set length, Example Meal allowance per shift if shift length over 10 hours
  • Date 13/05/2016

  • Additional options for roll start time to roster or the hour - Now include: 15 20 25 30 minutes
  • NFC clock page deprecated, it has been merged into the fingerprint clock page
  • Date 09/05/2016

  • Option to select job on the add other payments page to payslip
  • Super via fund report improvements
  • Date 27/04/2016

  • Option to hide the employee timesheet from the Employee console
  • Employee can now fill their super fund and super member number if missing via the employee console
  • Date 26/04/2016

  • Maximum super contribution base considered when calculating super for high earners
  • PDF payslip converted to HTML payslip, solves problem with viewing on Android, load time improved by 83%
  • Salary added to HTML payslip for employees on salary
  • Select by group feature added to other payments page for payslips
  • Search past descriptions feature added to other payments page for payslips
  • New clocking method in alpha testing, clock on and off by making a phone call
  • Super processing improvements in alpha testing
  • Date 19/04/2016

  • Fingerprint clock on page and NFC clock on page merged into the one page
  • Date 23/03/2016

  • Forgot to clock off emails consolidated into a single email
  • Timesheet vs roster to display just shift from previous day where staff didn't clock off, link from forgot to clock off email
  • Issue fixed when employee starts a shift on a Sunday and finishes on a Monday where Monday is a public holiday and Sunday in the end of the working week
  • Date 16/03/2016

  • Password recovery feature added
  • Push notification integration to change password page
  • Date 07/03/2016

  • Location breakdown of roster displayed on control panel
  • Count of approved shifts on Timesheet pages for a quicker review
  • Date 29/02/2016

  • Display roster if a note is present on the employee console even if there are no times set
  • iCal URL link for displaying roster data in external calendar like Google calendar, Outlook, iPhone calendar, iCalendar, etc.
  • iCal includes a variable to either specify a location or if no location set a link to display employees roster calendar
  • Release new calendar module - This includes roster and leave request data in a calendar style view
  • When adding a payment or deduction on the payslip block particular special characters in the title that are known to cause issues
  • Apply trim function to title to prevent sorting issues in reports and invoices
  • Date 02/02/2016

  • Job option added to timesheet search
  • Job search added to timesheet csv export
  • Sort by day added to timesheet csv export
  • Terminated employees included in "Payroll employee by week" report
  • Add employee API returns sent EmployeeID and new Microkeeper Employee ID
  • Old 1300 number dropped
  • Jobname field on timesheet changed from varchar to JobID integer
  • Date 22/01/2016

  • When adding annual leave to the payslip set the leave loading description to "Annual Loading" instead of "Annual Leave"
  • When processing payroll use default job for extra rules
  • If Jobs to payslip active allows selection of job when adding a payment to the payslip
  • Only show the columns that have a value greater than zero on the Custom Payroll Breakdown report
  • New beta report called "Payroll Jobs vs Invoice" only viewable to beta accounts
  • Date 14/01/2016

  • Improve the name display on timesheet vs roster when displaying by day for both mobile and PC versions
  • When clocking off use roster end time if within 6 min of end time - Solves 7.6 Sxx:x6 issue
  • Bug fix for revert to roster when working 3 or more shifts in a day where roster is alternating between locations
  • Shortcut keys added to timesheet pages - Mouse over a shift then press "+" to open edit, "-" to close edit and "Enter" to save
  • Also click either clock on time or clock off time to open edit form
  • Date 11/01/2016

  • Generate invoice from payslip data can be calculated on a percentage of employees pay rate
  • Calculate super for part time employees the same way casual super is calculated considering the $450 threshold
  • Date 08/01/2016

  • JavaScript runtime issue fixed on shift rules page
  • New phone system released - Includes call logging so Microkeeper can provide better support
  • New Microkeeper contact number with department selection 08 7444 5000
  • Project timeline for improved rollout process created when new account registered
  • Date 23/12/2015

  • Add "Either" option to time condition for shift rules
  • Either time condition applied when calculating payroll
  • Either time condition applied when displaying roster and when calculating roster budget
  • Spectrum Super renamed to IOOF Employer Super
  • 2016 public holidays added to database
  • Date 17/12/2015

  • Add audio effects to fingerprint page for the visually impaired and to help improve employee acknowledgement
  • Recode jobs page to use ajax calls making edits quicker
  • Sort jobs by title
  • Fixed issue with finished jobs displaying JID on timesheet
  • Add an option to allow all employees to be assigned to a job
  • Add an option to allow employees access to a job only if their near a location with that job assigned
  • Employee console, automatically select job if near location
  • Recode quick clock page to fit current styling
  • Date 14/12/2015

  • Indexing improvements to database
  • Fix bug where text in log on leave request contained quotes
  • Fix bug where server limit reached when clocking hours via fingerprint scanner
  • Date 25/11/2015

  • Start or end time will not be rounded when adding a shift manually to the timesheet
  • Build an API for adding an employee from a 3rd party developer
  • Date 15/11/2015

  • If working a public holiday get job ID from timesheet
  • If not working a public holiday get job ID from default job ID in employees profile
  • Employee console, make all clocking actions ajax to avoid a page refresh issues
  • Date 05/11/2015

  • Clone shift rules, adding a new shift rule must faster
  • Add the ability to skip an automated break or add an additional break in break rules
  • Add break rule changes to timesheet and timesheet vs roster
  • Add break rule changes to employee console
  • Add break rule changes to calculation algorithms
  • Date 01/11/2015

  • Sort by date by start time timesheet vs roster for employee the work split shifts
  • Revert to roster fixed when rostering split shifts
  • Set title on finger scan site to "Enrol Fingerprint" to avoid bookmark confusion
  • Date 28/10/2015

  • Remove trust setting add access control to employee console
  • Go through every page and implement access control instead of trust
  • Run script to move all employee to new access system
  • Date 20/10/2015

  • Super via fund grand total at the bottom of the page
  • Super via fund integration to Xero
  • When printing super by employee split page after each employee
  • Due date in invoice fixed when auto generating invoice
  • Issue with super by employee when using the same name in title for both employer and salary sacrifice
  • Date 15/10/2015

  • Build invoicing page to create / edit an invoice to be sent to a client
  • Build automatic invoice generation from payroll data feature
  • Integrate invoice page to Xero
  • Date 04/10/2015

  • Employee can fill their own profile, including DOB, email, mobile, next of kin, address, tax file number, bank, gender
  • Date 23/09/2015

  • When adding an employee provide option to include them in group so they can be instantly rostered
  • Clone hours and cost in budget when clone week to week
  • Run RDO no matter if it results in a negative as annual leave is likely to be added next
  • Error ABA file if net is below zero
  • Add super fund name and member number comply with payslip 2016 standards
  • Fix email birthday not working or being sent on the wrong date
  • Date 02/09/2015

  • Add to shift rules the ability to assign a rate to a job
  • Build rate rules area rate automatically determine by age and date of birth of employee
  • Assign rates rule by full time, part time or casual
  • Display job title alphabetically on timesheet vs roster
  • Job displayed when shift manually entered, JID must be numeric
  • Predict the number of hours that will accrue for leave if the employee continue to accrue leave at the same rate
  • Date 21/08/2015

  • Add select job column to timesheet self-managed add tool include in copy paste as well
  • Adding sick leave if 40 hrs added to salary employee with 40 hours, basic reduced to 0 instead of payment line removed
  • Username length in Microkeeper finger scan and Microkeeper limit to 20 char
  • Date 09/08/2015

  • Build analysis area for performance analysis of a business
  • Termination rate per month for analysis area
  • Turnover rates
  • Date 20/07/2015

  • Approve button on timesheet and timesheet vs roster
  • Display note on timesheet vs roster without having to open edit form
  • Make note column wider when editing
  • Display note on timesheet vs roster without having to open edit form
  • Date 01/07/2015

  • Split percentage for super payment setting on employee console
  • Split percentage for super added to reports super via fund all versions
  • Date 28/06/2015

  • Send email to billing when Microkeeper invoice in due
  • Restrict leave request by location, only allow manager to see leave request for their location
  • JID to fingerprint site, pass Job ID to timesheet when clocking on via fingerprint
  • Date 20/06/2015

  • Display leave balance if show is selected
  • Add event to the action of adding or removing employee from group
  • Use job ID from roster when generating timesheet from roster
  • Date 15/06/2015

  • Pay public holiday from rostered hours instead of default 7.6 if roster set
  • Select which employee to send the welcome letter to
  • Business days plus all days for annual leave requests
  • Disable SMS option
  • Date 01/06/2015

  • Fortnightly payroll
  • Attach single employee to shift rule
  • View all payslips for particular employee for a selected year
  • Date 15/05/2015

  • Build FAQ area
  • Add Time in lieu request form and Long service leave request form
  • Rename all sick leave to personal leave
  • Add notes area to Microkeeper admin area
  • Date 10/05/2015

  • Xero add payment date
  • Provide add button for employee with a zero payslip
  • Saturday and Sunday rates used when rostering employees onto a Saturday or Sunday instead of basic rate
  • When creating a shift from roster fix NAN issue to total hours appear instead
  • Check back to previous year for leave request that might overlap the fiscal year
  • Date 05/05/2015

  • Include in PDF off by default
  • Show breakdown by group by salary report
  • Fix employee order on leave request filter
  • Display issue with leave request on timesheet vs roster with end date
  • Make email lowercase for duplicate email checking, check for duplicate emails
  • Date 01/05/2015

  • Leave request default to global setting eg 38 or 40 etc
  • Report hours by employee by day entire year from roster
  • Date 20/04/2015

  • Public holiday rules create form
  • Automate the implementation to public holidays
  • Add group and status, (FT/PT/C) multiplier to shift rules
  • Date 18/03/2015

  • Notification system used for chat, leave requests, reminders and any other further dev
  • Date 05/03/2015

  • Payroll report to custom area
  • Remove old reporting area


  • Development release notes not available online from 2010 to 2014