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2023.01 release notes - NZ

The 2023.01 release:

  • Makes MYOB Exo Employer Services NZ compliant with the tax updates for the 2022–2023 financial year.
  • Improves password security.
  • Adds a new way to email payslips securely.
  • Makes minor improvements to the user interface.
  • Resolves issues.

Password change required by April 30   After April 30, you won't be able to log in with your current passwords. Make sure you've updated passwords by then. For more details, see the "Improved password security" section on this page.

Need assistance? If you have any questions or you need assistance with installing this update, please contact your MYOB Accredited Business Partner. Alternatively, the answers to most common installation issues can be found in the MYOB Exo Employer Services support articles.


Pre-install requirements

Requirements for PCs running Exo Employer Services components are detailed on the Minimum System Requirements page.

Installing Exo Employer Services

Information on installing and upgrading MYOB Exo Employer Services is maintained on the MYOB Enterprise Knowledgebase. See the following articles:

Check the release

To check that this release installed successfully, check that the versions displayed on the About window (Help menu > About) match the versions listed here:

MYOB Exo Employer Services2023.01
MYOB Exo Payroll2023.01
MYOB Exo Employee Information2023.01
MYOB Exo Time and Attendance2023.01
Runtime Files09.00.0000.7423

Tax updates

MYOB Exo Employer Services NZ applies the following changes from your first pay period with an end date on or after 1 April 2023.

ACC rates and thresholds
DetailOld valueNew value
ACC earner levy rate1.46%1.53%
ACC income maximum$136,544.00$139,384.00
Maximum ACC earner levy$1,993.54$2,132.57
Student loan thresholds
PeriodNew value

New features

Improved password security

To make your payroll data more secure, we've added new requirements to the passwords you use to log in to MYOB Exo Employer Services. Passwords now need to be a minimum of 14 characters long, and include at least one letter, one number and one of the following symbols: @ # $ % ^ * ( ) { } | \ ; : " ' [ ] / ? -.

You need to make these changes by April 30. We've included warning messages in the software to help you with the process, but any logins that haven't had their password updated by then will stop working.

To update your password go to User Security > Details, and click Change Password.

Secure email payslips

Microsoft is planning to phase out basic authentication of emails sent via SMTP. To make sure you can continue to email payslips securely, we've added the option to send them via a secure and reliable MYOB email server.

To send emails via the MYOB email server, select the MYOB Email Server option on the Email Setup screen. You can open the Email Setup screen from the Special Options Setup screen.

When using the MYOB email server, you need to complete the Sender name and Reply to (email address) fields.

Delete open pays

To make it easier to re-enter pays, we've added the ability to delete current open pays of all pay frequencies.

Deleted pays will be added to the eventlog table for auditing purposes, and any entered leave will be cleared. To delete current pays, users need the Update Pay security permission.

More obvious public holidays on the leave calendar

To prevent employees from wasting their leave on public holidays, the calendar now lets you know if you enter leave for a public holiday date.

And when setting a date as a public holiday, the calendar lets you know if that date isn't actually a public holiday.

Minor improvements
  • To help ensure an employee's final pay is correct, you now see a warning if you make changes to an employee's pay while they're being terminated. If you need to make changes: undo the termination, make your changes, then reprocess the termination.
  • When emailing payslips, you now see a warning. We don't recommend emails to be sent from more than one instance of MYOB Exo Employer Services at a time.
  • On the Shift Leave Setup and Other Leave Setup screen, the Value as Sick Leave option is now called Value as FBAPS Leave.
  • On the Leave Management Setup screen, the Use company anniversary date as holiday entitlement date field is now called Use nominated anniversary date as holiday entitlement date.
  • On the Pay Details screen, you can now choose to display wage hours by adding two new columns: This Pay Wage Hours and Standard Pay Wage Hours. This makes it easier to compare imported hours with standard hours and gives you more context when importing leave requests against normal hours worked.
  • When running the Allowances report or exporting it as a CSV file, you can choose to include the KiwiSaver Exempt Income Type.
  • Bank numbers starting with 04 are now accepted for employee direct credit bank accounts.

Resolved issues

Exo Payroll
On the Employee Details tab of the Employee Maintenance screen, the link to the IRD's website didn't work. This has been resolved.N/A
When posting multiple pay periods to MYOB Exo Business, an error could occur: "Error Code: 24 Message: Alias name is already in use." This has been resolved.N/A
When deleting an employee who has no pay history, an error could occur: "Pay was not found". This has been resolved.N/A
When creating a one-off pay, you could accidentally create it for the wrong date. Now, if you enter a date more than three months in the past or future, you'll see a warning asking you if it's the correct date.N/A
If your company name is long, it might be incorrectly shortened in some reports. This has been resolved. Now, company names up to 50 characters long are displayed correctly on reports.CE00033140 CE00032969
After exporting paysheets as a Microsoft Excel file, public holiday amounts in the file were incorrect. This has been resolved.CE00033792 CE00033750

When paying leave in a one-off pay for a salaried employee, the Salary Adjustment window wasn't available. This has been resolved. The salary reduction feature is now available for one-off pays.

When processing a payment, on the Sick tab of the Leave Management screen, it wasn't clear if the value in the Remaining Balance field was in hours or days. This has been resolved. Now, the name of the field changes to either Remaining Balance - Hours or Remaining Balance - Days, based on how sick leave entitlements are set up.186678482839
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