Dialog’s development team, together with payroll specialists, created the Australian Microsoft certified payroll, PayFocus in 2004. 

PayFocus interfaces directly with your version of Dynamics Finance 365 Business Central, NAV, AX or Finance.  And as it is embedded in your Microsoft ERP solution it looks and feel like an extension of your ERP and uses all the power, mobility and security of Microsoft.

Within the Dialog Dynamics division, a team of dedicated payroll specialists continue to support, develop and implement PayFocus.  They work directly with you or your business partner to meet your payroll needs. The Dynamics Payroll module is designed for easy payroll processingIt is used by hundreds of Australian companies and thousands of people are paid regularly, on time and most importantly correctly.  It automates payroll processes, payroll calculations and its logical workflow mean that payroll can be processed quickly and easily.  PayFocus is currently compliant for Australia only.

Payroll can be processed by the company, pay cycle, location, pay class, group or for a single employee. Dialog’s PayFocus module enables as many pays to be processed per cycle as you need.

PayFocus provides you with built in measures to highlight any areas that may need to be checked before the payroll process is completed (such as missing bank accounts details, staff who have taken leave in excess of their entitlement).

PayFocus functionality includes:

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Single Touch Payroll Compliance – With changes to the method wages and withheld income tax must be declared to the ATO coming into effect in July 2018, many developers of payroll solutions and their customers are currently non-compliant. Dialog’s Payroll for 365BC meets ATO specifications and supports upload of data through a number of major clearing houses.  It is currently being updated to comply with Single Touch Payroll 2 which will be required from January 2022.


Leave Management – Dialog’s Payroll supports all statutory leave types (annual, sick, carer’s and long service), as well as your own user-defined types including time in lieu.

Dialog’s Payroll leave management facilities include the ability to:

  • Calculate leave based on hours or days worked
  • Define maximum entitlements for a period
  • Grant leave immediately or establish non-entitlement period
  • Establish and define leave loadings
  • RDO accruals
  • Bulk processing of public holiday transactions for all employees

Superannuation support – Dialog’s Payroll supports all Australian superannuation funds and related transactions with contributions able to be set up as either Employer or Employee type and any number of contributions can be added to an employee or fund.

Unlimited superannuation funds can be defined for each employee.

Dialog’s Payroll superannuation support provides the ability to:

  • Define unlimited superannuation funds for each employee
  • Ensures legislative compliance to calculate superannuation for casual employees
  • Define superannuation contributions as a fixed amount or a percentage of earnings
  • Drill down to individual superannuation transactions on the employee record
  • Generate superannuation fund payments

Allowances and deductions – An unlimited number of allowances and deductions can be defined within Dialog’s Payroll which can be reducing balances, dollar or percentage values.

All categories of allowances including before tax, after tax and tax adjustments, are supported. Deductions can be based on a fixed value, percentage, rate per hour, unit and once-off.

A full history of all employee allowances and deductions is available to be viewed from the Employee Ledger Entries feature.

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Terminations – Dialog’s Payroll simplifies the employee termination process through the use of the Termination Wizard which automatically calculates the employee’s leave entitlements up to their termination date and correctly allocates pay amounts to the appropriate termination pay components and calculates the applicable tax for each component.

It also automatically calculates the pre-and post-July 1983 days of service.


Back Pays – Dialog’s Payroll supports automated back pay calculations, so that back pays can be processed quickly and easily with back pays able to be processed as either a percentage or dollar value applied to previously paid amounts. Customised messages can be added to the employee’s pay advice to notify them of the payment.

A global back pay can be applied across a group of associated employees if a percentage rate amendment is required for a specific pay class or group of employees, such as employees on a particular award.

Timesheets – Dialog’s Payroll supports timesheets being entered against the employee for both payroll and job costing purposes.

Reporting – Dialog’s Payroll provides a comprehensive range of payroll reports to meet your common reporting needs. In addition, Dynamics 365BC’s powerful inquiry feature enables quick and easy reporting without the need to print a report as well as drill down to the source transactions.

In addition to the standard payroll reports available, custom reports can be developed to supplement your unique reporting requirements.

Security – The Payroll User Security feature governs which particular user (or Branch/Division) has access to specific payrolls and whether they have view only access or ability to edit records.

Dynamics 365BC’s Audit Trail feature provides additional security through logging all changes to records recording the user id, time and date of the change, original value and new value.


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