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Ditch the annual desktop subscription and try out 100% cloud payroll with KeyPay

Made for Accountants, Bookkeepers and Payroll Bureaus

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Streamline your entire bureau with KeyPay

UK payroll professionals know the frustrations of archaic desktop software - single user logins, manually processing payroll, losing data, and the slow pace of desktop software. That’s the tip of the iceberg. KeyPay not only removes these hurdles, but offers a comprehensive payroll and workforce management platform that streamlines a bureaux entire operation. Switching payroll software shouldn’t be hard. And it isn’t with KeyPay. Simply import employee details, data and opening balances via a CSV file and you’re all set.  

Moving from desktop payroll to KeyPay

Switching payroll shouldn’t be overwhelming, so we’ve made it easy. Simply import employee details and data and opening balances with a CSV file.

KeyPay rostering allows you to Identify any inconsistencies prior to approving timesheets by comparing rotas to actual time worked.
Real time updates with 100% cloud technology

Real time updates with 100% cloud tech

You’re in control of the payroll. Access anywhere, any time, from any PC, no downloads, no commitment, no annual subscription fees, no lost data. 100% cloud solution, KeyPay updates in real time, from employee right through to the payroll manager.

Automate the entire payroll process

KeyPay’s award winning payroll automation lets you set up full client payroll automation. From remembering the payroll to submitting to HMRC, publishing payslips and distributing reports, KeyPay allows you to automate every aspect of payroll, while still retaining full quality and control through pre-configured triggers to pause the automation. A one off configuration saves you hours of manual work, all with full accuracy and quality assurance. Perfect for bureaux with company director payrolls and larger businesses alike.

Automate the entire payroll process
No more single user restriction headaches

No more single user
restriction headaches

You’re not restricted to one licensed user to process client payrolls. With KeyPay, you can set up 3 types of users: admins, managers and employees. There’s no limit on the number of users, so your team can process different payrolls at the same time, with full visibility of actions performed. No more overriding a colleague’s work or delays.

Payroll accuracy
& compliance at its core

KeyPay is the most flexible payroll software in the UK, catering to different payroll scenarios to ensure complete accuracy, whatever the payroll scenario looks like. Remove human errors and the need to check for updates, we automatically update tax code changes from HMRC, so you don’t have to. We ensure your bureau is fully compliant across pension communications, GDPR, HMRC and RTI reporting for each of your clients.

GDPR, HMRC and RTI reporting

KeyPay online tools to help your UK business


Expand globally

Available in Australia, NZ, the UK, Singapore and Malaysia, KeyPay’s global offering allows you to streamlines payroll and manage for your clients across multiple countries.

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Custom branded platform

As a partner, you can manage customers’ payroll from one branded interface, boosting your brand amongst clients.


Payroll reporting

Add value beyond payroll. Automate the generation and distribution of key reports such as P60s, employee expenses and benefits, pay run, pensions and PAYE.

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HMRC compliant

Compliance at core, KeyPay is a leading HMRC-accredited payroll software. Submit and automate payroll data seamlessly, and remove the need to manually upload files via your HMRC portal.

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KeyPay acts as a single source of data for timesheets, rostering, employee, leave and expense management, and payroll calculations in a single platform.


Automated pay runs

Eliminate payroll admin tasks by automating pay runs from end to end with a one off configuration. Warnings help maintain quality control when actions are required.

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Pay Conditions Engine

Configure pay condition rules for staff regarding contracted hours, overtime rates, entitlements and deductions, feeding straight into our timesheet calculator.

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Partner support

Get set up easily and have access to ongoing level 2 technical support.

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KeyPay partner dashboard

Streamline reporting and monitor feature usage for better insights into your clients.

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We’ve saved so much manpower, time, and staff resources by moving over to KeyPay. A payroll that should have taken 15 minutes which might be a standard payroll could have ended up taking over an hour on previous systems. Now it takes no time.

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Matthew Coates

KeyPay has a dedicated support team in Australia and the UK that have supported us with our roll-out and also with any customer issues that we can’t resolve ourselves.

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Stuart Carroll

KeyPay has definitely changed my perception of payroll. I used to see payroll as an old school thing that nobody paid much attention to, but now I see payroll as a profit centre for our business.

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Plans to suit your clients’ needs

For accountants, bookkeepers & payroll bureaus. Every business is different. That’s why we offer different plans to suit. Explore the best solution for your clients and deliver a valuable payroll service.

per month*
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Recommended Plus

Flexible Payroll
Employee Self Service
Workzone mobile app
Comprehensive reporting
RTI reporting
Payrolling of Benefits
Accelerated employee onboarding
Pay conditions engine
Rota management
Time & attendance kiosk
*P11Ds are available as an add-on per submission per person.
**The CIS feature is available as an add-on per submission per contractor.
*Prices are per active employee per month in GBP excluding VAT. An employee will be considered ‘active’ when at least one of the following actions has been completed for that employee during a calendar month:
- Included in a finalised pay run (even if that pay run is subsequently unlocked)
- Has had an approved leave request
- Has had an approved expense request
- Has had a published roster shift- Has had an approved timesheet
**P11Ds are available as an add on of £7.50 + VAT per submission per person.