Managed payroll services

Payroll is at the heart of every organisation. But making sure your people are paid accurately, compliant, and on-time is easier said than done, especially if you have a large and complex workforce. If you’re looking for complete peace of mind, partnering with a managed payroll services provider may be your best option.

At Zellis, we go beyond traditional payroll outsourcing services. Our highly experienced delivery teams use our award-winning payroll software to proactively optimise your processes, generating measurable and meaningful value for your business.

Through our trusted managed payroll services, we can help your organisation:

  • Drive cost efficiency
  • Improve payroll accuracy
  • Build resilience against business uncertainty
  • Manage risk and compliance
  • Unlock strategic insights from your data
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Managed Services staff across three geographies

Always on, expert payroll outsourcing

At Zellis, our dedicated teams of rigorously trained and qualified payroll and HR professionals provide you with the best possible service 24/7, 365 days a year. With our centres of excellence in the UK, Ireland and India, we can meet your business requirements – whatever they may be.

This optimal mix of onshore and offshore delivery provides the scale to keep your operations resilient, secure and cost-efficient in a volatile business environment, significantly reducing risk to your organisation.

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Guaranteed compliance

By maintaining strong relationships with key third parties such as HMRC, Irish Revenue, and The Pensions Regulator, we ensure that we always work with the latest advice, provide our colleagues with the best training, and protect our customers from compliance breaches and penalties.

Our payroll software contains built-in checks and calculations for all of your compliance needs, including:

  • In-country and territory legislation
  • National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage
  • Off-payroll working
  • COVID-19 measures

You can rest assured that your payroll is accurate, secure, and compliant at all times with our payroll outsourcing services.

Award-winning technology

Our managed payroll service is underpinned by our own award-winning, HMRC approved payroll software. It harnesses the latest developments in cloud, automation and data to drive process efficiency, agility and accuracy. 

Plus, boost the employee experience by adopting our payroll and HR self-service functionality, available via desktop and both iOS and Android devices. Empower your people to manage their own data, both in the office and on the move, and reap the benefits of increased engagement and productivity. 

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Dedicated customer portal

Some organisations may worry that using a payroll outsourcing company means losing control of the process.

But with Zellis, this is just not the case: our modern, secure and technology-driven customer portal guarantees you total transparency, no matter where we are in the payroll cycle. Automated payroll processing and reconciliation eliminates a manual approach and delivers an exceptional customer experience.


Easily drop data into the portal to be verified and processed instantly.


View payroll status and checks being performed by our teams in real-time.


Access intelligent payroll reports for verification and approval.


See a countdown to the closure for each payroll – and give the final sign-off.

How we drive cost efficiency

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Economies of scale

The size and scale of our Managed Services division (serving over 600,000 employees) enables us to reduce costly management overheads and avoid the inefficient ‘downtime’ in cycles that an in-house team may experience.

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Global teams

Since our Managed Services teams are located across multiple geographies, we not only have access to the best global talent, but we also gain a labour arbitrage benefit which we pass back to our customers.

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Process automation

We harness the latest developments in automation to make your payroll and HR processes run with exceptional accuracy, efficiency and, of course, cost effectiveness.

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Fully Managed Payroll Outsourcing

Fully managed payroll

Your payroll will be in safe hands as we provide accurate and timely payments to your employees. We’ll look after compliance, year-end, P11Ds, and employee and third-party payments, giving you back the time and resources you need to focus on your core business.

We also offer a partially managed payroll service, tailored to meet your organisation’s specific needs.

Partially Managed Payroll Outsourcing

Partially managed payroll

Retain your in-house payroll team, but outsource any critical processing activities to us, such as gross-to-net calculations and production of critical outputs and payments.

We’re also here to provide emergency payroll services in the event that you face unforeseen challenges or lose capacity within your team.

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HR administration services

We can provide extra support to your HR team using our HR administration services.

We can handle your time-consuming, yet mission-critical functions, including:

  • Contract production
  • Updating personnel information
  • Managing HR documents, such as employment records and onboarding guides.
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Payroll assistance service

Our payroll assistance service gives you access to our team of consultants for:

  • Emergency payroll processing services
  • End-to-end process reviews
  • HMRC liaison and payroll reconciliations
  • P11D processing

With our expert knowledge and insights, we’re on hand to support you – whenever you need us.

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Partnership approach

Payroll outsourcing to a provider should be based on a trusted and close partnership – not just an out-of-the-box approach. We treat our customers’ success as our own success.

Every customer receives a dedicated Customer Success Manager who is focused on building and nurturing a strategic relationship. From the very start of your journey, we will ensure you receive the very highest standard of customer service, using a structured approach to governance, engagement and satisfaction.

Advanced reporting and analytics

We handle all of your reporting for audit and compliance purposes – but we don’t stop there.

Our leading edge business intelligence and analytics tools will also enable you to harness crucial insights from payroll data, so that you can make more informed business decisions.

As the payroll function evolves to become more strategic, it’s difficult to overstate the importance of using data. Let us help you unlock its full potential.

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Don’t just take our word for it

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Monmouthshire County Council

“There is a strong synergy between our digital transformation plans and Zellis HCM Cloud – especially its focus on employee experiences, automation, and ease of integration with solutions we already use.”

Peter Davies Deputy Chief Executive
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Coventry City Council

"I have experienced first-hand how Zellis works collaboratively and in partnership with customers to develop a product that is truly leading-edge in terms of payroll functionality. It delivers a real return on investment for organisations, like Coventry City Council, that are looking to streamline their payroll operations."

Asraf Kassam Operations Delivery Manager
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“Zellis are doing an amazing job right now keeping customers informed of all the latest [COVID-19] measures. Everything is changing so rapidly it’s not easy to keep abreast of changes, but Zellis seem to be working around the clock to keep us informed and provide software updates to process all our furloughed staff.”

Jacqueline Gardner Management Information and Systems Analyst

Arrange your free payroll health check

Our managed payroll services can make your organisation more agile, data-driven and cost-efficient.

Arrange a free, no obligation rapid health check today to see if Managed Services is the right answer for your business.