People Management

People Management was designed to help small and medium businesses streamline their people admin processes, all in the same system you know and trust to sort your payroll.

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Smartly, one smart system

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    Our customer support has been rated highest amongst NZ payroll providers.*
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    Designed just for Kiwi SMEs
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Supporting your business every step of the way

From onboarding new employees and managing all their information, to sorting their pay and timesheets, Smartly lets you do it all in one place. We’re here to help you cut down your workload and free up your headspace.

See how simple it is to sort your payroll and people admin

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All the important information you need, at your fingertips

Never lose track of your important HR records again. You can store and manage key people admin documents, dates, and certifications in one system. Whether it’s emergency contacts, employee contracts, or company-wide policies, you’ll always know where to find things.

Everything you need to keep track of in one simple view

Introducing easy, high-level visibility over your people management. Our personalised dashboard provides a clear overview of your payroll and people admin tasks and information. Keep track of when licences and certifications are due, and manage deadlines and tasks to ensure you’re meeting your legislative requirements. 

Expert resources to support your people processes

Our resource centre is equipped with tools and information built by trusted sources to help you do people admin confidently. From templates and checklists, to guides and frameworks, you'll have everything you need to get started quickly.

Empower your team and cut back your admin

Smartly’s employee-specific features mean more power for them and less admin for you. Your staff can access their own info and task lists like documents, bank details and more – which means less time spent chasing up paperwork and tracking important tasks or deadlines.

Streamline your processes with tasks, automations and reminders

Track important dates, set tasks for employees, and know when employees have read important documents by capturing employee acknowledgments—all from one hub. Plus, track licence and certification expiries, and get email notifications with our smart automation.

One smart system for sorting all your payroll and people admin

We want to make your day-to-day business processes as simple as possible. Our People Management product is available as an add-on to either of our Payroll plans – that way, you can manage your payroll and people all in one place.


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. It is not available as a standalone product.

How do I add People Management to my payroll plan?

Adding People Management to your Payroll plan is easy. Complete the upgrade form or give us a call on 0800 101 101 38 and our team will get you set up.

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 sign-up form, and someone from our team will be in touch.

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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