in the Cloud

Access your NuQ payroll software from anywhere!!

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HR/Payroll Software


nuQ grows as your business grows.

Runs on any computer

The same version of nuQ can run on a stand alone pc, intranet or on the internet.

Employee self-service

Any employee can use your intranet or the internet to change personal data, book leave requirements, securely view his/her payslip, view payment history and generally do what you want your employees to do. Easily set security profiles, limit what an employee can do.

nuQ in the cloud

Access your NuQ payroll software from anywhere. If the PC has internet access and Internet Explorer, you will be able to log into your payroll, be it from home or work.

Payroll features

This section is intended to give a payroll administrator an overall look at the nuQ system, explaining why it is structured as it is, and how it should be used. It is not a technical guide, nor does it handle any HR functions, although an HR administrator will also benefit by working through this section. For more information on some of nuQ's features, follow the 'read more' links below:

nuQ in the Cloud

A service whereby clients' payrolls may be run using the NuQ payroll system in the cloud.  This payroll database is held on a server which is accessed by the client via the internet.


  • Basic entry level PC with internet access and Internet Explorer.


  • Access your NuQ payroll from anywhere.
  • Faster support response time.


  • Scheduled daily backups.
  • Access limited through the use of a secure socket layer and digitallly signed certificate.


Any payroll system requires tables to hold constant type data in lookup tables... Read more »

Tax and other statutory requirements

One of the most important features of a payroll is the accurate calculation of withholding tax and other statutory deductions. While on a simple payroll this is not a difficult task it certainly is when backpay is involved and especially backpay which relates to an already closed tax year. Read more »


In any payroll system there are many totals that need to be kept for tax reporting and other purposes. Read more »


One of the biggest problems in many payrolls is the question of back pay. It is difficult to get the correct amounts calculated by the payroll system, and manual calculations are often resorted to. Read more »

Calculation of pay, and payslips

nuQ is a real-time system and all updating of data takes place as data is input. However, as it is rather pointless to automatically calculate an employee’s pay every time an element of data is entered, when a number of such elements are being entered one after the other, nuQ allows the user to decide when pay calculations are to be done. Read more »


A calendar specifies the start and end dates of the tax year for a particular tax authority, and is generated automatically by nuQ on request. The generated calendar can then be manually modified in various ways. Read more »


Obviously, like any payroll system, nuQ allows for earnings and deductions to be allocated to cost centres. We will just mention a few of the features which we think will be of interest. Read more »


A comprehensive set of screens and rules are supplied on the standard nuQ system. Many employers will not need any additional facilities. For those that do, a very easy way is provided of creating new screens, associated tables and elements (i.e. earnings, deductions or totals). Read more »


An employer may have a number of separate payrolls, all of which fall within its authority. For example, there might be an executive payroll, a monthly payroll and a weekly payroll all forming part of one employer. Read more »