Simple, state-of-the-art user interface:
Although payroll can be complex, processing your payroll will be a snap with Blue Canvas. Our platform is very user friendly and our staff is standing by to assist. The system supports organizations with employee counts from one to thousands of employees. Payroll input is captured using a user friendly input sheet that allows for saving, exporting, pre-viewing and then submitting for a stress free pay run process.
Complete all year-end processing quickly and easily:
When the pay year is complete, you can initiate year-end processing, which resets annual accruals and calculates T4 values. Blue Canvas performs all T4 and T4A calculations and then allows you the flexibility to adjust them, (only if necessary!). You may also review and adjust remittance balances and run a PIER report to ensure that remittances are accurate. Organizations can choose to print their own tax forms or opt to have them printed, packaged, and delivered by the Blue Canvas team.
Freedom from worry about missing CRA remittance deadlines:
Let Blue Canvas deal with the CRA on any payroll related issues. We always remember to pay the government so you don’t have to!
- Your payroll input sheet is customized for your company – configure any number of payroll instructions (earnings, benefits and deductions) for any number of departments in your organization
- Our easy-to-enter input sheet can be pre-populated for employees and specific payroll instructions
- Payroll instructions only appear at the right time: every pay run, monthly, last pay run of the month, first pay run of the month, etc. at your discretion
- Customize your calculations based on user-entered formulas
- Set up sick, vacation or other accruals based on your company's own policies. Note also, that every change that affects an accrual balance is tracked individually and can be reported
- Create employee default settings to ease large payroll setups and employee profiles
- Customized journal entry which can be securely downloaded into Excel for export into your accounting system
Easy to use platform
- Blue Canvas is cloud based and accessible anywhere allowing clients to process payroll where and when it is convenient for them
- Easy to use online input sheet for payroll
- We provide reminders when your payroll is due
- For our self-service clients, remittance submissions to the CRA can be made from data found on Blue Canvas
- Ability to add payroll notes that remain visible across pay runs
- Ability to change pay rates and add or remove employees directly from the input sheet for current and future pay runs
- Preview your whole pay run or just one employee at a time
Better reporting for making better decisions
- Payroll can be filtered by department or employee for better reporting and cost tracking
- Our platform supports multiple RP accounts and business numbers
- Specify up to three accounts for payment disbursements for every employee, distributing the pay by percentage or dollar amount
- Our system allows error reports to be generated to detect keying errors before payroll is completed and built-in data entry warnings to minimize pay errors
- Blue Canvas automatically calculates federal and regional withholding taxes based upon TD1 information
- Our platform has the ability to calculate mid-pay period compensation changes, (i.e. two different pay rates in one period!) You don’t have to wait until the start of a pay period to start pay increases
- Your payroll input person can preview the Statement of Earning for a single employee prior to submitting the payroll file
- Blue Canvas users enjoy an unlimited number of trial runs. Pay runs may be processed, modified, and reprocessed until the desired results are reached.
- Blue Canvas can calculate stat pay
- Blue Canvas pays your employees each pay date via direct deposit using up to 3 separate bank accounts per employee. Payment by cheque is also an option.
- Ensure quality and accuracy with extensive reporting on calculation details, including the ability to compare the results of one pay run to another to spot the differences quickly
Easy Year End Processing
- Generate T4s and T4As automatically from the year's data and we'll take care of submitting to Revenue Canada when you're ready
- Our year-end processing includes PIER Review and T4/T4A calculations with the ability to configure any accrual to feed into the T4/T4A boxes
- Our platform produces pre-filled, CRA-ready tax forms for all employees (T4s and T4As) and easily produces related Summaries
- Easily produce amendments if necessary
Additional features of Blue Canvas
- Ability to export and import data to/from Excel
- Easily process ROEs and submit to Service Canada
- Third-party payees can be set up and processed for deductions, including garnishee processing
- Process regional and/or departmental WCB calculations
- Manual cheques can be requested for regular and ad-hoc payrolls
- Secure statement of earning delivery through encrypted PDF via email to registered employees
- Our staff will ensure conversion to our system is non-invasive to your staff and trial runs to confirm accuracy will provide you with peace of mind
- Our staff will be available to you for training, support and ongoing questions regarding your payroll
Contact Blue Canvas today for a free demonstration of how we can specifically help your organization meet its workforce management and payroll requirements. We'd love to help!