The simple way to sort your payroll

from $20 per month

Limited time only. Terms apply.

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    Rated #1 for customer support
    Our customer support has been rated highest amongst NZ payroll providers.
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    Never worry about IRD again
    Everything is automatically sorted for you, on time and in-line with legislation.
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    Safe and incredibly secure data
    We’re certified against ISO27001, because we know security is extremely important to you.
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    See your payroll data in Xero
    Securely transfer your key information straight from Smartly to Xero.

Easy to get payroll right

We’ve been making it simple for Kiwi businesses since 2004,  automating payroll calculations accurately, on time and in line with legislation, saving you time and stress. Big businesses, small businesses, businesses with vastly different payroll needs – more than 22,000 of them last time we checked!

"Smartly takes the headache and stress out of payroll. We can trust that legislation changes, public holidays, termination pays are being calculated/accounted for correctly." - Google review

Free training and unlimited support

Use our Help Centre any time of the day to answer your questions, or get expert payroll support from our team of Kiwi-based payroll specialists from 8am till 6pm, Monday to Friday. 

"The customer service is just amazing, nothing is too much trouble they are friendly and very knowledgeable." - Google review

Smart automation sorts payments for you

We’ll automatically make your payments to employees, IRD, KiwiSaver + more. Just approve the pay run and the payments will all be sorted for you. Too easy!

"Smartly really is one system that does it all. It really reduces the amount of time I spend processing payroll. It links to the bank, it links to the IRD, and it does automatic payroll filing." - Tidy Slabs

Compliant payroll

Smartly makes it easy to keep your payroll compliant. With accurate leave calculations, leave management, automated payday filing, PAYE, and staff payment features - it's never been simpler to pay your people in line with New Zealand legislation.

“Smartly have kept our business compliant. It takes the burden away from keeping up with all the payroll legislation requirements.” - Uprise Digital

What I love most about Smartly is that it’s 100% accurate and it’s very, very reliable.

Sue Reid - Shine Café

From sunny Lower Hutt, Sue talks about her small business and café Shine. She says it’s awesome how Smartly helps her business stay on top of payroll!

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See how simple it is to sort payroll yourself

Don’t worry about complex payroll stuff again. Making payroll simple is what we do! With automated calculations and automated payments to employees! We even automate your payday filing, PAYE payments, and all your other payroll payments. 

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Over 22,000 Kiwi businesses use Smartly

Your easiest payroll decision

Our plans are designed to make payroll simple, whatever that looks like for your business.

Our DIY Payroll plan includes everything you need to sort your payroll yourself and our simple software makes it easy to get it right.

Our Managed Payroll plan gives you a dedicated account manager to look after your payroll for you. Too easy!

Whichever plan you choose, you'll get access to all the best Smartly features like automated PAYE and staff payments, Xero integration, timesheets, labour costing, the employee app, and more.

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  • Automated PAYE payments, payday filing and staff payments
    We’ll automatically make your payments to employees, IRD, KiwiSaver + more. Just approve the pay run and the payments will all be sorted for you. Too easy! Learn more
  • Smartly employee app
    More power to your people, less faffing at each pay run with our employee self-service portal. Staff can use our Smartly app to sort their leave, payslips, timesheets and more. Learn more
  • Digital timesheets and labour costing
    Your team can log their timesheets in the Smartly app, then managers can approve, and they all flow seamlessly through to payroll. Plus, split, track and report on labour costs by department or job. Learn more

How much simple do you need?

Whether you need a bit of extra help running your pays or you want to hand it all over to an expert to give you more time to run your business we've got you covered! Our payroll plans are designed to make payroll simple. Choose the plan that works for your business.

Do it yourself DIY Payroll Plan
We do it for you Managed Payroll Plan
Use our simple payroll software to sort your payroll. 
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    Easy to get payroll right
    Our software is easy to use, and kept up-to-date with legislation.
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    Free training. Unlimited support
    We've got you! Our NZ based payroll experts can help via phone or email.
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    Smart automation
    Our smart tech automatically calculates and sorts payments.
Automated PAYE payments, payday filing and staff payments With one touch, everything’s sorted on time and accurately. 
Smartly calculates all leave in line with legislation Accurate leave management, plus use digital leave requests and approvals that flow straight through to payroll.
Xero integration Securely transfer your key information straight from Smartly to your Xero account.
Smartly employee app Give your employees secure access to view payslips, sort their leave and timesheets.
Digital timesheets and labour costing Submit and approve timesheets with the click of a button, plus split, track and report on labour costs by department or job.
$20/month + $2 per employee per pay run*
Was $50/month + $2 per employee per pay run*
Outsource your payroll admin to Smartly's team of payroll processing experts.
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    Feel confident you're compliant
    We know all the up-to-date payroll legislation, so we'll make sure it’s done right.
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    Priority access to help
    ​Got questions? Your dedicated account manager is only a call or email away.
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    Lose the admin, keep the control
    Hand all your complex, time consuming payroll admin over to us, but always have the final say.​
We'll work with your existing systems and processes Whatever your current system is for collecting time, leave, and other payroll data, simply send it through, and we'll do the rest!
We'll sort your payday filing, PAYE and staff payments for you Once we receive your final approval, we'll get all your payments sorted on time and accurately.
Access to all things Smartly We'll be using Smartly to run your pay, so you get access to all the best Smartly features like Xero integration, timesheets, labour costing, the employee app and more. Use what you need, leave what you don't.
$20/month + $6 per employee per pay run* Minimum monthly fee of $300 applies
Was $50/month + $6 per employee per pay run*
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It looks like your business has more than 300 employees, we’d love to chat to you about which Smartly plan would work best for your business needs and build a customised quote for you. Simply enter your details below and a Smartly solutions expert will be in touch!

* Indicative costs only. Discounted pricing is available to new sign-ups only before 31 August 2024. All pricing listed above excludes GST. Actual pricing may vary monthly depending on the number of employees and pay cycles. Standard pricing applies from 31 August 2025. Full T&C's

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Keen to hear more?

Whether you want to find out more about our features,  the benefits of Smartly or our payroll plans - our team of payroll experts are here to help.

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