Payroll for hospitality

Smartly makes it simple for hospitality workers. Payroll can be complex with part-timers, full-timers and contractors. We’ll handle this for you with our slick self-service app and tools for managers and staff. 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
    Get free training and unlimited support
    We've got you! Our New Zealand based payroll experts can help via phone or email.

Popular features for hospitality businesses

  • Accurately calculate leave
    Accurately calculate leave
    Leave it with us. We’ll set you up so you calculate leave accurately and in compliance with the Holidays Act for all employee types – part-time, casuals, contractors, whatever your employee set-up is.
  • Ditch the paper timesheets – go digital
    Ditch the paper timesheets – go digital
    Timesheeting with Smartly is easy! Employees can log their hours in the Smartly app and send it straight to their manager for approval. Managers can review and approve in their app or browser portal.
  • 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 easily review and approve their team’s requests.

Other popular features for your industry

  • Automatic payments
    Automatic payments
    The easiest way to run a pay. Once you approve a pay run, we’ll automatically make your payments to your employees, the IRD, KiwiSaver and more. So simple.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Compliance with the Holidays Act
    Compliance with the Holidays Act
    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.
  • See the future (leave balances)
    See the future (leave balances)
    See how much leave your employee has now, how much they’ll have earned when they take leave and then how much they’ll have left with our new projected leave feature. Magic.

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

Sue Reid – Shine Café


“As soon as you log in, all the information you need is right there and very accessible... give them a call, you won't be disappointed.”

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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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