PayHero | Compliant, Accurate & Easy to Use Payroll Software

Online Payroll Software
for NZ Businesses

14 Days Free · Easy Set Up · No Credit Card Required

Pay employees right with smart, modern and seriously compliant online payroll software.


Payroll compliance made easy

Relax safe in the knowledge that your payroll system follows the very latest Holidays Act guidance from MBIE and legislative updates are automatically applied. Just business as usual as far as you’re concerned.


Fast, easy, accurate & stress-free

Pay your staff in minutes and let our powerful online payroll software do the hard work for you. Take care of all your wage and leave calculations, payslips and payday filing in a few clicks.


Payroll your employees can trust

Annual leave and holiday laws are complex, but we’ll make it easier to understand your obligations and for your staff to trust the entitlements and deductions in their pay.

The only software on the market currently able to accurately calculate the leave entitlements for employees with irregular working patterns, without manual intervention, is PayHero.

Admin Army | Irene Bennetts | FlexiTime Customer
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A better way to payroll
Take care of your team on payday with easy to use payroll software that calculates employee pay, taxes & deductions, and keeps track of employee leave.

Review Timesheets, Leave & Expenses Before You Run Payroll | PayHero

Perfect for hourly employees

Track hourly work with ease and automatically calculate pay and entitlements for part time, casual, contract or shift workers. Let staff record hours against different work and cost centres with online & mobile timesheets, or capture exact start and finish times with photo clock in/out or GPS location tracking.

Put your payroll on Autopilot

You can set your pays to run automatically each payday. We’ll send you an email with all the details and you can finalise the pay there and then without having to login. Too easy!

Payday filing, sorted once and for all

PayHero makes payday filing easy – just connect your account to IRD and we’ll automatically send the details through after every pay.

Public holidays are for relaxing

No more painstaking public holiday calculations or costly errors! Save on paperwork and manual processing by using timesheet history to automatically calculate holiday entitlements for variable hour employees.

Seamlessly manage paid and unpaid breaks

Employees can record breaks on the PayHero time clock app, and PayHero will automatically figure out if the break should be a paid 10-minute rest break or an unpaid 30-minute meal break. Minimise the burden on managers and allow employees to document their breaks themselves.

Update your Xero accounts

Connect with Xero and automatically send wage data through to your accounting system. Keep it simple or assign wage costs to different account codes and tracking categories for those who need a more detailed break down.

Online payroll software that works the way you do

Your setup can be as simple or complex as you need it to be. Easily manage multi-pay frequencies, different pay rates for different work, a combination of hourly and salaried staff, expenses, commissions, bonuses, employee loans and more.

Easy payments

When you finalise a pay, you can use Pay Now to transfer the funds with a POLi payment, or use our industry standard bank payment batch file, leaving you in complete control of your finances.

Send Payslips to Employees, Send Invoices to Xero & Submit Pays to Inland Revenue | PayHero

Take PayHero for a test flight
Try payroll for free with our fully interactive online demo.

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Made for the web


Always accurate

NZ payroll and labour laws often change. Every time they do, we update PayHero so you’re always fully compliant with tax and holiday legislation. No downloads or time consuming updates for you – just business as usual.


Seriously secure

We use bank-level security and automatic, daily online backups to multiple servers to ensure your sensitive payroll data and employee information is kept safe.


Access from anywhere

Pay your wages from any computer or tablet with an internet connection. Let your employees manage their time, leave & expenses and view their payslips with powerful employee access.

All the tools you need to supercharge your payroll


Easy set up

It couldn’t be easier to get started. There’s no setup fee, we offer a 14 day free trial and we can help you load your employees into the payroll system so you’re ready to go.


Expert customer care

Our team of NZ payroll experts are on hand to help you with setup or any curly questions. Choose between phone, email or online articles.


Employee documents

Save employment documents like contracts, permits, licences and IRD forms on the employee record. Get rid of the old filing cabinet and manage your most important documents securely online.


Powerful reporting

Set up custom reports for a detailed view of employee hours worked, holiday / leave liability, wage costs on a job or almost anything else you can think of.


Minimum wage top up

Ensure that salaried staff who work variable hours, and employees paid based on piecemeal rates, are always paid at least the minimum wage for their actual hours of work. PayHero will monitor hourly rates and automatically apply a top up if they drop below minimum wage.


Payslip software

Payslips are automatically emailed to employees when you finalise a pay. Add your company logo to your payslip template and select which information is shown to employees.

Payroll for NZ Businesses

Easily manage payroll
& pay your staff right

Recently an accounting firm was pitching me for business. They told me they could do my payroll in just two hours a week. I told them it only takes me 10 minutes.

Wellington Chocolate Factory | Rochelle Harrison | FlexiTime Customer
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