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Simple, effective, customizable payroll, leave and expense management for SMEs

Yeah... I'm gonna need that report by tomorrow...

Guess how many reports Kitikiti HRM has?

by Usamah Jamaludin

Reports. A representation of information from which knowledge can be extracted and actions can be executed.

Alright that was just a definition we made up to sound smart.

But really, reports are just something that bosses can't live without. Well, in Kitikiti HRM, there are 2 ways for you to count the number of reports we provide. It's all about... perspective.

Here's the first way to look at it.

Kitikiti HRM has zero reports built in.

There's a reason for this. But before we jump into that, let us channel some Bill Gates wisdom (another attempt for us to appear smart).

Bill Gates on laziness

Yes, it's true. Kitikiti HRM has no reports built in (for now). There's a few reasons on why that is the case. First, Kitikiti HRM is new. Unlike bosses, we think that reports are not really on the top of our priority list. We'd rather let you apply for leave, submit claims and execute pay runs than holding those critical functionalities off for some reports which may or may not apply to your organization.

That being said, we do believe reports, when correctly done - are useful. We do plan to deliver such user-validated reports in the future. But how about now? This is where we channeled Bill Gates on 'being lazy'. Because before all the possible reports we could have delivered - we believe there's an easier way. How?

We empower you to come up with whatever reports you need, with highly granular data coupled with loads of columns to filter and aggregate against.

Because we know you've probably used an existing HRM where that custom report just didn't cut it - there's an extra dimension you'd like to see but it's missing - or the values are being grouped by a criterion you didn't quite care and you would love to see them unrolled. It pains you when the HRM customer support replied that it's gonna take them a while to modify the report, when you know how to massage the data the way you want it. And especially when your colleagues have honored you with the title - God of Excel.

In Kitikiti HRM, we readily acknowledge your prowess in Excel, and humbly present to you the 'perfect' data for you to work your magic.

What do we mean by that 'perfect' data? Well here's an example of Pay Run data that we furnish back to our users. We can already see you smiling.

Pay Run data

Some might be wondering as to why are we looking at a listing of pay slip components, when we're downloading pay run data. In terms of hierarchy, the relationship would be:

An Excel for pay run data can have several pay runs
A pay run can have several pay slips
A pay slip can have several pay slip components

Well, this is because data is most flexible when we have it at the most granular level, which is the individual pay slip component. At this stage we have yet to perform any premature filtering nor aggregation on the data.

We have the following pay slip component columns:

  • Pay slip component type (e.g Net Pay, Income Tax, Social Security)
  • Amount
  • Payout reference (Employee's bank account number, Tax number, Social Security number)

And then, we also give you a whole bunch of columns for you to do filtering / aggregation on your own.

  • Employee
  • Pay run type
  • Pay run start date
  • Pay run end date
  • Pay run year
  • Pay run status

And you're smiling even wider. Because you know you can now do the following:

  • Generate the bank file for that December pay run, to disburse salary's net pay to each employee bank account
  • Filter and group the Social Security components for Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4 for each employee, and make that mandated quarterly payment to the relevant statutory body
  • Filter for Expense Reimbursement pay run types over the course of a year and create a chart detailing the trend of expense claims
  • Group the amount for each monthly pay run and create a variance report to show how payroll amount changes month over month
  • Filter by the 'Sales Commission' pay slip component, grouping by employee to figure out how much your company is paying the top salespersons
  • Filter for Expense Reimbursement pay run types, grouping by employee to figure out who has been making the most claims, and if an investigation is required

Pay Run listing

So how do you start downloading all this data goodness?

Easy - each of the three Pay, Leave and Expense module has a listing page. In this page, you can view and filter the required documents further - until you're ready to download. Then, just click that 'Download' button and within minutes Kitikiti HRM will send to you via email an Excel workbook containing the data for the documents you've filtered on the listing page.


Sign up for a free account on Kitikiti HRM!

We will be more than happy to assist you with your company's setup, and we'll also throw in 2 months of free usage!

No credit card required for signup, and no annoying demo appointment to be set. You get to use it immediately upon signup.

Try out Kitikiti HRM at your own pace - and you can always contact us via the support chat widget.

Even if you decide not to use payroll - the leave and expense modules are FREE to use, regardless of the your company size.

Finally, if you have 10 or less employees on payroll - guess what - everything is FREE! We want to grow with you!


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Keep rollin' rollin' rollin'...

by Usamah Jamaludin

Free HRM software subscription for the whole of 2019!

Yup, Santa is back!

by Usamah Jamaludin