Online Payroll Software for Kiwi Businesses.

Take care of your team on payday 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 pay 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.


A better way to pay
Compliant and easy to use payroll software that calculates employee pay, taxes & deductions, and keeps track of employee leave.

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.

The Source Bulk Foods - Retail

“It's made life as a small business owner very easy. I can do my wages in 5 minutes and I don’t wake up in the middle of the night worrying that I haven’t paid or filed to IRD.”

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Brazen Clothing - Manufacturing

“I love the fact that it’s all online. These days I head home and do the wages with a glass of wine after dinner. The whole thing takes less than 10 minutes.”

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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.

Take PayHero for a test flight
Get a feel for PayHero with our fully interactive online demo

Leave management, without the headaches

You and your employees have all the information you need to request and manage time off accurately. Track and record all types of leave, updating employee balances after each pay.

PayHero records annual leave in Weeks, and has been built to follow the 2017 Holidays Act guidance from MBIE, so you can be confident you’re always on the right side of employment law.

Leave Management

Leave Requests take the hassle out of leave management for us and our clients – no more unnecessary paper trails or confusion – simple and effective – we love it!

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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 make payroll a breeze

Easy setup

It couldn’t be easier to start using PayHero. There’s no setup fee, we offer a 14 day free trial and we can help you load your employees into the 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.

Better with timesheets

Go paperless with integrated online payroll and timesheets. Reduce data entry, increase accuracy and effortlessly keep records of who worked when.

Easy expense reimbursements

Let employees submit expense claims with photos of receipts from their mobile app and reimburse those expenses at the same time as you pay them.

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.

Take a break from employee admin

Give employees controlled self-service access to update details, view pay history and submit timesheets, leave requests and expense claims. Let staff manage their own info, so you don’t need to.

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.

Take the next step with PayHero
Join thousands of Kiwi companies doing payroll better.