Plans designed to make your payroll and people admin simple

Use our simple do-it-yourself payroll software, or get our payroll specialist to do it for you. Plus, now with our People Management add on you'll be able to manage all your people and payroll admin in one place, cutting down your workload and freeing up your headspace.

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Payroll and people management in one smart place

Do it yourself
We do it for you
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.
This plan includes
Automated PAYE payments, payday filing and staff payments
Smartly calculates all leave in line with legislation
Xero integration
Smartly employee app
Digital timesheets and labour costing
$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.​
This plan includes
We'll work with your existing systems and processes
We'll sort your payday filing, PAYE and staff payments for you
Access to all things Smartly
$50/month + $6 per employee per pay run* Minimum monthly fee of $300 applies
Available add-ons with this plan
People Management New
Keep track of staff admin tasks such as up to date profiles, inductions, policies, certifications, compliance jobs & contracts.
+$10 per employee, per month

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*Minimum monthly fee of $300 applies

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* Indicative costs only. All pricing listed above excludes GST. Actual pricing may vary monthly depending on the number of employees and pay cycles. Additional banking transaction fees may apply. 

Why choose Smartly?

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    Rated #1 for customer support
    Our customer support has been rated highest amongst NZ payroll providers.**
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    Designed just for Kiwi SMEs
    We understand the needs of SMEs are different to larger corporations so we've put in a bunch of features you'll love and left out the stuff you don't need.
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    Built with NZ legislation in mind
    The Smartly product is kept up to date with NZ legislation, including the Holidays Act.
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    Supporting over 22,000 Kiwi SMEs
    We've been proudly supporting Kiwi businesses since 2004. More than 22,000 of them last time we checked.

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Book a demo with our sales team to find out more about how we can help you look after your people and your payroll.



What's the difference between DIY Payroll and Managed Payroll

Let’s start with what’s the same: whichever plan you choose, you’ll have access to Smartly’s full range of features including the employee app, timesheets, labour costing, Xero integration, automated payments and more. The difference is, when you choose DIY Payroll, you’re responsible for entering all of your payroll data into Smartly and checking that it’s correct. When you choose Managed Payroll, your dedicated account manager will work with you, and whatever systems you’re currently using, to make sure your data is entered correctly and payments are made on time.

How do I know which plan is right for my business?

Only you can decide which plan is best for your specific needs but here’s a few things to consider. If you don’t have many employees, your payroll is pretty simple, and/or you have someone who is comfortable processing payroll for you, then our simple software might be a good fit for your business. If you’re not confident in payroll compliance and legislation, there have been mistakes made in your payroll, or you’re struggling to find a qualified person to manage your payroll, it might be time to consider handing your payroll over to the experts on our Managed Payroll team.

If you’re still not sure, contact us today for a free chat with a payroll expert, or learn more about how to choose between in-house and outsourced payroll over on our blog.

How do I move my current payroll information over to Smartly?

Changing payroll providers can be daunting, but you can rest assured our onboarding specialists will help you every step of the way. Once you’re signed up with us, we’ll work with you to create a customised onboarding plan for your business. We’ll agree on all the important dates, such as the date of your first pay run and your training date (if applicable). Then depending on your onboarding plan, we may ask you to enter your information into a Smartly portal, to send through reports from your previous payroll provider, or to complete some authorisation forms for us to make payments on your behalf. You can expect to be up and running with Smartly between 3 and 15 business days after sign-up, depending on your business needs. Too easy!

Can I get People Management without payroll?

So you can manage your payroll and people all in one place our People Management product is available as an add on to either of our Payroll plans and is not available as a stand alone product.

I don't currently use Smartly – how do I sign up for People Management?

Because People Management is an add-on, you'll need to sign up for one of our Payroll plans first. Get started now by completing our online form, and someone from our friendly team will be in touch.

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** According to a 2022 consumer survey conducted by an independent research agency.