Switch from Smartly to PayHero

Take the stress out of payday and enjoy smarter payroll with PayHero. Converting from Smart Payroll to PayHero is free & easy and we’ll help you every step of the way.

14 Days Free · First Pay Walkthrough · No Credit Card Required

NZ Bookkeepers Payroll Software Partner of the Year


Looking for a Smart Payroll alternative? Here's why PayHero works

Expert support

Our friendly Wellington-based support team is available by phone or email to help you out whenever you need it.

Employee App

Stress-free payroll & employee app with timesheets, leave, expenses & payslip access.

Value for money

Unhappy about getting hit with a price increase? PayHero provides an affordable and honest solution for your business.

Take compliance seriously

PayHero was built to follow the latest Holidays Act guidance published by MBIE. We store annual leave in weeks and review recent work patterns when leave is taken to determine the right entitlements.

No sign up fee

There are no hidden costs or sign up fees with PayHero. Try it for free for 14 days then choose the plan that works for you.

Process pays on your terms

When you run a pay, you can transfer the funds with a POLi payment, or use our industry standard bank files, leaving you in complete control of your finances.

Digital timesheets and leave management for all

Digital employee timesheets and advanced leave management are included in every plan. Go paperless with integrated online payroll and timesheets.

Automatically update your accounts

Seamlessly send your payroll transactions to Xero and assign wage costs to different account codes or tracking categories.

Accurately pay variable hour employees

Track hourly work with ease and automatically calculate pay and entitlements for part time, casual, contract or shift workers.

We’re usually reluctant to endorse payroll software, simply because the cost of getting it wrong is huge. PayHero gets the detail right, at the same time as being exceptionally easy to use. In short, it’s second to none.

Convex Accounting | Hamish Mexted | PayHero Customer
Hamish MextedConvex Accounting

PayHero Pricing

No Hidden Costs · Easy Set Up · 14 Day Free Trial

Origin10 Employees Max

per employee
per month

+ $19 base fee per month

Branded Payslips
Public Holiday Automation
Two Factor Authentication
First Pay Walkthrough
Email Support
Includes 1 Team


per employee
per month

+ $39 base fee per month

Everything in Origin, plus:
Unlimited Employees
GPS Clock In
Insights Reporting
Timesheet Approvals
Timesheet Import
Rest & Meal Break Calculations
Audit Reports
Email & Phone Support
Includes 5 Teams


per employee
per month

+ $59 base fee per month

Everything in Super, plus:
Onboarding & Workflows
Document Management
Pay Cycle Admins
API Access
PowerBI Reporting
Unlimited Teams

Prices are in NZD and exclude GST.

A bit about us

PayHero Team 2021 at ABV Rootfop Bar

We're a New Zealand owned and operated technology company that has been helping thousands of Kiwi companies get their payroll right since 2008.

Our payroll product, PayHero, is perfect for Kiwi companies that want stress free and compliant online payroll. Following the very latest Holidays Act guidance from MBIE, PayHero stores employee leave balances in weeks so companies with staff who work variable hours or have changing work patterns always get their leave entitlements correct.

Better yet, the key elements that feed into payroll are all included - online timesheets; employee leave management; fully automated payday filing; expense claims and reimbursements; automatic calculation of public holiday entitlements; rest and meal break management; and deep integration with Xero.

Our team would love to help you make the switch from Smartly to PayHero. Get in touch with us today!

Swap from Smart Payroll today and find out why NZ bookkeepers love PayHero with a Free Trial

14 Days Free · First Pay Walkthrough · No Credit Card Required