Global payroll intelligence at your fingertips

Our secure online technology solution provides control, visibility and compliance across diverse, global payroll operations.

It complements our managed payroll services by addressing the increasingly complex challenge of delivering payroll across complex corporate footprints.

  • Accounting for local language and currency, our platform caters for operations with workforces ranging from just one to thousands of employees.
  • Local office payroll is as visible and manageable as it is at head office. Its single, secure platform enables multi-country businesses to view, exchange and report on payroll consistently and efficiently. Clear workflows, calendars, dashboards and reports pull in real-time data from across an organisation.
  • Companies can manage and report effectively on payroll performance and improve business decisions by drawing on consistent, up-to-date information on global employment costs and trends.
  • Our payroll middleware supports our experts on the ground intelligently. Their local regulatory knowledge, payroll expertise and language skills, backed by the latest technology, helps ensure accurate, timely and compliant payroll.

Failsafe prompts for managers and maximal process visibility

For company payroll managers and executive management, our technology solution takes the heavy lifting out of delivering payroll accurately, compliantly and on time across every part of the business

Payroll managers can use their tablets or other mobile devices to check current payroll status and authorise it, wherever they are

Nothing can fall between the cracks. If a local office hasn’t entered the required payroll data on time, the system produces an email prompt and, if needed, escalates issues to senior company management and the local TMF office

Secure access to documentation and online support for employees

Provides an intuitive, consistent, web-enabled experience

Employees can access payroll-related information securely from any device – computer, smartphone or tablet, fully confident that it is a secure location for payslips and other confidential information

At the same time, they can interact with company or TMF Group payroll experts to resolve queries or problems in their time zones and in their native languages

Complements our in-country service model

As every global payroll director knows, no two countries are the same when it comes to payroll. Approaches to taxation, employment legislation, employee entitlements and reporting requirements vary widely, supplemented by differences in currency and language.

That’s why our managed payroll service has been designed to globalise payroll operations, while accommodating local regulatory requirements with in-country delivery.

It can be integrated seamlessly with leading human capital management systems to provide a single point of access for an organisation’s entire global data and operations.

And the web-based management portal provides visibility into the payroll process and the ability to create detailed reports and drill down into individual office data. 

Global payroll middleware – three core modules

1. Exchange
  • Handles payroll calendars, workflow management and secure data exchange – fully compliant with the latest data protection legislation. 
  • Offers payroll managers a dashboard view of the status of all payrolls in scope, giving them maximum control and transparency throughout the payroll process.
  • Online processing calendar 
    • captures participants’ availability 
    • enables planning by individual payroll entities
    • allows annual agreements signed online 
  • Workflow task manager
    • variable task views
    • notification of tasks by role 
    • email reminders 
    • completion tracking 
    • sign-off of input completion, draft payroll reports and final payroll approval 
    • audit trails for all payrolls in the system
2. Report
  • Helps global businesses derive actionable insight from their global payroll operations, enabling real-time reports to be created and shared with decision-makers.
  • Reporting dashboard offers a graphical representation of payroll metrics, including heat maps, charts and simple process status views.
  • Global reports using local data include:
    • company headcount
    • reconciliation reports
    • gross-to-net calculations
    • general ledger
    • variance reports
    • raw data downloads
3. View
  • Intuitive, personalised employee payroll portal
    • PDF payslips
    • individual, regional or group messages
    • display personalisation.
  • Communication on-line
    • ticketing system for employees to contact local company payroll offices
    • swift issues escalation to TMF local office
    • ability to add attachments

How our technology solution works  

Developed by TMF Group to complement our managed global payroll service offering, our payroll middleware provides for the exchange, processing and management of global payroll data, between TMF Group, company managers and payroll teams and employees.

It is system-agnostic, able to interface with almost any leading human capital management system or time and attendance software.

During our well-established onboarding process, TMF Group works with clients to create the interfaces, workflows, reports and roles and permissions to be built into the platform.