SBS Online Redesign Blog Series – Payroll Reconciliation

School Budget Management Software SBS Online

This is the Twelveth installment of our SBS Online Redesign Blog Series.

This series of blogs has been created to ensure that schools are familiar with the software redesign before it is released. Not an SBS Online user? Book a demonstration →

Previous blogs in this series:

Blog 1: Login screen
Blog 2: Dashboard
Blog 3: School Navigation
Blog 4: Budget Navigation
Blog 5: Planning & Reporting Menu
Blog 6: Search Function
Blog 7: Edit & Save Button
Blog 8: School Details
Blog 9: Actions, Filters, Hidden ribbon
Blog 10: Report View
Blog 11: Monitoring Status

Next blogs in this series:

Blog 13: Budget Tabs
Blog 14: Budget Settings


Preview of the Payroll Reconciliation

In our Payroll Reconciliation we provide a breakdown of the expected amount into Basic, National Insurance (NI) and Superannuation, which aids users when investigating discrepancies between the budgeted amount and the actual amount for that contract. Currently, the discrepancies for each contract are revealed by hovering over the blue icon to the right of the amount in the ‘Expected’ column.

We have improved the function for the redesign, and now clicking, rather than hovering over the symbol next to the expected amount, will reveal and hide the breakdown to give users more control while investigating.

SBS Online Payroll Reconciliation new

This is how it looks currently:

SBS Online Payroll Reconciliation old


About this blog series

As mentioned in the previous blogs of this series, the redesign of our school budget management software SBS Online will greatly improve the user experience, make financial planning easier and save significant time when navigating across the menus.

We have always concentrated on functionality and performance over cosmetics. However we feel that it is about time SBS Online had a bit of a facelift.

In preparation for this we will post several blogs from now until the release to give you a taste of the differences and similarities between the current software and the new design before it goes live.

Our support before, during and after release

We are working hard to ensure that the redesign will greatly improve the user experience, make your budgeting easier and save you time when navigating across the software.

It’s also very important to us that the update causes minimal disruption to our users. We’re excited for you to see the redesigned software in full and we’re confident that this series of blogs will ensure that you are familiar with how it looks before it is even released!

The vast majority of menu items and sub-menu page locations will remain untouched. They may just appear in a different layout. We love that SBS Online is simple to use and intuitive and this will remain central to the redesign brief.

On the release day the SBS Online Service Desk team will be on hand as ever to help you with any queries.

Want to find out more?

Book a demonstration →

See the SBS team demonstrating the software live at Academies Show London on 25th April.

Contact us about our Budget Management Focus Groups. These sessions will give you the opportunity to network with SBS Online users in your region, discover top tips about the software and provide suggestions for our development roadmap.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 8 or email sbsonline@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk.



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