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By Smartly
5 out of 5 stars
Smartly is a user-friendly online cloud software for payroll that makes it simple to pay your people on time, accurately and in line with regulations.
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Listed for
2 years
March 2022
Key functions
Payroll HR


Smartly knows payroll can be a headache. At Smartly, it’s simple to pay your people on time and accurately. You can choose a payroll plan to suit your business and budget with no contracts, easy set-up and free training.  

Smartly has been making it simple for Kiwi businesses since 2004 – over 20,000 of them! The user-friendly, online cloud-software keeps your data secure and your business compliant with regulations. Plus, you will always be able to get any help or support you need along the way when you contact the Customer Support team

To sign up to Smartly and connect your Xero account, simply complete the sign up form on our website.

You can also sign up directly through the Xero App Store, however app store sign ups are subject to an 18% surcharge on top of our standard monthly fee.

Smartly + Xero

Smartly can take care of payroll, and our integration with Xero will do the rest! Your data is transferred straight from Smartly to Xero. Efficient and easy.

How does it work?

  • Use Smartly to send payroll information straight to Xero automatically. Too easy!
  • You’ll have greater visibility of business performance and productivity without any extra effort
  • Your cost centres and tracking codes will automatically show in Xero, allowing you to track wages directly
  • When your pay is processed, our integration sends pay run details to the ‘bills to pay’ section in Xero
  • Xero integration will help you avoid mistakes and keep things accurate along with our payroll calculations
  • Benefit from real-time financial tracking and reporting
  • Feel confident knowing it’s all compliant with the Holidays Act
  • Get timely reports and faster reconciliation of wages and PAYE

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Jiten Joshi
Posted 24 Mar 2022
5 out of 5 stars

Really Smart

We use Smartly ( earlier smart Payroll ) for our firm as well as our clients. Time saving, easy and Support is really great.

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