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Payroll plans

Our plans are designed to make payroll simple, whatever that looks like for your business.

Use our simple do-it-yourself payroll software, or get our payroll experts to do it for you. Either way, you'll be on easy street.

Plus, whichever plan you choose, you'll get access to all the best Smartly features like automated PAYE and staff payments, Xero integration, timesheets, labour costing, the employee app, and more.

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Do it yourself DIY Payroll Plan
We do it for you Managed Payroll Plan
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.
Automated PAYE payments, payday filing and staff payments With one touch, everything’s sorted on time and accurately. 
Smartly calculates all leave in line with legislation Accurate leave management, plus use digital leave requests and approvals that flow straight through to payroll.
Xero integration Securely transfer your key information straight from Smartly to your Xero account.
Smartly employee app Give your employees secure access to view payslips, sort their leave and timesheets.
Digital timesheets and labour costing Submit and approve timesheets with the click of a button, plus split, track and report on labour costs by department or job.
$20/month + $2 per employee per pay run*
Was $40/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.​
We'll work with your existing systems and processes Whatever your current system is for collecting time, leave, and other payroll data, simply send it through, and we'll do the rest!
We'll sort your payday filing, PAYE and staff payments for you Once we receive your final approval, we'll get all your payments sorted on time and accurately.
Access to all things Smartly We'll be using Smartly to run your pay, so you get access to all the best Smartly features like Xero integration, timesheets, labour costing, the employee app and more. Use what you need, leave what you don't.
$20/month + $6 per employee per pay run* Minimum monthly fee of $300 applies
Was $40/month + $6 per employee per pay run*
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It looks like your business has more than 300 employees, we’d love to chat to you about which Smartly plan would work best for your business needs and build a customised quote for you. Simply enter your details below and a Smartly solutions expert will be in touch!

*Indicative costs only. EOFY pricing is available to new sign-ups only before 31 May 2024. All pricing listed above excludes GST. Actual pricing may vary monthly depending on the number of employees and pay cycles. Standard pricing applies from 31 May 2025. Full T&C's

Over 22,000 Kiwi businesses use 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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    Never worry about IRD again
    Everything is automatically sorted for you, on time and in-line with legislation.
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    Safe and incredibly secure data
    We’re certified against ISO27001, because we know security is extremely important to you.
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    See your payroll data in Xero
    Securely transfer your key information straight from Smartly to Xero.

Need help choosing?

Not sure what plan is best for your business? Check out our helpful blog that takes you through what should be considered when choosing whether to process payroll in-house or outsource. 

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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!

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