The Dynamics NAV Payroll Addon VisionPayroll by Kenek Software (formerly Serenic HCM) has a license check to test the number of employees that are "Active" and NOT Blocked.  This number is tested against the number of active licensed employees in the current license.

This test is performed across all companies in the related database.

This error can generally occur for two reasons:

  1. There have been additional employees on boarded and that the next employee tier must be purchased and licensed.  (Contact Open Door Technology)
  2. A copy of a company was made to be a new test or backup of a company.  This will unintentionally double the active employee count.

If you are creating a new test company in a database that has this payroll addon you can enable the Block field on the employee card for all active employees in the copy company.  This will not include them in the related count.