Introducing Ignite All-in-one Payroll HRMS

Introducing Ignite All-in-one Payroll HRMS

Having a fuss-free, user-friendly Human Resource Management System (HRMS) is half the battle won when it comes to maximising efficiency of your HR team and even your workforce in general.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect when you outsource your payroll processing to an experienced regional payroll service provider like BoardRoom, supported by our HRMS platform Ignite to streamline your HR administrative process. Click the video below to view some of Ignite’s key features.

A Quick Glance on Ignite's Key Features

BoardRoom supports payroll processing in 17 countries across Asia Pacific including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Japan and more. By entrusting us with your payroll, you’ll get exclusive access to our HRMS platform, Ignite.

Ignite cloud-based HRMS system is designed to meet even the most stringent payroll compliance & statutory requirements and offers up to 11 different languages (English, Traditional Chinese, Traditional Chinese Hong Kong, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, French and Spanish), ensuring true multi-country payroll processing. Coupled with a full suite of convenient self-service functions, Ignite enables your employees to carry out standard HR tasks without draining resources from your team.

Ignite HRMS comes with 5 core HR modules:


Ignite 5 modules

Ignite also comes with an intuitive mobile application designed for mobility to empower your workforce to stay connected 24/7, with instant access to their payslips, claims and leave application, anytime, anywhere.

Ignite, Mobile App

Flexible user interface with Ignite, Mobile App

Payroll Module

Monthly payroll processing can be a tedious and stressful affair. Ignite payroll helps make these a breeze by eliminating the need for manual calculation from your payroll processing equation.

With its advanced automation function and the ability to process complex statutory compliance calculations in 10 countries across Asia, Ignite ensures utmost accuracy and efficiency for your HR team.

Ignite payroll processing

Payroll processing on Ignite desktop

Personnel Module

Whether you’re a manager or a HR representative, Ignite can help you keep track of important employees’ details. Crisis management is a whole lot easier when you can access emergency contacts and roster information in one single platform to make the necessary calls. That’s lesser downtime for your operations and a burden off both management and employees’ shoulders.

Ignite Personnel Module

Ignite desktop, featuring employee details management

Leave Module

Managing leave is as simple as a tap of your finger. Employees can easily calculate their leave balance without consulting the HR team and effortlessly apply for annual, sick, maternity leave and more. They’ll also be able to upload supporting documents such as medical certificates the moment they apply for leave, reducing the need to remind them to send in their documents.

Ignite Leave Application

Ignite mobile, apply leave on the go

Managers can also view their employees’ leave requests – even for staff that are under a different jurisdiction’s payroll – and approve them on the go.

Ignite Leave Approval

Approve leave on both Ignite desktop and mobile app

Attendance Module

Keep track of your roster changes in real-time and notify your employees of new or updated shifts instantly. Arranging shifts or calling in back-up can be as easy as consulting the calendar on your Ignite app – you’ll have a bird’s eye view of who’s available for call and how many shifts they’ve done to optimise the scheduling process. You can even set up automated notifications to back-ups and supervisors to inform everyone of who’s on urgent leave which cuts down time needed for someone to coordinate and notify those affected.

Ignite Attendance Module

Ignite desktop showing daily attendance management

Offshore or remote working attendance clocking can be easily tracked with the use of Ignite’s GPS technology. Additionally, the integration of iBeacon Bluetooth function enables employees to clock in/out using their smartphones. All attendance data is then automatically recorded on Ignite all without the need for any manual steps.

This cuts down time needed for manual submission and verifications of timesheet for the convenience of users.

Ignite Clock attendance

Employee attendance clocking on Ignite mobile

Claims Module

Claims are also a piece of cake with BoardRoom’s Ignite. Application, processing and approval all takes place on the platform. It also supports the uploading of supporting documents, even on your mobile so that you can apply for claims at your convenience.

Ignite Claims Management

Submit claims on the go with Ignite mobile app

Ignite is the right fit for organisations of all sizes with its all-in-one functionality including Payroll, Leave, Claims, and Time & Attendance. Your employees and HR teams will be able to benefit from the intuitive self-service features of the platform, enjoy the accessibility of a cloud based HRMS, all through the convenience of a mobile app.

Contact our payroll experts today to learn more about Ignite’s functions and how it can empower your HR team’s payroll processes.

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Considering online company incorporation in Singapore?

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Considering online company incorporation in Singapore?

Is it best to use online company incorporation services in Singapore?

Singapore consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to do business because of its strategic central location, attractive tax structure, highly competitive economy, and political stability.

Therefore, it’s unsurprising that the city is also a leading global start-up hub. As the number of new start-ups has grown, online company incorporation services in Singapore have increased.

While these service providers offer speed and convenience for straightforward setups, businesses with more complex structures will benefit from engaging an expert incorporation services provider.

What are company incorporation services?

The process and requirements for company incorporation in Singapore may vary depending on factors such as the type of company, the nationality of the directors and shareholders, and the nature of the business activities.

After sorting out these factors, new business owners would need to fulfil several requirements, such as preparing the company constitution, filling in the ACRA BizFile, providing a local registered office address and more.

The complex process can make it challenging for new business owners to embark on their entrepreneurial journey. This is where company incorporation services play a crucial role in simplifying the process and ensuring compliance with legal requirements. By leveraging the expertise of professionals well-versed in company registration procedures, entrepreneurs can establish their companies in Singapore smoothly and seamlessly.

What do ‘self-serve’ online incorporation services offer?

Many online incorporation companies have appeared in recent years. They usually offer ‘self-serve’ incorporation model services. Essentially, they take care of the basic company incorporation paperwork and administration for you, including:

  • checking and reserving a company name;
  • preparing registration forms (based on information that you provide through online forms);
  • filing with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA);
  • drafting the company constitution; and
  • preparing the corporate compliance kit (share certificates and registers).

Incorporating online is a modern trend offering speed and convenience. For example, local businesses can be incorporated within three hours using the ‘self-serve’ method. As a no-frills service, it’s an attractive, affordable option for companies with simple business structures.

However, there are some pitfalls to be aware of when incorporating your business online. Typically, online incorporation services provider do not provide expert advice and guidance on how to set up an ideal business structure while ensuring your new entity meets its regulatory requirements. Your company may risk increased costs and non-compliance as a result of:

  • selecting the wrong business structure, which has significant long-term implications for tax and personal liability obligations;
  • overlooking important local statutory requirements such as obtaining work permits; and
  • missing out on the valuable corporate tax incentives available in Singapore.
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Why engage an expert incorporation service provider?

There’s a lot more to incorporation than paperwork. While the ‘self-serve’ model takes care of the simple administrative aspects of business registration, it doesn’t optimise your company setup for ongoing growth and profitability.

Unlike the majority of online incorporation service providers, professional services firms like BoardRoom focus on the bigger picture for your business. In addition to taking care of the business registration paperwork for you, our team of certified professionals can assist you with all aspects of incorporation, including:

  • tailoring the ideal setup and business structure for your company to minimise tax and personal liability obligations;
  • flagging any potential compliance risk oversights;
  • applying for any relevant tax incentives;
  • providing advice on and applying for work permits, residency passes, dependant passes and permanent residency;
  • establishing an efficient, automated payroll process and accounting system for your company; and
  • providing a nominee director, a company secretary or a local registered office, where required, to meet your statutory incorporation requirements.

Which incorporation service is right for your company?

Larger companies or those with complex structures are more likely to benefit from working with an expert incorporation service provider such as BoardRoom. Our team of incorporation professionals can guide your company on the most suitable setup and ensure that all compliance requirements are taken care of.

Using the ‘self-serve’ option may be more appropriate for smaller businesses, particularly those with a limited budget. Additionally, online incorporation can be done relatively quickly when company structures are less complex because the process is more straightforward. For example, you could save a good deal of money if you complete the company incorporation process yourself if you are:

  • a Singaporean citizen wanting to set up your own business; and
  • the only shareholder and do not intend to add more shareholders.

However, your needs will be very different if you are part of a foreign company looking to enter into the Singaporean market, especially if:

  • you already have several entities in other countries; or
  • you are part of a consortium of businesses looking to incorporate.

In these cases, your organisation will likely need expert guidance on the best way to set up and structure your new company in Singapore.

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Set up your company for long-term success with our incorporation experts

Online incorporation using the ‘self-serve’ model is a good starting point. However, to set yourself up for success long term, it’s worthwhile investing in a more sustainable and holistic approach that leverages expert knowledge.

From commencement to completion, BoardRoom’s team of experienced, certified professionals can guide you through incorporation so it’s done correctly for your type of business.

For over 50 years, we have helped businesses like yours thrive by using our company setup, incorporation, and company secretarial services.

Speak to one of our incorporation experts today to find out how we could take your business further, faster.

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