Intuitive design. Incredible speed. Smarter payroll.

Delivered in the cloud and unified with Workday Human Capital Management, Workday Payroll offers a new way of managing payroll so you can have complete control and accountability over your entire payroll process.

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Initiate payroll processing for a pay group directly from your dashboard.

Manage labour costs with real-time insights into global overtime actuals.

Instantly access accurate information on headcount by pay group.

Workday Payroll for global companies

Workday offers choice and flexibility for companies with varying multi-country payroll requirements in the US, Canada, the UK, and France. In addition, Workday provides solutions and programmes to support your global workforce. Workday Global Payroll Cloud allows you to integrate with any third-party payroll provider in the world by deploying certified, prebuilt integrations from Workday partners. Workday Cloud Connect for Third-Party Payroll gives you the ability to create and maintain integrations with external (non-Workday) payroll solutions more easily. 

View data sheets on all our global payroll solutions. >

All customers in Australian and New Zealand and all Global Customers with employees use the above to integrate and connect to local payroll solutions including; NGA, ADP, Chris21, Aurion, Ascender to Workday HCM. Additionally Australian and New Zealand based customers with global operations can take advantage of Workday Payroll solutions available for US, Canada, the UK and France.

Truly unified.

“Truly unified” means never having to enter data or wait for an integration to run. For payroll, it means all of your HR transactions and time entries flow seamlessly through so everyone is paid accurately and your financials are up-to-date. Workday offers the only truly unified system for financial management, payroll, HCM, and time tracking so you can work simpler, faster, and smarter.  

  • Reduce manual entries and errors since HR transactions and time entries go straight through to payroll.
  • Access real-time global labour trends to improve operational and financial planning.
  • View accurate, up-to-date payroll tax and financial reporting in one system.

It has been an advantage to have HCM, payroll, and expense management in one place. When we make decisions, we have one system-of-record.

Kevin Holland

Chief People Officer

Command and control.

Take back control of payroll. With Workday Payroll, your payroll department has complete command and control over payroll processes, data, and costs. Powerful yet easy to use, the robust calculation engine in Workday Payroll can handle even the most complex payroll requirements, letting you manage payroll instead of payroll managing you. 

  • Control your process. Automate and configure your payroll checklist and make changes without relying on your IT team or a third-party vendor.
  • Control your data. Access pay results for any worker or period, or run predefined reports at any time.
  • Control your costs. Avoid charges for reports, pay components, or calculations from third-party vendors. Avoid costly internal IT reporting projects.

Workday’s Payroll calculation engine is one of the most powerful calculation tools I’ve ever seen. This is revolutionary for the payroll world.

Mark Newsome

Director of Corporate Human Resources

Payroll your way.

Workday Payroll gives you the flexibility to adapt to rapid organisational changes so you can control when and how your workforce gets paid.

  • Stay on top of tax and regulatory changes through the payroll compliance updates dashboard and auto-updates via the cloud.
  • Run payroll calculations for an individual or group as often as you want.
  • Manage an unlimited number of pay groups, earnings and deductions, costing allocations, balances and accumulations, and pay runs.

Insight to action.

Workday Payroll displays real-time data throughout the payroll process so you always have the most accurate information. Built-in analytics enable you to drill into payroll details, analyse reports, and run audits at any time, even before payroll is completed.

  • Set up always-on audits to proactively flag errors and resolve them, saving time and giving you peace of mind.
  • Get real-time visibility into your general ledger before payroll completes and see journal entry lines. 
  • View your payroll register by cost centre, location, pay period, or pay group. 
  • Set up balances and report them by year, quarter, or month-to-date.
  • View accurate, real-time labour actuals for your global workforce in an easy-to-use compliance dashboard.

We realised that what we would gain from Workday, such as predictive analytics and reporting, would be optimised if we had Workday Payroll.

Michelle DiTondo


We are running payroll for roughly 4,900 individuals and year-end is a non-event.

Cindy Quintana

Human Resource Management Systems (HMRS) Manager, Commerce Bank


Payroll outsourcing services.

Workday provides payroll outsourcing services through our partners – AON Hewitt, NorthgateArinso (NGA), and OneSource Virtual – to help you securely and confidently pay your workers while relying on the foundation of Workday Payroll.

Learn how the Workday payroll partner programme saves you time and money.

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