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Image of Bertie with employees alongside a symbol of a stack of coins and a note illustrating that users can schedule future pay rate changes for employees in advance with KeyPay.
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.
Payroll Management
Bertie with a magnifying glass illustration on a piece of paper. KeyPay's Timesheet Interpretation Context Panel feature provides clarity on how timesheets have been interpreted each pay run.
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.
Payroll Management
Illustration of a Kiwi bird holding a New Zealand flag alongside dollars and coins with the KeyPay logo. NZ businesses can now process Schedular Payments for contractors in KeyPay.
August 10, 2020

New Zealand’s Schedular Payments can now be processed in KeyPay

NZ businesses can now process Schedular Payments alongside regular payroll, in a fuss-free way that saves them significant time and money.
Payroll Management
NZ Holidays Act
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.
Insights
Marketing tips for restaurants
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.
Insights
Setting up your own online ordering system
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.
Insights
Optimising your restaurant's financials
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.
Insights
Working from the cloud
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. 
Insights
COVID-19 payroll
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. 
Insights
Find opportunity in uncertain times
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.
Insights
Strategies to manage leave
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.
Payroll Management
2020 NZ payroll predictions from the NZPPA
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.
Insights
KeyPay's partner dashboard allows bureaus to grow their business
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.
Product News
How do you use your payroll software? At KeyPay we put ours to the test every single day.
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.
Payroll Management
Managing change during technology implementations
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.
Insights
WorkZone view roster details
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.
Product News
KeyPay's Rostering vs Timesheet Comparison report helps businesses identify financial costs.
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.
Product News
GDPR payroll obligations made easy with KeyPay
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.
Compliance
Payday filing enhancements and seamless IRD gateway integration
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.
Compliance
Why use cloud software?
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.
Insights
Approve expense requests directly from their smartphone in WorkZone
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!
Employee Self-Service
Employee experience & bureau payroll
May 28, 2019

The employee experience is the future for bureau businesses

Businesses often focus on employee experience to boost morale, productivity and revenue. Payroll bureaux should be embracing the employee experience.
Insights
KeyPay restrict reporting
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.
Product News
Clock Me In admin
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.
Product News
Approving leave request via KeyPay WorkZone
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.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay automated pay runs
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.
Payroll Management
Payroll bureau with cloud payroll
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.
Insights
3 reports to streamline post pay run operations
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.
Payroll Management
KeyPay shift bidding
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.
Time Attendance
KeyPay payroll email notifications
September 8, 2018

3 new email notifications to help keep track of employee updates

Easily configure your notification settings to stay abreast of any changes so as not to affect any current processes when employee details are updated or added.
Employee Self-Service
Pro rata hours auto calculated in pay run
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.
Payroll Management
Clock Me In employee timesheets
July 15, 2018

Clock Me In now makes it easier to manage employee timesheets

With Clock Me In, managers can clock in/out on behalf of employees, eliminating the dramas associated with employees forgetting to clock in/out. Learn more.
Time Attendance
KeyPay brand story
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.
KeyPay News
New permissions now added for Managers
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.
Payroll Management
KeyPay's new & improved Manager Dashboard
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.
Payroll Management
Employees can acknowledge documents in KeyPay
June 4, 2018

Employees can acknowledge documents in KeyPay

KeyPay's document functionality allows managers to require employees to acknowledge documents via employee dashboard/WorkZone and receive notifications.
Employee Self-Service
Two-Factor Authentication enabled in KeyPay
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.
Payroll Management
Shift Swapping is now available in WorkZone
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.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay team at KeyCon
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”.
KeyPay News
Net to Gross Calculator
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.
Payroll Management
Live View to clock out
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.
Time Attendance
Better manage your rosters with Shift Swapping
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 managers' times.
Time Attendance
Create Pay Run Tasks
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.
Payroll Management
KeyPay Live View report
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.
Time Attendance
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future for Payroll?
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?
Insights
WorkZone KeyPay Employee Mobile App
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.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay employee onboarding
June 7, 2017

Employee Onboarding

With the release of employee onboarding in KeyPay, employers can say goodbye to the paperwork associated with hiring new employees. Explore more.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay employee portal new look
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.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay employee portal
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.
Employee Self-Service
Standard Work Hours
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.
Payroll Management
Clock Me In logo
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 and makes it simpler than ever before to record employee’s work hours.
Time Attendance
KeyPay developer community
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.
KeyPay News
Xero Logo Banner
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.
Payroll Management