ERA, Grapevine’s Employee Retirement Administration solution provides Payroll, HR or Pensions Administration staff the tools to automatically produce Pension Benefit Statements & other pension related documents for their employees.

ERA was designed in collaboration An Post, Ireland's national postal service & developed by Grapevine Solutions to enable small, medium or large organizations to meet their statutory pensions requirements as defined by the Irish Pensions Board.

ERA supports the creation of bulk benefit statements for all employees, ad-hoc requests for individual employees or requests for copy statements.

ERA can be customized to cater for different pension calculation rules, statement formats and specific payroll, HR and pensions information & will enable companies


Key Features

  • ERA Administration web application

  • Role based access to ERA Administration functions

  • Secure database for employee & pension information

  • Automatic calculation of pension entitlements

  • Employee inquiry and search functions

  • Benefit Statement PDF document generation

  • Leaving Option letter PDF document generation

  • PDF documents stored as secure database objects

  • Interface with Payroll and HR systems

  • REST API to access PDF documents


For more information please download or view the ERA information brochure



Payroll, hr & Pension Data Archive

HAPPI (History & Archiving for Payroll & Personnel Information) was developed by Grapevine Solutions for organisations that generate large volumes of payroll, pensions and personnel information, and who need to retain this historical information for other uses, such as: 

  • Pensions & Actuarial Reporting

  • Human Resources Administration

  • Pensions Administration

  • Payroll Retrospective Calculations

HAPPI is a scalable data warehouse that stores unlimited volumes of archived Payroll, Pensions and HR information. HAPPI can be customised to meet specific client requirements and can work with most Payroll, Pensions and HR systems.


The key product components include:

  • Database Archive with unlimited data capacity

  • Standard Pension, Payroll, HR & Operational Reports

  • Retrospective Payment Calculation Module

  • Pensions Service & Benefits Module

  • Data Protection or other Regulatory requirements

“We required a new way to allow other An Post systems to access confidential payroll, personnel and pensions data securely and quickly. Using HAPPI was the obvious choice as it allowed us to provide a standard access method using web services”

-Syl Byrne, IT Payroll Manager, An Post

For more information please download or view the HAPPI Product Brochure

Single Public Service Pension Scheme

Services and solutions for public service employers

The Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“SPSPS”), which started on 1 January 2013 requires Public service organisations to collect and manage employee service and payroll information in order to calculate their pension entitlements. This SPSPS is based on a career averaging model, which means that employee retirement benefits are based on a % of their pensionable earnings throughout your public service career. 

The SPSPS scheme requires employers to collect and store employee service & payment information for each pay period the employee is paid.   Grapevine have experience providing custom Payroll, HR and Pensions to some of Dublin's largest employers, such as An Post and Dublin City Council.   


Payroll & HR information can be easily updated in our data warehouse through customised automated interfaces directly from your Payroll or HR system.

  • File imports for pay period data

  • File import for HR data

  • Web Services for real-time updates

  • Data validation & reporting

Custom data warehouse to store Payroll, HR and Pension information in central database providing access to all information in a central location.

  • Scalable to suit all organisations

  • Secure & Resilient

  • SQL, Web, Java access tools

  • Customisable data model

Payroll, HR and Pension information is all readily available from the centralised data warehouse at the touch of button, including standard & custom reports

  • Pension benefit statements

  • Leaving Options letters

  • Payroll & HR Reports

  • Data Extracts