Help Centre for Employers

Do I need to upgrade my payroll software?

Auto enrolment can be complicated. Accurate and timely data is therefore needed to ensure that all the required actions are completed when due. To find out whether your current payroll software is adequate to handle the requirements for auto enrolment you will need to liaise with your payroll or your payroll software provider to find out what systems and processes they have in place to deal with all aspects of auto enrolment, including assessing and communicating with members.

It is unlikely that your payroll can handle all the tasks involved in auto enrolment, so we suggest you look to partner with a provider that can manage the parts of auto enrolment that your payroll provider is not set up to do.

Why do we insist on having a choice of fund manager when the evidence shows there is usually no benefit to be gained…and there is always a negative impact in terms of cost? — Anthony Hilton financial editor of the Evening Standard writing in Pensions World, June 2013
Over a short period of time, NOW: Pensions has established itself as a respected and credible player in the UK workplace pensions market attracting thousands of employers and hundreds of thousands of members. Joining the team at such a crucial time… — Jocelyn Blackwell, Founder of Dunnett Shaw and Raising Standards in Pensions Administration
NOW: Pensions is supportive, easy for our employees to understand and uncomplicated in terms of its implementation. Its structured approach removes the complicated investment choices & makes auto-enrolment a straightforward and simple process. — Mark Manaton, Managing Director, Blue Arrow Group
I'm excited by the opportunity to help bring to the UK auto-enrolment market NOW: Pensions, a customer-friendly and responsive trust-based alternative to NEST and to contract-based offerings. — Chris Daykin, the former Government Actuary
I am backing NOW: Pensions, the ATP project, because I believe it will encourage transparency, low costs and decent returns for millions of British employees. — Nigel Waterson, former Shadow Pensions Minister