Data elements/fields available for importing into this section
Please refer to the guide - Importing data - What fields of data are available to import
Step by step guide to importing data
STEP 1 – IMPORT
Select FILE > IMPORT WIZARD (or use the system IMPORT icon to go to the Import wizard)
STEP 2 – ROUTINE
Select the Import routine to run: C Vouchers and credit cards and click NEXT
STEP 3 - SELECT SOURCE FILE TO USE
Navigate to where the file that you would like to import is and double click or click Open. You can use .CSV, .XLS and .XLSX files to import.
If you have multiple sheets in your file, simply select which sheet you want to import and press OK.
STEP 4 – MAP SOURCE DATA TO TARGET FIELD
Using the import template provided, the system will automatically configure and select the matching target field for the source data on the source file (header row displayed on the left will match the correct target field displayed on the right).
TIP: Use the "Reconfigure P11D Organiser target field name" button to assist with this "mapping" process.
NOTE: If you are not using the template then you will need to manually select the correct target fields using the “MAP DATA COLUMNS” button. (These will initially be un-selected and displayed as ** EXCLUDED ** in the TARGET FIELD column)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATES
For more information on the mapping screen, please refer to the help article Importing Data
STEP 5 – TARGET FIELD & DATA VALIDATION
The system will display the data in a table. A key ID selection of must be made between either PAYROLL number or NI Number (unique reference for employee)
entries are EXISTING benefit records in the system benefit database that will be updated/replaced.(recognized by their DESCRIPTION and PAYROLL)
entries are NEW Benefit records being added to the system benefit database (recognized by their PAYROLL number and DESCRIPTION)
entries are NEW benefit records/categories being added the system benefit database. (not recognized by their DESCRIPTION)
entries are NEW employees so cannot be assigned benefits during this import process (not recognized by their PAYROLL number)
Clicking the NEXT button, the system will begin to validate the data and any records failing validation rules will be referred to in a series of pop-up messages. Any resulting invalid records will be removed and saved to an error log file at the end of the import process.
STEP 6 – BENEFIT DESCRIPTION CATEGORIES & PROFILE VIEW
The system now displays the total number of records being imported for each displayed description and provides an opportunity to Add, Edit or Exclude the benefit records displayed.
Any NEW benefit categories (not recognized by DESCRIPTION) will need to be added and defined - click Add to do this to be able to continue to the next stage of the import process.
STEP 7 - CONFIRM & SAVE BENEFIT PROFILE
The new benefit description will be added and saved, additional properties such as Class 1A NIC settings or pay-rolled benefits can be defined here, once complete click SAVE to save and proceed.
STEP 8 - BENEFIT DESCRIPTIONS SUMMARY
The system displays a summary of the total number or records for each benefit description in the import. If you are happy with using the revised benefit categories and total of entries as shown, click Next
STEP 9 – COMMIT DATA CHANGE
The system will now commit the data & create the benefit records. The system will confirm the numbers of records to be added & updated and the total number of records from the source file.
If you would like to input some notes on the import you can do so in the Notes box inside of the window. Those notes will then be visible in the 'Log Files' screen.
STEP 10 – EXIT IMPORT ROUTINE OR DEAL WITH ERRORS
If your file contained no errors that need to be re-imported, simply click CANCEL to exit from the import wizard and return to the main P11D Organiser system.
Any records removed during the validation process will be saved as an “Error file”
These error files can then be viewed and saved in MS EXCEL. Having made the necessary corrections and changes to the invalid records contained in the "error file" it can be used as a new source file to import the corrected records and complete the import for ALL RECORDS (initial load plus the subsequent "fixed" error records)
SaveAS will allow you to save the error file to open and edit from File Explorer.