Integrated Payroll Update
If you’ve been following our progress since the acquisition of Paycycle by Xero nine months ago, you’ll know that we’ve been running fast to bring integrated payroll to the core Xero accounting product for Australian customers. We’ve spoken to literally thousands of customers and accounting partners about the pending release and how much more productive integrated payroll will allow them to be.
Integrating payroll into a much broader Xero platform has certainly presented some new challenges. The project has involved some 40 people at varying stages; work on 4 different apps in the Xero platform that payroll touches; the involvement of 4 dedicated testers who are the guardians of a high quality outcome and 2 weeks of final migration and performance testing before we are ready to roll it out.
All these factors combine to mean that we will be a little late and won’t be releasing at the end of April as we had hoped. However, we are still committed to delivering payroll well before the end of the financial year in Australia so you have plenty of time to conduct migration from your legacy systems. We’ll let you know more about the expected release date in the 2-3 weeks.