Payroll for construction

Smartly makes payroll simple for tradies. Faff-free payroll for staff, contractors and apprentices. Make it easy for your team to log timesheets and code costs to different jobs, then have it all flow through to your accounting system. The simple way to sort your payroll.

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  • Payroll is complex, but we make it simple for you
    Payroll is complex, but we make it simple for you
    We do this by using smart tech to take care of all the complex calculations. Then automate all the payments directly to the IRD, KiwiSaver, your staff's bank accounts and more.
  • Never worry about IRD fees or legislation again
    Never worry about IRD fees or legislation again
    We lie awake at night thinking about things like the Holidays Act, PAYE and new payday filing requirements. So you never have to.
  • Free training and unlimited support
    Our free training and unlimited support
    We've got you! Our NZ based payroll experts can help via phone or email.

Popular features for construction businesses

  • Labour costing
    Labour costing
    It’s simple for your employees to code costs to different jobs in the Smartly app and have that flow through to a pay run and on to other integrated solutions like accounting systems.
  • Digital timesheets
    Digital timesheets
    Timesheeting with Smartly is easy! Employees can submit their time in the Smartly app straight through to their manager (you or a site supervisor) or straight to your payroll admin for approval.
  • Employee self-service
    Employee self-service
    Employees can access their payslips, manage their leave, submit timesheets and cost their hours – all through the Smartly app. Managers can also review and approve their team’s requests

Other popular features for construction businesses

  • Compliance with the Holidays Act
    Accuracy and compliance
    Smartly Payroll is up to date and compliant with the Holidays Act. We’ve got it sorted so you don’t need to stress. Keep focused on your business while we handle the complicated stuff.
  • Payday filing
    Payday filing
    Payroll information for you and your employees is automatically sent to IRD so you never have to worry about IRD penalties.
  • Allowances
    If your team are eligible for allowances (mileage, food, accommodation), these can easily be added by you during the pay run.
  • Future leave balances
    Future leave balances
    Staff leave tracking made simple. Staff see what their balance is now, what it’ll be when they take leave and what they’ll have left at the end. Plus, it’s simpler for you to approve leave requests.
  • PAYE sorted (payments to IRD)
    PAYE sorted (payments to IRD)
    Payments to the IRD are handled so you don’t need to worry. Never be penalised for missing IRD payment deadlines – it’s all handled by us.
  • Easy reporting interface
    Easy reporting interface
    We have a range of reports designed to make tracking and reporting on payroll super simple. From pay run reports to warning and changes reports and more. It’s also super easy to export files too.
  • Xero integration
    Xero integration
    Send payroll information straight to Xero, giving you more visibility into business performance and productivity.
  • Safe and Secure
    Safe and Secure
    We take the safety and security of our customers data and transactions very seriously. The Smartly product is certified against ISO27001.
  • Help Centre
    Help Centre
    The Help Centre is your first port of call for help. We’ve got easy-to-follow guides and product demo videos plus a searchable FAQ space with answers and step-by-step instructions.
  • Automatic payments
    Automatic payments
    Run your pay, and then we’ll automatically make your payments to your employees, IRD, KiwiSaver and more.
  • Import timesheets
    Import timesheets
    If you’re working with one of our time and attendance integrated partners, simply import your staff timesheets into Smartly and we sort the rest.

One smart system to sort all your payroll and people admin

From setting up new employees, to managing all their information, to sorting their pay and timesheets, Smartly lets you do it all in one place, cutting down your workload and freeing up your headspace.

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. Or, let us do it for you with our Managed Payroll plan and you'll get a dedicated account manager to look after your payroll for you. Too easy!

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Over 22,000 Kiwi businesses use Smartly

Cameron Goldsmid – Tidy Slabs


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

How can Smartly help your business?

  • 1–5 employees
    Smartly Payroll is designed with Kiwi small businesses in mind. We make it simple to pay your people and focus on your business. Learn more
  • 6–19 employees
    As your business grows and you hire more employees, you’ll want a way to keep your payroll accurate. Smartly is all about making payroll simpler for growing Kiwi businesses. Learn more
  • 20+ employees
    Have total visibility of your team with Smartly Payroll. Comprehensive reporting, accurate and faff-free payroll. Perfect for larger businesses. Learn more

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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