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Introducing Add-ons for Payroll in Xero

Posted 5 years ago in Platform by Ronan Quirke
Posted by Ronan Quirke

The end of the Australian financial year is also an opportunity for a fresh start, integrating Payroll in Xero with other applications like timesheets, rostering and WHS.

We’ve been working with Add-on partners during the development of the new Xero Payroll API to make sure you’ve got some great options.

Here is a round-up of some of our partners that can already be connected with Payroll in Xero, all available from the Xero Add-on directory.

Enable HR add-onEnableHR
EnableHR streamlines workplace management – manage and record everyday Human Resource, Contractor and Work Health Safety compliance obligations.

“We think the release of Xero Payroll API is a huge step forward and the new functionality will make it even easier for business owners and Xero partners to streamline accounting, payroll and HR – drastically reducing administration for business owners, their accountants or their bookkeepers,” says Richard Breden, Managing Director, enableHR.

Find out more about EnableHR.

Deputy add-onDeputy
Deputy brings people and workplaces together in real time with unified scheduling, tasking, attendance, business procedures.

“Through the open API, geo-locatable timesheets captured with iPhone and iPad kiosks in Deputy can be exported to Xero Payroll without the need for any further data entry. Our customers can now expect 1-click setup of employees from Xero to Deputy and 1-click export of hundreds of timesheets from Deputy to Xero. We have taken payroll processing from a four hour job on Monday to a two minute job for 100’s of Deputy customers using the Xero Payroll API!” says Ashik Ahmed, CTO,

Find out more about Deputy.

Employment Hero add-onEmployment Hero
“We are excited to launch our “Xero to Hero” integration for Australian employers, bookkeepers and accountants.
Employment Hero gives Xero users access to a complete employment management suite including employment contracts and policies created and maintained by employment lawyers, performance management tools and live support from our national team of employment lawyers, safety, payroll and HR experts.
Employment Hero is an affordable way to give any business a virtual HR team or supplement an existing HR resource with professional support.

Xero users can synchronize their employee details with Employment Hero within seconds and are also eligible for an extended trial by using the ‘XERO’ promo code.” says Ben Thompson, Head Hero

Find out more about Employment Hero.

PayAus add-onPayAus
PayAus provides a rostering and attendance system which using hardware on the business premises to record employee times, and software in the cloud to generate timesheets and interpret awards.

Find out more about PayAus.

Don’t forget that if you are converting from another payroll system to payroll in Xero, many of our conversion partners offer payroll conversion.

This is just a taste of the innovation we are going to see in the space now that HR & payroll applications can communicate in the cloud – we are looking forward to featuring more payroll Add-on partners in the Xero blog soon.


Gayle Buchanan
June 28, 2013 at 5.25 pm

Ronan thanks for the update, so nice not to have to go onto the site each week to see who is an add-on.

appreciate that

Earl Rudolfo
July 8, 2013 at 7.23 am

Just wanted to point out that there are a couple of Canadian payroll partners on board with Xero, viz., Payment Evolution and Simplepay (for us, Canucks). However, what I find interesting and quite exciting is that once you make the integration with payroll and Xero, it opens up the potential for further integrations. For example HR, Time scheduling, etc. For example in the vertical franchise space for fast food restaurants, there’s this app-linking scenario – Xero-Simplepay-Shiftplanning-Kairos Time Clock.

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