Start with the menu branches concerning the parameters.
1 - Company settings
Fill in all the fields.
2 - Insurance references
Define all contracts.
Detailed information if needed :
OASI (AVS/AHV/AVS) : How to set up OASI (AVS/AHV/AVS)
Family allowances fund : How to set up family allowances fund
Accident insurance (LAA/UVG/LAINF) : How to set up Accident insurance (LAA/UVG/LAINF)
Complementary accident insurance (LAAC/UV Komplementär/AI supplementare) : How to set up Complementary accident insurance (LAAC/UV Komplementär/AI supplementare)
DII (IJM/KTG/IPG) : How to set up DII (IJM/KTG/IPG)
Pension fund (LPP/BVG/LPP) : How to set up Pension fund (LPP/BVG/LPP)
3 - References
Countries : countries codes are 2 letters ISO codes. Don't invent any or electronic transmissions would fail. You can check How to manage countries codes.
Departments : in case of doubt, check How to create departments
Cantons : all of them are listed + 1 called EX to use for foreign adresses. Don't invent codes.
Professions : optional
Communes : fiscal codes are NOT postal codes. All the municipalities from Genève and Vaud are listed. If one doesn't show, it means it's attached to another. If more cantons are needed, add what you need.
In case of doubt, check How to manage municipalities.
Banks and third parties : in ordre to have all banks references to use for the employees and the company.
In case of doubt, check How to create banks for the employees and/or How to manage employer's bank(s)
Functions : needed for the Federal Statitics Office and unemployment forms
In case of doubt, check How to create functions.
Work permits : official kinds
Accounts : list of accounts needed to generate a voucher
See if you need to How to register a list of GL accounts.
Analytical accounts : list of accounts needed to generate a voucher
See if you need to How to register a list of analytical accounts.
Payslips language : if you use Multilingual payslips. It is possible to add others but you will have to enter the translations in the dictionnary.
Employees categories : optional data
Permit : official list
Type of contract : use what is needed for the company
Reasons for leaving : use what is needed for the company
Subisdiaries : if needed, provide the whole information for each.
4 - Salary items
Just keep checked the ones that will be needed. (You can come back and activate others at any time).
Check the insurances items are connected to the proper insurances contracts in the Computation elements tab.
If you need more information about the items, take a look at the Salary items folder of this FAQ.
5 - Withholding tax
Load the withholding tax table(s) you need
6 - Voucher
Can be done later.
If you need more information about the items, take a look at the Voucher folder of this FAQ.