June 16, 2022
New Zealand’s Matariki public holiday explained
New Zealand’s new public holiday, Matariki, is on Friday 24th June 2022. Learn how accountants and bookkeepers can achieve compliance with the help of KeyPay.
April 21, 2022
5 things to keep in mind when running payroll for public holidays in New Zealand
From Mondayisation to processing payroll on ANZAC Day, here's some things that all outsourced payroll providers should consider on public holidays in NZ.
April 12, 2022
Fair Pay Agreements in NZ: What you need to know
The New Zealand Government is planning to implement a Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) system to improve pay and working conditions for middle-income earners.
March 28, 2022
Streamline payroll reporting with Zoho Books
KeyPay has released an integration with Zoho Books so that shared users can benefit from an automated payroll and accounting experience.
March 16, 2022
Save time on importing employee data
Introducing our newest feature - flatfile importing! You can now import employee data from other systems into KeyPay with minimal manual intervention required.
March 8, 2022
Payroll updates for NZ New Tax Year 2022-2023
The new tax year is fast approaching in New Zealand. Here's how KeyPay is helping partners and their clients with end of tax year processing.
March 8, 2022
The importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, but we at KeyPay believe that gender equality and diversity should be a year-round focus.
March 1, 2022
No more manual timesheet approvals!
No more manually approving timesheets against hours worked; if a timesheet matches the roster exactly, the system will auto-approve this for you!
February 14, 2022
Valentine’s Day with KeyPay: Why you’ll fall in love with our payroll software
Celebrate Valentine's Day with KeyPay, to find out why we (and our clients) love our payroll and employee management software.
January 28, 2022
World Data Privacy Day: A time to review your information's security
January 28 2022 is World Data Privacy Day - in today’s day and age where online transactions are rampant, it’s key to take steps to protect your information.
January 20, 2022
4 Features to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Payroll Solution
With multiple payroll software providers in the market, it can be difficult to know which platform is best for you and your business.
January 12, 2022
Double the roster templates, with half the effort!
Save time and cut down on manual effort by duplicating existing roster templates. No more re-building your preferred rosters from scratch!
December 24, 2021
Employees can now edit and upload their qualification documents!
Employees now have the ability to add a new qualification and edit existing qualifications within the employee portal to save even more time.
December 22, 2021
2021 Year in Review
From award wins to expansion (and even making it back to face-to-face events!), we take a look at some of our highlights from 2021.
December 21, 2021
4 ways to streamline rostering with roster warnings
Introducing our newest feature - roster warning rules! Users can now set up warnings to ensure legislative compliance when creating shifts.
December 6, 2021
Running payroll over the festive break: 4 ways to prepare
The festive season is almost here! We've made life easier by outlining how to prepare to run payroll during the holidays.
November 18, 2021
Steps to take to mitigate risk of payroll cyber attacks
With the recent cyber attack on Frontier Software, there may be concerns over data security and protection. KeyPay takes measures to protect your information.
November 12, 2021
From humble beginnings in Rotorua to changing the face of payroll
Experienced NZ payroller of 27 years, Shelley Costello, joins KeyPay. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and insights, Shelley's changing the payroll game.
October 28, 2021
Maximise efficiency by bulk importing Employee Advanced Standard Hours
Our new Advanced Standard Hours feature saves time by allowing users to bulk import employees' hours, using an advanced importer to match data without errors.
September 27, 2021
Save time through splitting earnings by location!
Accountants, bookkeepers and payroll bureaus will now be able to automate the distribution of earnings across different locations.
September 2, 2021
The Document Acknowledgement Report is here!
The new Document Acknowledgement Report will allow KeyPay users to review the acknowledgment status and send reminders at the same time!
September 1, 2021
Making payroll Employee Self Service even easier: WorkZone's 'calendar events'
With KeyPay’s new WorkZone Calendar Events feature, users can see all calendar events from within the roster screen! No more switching from roster to calendar.
August 24, 2021
The Holidays Act (2003): Why your payroll software should display calculation transparency
By seeking a transparent payroll software, payroll bureaus and outsourced payroll providers are equipped with the tools to provide audits and advisory.
August 10, 2021
10 questions to consider before hiring employees internationally
Thinking about expanding your business internationally? Here are 10 things to consider for business globalisation, from hiring, to payroll, to HR.
July 15, 2021
The NZ Holidays Act: What Is expected to change and what it means for payroll providers
The NZ government has approved all 22 recommendations to review the Holidays Act (2003) - find out what is expected to change and what this means for payroll.
June 29, 2021
'Update Pay Rates' tool: Bulk update up to 200 employee pay rates - instantly!
Bulk update employee pay rates quickly and easily using KeyPay’s new Update Pay Rates feature - saving hours of time and manual frustration.
June 1, 2021
NZ Holidays Act compliance: 6 ways to streamline employee data
Issues can arise with record keeping and meeting NZ Holidays Act compliance unless innovative, cloud technology is used. Explore how to streamline compliance.
May 6, 2021
Restore deleted settings in KeyPay with just a click
KeyPay is putting more power into payroll admins' hands and enabling them to restore deleted items themselves, without the hassle of emailing back and forth!
April 20, 2021
The Holidays Act: 6 'best practice' compliance tips
The Holidays Act (2003) is a widespread issue for businesses across New Zealand. Explore these tips to set your business up for compliance.
April 7, 2021
WorkZone enhancements - Creating timesheets and editing personal details from the mobile app
Employees can now create timesheets from approved leave requests and rostered shifts. Plus! NZ and SG employees can now edit their personal details in WorkZone.
April 1, 2021
KeyPay's payroll calendar feeds: Improving visibility of work anniversaries
KeyPay's work anniversaries in calendar feeds, offers your clients better visibility so they are able to plan ahead for annual reviews or pay increases.
March 29, 2021
NZ payroll: Tracking leave liability provisions in pay run journals
Stay informed of actual costs to your clients' businesses with the ability to journal leave liability provisions in KeyPay.
March 19, 2021
Automating timings for pay run finalisation tasks
Pay run finalisation tasks like reporting and pay slip distribution can now be automated, saving time and manual frustrations.
March 9, 2021
Maximising security and data access in KeyPay: Enhanced permissions for restricted users
To enhance security and accessibility, KeyPay provides 3 more options of accessing employee details for users.
February 18, 2021
Interpreting the Holidays Act with KeyPay: 2 employee scenarios
Ensure you're using the right calculation methods for leave and holiday pay calculations with KeyPay's transparent leave calculations.
December 15, 2020
Holidays Act Compliance: 5 'blind spots' of traditional NZ payroll software
Many New Zealand businesses face difficulty in achieving complete compliance with the Holidays Act. Look out for these software issues to ensure compliance.
November 30, 2020
7 Remote Recruiting Tips: How to grow your team when location doesn't matter
Remote working has become the norm. Here's some tips for hiring remote workers in this new world by HR Partner.
November 23, 2020
Branded Payroll Management in the Partner Dashboard
Have easy access to a range of branded payroll functions straight from the partner dashboard.
September 24, 2020
Schedule future pay rate changes for employees in advance
Users can record, in advance, any future pay rate changes against an employee and the system will update the earnings in the pay run automatically.
September 1, 2020
Calculation transparency with the Timesheet Interpretation Context Panel
KeyPay has introduced a Timesheet Interpretation Context Panel feature that provides clarity on how timesheets have been interpreted each pay run.
August 10, 2020
New Zealand’s Schedular Payments can now be processed in KeyPay
NZ accountants and bookkeepers can now process Schedular Payments alongside regular payroll, in a fuss-free way that saves significant time and money.
May 28, 2020
The employee experience is the future for payroll service providers
Businesses often focus on employee experience to boost morale, productivity and revenue. Payroll bureaux should be embracing the employee experience.
May 11, 2020
Understanding the 'NOTS' of the NZ Holidays Act
David Jenkins from NZPPA covers the NOTS of the Holidays Act and where there are areas we can deliver on today to ensure better payroll and leave compliance.
April 29, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 3: Marketing your restaurant's website
Restaurants often overlook the power of marketing and social media for website promotion. This blog post goes through techniques venues can use to drive sales.
April 28, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 2: Setting up your own online ordering system
External delivery partners can often charge restaurants up to 38% per order commission fees. Here's how you can move your restaurant online and increase profit.
April 27, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 1: Optimising your financials
Restaurant owner Adam Cheers discusses optimising financials to ensure your restaurant survives in unprecedented times.
April 17, 2020
Working from anywhere with cloud payroll
During uncertain times in COVID-19, now more than ever is a time to reassess your current system setup, moving to the cloud and putting employee safety first.
April 16, 2020
There's no playbook for 2020: 3 ways to help yourself and your clients during COVID-19
There is no playbook for years like 2020 with COVID-19. But instead of getting overwhelmed amid the changes, there’s also opportunity.
April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Finding opportunities in uncertain times
COVID-19 is an unnerving time and in this time of unease, we want to help you find opportunity for you, and your clients, through technology.
March 18, 2020
Holidays Act 2003: Managing leave to show compliance
Are you on top of leave management? Guest writer David Jenkins breaks down leave compliance for you in his latest post.
February 24, 2020
What's in store for NZ payroll in 2020?
What NZ payroll trends should you lookout for this year? David Jenkins from the NZPPA discusses this and more to keep you in the loop this coming year.
February 10, 2020
KeyPay's Partner Dashboard: Helping our partners grow their business
KeyPay’s partner dashboard allows partners to enhance client services, generate new business, analyse client activity and save time on support requests.
February 6, 2020
How KeyPay uses KeyPay
We put KeyPay to the test every day for our payroll management, rostering and timesheet needs. See how we use it to its full potential in our own business.
January 7, 2020
The importance of change management and employee engagement during technology implementations
What's the importance of change management during technology implementations? We discuss what you need to know to make your next change a success.
December 16, 2019
Managers can now view roster details and update unavailability in WorkZone
New WorkZone update brings added functionality for managers looking to reduce rostering inefficiencies and manage staff better on the go.
December 11, 2019
Monitor outgoing costs with KeyPay's Rostering vs Timesheet Comparison report!
The Rostering vs Timesheet comparison report helps businesses identify financial costs to guide business development.
October 1, 2019
GDPR payroll obligations made easy with KeyPay
GDPR employee obligations are made easy with KeyPay by giving employers the tools to anonymise employee data and access to their personal data.
September 19, 2019
Payday filing enhancements and seamless IRD gateway integration
Payday filing has been mandatory for NZ businesses since April 2019. KeyPay has just enhanced its Payday filing functionality with IRD integration.
August 12, 2019
Why use cloud software?
Cloud software is becoming widely used, but some payroll administrators can't let go of desktop systems. Here's why you should switch to the cloud.
August 9, 2019
Managers can now approve expense requests directly from WorkZone!
Your managers can now approve expense requests directly from their smartphone in WorkZone - KeyPay's employee app - anywhere and any time!
May 22, 2019
What is branded payroll and why is it valuable?
In this blog we explore branded payroll and why branding your payroll product can improve client value, retention and brand perception.
May 15, 2019
Restrict reporting data according to employee group and location permissions
With KeyPay's restricted reporting's enhanced feature, restricted users can now be given access to the employee group and location permissions. Learn more.
May 14, 2019
Managers can now access Clock Me In admin privileges using their restricted access
Clock Me In from KeyPay now allows managers to perform most of the admin features previously only afforded to full access users. Explore more.
April 8, 2019
Managers can approve leave requests and timesheets using WorkZone
WorkZone, KeyPay’s mobile app, now allows managers to approve leave requests and timesheets on the go. Download WorkZone today to explore more.
February 13, 2019
KeyPay revolutionises payroll with the introduction of automated pay runs
Remove some or all manual handling of processing pays by setting up automated pay runs in your business and instead spend that time focussing on other work.
January 14, 2019
7 reasons to grow your payroll bureau in the cloud
Traditional payroll systems are inefficient and difficult to use. Bureaux should no longer settle for the norm and recognise the benefits of cloud payroll.
November 30, 2018
3 reports to streamline post pay run operations
Restricted users can now access to the pay slip, payment file & journal reports. This removes the responsibility of post payroll tasks for full access users.
November 6, 2018
Filling unassigned shifts now got easier with Shift Bidding
Shift bidding automates the process of filling an unassigned shift. Automatic updates to the roster keeps managers abreast of real time shift updates.
September 13, 2018
3 valuable KeyPay features (that you might not know about!)
With a range of features such as employee self service, rostering, there's something for everyone to make payroll easier. Explore KeyPay's top 3 features.
September 8, 2018
3 new email notifications to help keep track of employee updates
Your clients can configure notification settings to stay abreast of any changes to not affect any current processes when employee details are updated or added.
September 6, 2018
Pro rata hours now auto calculated in pay run
Pro rata hours now are auto calculated in pay run. This means no manual adjustments are required and no accidental overpayments processed. Learn more.
July 15, 2018
Clock Me In now makes it easier to manage employee timesheets
With Clock Me In, your clients can clock in/out on behalf of employees, eliminating the dramas associated with employees forgetting to clock in/out. Learn more.
July 11, 2018
The Story Behind KeyPay's Brand
KeyPay is different to traditional payroll software. We take the pain out of the pay run by automating manual processes. Read about our KeyPay's brand story.
June 4, 2018
New permissions now added for Managers
Explore some new permissions KeyPay has added for managers. This allows full access users the ability to start delegating more and more tasks to Managers.
June 4, 2018
Unveiling KeyPay's new & improved Manager Dashboard
New look of Manager Dashboard provides shortcut create & access buttons & displays pending action items. Explore some Manager Dashboard highlights.
June 4, 2018
Employees can acknowledge documents in KeyPay
KeyPay's document functionality allows your clients to require employees to acknowledge documents via employee dashboard/WorkZone and receive notifications.
May 24, 2018
Two-Factor Authentication enabled in KeyPay
Two-factor authentication enabled in KeyPay will help to strengthen your account security with us. Learn how Two-factor authentication works & how to enable it.
April 13, 2018
Shift Swapping is now available in WorkZone
Employees can now swap shifts or receive proposed swapped shifts through WorkZone. This allows employees to complete the cycle of receiving & accepting shifts.
March 7, 2018
KeyCon: A team weekend of culture building, idea generation, and beers
We decided to bring the team together for 2 days / 3 nights in the Hunter Valley for what became known as our first ever “KeyCon”.
February 28, 2018
Managers can use Live View to clock out their staff
Managers can now clock out or discard shifts on behalf of employees directly from the Live View report. Learn more about how this works.
February 28, 2018
Net to Gross Calculator
KeyPay's Net to Gross Calculator feature helps automatically calculate what the equivalent gross amount should be based off a desired net amount. Learn more.
February 7, 2018
Better manage your rosters with Shift Swapping
Better manage your rosters by empowering employees to swap shifts they cannot work with other eligible employees. This will significantly save everyone's time.
January 25, 2018
Managers can now create Pay Run Tasks
KeyPay has extended Pay Run Tasks feature to all user types. Remove constant back & forth phone calls, emails & spreadsheets to communicate pay run exceptions.
December 14, 2017
KeyPay's Live View report
Live View is our latest intuitive report that captures real time employee clock in and out activities generated via Clock Me In and WorkZone.
November 27, 2017
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future for Payroll?
Heavy industry investment in AI by accounting software begs the question, is artificial intelligence the future of payroll?
August 21, 2017
WorkZone: KeyPay's Employee Mobile App
WorkZone: KeyPay's Mobile App for Payroll Management. View bank accounts, pay slips, super accounts, submit timesheets. All in one mobile management.
June 7, 2017
With the release of employee onboarding in KeyPay, employers can say goodbye to the paperwork associated with hiring new employees. Explore more.
May 24, 2017
The employee portal new look
Explore a number of key UI improvements that will make KeyPay's employee portal an indispensable tool for your employees.
May 17, 2017
The employee portal has had a makeover
The employee portal is one of KeyPay's most used features with thousands of employees logging on every month. Explore what's changed in the employee portal.
May 11, 2016
New Feature: Standard Work Hours
Setting up Standard Work Hours for employees who’s work hours aren’t the same every day of the week will allow more accurate leave request estimation.
April 3, 2016
Clock Me In – Time and Attendance for KeyPay
Clock Me In is KeyPay's time and attendance app. Designed specifically for the iPad to make it easy to record clients' employee’s work hours.
August 4, 2013
KeyPay Developer Community
If you’re a developer that’s already using KeyPay API or you’re thinking about using API and want more information, the KeyPay Developer Community is for you.
March 28, 2013
5 reasons to use KeyPay with Xero
If you’re an avid Xero user you might be wondering why you’d use a separate payroll product like KeyPay when Xero already has payroll built in. Explore more.
January 28, 2013
Setting up deductions with KeyPay
Simplify payroll by setting up client deductions with KeyPay. These can automatically be paid to a bank account, super fund and more.