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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
Image of Nick Day with text that says In conversation with Nick Day - Managing Director of JGA Recruitment. Part 2: Moving from data to strategy.
September 4, 2020

Payroll professionals: Move from data to strategy

In part 2 of our conversation with Nick Day, he discusses technology trends in payroll, and how to embrace innovation to enhance profitability.
Insights
Image of Nick Day alongside text that says In conversation with: Nick Day, JGA Recruitment. Part 1: Raising the profile of payroll.
September 3, 2020

Raising the profile of payroll

In celebration of National Payroll Week, we spoke with Nick Day - Managing Director of JGA Recruitment on changing the undervalued perception of payroll.
Insights
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
Changes to HMRC UK Job Retention Scheme
June 15, 2020

July 1 changes to the UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have made changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including flexible furloughing from 1 July, and reductions in grants from August 1.
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
UK Job Retention / Furloughed Workers Scheme
April 20, 2020

Preparing to claim for the UK Job Retention Scheme (aka furloughed workers)

On 15 April, HMRC provided additional information on the UK furloughed workers / Job Retention Scheme claim process. Here's all you need to know.
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
UK furloughing scheme
April 7, 2020

The UK COVID-19 furloughing scheme

The UK Government has introduced a furloughing scheme in reaction to COVID-19. Here's all we know.
Insights
UK Tax Year End reporting
March 23, 2020

Your guide to UK 2019/20 Tax Year End reporting

UK Tax Year End reporting has never been easier with KeyPay. Send your final report to HMRC and issue your P60s with ease.
Compliance
SSP UK Updates due to COVID-19
March 20, 2020

UK SSP Updates due to COVID-19

Temporary changes have been made to SSP due to COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.
Insights
Here's your Tax Year End checklist
March 17, 2020

Top tips to stay ahead this Tax Year End

Tax Year-End is almost here! check out our handy checklist for everything you need to know come April 5th.
Payroll Management
Staying compliant with the new NMW changes
March 11, 2020

Updates to NMW changes: ensure your payroll is compliant

The UK government is making updates to the National Minimum Wages regulations and resuming the ‘public naming scheme’. Ensure payroll is compliant.
Insights
Is it time to change your payroll software?
March 2, 2020

Maximise your payroll efficiencies for the new tax year

With the new tax year approaching it's time to ask whether your payroll solution is right for you.
Payroll Management
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
KeyPay automates SSP calculations so you don't have to switch between the HMRC calculator and payroll
November 29, 2019

Automated Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) with KeyPay UK

KeyPay automates Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) calculations so you don't have to switch between the HMRC calculator and payroll.
Payroll Management
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
What is value pricing, and when should we use it in payroll?
September 1, 2019

What is value pricing, and when should we use it in payroll?

Value pricing can be used in payroll to charge clients based on value rather than a fixed cost. But when can payroll bureaux and accountants get this wrong?
Insights
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
Pension Postponement Rules in KeyPay
July 24, 2019

Pension Postponement Rules in KeyPay

To help you keep on top of your pension obligations, we’ve added automated pension postponement rules in our latest KeyPay release.
Product News
Pensions automated with KeyPay and PensionSync
July 24, 2019

Pensions: Automated with KeyPay and PensionSync

With our latest release, KeyPay's integration with pensionsync is now simpler AND more powerful than ever before. Pension management has never been easier.
Product News
Cyclical Re-enrolment in KeyPay
July 24, 2019

Cyclical re-enrolment in KeyPay

It’s easy to miss cyclical re-enrolment. With KeyPay, you only have to set your re-enrolment date once and it will make cyclical re-enrolment a breeze.
Product News
Employment Payment Summary (EPS) enhancements
July 23, 2019

Employment Payment Summary (EPS) enhancements

In our latest Employment Payment Summary release, you can submit no payment for a period, periods of inactivity and a final EPS with a ceasing scheme date.
Product News
The proof that pensions can actually make you smile
July 16, 2019

The proof that pensions can actually make you smile

KeyPay has just enhanced pension auto-enrolment to be even more streamlined so payroll managers can spend less time on pension administration.
Insights
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 white label
May 22, 2019

What is white labelling and why is it valuable?

In this blog we explore white labelling and why white labelling your payroll product can improve client value, retention and brand perception.
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 UK simplifies P32 reporting
March 14, 2019

Simplify your P32 reporting with KeyPay UK

Employer Payment Record details amounts you've paid to HMRC each month. KeyPay UK has some tips for P32 reporting to make life easier for bureaux & employers.
Payroll Management
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 for bureaux
January 22, 2019

Where payroll traditionally failed the bureau

It’s time for payroll bureau businesses to change the way they work and pay by adopting automation and cloud technology in their processes.
Insights
UK pension scheme compliance
January 22, 2019

UK Pension scheme compliance is easy with these top tips

Pensions remain a major pain point for payroll managers and bureaux. This blog explores how to ensure your payroll is compliant in the easiest way possible.
Insights
Simplify RTI compliance in UK payroll
January 14, 2019

How to simplify RTI compliance in UK payroll

RTI remains a compliance issue for payroll bureaux, but the right payroll software technology can help us with RTI and create a smoother reporting process.
Insights
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
UK pension processes
January 14, 2019

Removing the pain from UK pension processes

Having trouble with pension processes? KeyPay is a payroll platform that seamlessly integrates with pension schemes, automates the pension process, and more.
Compliance
Improve payroll efficiencies for bureaux
January 13, 2019

Maximise your payroll efficiency: 3 key trends for the modern payroll bureau

The UK is one of the top five most complex payroll systems in the world, but the right technology can help bureaux maximise their payroll efficiency.
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
Automating pension processes
November 22, 2018

Automating pension processes

KeyPay's enhanced features further streamline pension scheme management. Bureaux can now set up and customise multiple pension schemes. Explore more.
Compliance
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
Automating tax codes for bureaux by KeyPay
September 22, 2018

We're automating tax codes for bureaux

One of the big pain points for UK payroll managers is managing the ever-changing employee tax codes. Explore how KeyPay UK has automated tax codes for bureaux.
Tax
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
KeyPay employee self service
August 22, 2018

5 Reasons to Embrace Employee Self Service

Modern bureaus & organisations are moving more and more towards payroll software which offers Employee Self Service to relieve pay run stress.
Insights
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
The impact of GDPR on UK payroll businesses
May 26, 2018

The impact of GDPR on UK payroll businesses

So what is GDPR? Why is GDPR important? What does this have to do with payroll? Find out more about the impact of GDPR on payroll.
Insights
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
Cloud payroll KeyPay for the UK
May 10, 2018

KeyPay: The UK's first cloud payroll designed for bureaux

What makes KeyPay different to most payroll companies? Learn more about KeyPay journey & what led us to become the UK’s first cloud payroll designed for bureaux
KeyPay News
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