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 with their payroll services — many have as few as one employee. We know each business is unique, which is why we’ve built small-business payroll solutions specifically to help you:

  • Focus on your business, not payroll
  • Run payroll accurately and easily
  • Navigate the complexities of payroll compliance
  • Act on advice for year-end payroll activities
  • Receive quarterly and annual payroll reports
  • 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 in compliance.

Implement faster

We understand your business urgency - so our team works with you to meet your payroll 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 software that takes 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 their payroll services. 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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Who we work with

Join the growing community of businesses leveraging ADP’s powerful technology, expertise and insights.

The benefits of ADP small business payroll solutions

With ADP you only pay for what you need, helping you keep your costs down. Our small business payroll services offer a customisable and scalable pricing model, paid per employee, per pay cycle, which gives you the flexibility to meet your changing needs. We also have a variety of extra administration and service options.

ADP small business payroll solutions adapt to fit your individual needs, whether you want to retain some control over payroll tasks, or hand over complete control of all your payroll processes. We offer flexible and scalable payroll outsourcing services, enabling you to scale up your needs and add on HR capabilities too.

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. You also need protection from liabilities and demonstration that compliance has been followed. The wrong small business payroll services’ 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 hour laws, new hire reporting and much 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 services work

Our team of ADP experts manage the majority of your small business payroll processing by reducing the need for your full back-office payroll department. You’ll have dedicated ADP specialists available for you when needed, handling payroll application updates and upgrades along with ensuring compliance of payroll software. We’ll also control the quality of your payroll and handle mandatory reports.

Our cloud payroll software stores data such as payslips and annual reports in a secure and user-friendly system. Viewing pay slips and managing leave are made effortless for you and your employees, anytime, anywhere.

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Product recommendations

When you partner with us, you can get a custom solution from payroll experts with the knowledge and experience to deliver. Explore some of our solutions.

ADP® Vista


Simplify your payroll process with ADP Vista, a simple, highly secure payroll software solution designed to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes and industries. Transform your payroll operations and improve employee engagement with a secure self-service portal for both your employees and your HR team.

ADP® Celergo


ADP Celergo collects your employee data into a single system of record for up to 140 countries. Starting with a base of at least three countries, it’s a simple, elegant solution to global payroll challenges that makes running payroll software in multiple countries easy. ADP Celergo also offers built-in data connectors to integrate with your existing HCM software.

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Awards and recognition

Annual Excellence Awards
International payroll service provider
of the year 2023

Five consecutive years

Leader in NelsonHall Payroll Services NEAT Assessment

8 years

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Your ADP for small business payroll questions answered

How do small businesses manage payroll?

If you’re a small business, 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 usually customisable and scalable, paid per employee per month. This allows you the flexibility to adapt as your business needs change. At ADP we offer partially or fully managed payroll services. Whichever model you choose, outsourcing your payroll ensures that your people are paid accurately and on time, while protecting your business from liabilities. At the same time, your employees can view their payslips and manage leave anytime, anywhere via our secure cloud payroll portal software.

How much does it cost for a 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, specific requirements, and whether you need a partially or fully managed payroll solution. Gone are the costs of setting up, training, and running an internal payroll department, while contending with admin and compliance regulations.

Why choose ADP for small business payroll?

Half a million small businesses like yours trust ADP to take care of 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.