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Onboard new employees faster with SFO

Media release - 19 Jan 2023

Super Fund Onboarding (SFO) can help you streamline the onboarding process for new employees.

SFO is a time-saving tool created by Beam, which is part of Australian Retirement Trust.

What is Beam?

Beam is the technology that supports a range of superannuation applications and tools including SFO and the administration of super payments.

How can SFO streamline your onboarding process?

The SFO tool allows you to:

  • Add new employees
  • Invite employees to validate their personal details
  • Record employees’ super fund choice and Tax File Number (TFN) declaration in one secure place
  • Confirm existing Super Savings accounts without contacting the ATO.

“Using the SFO tool has helped to streamline onboarding of our new employees, both local backpackers and our large number of seasonal workers. Opening a new super account is quick and easy. If an applicant already has an ART account number, the tool tells us their existing client number. The SFO tool is incredibly simple and straightforward to use.”

- Samantha Ford, Pinata Farms

How can you access SFO?

The SFO online tool is available in Employer Online (EOL).

If you’re already a user, simply log in using your login details to access the tool.

If you’re not a user, you can register now at

For more information, please see our SFO factsheet.

Beam is issued by Precision Administration Services Pty Ltd (Precision) (ABN 47 098 977 667, AFSL No. 246 604). Precision is wholly owned by Australian Retirement Trust Pty Ltd (ABN 88 010 720 840, AFSL No. 228 975) as Trustee for Australian Retirement Trust (ABN 60 905 115 063).