As you know, we love Xero.  One of the nice things about Xero is that there are more than 400 business apps that integrate with Xero.  We want to share with you some of our favorite Xero add-on apps.

We are absolutely delighted with ZenPayroll.  ZenPayroll provides small business owners, administrative staff, and employees with a great payroll experience. We have been using ZenPayroll for our own firm’s payroll since January 2015.  We have been very happy with the ease of use, integration with Xero, and our overall experience.











Below are a few features that we think really set ZenPayroll apart:

  1. Employee Accounts

 Employees get their own ZenPayroll log in enabling them to input their personal details, such as address change, new direct deposit information and the like.  Employees can access their paystubs anywhere, anytime.  Employees also receive an automatic email on payday (our employees like this).

  1. Complete Automation

As with most payroll solutions, all state and federal payroll taxes are calculated automatically.  ZenPayroll will also pay and file you federal and state payments and all forms electronically on your behalf. Direct deposits are available for employees.

A nice additional feature is that you can also pay your contractors with direct deposit.  And ZenPayroll will also file 1099s for your contractors that you pay through their system. (We use this too)

If your employees are salaried or if your employees generally work the same number of hours, you can even have ZenPayroll run your company’s payroll automatically for you!

  1. Unlimited Bonus and Off-Cycle Payrolls

 You can run payroll as many times as you like for no extra cost. Also, if you make an error, you can cancel and re-run your payroll for no extra charge.

 4. Powerful Xero Integration

 When you run your company’s payroll, ZenPayroll automatically syncs with Xero. No manual uploads needed! The payroll bills appear in your Draft Bill screen. All you need to do is approve and reconcile to your bank feed.

 These are just a few of the many powerful features that ZenPayroll offers. Let us know if you would like to know more about how using ZenPayroll with Xero can streamline your payroll.