Sign up a client

At Smartly, we make it simple for you and clients to run a pay. Sign up a client, and they’ll get access to accurate and compliant payroll. Plus, our Kiwi-based team have got your back if you run into something tricky. Faff-free payroll, happy clients, no headaches. 

Sign up a client

Get your clients set up with Smartly


We make it easy to sign up and switch to Smartly. We’ll collect some details from you or your clients, set up their payroll site and organise one-to-one training. Run a pay the easiest way with Smartly. 

  • Fundamentals sorted
    Fundamentals sorted
    All our payroll plans include the fundamentals to help pay your people and clients on time, accurately and in line with legislation, complete with automated payments to the IRD, KiwiSaver and more.
  • Too easy!
    Too easy!
    Smartly’s whole reason for existence is to make payroll simple. Hours logged. Pay run approved. Payments made direct to employees’ bank accounts. All entitlements sorted. Too easy!
  • Reporting and visibility
    Reporting and visibility
    Easily track and report on all things payroll, from useful payroll reports like employee pay summaries to all the necessary reports for IRD. Plus, it’s easy to export files.

20,000+ Kiwi businesses use Smartly for payroll

Our most popular features

Automatic payments
PAYE intermediary service/payday filing
Safe and secure
Set-up and training
Employee self-service
Cloud-based payroll
Labour costing
Accuracy and compliance
Umbrella view
Easy reporting interface
Digital timesheets
How it works
Run a pay, and then we’ll automatically make your payments to employees, IRD, KiwiSaver and more.
Payments to the IRD are sorted with our PAYE intermediary service. Don’t worry about IRD penalties for missing PAYE payment deadlines – we automatically sort these payments for you along with payday filing requirements.
We take the safety and security of our customers’ data and transactions very seriously. The Smartly product is certified against ISO27001, which basically means we go above and beyond to keep you safe and secure, always.
Need help? If you want to know how to do anything on Smartly, we’ve got you! Check out our Help Centre or give one our expert payroll specialists a call.
When you sign up, we’ll set up a one-to-one training session tailored to your needs. Run over Zoom, we’ll take you through your first pay step by step. Plus, there’s loads of online guides and demo videos if you get stuck at any time.
We have a growing list of integration partners such as Xero. Send payroll information straight to Xero, giving you more visibility into business performance and productivity. Talk with our sales team to find out more.
More power to your clients. Employees can access their payslips, manage their leave, submit timesheets and allowances and cost their hours – all through the Smartly app. Managers can also review and approve their team’s requests either through the app or the manager’s web portal. What employees can access will depend on what payroll package you subscribe to.
Access your payroll on the go and from anywhere. Smartly is a cloud-based software solution for you and your clients.
Split and cost allowances, leave and one-off payments separately across jobs or departments and automatically send through to Xero. Get the visibility and reporting you need to stay on top of your business.
We lie awake at night thinking about things like the Holidays Act, PAYE and new payday filing requirements so you never have to.
With Smartly Payroll, you get umbrella access to all your client’s payroll in one view. Simply switch between clients as you need, all in one place. It can’t get much better than that.
Access a range of reports designed to make tracking and reporting on payroll super simple, from useful payroll reports like employee pay summaries to all the necessary reports for IRD. Plus, it’s easy to export files.
Timesheeting with Smartly is easy! Employees can submit their time in the Smartly app straight to their manager for approval. Managers can easily review and approve in the app or log in to the web portal to see everything in calendar view where they can also add or edit.

Payroll plans designed for you

Our plans are designed to make payroll simple. Choose the plan that works for your business, and switch up or down at any time. No contracts, easy set-up and free training. 

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Liz Eveleigh – Kendons


“They can manage our complex questions very quickly”

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