In Rapid ERP, the only time you will have to manually create a Pay Period is when you start using the Payroll functionality for the first time. 

  1. Go to Human Resources from the main menu, then select Payroll.
  2. Click Pay Period in the top right-hand corner, then Add New Pay Period.

From that point forward, you will be unable to manually add new pay periods. Instead, they will be added automatically once the previous pay period is marked closed.