PrimoPayroll

PrimoPayroll

Managing payroll has never been easier. Primo Payroll is a cloud-based payroll package which brings a breath of fresh air to the dull payroll software market with its fully integrated and automated auto-enrolment solution. With direct integration to the Smart Pension API, you are always one click away from completing your auto enrolment duties. 

If you manage multiple payrolls, then Primo Payroll is your perfect partner. It enables you to protect your clients with automated alerts and notifications all the way through. It’s an absolute breeze at no extra cost for auto enrolment compliance.

Primo Payroll is an enterprise-level payroll package designed from the ground up to suit SMEs, accountants and payroll bureaus.

  • Create and set your Smart Pension scheme rules for contributions and pensionable earnings from within Primo Payroll.
  • Primo Payroll automatically downloads the opt-in, opt-out & cease membership details from Smart Pension.
  • As you close each period, the pension contributions are uploaded instantly to Smart Pension.

Pricing Structure


Micro Employers: 1 to 10 Employees

  • Essentials Free Plus – Free
  • Essentials 25 – £24.99 per year
  • Essentials 50 – £49.99 per year

Employers: Above 10 Employees

  • Standard – £0.60 per payslip/month
  • Professional – £1.00 per payslip/month
  • Enterprise – £1.20 per payslip/month

Bureaux and Accountants

  • Standard – £50 per month 
  • Professional – £100 per month
  • Enterprise – £100 per month + £0.75p per payslip/month

To explore the various features and pricing in detail, visit the Primo Payroll website.

For more information, you can view Primo Payroll’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Direct API – ready

This payroll platform integrates with the Smart Pension API.  It is the easiest way to send us your payroll and pension data (also known as "one click" or "direct integration"). The process simply involves you clicking a button on your payroll platform, which sends the data directly to Smart Pension.

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API – coming soon

API integration is coming soon for this payroll platform. The process will involve you clicking a button on your payroll platform, which will send your payroll and pension data directly to Smart Pension.

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Direct API – not available

This payroll platform does not integrate with the Smart Pension API.

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Excel and CSV – ready

This payroll platform supports Excel and CSV upload. The process involves you manually filling in an Excel template or CSV template that we provide. You then upload it to the Smart Pension assessment tool. We run the assessment and calculate the pension contributions for you.

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Excel and CSV - coming soon

This payroll platform does not support Excel and CSV upload.

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Excel and CSV - not available

This payroll platform does not support Excel and CSV upload.

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API through Middleware – ready

Some providers such as Pensionsync, AE Exchange and Aeclipse provide a bridge between your payroll software and Smart Pension. You'll need to create an account and pay the middleware provider, though this is usually only a few pounds per month. To find out more, visit our Middleware partners page.

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Middleware – coming soon

Middleware integration is coming soon for this payroll platform. If you want to use it, you'll need to create an account and pay the middleware provider, though this is usually only a few pounds per month. To find out more, visit our Middleware partners page.

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API through Middleware – not available

Middleware integration is coming soon for this payroll platform. If you want to use it, you'll need to create an account and pay the middleware provider, though this is usually only a few pounds per month. To find out more, visit our Middleware partners page.

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PAPDIS – ready

This payroll platform supports PAPDIS integration (Payroll And Pension Data Interface Standard). PAPDIS is a standard format for moving payroll and pension data between platforms. The process involves you downloading a PAPDIS file from your payroll platform, then uploading it to Smart Pension.

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PAPDIS – coming soon

PAPDIS integration (Payroll and Pension Data Interface Standard) is coming soon for this payroll platform. The process will involve you downloading a PAPDIS file from your payroll platform, then uploading it to Smart Pension.

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PAPDIS – not available

This payroll platform does not support PAPDIS (Payroll and Pension Data Interface Standard) integration.

What is middleware?

Middleware is a software that acts as a connector between different products, applications and services and can be accessed through APIs (Application Programming Interface). Middleware helps to enable the seamless communication between your payroll and pensions by integrating them onto one convenient platform.

Click here to learn more about Middleware partners.

Working with our payroll partners

The Smart Pension platform integrates seamlessly with most common payroll software. However, we are not responsible for and do not accept any liability for any third party, supplier or partner websites or applications. That includes the use, content, performance, security, functionality, accuracy and privacy of such websites and applications, and availability of links to them.

Please read our privacy policy and make sure you're happy with the terms and conditions, permissions, access, and other criteria for accessing or downloading any third party, supplier or partner website or applications.