LA Payroll - EPAY vs Gateway processing times

Please note: As of August 31, 2017, Ministry Connection begin the sunset process. We suggest you prepare for this transition by reading our Help File Article on How to Process ACH Direct Deposits for Payroll

How long should it take for EPAY payroll to process?

 The only two options currently available under Logos E-Pay (Web Service) are: Ministry Connect/Epay or Ministry Connect/Gateway. We are discontinuing Logos Giving/Epay and it is no longer an option.

 

Of those two options, here are the lag times and the pros & cons:

 

Ministry Connect/Epay          

Time to hit employee accts: Must be processed by noon two days prior to settlement.  Not including holidays and weekends. (Wed noon central for a Friday payday) the settlement day you choose when you send won’t matter; it will not be any sooner or later than the two days.

  • Employees will get money two days after you process (as long as it is in before 2:00 Central Time)
  • Settlement date not taken into consideration
  • Pro: It gets put in employees account at 48 hours
  • Con: you may not enter payroll ahead of time if you want it to go in right on the settlement date. It must be processed before noon, two days before settlement date

 

Under this option, payroll processed on Wednesday before noon will get into the employees’ accounts on Friday by noon.

 

Ministry Connect/Gateway       

Time to hit employee accts:  Can be processed up to 30 days in advance and no less than three days prior to pay day no cut off time that day.  So for a Friday payday you have to process anytime on Tuesday or up to 30 days prior.  You choose settlement date when you send.

  • May enter/process payroll anytime up to 30 days ahead of time.
  • Must enter/process payroll at least 3 days before Settlement Date if you want the deposit to be made into the employees accounts on the Settlement date.
  • Pro: 27 day processing time
  • Con: 3 day lag time

 

Under this option, payroll processed on Wednesday before noon will get into the employees’ accounts on the following Monday by noon. To get into their accounts by Friday, payroll would have to be submitted either Tuesday or any of the 26 days before then.

 

So, as it is now, your employees will get paid on Monday. There is no way to change that now. However, if you would like to be guaranteed the 48 hour deposit time, please consider setting up Payroll under Ministry Connect/Epay. If, however, you would like to be able to process your payroll any day up to 27 days before your settlement date, please stay with Ministry Connect Gateway.

 

To change between the two options, you must change other information on file—not just mark the desired selection. The way the bank is set up must be changed and to change to epay from gateway, additional information must be set up in Bluepay.

Here’s an example of payroll processed using Gateway option

If you submit payroll on this date

With this Settlement Date

Payroll will process on

Payroll is processed

Why did it not process on the settlement date

October 1

October 15

October 15

On time

 

October 11

October 15

October 15

On time

 

October 12

October 15

October 15

On time

 

October 13

October 15

October 16

One day late

You did not allow the three day lead time as required

October 14

October 15

October 17

Two days late

Did not allow 3 day lead time

October 15

October 15

October 18

Three days late

Did not allow 3 day lead time

 

If you change this to Ministry Connect/E-pay, you must submit your payroll by noon two days prior to pay date. Once you have submitted your payroll by noon, it will hit the account two days later.

 

If you submit payroll on this date

With this Settlement Date

Payroll will process on

Payroll is processed

Why did it not process on the settlement date

October 1

October 15

October 3

12 days early

You must submit no later than 2:00 p.m. CT 2 days ahead

October 11

October 15

October 13

Two days early

You must submit no later than 2:00 p.m. CT 2 days ahead

October 12

October 15

October 14

One day early

You must submit no later than 2:00 p.m. CT 2 days ahead

October 13

October 15

October 15

On time

You submitted it on time

October 14

October 15

October 16

One day late

You must submit before 2:00 p.m. CT and give a 24 hour lead time

October 15

October 15

October 17

Two days late

You must submit before 2:00 p.m. CT and give a 24 hour lead time

 

 

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