Creating Your Wagemaster Company File

The next step is to create your company file within Wagemaster.

Please Note

You cannot complete this step without your WageEasy Client IDYou will receive your client number in the same email with your Agrimaster re-registration details. This can take up to 24/48hrs after purchase.

To Create New Company File

  1. Open Wagemaster from the desktop.
    Please Note
    Opening from desktop should only be one by first-time users who are setting up the Wagemaster file initially.

  2. From the menu at the top, click File > New Company.


  3. The demo file may open for first-time users, a pop-up similar to the below will appear. Click Yes to save a backup. If you do not see the below pop-up, skip to Step 5. 


  4. At the Save-As screen, click Save.

  5. The New Company Wizard window will appear to guide you through the process of creating the company file. Click Next to begin setting up your new company.


  6. Choose your country from the drop-down menu and click Next.

  7. At the Company Details window, complete the following then click Next. 
    • Company Name: Enter your registered company name.
      The Wagemaster file must have the identical name to your Agrimaster-Plus company file name. (Both file names must be the same).
    • Trading Name: If you operate under a trading name, enter the name*.
    • ACN: If your business is a registered company, enter the 9 digit Australian Company Number. This information is required if you enter details in the Company Name field
    • ABN: Enter your 11 digit Australian Business Number.
    • No. of Employees: Regardless of the number of employees, leave the No.of employees as 5. 
      Please Note:
      You don't need to put the actual number of employees. By re-registering Agrimaster you will unlock 35 usable employees in Wagemaster. You need to open Agrimaster and click on the Wagemaster button to make this work. 
    • Wagemaster Client Number: Enter your Wagemaster client number.
      You will receive your Wagemaster client number in the same email with your Agrimaster Re-registration details.



  8. Ensure the correct date is entered at the End of Taxation Year screen. This date represents the end of the financial year. Wagemaster will display the default date of June 30 of the current financial year. This date is an automatic default setting for the Australian Taxation Year.
    • Tick The selected end of a taxation year is correct checkbox.
    • Click Next.


  9. At the Contact and Address Details window, company contact and address details will need to be completed. 
    • Enter the company’s contact details as well as the details of the contact person for the company. This person will be the point of contact for any payroll items or notifications. Please ensure the email address that is entered in the email address Agrimaster send all correspondences to.
    • Click Next to continue.


  10. At the Postal Address window, complete your company’s postal address details.
    • If the postal address is the same as the company’s address
      • Check the Same as Company Address box.
      • Click Next.
    • If the postal address is different from the company’s address entered in the previous screen
        • Uncheck the Same as Company Address box.
        • Click Next.


  11. The Email Delivery Settings screen will be displayed. If the details of the items are unknown, select Next to continue. 
    Please Note
    The ability to email pay advice and some reports relies on the information being entered in this screen. It may be best to get the IT specialist involved, or their approval, as often there can be security or email account size limitations that can affect this function. Unless you know what you are doing here, we strongly recommend you consult your IT specialist to configure this area.

    This screen is not mandatory in order to complete the company setup. This function can be revisited and setup at a later stage.


  12. The Associations screen will be displayed, with a list of associations your employee’s employment conditions and entitlements are derived from, or constrained by.
    Please Note
    Do not select any Association at this stage as the awards will be added later using a template provided to you.

  13. Click Next.


  14. Click Yes to the message displayed. Awards, allowances and pay rates can be setup later in the process. 


  15. The Pay Periods screen will be displayed.
    • Pay Frequency: Choose the frequency in which you pay your employees.
    • PPE Date: Select the Pay Period Ending dates for each Pay Frequency selected.
    • Click Next.

      Please Note

      This is the screen where you will define your Pay Period Endings (PPE) which fall in line with your pay cycles. PPE is a pay period, a recurring length of time over which an employee has worked and is recorded for payment. For example, companies can pay employees weekly, fortnightly, or monthly for the work performed.

      You can setup multiple pay periods in your company file. That is, you can set to have one group of employees paid weekly, another group fortnightly, and another monthly, if required.

      Once you have selected the pay cycles required, you need to allocate a PPE date. This date needs to be the last day of the pay cycle, the Pay Period Ending date.

      What you will need to be mindful of, is that sometimes these pay periods may cross over on certain dates. The result is that the pay cycles will merge during reporting, as when selecting this particular PPE date, there may be multiple cycles attached.

      An option would be to process those employees within one of the cycles and then create all the necessary Reports. The remaining employees should be those attached to the other Pay Period Ending. Then process these employees and create the reports required.

      Whilst this screen needs to be populated before moving forward, additional Pay Periods can be added at a later stage if required.


  16. At the Confirm New Company Details screen, it's important to change the location of where your file is saved. This screen summarises the company details and the number of employees entered and the default location where it will create and save the file to. We will save No.of employees to 5 for now.


  17. Click on the three dots to change the location to C:\Users\Public\Wage Easy Payroll\work\ "Your user Number" and click Save.


  18. Review the information on the screen,
    • If information is incorrect, click Back to revise your data.
    • If the information is correct, click Next to continue.

  19. The Registration Form will appear.
    Agrimaster requires this registration form to provide you with your Wagemaster licence key. Click OK to create the registration form.



  20. The Print screen will be displayed. Change the printer to an option with "pdf" that will allow you to save the document to the computer.

    Common Option: Microsoft Print To PDF. 
    If your computer doesn't provide the option to save, print the document and rescan.


  21. If you can save the form, you must remember where you saved it so you can retrieve it later to email it to


  22. Once the registration form is saved, Wagemaster will start to create the file. Once the process finishes, click Next to complete.


  23. Click Finish to load the Licensing Wizard. Wagemaster will automatically check the Open the new company database now box.
    • If you want to continue, leave this checked. Click Finish.
    • If you do not want to continue with setting up your file, uncheck this box. Click Finish.


  24. A window will then appear displaying your temporary licence. Click Register Later. You will need to update your licence once you’ve received it. 

  25. Your company file has now been created.


  26. Email the registration form created in Step 15 to and we will send you your licence key.
    Agrimaster requests the Licence Key from Access Wage Easy. It will take a few days before you receive this email, but you can continue the setup on your temporary licence.

Next Step:

What Is An Award?

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