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Sage Payroll Software Update – Version 23.4

Sage Payroll update version 23.4 is now available.

**Important Note: If you are using the CWPS Feature in Sage Payroll, you should refrain from installing this update until on or before Monday 28th September! This update contains the new rates which pertain to the new CWPS year (CWPS New year starts on 1st October. Monday 28th Sept is the start of Week 1 of the new CWPS year.)

What’s New:

  1. New CWPS rates, (come into effect on the 28th of Sept). Link to full article here –> CWPS New Calendar
  2. Timesheet warnings with regard to EWSS, when the Gross Pay/Insurance weeks are outside of the allowed range. Link to full details here –> EWSS TImesheet Warnings.
  3. Timesheet EWSS information flag, to indicate when an EE is marked for EWSS.


Installing the Update:
You may be prompted to install the update from your Sage Payroll software, if not you can download and install it from the Pimbrook download area. The procedure for this is the same as with any prior payroll update – see notes below:

  1. Ensure you have the correct version of software for the update. To see the version, open Sage Payroll 2020, click Help then click System Information. The current version should be V23.3
  2. In the System Information Screen, make a note of the Program Directory and Data Directory.
  3. Check that all of your payrolls have a status of End of Period (EOP) or Start of Period (SOP).
  4. Back up your payroll data.
  5. Close Sage Payroll 2020 and all other software.
  6. Log in to the computer as administrator (or as a user with administrator rights) and turn off any anti-virus and “User Account Control”.
  7. Download the update from the Pimbrook Download area by clicking here.
  8. Execute the downloaded file and follow the install steps, ensure the program and data directories are the same as noted in 2 above, for more information see our article on Sage Payroll Update Instructions and Preparation.


Important Note:

Please ensure that you install the update correctly, particularly if you are using a network installation and the data location is not on the same computer. If you find that some employees are on PRSI class A1 regardless of their PRSI eligible pay then you probably have not applied the update to your data location (i.e. the server). If this occurs please reinstall the update correctly to all required locations (i.e. client and server computers).