Indigo Feature Roundup 2021

18 Feb 2022

As we enter 2022, we are taking some time to round up the top features released throughout 2021.

To ensure that our users have the best tools on the market to manage their payroll, attendance, and HR functions, our team regularly releases updates for Indigo. Besides giving the Indigo Suite a refreshed look, there have been numerous feature add-ons to our Payroll, Leave and Attendance modules.Here’s a look at what our team got up to last year.

Migrate to Indigo any time with our stress-free migration tool

You can now switch to Indigo as your payroll provider any time of the year, and your company’s employee data and year-to-date payroll data will be ready on Indigo from day one. This allows you to pick up where you left off, so there will be no need to recalculate any payrolls already completed for the year.

Regardless of whether you are using another local payroll tool or Excel sheets, our team will be able to get you up and running in no time. You can rest assured that, as per our ISO certified procedures, all your data will be handled with the utmost security and confidentiality.

Indigo Leave, simplified and enhanced

The first half of 2021 saw a number of enhancements and new functionality to Indigo Leave. These included enhancements to the leave approval window, including viewing and sorting options for pending leave requests, and a pop-up with details of who submitted the request and when it was made.

We have also simplified the process for carrying out slight modifications to leave requests. Instead of having to cancel the request and re-enter all the details, you can now cancel the original request and resubmit a new one with the new resubmit function in Indigo Leave – saving you the time and headache of going through the approval process again.

Increased flexibility for rewards and penalties

Indigo Attendance has supported the assignment of rewards and penalties to shift presets for a while now, but you can now also manually allocate custom rewards and penalties for individual shifts. This means you can appropriately compensate or deduct pay or time for an individual shift that an employee has worked.

What’s more, absence, late arrival, and early departure penalties can now be configured by two different methods: slicing and range.

New Clocking and Scheduler widgets

Portal users can now view their schedule and clocking data, as well as clock in and out of shifts directly from the portal instead of a device, thanks to the new addition of the Scheduler and Clocking widgets. As with all other punching data available on Indigo, the data from the Clocking widget is available in our various punch-related reports.

Added functionality for shift planning

You can now import schedule records via Excel spreadsheets directly into the system. The Import scheduler records function allows you to allocate schedule records, such as pre-approved overtime or exceptional shifts, by bulk.

We have made the Scheduler even more helpful at a glance by clearly labelling overtime shifts, and adding icons within individual cells for clocking data, remarks, and warnings. Simply hover over these icons to view the information. Moreover, our Shift Patterns feature has been enhanced to support patterns that are up to 600 days long.

Identify overlapping clockings easily

The Overlapping Clockings tag for Indigo Attendance will be assigned in cases where employee punches overlap each other, such as when clock-in times are duplicated. This allows you to identify such exceptions with ease and ensures any adjustments are done accordingly.

Added peace of mind thanks to new emergency contacts

If anything happens to an employee, you can now get in touch with their loved ones without having to hunt around for their details. Just check the Emergency Contact Details section in the Employee Profile to find their name, number, and relationship to your employee – and because we know how busy people can be, we have included a primary and a secondary contact.

Simplifying your reporting with new options

When it comes to Indigo Leave, we have introduced two new reports, which will allow you to get a better view on the leave accruals entitlements and balance:

  • The Leave Accruals Report
  • The Leave Situation Report
  • In Indigo Attendance we introduced several new reporting options to help you and your team oversee your staffing and operations:

  • The Employee Schedule Report
  • The Daily Schedule Report
  • The Attendance Reconciliation Report
  • Easily integrate with third party applications with Indigo’s extended API library

    We are continuously working on improving and expanding the Indigo API library. Over the last year we included the following APIs:

  • Employee Profile Image
  • Get Payslip
  • Basic Pays
  • Accounting Interface
  • Calculation Payment Detail
  • Calculation Employer Liability
  • Employee Pay Items
  • Create Pay Item For Employee
  • Update Pay Item For Employee
  • Pending Leave Requests Waiting Approval
  • If you’re interested in leveraging Indigo’s APIs, have your development team visit our developer’s portal and our developer’s help centre.

    Refined performance

    Our team routinely releases optimisations for Indigo to ensure that the performance of the platform is maintained. Some of these optimisations released over the past 12 months include:

  • Importing basic hours, overtime, and leave entries in the payroll screen
  • The loading times of dashboard widgets
  • Payroll calculation and finalisation
  • The recalculation process for attendance exceptions allocations in Indigo Attendance
  • The Send to Payroll functionality in Indigo Attendance
  • Continuous security checks

    We continue to enhance the overall security of the Indigo platform. Security fixes are regularly rolled out to ensure that your data is kept safe from attackers.

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