Zenefits Payroll Software: Now Available in California

November 3, 2016

Category: Payroll

Payroll software - Zenefits

Today, we’re proud to open Zenefits Payroll software up to small businesses in California.

Zenefits Payroll is the first system that runs itself. Here’s a quick overview of how it works:

Modernize your payroll

Zenefits Payroll is unlike anything on the market – because it’s the first system designed to be an all-in-one, fully integrated solution. It connects to everything else you manage on Zenefits – HR, benefits, time-tracking, and more – so it automatically updates earnings, deductions, and taxes whenever you or your employees make a change anywhere on the Zenefits platform.

This is a clear break from the past, and marks a level of sophistication and efficiency that antiquated payroll systems can’t match. Those companies make you – the small business admin – do the hard work. You’re the one who has to track down hours worked, PTO requests, deduction modifications, salary changes, and more. You’re the one who has to re-enter info in payroll and double-check the math. And you’re the one who has to worry about your employees – and the government – getting paid the right amount on the right day.

Even the payroll systems that claim to offer “integrations” don’t serve their customers well. Their connections work one-way, capture limited information, and require you and your employees to manage a different website – or spreadsheet, or notepad – for every part of your HR. Those companies get that a fully integrated solution would make your life easier – they just can’t deliver it.

But Zenefits gives you a single source of truth. You get to manage everything in one place and automate the hard stuff. And that makes paperless payroll dramatically more efficient.

Payroll software that’s easy to use & easy to understand

Payroll shouldn’t be a puzzle. When an employee wonders why their current paycheck looks different from their last paycheck, they shouldn’t have to come to you with questions, and it shouldn’t be impossible for you to decode the data. That’s why we designed Zenefits Payroll software with transparency in mind.

Your employees can always see their hours, their vacation time, their deductions, and much more. Plus, with the Zenefits app – which now includes mobile paystubs – the info is at their fingertips.

As the admin, you get unmatched visibility. Our Payroll Timeline feature shows you key changes that affect payroll, while the Deductions Dashboard details what you and your employee are paying for every benefit line, every paycheck.

And not only are the numbers easy to find and understand, making modifications  is quick and intuitive. Adding a bonus, for example, requires nothing more than opening up a live paystub and making a couple clicks. Simple things should be just that: simple.

A price tag designed for small businesses

We’re not just a payroll company, so we don’t charge like a payroll company. Zenefits Payroll is available in our Gold and Platinum package, and is the most affordable, fully integrated solution on the market.

What’s more, we don’t charge extra for pay runs, off-cycles, direct deposits, W2s, tax filings, or any of the things some companies like to nickel-and-dime you on. All the standard stuff comes standard.

See why customers love Zenefits Payroll

Don’t take our word for all this. Just listen to what our limited release customers have to say:

Key features:

  • Automatic Onboarding: We add new hires to payroll and benefits, calculate their deductions, and prorate their first paycheck.
  • Automatic Upkeep: When an employee changes their benefits, takes a vacation, or submits hours, we update payroll instantly.
  • Automatic Tax Filing: We handle your taxes — from processing W2s to filing taxes in all 50 states — at no additional cost.
  • Payroll Timeline: View key payroll changes for every employee. Pinpoint exactly the info you need.
  • Deductions Dashboard: Track exactly how much has been deducted for your employees’ benefits each pay period.
  • Mobile Paystubs: Give your employees the ability to check their paystubs on the go, conveniently.


Don’t miss out on payroll that runs itself

Payroll doesn’t have to be painful anymore. Finally, with Zenefits Payroll, there’s a better way.

If you’d like to see it in action, let’s set up some time to talk.



After working in the field of psychology research for years, Bella loves sharing what she's learned in a more directly impactful context. She's interested in the intersection of people and business, and wants to promote conversations about HR. She's an amateur ceramicist, pro dog walker, and produces podcasts on the side.

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