Australian payroll-as-a-service provider KeyPay will today show off a major partner portal upgrade.
The company’s co-founder Richard McLean told CRN KeyPay serves almost a third of the Australian outsourced payroll processing market, all serviced by partners that white-label its products.
McLean said 726 channel companies use KeyPay in Australia alone, powering payroll for thousands of end-customers. Among the 726 is QuickBooks Australia. Many others are accounting firms or consultancies.
The enhanced portal, McLean said, will see “all of the tools that we've created for our staff to use in the back-end will now be shared with our partners.”
Those tools include more detailed reporting and dashboards.
The new portal will also help fuel a planned push into the United Kingdom, a market where McClean believes end users are often tied to legacy applications and/or spreadsheets.
McLean said he thinks KeyPay can translate its compliance expertise to the new market. And compliance is key in Australia, he said, because modern awards remain complex and partners that power payrolls with KeyPay can access the vendor’s investment in tools that ensure staff are paid the correct sums. The vendor also offers workflows that secure signoff from managers, to again ensure the right sums are paid. Such processes are welcome, McClean said, given recent incidences of businesses underpaying staff. Employees like KeyPay too, because it provides apps that let individual workers see their pays.
McLean thinks KeyPay, and by extension its partners, have good days ahead as the gig economy changes work patterns and means employers and employees alike seek more guidance on payroll matters, and on their individual pay packets.
The co-founder said data drawn from across KeyPay’s clientele suggests more and more workers are part-time and that employers that want to retain them could even move to same-day pay runs for occasional workers.