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Xero Payroll

By Xero
1.9 out of 5 stars
Xero Payroll makes managing staff stress free and helps employers stay compliant. The cloud platform allows you to organise all your business information in one handy place.
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5 years
December 2018
Key functions
Payroll HR


Xero Payroll makes managing staff stress free and helps employers stay compliant. The cloud platform seamlessly integrates with Xero accounts, allowing easy tracking of taxes and staff payments, and annual tax changes are automatically handled for you, so you don’t need to worry about needing to upgrade any software.

Employers can set up staff details, manage leave, pay staff, including all taxes, and file reports to tax authorities.

Staff can simply log into their Xero employee portal on any device to submit leave, their timesheets or view their payslips.

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Xero Payroll + Xero

  • With easy-to-use payroll software and online accounting in the cloud, you can organise all your business information in one handy place.

  • Keep your business moving while you’re on the go. Log in to Xero any time, anywhere, on any device, to make pay runs a walk in the park.

  • Xero Payroll not only manages the tasks you have to do, it automatically updates your accounts and creates HMRC submissions too.

  • Give your employees self-service access from any device with the Xero Me mobile app for iOS and Xero Me app for Android. Xero Me makes it easy for employees to view their payslips, submit their timesheets and request for leave.

  • We’ve got it covered when it comes to auto enrolment: assess your workforce, create employee communications and manage contributions.

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1.9 out of 5 stars
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Gordon Boyle
Posted 26 Mar 2024
1 out of 5 stars

Bad Payroll System

An automated, overplex, payroll nighmare. Please sort this the rest of XERO is good but payroll is almost unusable.
One person found this review helpful.
Georgia Rendel
Posted 10 Jan 2024
1 out of 5 stars

Sort out the holidays!

Please Xero, sort out the holiday section of payroll. There are no reports to run for holiday or sickness and this is a must in any company!
Lee Saunders
Posted 24 Jul 2023
1 out of 5 stars

Not for mac users

Not sure what this is like with windows but its bad on a mac. Curser jumps and de-selects line items and input lines. Easy to make a mistake when things jump around. No holiday pay calculation so this still needs to be done manually. Overall disappointing from Xero.
4 people found this review helpful.

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Payroll HR

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By Xero
Added in 2018


United Kingdom




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