Date printed: 07-23-2024   Last updated: 07-30-2021

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Applies to versions: 3.1, 3.2



MasterBuilder Integration - Payroll Export



TimeIPS can directly transfer employees' time worked into MasterBuilder with the MasterBuilder integration feature available in the optional IPSEPI enhanced payroll integration module. The Integration should be done on the computer where MasterBuilder is installed and payroll is run. Four applications will be running during the integration: TimeIPS, MasterBuilder API, the TimeIPS MasterBuilder client, and MasterBuilder.

 

 

1-Time Setup

 

 

 

 

Run Payroll Integration

 

 

 

 

Launch MasterBuilder API


  1. Open the Company you want to export time to in MasterBuilder.


  2. Open the MasterBuilder API. In windows go to: Start » All Programs » Sage MasterBuilder » Sage MasterBuilder API.
  3. Make sure you choose the correct drive Sage Master Builders is on.


  4. click the start button.
  5. Choose edit at the top of the Sage Master Builder API and choose security.
  6. Make sure everything is checked.
    Note: You will only need to make sure the security settings are correct the first time you do the integration.
  7. Close the security screen. You will need to leave the Sage Master Builder API running while you run the integration.


  8. Launch the TimeIPS master builder api. Leave this running during the export.
    Note: Downloading this program was a step during the configuration of TimeIPS for MasterBuilder.

 

 

 

 

 

Prepare Payroll for Export

First, choose to generate the report by Payroll Type or Manually select employees and a range of time.

 

    Payroll Type

  1. Under Export Type, select Payroll Type to generate the report. (See "Manual" below for specifics on that option.) 
  2. Select a Payroll Type. All employees (including released employees) that are currently in the selected Payroll Type will be included in the prepared payroll data.
  3. Select the Payroll Period from the drop-down boxes.
  4. Select a Time Zone. The start and end time of the export can be interpreted in the company's timezone or separately for each employee.
  5. Required Break should generally not be set. When not set, the report runs for the exact time range selected for all employees and will generate accurate and easy-to-confirm results. If it is set, the start and end dates of the report may be moved forward as needed for each employee to the next point where a break in worked/benefit/holiday time exceeds this duration. This allows hours on a "shift" that runs past the normal end of the report range to be included at the end (and excluded from the beginning).  In special cases this can be helpful by allowing employees to see all the hours on their shifts, and avoiding have a shift split onto two reports.
  6. Select Pre-checks to determine what the system will check prior to attempting to prepare a payroll export.
    • The following choices are available in the drop-down box: All, Currently clocked in, Overlapping time events, Default Overtime Policy, Already payrolled events, and Timesheet approvals.
  7. Optionally, select whether or not to Lock While Preparing. In choosing to lock the payroll period while the export is pending, you can also choose to include influence bounds which expands to include the full range of time affected. 
  8. Optionally, click the Run pre-checks only. If you receive the "All chosen checks passed" message, you can choose to do a different check or progress forward to preparing payroll.
  9. Click the Prepare Payroll for Export button.

 

 

    Manual

  1. Under Export Type, select Manual to generate the report. (See "Payroll Type" above for specifics on that option.)
  2. Select an employee or group of employees to include in the export.
  3. Manually select a range of time for this report, or use the quick selection drop down box.
  4. Select a Time Zone. The start and end time of the export can be interpreted in the company's timezone or separately for each employee. 
  5. Required Break should generally not be set.  When not set, the report runs for the exact time range selected for all employees and will generate accurate and easy-to-confirm results.  If it is set, the start and end dates of the report may be moved forward as needed for each employee to the next point where a break in worked/benefit/holiday time exceeds this duration. This allows hours on a "shift" that runs past the normal end of the report range to be included at the end (and excluded from the beginning).  In special cases this can be helpful by allowing employees to see  all the hours on their shifts, and avoiding have a shift split onto two reports.
  6. Select Pre-checks to determine what the system will check prior to attempting to prepare a payroll export.
    • The following choices are available in the drop-down box: All, Currently clocked in, Overlapping time events, Default Overtime Policy, Already payrolled events, and Timesheet approvals.
  7. Optionally, select whether or not to Lock While Preparing. In choosing to lock the payroll period while the export is pending, you can also choose to include influence bounds which expands to include the full range of time affected. 
  8. Optionally, click the Run pre-checks only. If you receive the "All chosen checks passed" message, you can choose to do a different check or progress forward to preparing payroll.
  9. Click the Prepare Payroll for Export button.
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    Next you should see the payroll calculation being scheduled.

 

 

 

     

     

Export Payroll

 

After the payroll data is prepared for export, the Pending Export window will open.


  1. Select Sage MasterBuilder from the drop down menu. The Manual payroll export offers a basic comma separated values file that can be opened in a spreadsheet program such as Open Office Calc or Microsoft Excel.
  2. Next click on the button labelled Export Payroll Data.
  3. NOTE: Editing of time events is locked during payroll processing to avoid having another user make changes via the Time/Edit Report that would not be reflected properly in the current payroll run.

     

 


If you have not already created a MasterBuilder setting, you will see the following screen.

Follow the instructions laid out in the Configure Payroll Export options Export Settings section of the MasterBuilder Integration - TimeIPS Setup article.

 

 

 

  1. On the next screen be sure that your new setting name is the one selected in the Export Settings drop down menu.
  2. Optionally, you can add a comment to the export making it unique and easily identifiable.
  3. Click Continue.

 

 

Next you should see the payroll calculation being scheduled.

 

 

 

Payroll Export Data - Final Step



 



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