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Payroll Software & Systems

Payroll without the eye rolls

Bring new levels of accuracy, visibility, and flexibility to your payroll

With our market-leading integrated payroll solutions, you can automate the process to maximise efficiencies and reduce admin, while remaining compliant with the latest legislation.

From P45s to pensions, our UK and Irish-compliant payroll software is a fully scalable solution for both small and large business needs. You can manage it in-house, outsource it to our experts, or combine the two.

Whichever option you choose, a full payroll system overhaul means saying goodbye to manual processes and human error while saving time and money. And it's easily integrated with HR and financial solutions to create a single data source.

What can our payroll software system help companies with?

  • In-house or outsourced payroll – or a combination

  • Improving accuracy through automated processes to 99.999%+

  • Save up to 50% of your processing time

  • Keep ahead of compliance and reduce risk

  • Control the payroll cycle with clarity and confidence

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What are the benefits of using our payroll software?

Our easy-to-use, cloud-based payroll software is suited to any organisation, regardless of size, complexity, or industry. Our scalable solutions can be tailored to meet your business requirements, creating smooth, automated payroll processes that reduce admin and risk by eliminating manual data entry.

Save time

Our payroll management systems automate time-consuming processes such as pension scheme enrolment, holiday allowance, expense claims, P60 handouts as well as accurately performing multiple payroll runs. This makes it easy to support multiple roles and contracts.

Enable quick, smooth submissions

Our online payroll software is supported by a CIPP qualified team, recognised by HMRC, is BACS compliant and fully up to date with current legislation. Our solutions enable data submissions to be quick, simple, secure, and easy for organisations everywhere.

Simplify payslips to reduce costs

With our software, you can simplify the production and distribution of payslips and reduce processing costs with flexible, automated workflows and authorisations that you define. This empowers employees to interact and understand their payslips while delivering transparency on pay and benefits.

Make pensions and benefits simple

Our cloud-based payroll software manages everything in one place, including pensions submissions, auto-enrolment, and other entitlements to benefits selection and payments. This ensures you have everything readily available in one place and keeps things simple.

Increase financial wellbeing

The traditional monthly pay cycle can expose some employees to financial risk and unnecessary stress. Help your employees manage their finances with earned wage access and a range of tools in iTrent.

Data archiving

Easily transfer data from your legacy platform and access it when needed. Our data archiving service enables you to hold historical information in line with HMRC and data regulations in a simple and easy-to-use platform.

Want to outsource and automate your payroll? Discover our wide-range of payroll software services.

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How do our Payroll systems make the complex simple?

No matter how complex your requirements are, our cloud-hosted iTrent software can transform how you process payroll with simple and accurate management from a single system.

We’ll also take away the legislation headache. We work with legal bodies to stay on top of legislative changes and update iTrent four times a year ensuring you're always compliant.

iTrent is the leading, most comprehensive and customisable payroll system currently available.

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Streamline efficiencies with real-time payroll

With People First, you can run payroll in real-time throughout the month. This online payroll system will free you from the problems and time constraints of traditional payroll cycles.

Accessible to anyone, anywhere, People First provides full visibility of payroll status along with balancing as you go – thus avoiding any last-minute surprises.

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Take the stress out of pensions

Managing pensions can be complex and challenging. With in-built statutory calculations, iTrent supports the vast majority of public and private pension schemes including Teachers' Pensions, LGPS and more.

For peace of mind, our Pension Data Service can manage your pension returns for you. Our experts manage the end-to-end process, providing accurate data returns in the required format, meaning you’ll never miss a deadline while meeting legislative requirements.

Our partnership with iConnect means returns are faster and easier than ever before.

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Outsourced payroll

With payroll accuracy of over 99.999%+ utilising our award-winning iTrent software, your pay services could not be in safer hands.

Our range of payroll outsourcing services will ensure your data is secure, accurately processed and that all payments are made on time, every time. Whether you're looking to outsource everything, want to get rid of the admin but keep control of the submission, or simply need help in an emergency, our team can offer the support you need.


Payroll Software FAQs

Organisations aren't always aware of the financial wellbeing needs of their employees. Many employees risk falling into debt between paydays with 35% of workers having less than a month's income saved.

Wellbeing is a key element of an engaged, productive, and resilient workforce and the financial aspect of it is critical to any organisation's wellbeing offering.

Through our partnership with Wagestream, we offer earned wage access (EWA) as well as a wider suite of financial education tools and resources that help empower employees. This will allow them to take control of their finances and reduce financial stress.

Find out more about the financial wellbeing benefits of our partnership with Wagestream here.




Yes. iTrent seamlessly integrates with Wagestream to deliver a range of benefits to our customers and their employees. This includes earned wage access, also known as 'pay-on-demand'.

The integration between iTrent and Wagestream allows for seamless set-up and data flow of staff and salary information with no impact on your current payroll processes.

You can find out more about Wagestream and our partnership here.



Yes. Aside from our payroll platforms, we offer accurate payroll services allowing your organisation to manage payroll

  • Payroll processing
  • Fully managed payroll
  • Transactional support for smaller payroll runs
  • Emergency payroll

More information about MHR's payroll services and how we can help you improve accuracy can be found here.


Contact us. Things can go wrong. Unforeseen circumstances can lead to disruptions. With a critical function like payroll, you can't afford problems when employees need to be paid. 

To counter these possibilities, MHR provides protection with our emergency payroll support – ensuring business continuity.

Find out more about how our emergency payroll support works here.



It varies depending on the size of the business, the type of software and the level of support required. 

It is a major investment, but payroll software provides an excellent ROI by significantly reducing manual tasks and freeing up time.

Don’t just take our word for it. See what some of our customers say about our extensive portfolio of business products and services and the improvements we've helped drive. 

Read our case studies.

iTrent’s Electric theme, our most up-to-date user interface, has been designed to transform employee and manager experience.

Electric is responsive and has a streamlined navigation, consolidated homepage, convenient quick links, and a significant reduction in forms – significantly increasing the speed and efficiency of everyday HR tasks.

Arrange a demo today and see the new interface for yourself.    

We offer a variety of implementation support options, as well as ongoing customer support services through a dedicated account manager.

Customers get exclusive access to a dedicated service desk team and customer portal for FAQs, support materials, managing support tickets and access to all software updates and improvements.

Our commitment to stellar service is reflected in our 98% customer loyalty rate.  

iTrent is a configurable and scalable cloud-hosted payroll, HR, and finance software system. You can adjust the setup to meet specific business requirements.  

People First is our real-time payroll system and provides a streamlined payroll service.

We also offer outsourced payroll services, so any business can benefit from a first-class, accurate, fully managed payroll.  


Yes. We offer a wide range of reporting capabilities on almost any aspect of payroll, including bespoke report packs for individual business needs.  

iTrent also integrates with other BI solutions like SAP Business Objects and Microsoft Power BI to offer the highest levels of reporting, forecasting and data processing.

Discover more about our data analytics and reporting solutions.   

Payroll systems like iTrent and People First  help you plan, manage and engage with your employees while reducing time spent on admin and labour-intensive tasks.  

Payroll software automates pensions, holidays, expenses, P60s and payroll processes. It frees up time spent on manual, laborious tasks while giving you peace of mind that your employees will be paid on time, every time. Additionally, all our business software solutions can be fully integrated.


Our payroll software as a service (SAAS) simplifies time-consuming admin and improves payroll processes within any organisation – no matter how big or small.

iTrent, our payroll system, is completely scalable, with no employee limit. It's currently used by organisations that manage tens of thousands of employees.

Learn more about how we cater for large organisations.

Yes. iTrent meets IR35 payroll requirements. People who come under these rules can be entered onto iTrent for the calculation of tax and NI, identified as IR35 cases, and reported to HMRC on the FPS return. iTrent will also reject any attempt to deduct student loan repayments from these people (because they’re not liable for these in the IR35 payroll).

Read our blog for more information from our Legislation Manager on IR35

No, this isn't done within iTrent but we have a partner solution called PAS Organiser which has a configurable link with iTrent which covers this.

Real-time payroll means that instead of a cut-off period and manually triggering calculation so that any changes to an employees payroll record are visible immediately, without having to wait until the end of a pay period.

Discover more about real-time payroll.

Making sure you choose the right provider for your business is important. You should consider their level of expertise, the customer support available, and what their existing clients had to say in their case studies. If this aligns with what you’re looking for then they may be the choice for you.

The easiest way to get a quote is to fill out our form. You’ll need to give us basic information about you and your business, and we’ll then be in touch to discuss the available options and the price you can expect to pay for our payroll systems.

Alternatively, contact us directly with any queries regarding our pricing or services. Our expert team will be happy to assist your every need.