Small business payroll services

Run your business, leave managing payroll to us.

Partnering with small businesses is our sweet spot

More than half a million small businesses trust us to manage their payroll services for them — many have as few as one employee. We know each business is unique, which is why we’ve built small business services specifically to help you:

  • Focus on your business, not payroll
  • Run cloud-based payroll accurately and easily from your computer
  • Navigate the complexities of compliance including Single Touch Payroll (STP)
  • Get taxes, wages and superannuation contributions calculated
  • Manage payroll deductions: PAYG tax, superannuation and other third-party payments
  • Automatically populate your employees’ MyGov account
  • Access payroll experts when needed

Our small-business payroll services enable you to:

Save money

Discover our affordable options and only pay for the services you need.

Save time

Every minute counts. Run payroll in just a few clicks.

Sleep easier

Payroll and taxes done for you — accurately, on time and compliant.

Implement faster

We understand your business urgency - so our team works with you to meet your deadlines.

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ADP – the payroll vendor you can trust

As payroll experts for over 70 years, we understand small businesses and the unique nature of individual payroll runs. We’ve built small business payroll services that take the pressure off business owners like you, so you can get on with what you do best.

Join the more than half a million small businesses who already trust us with managing their payroll. Our small business solutions are affordable, save you time and help you sleep easier, whether you have one employee or many.

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The benefits of ADP small business payroll solutions

At ADP, our small business payroll services offer a customisable and scalable pricing model, paid per employee, per month, which gives you the flexibility to meet your changing needs. Unlike payroll software that you need to run on your own, you’ll have dedicated ADP specialists available for you when needed.

Our small business payroll services don’t just ensure employees are paid accurately and on time, because that’s not all you need from a payroll services’ provider. The wrong small business payroll provider could put your company at risk from not following regulatory requirements, which can result in costly fines. ADP helps small businesses navigate today’s complexities including regulatory changes, compliance, audits, employee experience and handling sensitive payroll data.

To keep complexity at bay we make it our job to stay on top of regulations. These include payroll and tax regulations, wage and labour laws, and more. Our world-class Global Security Organisation helps ensure that your and your employees’ data is safe and secure. ADP is ranked #1 among Business Service Peers by Security Magazine and ISO 9000 and ISO 27001 certified — the gold standards for quality and security process management.

How our small business payroll works

Our team of experts manage the majority of your small business payroll processing by reducing the need for your full back-office payroll department. Unlike payroll software that you need to run on your own, you’ll have dedicated ADP specialists available for you when needed, handling payroll application updates and upgrades along with ensuring compliance. We’ll also control the quality of your payroll and create mandatory reports for you. With our cloud payroll portal, viewing pay slips and managing leave are made effortless for you and your employees, anytime, anywhere.

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Payroll product recommendations for small businesses

ADP® Payline


Take the complexity out of running payroll with ADP Payline, a secure, cloud-based payroll solution. Designed to help small and medium-sized businesses with payroll administration, ADP Payline saves you time and resources so you can focus on growing your business. Run payroll quickly and accurately, all while having access to a secure portal that makes reporting and compliance as easy as a few clicks.

ADP® Payforce


Simplify your payroll process with ADP Payforce, a comprehensive payroll solution designed to meet the needs of large, global business. Transform payroll operations and improve employee efficiency, all with a secure single system of record. Leverage our deep compliance expertise to help protect your business.

Awards & Recognition

Everest Group
Multi-Country Payroll (MCP) Solutions PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2021

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Payroll Services NEAT Report

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FAQs – Your small business payroll questions answered

How do small businesses manage payroll?

If you’re a small business, managing payroll is probably one of your least favourite activities. It can be complex, time-consuming, prone to manual errors – not to mention keeping up with compliance regulations. The smart, cost-effective choice is to outsource your payroll to a trusted provider who’ll run your payroll accurately and ensure you meet your compliance obligations. Leaving you time to focus on running your business.

How does payroll work for a small business?

Small business payroll solutions are scalable, paid per employee per month. This allows you the flexibility to adapt as your business needs change. At ADP we offer managed payroll services, where we process your payroll for you. Your employees can then view their payslips and manage leave anytime, anywhere via our secure cloud payroll portal software.

How much does it cost for an SME to outsource payroll?

Outsourcing your payroll to a provider like ADP can save your small company valuable money and time – both in short supply when wearing multiple business hats. The actual costs will vary depending on your business size or specific requirements. This way, you save time running your internal payroll and keeping up with regulation changes.

Why choose ADP for small business payroll?

Half a million small businesses like yours trust ADP to manage their payroll services. Perhaps it’s because we have over 70 years of experience in payroll. Or maybe because our small business payroll solutions are affordable, saving you time and complexity, and can be scaled up or down to meet the changing needs of your business.